For those who take it way too seriously


Only 2 rounds to go before the tight and exciting stuff. Who will make it? Who will fall away? What do the results of the last round tell us?

Wagga Wagga 978 vs Foul Bay 1340

Sicily out has just about ended any hope the Wombats may have had. Oliver, Gibbs and Cripps all scored tons, while Langdon was putrid with 20.

The Chooks went bang with 5 tons to Danger, Cunnington, Kelly, Goldy and Hawkins. The Dalhaus injury will hurt, but watch out if the Cats decide to make a charge.

Darraweit Guim Dirigibles 1181 vs Gundagai 1313

The Blimps could not find a good wind. Only 2 tons to Allir and Coniglio, while the Hoppers enjoyed the fruits of a Magpie win with big ones to Cripps, Neale, Adams and Grundy. Sier and Cameron will be crucial to how the Hoppers fare in finals.

New Nuffers 1037 vs Larrikin Lagoon 1078

Close one. What Melbourne like to call an honorable loss. Only one ton for the Nuffers from the ageless JPK. The Lefties had two from Ross and Worpel. Lefties finally managed to get a playing ruck onto the field – and didn’t he spud it up big time.

Birdsville 1055 vs Gariwerd 1326

A match of tons. The Battlers with Witheden, Cutler, Witts and McDonald, while the Cockies had Laird, Tuohy, Crouch, Miller, Wallis and Lambert. Big dent for the Battlers turning the corner towards finals – strong Lions flavor about this team which augers well for the future. The Cockies will need Bellchambers to stand up in finals to be a serious threat.

Cradle Mountain 1322 vs Waikiks 1375

The Devils built themselves up for this one and put up a score their coach must be happy with. Sadly no chocolates. If Titch had one his tagged days, the Mountain may well have got home. But he hit a 192 and dragged the Cows across the line single handed. The Devils had tons from Pendles, Zorko, Nankervis, Gresham and Zaha, while the Cows had McGovern, Gardiner, Mitchell, Menegola and Prestia. The latter coming good at the...
Looks like another huge round this week! Especially for those who captained Tom Mitchell.

Let us know how you went over the break...
Etihad Stadium, Friday July 20, 7.50pm AEST

B Jarryn Geary, Jake Carlisle, Shane Savage
HB Daniel McKenzie, Sam Gilbert, Jack Newnes
C Ed Phillips, Jack Steele, Jack Sinclair
HF Josh Battle, Tim Membrey, Jack Billings
F Jade Gresham, Rowan Marshall, Maverick Weller
FOL Tom Hickey, Sebastian Ross, Jack Steven
I/C Luke Dunstan, Hunter Clark, David Armitage, Bailey Rice
EMG Blake Acres, Billy Longer, Nick Coffield, Ben Paton
IN Josh Battle, Sebastian Ross
OUT Jack Lonie (Injured), Jimmy Webster (Injured)

B David Astbury, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB Jayden Short, Nick Vlastuin, Nathan Broad
C Shaun Grigg, Trent Cotchin, Dion Prestia
HF Daniel Rioli, Kane Lambert, Jason Castagna
F Callum Moore, Jack Riewoldt, Josh Caddy
FOL Toby Nankervis, Shane Edwards, Dustin Martin
I/C Jack Higgins, Brandon Ellis, Connor Menadue, Kamdyn McIntosh
EMG Jacob Townsend, Ryan Garthwaite, Liam Baker, Tyson Stengle
IN Nathan Broad, Connor Menadue, Kamdyn McIntosh
OUT Bachar Houli (Injured), Shai Bolton (Omitted), Corey Ellis (Omitted)

MCG, Saturday July 21, 1.45pm AEST

B Brayden Maynard, Tom Langdon, Jack Crisp
HB Jeremy Howe, Matthew Scharenberg, Sam Murray
C Chris Mayne, Scott Pendlebury, Tom Phillips
HF Jordan De Goey, Will Hoskin-Elliott, Travis Varcoe
F Josh Thomas, Mason Cox, Jaidyn Stephenson
FOL Brodie Grundy, Taylor Adams, Steele Sidebottom
I/C Brody Mihocek, Brayden Sier, Darcy Moore, Levi Greenwood
EMG Callum Brown, Ben Crocker, Josh Daicos, Sam McLarty
IN Sam Murray, Mason Cox
OUT Ben Crocker (Omitted), Josh Daicos (Omitted)

B Sam Wright, Scott D. Thompson, Marley Williams
HB Jamie Macmillan, Robbie Tarrant, Majak Daw
C Luke McDonald, Paul Ahern, Trent Dumont
HF Shaun Atley, Jack Ziebell, Jy Simpkin
F Jed Anderson, Ben Brown, Kayne Turner
FOL Todd Goldstein, Ben Cunnington, Shaun Higgins
I/C Nathan Hrovat, Luke Davies-Uniacke, Ryan Clarke, Alex Morgan
EMG Nick Larkey, Ben...
Plenty of monster scores from popular players should see some high team scores.

Unfortunately some ruck injuries and Robbie Gray getting KO'd may hurt teams running low on trades and also have some big ramifications for the remainder of the AFL season.

Leagues are getting to the pointy end and no doubt there will be some narrow margins at the end of this round.

Congrats to Buddy on kicking goal #900 and also to Aliir Aliir for kicking goal #1 in the clutch.

Comment below !
Review written by @Bandit
Short review this week folks as I am in the middle of moving house! It’s amazing how much crap one accumulates over 10 years in one spot.

Wagga Wagga Wombats 1031 defeated by Nareewillock Nuffers 1107

Nuffers notch a win, even thought their defence was poor , but JPK (103), NicNat (115), Lazarus Dixon (115) and Grigg (101) did enough to get them over the line. Lenny’s Wombats didn’t offer a lot… with one red nut going bananas (Oliver 154) but another ranga (Richards) being shit with a 59.

Birdsville Battlers 1316 defeat Darraweit Guim Dirigibles 1227

4th vs 3rd… and the Birdsville lads come out with the chocolates. 7 tonnes including a massive 130 from Hipwood (Outta nowhere Vince McMahon style) get them home comfortably. Darraweit’s ruck woes continue, but a nice return to form for Aliir and Cogs, Walters, Gunston and Edwards all doing their part. If one of the Geelong rucks players Chris goes awfully close to a win. Things need to change if the Blimps are going to worry anyone come finals time though.

Cradle Mountain Devils 1417 defeat Foul Bay Chickens 1350

@dmandrews needed this one for his beloved Devils sitting in 9th to keep in touch with the 8, as @ChiefRussell ‘s Chooks were one spot above him. A 1400+ scores with only 5 tons shows a good consistent effort across the board. Foul Bay’s defence sucked, with no player scoring over 70, but with 6 tons across the other three lines, there is still quality there and only write them off come finals time at your peril.

Lovely Banks Lilacs 1072 defeated by Gundagai Grasshoppers 1162

@Jen goes in a player short and loses by 90. @snoz might have been lucky or he might not have, as the Hoppers weren’t brilliant either. Man bun Grundy went large for Gundagai with a 155. For the purple haze, Duncan was solid with a...
The Fyfe, Heeney and Simpson outs have seen teams up top use trades in order to stay in contention and tested bench cover for others further back or already low on trades

There seem to be some 2400 and 2500 ish scores around the TS leagues this week, and Wu Tang Clan went 2600 plus - congrats mate !

How did your team go and who were this week's heroes and villains ??
With a combination of school holidays, a frantic workplace and the early start to ORFFA round 13, your erstwhile reviewer has found himself well behind the eight-ball in preparing this rundown of ORFFA Round 12.

So, before we move onto this week’s action, let us return to a quieter time, a more gentle time, a time before the Lefties had notched a win … let’s revisit the highs and lows of ORFFA Round 12 as we again hit our straps post bye and post mid-season draft.

Birdsville 1092 d Wagga 1087

BEST: Birdsville – that defensive line – Doedee (109), Cutler (102) and Witherden (86) all did their jobs, while Lewy Taylor (98) led the forwards. Wagga – Swallow (114) and Gibbs (112) were great in the middle, while Macmillan (107) continued his good form up back.

THE SKINNY: Narrow win to Birdsville keeps them in the race for a top four berth, despite the loss of Adam Treloar to injury mid last week. Wagga unlucky, playing one man short and almost stealing the win thanks to late inclusion Paul Ahern.

Nareewillock 1230 lost to Cradle Mountain 1369

BEST: Cradle Mountain – Six centuries led by Vlastuin and Nank the Tank. The Devils forwardline has also found some bite with StKilda’s improvement – Membrey and Gresham playing well. Nareewillock – JPK (140) and the wonderful Kade Simpson (139) led a vastly improved effort.

THE SKINNY: The Nuffers enjoyed a much improved effort post-bye, with trades, drafting and selection bonuses doing the job. Conca’s absence will see another defender required to fill the breach. The Devils’ Operation Zorklebury (or Pendle-o, or something) continues to provide hope. Brennan Cox proving to be a sneaky-good mid season pick-up as Cradle Mountain press for a finals spot.

Darraweit Guim 1194 d Lovely Banks 984

BEST: Darraweit – Lyons, Coniglio and Savage scored tons. BJ played ruck, Walters and Edwards did Walters and Edwards things. Lovely Banks – Westhoff, Duncan, Stewart and MSD pick-up Thomas hit three figures,...
Another Thursday game this week

SCG, Thursday July 5, 7.20pm AEST

B Nick Smith, Heath Grundy, Zak Jones
HB Jarrad McVeigh, Dane Rampe, Jake Lloyd
C Kieren Jack, Josh P. Kennedy, Oliver Florent
HF Will Hayward, Lance Franklin, Harry Cunningham
F Dan Hannebery, Tom McCartin, Ben Ronke
FOL Callum Sinclair, George Hewett, Luke Parker
I/C Aliir Aliir, Dean Towers, Robbie Fox, Daniel Robinson
EMG Darcy Cameron, Harry Marsh, Nic Newman, Colin O'Riordan

IN Dean Towers, Robbie Fox, Daniel Robinson
OUT James Rose (Injured), Isaac Heeney (Injured), Gary Rohan (Injured)

B Jed Bews, Harry Taylor, Tom Stewart
HB Zach Tuohy, Jake Kolodjashnij, Mitch Duncan
C Mark Blicavs, Joel Selwood, Jordan Murdoch
HF Sam Menegola, Patrick Dangerfield, Lachie Fogarty
F Jamaine Jones, Tom Hawkins, Quinton Narkle
FOL Rhys Stanley, Gary Ablett, Tim Kelly
I/C Cameron Guthrie, Jack Henry, Brandan Parfitt, Scott Selwood
EMG Wylie Buzza, James Parsons, Sam Simpson, Jackson Thurlow

IN Jamaine Jones, Scott Selwood
OUT James Parsons (Omitted), Jordan Cunico (Omitted)

MCG, Friday July 6, 7.50pm AEST

B David Astbury, Alex Rance, Dylan Grimes
HB Jayden Short, Brandon Ellis, Nathan Broad
C Shaun Grigg, Trent Cotchin, Shane Edwards
HF Daniel Rioli, Kane Lambert, Dan Butler
F Callum Moore, Jack Riewoldt, Josh Caddy
FOL Toby Nankervis, Dion Prestia, Dustin Martin
I/C Jack Higgins, Jason Castagna, Jack Graham, Corey Ellis
EMG Connor Menadue, Kamdyn McIntosh, Shai Bolton, Ryan Garthwaite

IN Callum Moore, Corey Ellis
OUT Reece Conca (Injured), Nick Vlastuin (Suspension)

B Kyle Hartigan, Daniel Talia, Tom Doedee
HB Luke Brown, Jake Kelly, Rory Laird
C Wayne Milera, Rory Sloane, Paul Seedsman
HF Myles Poholke, Taylor Walker, Hugh Greenwood
F Darcy Fogarty, Josh Jenkins, Jordan Gallucci
FOL Sam Jacobs, Matt Crouch, Bryce Gibbs
I/C Curtly Hampton, Kyle Cheney, Richard Douglas, Tom Lynch
EMG Rory Atkins,...
Some big Captains scores this week and at the other end of the spectrum plenty fielding Heeney with an 18 in the Thursday night match.

Let us know how your team went this week, and whether like mine you copped Fyfe as Captain.

To answer the poll question - once lockout is over add up your best 22 players season averages and then double your captains score to see what your team should be scoring on a weekly basis
- ie Def = 110, 106, 104, 91, 84, 79 = 574....Mid = 125, 122, 117, 111, 107, 103, 90, 85 = 860
Ruck = 129, 99 = 228 plus 129C = 357....Fwd = 105, 100, 97, 94, 82, 70 = 548
TOTAL = 2339
Another Thursday night match - this one is between the #1 and #2 ranked sides

Thursday, June 28

Richmond v Sydney at Etihad Stadium, 7.20pm AEST

In: David Astbury, Dion Prestia
Out: Ryan Garthwaite, Kamdyn McIntosh
Emg - Moore, McIntosh, C Ellis, Soldo

In: Jarrad McVeigh, James Rose
Out: Tom Papley, Harry Marsh
Emg - D Cameron, H Marsh, D Robinson, D Towers

Can someone please add the remaining sides once named on Friday night

Ins and outs for the remaining games (including confirmed Sunday)

Etihad Stadium, Friday June 29, 7.50pm AEST

IN Matthew Suckling, Brad Lynch
OUT Mitch Honeychurch (Omitted), Caleb Daniel (Injured)
NEW Brad Lynch

IN Harry Taylor, Cameron Guthrie, Quinton Narkle
OUT Cory Gregson (Omitted), Lincoln McCarthy (Injured), Zach Guthrie (Omitted)
NEW Quinton Narkle

MCG, Saturday June 30, 1.45pm AEST

IN Marc Murphy, Jarrod Pickett, Andrew Phillips, Levi Casboult, Nick Graham
OUT Dale Thomas (Suspension), Lochie O’Brien (Managed), Cameron O’Shea (Omitted), Lachie Plowman (Injured), Matthew Kreuzer (Injured)

IN Jack Hombsch, Jack Trengove
OUT Darcy Byrne-Jones (Omitted), Tom Jonas (Injured)
NEW Jack Trengove

Adelaide Oval, Saturday June 30, 4.35pm AEST

IN Luke Brown, Rory Laird, Rory Sloane, Darcy Fogarty, Cameron Ellis-Yolmen, Curtly Hampton
OUT Andy Otten (Injured), Eddie Betts (Injured), Sam Gibson (Injured), Rory Atkins (Omitted), Myles Poholke (Omitted), Patrick Wilson (Omitted)

IN Brendon Ah Chee, Brayden Ainsworth
OUT Mark LeCras (Injured), Jackson Nelson (Omitted)

Metricon Stadium, Saturday June 30, 7.25pm AEST

IN Rory Thompson, Steven May, Wil Powell, Brayden Crossley
OUT Tom J. Lynch (Injured), Jack Leslie (Omitted), Callum Ah Chee (Managed), Sam Day (Injured)
NEW Wil Powell

IN Ben Crocker, Brayden Sier