ORFFA FIXTURE 2020

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  1. Jen

    Jen Well-Known Member

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    Thank you to the FIXture Committee for another year - @Bandit, @JC and to @chris88 for his blurb write ups

    Round 1 – AFL Round 1
    Date Thursday 19th March 2020
    THEME - FELLOWSHIP ROUND

    As Ezra Taft Benson once said, "the fellowship of true friends who can hear you out, share your joys, help carry your burdens, and correctly counsel you is priceless."

    Fellowship has been at the heart of the ORFFA since this whole big ride started spinning back in 2012. And Fellowship Round allows us to raise a glass something to our fellow ORFFA coaches and celebrate that we can continue to gather each week through the ORFFA.

    Most particularly we dedicate this year's Fellowship Round to all of us who have faced health, personal and other challenges over the off-season, and particularly to our friend @That KI Guy and his family, who remain in our thoughts after the devastating bushfires over the summer.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Marble Bar Misfits
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Whitsunday Warriors V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Venus Bay Vultures
    Birdsville Battlers V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Mount Beauty Uglies

    Round 2 – AFL Round 2 Date Thursday 26th March 2020
    THEME - Walesy Appreciation Round

    Hooray for Walesy, our benevolent overlord who ensures the TS site runs as smoothly and efficiently as a ... well ... smooth and efficient website. Importantly, TS offers all of us in AFL keeper leagues and other varied annual fantasy comps a way to prove just how inept our player selections can be.

    Hooray for Walesy! Hooray! Hooray!

    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Foul Bay Chickens
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Marble Bar Misfits
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Venus Bay Vultures V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Whitsunday Warriors
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Birdsville Battlers

    Round 3 – AFL Round 3 Date Thursday 2nd April 2020
    THEME - Retire His Number Round

    Over nine years of ORFFA action, all of our clubs will have had a standout performer, a player whose deeds have gone down in folklore and whose name is etched on all manner of honorboards, engraved on numerous trophies, or just carved into multiple clubroom walls with a switchblade.

    Anyhoo, this round is the one where coaches can – nay, must – nominate who they think their club’s best all time fantasy player is.

    Then, in a ceremony befitting the occasion, we will formally hang their guernsey from the rafters. Note - all coaches must ensure the players involved are not wearing their guernseys as they are hoisted to the rafters.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Marble Bar Misfits V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Venus Bay Vultures
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Whitsunday Warriors V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Birdsville Battlers

    Round 4 – AFL Round 4 Date Thursday 9th April 2020
    THEME - FF Anonymous Round

    I don't have a problem, you have a problem. No, in fact, we all have problems - the least of which may well be our obsession with fantasy football.

    And there's no 12-step program to deal with this obsession (unless your name is @chris88 and you just up and leave, and even then the troublemaker still wanders by and writes up stupid unfunny fixture blurbs like this one).

    So we should instead acknowledge our "issues" in a collective way through an appropriately-themed round, and then endeavour to control our desire to check fantasy scores before match scores.

    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Foul Bay Chickens
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Venus Bay Vultures V Marble Bar Misfits
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Birdsville Battlers V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Whitsunday Warriors

    Round 5 – AFL Round 5 Date Thursday 16th April 2020
    THEME - Spud Round

    The great Allan Jeans famously compared footballers to sausages - "You can fry them, grill them, bake them ... but they're still footballers.

    And while we don't condone the frying, baking or grilling of footballers here in the ORFFA, we do condone the baking of spuds. Especially those fantasy football spuds who score abysmally and cost us our weekly match-up.

    They definitely deserve a good bake.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Venus Bay Vultures
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Marble Bar Misfits V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Birdsville Battlers
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Whitsunday Warriors

    Round 6 – AFL Round 6 Date Friday 24th April 2020
    THEME - ANZAC Round

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

    At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

    We will remember them.

    Nareewillock Nuffers V Foul Bay Chickens
    Venus Bay Vultures V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Birdsville Battlers V Marble Bar Misfits
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Whitsunday Warriors V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties

    Round 7 – AFL Round 7 Date Friday 1st May 2020
    THEME - Muso Round

    Each year the ORFFA's Muso Round sees the league celebrate the great Australian (and New Zealand) artists that populate our Spotify lists and whose vocals most definitely don't involve any type of auto-tuning.

    Even better, some of these songs may be played at about 160dB at a future AFL match - most likely at half time as we try to do the unthinkable and engage in polite conversation with friends and family. Thank you, AFL match-day experience gurus.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Venus Bay Vultures
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Birdsville Battlers
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Marble Bar Misfits V Whitsunday Warriors
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
     
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  2. Jen

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    Round 8 – AFL Round 8 Date Friday 8th May 2020
    THEME: Women’s Celebration Round

    This round is a chance to offer a shout-out to all the great women in our lives, all the great women who help steer the great game of Aussie Rules towards success, and of course all of those who play in the AFLW. For the ORFFA, this round is marked by a marquee match-up between @Jen's Lilacs and @Tracey's team from Wineglass Bay.

    Iron Knob Codpieces V Foul Bay Chickens
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Venus Bay Vultures
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Birdsville Battlers V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Whitsunday Warriors V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Marble Bar Misfits
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Lovely Banks Lilacs

    Round 9 – AFL Round 9 Date Friday 15th May 2020
    THEME - Bolters and Boulders Round

    Every team needs a bolter or two. Or 6. Or 15. You know, those players whose performance this year has been far above expectations. Better still if these performances look likely to continue.

    More realistically however, what many of us might have are not bolters but boulders – those 2, 6 or 15 players weighing down our teams like millstones and causing us coaches no end of frustration.

    This round we celebrate both as key ingredients in the wonderful world of fantasy football … while at the same time hoping our bolters keep bolting, and our boulders stop weighing us down.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Venus Bay Vultures V Birdsville Battlers
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Whitsunday Warriors
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Marble Bar Misfits V Lovely Banks Lilacs

    Round 10 – AFL Round 10 Date Friday 22nd May 2020
    THEME - Rural Round

    So many of our great AFL players have hailed from the vast expanses of rural and regional Australia - those places where the horizons are long and uninterrupted, where there is space as far as the eye can see, where smaller parts of civillisation sit on the edges of deserts, outback, forests or bushland, and where the internet is intermittent at best.

    Actually, that last point pretty much makes most of Australia rural and/or regional. Oh well, as long as the intermittent internet allows us to get our teams in on time.

    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Foul Bay Chickens
    Birdsville Battlers V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Whitsunday Warriors V Venus Bay Vultures
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Marble Bar Misfits V Wagga Wagga Wombats

    Round 11 – AFL Round 11 Date Friday 29th May 2020
    THEME: Mark Seaby Memorial Round

    Draft SNAFUs are fun. Choosing ineligible players, making picks in the wrong order ... all part of the great gigantic fun ride that is the ORFFA. The long-retired Mark Seaby remains immortalised thanks to such a draft SNAFU in our inaugural ORFFA mega-draft.

    And after an unintended (and very much regretted) one year absence, the traditional Seaby Round fixture returns as Foul Bay host Birdsville.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Birdsville Battlers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Whitsunday Warriors
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Venus Bay Vultures V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Marble Bar Misfits
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Wagga Wagga Wombats

    Round 12 – AFL Round 15 Date Thursday 25th June 2020
    THEME - Left Footers Round

    We all wear labels. And not just on our over-priced designer clothes. For left-footers, those labels are very real, and can vary from somewhat descriptive ("Hookfoot") to the semi-accurate ("Only has a right leg for balance"). But instead of deriding our left-footed friends, let's bask in their brilliance and sublime skills (at least, until one of them coughs up the ball in defence, then its every mollyduker for themselves).

    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Foul Bay Chickens
    Whitsunday Warriors V Birdsville Battlers
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Venus Bay Vultures
    Marble Bar Misfits V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Gundagai Grasshoppers

    Round 13 – AFL Round 16 Date Thursday 2nd July 2020
    THEME: Fantasy Saviour Round

    We all know the feeling. That feeling when some normally non-descript performer steps up with a Messiah-esque performance to propel our underperforming bunch of triers to something resembling brilliance. Or maybe just competence, I don't know.

    Of course most of the time this is something that happens for other teams, and usually occurs when you are playing those other teams. So let’s celebrate Fantasy Saviour Round with the hope that we all get a God-like performance from one of our chosen 15 this weekend.

    Disclaimer: Hope for God-like performance only valid if your bunch of triers isn’t playing my bunch of triers.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Whitsunday Warriors
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Birdsville Battlers V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Marble Bar Misfits
    Venus Bay Vultures V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Gundagai Grasshoppers

    Round 14 – AFL Round 17 Date Friday 10th July 2020
    THEME - NAIDOC Round

    Each season the ORFFA stages NAIDOC Round to coincide with NAIDOC Week which, in 2020, is staged from July 5-12.

    NAIDOC Week helps us all celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across all parts of Australian society. And the impact that Indigenous players continue to have in the AFL (and the ORFFA) is something most definitely worth celebrating.

    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Foul Bay Chickens
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Whitsunday Warriors
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Birdsville Battlers
    Marble Bar Misfits V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Iron Knob Codpieces
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Venus Bay Vultures
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Nareewillock Nuffers

    Round 15 – AFL Round 18 Date Friday 17th July 2020
    THEME - Stupid Injury Round

    Ever broken a foot while throwing a gridiron ball with friends? How about spearing yourself with a garden stake? Breaking a wrist tripping over a fence? Doing an ACL by slipping in the shower? Breaking ankles jumping off a fence? Breaking wrists jumping off a ute? Hurting yourself by tripping over your own suitcase? Or by getting hit by a golf cart? Or just being dumb enough to try firewalking?

    Of course we normal people would never do such things. But in the rarefied world populated by elite AFL footballers, these hazards are virtually unavoidable. So this round we all hope that none of our ORFFA teams' players inflict upon themselves a stupid injury ... and please, please - just don't try firewalking.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Wineglass Bay Packers
    Whitsunday Warriors V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Marble Bar Misfits
    Birdsville Battlers V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Iron Knob Codpieces V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Venus Bay Vultures V Nareewillock Nuffers

    Round 16 – AFL Round 19 Date Friday 24th July 2020
    THEME - Late Withdrawal/Doughnut Round

    If Allan Jeans thought footballers were sausages, then it is pretty clear what missing players are. Doughnuts. Lovely, round, doughy doughnuts.

    And no matter what sort of doughnut that missing player or late withdrawal may be – iced, glazed, jam, cinnamon or one of those fancy-schmancy custard filled treats, they're just loaded with sugar and precious calories and other sweet things and I just can't compete with all that stuff, and ....

    Sorry.

    But whatever they are, one thing’s for sure - chomping down on a doughnut in fantasy football carries with it a very bitter taste indeed. May this round bring with it no player doughnuts, but many iced doughnuts - preferably with sprinkles.

    Wineglass Bay Packers V Foul Bay Chickens
    Lovely Banks Lilacs V Larrikin Lagoon Lefties
    Marble Bar Misfits V Nowhere Else Wanderers
    Wagga Wagga Wombats V Whitsunday Warriors
    Cradle Mountain Devils V Charlies Opening Spelunkers
    Gundagai Grasshoppers V Birdsville Battlers
    Gariwerd Cockatoos V Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles
    Nareewillock Nuffers V Mount Beauty Uglies
    Venus Bay Vultures V Iron Knob Codpieces

    Round 17 – AFL Round 20 Date Friday 31st July 2020
    THEME - Phoning It In Round

    It's that time of year in fantasy football circles, a time where some teams progress very quickly from "rough mathematical chances to make finals" to "just looking forward to Mad Monday and the end-of-season trip".

    And of course there is a strong, scientifically-proven correlation between this progression, the aforementioned bounty of doughnuts and an increase in players turning up to games, going through the motions and going home again.

    This round we celebrate the players who do actually turn up to play, even if they are phoning it in late in the season. After all, the meaningless 15 or 20 touches they gather could mean 60 or 80 far more meaningful fantasy points for our beloved ORFFA team.

    Foul Bay Chickens V Lovely Banks Lilacs
    Wineglass Bay Packers V Marble Bar Misfits
    Larrikin Lagoon Lefties V Wagga Wagga Wombats
    Nowhere Else Wanderers V Cradle Mountain Devils
    Whitsunday Warriors V Gundagai Grasshoppers
    Charlies Opening Spelunkers V Gariwerd Cockatoos
    Birdsville Battlers V Nareewillock Nuffers
    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles V Venus Bay Vultures
    Mount Beauty Uglies V Iron Knob Codpieces
     
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    Len Cockburn Knightrider Staff Member

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    Excellent work as always :)
     
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    snoz Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic effort - thanks for all involved!!!
     
  5. TerryinBangkok

    TerryinBangkok Moderator Staff Member

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    Good job team. Wonderful.
     
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  6. Bandit

    Bandit Moderator Staff Member

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    Great job fellow committee members... because I did stuff all!
     
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  7. That KI Guy

    That KI Guy Moderator Staff Member

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    Truly amazing work all.
    Cheers for the thoughts.
     
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  8. anthak

    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Excellent, love it :)
     
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    TerryinBangkok Moderator Staff Member

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    Fixtures Committee:

    Don't put the broom in the cupboard just yet please.
     
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  10. Bandit

    Bandit Moderator Staff Member

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    Correct... time to recut some things
     

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