For those who take it way too seriously

Gold Coast Suns' captain Gary Ablett has requested a trade back to his old club, the Geelong Cats, before the start of the 2018 Premiership. Unless you've been living under a rock this year, it's no secret that the star has been pushing for this move for some time, and the powerful midfielder has even talked about retirement if a deal does not eventuate between the two clubs.

While still has one year left on his contract with the Suns, the 33-year-old told his club he has no plans to continue beyond the end of the current term. The player's manager, Liam Pickering, confirmed this later, going on to say that while they were hopeful a deal could be struck with the Cats, it certainly won't be a walk in the park.

Gold Coast have mentioned that they would want Geelong to pay Ablett's wage as compensation as well as receiving a player to make up for his absence. Pickering said that the Suns had not proposed any particular players that they would be interested in as part of an exchange as of yet.

The Suns struggled last season and only narrowly avoided taking out the competition's wooden spoon, finishing just four points above the Brisbane Lions. If they were to lose their most high-profile player, the latest AFL odds would have them as one of the favourites to finish bottom next year, and it could have a devastating effect on the club's chances of signing new players.

Next year would be the player's 18th AFL season, but he is still in sensational form and recently won the Club Champion of the Year award at the Suns' presentation evening.

Ablett's desire to move on won't have come as a surprise to the club, after he previously requested a transfer in last year's AFL exchange period as well as saying back in April that...
G'day all, hope the finals series is treating everyone well.

Unfortunately it looks like we won't be having a Brownlow analysis again this year, so I figured I'd just put this up for people to discuss their tips and multi's and see how everyone goes.

So, who are your tips for the team votes, and what multi's are you all looking at?
It's September !!


First Preliminary Final: Adelaide Crows v Geelong Cats
Friday September 22 at the Adelaide Oval (7:50pm)

B: R.Laird, D.Talia, J.Lever
HB: L.Brown, K.Hartigan, J.Kelly
C: R.Atkins, R.Sloane, D.Mackay
HF: R.Douglas, T.Walker, C.Cameron
F: T.Lynch, J.Jenkins, E.Betts
FOLL: S.Jacobs, B.Crouch, M.Crouch
I/C: R.Knight, P.Seedsman, H.Greenwood, A.Otten
EMG: W.Milera, A.Keath, R.O’Brien

IN: A.Otten, R.Sloane
OUT: B.Smith (Knee), M.McGovern (Hamstring)

B: T.Stewart, T.Lonergan, Z.Tuohy
HB: A.Mackie, L.Henderson, J.Bews
C: M.Duncan, J.Selwood, M.Blicavs
HF: S.Motlop, H.Taylor, D.Lang
F: D.Menzel, P.Dangerfield, T.Hawkins
FOLL: Z.Smith, S.Menegola, S.Selwood
I/C: N.Cockatoo, J.Kolodjashnij, B.Parfitt, R.Stanley
EMG: Z.Guthrie, J.Murdoch, J.Parsons

IN: T.Lonergan, N.Cockatoo
OUT: J.Parsons (omitted), Z.Guthrie (omitted)

Second Preliminary Final: Richmond v GWS Giants
Saturday September 23 at the MCG (4:45pm)

B: B.Ellis, A.Rance, D.Grimes
HB: B.Houli, D.Astbury, N.Vlastuin
C: K.McIntosh, T.Cotchin, J.Townsend
HF: K.Lambert, D.Martin, J.Caddy
F: D.Butler, J.Riewoldt, D.Rioli
FOLL: T.Nankervis, D.Prestia, S.Grigg
I/C: S.Edward, J.Graham, N.Broad, J.Castagna
EMG: S.Hampson, S.Bolton, C.Ellis

IN: Nil
OUT: Nil

B: Z.Williams, P.Davis, H.Shaw
HB: N.Haynes, A.Tomlinson, N.Wilson
C: D.Shiel, S.Coniglio, T.Taranto
HF: Boer, H.Himmelberg, T.Scully
F: S.Johnson, J.Patton, B.Deledio
FOLL: R.Lobb, J.Hopper, J.Kelly
I/C: A.Corr, L.Whitfield, T.Greene, C.Ward
EMG: D.Smith, H.Perryman, S.Reid

IN: Nil
OUT: Nil
The 2017 season has come to an end, and now is probably the best time to reflect on the season.
Let us know over the break, what went right, what went wrong and otherwise during 2017
114 + JJK vs my Sloane and Yeo.

I'm tense. In fact, I can't even watch.

Meanwhile in my ORFFL matchup, I need Sloane to do poorly (And also JJK).

So I don't know what to root for.

The season is coming down to the final game, how are you shaping up? Hit up the poll
Boom. Final time. Well, I hope it's your final time.

Teams have been pretty kind, which is nice- Except for Hanners out, though it's unsuprising given what he's served up to his owners all year long!

Good luck peeps! Teams over the break
Some clutch scores from some premiums this week.

Let us know how you fared in the League prelims if your team was still alive, and also how you went up/down or sideways in the overall rankings.
Welcome to the 8th successive season of fantasy NBA at

Last season we had 48 players and it would be great to have that many or more go around again this season.

If you want to play this season, register your interest in the comments in this thread.

New players are of course welcome to join in too!
the bossman @walesy is awol so here are this week's teams


Adelaide Crows v Sydney Swans
Friday August 18 at the Adelaide Oval (7.50pm)

B: L.Brown, D.Talia, J.Lever
HB: J.Kelly, A.Keath, R.Laird
C: D.Mackay, R.Sloane, B.Smith
HF: C.Cameron, T.Walker, R.Knight
F: T.Lynch, J.Jenkins, E.Betts
FOL: S.Jacobs, B.Crouch, M.Crouch
I/C: H.Greenwood, R.Atkins, R.Douglas, M.McGovern
EMG: P.Seedsman, K.Cheney, W.Milera


B: D.Rampe, H.Grundy, N.Smith
HB: Z.Jones, L.Melican, J.McVeigh
C: J.Lloyd, J.Kennedy, I.Heeney
HF: G.Hewett, L.Franklin, G.Rohan
F: D.Towers, K.Tippett, S.Reid
FOL: C.Sinclair, L.Parker, D.Hannebery
I/C: W.Hayward, K.Jack, C.Mills, T.Papley
EMG: A.Aliir, J.Dawson, N.Newman

IN: J.Kennedy
OUT: N.Newman

Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide
Saturday August 19 at the Mars Stadium (1.45pm)

B: S.Biggs, Z.Cordy, D.Morris
HB: R.Murphy, L.Young, M.Suckling
C: L.Hunter, M.Bontempelli, B.Dale
HF: J.Johannisen, J.Stringer, L.Picken
F: L.Dahlhaus, T.Cloke, T.Dickson
FOL: J.Roughead, T.Liberatore, J.Macrae
I/C: T.McLean, J.Dunkley, B.Williams, C.Daniel
EMG: M.Wallis, F.Roberts, M.Honeychurch

IN: D.Morris, J.Johannisen
OUT: M.Wallis, J.Redpath

B: R.Bonner, T.Clurey, D.Houston
HB: D.Byrne-Jones, T.Jonas, H.Hartlett
C: J.Westhoff, O.Wines, J.Polec
HF: S.Gray, T.Marshall, R.Gray
F: A.Johnson, C.Dixon, C.Wingard
FOL: P.Ryder, B.Ebert, T.Boak
I/C: J.Neade, S.Powell-Pepper, K.Amon, D.Howard
EMG: J.Trengove, M.White, J.Impey

IN: S.Powell-Pepper, R.Bonner, T.Marshall
OUT: J.Pittard, B.Ah Chee, J.Impey

Collingwood v Geelong Cats
Saturday August 19 at the MCG (2.10pm)

B: B.Maynard, L.Dunn, M.Scharenberg
HB: J.Howe, T.Langdon, J.Crisp
C: S.Sidebottom, T.Adams, T.Broomhead
HF: J.Daicos, D.Moore, C.Brown
F: J.Elliott, B.Reid, J.Blair
FOL: M.Cox, J.Aish, A.Treloar
I/C: T.Phillips, J.Thomas, W.Hoskin-Elliott, J.Smith
EMG: L.Keeffe, K.Kirby, J.Ramsay