For those who take it way too seriously
Now, let's see how Round 3 treated our teams...
Devils 1314 d 'Cows 1171
Cradle Mountain got back on track with a convincing win over the Incorrigibles.
It was the Devils' defence that did the damage, with Rich, Lever and O'Connor racking up tons. Four other Devils hit the century as well in what was a good team effort.
The Cows got got big scores out of Dunkley, Papley and OBrien, but Prestia's early injury hurt - and may continue to sting for the next few weeks.
Battlers 1121 d Wanderers 1021
Birdsville shored up a spot in the eight with a hard-fought win over the Wanderers.
Big Harry McKay led the charge, kicking goals from everywhere on the way to 145 points. The only sour note for the Birdsville was the serious injury to ruckman Witts, who is unlikely to take the field for the rest of the season.
The Wanderers' had their own injury issues, with Stephen Coniglio hurt early on. Lyons with 139 top scored, while the defensive quartet of May, Ballard, Aliir and Plowman showed plenty of fight.
Wombats 1227 d Uglies 1179
Wagga overcame an interchange doughnut to remain undefeated, sneaking home over the Uglies in a close contest.
Jordan Ridley's 147 spearheaded the Wombats' effort, while Langdon and Impey scored much needed tons.
The Uglies kept it close all day- Max Gawn almost singlehandedly carrying his team to victory with 163 points. Ultimately some below par performances from Martin and Butters made the difference.
Vultures 1446 d Chickens 1306
A near top of the table clash produced a high scoring, high quality contest, with the Vultures emerging undefeated.
Seven tons all over the park helped the Vultures, with OMeara, Gaff and Kossie Pickett top scoring. Higgins' injury the only sour note.
The Chooks were well served by Ziebell, Jack Higgins and Goldstein, but were ultimately outgunned elsewhere...
Has anyone heard any news about any rookies being dropped later this round?
Nothing could be more stupid than Nigel Smart trying to firewalk back in the day….
Round 2 of the 2021 ORFFA season is done and dusted, here is the super quick lowdown
Birdsville Battlers 1239 defeated Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 1194
JC gets the corned beef sarnies in a close one. Ryan, Cerra and Witts tonning up, with Mitchell and Dunkley doing well for the Cows. Pig Hunter Robinson was shit
Cradle Mountain Devils 1153 smacked by the Mount Beauty Uglies 1353
Tons to Rich, Pendles, Steele and Gresham weren’t enough for the Devils, as the Uglies went mad. Salem, Walsh, Ellis, Gawn, Martin were good and Butters went bananas with 163
Nowhere Else Wanderers 1180 defeated by Venus Bay Vultures 1213
Dave goes down in another close one with tons to Atkins and Lyons. Newnes and Scott were unremarkable. Crisp, Houston and Parker all put in a decent shift for Fitzy
Wagga Wagga Wombats 1289 do Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 1183
Lenny’s now top of the tree with a win against the bye. 6 tons and a scintillating 19 from Aaaaaaarts was enough to get over the improving Lefties, who now might not be a bye, just bi.
Foul Bay Chickens 1132 defeated Lovely Banks Lilacs 1042
Chooks go 2-0, Lilacs back to 50%, Old crew in Libba, Selwood and Hawkins good for the Chooks. The flowing locks of Darcy Moore were in fine form for the Lilacs
Charlies Opening Spelunkers 1140 defeated by Gariwerd Cockatoos 1186
Spelunkers are a tale of two teams, one elite, the other very very shit. Gariwerd might have found one in Jiath
Whitsunday Warriors 1009 defeated Nareewillock Nuffers 995
The TikiBar was a hive of activity after a close one! 4 tons to the home team was enough to get them home by 14 points.
Iron Knob Codpieces 1099 whacked by the Gundagai Grasshoppers 1317
Reigning premiers go 2-0 on the back of a very consistent performance. A couple of shining lights for the...
Williams via Laird
Could also trade to Jordon but prefer to wait another week..
I’m genuinely undecided - Titch would only leave $37k in the kitty
What are all your trade plans?
Win or lose, isn’t it just great to be back?
Waikiks 1380 def. Uglies 1252
Good tussle this one with both teams scoring 5 tons. Great way to start the season but it doesn’t get any easier for Mount Beauty next week with the clash of the Tassie Mountain Men.
Vultures 1226 def. Battlers 1078
Fitzy started with a bang and the Battlers well, they battled. Only one ton to the Vultures but very good even scores across the board. Ominous.
Devils 1354 def. Lefties 1048
It’s official. The Lefties are building. The Devils made a mess of them with a polished performance, but the Lefties have set themselves a benchmark for the rest of the year. Larrikin Lagoon rises from the ashes?
Lilacs 1189 def. Wanderers 996
Lilacs are a rapidly improving team and will be thereabouts come finals time. The Wanderers remain a development team but are pushing that magic 1k mark. Hope to see steady improvement this year from both teams.
Wombats 1334 def. Cockatoos 798.
Bang. The Wombats are the Adelaide Crows of the ORFFA and the Cockies are Geelong. We know the Cockies will bounce back, but can the Wombats put together a consistent season and climb to the heights we know they are capable of?
Chickens 1330 def. Nuffers 909
Like good wine, the Chooks just get better with age and have shown they still have plenty left in the tank. The Nuffers are another development side, fueled by enthusiasm.
Grasshoppers 1301 def. Spelunkers 1066
The Spelunkers signed the Magna Carta while Gundagai would be happy to have that one in the bag. Both teams can be expected to improve on this outing.
Packers 956 def. Warriors 934
Warriors got off to a bad start with injury woes aplenty, but full credit to the Packers who ground out a gutsy well deserved win. 1k is the target for Tracey and this week would be a...
I cracked 2100 which is fricking bossly, considering I traded Mills for Lloyd at the last minute, had Meek onfield instead of Floyd, and had Rowe benched.
Hopefully next week goes better!
Hodl. No trades yet.
Hands up if you skipped on Martin?
Like Nelson Mandela said “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”
In reality, there are few sports that get people to their feet as Aussie Rules does. The only problem at the moment is that the only supporters getting to their feet are Australians as the game remains untouched by the rest of the international sporting community. You’re left scratching your head as to why given that as far as excitement goes, Aussie Rules has it all and then some.
Indeed, part of the attraction of Aussie Rules is how the game can ebb and flow. You’re only ever one moment of magic away from a comeback that will leave the hairs on the back of your neck standing upright. And as for real-life heroes who defy the odds, well, Aussie Rules has them in spades. Who can forget Jason McCartney’s return to Aussie Rules in 2003? McCartney would inspire North Melbourne to a win over Richmond and in doing so complete the greatest comeback Australian sport has ever seen.
"I often wonder how I would've been able to get through and gone about it if it wasn't for the amazing support of everyone involved at the Alfred Hospital."— AFL (@AFL) August 29, 2019
Jason McCartney opens up and reflects on his famous footy comeback following the Bali tragedy in 2002. pic.twitter.com/R2ezjHpzoC
These days, it must be said, Richmond don't seem susceptible to losing and find themselves the favourites in Aussie Rules betting to win a...
Hopefully there are no 2020 gremlins in the code that mess anything up, as always, if you spot anything weird, let me know!
Also let me know, is Laverde a good pick yet?
Too Serious will be holding our 3rd season of AFLW based competition in 2021 during the 2021 AFLW home and away season, building on the success of our 8 team, 7 week competition in 2019 and our unfortunately more succinct 2020 season.
We are one of the few full season fantasy comps on offer for AFLW next season – the other many played in 2020 was Sheplays (ShePlays Fantasy League).
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Drafts would commence between Friday 22nd January and Tuesday 26th January with an optimal league size of 8 teams to provide an intense home and away comp prior to finals. AFLW player positions will be finalised by 20th January and league draft order, league draft starting time and other details will be finalized and listed as soon as practicable...