Round 8 - 2017 ORFF* Knockout Grand Final

Discussion in 'Blog' started by TheTassieHawk, Apr 7, 2017.

By TheTassieHawk on Apr 7, 2017 at 2:02 PM
  1. TheTassieHawk

    TheTassieHawk SC fanatic Staff Member

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    Rutherglen smashed Neptune Island and Nuytsland eased past Jan Juc to set up a clash of the current ORFFF and ORFFU ladder leaders in the Grand Final.

    Home/Away/Team Records and Points Scored in 2017

    Match 63 - aka the Big Dance
    Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF (6-1, 9567) @tyze1 vs Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU (5-2, 9390)
    - FF sides hold a 5-4 Head To Head record against the FU, which the Vikings can square at 5-5 and take the H2H on countback if they are good enough to take out the title
    - Rutherglen finished a very, very, very unlucky 9th in their debut ORFFF season in 2016 folowing a staggering amount of losses by under 50, they recruited strongly trading youth and draft picks for established SC guns and after a Round 1 disaster scoring 1180 points the Fugs have notched 6 league wins on the trot at an average of 1406 pts while winning 5 knockout games on the side
    - Unrecognisable from the rabble who won 6 games combined in 2014 and 2015 Nuytsland are poised to become a powerhouse of the ORFFU in 2017 and @bryzza has a side capable of bringing the Fugitives to justice and showing all fantasy coaches that their rebuild dreams can come true
    - its #1 vs #3 on point scored in 2017 standings across the 70 ORFF* teams, so sit back and be prepared to be entertained by a titanic Grand Final clash
    - good luck to both the coaches, their players and of course the fans and sponsors of the 2 participating clubs

    How they got here - Rutherglen
    Rd 3 - Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1376 def Warburton Wanderers ORFFL 1244 (132 points)
    Rd 4 - Venus Bay Vultures ORFFA 1352 def by Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1472 (120 points)
    Rd 5 - Foul Bay Chickens ORFFA 1314 def by Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1350 (36 points)
    Rd 6 - Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1315 def Staghorn Flat Bulls ORFFU 1019 (296 points)
    Rd 7 - Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1426 def Neptune Island Noahs ORFFF 1119 (307 points)

    FU, FL and FA twice (including the comps 2 juggenaughts) then DESTROYING the defending ORFFF champions further forging an intense but developing rivalry that awaits chapters 3 and perhaps 4 later in 2017.

    3 wins at home and 2 away, it hasn't mattered to the Fugitives @tyze 1 as they have won 4 matches comfortably and also performed under pressure to knockout the Chooks in Round 5.

    Lead by Pendlebury, Martin, Cunnington, Cotchin and Macrae the Fugitives have stars backing them up all over the park (Harbrow, Hodge Shiel Salem Gunston Watts) and the pedigree and self belief to knockover the Vikings to earn the clubs first silverware. Selection will be crucial with a number of players knocking on the door. Rioli, Wells, Johnson and Parish all missed the Semi Final win and will be keen to make the team sheet for the Grand Final.

    How they got here - Vikings
    Rd 3 - bye
    Rd 4 - Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU 1317 def Ivanhoe Knightriders ORFFL 1252 (65 points)
    Rd 5 - Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU 1381 def Glenrowan Gunslingers ORFFL 1241 (140 points)
    Rd 6 - Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU 1407 def Whitsunday Warriors ORFFA 1213 (194 points) - described as the game in which the side came of age in the ORFFU and knockout comps
    Rd 7 - Jan Juc Ducks ORFFF 1141 def by Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU 1205 (64 points)

    FL, FL, FA, FF, @bryzza's side have collected the full set en-route to the Grand Final and have shown their ability to play strong defence in knocking off Jan Juc on the road in the semi final. Shades of 2013 and 2015 have been reflected with dozens of Vikings fans heading over east by Nordic sea kayak in order to see their club play off for the title. Scalpers beware, the Vikings fans are known to show much savagery to those from the East (as well as fierce ORFFU rivals Southern Cross @eagle_eyed and Coolgardie @JPK) and they will be hoping that fan favourites Shuey, TMitchell, Montagna, and Roberton can do the same when the opening siren sounds.

    The bookies have the Vikings as underdogs due to the likes of Green, Birchall and Rampe missing from their strongest possible lineup, but if they are able to get top shelf contributions from the veterans then young turks Heeney, Crouch, Ross, Viney & Petracca are all capable of making a name for themselves by playing the biggest games of their fantasy football lives on the biggest stage of all.

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    Match 64 - 3rd Place Playoff and 2018 Champions League Qualifier
    Neptune Island Noahs ORFFF (6-0, 7893) @That KI Guy vs Jan Uc Ducks ORFFF (6-0, 7893) @thokash

    - the initial season of the ORFFF saw these two sides pairing off in Round 12 as Neptune Island managed a 1331 to 1289 win on the Ducks home patch with GAJ taking home maximum ORFFF "Dangerfield" Medal votes.
    - they meet again in the league in Round 8 and this math will double up as the playoff for 3rd in the ORFF* knockout comp
    - as outlined below in the comments this match will also qualify the victor for the 2018 ORFFF Champions League which will be an interleague competition for 2017's elite ORFF* sides.
    - good luck gentlemen

    That’s it from me, thanks very much for entering, enjoy the comp (where else will you se Ducks and Crocs locked in mortal combat), banter away if you please and may the best and/or luckiest team prevail, cheers TTH
    Last edited: May 12, 2017
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Who will win the inaugural TS ORFF* Knockout Comp Grand Final

Poll closed May 14, 2017.
  1. Rutherglen Fugitives (ORFFF) to win by 51 or more

  2. Rutherglen Fugitives (ORFFF) to win by 1-50 points

    0 vote(s)
  3. Nuytsland Vikings (ORFFU) to win by 1-50 points

  4. Nuytsland Vikings (ORFFU) to win by 51 or more

    0 vote(s)


Discussion in 'Blog' started by TheTassieHawk, Apr 7, 2017.

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    1. JPK
      I've got nothing against @graeme
      Its all of you mugs that deserve a FU.
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    2. walesy
      Woo, ORFFL! gogogogogo
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    3. TerryinBangkok
      Me. And The Bear. There is a god.
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    4. anthak

      ... would've been funny if the Lefties entered and got a bye, their opponent would've then got a bye in the 2nd round, such is their fall from grace
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    5. Len
      Game 30 and yet another domestic cup, hmmmmmm brownie points or 4 points? the latter feels more satisfying :p
    6. Bearfly
      I've laced the Warriors lobster pies with laxatives TiBby :p
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    7. TerryinBangkok
      Why? Big Tex loves his laced lobster pies. Got to lift your game BF - the Crows gave over 55,000 the shits without a single laxative in sight. :mad:
    8. Len
      3 from 3, though I apparently would have to sleep in the doghouse should we have one, fortunately the cat's house means I get to sleep in my own bed :)
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    9. TheTassieHawk
      Round of 64/AFL Round 3 results are up on the knockouts page

      but also pasted here for easy reference

      Foul Bay Chickens ORFFA vs bye
      Bundalong Bullfrogs ORFFL 1229 def Southern Cross Sandgropers ORFFU 1130 (99 points)
      Venus Bay Vultures ORFFA 1502 def Korumburra Blowflys ORFFU 1189 (313 points)
      Rutherglen Fugitives ORFFF 1376 def Warburton Wanderers ORFFL 1244 (132 points)

      Sarah Island Savages ORFFL vs bye
      Staghorn Flat Bulls ORFFU 1170 def Macquarie Island Whales ORFFF 1142 (28 points)
      Blanchetown Bunyips ORFFU vs bye
      Port Lincoln Power ORFFF 1161 def Wagga Wagga Wombats ORFFA 1013 (148 points)

      Neptune Island Noahs ORFFF vs bye
      Tarwin Lower Pigs ORFFL 1202 def by Serengeti Buffalos ORFFU 1240 (38 points)
      King Island Monarchs ORFFU vs bye
      Gundagai Grasshoppers ORFFA 1396 def Queenstown Quolls ORFFL 1208 (188 points)

      Drouin Dropbears ORFFF vs bye
      Charlies Opening Spelunkers ORFFA 1136 def Bonnie Doon Bandits ORFFL 724 (412 points)
      Smiths Beach Seagulls ORFFL vs bye
      Coolgardie Prospectors ORFFU 1224 def by Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles ORFFA 1259 (35 points)

      Mallacoota Magicians ORFFL vs bye
      Useless Loop Virgins ORFFF 1258 def Eden Whalers ORFFU 1219 (39 points)
      Cradle Mountain Devils ORFFA 1271 def Gisborne Grenades ORFFU 1098 (173 points)
      Mount Buggery Disappointments ORFFL 1251 def Banchang Barcrawlers ORFFU 1074 (177 points)

      Groote Eylandt Barracudas ORFFU vs bye
      Mt Thirsty Boozers ORFFF 1194 def Woy Woy Wizards ORFFL 1095 (99 points)
      Darraweit Guim Dirigibles ORFFA vs bye
      Jan Juc Ducks ORFFF 1265 def Cow Bay Crocs ORFFU 1201 (64 points)

      Nuytsland Vikings ORFFU vs bye
      Heard Island Shags ORFFF 1322 def by Ivanhoe Knightriders ORFFL 1342 (20 points)
      Glenrowan Gunslingers ORFFL vs bye
      Marble Bar Misfits ORFFA 1218 def Wedge Island White Pointers ORFFF 1091 (127 points)

      Gariwerd Cockatoos ORFFA vs bye
      Cockburn Avengers ORFFF 1360 def Wineglass Bay Packers ORFFA 1273 (87 points)
      Black Swamp 29ers ORFFF vs bye
      Whitsunday Warriors ORFFA 1213 def Coulta Couldabeens ORFFL 1109 (104 points)
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    10. TheTassieHawk
      The ORFF* Knockout Round of 64 in summary
      Highest Score - Venus Bay 1502, Lowest Score - Bonnie Doon 724, Average Score - 1205
      Lowest Winning Score - Charlies Opening 1136, Highest Losing Score - Heard Island 1322
      Average Winning Score - 1269, Average Losing Score - 1142

      Largest Win - Match 14 Charlies Opening 1136 def Bonnie Doon 724 (412 points)
      Closest Match - Match 26 Heard Island 1322 def by Ivanhoe 1342 (20 points)
      Average Margin - 127 points

      Highest Aggregate - Match 3 Venus Bay 1502 def Korrumburra 1189 (2691 aggregate)
      Lowest Aggregate - Match 14 Charlies Opening 1136 def Bonnie Doon 724 (1860 aggregate)
      Average Aggregate - 2411 points

      The FA nabbed 7 wins in the Round of 64 including a sweep of the FL and FU (def FL and FU 3-0, lt FF 2-1)
      The FF managed 6 wins in the Round of 64 (def FA, FL and FU 2-1)
      The FL scraped together 3 wins in the Round of 64 (def FU 2-1, lt FA 3-0, lt FF 2-1)
      The FU had a shocker managing only 2 wins in the Round of 64 (lt FA 3-0, lt FF and FL 2-1) with those being by 28 and 38 points respectively.

      The Head to Heads with Round of 32 matchups listed are as follows:-
      FA 3 FL 0 Matches 33, 40, 42, 46
      FF 2 FA 1 Matches 34, 39, 44, 47, 48
      FL 2 FU 1 Matches 35, 45
      FF 2 FU 1 Matches 36, 37, 43
      FA 3 FU 0 Match 38
      FF 2 FL 1 Match 41

      full Round of 32 match details posted above and per
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    11. JPK
      Terrible week for the Prospectors. Sooooo many points sitting on the bench :(:(:(
      Congrats @graeme
      Next year.... (I sound like a Hawks supporter :p:p:p)
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    12. graeme
      Thanks @JPK
      You had a glimpse of why we are called the luckiest club in ORFFA. For some reason opponents make the wrong decisions about who to play onfield.
      Fortunately for me there are so few fit players we do not have to make such choices. ;)
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    13. anthak
      Bring it on @Len . Gariwerd vs Cockburn should be a cracker... as would Heard Island vs Marble Bar :)
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    14. TheTassieHawk
      The Warriors @TerryinBangkok have posted 12/982 with Butler, Motlop and Isaac Smith yet to play to be well in command of the match against the 29ers who are on 10/746 with Mayes, Cutler, Grigg, Duckwood and Puopolo needing to all post commanding scores to give them any hope of staying alive in the comp.
    15. Len
      All my sheets are back in Sydney, but I think you will have me beat mate, Tex going bonkers certainly helps
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    16. TerryinBangkok
      Pretty even I would think. Low scoring round (and, since you did the hard work to set this up, hope you sneak through).
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    17. TheTassieHawk
      As per the OP "I would like at least one volunteer to update TS Leagues with the Round of 16, Quarter Final, Prelim Final and Grand Final draws in order to share the admin burden – please post below if you can assist."

      the file to be uploaded will need to be in the same format as attached, and @walesy will need to add you as an admin so please tag him in you post if you want to step up to assist

      Attached Files:

    18. anthak
      I'm happy to help with that this week, but can't commit other weeks.

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    19. Len
      I'm the other way round to Ant so can assist post this week, I missed this in the OP mate sorry

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