For those who take it way too seriously

Friday July 19, 7:50pm, Adelaide Oval

B: Brown, Keath, Hartigan
HB: Seedsman, Talia, Smith
C: Knight, Greenwood, Milera
HF: Lynch, Walker, Sloane
F: Betts, Jenkins, M. Crouch, B. Crouch
I/C: Kelly, Mackay, Atkins, Laird
EMG: Stengle, Otten, Jacobs, Douglas

IN: Lynch
OUT: Stengle (omitted)

B: Redman, Hooker, Gleeson
HB: McKenna, Hartley, Saad
C: McGrath, Merrett, Zaharakis
HF: Guelfi, Francis, McDonald-Tipungwuti
F: Parish, Brown, Clarke
FOLL: McKernan, Snelling, Shiel
I/C: Ambrose, Stringer, Heppell, Langford
EMG: Zerk-Thatcher, Begley, Laverde, Ham

IN: Hartley, Snelling, Ambrose, Heppell
OUT: Z Clarke, Fantasia, Hurley, Laverde

Saturday July 20, 1:45pm, MCG

B: Astbury, Broad, Grimes
HB: Houli, Vlastuin, Edwards
C: Short, Prestia, Bolton
HF: Rioli, Castagna, Lambert
F: Riewoldt, Stack, Lynch
FOLL: Soldo, Cotchin, Martin
I/C: Graham, Baker, Ellis, Chol
EMG: Coleman-Jones, Butler, Caddy, McIntosh

IN: Graham, Baker
OUT: McIntosh, Eggmolesse-Smith

B: Houston, Clurey, Bonner
HB: Hartlett, Jonas, Byrne-Jones
C: Duursma, Rockliff, Amon
HF: R. Gray, Howard, Motlop
F: Westhoff, Dixon, Rozee
FOLL: Lycett, Powell-Papper, Boak
I/C: Broadbent, Butters, S. Gray, Sutcliffe
EMG: Drew, Garner, Marshall, Ryder

IN: Houston, Duursma, Broadbent
OUT: Burton, Ebert, Wines

Saturday July 20, 2:10pm, Marvel Stadium

B: Plowman, Jones, Simpson
HB: Newman, Weitering, Thomas
C: O’Brien, E. Curnow, Setterfield
HF: Gibbons, Casboult, Silvagni
F: Fisher, McKay, Kennedy
FOLL: Kreuzer, Cripps, Murphy
I/C: Petrevski-Seton, Walsh, Lang, Deluca
EMG: Dow, Phillips, Fasolo, Schumacher

IN: Weitering, Deluca
OUT: Goddard, Dow (ill)

B: Lukosius, Hombsch, Harbrow
HB: Joyce, Hanley, Ellis
C: Heron, Brodie, Fiorini
HF: Sexton, Wright, Miller
F: Lemmens, Day, King
FOLL: Witts, Swallow, MacPherson
I/C: Ballard, Burgess, Dawson, Rischitelli
EMG: Corbett, McLennan,...
While the Eagles fell to the Magpies last Friday night in a Grand Final rematch, the reigning premiers are set to be big players down the stretch of the home and away season.

And the race to September is as close as it’s ever been, with just three wins separating second and 10th. The fight for those final couple of top eight spots is going to go down right down to the wire, and picking who will make the cut from here is near impossible. But there are two teams leading the premiership race as it sits.

West Coast and Richmond

Two of the form teams of the competition and the sides you wouldn’t want to run into for the rest of the home and away season are the last two premiers.

Punters are jumping on these teams and you can understand why. Prior to their loss to Collingwood, West Coast were considered the frontrunners to win the flag, even ahead of the ladder-leading Cats. Having won three of their last four and boasting one of the smallest injury lists in the competition, there is a lot to like about the Eagles’ chances of going back-to-back.

The Tigers endured their horror injury toll earlier in the season and are basically back to full strength now, other than the absence of Alex Rance, who was always expected to miss the remainder of 2019.

We are witnessing the impact of Richmond getting all their stars back, having won three in a row and looking like their undefeatable self from the back half of 2017. Punters are identifying this transformation and even bookies that have free bet offers are saying the same thing. While Geelong and Collingwood shouldn’t be discounted, it feels like the Eagles and Tigers are gathering momentum at the right time of the year.

The loss of NicNat

West Coast are a much stronger team with Nic Naitanui back in the fold. But Adam Simpson’s side may have to emulate their efforts from last year and play another finals series without their stack ruckman....
In the real world, doughnuts, in all their circular perfection, are what we all really want when we want to have a cheat day. Sure, we can fool ourselves into thinking that a green smoothie is good for you, but we all know in our heart of hearts that the equation for a perfect day off the rails must include at least one of these light, pillowy-soft treats. No feeling can compare to licking the glaze off your fingers after just finishing a doughnut and sitting back to finish your cup of coffee.

In the ORFFA world, a doughnut is the bane of our existence. A late team change, which leads to a doughnut is the source of much frustration for the impacted coach, and a source of mirth for the other seventeen coaches in the competition, especially if the impacted coach is a) towards the top of the tree or b) has been a little over zealous with the sledging in the previous weeks. Whilst a late withdrawl is something that can strike fear into most adolescent relationships, we are talking about something different today... late outs to listed teams, caused by coaches such as Ross from the Purple Haze, and the havoc they play to our nominated ORFFA teams. This week in the ORFFA, we celebrated (?!?!) late withdrawal round, with a number of surprise results, and a new ladder leader at the end of the weekend. Read on below….

Lovely Banks Lilacs 1142 defeated by Whitsunday Warriors 1293
Warriors avoid the hattrick of losses on the trot to get the season back on track, taking out one of the biggest threats to their top 8 spot in the process. Five tons for @TerryinBangkok ‘s crew including a 160 from Robbie Tarrant was enough to get the job done, but a 7 from JJK and a 48 from Johannisen shows that there is plenty of room for improvement. For @Jen ‘s beloved Lilacs seven scores over 90 show the team is not as brittle as Darcy Moore’s hamstrings, which again went twang leaving him with a shitty 13, and a lengthy stint on the...
Broken cogs arent good... but a broken Coniglio was even worse for 42,341 coaches who had him in their team on the weekend...

How did you fare? Personally I thought I'd gone ok but a mediocre 2,384 saw me drop 550 spots to 1,647 overall - Heeney, Sicily, Hurn, Oliver all combined to bring my score down... Clarke provided good cover this week for Jelly, hopefully Hately comes back in if Coniglio is out for a while...

Oh and one last thing.... I'll leave you with this image, the new messiah.
Cripps is back along with Gawn... Hore, Josh Kelly, M Parker, G Logue all out

Doubts exist on Lycett & Boak and several relevant players named on extended interchanges... Hately, Chol, Ryder

Who is trading Jelly, personally I'm holding as I have no trades ;) - hoping Hately fills the void and goes bang! Lots of rookies getting games now ruining their value for next season :mad:

What is everyone planning tradewise, who are your VC/C selections? Surely a sensible choice for VC is Grundy tonight who will run NicNat into the ground. Good luck all!

Teams are below:


Friday 12 July, 8.10pm at Perth Stadium

B: Hurn, Barrass, Cole
HB: Sheppard, McGovern, Jetta
C: Sheed, Redden, Gaff
HF: Cameron, Darling, Cripps
F: Ryan, Kennedy, Rioli
FOLL: Naitanui, Yeo, Shuey
I/C: Masten, O. Allen, Hickey, Nelson
EMG: Petruccelle, Schofield, M. Allen, Smith

IN: Cole, Kennedy
OUT: Ah Chee (injured), Duggan (injured)

B: Maynard, Roughead, Greenwood
HB: Crisp, Moore, Quaynor
C: Phillips, Pendlebury, Mayne
HF: Brown, Cox, Hoskin-Elliott
F: De Goey, Mihocek, Elliott
Foll: Grundy, Treloar, Sidebottom
I/C: Aish, Noble, Sier, Crocker
EMG: Brown, Thomas, Scharenberg, Daicos

IN: Greenwood, Noble, Crocker
OUT: Scharenberg, Daicos, Thomas

Saturday 13 July, 1.45pm at the SCG

B: O’Riordan, Rampe, Melican
HB: Lloyd, McCartin, Mills
C: Jack, Kennedy, Heeney
HF: Hayward, Reid, Dawson
F: Papley, Blakey, Parker
FOLL: Aliir, Rowbottom, Jones
I/C: Hewett, Cunningham, Florent, Ronke
EMG: Rose, Fox, Stoddart, Amartey

IN: Jack
OUT: Rose

B: Thomas, Jones, Simpson
HB: Plowman, Casboult, Goddard
C: O’Brien, Petrevski-Seton, Setterfield
HF: Fisher, McKay, Silvagni
F: Gibbons, Kennedy, Lang
FOLL: Kreuzer, Cripps, Walsh
I/C: Curnow, Murhpy, Newman, Dow
EMG: Owies, Lobbe, Fasolo, Deluca

IN: Goddard, McKay, Cripps
OUT: Marchbank (injured), Weitering...
This possibly should have been renamed 'Late Out Round'. Some were lucky enough to have cover and others were not so lucky.

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Whitsunday Warriors 1102 def by Cradle Mountain Devils 1376
Comfortable win for the Devils as the Warriors post-bye struggles continue. Things are ticking along nicely for the Devils who have arrived at 12-1 with minimal fuss. Even Heppell’s late out barely caused a ripple as Zaharakis (112) provided more than adequate cover on short notice, while Marshall (126) and Himmelberg (122) dominated up forward. Two late outs in the form of Boak and JJK certainly didn’t help the Warriors cause. Motlop stepped in to provide some cover for that pair, but Harmes (119) and Wines (109) needed a bit more help from their mates.

Foul Bay Chickens 1375 def Lovely Banks Lilacs 1340
The clear game of the round and the Chooks best win of the year according to their coach. With the challenge thrown down by the Lilacs, monster scores from Goldy (148) and Danger (146), backed up by Shepherd (131) and Ziebell (126), reminded us that there’s still life in these old Chooks yet. Recent addition Murphy seems refreshed by the move to the Bay. Normally six tons and 1300+ would get you a win but sometimes in this caper you’re just shit unlucky and, unfortunately for the Lilacs, that’s their lot this week. Heeney (134) led the way for the Lilacs and Jen would also have been pleased with the Hoff (125) finding some form and even more so with one out of nowhere from late in Bolton (122).

Gundagai Grasshoppers 1334 def Iron Knob Codpieces 1224
The Hoppers got the win they needed to end their 3 game losing streak and keep themselves a game clear in 4th. Neale, Oliver, Grundy and Billings all went past 140 to put the game out of reach for the Cods. Riding a three game winning streak, Jimbo’s boys didn’t do a lot wrong as evidenced by the six tons, but down days from Henderson...
This week was tough man.... next week already looks worse...

Hows your team looking now, with all the carnage over the last couple of weeks it looks unlikely I'll ever quite get to the 'complete' team.... it's probably going to be a case of do whatever needs to be done from here on just to field a full squad!

Weekly Score: 2320
Overall Position: 1,099 from 1,117
5 trades left and now $24k short on my planned Hore to Whitfield trade :spew:
Injury watch on Josh Kelly and his corked calf, come back soon Crippa!

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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...