ORFFA Round 15 Review

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  1. JC

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    Round 15 Review
    Well, it's almost a review.

    Round 15 – AFL Round 15 Date Tuesday 1st September 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

    Byes: Geelong, Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs


    Foul Bay Chickens 1014 def Larrikin Lagoon Lefties 528
    No surprises here in the battle of 2nd v last. Even less surprising given it was 13 v 7 on field. Saad, Shepherd and Langford all knocked out tons for the Chooks, while Perryman’s continued emergence was the lone highlight for the Lefties who are now guaranteed another spoon.

    Nowhere Else Wanderers 750 def by Wineglass Bay Packers 770
    One extra warm body was enough to give the Packers their 4th win for the year and avoid any chance of winning the spoon. Pleasingly for Tracey, it was the younger brigade of Daicos, Ash and Keays leading the way. Lyons and May were good for the Wanderers but there were too many shit scores for Dave to overcome being a man down.

    Whitsunday Warriors 532 def by Lovely Banks Lilacs 564
    Not a game for the purists, but at least Warriors and the Lilacs were equally handicapped by the bye situation. It also provided a close contest for the Tiki Bar regulars to enjoy. In the end, Jen got far more from her forwards, led by Flyin’ Ryan and DUI Stengle, than TIB could get from Jezza and co.

    Charlies Opening Spelunkers 1117 def by Marble Bar Misfits 1233
    In the sole 15-a-side edition of the game for the round, the Spetankers tried less hard than the Misfits, who again proved themselves to be an incompetent tanking outfit. More tons for the cave dwellers, but also more dross, punctuated by Dow’s craptacular 19. Big days out from Lloyd and Haynes were enough to see the Misfits home.

    Birdsville Battlers 801 V Wagga Wagga Wombats 941
    It was 10 a side but barely a contest as half the Wombats team went past 100. The defensive unit of Ridley, Smith and Barrass was particularly dominant. Playing one man in the backline was a bold strategy that backfired badly for the Battlers.

    Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles 912 V Cradle Mountain Devils 1079
    It was always going to be an uphill task for the Cows playing 11 v 14, and so it proved to be. Kiddy Coleman was promising on debut while Titch, Fyfe and O’Brien made sure the Cows gave a good account of themselves. For the Devils, Pendlebury continued to hold Father Time at bay and the extra bodies meant they had enough in reserve to overcome a poor night from Nankervis.

    Iron Knob Codpieces 673 def by Gariwerd Cockatoos 762
    The Cockatoos got the chocolates in this 9 a side clash, which could also be described as the Matt Crouch show, though he did get plenty of help from Laird, Hurn and JPK. Scrimshaw and Darling knocked out hundreds for the Cods, but I think Jimbo is another of us who’ll be happy that round 16 is already here to help us forget this one.

    Venus Bay Vultures 884 def Nareewillock Nuffers 407
    Only 9 Vultures took the field but five of those went past 100 as Fitzy had only one disappointing score from Daniher to worry about. It was more than enough, though, as the Vultures easily accounted for a 7 man Nuffers outfit. I imagine TTH will probably just nod in appreciation at another fine performance from young Caleb Serong, forget the rest of it and move on to the next round.

    Mount Beauty Uglies 966 V Gundagai Grasshoppers 1059
    The Uglies lack of warm bodies may have cost them a win and the rest of a more interesting finish to the year - not that @snoz will care, of course. Playing with 3 extra, the Hoppers got a bit of a scare from the undermanned Uglies before managing to get home by 93. Well, 3 extra might be a bit of an overstatement given that Frederick and Stringer combined for 30 between them.

    Regardless, the Hoppers have been the dominant team all year and will be/are worthy winners. At two games clear with two to play, and 1600 points for in front of second place, even the anti-maskers would struggle denying this one. Well played, @snoz.
     
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  2. Len

    Len Cockburn Knightrider Staff Member

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    Excellent work mate :)
     
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  3. Bandit

    Bandit Moderator Staff Member

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    Love your work... @snoz starting to get a bit excited
     
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  4. anthak

    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Good job mate.

    Lots of close games, which was a bit odd given how many players were missing this round.
     
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  5. graeme

    graeme Well-Known Member

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    Fine work @JC - the astute commentary we have come to expect.

    Well @snoz , it's almost time to dust off the tiara and drag yourself on stage in the sequined number you've been saving for this moment. :p Well deserved, about time you got a premiership.
     
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  6. That KI Guy

    That KI Guy Moderator Staff Member

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    Spetankers! Love it.
    Though no one spetanks betterer than us.
    We welcome the timberware to our collection.
     
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  7. TheTassieHawk

    TheTassieHawk SC fanatic Staff Member

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    Thanks @JC

    The way the Nuffers played we could have had 15 players and still been beaten by the 9 man Vultures lineup who had a ripper week.

    We hope to provide a better contest in the final 2 weeks of season 2020 to finish the season on a medium note.

    Several Nuffers players have had unofficial notice of their impending departure from the club once the season concludes.
     
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  8. HeavyMen

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    Bloody terrible JC !!!
    Result that is, otherwise a well prossed review, appreciate yr effort :)
     
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