For those who take it way too seriously

Our big 10th year running these leagues.
It was a scramble to fill the 4th league and we ended up with several people missing out in the end.

We've now completed our drafts and now just need to wait for opening night!
Have a look over the break for the makeup of the leagues for this year, listed in draft order!
Invites will be sent shortly.

Speak up if anyone else wants to join the leagues, we might be able to make another one :)
Good to see a steady stream of people registering their interest for the new season. We've had 26.5 opt in so far. Still a few more to hear from. Would be great to get up to 48 again, so if any of you know anyone who might be keen, please hit them up to join...

Register your interest to join a league over *here* in the original thread.

Check in here for details of this season's scoring system.
Please register your interest in this thread if you are keen to play fantasy NBA this season in the TS leagues.
Well, it was a tight tussle to the end with two teams finishing in the top 1,000 with the ultimate winner finishing at 645 overall, 96 points and 223 places ahead of yours truly at 868.... an awesome result.

Final places below.

That's a wrap, let us know how you did
Toby Greene helped my side make some minor finals SC but will be watching from afar as the final round of 2019 unfolds.

How have Round 23 teams helped or hindered your SC team ?

Round 23
ROUND 23 TEAMS (All times AEST)

Friday August 23, 7:50pm at the MCG

B: L.Greenwood, M.Scharenberg, J.Howe
HB: J.Crisp, D.Moore, B.Maynard
C: T.Phillips, S.Pendlebury, C.Mayne
HF: J.Thomas, B.Mihocek, W.Hoskin-Elliott
F: J.Elliott, J.Roughead, C.Brown
FOLL: B.Grundy, A.Treloar, T.Adams
I/C: J.Madgen, J.Noble, T.Varcoe, R.Wills
EMG: T.Broomhead, T.Brown, B.Crocker, J.Daicos

IN: D.Moore
OUT: S.Sidebottom (Injured nut)

B: C.Hooker, P.Ambrose, M.Gleeson
HB: C.McKenna, M.Hurley, M.Redman
C: A.McGrath, Z.Merrett, A.Saad
HF: J.Begley, S.McKernan, T.Jok
FF A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, M.Brown, J.Laverde
FOLL: T.Bellchambers, D.Shiel, D.Clarke
I/C: D.Parish, K.Langford, A.Francis, B.Ham
EMG: J.Long, B.Zerk-Thatcher, M.Baguley, M.Hartley

IN: C.Hooker, J.Begley, T.Jok, J.Laverde, T.Bellchambers, D.Clarke
OUT: B.Zerk-Thatcher (Omitted), D.Zaharakis (Injured), D.Heppell (Injured), J.Stringer (Injured), Z.Clarke (Injured),...
A fantastic review put together by @graeme .... I'm hungry now

The ORFFA chef preliminary finals

A four course cook off with the semi-final chefs paired off to present comparative offerings for each of the four courses. The winners proceed to the big dance and a place in immortality on the honours board maintained by @anthak . The evening also acted as a surrogate Fellowship event. The menu:


Entrée - Birdsville Battlers vs Nowhere Else Wanderers

Fish - Gariwerd Cockatoos vs Wagga Wagga Wombats

Main – Foul Bay Chickens vs Waikickamoocow Incorrigibles

Dessert – Cradle Mountain Devils vs Venus Bay Vultures​

Loyalty toast

There was an air of expectations as the diners gathered to critique the offerings from those fortunate enough to be tasked with entertaining the group. The first amuse-bouche was a light as nuffing fricassee of ugly fruit and island kangaroo packed together and served on a dark and dank Bangkok sauce. This was followed by extracts from the carcasses of codpieces and grasshoppers served with a lilac sauce on misfiting plates. Despite these being complimentary offerings, served with a delightful Beaumet Rose NV Champagne, some of those assembled found the offerings unappealing. There is no accounting for taste; perhaps the partygoers were too salty for the food?

To start, the entrées created by a long serving battler, and a recently arrived nomad. Would there be a gypsy sauce from the debutant? What drugs would JC introduce to his cookery? Both chefs were chose variations on outback tucker, both classic and new age sustainable offerings. @JC went for the Hunter (104) look with a Treloar (116) and Witts (119) sauce. Sadly, it lacked substance and quantity – it was all a bit meh. One had to ask “is this all there is?” @DaveH 's classic “Your grille to our grill” was a...
It's been a successful season for the West Coast Eagles in many ways, from their impressive run of form since round seven to the way they've handled the pressure as reigning premiers over the course of the entire half and away season. Another real positive to come out of this year has been the continued improvement of many of this team's younger players; in particular, forward Oscar Allen. The youngster, who is capable of playing in a range of positions, has undoubtedly been one of the standout members of his team this season.

A taste of what's to come
The 20-year-old earned the Round 21 Rising Star nomination following a brilliant three-goal showing against the Adelaide Crows, capping off what has been a fantastic season for the Western Australian. Having broken into the team at the end of last season after being selected 21st overall in the 2017 draft, Allen has established himself as a competent, ever-present member of the team this year, scoring 19 goals in 19 appearances as a third tall forward.

Allen's versatility has been highlighted on a number of occasions, with him switching into defence and the ruck, looking well at home whenever and wherever he's been asked to do a job. But it was as a forward where his real season highlight occurred, with Allen kicking the game-winning goal against the Crows at Adelaide Oval in round 10. However, it's been his consistency that has been the real takeaway from Allen's first full season in the team, and the club and fans will be delighted he is contracted until the end of 2022.

What this means for the future of the Eagles
Having come so close to appearing in last season's Grand Final after being placed on standby for Jeremy McGovern, Allen will now be...
ROB, Jelly & Dusty return along with Roughy! Not too many massive outs although Jezza Cameron, Duursma, D Clarke and perhaps Hately might hurt a few with their backups... Good luck to all those still in finals or pushing the leaderboard!

Here's a throwback to the Roughy mullet.

Teams below...

Friday 16 August, 7.50pm at the MCG

B: Hibberd, Frost, Lever
HB: Jones, Hore, Salem
C: Dunkley, Viney, Stretch
HF: C. Wagner, Fritsch, Harmes
F: Lewis, Melksham, Petracca
FOLL: Gawn, Brayshaw, Oliver
I/C: Spargo, Kennedy-Harris, Neal-Bullen, Chandler
EMG: Preuss, Hunt, Lockhart, Keilty
IN: Hore, Stretch, Spargo, Neal-Bullen, Chandler
OUT: Baker (omitted), Hunt (omitted), May (injured), O. McDonald (injured), Petty (injured)

B: Mills, Rampe, Aliir
HB: Lloyd, McCartin, Dawson
C: Heeney, Hewett, Florent
HF: Ronke, Blakey, Papley
F: Jack, Reid, Menzel
FOLL: McLean, Kennedy, Parker
I/C: Clarke, Fox, Bell, Rowbottom
EMG: Amartey, Melican, Stoddart, Rose
IN: Jack
OUT: Jones (injured)

Saturday 17 August, 1.45pm at the MCG

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

B: Savage, Brown, Paton
HB: Newnes, Carlisle, Clark
C: Billings, Ross, Hannebery
HF: Hind, Bruce, Steele
F: Lonie, Membrey, Long
FOLL: Marshall, Sinclair, Acres
I/C: Steven, Dunstan, Battle, Wilkie
EMG: Phillips, Rice, Langlands, Rowe
IN: Brown
OUT: Coffield (injured)

Saturday 17 August, 2.10pm at the Gabba

B: Hodge, Andrews, Adams
HB: Witherden, Gardiner, Rich
C: McCarthy, Zorko, Robinson
HF: Cameron, Hipwood, McCluggage
F: McInerney, McStay, Berry
FOLL: Martin, Neale, Lyons
I/C: Christensen,...