BBFFL#2 2018 Discussion


Good to confirm my best season to date with highest finish, despite stumbling a lot towards the end. Hopefully can get on the board with a finals win.


Question: Looks like Brodie Smith is back from his ACL, so do I need to delist someone to make room for him? I’ve had Smith and Setterfield on the LTI since pre-season, but have also had Libba out since round 1 also with an ACL as well as Williams out for the season as of 4 weeks ago.


I see no reason to delist - just move Libba onto the LTI.

In other news I’m very pleased to see Nathan Freeman is debuting this weekend. Might be one of my greatest FA grab and holds if he comes off!


I thought it would be too late for new lti.


Me too!


It’s not a new LTI it is just moving one player on and another off the LTI list. If @Birch19 was allowed to have more than 2 he would have had already had Libba on the LTI list. The only impact is that it means Birch doesn’t have to delist a player.

If consensus is strong enough we can force him to delist but I don’t think it’s necessary.


So the fact I cut someone to facilitate the return of Fiorini even though I had other blokes with LTI’s doesn’t matter. I assumed the original rules still stood.
Rules getting very flexible around here!


If it’s going to cause drama I’ll delist someone, it doesn’t matter.

I was only asking as I’ve had a number of LTI’s. I guess I should’ve just asked to switch Smith off the LTI when Libba did his knee as Smith was always a chance to come back late this season.


I should add I asked this question of Saladin about 2 of my players a while back, but got no response.


The original rules were based off the AFL rules were I think an already injured player often comes onto the LTI list replacing someone coming off the list.


Not once there are less than 8 rounds left in this comp.


That’s what I thought as well.


It was part of a 7 question survey that was sent by Sal to all coaches.

LTI . By convention, the League does not allow LTI listings in the final 8 rounds of the Afl season. Maintain this rule?


Happy to be overruled

@Birch19 please cut one player

For future reference if you had swung Libba over after Smith had spent 8 weeks on the LTI list there would have been no issue.


Penalty is that you now have to play 2 players short for the finals.


Pleased with selection this week. Not only does Freeman make his long awaited debut, but Sam Lloyd and Jong are very handy ins. Cutler and Jack Martin are really the only best 18 players out this week, while having Kreuzer get a game would be helpful to have a good ruck backup.


Have delisted Callum Porter.


Burras depth really being tested.
Out this week - Prestia, Swallow and McGovern.
Already missing - Scully Naitanui, Lynch and Kerridge.
Potentially playing 3 short depending on EIC.


BBFFL#2 Finals Week 1 Preview
Qualifying Finals
redbull (1) vs Bargey (4)
UF Prediction: redbull 1537 Bargey 1433
Finals Record: redbull 2W-1L Bargey 7W-3L
Head to Head: redbull 2 Bargey 7
Last time: redbull 1622 Defeated Bargey 1606 Round 15 2018
Finals Head to Head: redbull 1 Bargey 1
Finals Last Time: redbull 1475 Lost to Bargey 1750 Grand Final 2018
Form: redbull WWWWW Bargey LWWWW
Last week: redbull 1740 Bargey 1441
Season Average: redbull 1554 Bargey 1415
Last 5 Head to Head: redbull 2 Bargey 3

Wezza (3) vs Aceman (2)
UF Prediction: Wezza 1497 Aceman 1438
Finals Record: Wezza 5W-5L Aceman First Final
Head to Head: Wezza1 Aceman 0
Last time: Wezza 1383 Defeated Aceman 1373 Round 16 2018
Finals Head to Head: Never previously met
Form: Wezza WWWWW Aceman WLLWL
Last week: Wezza 1446 Aceman 1432
Season Average: Wezza 1437 Aceman 1466

Elimination Finals
The Melkman (5) vs 51 Bewick (8)
UF Prediction: The Melkman 1469 51 Bewick 1321
Finals Record: The Melkman 5W-6L 51 Bewick 0W-2L
Head to Head: The Melkman 6 51 Bewick 1
Last time: The Melkman 1428 Defeated 51 Bewick 1278 Round 3 2018
Finals Head to Head: Never previously met
Form: The Melkman WWLLW 51 Bewick LWWLL
Last week: The Melkman 1328 51 Bewick 1267
Season Average: The Melkman 1406 51 Bewick 1338
Last 5 Head to Head: The Melkman 4 51 Bewick 1

Birch19 (6) vs cafegerat (7)
UF Prediction: Birch19 1456 cafegerat 1456
Final Record: Birch19 0W-2L cafegerat First Final
Head to Head: Birch19 5 cafegerat 0
Last time: Birch19 1490 Defeated cafegerat 1331 Round 8 2018
Finals Head to Head: Never previously met
Form: Birch19 WWLWW cafegerat WWWLW
Last week: Birch19 1406 cafegerat 1382
Season Average: Birch19 1394 cafegerat 1345
Last 5 Head to Head: Birch19 5 cafegerat 0


I’m all in on Redbull this year. I think he deserves most of the credit for keeping this comp running so well, and a premiership is a good reward.

Also, writing this reminded me of The Great Artesian Basin who started this comp and then promptly vanished.