Two little ice-creams sitting in a bar. One called Richie the other was called Mal. They were sitting there reading the paper, feeling pretty good about life and were looking forward to catching up next week on their big day.
Then out of nowhere a black and white blowtorch appeared and started to apply heat to Rich. Poor Rich hadn’t been put under this much heat for a long time and try as he might he started to melt under the intense unrelenting heat. In the end it was just too much to bear and eventually Rich was overwhelmed and succumbed to the blowtorch that was being applied finally becoming a melted mess in footy folklore.
But he got off lightly compared to Mal. Mal didn’t even see it coming as an eagle set the whole building on fire. Mal panicked, frantically looking around but there was no escape from the heat that seemed to come from all directions. It was a raging inferno and the noise was deafening. He waited for help to arrive but it never came so Mal melted within minutes the smoke filing his lungs and causing him to choke fumbling his way to the nearest exit. In the end all that was left was a charred shell. Mal got badly burnt and those wounds will take a long time to heal.
The week saw dontblushbaby join the winners circle with a score of 1,368. Blush had all the high scoring mids, grundy and JJK which helped him to victory for the round. Shake n Bake made his move finishing second for the week with a score of 1,317. The big unique for shake was Vlastuin who picked up a very handy 116 on Friday night making him the highest scoring tiger. Kryptonite for the round was Dusty who apparently shouldn’t have played and treloar who is coming back from injury and astbury should have stayed in bed. Is there a theme here? Most demons let us down with the two captains Viney and Jones scoring under 50. Jonesy somehow didn’t lay a tackle for the game? Clarrey was the only demon to score over 100 (just).
The eagles as expected after a performance like that took the majority of the points with 7 eagles scoring over 100 with Cripps and Redden punching out 140’s. Best captain pick for the round was Cripps – no one had him as captain or in their team. A couple had the C around Redden’s neck who punched out a very handy 147 (including blush).
The table for the top 5 scorers for Round 2 can be found below:
Well we only have one game left the big one – The grand final.
How is your happy ending looking?
The leaders at this stage are:
Team Borealis is still our overall leader but shake has closed the gap and is breathing down his neck! Only 5 points separate the two top teams with Chartomben only 68 off the pace. So it is anyone’s to win. Will it be one of these 3 or will someone come from the clouds to claim victory?
Interestingly the two teams must use a forward as the captain pick this week. Chartomben has the luxury of a midfield captain pick. This could prove decisive in the pursuit to claim the winner’s jacket.
Again if you want to know how your team is going overall look in the spreadsheet under the graph and table in the TOTAL SC SCORES tab.
Supercoach – Grand Final.
We all should know the rules by now so I am not going to post them again, if you need to check back in the last article for a run-down of the rules.
Grand Final: (From 2 Teams participating – Maximum of 5 players from each team):
•10 Players consisting of:
This week as there are only 2 teams left to fight it out for the ultimate prize then the teams have been trimmed to 10.
However to make things a little more interesting (it is the grand final after all) I have included a norm smith selection. This can be found under the team.
You just need to select who you believe will be best on ground and win the norm smith medal. If you are correct then I will add another 100 points to your total. This means that someone could indeed come from the clouds and claim victory!
I have created a new spreadsheet for the grand final which can be found on the link below.
You have until 2.30 on Saturday to submit you teams.
Please enter your team in the same spot as the graphs are linked to each team.
Please ensure you select your captain from an area of the ground that you have not used before. I have made a note on each team where the captain must be selected from for the grand final.
AFL Grand Final
So it has come down to this. 16 teams have come and gone and only 2 remain.
The eagles and the magpies.
So the “Battle of the Big Birds”.
The Eagle is a bird of prey that hunts with a precision strike which it can do again and again.
The magpie is a chirpy bird but don’t be fooled it can also has a vicious strike that can catch an unsuspected victim by surprise. It can swoop down in an instant, strike and leave its victim bloody and dazed.
Both teams I think played their game of the season last week and if they can produce that sort of performance again on the last Saturday in September then we are in for one helluva contest.
Really hard to split them and pick a winner.
On paper the magpies appear to have the better midfield but Melbourne were said to have the better midfield and look what happened to them?
West Coast has some serious fire power up forward – Can the magpies quell all 6?
At the other end McGov, Hurn, Barrass and Co will go head to head with the small forwards in De Goey, Stevenson (must be pinching himself) and Varcoe. They each have their own story to tell and will be keen to add to the finals folklore.
Big Cox. No longer bye bye American pie but to quote Crouching One “welcome”. Can he do it again?
We will know soon enough.
Let’s just hope we get a close contest and they didn’t peak a week early.
In the end there can be only one who will achieve and deserve the Holy Grail.
Best of luck to all..
Gone to my happy place back in a few….