2021 From Long Range Competition

It’s back for season 2021! The tipping competition with a difference. No need to pick your tips week by week - you pick them all before the season starts!

Now in its 15th year, From Long Range (FLR) is a competition available exclusively to all Blitzers. Originally conceived and run by Mero, FLR provides you with something to do in the off season/lockdown, as well as an interest during the season no matter how the Bombers are going.

After last year’s ■■■■ show of a season, I was having doubts about running this competition again, but it seems to bring some of you pleasure so here we are. Let’s hope this year works out better for football and this comp!

Past winners include:

2007 Sloots
2008 Mero
2009 swoodley
2010 #11
2011 Red Rover / Plugs
2012 WindyDill
2013 Paddyl90
2014 Ivan
2015 Quietachiever
2016 CrazyBomber
2017 Paddyl90
2018 Klawdy
2019 swoodley, samwoods, Cyberbomber
2020 Yossarian

Last year’s prize was a 2003 team signed jumper which @Yossarian won by a single tip. This year’s prize has once again come from the BomberMcVeigh memorabilia dungeon. It’s a team signed 2004 Heritage jumper that was allocated to Jason Laycock, with his number 26 sublimated on the back along with his signature. He is a tall boy so this jumper is a 3XL!

Most of you know how it goes, but for those who don’t, here are the rules and instructions:

  1. You must be a BomberBlitz member to play.
  2. Download the entry spreadsheet from here FLR 2021 - Your Blitz Name.xls
  3. Rename the file with your BomberBlitz name.
  4. Select the predicted winner (or draw) for each of the 198 matches of the season. Note: You may have to “Enable Editing” to be able to make your picks.
  5. Email your entry to BomberMcVeigh @ Gmail.com (without the spaces). Give it about 24 hours to be processed as I’m not checking that inbox too often.
  6. You must do all of this BEFORE Thursday 18th March 2021, 19:25 (start of the season) Any entries received after this time will be ignored.
  7. Any games that you don’t select a winner for will be assumed to be the AWAY team.
  8. Only one entry per Blitzer, including those with multiple personas.
  9. In the event of a tie, all winners will be recognised in the honour roll however due to the uniqueness of the prize, there will be a countback for the prize winner with the tipper with the most "9"s, “8”'s etc. being the winner.
  10. Darren Bewick
  11. Any complaining or correspondence will probably be ignored.
  12. Entries will be recorded in this opening post as they have been processed.
  13. Anybody who wants their “ladder” can request that in their entry email.
  14. Progressive results will be published after each round in this thread.

That’s it. Any other rules I have forgotten will be made up as required.

Go for it!

2021 Entry List (46)

AnnStBomber
AVanderScreamer
Bboy10
Bloodstained_Devils
bomber3232
BomberAbroad
BomberMcVeigh
Borneo13tk2
Bush
DODGA
Captain Jack
coldblood
Crazy Bomber
CyberBomber
Fairybread
frankston_bomber2005
Gorgo
hellsbells
HurleyBurley
jackman7
Jaymin
Kj_11
Klawdy
Koala
Lifetime_ban
Mackster
Mr.Ripple
Muriel_St_Bomber
nickers
Paddyl90
percebushby
PHBomber
Quietachiever
redbull
RobThommo
rossoneri
samwoods
Scotty21
stuka
Sweatyman
swoodley
Vince_Black
Windyhill
Wrighty05
Yossarian
Zimmer

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thanks for running this again mate! :purple_heart:

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Gotta get my hands on that droopy sash!

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You little beauty. Been waiting all off season for this.
Thanks be to Bomber McVeigh!

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I’ll be in again…now to my secret lab to work on this year’s winning formula

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Dat skinny, saggy sash!

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You’re a star mate… thank you.

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I’ll be backing my secret tipping formula that came through in 2015. Yes I live in the past but then again I support the Bombers, so nothing to see here.

Thanks @BomberMcVeigh for running again, this is definitely a highlight of my AFL season.

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I’ll have another crack. Thanks BM!

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I’ll go again

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The best tipping comp.

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Thank you once again! Love this comp!

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Will be in again. Thanks BM

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Thanks BM. All done . :love_you_gesture:

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Just missed a podium finish the last two years coming in 4th place.

Really has that Ninthmond feeling about it.

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Awesome prize, as always
Thanks BM !
I hope the Bombers will prove me wrong on (almost) all my tips :crossed_fingers:

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I am in again, was nice to not actually select Essendon every game they played for once ( Hope I am wrong).

Thanks again BM, the best and only tipping comp worth entering, I hope you do our ladder predictions from games selected :slight_smile:

Cheers legend

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Another lossless season and premiership coming up !

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Hmmm, something is missing with my ladder this year, I wonder what it could be…

Predicted Ladder |Selection|Tips|
|Geelong Cats|18|
|Richmond|17|
|Port Adelaide|17|
|Brisbane Lions|16|
|West Coast Eagles|15|
|St Kilda|14|
|Melbourne|14|
|GWS Giants|13|
|Western Bulldogs|13|
|Collingwood|12|
|Carlton|10|
|Gold Coast Suns|9|
|Fremantle|8|
|Essendon|7|
|Sydney Swans|7|
|Adelaide Crows|4|
|Hawthorn|4|

Come on you slackers, GET IN, and play the bestest footy game, maybe even greatest on the whole interwebs. You know you want too.

On second thoughts, dont, and improve my odds of winning.

Also thanks @BomberMcVeigh, you legend for doing this. And another very big thanks for pushing through last year, under trying circumstances.

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Tips are in!

I may have got a bit excited with Essendon tips after tonight’s game.

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