For those who take it way too seriously

Oh, can you believe it we are already half way through the year? Thats only 11 rounds to go. Most of your teams should be just about set, with only 2-3 more upgrades to go. And, get those 6-8 trades ready for finals time. But, I have been writing these blogs for weeks now but I have never had a chance to show you my team. So, first of all I will get my team a bit of a review then I will hand over the baton and you give it a shot.

[span style="font-size: 1.2em;">[span style="font-size: 1.4em;">BrayDogs Catters.[span style="font-size: 0.6em;">
[span style="font-size: 0.8em;">Total Score:&nbsp;
[span style="font-size: 0.8em;">23,510[span style="font-size: 0.8em;">
National Ranking:
Trades left:
Bank Balance:


While everyone was struggling with injuries to their backmen including (Kennelly, Cornes and Symes) mine have been cruising all year. Although some have dropped off a bit lately including Brett Jones, Nathan Bock and Grant Birchall. Jonesy was never going to be in my team all year but so far he has picked up an average of 83, which aint too bad. Most likely be traded for Gilbee this week (cause I was waiting for Cornes, but I wont risk it now). Bocky had been bloody awesome for me up until 3 weeks ago, now he hasnt cracked the ton in the last 3 weeks, averaging just 71. And, has been one of the reason my NR has slipped from 64th. Hopefully he will be back up to that average of 105 soon. Church has always been the 90s king, knocking a score up in the 90s five times this year, and only two 100s. But, still have a healthy average of 87. Since Ive traded in Heath Shaw he has averaged just 68, so dont even start me on that, but mind you I did get rid of that hack in Nicoksi for him. Sam Fisher, Marty Mattner and The Stiff Johncock have been three very handy performers for me all year.... there any point of this blog this week?? I doubt it. If you have Ablett &amp; Franklin - one of them as captain and you cant go wrong. If you only have one of the two, your choice is made for you. If you have neither - cash in a cow and get one, because it doesnt look like their form is going to drop off anytime soon or their prices decrease.

Having said all that - exlcuding Franklin or Ablett - Ill run through a quick list of your other options, and offer a few thoughts as to why Franklin or Ablett may not be the best selections this week.

Dean Cox

Eagles playing the Dons this week and a chance at being a bit of a
smoky. Struggled against the Dons last year with scores of 76 and 67
and may be too big a risk this week with the two guns in such good
form. Look elsewhere for your captain, this blogger says!

Adam Cooney

Dogs back at the G this week to play the in form Lions and Cooney
coming off a somewhat disappointing 82 last week. Scored 125 last year
against the Lions but the Bulldogs have only played once at the G this
year, and the Dogs have had mixed results at the G over the years so
that may be a bit of a factor. Definitely worth a look if you dont
have the big two.

Adam Goodes

The luckiest man in football these days scored a big 153 last week
despite the Eagles going for him at every opportunity...apparently.
Against the Saints he should be a big chance for a similar score - but
scored 49 when these two met in Round 1 this year. Having said that he
scored over 100 in a 3 Brownlow vote performance last year so make of
that what you will. In the form he is in (I think he has 7 consecutive
100+ games) I dont think hes that much of a risk to put in as captain
this week.

Jono Brown

Top form, and playing the Doggies who may be without full back Brian
Lake. A respectable 116 last week but has turned the corner in form and
with Bradshaw out it may bring him back into 2007 scoring form. Got a
71 in...
Ok, two new features. One big. One small.

Ill start with the small one, cause yanno, it goes out to everyone. ;)

Multi-positional players now have an Asterix * next to their position, to indicate to you, that they can also be selected in another position. Its nothing fancy, and wont tell you exactly where the other position is (but hey, you got a 1 in 3 chance of guessing...), but it will do the trick for you in a pinch.

The next addition is for the Premium Dream Team tab - This is a subscriber only feature.

Now, first of all, you will find a bunch of fields under your account tab. These are yours to rename.

Once you have done this, youll find that when selecting a player, instead of having the options of Squad, Bench and Watch - Youll have the option to allocate players to teams.

Enabling you to keep track of your players, but also letting you see who out of the player-pool isnt selected.

Very. Handy. Stuff.

Theres more uses for it, but Ill let you figure that out yourself... ;)

And now that this is in, I can finally get started on my gameday pages... Which if it works as i imagine, should be very nice.
I gotta make it quick this week, busy with alot of other stuff. There is a couple of good backs, but other than that I wouldnt downgrade this week. Unless Valenti gets picked.

The two back men Im talking about are Dennis Armfield and Gavin Urquhart (lets call him Gav). But, they both have knock up an average of about 75 in there first two games. Gav has a BE of -101, while Armfields is -90. They both look very handy players. If your still got Taylor - downgrade now. Also, watch for Selwood, Spanger, Hinkley and the big V to get a game.

We also had some debutants on the weekend being the The Hawk in James Hawksley from Brisbane, the school boy from the Dogs Callan Ward and the roo Ben Davis. None of them stood out only collecting 117 between all three.
A flippin DISASTER!

This week the Viking Quest were a rabble, the only saving grace was the little man Gary, who as a captain, scored a magnificent 380 points! Despite his heroics, the team this week unfortunately slid 200 odd places in overall rankings after having climbed the rankings steadily for the last month.


[span style="color: #ff6600;">The V.Q. TEAM BLOG! - ROUND 12

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Team: Viking Quest
Round 11 Score: 2,121
Overall SuperCoach Ranking: 1,128
Cash stashed $46,700
Trades left: 10

Rd 11 Scores:&nbsp; H. Shaw (78), Mattner (64), Roughead
(83), Gilbee (126), C. Cornes (66), Goddard (92), Ibbotson (77), Myers
(69), Proud (0)

This week Gilbee showed that when not shadowed by a tagger he
can dominate. His long accurate kicking was a real feature of his game
has he was the best VQ defenders with 126. Theres nothing more
pleasing then seeing your player quickly kick-to-self to play on after
a behind has been scored and Gilbee was making VQ proud with this practice on the weekend. As most would be aware direct kick-ins dont count as a stat. Chads
form on the weekend was a bit of a concern. Whats more of a concern is
this apparent knee cartilage injury hes been carrying for the past
three years. Should Port decide to reset early for 2009, Chad
could be one of those to go under the knife, much like the Kangaroos
did with several key players late in 2006. The worst case scenario is
he continues to play and score poorly, reducing further his value
because right now McLeod (despite his recent form) + $90k is
looking rather appetizing. My intuition tells me hell play out the
season and its a media beat-up. If it...
This guy looks to be the goods. The big question though, Will he manage to break into the Geelong Snr. side next year?

I could see him going as a high-1st round draft pick, but instead, the 17 year old Midfield/small forward, signed up for the Geelong Scholarship Scheme.

If hes named next year in the forward line, hes going to be a must pick in the forward line. Even if he isnt named in round one (Ala Palmer this year...)

Actually, no, must is a little strong, but well see which way the winds are blowing next year...

(And an overview of the weekends under 18s over the break.

NSW/ACT RAMS&nbsp; &nbsp; 3.1&nbsp; 3.1 9.5&nbsp; &nbsp;11.6&nbsp; (72)
Vic Country&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 2.3&nbsp; 7.4 8.6&nbsp; &nbsp;10.7&nbsp; (67)

NSW/ACT RAMS – Foster 3, Breust 2, Frail 2, Reed, Kirkwood, Ediriwickrama
Vic Country – Butcher 4, Rockliff 2, McKenzie 2, Ziebell, Stevens

NSW/ACT RAMS – Ediriwickrama, Duryea, Frail, Klemke, Clisby, Reed
Vic Country – Butcher, Sheahan, Hooper, Ziebell, Sidebottom

Western Australia 5.2&nbsp; &nbsp;6.4&nbsp; &nbsp;11.9&nbsp; &nbsp;15.12 (102)
South Australia&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 1.3&nbsp; &nbsp;3.7&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 4.9&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; 4.13&nbsp; &nbsp;(37)

Western Australia: Olds 4, Yarran 2, Bennell, Naitanui, Daly, Pearce, Jetta, Marsh, Warner, Hill, Ross
South Australia: Hartlett, Mardling, Cahill, Redden

Western Australia: Hill, Pearce, Laurie, Jetta, Naitanui
South Australia: Johnston, Schoenmakers, Cahill, O’Keefe

Tasmania 1.7 (13) def by Vic Metro 12.8 (80)

Tasmania: Mihocek
Vic Metro: Lynch 4, Purves 3, Watts 2, Joyce, Gilchrist, Stanton

Tasmania: Robinson, Salter, Crichton, Davies, Hislop, Milverton, Allwright
Vic Metro: Lynch, Banner, Shuey, Sloane, Hurley, Strauss
This is a new segment on TooSerious that will be published every Monday, usually looking at the weekends tags - which players could shake the ferrets off and which couldnt handle the tag. But, as it is the first week of it, Im going to look back on the year which has been the beginning of a new craze tagging those loose men in defense or running backmen, call them whatever you like but they usually get heaps of cheap touches for a Fantasy Teams.

It all started back in round 1 and guess what team it was, Syndey. McVeigh went straight to Gram who probably had never been tagged before and it showed only managing 56 SuperCoach points. So, the next week West Coast got on board and sent Nicoski to the forward line to follow McLeod. Nicoski being the shit player he is failed and McLeod got 128 points. But that same week Kornes was sent to Kennelly and he looked more lost than a little girl in the woods only getting 34 points. So, Kornes thought this will be an easy way to make myself look like a god tagger and went to McLeod (McLeod might have been in the midfield this week, who knows) the week after and again he struggled with just 17 touches of the pill but did pick up a decent 95 points.

Gilbee was the next victim, he was on Davey. But, it is believe that Davey had a bigger focus on kepting his touches done and he done well with Gilbee only get the prune 14 times but in Gilbee style he managed 95 points. Heath Shaw copped his first tag of the year with Grigg following him. But who said he cant handle a tag? Notching up 120 points. Rawlings must have been watching Grigg and thought he could do a better job in Round 5, and that he did keeping Shaw to just 28 points. Lower kept McLeod score very low, only just 68. To really kick off the craze. Gilbee copped Kieran Jack the same...
So, another week is done and dusted. And how did we go?

I managed a 2140, which pulled me through in the eliminator (VS a 2045... Sorry guy. :p)

Had a fantastic forward line this week with Porpz pulling in the lowest score (on a 95), Mids were servicible. Kornes, Stanton and Palmer the standouts (Go STANTS!)... Sadly, Jack is still in the Line-up...

Cox, a little disappointing... But then so was McIntosh.

And then came the back line. Actually, the only *bads* were Cornes and Birchall. The rest did ok, I guess... 80s and 90s...

So all in all, a descent week. :D

Also, the Premium Dreamteam is up. Were sitting in #51. :)

Nice job Bray, pipped me by a little. :)

So, now you know how I went, how did you go?
<p class="MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">Oh, it’s
finally over after 4 days. About time too. Cause this week your score will be
based on how your backs went, and yeah, mine struggled. But check it out for
yaself if you look at ya score and you’ve had a shocker (below 2100) your backs
would have struggled and if you had a ripping weekend (above 2300) check you
backs and I bet your backmen have been awesome. If ya had an about average,
check your backs and you would see a couple of good ones, and some bad ones.
But, yeah, I will go into more detail about that during the week. But, for now
lets do a quick review of Stars and Flops. And, it will be only quick cause
FanFooty decided to arse-up on me.


<p class="MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">[span style="font-size: 1.4em;">STARS
[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">5. Chris
Newman – 137

[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">I got in
trouble for not including him last week so I will give him the gig this week.
He is in some fine touch averaging 127 in the last 5 weeks. He must be taking
midget’s ball who has only averaged 86 in the same period. Happy now, Lucas?<o:p></o:p>

<p class="MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">4. Scott
Thompson – 147

of fine form, what about this boy he has an average of 139 points the last 3
weeks. And, not only is he getting touches but got 6 snags in a Burton-less forward line this week. <o:p></o:p>

<p class="MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma;">3. Chris
Judd – 150

Oh, this
bloke is a SuperCoach legend with 16 of his 32 disposals being contested (a
game high), and a efficiency of 88%. Special mention to Nick Stevens (109) and
Kade Simpson (121) making the most of SuperCoach rewarding good players in
close games....
BUDDY is a bloody superstar. But ferrets that follow running back are wankers. The reason these players (Gilbee, Birch, McLeod, Shaw, Stiff, Milburn etc) dont play in the midfield is cause they cant handle being tagged. So, stop it. We need those cheap touches.

Stay tuned this week, I will whip up some awesome stats on ferrets and running backmen. Get excited.