For those who take it way too seriously


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Friday July 5, 7.50pm at MCG


B: O’Brien, Frawley, Burgoyne

HB: Nash, Sicily, Hardwick

C: Henderson, Howe, Scully

HF: Breust, Gunston, Puopolo

F: Hanrahan, Lewis, Impey

FOLL: McEvoy, O’Meara, Worpel

INT: Stratton, Smith, Shiels, Glass

EMG: Jones, Brand, Cousins, Ceglar

IN: Lewis, Stratton

OUT: Ceglar, Moore


B: Maynard, Roughead, Scharenberg

HB: Crisp, Moore, Quaynor

C: Phillips, Pendlebury, Mayne

HF: Brown, Cox, Hoskin-Elliott

F: De Goey, Mihocek, Elliott

FOLL: Grundy, Treloar, Sidebottom

INT: Aish, Daicos, Sier, Thomas

EMG: Brown, Crocker, Noble, Varcoe

IN: Quaynor, Elliott, Aish

OUT: Reid, Varcoe, Greenwood


Saturday July 6, 1.45pm at MCG


B: Gleeson, Hooker, Zaharakis

HB: McKenna, Hurley, Saad

C: Redman, Merrett, Parish

HF: Laverde, Brown, Francis

F: Fantasia, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOLL: Z.Clarke, Shiel, McGrath

INT: D.Clarke, Stringer, Heppell, Guelfi

EMG: Langford, Zerk-Thatcher, McNiece, Snelling

IN: Z.Clarke, Stringer, Guelfi

OUT: Begley, Bellchambers, Langford


B: Mills, Rampe, Melican

HB: Lloyd, Aliir, Jones

C: Rose, Hewett, Dawson

HF: Hayward, Blakey, Ronke

F: Parker, McCartin, Papley

FOLL: Reid, Kennedy, Heeney

INT: Florent, Cunningham, O’Riordan, Rowbottom

EMG: Fox, Jack, McInerney, Stoddart

IN: Cunningham

OUT: Sinclair


Saturday July 6, Metricon Stadium at 2.10pm


B: Lukosius, Hombsch, Harbrow

HB: Joyce, Hanley, Heron

C: Weller, Scheer, Powell

HF: Sexton, Corbett, Miller

F: Martin, Day, King

FOLL: Witts, Swallow, MacPherson

INT: Ballard, Fiorini, Miles, Wright

EMG: Brodie, Burgess, Ellis, Nutting

IN: Heron, Corbett

OUT: Brodie, Ellis


B: Astbury, Broad, Grimes

HB: Short, Vlastuin, Houli

C: Castagna, Prestia, McIntosh

HF: Lambert, Bolton,...
What an interesting week it was thanks to big names going down...

Cripps, Gawn, Danger, Daniel... all popular selections that are going to give coaches the night sweats this week as we await news from the selection tables... How can you deal with such carnage with 7 trades and $94k in the bank..... How????

Anyway, still having ROB in my team is working a treat, a shame my other ruckman is Gawn not Grundy though... I thought my 2320 was going to be under par, especially with Danger as my captain but it turns out it was position 8451 for the week and dragged my team up 126 places to 1117 overall... :D (2536 was my original projected score so still fairly flat with the final result)

In other news, my daughters Trading Games team cracked the top 1000 overall so pretty pumped about that... she does have all the players listed above and only 4 trades left so this could be fairly shortlived however...o_O

How'd everyone else go, what are your planned trades, have you 'completed' your team yet???
Courtesy of @TerryinBangkok 's gold tipped quill.

The easiest round to tip ever. Yeah, right. These are the rounds where ORFFA teams are
looking to consolidate their place in the 8. Nobody wants to end up like Port or Freo. A brief

Foul Bay Chickens 1408 def. Whitsunday Warriors 1081
North (Cunnigton 146, Goldstein 131, Ziebell 121) and the a few contributors from the Cats
just tore the Warriors a new one. The Warriors have now failed to have a win coming off the
bye for 9 consecutive seasons.

Cradle Mountain Devils 1377 def. Gundagai Grasshoppers 1247
Rowan Marshall (161) proving to be a very astute pick-up for the Devils. The Hoppers
actually played well but were crippled by an on-field 13 from Brayden Sier.

Lovely Bay Lilacs 1216 def. Gariwerd Cockatoos 1136.
Are the Cockies the Port Adelaide of the ORFFA? Both teams’ rucks went down, but despite
this the Lilacs announced they are officially here. Win of the round. Watch out.

Iron Knob Codpieces 1213 def. Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 986
Shock and awe seems to have some merit – just ask Mike. Macrae (142) huge for the
winners and Jack Darling decided to have a day out. Honorable mention to the Lefties Jy
Simpkin (106) – looks like the future right there.

Wagga Wagga Wombats 1264 def. Venus Bay Vultures 1180
Not a lot in this, but Wagga take the chocolates courtesy of a huge 165 from Lycett in the
ruck, while Venus Bay copped a doughnut on the I/C. This will shake up the battle for
bottom 4.

Marble Bar Misfits 1309 def. Wineglass Bay Packers 974
So, who gets to bring the cat in and take out the garbage? Big smacks for Matera, but in the
end it was a case of my Giants are better than your Giants. Two doughnuts on I/C for the
Packers and it must hurt seeing Rory lining up for the opposition. Hopefully peace prevails.

Nowhere Else Wanderers 1194 def, Charlies Opening Spelunkers 1079
A playing ruck high on the shopping list for the...
With the byes now in the rearview mirror we can put our best players back on the park and see whether our teams measure up in a traditional 22 player vs 22 player contest.

We may be welcomed with a glut of rookies with Hately back in and Naish, Hind and Logue all on the bubble.

Thursday 27 June, 7.20pm at Marvel Stadium

B: Ambrose, Brown, Gleeson
HB: McKenna, Hooker, Saad
C: Fantasia, Merrett, Parish
HF: Zaharakis, Laverde, Begley
F: Langford, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti
I/C: Hurley, Redman, Clarke, McGrath
EMG: Francis, Baguley, Clarke, Myers

IN: Gleeson
OUT: Guelfi (injured)

B: Williams, Davis, Kennedy
HB: Perryman, Haynes, Shaw
C: Tomlinson, Hopper, Reid
HF: Langdon, Cameron, Green
F: Finlayson, Himmelberg, Daniels
I/C: Taranto, Hately, Taylor, Deledio
EMG: Buntine, Simpson, Hill, Stein

IN: Haynes, Langdon, Hately
OUT: Stein (omitted), Buntine (omitted), de Boer (injured)


Friday June 28, 7:50pm at GMHBA Stadium

B: Tuohy, Kolodjashnij, O’Connor
HB: Henry, Taylor, Stewart
C: Dangerfield, Kelly, Duncan
HF: Dahlhaus, Fogarty, Hawkins
F: Ablett, Bews, Atkins
FOLL: Blicavs, Guthrie, J.Selwood
I/C: Stanley, Miers, Clark, Parfitt
EMG: Parsons, Smith, Buzza, S.Selwood

IN: Fogarty, Bews
OUT: Fort, Rohan

B: Brown, Talia, Laird
HB: Smith, Keath, Gibbs
C: Atkins, B.Crouch, Kelly
HF: Gallucci, Walker, Douglas
F: Greenwood, Himmelberg, Betts
FOLL: O’Brien, M.Crouch, Sloane
I/C: Seedsman, Hartigan, Davis, Murphy
EMG: Mackay, Jones, Otten, Jacobs

IN: Gibbs, Himmelberg, Davis
OUT: Milera, Jenkins, Ellis-Yolmen

Saturday June 29, 1:45pm at the MCG

B: O’Brien, Frawley, Burgoyne
HB: Glass, Sicily, Hardwick
C: Scully, Shiels, Henderson
HF: Breust, Gunston, Puopolo
F: Hanrahan, McEvoy, Impey
FOLL: Ceglar, O’Meara, Worpel
I/C: Nash, Smith, Moore, Howe
EMG: Brand, Cousins, Morrison, Lewis

IN: Hanrahan, Nash, Howe...
let’s get it up early... Boyohboyohwowee... Those who took Gawn as VC will be mightily disappointed their 151 points didn’t hold up against the mighty Grundy!!!

2014 saw me get rolled in the ORFFL... can I hold my place overall.. currently sitting 1459...
EDIT: went up to 1,243 overall :)

How’s the team looking post byes, fully upgraded or how many short.. chat below...
Are you a Grawndy VC/C combo like everyone else or have you got some tasty left field alternatives.. let us know..

I’ve made it to the last 1300 in the Gauntlet so go Swans... Go Go Go!!

EDIT: Teams

B: Hurn, Schofield, Sheppard

HB: Duggan, McGovern, Jetta

C: Sheed, Yeo, Redden

HF: Cripps, Darling, Masten

F: Ryan, J. Kennedy, Petruccelle

FOL: Hickey, Shuey, Gaff

I/C: Allen, Nelson, Hutchings, Cameron

EMG: Waterman, Rotham, Ah Chee, Smith

In: Hurn, Yeo, Masten, Allen, Nelson, Cameron

Out: Waterman (omitted), Cole (omitted), Smith (omitted), Rotham (omitted), Rioli (suspended), Vardy (suspended)


B: Ambrose, Hurley, McGrath

HB: McKenna, Hooker, Saad

C: Redman, Merrett, Langford

HF: Zaharakis, Laverde, Guelfi

F: Parish, McKernan, McDonald-Tipungwuti

FOL: Bellchambers, Shiel, Heppell

I/C: Brown, Clarke, Fantasia, Begley

EMG: Francis, Baguley, Clarke, McNiece

In: M.Brown

Out: J.Stringer (injured)


B: O’Riordan, Rampe, Melican

HB: Mills, Aliir, Lloyd

C: Florent, Parker, Dawson

HF: Heeney, Reid, Papley

F: Blakey, Franklin, Menzel

FOLL: Sinclair, Hewett, Kennedy

I/C: Hayward, Clarke, Rose, Jones

EMG: McCartin, Thurlow, Rowbottom, Ronke

In: J.Kennedy, Z.Jones, W.Hayward

Out: J.McVeigh (hamstring), J.Thurlow, T.McCartin


B: O’Brien, Frawley, Burgoyne

HB: Roughead, Sicily, Hardwick

C: Scully, Shiels, Henderson

HF: Breust, Gunston, Puopolo

F: Smith, McEvoy, Impey

FOLL: Ceglar, Worpel, O’Meara

I/C: Brand, Glass, Morrison, Moore

EMG: Cousins, Howe, Pittonet, Lewis

In: J.Roughead, H.Morrison

Out: B.Stratton (suspension), J.Cousins


B: Lockhart, May, Wagner

HB: Hore, Frost, Salem

C: Jones, Oliver, Harmes

HF: Baker, Weideman, Hunt

F: Hannan, Fritsch, T.McDonald

FOLL: Gawn, Viney, Brayshaw

I/C: Petracca, Neal-Bullen,...
so week 2 (the round of death) of the byes is done and dusted...

How did you go... did you have 12 on the field, did your rookies stink it up, at what point did your best laid plans come unstuck...
Final teams have dropped for the Round 13 (Bye #2).

  • Naish (RIC) named for his 2nd game (like his JS)
  • Hind (STK) is NEW (VFL form is good)
  • Jake Stein (GWS) is NEW - don't know much about this bloke
  • Hately (GWS) named on extended bench (four to be omitted)
Who's your Captain and VC Options this week (no Grundy or Gawn).

Short and sweet. Keep the questions coming and post any updates.

Best of luck. Cpt
Some impressive scores posted in the first round of the byes. Well done to anyone who scored 2000+ and picked Cripps as Captain.

For anyone who didn't go so well, there's two bye rounds to go to make amends.

Burning Questions:
  • How did your Round 12 plan go?
  • Score and Rank?
  • What worked, What didn't work?
  • How are you positioned for what's regarded as the Bye Round of Death (I made that up)?
  • Trades and strategy for this week?
  • How many Premo's on field will you have this week?
I'll say it again...
Only an idiot would leave their team unattended during the byes and go hiking for 65km in the Grampians for two days with not phone reception (queue self reflection music)…:confused: … My Mrs can get stuffed next year.

1785 pts :poop: and missed both Cripps and Danger's scores for Cpt's Choice :mad:

Though it could always be worse:

REMINDER: Crows and Tigers Play Thursday Night
The Round 12 Teams have dropped (and just like that 18 becomes 14).

I have no words to describe the feeling that we have all been hoodwinked by the Coaches. What a pickle were in, trade to even up the ledger and it hurts you in round 13 & 14. Do nothing and season over.

OUTS - Shai Bolton (BE 95), Liam Stocker (BE 2), Shannon Hurn (BE 166) & Lachie Whitfield (BE 162)
INS - Daniel Rioli (BE 95), Gary Ablett (BE 146), Kade Simpson (BE 15), Matt Crouch (BE 158), Zac Williams (BE 149),

  • Rotham (BE -79) Est. Price Rise $52K - Note currently on extended bench
  • Naish (Def) $123, 900 - Rate this guy. Killing it in VFL.
  • Quaynor (Def) $153, 300. Consistent in VFL. Note currently on extended bench
  • But do we need more defenders with questionable JS?
  • Hately (Emergency) - where not falling for that again.
  • Pruess (Emergency) - will Gawn be a late out?
Emergency-Men (keep an eye on): Kyron Hayden (M/F) $102, 400

Never has trade planning, selections and captains choice been so important!
What are you going to do this week?

Just so you know -

Good luck.