For those who take it way too seriously

Already 5 games in, how is everyone going?

My trade outs were fairly easy decisions this week with both Sicily and Ladhams in my team :(
Who to bring in, though, is always a tough one...
GWS were the surprise package of the 2019 season, having overcome an injury crisis to reach the Grand Final, despite finishing sixth. It was a remarkable and monumental campaign, and although they have yet to hit those heights this time around, the Giants still look on course to make the play-offs. They won three consecutive matches at the beginning of August to put themselves firmly back in contention for a spot in the top eight, yet questions surrounding the future of Zac Williams could prove to be an unwanted distraction in the club's quest to reach the showpiece event for the second consecutive season.

Despite being told by doctors that he may never recapture his 2017 form, Williams returned from a ruptured Achilles last season, and immediately hit the ground running. His blistering performance against the Swans emphatically announced his return to top-level football with an eye-catching 23 disposals at a 78% efficiency as well as nine marks, six intercepts and 489m gained. Predictably, the out-of-contract 25-year old has attracted his fair share of admirers, and a number of AFL clubs are believed to be keeping tabs on the free agent. He is believed to be worth between $600,000 and $800,000 per season, with his flexibility unquestionably helping to increase his value.

Williams is one of two key players who are out-of-contract at the end of this season, and although coach Leon Cameron is confident that the duo will re-sign, the temptation to accept a lucrative deal elsewhere may just prove to be irresistable. GSW have offered the 2013 AFL Rising Star a five-year...
We are underway in what has been dubbed By some as the Festival of Footy.

Post below with your thoughts and questions as we deal with the challenges and opportunities through the initial 4 rounds of the compressed fixture.
The last somewhat normal round for a while.
ORFFA Round 7 Review

A :poop: work week + home learning = the nonsense below. Enjoy, or not, it’s up to you.

Foul Bay Chickens 1163 def by Venus Bay Vultures 1296

The defending champs make it a 3 way tie at the top with a comfortable win over the Chooks, largely driven by a night out from Higgins. Yeo seems to have remembered how to score 100s again so Fitzy may want him to have a chat with Stef Martin, who is struggling big time.

As for the Chooks, the coach who cried wolf again tells us that his team is no good. And at 6-1 and 2nd in points for, who can blame him? They’re clearly going terribly. :p Jokes aside, Selwood’s injury certainly didn’t help the cause and Chief will need to find a replacement for a few weeks at least.

Nareewillock Nuffers 1059 def by Iron Knob Codpieces 1354

About f*cking time says Jimbo, as the Cods snap a 4 game losing streak and easily account for the Nuffers. The Cods midfield group was good and Jimbo got an unfortunate reminder of what he’ll miss from De Goey with his extended stint on the sidelines.

Another 4 digit score will no doubt please the Nuffers coach as the patient rebuild continues. A playing ruck would be welcome, I’m sure, but history tells us you have to pay through the arse for one of those in the ‘FA.

Gariwerd Cockatoos 1217 def by Mount Beauty Uglies 1512

An emphatic victory for the Uglies as they snap their 2 game losing streak in style with a monster score. Not sure if @bama or @HeavyMen will have enjoyed the return to form more, but the Uglies had hundreds all over the park, punctuated by huge days from Gawn and Petracca.

The Cockies were solid, but just couldn’t compete with the onslaught from the Uglies. Sitting in the logjam of teams at 4-3, this week’s game against the Battlers shapes as an interesting one

Gundagai Grasshoppers 1308 def Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 1247

ORFFA’s highest scoring team moves back to the top of...
This weeks ORFFA round was a "COVID related fixture change hub quarantine round of confusion (and COVID breaches)" and with all three Tasmanian teams winning (I think that’s a first), it’s a clear sign that some of us like nasal swabs more than others. In other news, the Spelunkers are only a game out of the 8!

Nareewillock Nuffers 977 defeated by the Foul Bay Chickens 1446
A general malaise has settled over the training squad at Nareewillock. After having a 50% win/loss record a couple of weeks ago they petri dished up a 3 figure abomination on the weekend… which was not good timing given they were taking on the hormone dosed, cobalt loaden chooks, apparently Blue Eggs are the new Kale.

SPP (107) was a lone hand for the Nuffers, whilst the Chooks has 6 people ton up, and three over 140. The Nuffers valour in defeat probably best referenced by Brad Hill lining up against big Todd in the ruck. Chooks stay undefeated on top but apparently they aren’t very good #sonotshit

Venus Bay Vultures 1035 defeated by the Gariwerd Cockatoos 1094
Cockies move up to 5th after a small abomination in the change room toilets last week was found to be a false alarm caused by Touk Miller after drinking the left over hot dog water. It might prove to be the new miracle remedy as he came out and kicked everyones arse with a 142. So much for mediocrity. @Fitzy ’s guys coughed and spluttered to four figures, with Houston (109) and Yeo (105) holding their own, but a murder of @anthak ’s cockies going bonkers, however JPK 18 was a stain in the crotch of the scorers hazmat suit. Vultures still in the top 3, anyone who thinks they are trash are delusional.

NB: I know crows come in murders but allow me some writers liberty

Iron Knob Codpieces 1210 defeated by the Gundagai Grasshoppers 1416
A different plague at Iron Knob, this one of hopping insects destroying everything in sight. 8 tons meant that even...
More injuries this week while some of the early season bolsters has ‘mares and some 2020 strugglers finally hit form.

Some great first up rookie scores gives food for thought about a double downgrade in Round 7, so let us know how you have gone and what your plan is ahead of the upcoming round.
Spud Week

This round had it all, upsets, wallopings, nail biters and a butt load of spuds…

Game 1 – Foul Bay 1305 defeated Gariwerd 1305 to 1286
19 points, 30 players battled away for a combined 1500 odd minutes, scored a total of 2591 points and were separated by 19 points at the end, footy is a wonderfully unpredictable game and it’s appropriate that this is reflected in the ORFFA (This wasn’t even the closest contest)

Foul Bay is no longer a team full of 90-110 point soldiers, illustrated by this weeks 100+ cadre of Sheppard, Aish (wtf?), Dangerfield, Goldstein and Hawkins paired with sub 70 scores from Shill, Cunnington, Liberatore and Murphy. A high standard deviation, but the chooks are still formidable as their 5-0 start to the season highlights.

Gariwerd has been there and thereabouts pretty much every year since 2012, this year they are going to be impacted by Houli not planning it, but they have an enviable depth and literally anything is possible. This week Lambert starred with 158, Matt Crouch with 113 and an improving Laird’s 107 the other centurions, but the depth of the squad is such that even with only the 3 above par performances the rest contributed and combined for 1286

Game 2 - Gundagai defeated Nareewillock 1461 to 906
A 550 point loss is rarely something treasured and this one is no exception, but losing Rowell after a few minutes on 5, Brad Hill being a very ineffective OOP ruck did little to help their cause. Charlie Cameron was the only heavy hitter with 101, but reminiscent of the Misfits 4 years or so ago the excitement is in the kids, and they have a very good bunch coming through.

Gundagai are sitting 3rd after this week @ 4 & 1, but their points for is 600 ahead of the next best only 5 rounds in, that is averaging a whole 120 points per week more than the next best. Clearly this year’s juggernaut team they had 9 (that’s NINE!) players raise the bat, Grundy 151. Neale 130, Martin 121, Mills, 119,...
Rowell and Bailey Smith injured early on amongst a number of low player scores has seen Round 5 to be a challenging week on field.

Off field the AFL has seen the Victorian clubs begin to migrate north for 5 rounds (6-10) to keep the 2020 campaign ticking along.

It's now upgrade season so pick your targets wisely and hopefully the cows you trade out don't pick the next week to smash out a ton.

Please post below with your weekly spiel whether it's good, bad or u-g-l-y.