Official 2015 ORFFA FIXture

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  1. Jen

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    On behalf of the ORFFA FIXture committee here is the long awaited 2015 ORFFA FIXture. A lot of hard work has gone into the FIXture and we hope everyone likes the draw and the themed rounds.
    Round 1 02.04 - 06.04 Fantasy Footballers Anonymous Round
    Placed in round 1 at the end of the most intense period in a fantasist's year. Raising awareness for the plight of those people (and their loved ones) who suffer from the rapidly emerging fantasy football addiction. Our version of the Gambler's Anonymous cards on the back of the toilet door at a Casino!


    Birdsville Battlers v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Gariwerd Cockatoos.
    Nunawading Nuffas v Foul Bay Chickens
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Marble Bar Misfits
    Venus Bay Vultures v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Powlett Plains Packers
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Whitsunday Warriors


    Round 2 10.04 - 12.04 International Moment of Laughter Day
    April 14 is Moment of Laughter Day around the world. Humorologist Izzy Gesell created Moment of Laughter Day to encourage people to laugh. The occasion will be marked by one minutes laughter on April 14 at the expense of the ORFFA team posting the lowest score for the round.


    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Birdsville Battlers
    Foul Bay Chickens v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Marble Bar Misfits v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Nunawading Nuffas
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Venus Bay Vultures
    Powlett Plains Packers v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Whitsunday Warriors v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Iron Knob Codpieces


    Round 3 17.04 - 19.04 Walesy Appreciation Round
    Thank you Walesy!


    Nunawading Nuffas v Birdsville Battlers
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Venus Bay Vultures
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Foul Bay Chickens v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Marble Bar Misfits v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Whitsunday Warriors
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Powlett Plains Packers


    Round 4 24.04 - 26.04 Anzac Day
    We pause to remember the great men and women who sacrificed their lives to give Fitzroy the opportunity to continue their time in the sun.


    Marble Bar Misfits v Birdsville Battlers
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Foul Bay Chickens
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Powlett Plains Packers v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Whitsunday Warriors v Nunawading Nuffas
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Venus Bay Vultures
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Gundagai Grasshoppers


    Round 5 01.05 - 03.05 Muso Round
    Each team can nominate the Australian (or Kiwi) muso or group they groove to and that inspires them; and hopefully have them perform for pre-match or half time entertainment.


    Birdsville Battlers v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Marble Bar Misfits v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Foul Bay Chickens v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Powlett Plains Packers
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Whitsunday Warriors
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Nunawading Nuffas v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Venus Bay Vultures v Gundagai Grasshoppers


    Round 6 08.05 - 10.05 International Players
    Our NZ team has a home game this round, as well as Whitsunday and Gundagai who are coached by expats living in Thailand and the US respectively.


    Birdsville Battlers v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Nunawading Nuffas v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Venus Bay Vultures v Foul Bay Chickens
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Marble Bar Misfits
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Whitsunday Warriors v Powlett Plains Packers


    Round 7 15.05 - 17.05 One Round Wonders
    They rose, they shone and they were a household name for a weekend. We celebrate the infamy that lingers around this unfortunate group of 1080 men who could only manage to get it on for one week.


    Birdsville Battlers v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Powlett Plains Packers
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Whitsunday Warriors
    Marble Bar Misfits v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Foul Bay Chickens v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Venus Bay Vultures
    Nunawading Nuffas v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles


    Round 8 22.05 - 24.05 Geek Pride
    Geek Pride day is on May 25th. The universal Geek manifesto decrees the rights of the Geek to be many. Here is a taste: Right to be more geek. Right to stay home. Right not like it football or sport (WHAT! Ahh, must taking about Soccer. Phew!) Right to have few friends (or none). Right not to be fashionable. Right to overweight and myopia. Right to dominate the world.


    Powlett Plains Packers v Birdsville Battlers
    Whitsunday Warriors v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Marble Bar Misfits
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Foul Bay Chickens
    Venus Bay Vultures v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Nunawading Nuffas v Lovely Banks Lilacs


    Round 9 29.05 - 31.05 Fellowship Round
    Last year was such a great experience, so once again, we would like to propose that at an agreed time when everyone (even simonoz) can participate, that we all raise a glass (or a cuppa) to the other seventeen ORFFA coaches and acknowledge what a fantastic group of people have got together to have fun.


    Birdsville Battlers v Whitsunday Warriors
    Powlett Plains Packers v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Marble Bar Misfits v Venus Bay Vultures
    Foul Bay Chickens v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Nunawading Nuffas
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Lovely Banks Lilacs


    Round 10 05.06 - 08.06 The Spud Round (Relton)
    In honour of the humble potato. The Relton Roberts Cup in the round before the mid-season draft. We get rid of our Reltons and hope we do not draft new ones.


    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Birdsville Battlers
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Whitsunday Warriors
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Powlett Plains Packers
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Venus Bay Vultures v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Nunawading Nuffas v Marble Bar Misfits
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Foul Bay Chickens
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Gariwerd Cockatoos


    Byes


    Round 11 02.07 - 05.07 Winter Solstice
    With the Solstice falling a few weeks earlier, a candle-lit commemoration is likely to be still burning at some grounds, so as to hasten the post-bye snow thaw.


    Birdsville Battlers v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Whitsunday Warriors v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Powlett Plains Packers v Venus Bay Vultures
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Nunawading Nuffas
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Marble Bar Misfits v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Foul Bay Chickens v Gariwerd Cockatoos


    Round 12 09.07 - 12.07 Chelsea Roffey Appreciation
    Waikikamoocow can once again host Chelsea as they will host Whitsunday in NZ for this round.


    Mt Beauty Uglies v Birdsville Battlers
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Venus Bay Vultures v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Whitsunday Warriors
    Nunawading Nuffas v Powlett Plains Packers
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Foul Bay Chickens v Marble Bar Misfits


    Round 13 17.07 - 19.07 Bleak week
    In the Southern Hemisphere, the third week of July is considered the Bleak Week. No better way to celebrate the cold, miserable Australian winter than chasing a bag of wind through the ankle-deep slush of a Tasmanian footy paddock.


    Birdsville Battlers v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Venus Bay Vultures
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Nunawading Nuffas
    Whitsunday Warriors v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Powlett Plains Packers v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Foul Bay Chickens
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Marble Bar Misfits


    Round 14 24.07 - 26.07 Laughable Surnames/Killer Nicknames
    From the era when the Monkhorst roamed the marshes to the present day Wooffinddin poised to terrorise the wetlands, the brunt of many a joke has befallen those who are unlucky enough to not have heard of Deedpoll.


    Venus Bay Vultures v Birdsville Battlers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Nunawading Nuffas v Mt Beauty Uglies
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Iron Knob Codpieces
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Whitsunday Warriors
    Foul Bay Chickens v Powlett Plains Packers
    Marble Bar Misfits v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Cradle Mountain Devils v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles


    Round 15 31.07 - 02.08 Once in a Blue Moon
    Nobody likes a show-off. We pay homage to the modesty and humility of our lesser-lights as they rub their trusty Hen's Tooth and trot out a Supercoach ton for the record books.


    Birdsville Battlers v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Venus Bay Vultures v Nunawading Nuffas
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Foul Bay Chickens
    Whitsunday Warriors v Marble Bar Misfits
    Powlett Plains Packers v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles


    Round 16 07.08 - 09.08 Mark Seaby Memorial
    Once again, we have Mark Seaby round in remembrance of pick 429 of our inaugural draft, where Foul Bay attempted to pick Seaby, but realised he had already been selected at pick 430 by Birdsville :)


    Birdsville Battlers v Foul Bay Chickens
    Gariwerd Cockatoos v Marble Bar Misfits
    Wagga Wagga Wombats v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Lovely Banks Lilacs v Darraweit Guim Dirigibles
    Nunawading Nuffas v Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles v Powlett Plains Packers
    Venus Bay Vultures v Whitsunday Warriors
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Iron Knob Codpieces


    Round 17 14.08 - 16.08 Left Footers
    The fourth year running for this theme. If only we'd trademarked the naming rights three years ago, we'd be moderately wealthy. Goofies are celebrated this week for good reason, they rock! http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-02-08...

    Darraweit Guim Dirigibles v Birdsville Battlers
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties v Cradle Mountain Devils
    Powlett Plains Packers v Marble Bar Misfits
    Whitsunday Warriors v Foul Bay Chickens
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers v Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Iron Knob Codpieces v Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Mt Beauty Uglies v Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Gundagai Grasshoppers v Nunawading Nuffas
    Venus Bay Vultures v Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
     
  2. TerryinBangkok

    TerryinBangkok Moderator Staff Member

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    Well done. Thank you to all involved.
     
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    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks to everyone. We worked really well together to get this done I reckon. For those that don't know, we had a couple of changes in the makeup of the committee. Chels and Fitzy both stepped down, and Jen and Grav both joined the other remaining members, JC, Jimbowan and me.
     
  4. Len

    Len Cockburn Knightrider Staff Member

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    Nice work people, hoping I post a decent score in round 2 at least :)
     
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    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Len wrote:
    Nice work people, hoping I post a decent score in round 2 at least :) Haha, yeah, there's a bit of motivation there for everyone that round. Grav wrote most of the blurbs and came up with that beauty :) I reckon the minutes laughter should happen at the time of if the score was a 24hr clock time. Like if the lowest score is 1909, we should hold a min laughter at 7:09pm on the actual International Moment of Laughter day.
     
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    anthak wrote:
    Len wrote:
    Nice work people, hoping I post a decent score in round 2 at least :) Haha, yeah, there's a bit of motivation there for everyone that round. Grav wrote most of the blurbs and came up with that beauty :) I reckon the minutes laughter should happen at the time of if the score was a 24hr clock time. Like if the lowest score is 1909, we should hold a min laughter at 7:09pm on the actual International Moment of Laughter day. I am sure I will be much happier to toast that idea if I score 1909 ;)
     
  7. graeme

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    Fabulous work by the Match Committee - very well done. Looking forward to the bye rounds already, well at least my ticker is.
     
  8. anthak

    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    2015 FIXture is now uploaded into tsLeagues. Chels did the whole code last season, but this season we divided it up between all of us. I think that must be it now.
     
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    Congratulations to all of you. Wonderful job and I'll have a practice for Fellowship round and toast your efforts at dinner tonight.
     
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    melbandy wrote:
    Congratulations to all of you. Wonderful job and I'll have a practice for Fellowship round and toast your efforts at dinner tonight. Thanks mate. Sounds good
     
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    Regarding the finals series, the FIXture committee has decided to run the same system as last season's finals series. We forgot to mention that until now, but the decision was made months ago. Even though we understand the matter is somewhat contentious, we decided it was not appropriate or fair to thrash it out year after year, when the final decision has always been the same. Last season, it was especially difficult to determine the best outcome, but we felt we did the best we could with the extensive and varied feedback that had been presented at the time. During last season, it became evident that some people were growing tired of the debate, and it would not be fair to expect everyone to once again present their arguments just 1 season later. We've decided to give the same format another go this season, and we'll see how it goes.
     
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    anthak wrote:
    Regarding the finals series, the FIXture committee has decided to run the same system as last season's finals series. We forgot to mention that until now, but the decision was made months ago. Even though we understand the matter is somewhat contentious, we decided it was not appropriate or fair to thrash it out year after year, when the final decision has always been the same. Last season, it was especially difficult to determine the best outcome, but we felt we did the best we could with the extensive and varied feedback that had been presented at the time. During last season, it became evident that some people were growing tired of the debate, and it would not be fair to expect everyone to once again present their arguments just 1 season later. We've decided to give the same format another go this season, and we'll see how it goes. Appropriate
     
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    anthak wrote:
    Regarding the finals series, the FIXture committee has decided to run the same system as last season's finals series. We forgot to mention that until now, but the decision was made months ago. Even though we understand the matter is somewhat contentious, we decided it was not appropriate or fair to thrash it out year after year, when the final decision has always been the same. Last season, it was especially difficult to determine the best outcome, but we felt we did the best we could with the extensive and varied feedback that had been presented at the time. During last season, it became evident that some people were growing tired of the debate, and it would not be fair to expect everyone to once again present their arguments just 1 season later. We've decided to give the same format another go this season, and we'll see how it goes. Probably no need to mention it ant - I had completely forgotten about it. lol. Something that is worth mentioning. Today marks one year to the day that ORFFL have had anyone post in their thread. Rigged for silent running?
     
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    What's a Final Series ?
     
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    Simonoz wrote:
    What's a Final Series ? Yeah. Sorry. It's kinda playoffs followed by a Superbowl of fried grasshoppers.
     
  16. graeme

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    It must be close to the start of the ORFFA season if this question is now relevant: Full or partial lockout Thursday at 1920hrs?
     
  17. anthak

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    anthak wrote:
    Regarding the finals series, the FIXture committee has decided to run the same system as last season's finals series. We forgot to mention that until now, but the decision was made months ago. Even though we understand the matter is somewhat contentious, we decided it was not appropriate or fair to thrash it out year after year, when the final decision has always been the same. Last season, it was especially difficult to determine the best outcome, but we felt we did the best we could with the extensive and varied feedback that had been presented at the time. During last season, it became evident that some people were growing tired of the debate, and it would not be fair to expect everyone to once again present their arguments just 1 season later. We've decided to give the same format another go this season, and we'll see how it goes.
    This is from last season:
    anthak wrote:
    anthak wrote:
    Finals format.
    Week 1 (AFL round 21); 15/8 - 17/8. Top 3 teams select their opponent from teams ranked 5-8. Highest ranked team gets first preference and 2nd ranked team gets 2nd preference. The 4 winners progress to week 2. Week 2 (AFL round 22); 22/8 - 24/8. Highest ranked team (from regular season) selects opponent. The 2 winners progress to Grand Final. Week 3 (AFL round 23); 28/8 - 31/8. Grand Final. <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4466px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Darraweit Guim <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4466px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Mount Beauty v
    <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4584px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Wagga Wagga <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4584px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Gundagai v
    <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4650px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Mount Beauty <p id='radePasteHelper' style='position: absolute; left: -10000px; border: 0px solid red; top: 4650px; width: 1px; height: 1px; overflow: hidden;][span style='font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Whitsunday v
    Can the coaches of the top 3 or 4 teams please PM me their preferences of who they wish to play. Thanks.


    The deadline last season was 10am Thursday morning, but i am busy Thursday with a funeral to go to.

    Id like to propose the deadline as 8pm Wednesday for the top 3 to pm me their preferences. How does that sound? Please let us know if thats not ok?


    Cheers
     
  18. Len

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    Sounds good to me ant, swift work and sorry to hear about your loss. We'll be doing the plate again also.. I'll get a thread happening tomorrow, from memory it is simply 9 v 18, 10 v 17 etc knockout.
     
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    Thanks Len
     

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