For those who take it way too seriously

Welcome New Coaches Round

New kids get the initiation treatment as pc values get throw out the window. In a time honoured tradition, newbies open their season by getting tarred, corn-flaked and lightly fried in hot oil before being sent to the most inhospitable place to play their match up. Hope you enjoyed breezy Groote Eylandt this week boys.

Gariwerd Cockatoos 1254 def Whitsunday Warriors 1016

A completely one-sided argument on paper, played out as expected with the Cockies gnawing the Warriors a new one. TiB won the donut parade prize despite Ant giving it a crack himself.
Tons from Rocky, Crouch, Laird, Houli and Shagga left the visitors with the afterglow of a drunken late-night slapping. Andrews, Boaky and Harmes dug in early, but the Warriors had too many holes to plug. Further insult for the Warriors as Ainsworth books a 6 week holiday.

Gundagai Grasshoppers 1247 def Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1118

“All aboard the karma bus, first stop, Shit in my best hat Hotel”!
cackled some drug-addled Lefties supporter at halftime.
The cocky insects showed their dyslexia early as they interpreted the fixture to read Hoppers vs bye. Unfortunately, amid the confusion, Rance tripped over a bumbling Snoz, whilst rummaging, Mr Magoo-style, for his glasses at half back flank. The audible gasp across the nation seemed to suck the lifeblood from Charlie Curnow as he slipped into a deep slumber of Elm St proportions.
With the all enthusiasm and focus of a twitter troll, the Lefties gained the upper hand for a good twenty minutes as Worpel and Brayshaw danced the Boogaloo. Hoppers rallied late in the third with all the hallmarks of an ill-prepared holiday as Mathieson Nealed on his Suitcase (tune out now if that failed to meet your lofty expectations of humour). As we all know, you can’t win footy on karma alone. Hoppers take an unconvincing win.

Foul Bay Chickens 1334 def Venus Bay Vultures 1311

Match of the round as two...
How good was it to have the footy back this weekend!?!

Time for the post-mortems. Let it out, let it all out.

Think I finished with 2110. Props to Macrae (C), M.Crouch, Cripps, Whitfield, Hurn, Drew, Laird and Goldstein who managed to ton up. So did Scott but he was on the bench unfortunately.

Forward premiums all misfired, not sure what to do about them. Must resist urge to sideways trade!

Avoided having either Burgess or Collins but do have Balta and don't have Parker.

Have at it folks.
Welcome Everybody to the 2019 Trading Games league!

What's it all about? Basically every year the community gather together and choose the players picked in a team we all start with. We usually go with a "cookie cutter" team with the most popular selections on every line, as far as practicable. The players in every team in the group start the same before the round 1 lockout. Then, as the year progresses, and trades are made, the challenge becomes finishing on top of the group with the most points overall. That's it; just use your trades and your emergency/captain picks wisely, and turn the team we all start with into a winning team by scoring the most points.


1. EVERYBODY must start with the exact same 30 players. No exceptions.

2. You don't use your main team, we would prefer if you 'invited' your daughter, wife, grandfather, etc. to create a team that you help to manage throughout the year. Don't join this league if you don't want to follow rule 1.

3. Like always, let's have fun and keep positive. Banter is expected and welcomed! Anyway, the whole thing is up in the air for discussion as always. What are your thoughts to make it interesting again this year?

How to Join?

Step 1: Sign up to the Trading Games group

Step 2: Makes sure you have the correct team entered! The correct team is shown here just below.

Step 3: Choose your captain/vice captain and any emergencies. You could get the jump on the rest of the field with some astute choices even with an identical 30-man squad.

Step 4: If you wish, you can rearrange the 30 players to have different players onfield and on the bench before the start of R1. Just don't change the squad of 30.

Step 5: If you wish, you can join the Trading Games League. We will set up multiple leagues as required.
TS Trading Games 1: 945889

Good luck...
Please keep the RMT's on the RMT Thread

However this discussion can look at JLT bolters, Round 1 debut and team announcements teams and general Player X vs Player X and team structure type debate and analysis.

Updated Injury list (Tuesday)
ROUND 1 TEAMS (All times AEDT)

Carlton v Richmond
Thursday March 21, 7:20pm at the MCG

B: Garlett, Jones, Plowman
HB: Simpson, Weitering, Newman
C: Murphy, Cripps (C), Fisher
HF: Gibbons, C. Curnow, Walsh
F: E. Curnow, McGovern, McKay
FOLL: Phillips, Dow, Petrevski-Seton
I/C: Thomas, Cuningham, Fasolo, Setterfield
EMG: Polson, O’Brien, Casboult, Lobbe

B: Rance, Astbury, Grimes
HB: Vlastuin, Houli, Short
C: Edwards, Cotchin (C), McIntosh
HF: Rioli, Butler, Weller
F: Riewoldt, Martin, Lynch
FOLL: Nankervis, Prestia, Lambert
I/C: Balta, Higgins, Graham, Broad
EMG: Soldo, Ellis, Markov, Menadue

Collingwood v Geelong Cats
Friday March 22, 7:50pm at the MCG

B: Maynard, Roughead, Crisp
HB: Howe, Moore, Langdon
C: Mayne, Pendlebury, Sidebottom
HF: Thomas, Cox, Stephenson
F: Elliott, Mihocek, de Goey
FOLL: Grundy, Beams, Treloar
I/C: Phillips, Brown, Aish, Varcoe
EMG: Crocker, Goldsack, Sier, Greenwood

B: Henry, Blicavs, O’Connor
HB: Kolodjashnij, Taylor, Stewart
C: Selwood, Dangerfield, Duncan
HF: Dahlhaus, Ratugolea, Atkins
F: Ablett, Hawkins, Rohan
FOLL: Stanley, Kelly, Parfitt
I/C: Clark, Menegola, Constable, Miers
EMG: Parsons, Abbott, Cunico, Narkle

Melbourne v Port Adelaide
Saturday March 23, 1:45pm at the MCG

B: Lewis, O.McDonald, Jetta
HB: Hibberd, Frost, N.Jones
C: Fritsch, Oliver, Salem
HF: Neal-Bullen, T.McDonald, Petracca
F: Melksham, Weideman, Viney
FOLL: Gawn, Harmes,...
Post all TS league details in this thread
Ok boys and girls, all 3 comps are open and the site is officially open to the new year!!

As always, let me know how it has all gone. I've noticed a couple of bugs that I've squashed so far that have come up cause of the new AFLW stats that we are looking to introduce this year.

(More in that after this weekend :D)

Don't forget to check out the Draft Planner. I fricking love that thing, and really need to find the time to improve on it- cause I always feel that it has so much more potential!!

Hope you've all had a great summer - let the fantasy planning begin!!

(Also, looking forward to watching all my smokies get outed in the first round of the Nab. Hopefully after the ORFFL draft :p)
The TooSerious tradition that is Rate My Team (RMT) is back in 2019!

A quick refresher on the rules.

1. In order to get feedback on your own team, you must first provide feedback on the teams that have been recently posted. This is the golden rule and is what makes this whole thing work. :)
2. If you just post your team without giving any feedback, your post will be deleted. :mad:
3. Please refrain from commenting on teams that have been posted by others that have not followed the golden rule. :cool:
4. Keep it civil. Constructive criticism is fine. But there is a line and please don't cross it. :eek:
We've all played each other team once each now this season. Now we're on the home stretch with 5 weeks to go before our playoffs.

Have a look over the break for a basic run down of the season so far for each league.....
The 2019 AFLW regular season is set to commence on 2nd February and concludes in Mid March.

During 2018 we have had an AFLW discussion thread and eventually decided to hold an AFLW all stars match with teams chosen by @Bandit, @That KI Guy, @Len, @dmandrews, @anthak and yours truly.

The natural progression is to establish one or more AFLW fantasy football leagues in 2019 with the considerable bonus of nil overlap with the 2019 seasons for AFL Supercoach and other annual fantasy AFL comps.

I have discussed with @walesy the mechanics of getting and support as well as potentially having match scoring linked to weekly website uploads rather than manual spreadsheet based alternatives (either in 2019 or future years).

Please note that has been set up as a separate thread to look at some of the key fixture, league format decisions and scoring system deliberations that need to be made in the next 4-6 weeks so that this thread can remain uncluttered.

For those of you who missed out this season please let us know now or later on if you are interested in joining up in 2020.
For random musings, rumours, opinions...all interspersed with occasional facts.