For those who take it way too seriously

Well given trades are running out (for everyone I assume), I thought I'd do one more Best Buys as at this point in the season its not about making money or the future - its about who you can afford and who will do well in the last few rounds.

So read on for the last Best Buy of the season.
With many thanks to @Lenny120


*Big thanks to Walsey for all his work with the ORFFA*

Nunawading (1152) def by Gundagai (1297)

Although an irrelevant game in terms of shaping the top eight, there’s nothing like taking winning confidence into next season. The Grasshoppers have now won two on the trot and look like they are finally starting to piece the puzzle together. Led by a dominant midfield of Adams (123), Cripps (118) and Neale (112), Gundagai comfortably beat the Nuffers, who didn’t get enough from their lower tier players despite a great effort from JPK (137). A win against the Lilacs this week could see Gundagai finish as high as 11th, whilst the Nuffers close out the season against Cradle Mountain.

Mount Beauty (1229) def Waikikamoocow (869)

Mount Beauty has been very impressive all year and this week was no different, easily defeating the injury ravaged Incorrigibles. Led by Sidebottom (108) and Gawn (108), the Uglies are sitting very nicely in third position going into the last round and now have a crucial game against Iron Knob to determine third and fourth positions. For the Incorrigibles, Hannebery (144) starred. However, barring a miracle, they are now out of the finals running and will have their eye firmly on 2017.

Foul Bay (1340) def Whitsunday (1301)

Not many fans turned up to watch this one, with the Foul Bay faithful just counting down the days until finals and expecting a routine victory here. It was the opposite, as the Warriors almost caused a shock upset, going down by just 39 points. Nonetheless, the Chooks are looking as ominous as ever with top spot secured and just one loss for the season. Usual suspects Dangerfield (144), Shaw (129) and Bartel (100) showed their class, whilst Betts (138) scored his first ton since round 10. The Warriors were led by Wines (116) and Birchall (115) but ultimately were overpowered.

Wagga Wagga (1128) def by Darraweit...
Seeing some big scores around the place this week, heck, cracked the 2500 mark myself- always nice! :D

Funny thing is, there wasn't too many massive scores in that- just no real failures. Ksssss.

How are you guys sitting leading into the finals? My cash league, I'm sitting 2nd, with 3 trades in hand- so hopefully we can come home with the silverware this year!
Well last week was a bit rubbish … unless you follow our betting and took the value betting options on St Kilda and Brisbane … in which case you’re welcome! Last week our model predicted the closest round of the season (it didn’t turn out to be the case but there was still some good footy) and this week is the exact opposite with our model predicting the most one-sided round of the season. Check out our tips and confidence levels over the page.
Boom. Teams.


Friday 29 July at Simonds Stadium (7.50pm)


B: J.Kolodjashnij, T.Lonergan, C.Enright

HB: J.Bews, H.Taylor, T.Ruggles

C: A.Mackie, J.Selwood, M.Duncan

HF: N.Cockatoo, Z.Smith, L.McCarthy

F: J.Bartel, T.Hawkins, D.Menzel

R: R.Stanley, P.Dangerfield, C.Guthrie

I/C: M.Blicavs, J.Cowan, S.Menegola, S.Motlop

EMG: J.Caddy, S.Kersten, D.Lang

IN: Z.Smith

OUT: S.Kersten (Omitted)


B: J.Adcock, F.Roberts, E.Wood

HB: J.Johannisen, J.Hamling, S.Biggs

C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, L.Picken

HF: L.Jong, J.Stringer, C.Smith

F: T.Dickson, T.Boyd, L.Dahlhaus

R: J.Roughead, J.Macrae, T.Liberatore

I/C: Z.Cordy, J.Dunkley, K.Stevens, C.Daniel

EMG: L.Webb, M.Honeychurch, B.Dale

IN: J.Adcock, L.Dahlhaus, J.Stringer, J.Hamling, Z.Cordy

OUT: M.Boyd (Achilles), D.Morris (Hamstring), M.Suckling (Achilles), M.Wallis (Leg), J.Redpath (Knee)


Saturday 30 July at Manuka Oval (1.45pm)


B: J.Patfull, P.Davis, Z.Williams

HB: H.Shaw, N.Haynes, J.Kelly

C: T.Greene, C.Ward, N.Wilson

HF: R.Lobb, J.Patton, S.Johnson

F: T.Scully, J.Cameron, A.Tomlinson

R: S.Mumford, S.Coniglio, D.Shiel

I/C: S.Reid, D.Smith, H.Himmelberg, R.Griffen

EMG: M.Kennedy, J.Stewart, A.Kennedy

IN: R.Griffen

OUT: A.Kennedy (Omitted)


B: D.Astbury, A.Rance, D.Grimes

HB: J.Short, T.Hunt, B.Ellis

C: D.Rioli, T.Cotchin, A.Miles

HF: D.Martin, S.Lloyd, T.Vickery

F: K.Lambert, J.Riewoldt, A.Marcon

R: S.Hampson, N.Vlastuin, R.Conca

I/C: S.Grigg, O.Markov, N.Drummond, B.Houli

EMG: A.Moore, N.Broad, J.Castagna

IN: B.Houli, T.Vickery, K.Lambert, A.Marcon

OUT: S.Edwards (Calf), B.Griffiths (Groin), L.McBean (Omitted), J.Castagna (Omitted)


Saturday 30 July at Aurora Stadium (2.10pm)


B: T.Duryea, J.Frawley, B.Stratton

HB: L.Hodge, J.Gibson, G.Birchall

C: I.Smith, S.Mitchell, B.Hill

HF: L.Breust, J.Gunston, B.Whitecross

F: J.Sicily,...
Courtesy of @snoz


We win, we win, we win………I mean, the Hoppers win (this is an unbiased review of course) in resounding

fashion against their North Island ally. Fat Rocky again was in huge form (154) for the Hoppers, with the whole

midfield stepping up: Adams 100, Cripps 137 & Neale 109. Throw in a lazy 109 by big man Brodie Grundy & the Hops

potentially have their highest score for the season. For the Moo Cows, not sure if the Choirboys pregame entertainment

had them holding their ears throughout the game, but both McVeigh & Howe in defense failed to run out for the start

leaving them two men down. Throw in stinkers by Titch 81 & Hanners 76 – not to mention Griffiths 40 & Paps 38 & the

moo cows were udderless. Only three time knee reco man, Menzel 120, turned up to play. The Hoppers remain in 15th

place and going nowhere, but the Cows have a struggle on their hands, locked in on 32 pts with 5 other teams vying

for finals.

WHITSUNDAY 1208 defeat the NUFFERS 1123

In a battle of middling cellar dwellers, the Warriors pulled out an 85 pt win over the Nuffers – but most likely

only because the Nuffs were munching on two donuts. The Warriors were led by old man Birch 106, while Boak 101 & surprise

high MSD pick Sam Gray 105 were really the only two standouts. The Nuffs were weakened by two non-starters in the middle,

with only McKenzie available on the bench (48) – and once again, Charlie “I have all the talent in the world but I’m made of balsa wood’

Dixon was a non-starter. If not for Kade Simpson 125, Taylor Hunt 111 & JPK 127 this could’ve got ugly.

Both teams languish in 13th & 14th position on the ladder and will be setting their sights on 2017 for a rebound season.

GUIM 1342 defeat the UGLIES 1322

An absolute cracker of a game, with the Guim just getting over the line by 20 pts in a squeaker that has both teams

primed for a finals run. Chris’s mob have now won...
With only 16 teams, TooSerious's newest ORFF league - the ORFFF - is heading into the first week of their first finals series this week, and with 4 weeks available, will be working with the same finals system as the AFL.

@tyze1 and his Rutherglen Fugitives will be rueing several early season close losses to teams that finished much lower than him, as they have just missed the 8, finishing in 9th spot and earning the chance to host the ORFFF Representative match during the week after the grand final (AFL Round 23).

On the other side of the ledger is @ViQBoZ and his Mole Creek Glow-worms who have snuck into the 8, despite having the 2nd worst total points scored in the league!

Well done to all 8 teams who have made the finals.

Read on for a look at the upcoming matches:

Firstly, I would like to thank @TheTassieHawk for helping me with this by searching for "the last time they met" stats and recent form etc and compiling them for me. good work mate, helped a lot and made for a better article.

Week 1 ORFFF Finals Fixture (AFL Round 19) - as always first named is the home side

Drouin Dropbears (1st, 14-1, 1371 ppg regular season average) vs Chinchilla Chumps (4th, 10-5, 1286)
--- Recent form (last 5) - Drouin – WWWWW (5-0, average 1393ppg), Chinchilla – LLWWL (2-3, average 1212ppg)

Last time they played (2016, Round 7) – Drouin 1333 defeated Chinchilla 1243 (90 points)

Round 7 Brownlow votes and other tons

Drouin : Dangerfield 129 (4 votes), Docherty 120 (2 votes), Pittard 110, Mumford 108, Scully 106
Chinchilla : Montagna 130 (5 votes), JPK 125 (3 votes), Zorko 111 (1 vote), NicNat 101, Caddy 100

Drouin have been close to unstoppable all season, but with Mummy under an injury...
Hmmm, Heath Shaw certainly didn’t raise the bar did he, in fact this week’s pick will need to limbo to get underneath that one...

Only a few more rounds to go to pick some more SC gold, so read on for more Best Buys and our BoTW.
Sorry peeps, been out and about all day, only just got in.

Big week for #1 and #2, so its good to see that buzz didn't fall too far off the pace.

Will get the stats up when I can, in the mean time, how'd you all go?
TipBetPro have stormed into the top 10,000 tipsters in the country (8,476th) following 8 from 9 correct in Round 17 including upset winners Hawthorn and St Kilda. Another couple of huge games this week with the Pies vs Roos, Cats vs Crows and Power vs Giants standing out as cracking matches that are tough to tip. This week we’ve also taken a look at which teams are the punters friends, i.e. which teams have been the most profitable to bet on in season 2016 and which teams you love to punt against. Turn over for our Round 18 Tips and punters friend breakdown.