BBFFL#2 2018 Discussion


I think part of the reason we ended up where we did was that we didn’t want to provide an advantage on free agents to coaches who happened to be online when free agents opened up. Hence all players were marked as restricted - that way if you wanted player x you’d need to sacrifice your waiver position to get them. If you weren’t sure you wanted them then you could hold your waiver position and risk not getting them in the free-for-all.

I like this approach.

Using your Smack example, I’d rather the coach who tactically preserved their waiver spot have priority access, rather than the person who happens to not be in a meeting, asleep or attending to children at the time FAs open up.


I like the current system too. If it was always ladder order only the bottom 4 teams would ever pick up the rare available C or R players.


@wezza @Eggs

I think what @Vandrs is suggesting - correct me if I’m wrong - is that there are three periods:

  1. restricted free agents, which operates as it does now, as per waiver order (until midnight Thursday)
  2. semi-restricted free agents, where everyone can only pick up one player and it goes on reverse ladder order and it doesn’t affect your waiver order (until midday Friday)
  3. unrestricted free agents, which is a free-for-all (until Friday night game starts)

To me, that seems to be a pretty good balance between helping the bottom teams and allowing everyone access to players if they need them. It does require more work though.


Yeah should only see a slight advantage for the bottom few sides to help them be competitive for that round.

Waiver order will still be effected each week if claims are successful.

Oh and I don’t think there will be more work. Everyone can see who is picked up and dropped each week on UF. If someone double dips before 12pm then there’s plenty of time to pull them up.

I can update a RFA list and waiver order on here. Should only take 5-10 minutes each week.

That’s why there are limits on FA picks between 12:01am and 12pm. I think most people will have 2-3 minutes on the dunny in the morning to grab that 1 player they need.


I hadn’t quite understood that this was part of the proposal. This gives a slight edge to bottom teams for picking up some players, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Worth a vote for sure. Especially given I’m about to be a bad team again.


yeah I obviously misunderstood that part too


BBFFL#2 Round 8 Preview

Don to Death (11) vs Stoops (16)
UF Prediction: Don to Death 1376 Stoops 1276
Head to Head: Don to Death 3 Stoops 6
Last time: Don to Death 1408 Defeated Stoops 1333 Round 16 2017
Form: Don to Death WLWWL Stoops LLLWL
Last week: Don to Death 1242 Stoops 1320
Season Average: Don to Death 1282 Stoops 1259

Vandrs (18) vs Ivan (13)
UF Prediction: Vandrs 1219 Ivan 1226
Head to Head: Never previously met
Form: Vandrs LLLL Ivan LLWLW
Last week: Vandrs 1110 Ivan 1304
Season Average: Vandrs 1119 Ivan 1211

Eggs (8) vs saladin (14)
UF Prediction: Eggs 1357 saladin 1419
Head to Head: Eggs 4 saladin 1
Last time: Eggs 1262 Defeated saladin 1231 Round 15 2017
Form: Eggs LWWLW saladin LWLLW
Last week: Eggs 1429 saladin 1267
Season Average: Eggs 1286 saladin 1305

Come Back Hirdy (10) vs Aceman (2)
UF Prediction: Come Back Hirdy 1317 Aceman 1460
Head to Head: Never previously met
Form: Come Back Hirdy WLLWL Aceman WWWWW
Last week: Come Back Hirdy 1393 Aceman 1398
Season Average: Come Back Hirdy 1333 Aceman 1453

The Melkman (6) vs westozziebomber (17)
UF Prediction: The Melkman 1338 westozziebomber 1070
Head to Head: The Melkman 4 westozziebomber 4
Last time: The Melkman 1204 Defeated westozziebomber 1193 Round 4 2017
Form: The Melkman WWWLL westozziebomber LLLLL
Last week: The Melkman 1423 westozziebomber 952
Season Average: The Melkman 1374 westozziebomber 978

No. 5 (15) vs Bargey (3)
UF Prediction: No. 5 1251 Bargey 1431
Head to Head: No. 5 3 Bargey 4
Last time: No. 5 1295 Lost to Bargey 1592 Round 9 2017
Form: No. 5 LLLLW Bargey WWWLW
Last week: No. 5 1346 Bargey 1541
Season Average: No. 5 1283 Bargey 1423

51 Bewick (5) vs TrevorBix (7)
UF Prediction: 51 Bewick 1350 TrevorBix 1389
Head to Head: 51 Bewick 3 TrevorBix 3
Last time: 51 Bewick 1457 Lost to TrevorBix 1485 Round 12 2017
Form: 51 Bewick LWLLW TrevorBix WWLWL
Last week: 51 Bewick 1410 TrevorBix 1316
Season Average: 51 Bewick 1408 TrevorBix 1334

Birch19 (9) vs cafegerat (12)
UF Prediction: Birch19 1454 cafegerat 1345
Head to Head: Birch19 4 cafegerat 0
Last time: Birch19 1259 Defeated cafegerat 994 Round 12 2017
Form: Birch19 LLWWL cafegerat WLLWL
Last week: Birch19 1227 cafegerat 1368
Season Average: Birch19 1356 cafegerat 1256

Match of the Round
redbull (1) vs Wezza (4)
UF Prediction: redbull 1534 Wezza 1475
Head to Head: redbull 2 Wezza 7
Last time: redbull 1549 Defeated Wezza 1476 Preliminary Final 2017
Form: redbull WWWWW Wezza WWWWW
Last week: redbull 1510 Wezza 1511
Season Average: redbull 1523 Wezza 1441


Should be an easy win for Bix this week with half of my best side out.


UF predicts only 7 points in it!!



I thought my backline was a strength, but turning into my weakest area. Ellis/Hunt dropped, Roberton LTI and Wilson injured.

You’ll thrash me.


Always enjoy off season trade discussions with Eggs.

But for the next three days…it’s war!


Don’t think I’ve ever won a game where I put my team as match of the round. I’m expecting it to continue.


Ronke, wow


7 goals, 11 touches 10 tackles, from a third gamer. What is Essington doing wrong?


You’ve definitely got the early edge! A paltry 62 from two-time Steez Merchants Best and Fairest winner Josh Kennedy.


Yeah, but Mills underperformed too.

I’m probably tied to Essendons fortunes. Zerrett gets going, both are transformed.


My heart bleeds.


Thought we had lost you after @wezza did the number on your mob. Good to have you back.


I think it might be quite close.


Only ONE mid short this week. Wow