Jump to content
  • Podcast: No Merger Podcast &      

Sign in to follow this  
Old Man Rivers

Ultimate Footy - Norm Smith League

Recommended Posts

Strange things happen on draft day.

Pendles lasted until Pick 9 last year

Goddard went No. 1 & Sandilands No. 2 from memory.

Some huge decisions for all of us looming with round one selections.

Surely Little Garry will go No.1? B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I questioned whether I'd give away any of my draft secrets but for fairness I'll let you all know I'll be selecting Matthew Bate with pick 15 in the draft.

Cheers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I questioned whether I'd give away any of my draft secrets but for fairness I'll let you all know I'll be selecting Matthew Bate with pick 15 in the draft.

Cheers.

I am considering Bate at pick 10.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh PLEASE do pick him...

Thanks for your thought.I just may leave him for you -Dan.

Might even go for my first pick last year- Jolly

Edited by jayceebee31

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Welcome Back JCB - Or should we call you DEVILS IN THE DETAIL? Whats going on there?

Thanks for your best wishes for my trip to The States

Only 6 sleeps to go until draft day - Getting very pumped for a season shaping Sunday evening!

When do you leave-Just returned- spent 6 weeks there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would be very happy with my 2011 first selection - Pendles

If he isn't available I will also be looking at Matthew Bate

JCB I head to the USA in the middle of Round one - 27th March - away for 5 Weeks

Trade activity will still be active for Team OMR during this time frame.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 sleeps until the draft!!

But before we get there I'd like everyone's input into some of the setting I have gone ahead with.

1. Bye Rounds (11,12,13) will not be played in ultimate footy.

The AFL season this year will have 3 bye rounds where ony 6 of the 9 possible games will be played. Which effectively means 1/3 of your team will not be able to play in those weeks. For this reason I have chosen not to play UFooty in those rounds.

2. The 15 point category scoring system.

The details of this are in an earlier post. But basically:

  • There are 8 categories this year (Frees differential replaces FF & FA)
  • You will be awarded 2 points for each category this year except for Score % which will be one.
  • The reason Score % is only worth 1 is to avoid the inevitable draws that occur due to their being 8 categories instead of 9.

3. Team lineup:

POSITION STARTERS (EMERGENCIES)

Backs 4 (1)

Centres 5 (1)

Rucks 1 (1)

Forwards (F) 4 (1)

Utilities (UTL) 1 (1)

Bench (BN) 4

If any of these rules offend you then speak up now. Once we have done the draft I can't change it.

Edited by JACKATTACK

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

3 sleeps until the draft!!

But before we get there I'd like everyone's input into some of the setting I have gone ahead with.

1. Bye Rounds (11,12,13) will not be played in ultimate footy.

The AFL season this year will have 3 bye rounds where ony 6 of the 9 possible games will be played. Which effectively means 1/3 of your team will not be able to play in those weeks. For this reason I have chosen not to play UFooty in those rounds.

2. The 15 point category scoring system.

The details of this are in an earlier post. But basically:

  • There are 8 categories this year (Frees differential replaces FF & FA)
  • You will be awarded 2 points for each category this year except for Score % which will be one.
  • The reason Score % is only worth 1 is to avoid the inevitable draws that occur due to their being 8 categories instead of 9.

3. Team lineup:

POSITION STARTERS (EMERGENCIES)

Backs 4 (1)

Centres 5 (1)

Rucks 1 (1)

Forwards (F) 4 (1)

Utilities (UTL) 1 (1)

Bench (BN) 4

If any of these rules offend you then speak up now. Once we have done the draft I can't change it.

Yeah all makes good and reasonable sense I'm happy with all of that.

Just realised I have a 21st on Sunday evening so I'm dreadfully going to be relying on the pre draft rankings which is terrible :(

Hopefully I can leave early to save myself some later picks and fix it up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah all makes good and reasonable sense I'm happy with all of that.

Just realised I have a 21st on Sunday evening so I'm dreadfully going to be relying on the pre draft rankings which is terrible :(

Hopefully I can leave early to save myself some later picks and fix it up!

Your friend/family member should know better than to have a 21st on draft night.

Also I recommend people jump online before the draft and test their system using the UFooty 'test your system' function which you'll find on the league page. From memory you need flash so ipads and iphones may be out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

Agree Nd thanks for pointing this out.JA, support all moves you suggest.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can confirm the draft is an iPad and iPhone no go zone. Really bloody annoying to have go back to the PCfrom the iPad. But ah well such is life.

I blame Apple for that one, I'll still use my ipad but i'll have to remote in to my PC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I blame Apple for that one, I'll still use my ipad but i'll have to remote in to my PC.

Or you could stop whining and buy a mac...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Or you could stop whining and buy a mac...

Great to reaquaint brotherly love !

A little birdy has told me, he thinks the two new chums are brothers- Is this correct?

Please advise.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great to reaquaint brotherly love !

A little birdy has told me, he thinks the two new chums are brothers- Is this correct?

Please advise.

JA - I am good with all your suggested Changes for season 2012

3 Sets of brothers now? Wow this is getting confusing!

Roll On Sunday evening.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JA - I am good with all your suggested Changes for season 2012

3 Sets of brothers now? Wow this is getting confusing!

Roll On Sunday evening.

Not brothers, we all sit together at the footy, they were keen to join in if there were any spots available and since there are now 18 spots I figured it made sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This info is probably elsewhere in the thread ... but how long is there between picks on Sunday? Should we make it two minutes? I'm in Europe and a bit worried that anything less might be cutting it a bit fine ...

Edited by Range Rover

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Disappointed about the lack of discussion re. trading for the draft. So here goes nothing. Looking to consolidate the middle of the draft so I'm after a pick around 160-170 and offering both 202 and 231.

A hell of a lot of class on both those picks with Sam Reid and Melksham potentials around 200 and Rhys Palmer, Stephen Hill and Salopek all around 231.

Negiotiations are welcome.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Disappointed about the lack of discussion re. trading for the draft. So here goes nothing. Looking to consolidate the middle of the draft so I'm after a pick around 160-170 and offering both 202 and 231.

A hell of a lot of class on both those picks with Sam Reid and Melksham potentials around 200 and Rhys Palmer, Stephen Hill and Salopek all around 231.

Negiotiations are welcome.

I didn't even know this was an option, I guess it is a new feature.

I guess I have to submit the traded picks so if you do get a trade done with someone please have it submitted by at least 4:00pm tomorrow, I get locked out of making changes 2hrs before the draft.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also I recommend people jump online before the draft and test their system using the UFooty 'test your system' function which you'll find on the league page. From memory you need flash so ipads and iphones may be out.

Not Happy Jan ... Looks like I am going to have to rely on auto picks, takes away the fun of it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not long now.

7:30 tonight.

Bring it on and sincere thanks for all you have done- can't please us all, all of the time..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Social Media

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles

    STATE OF DEESASTER by the Oracle

    Melbourne’s circus caravan rolls into Adelaide on Wednesday night, an event that will put shivers up the spine of every Crows’ supporter as they look directly into the face of disaster. The flakey Demons left their home town a month ago and proceeded to rough up the Gold Coast Suns and Hawthorn in Sydney before moving on to the sunny Queensland where they missed by a bee’s diaphragm against the more or less local second-on-ladder Brisbane Lions. Then, they had to butter up against the top t

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    OVERPOWERED by George on the Outer

    In a dismal display against Port Adelaide, Melbourne showed it had learnt nothing from their previous week’s loss to Brisbane. Port, in contrast, after losing to St.Kilda, addressed their failings, and as a result made the Demons look like a second-rate side.  Melbourne failed to score a goal in the first quarter, and the first time it seriously troubled the goal umpire was saved until a minute before half-time.  Did it get any better?  No with their meagre three goals for the sec

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    DESPERATION OF THE MOMENT by Whispering Jack

    Melbourne’s recent win against Hawthorn highlighted how important Max Gawn’s ruck domination is for the team. A week later however, that domination continued but its effect was totally blunted by the Brisbane Lions midfield and, as a consequence, what could have been an easy win over a leading AFL contender turned into a disappointing but close loss and a sense of desperation now looms over the club as the halfway mark of the season approaches. This week’s opponent in Port Adelaide also und

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    THE FOUR POINT FAIL by George on the Outer

    Melbourne went down by 4 points in a thrilling finish against Brisbane, but they failed by more than the 4 points.     They also failed to score the 4 points necessary to keep them in the race for the finals, and now find themselves sitting 6 points outside the top 8, but effectively 2 games outside (even though they have a game in hand).   The Demons had more than enough opportunities to win.  Six very easy shots on goal failed to bother the goal umpire with a major and ultimate

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER PART 2 by The Oracle

    The travelling COVID circus moves north of the border yet again and, unless at some time in the near future, Papua New Guinea opens its borders, this could be the last time this phenomenon happens. And as fortune would dictate, the resurgent Demons are walking directly into the sights of the locals from the bright lights of Brizvegas to Carrara - the scene of some long-forgotten (and deservedly so) battles with one of the Lions’ former incarnations, namely, the Brisbane Bears. But unli

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    ON THE NOSE by George on the Outer

    One of the Hawthorn Football Club’s valued sponsors is Azep® Nasal Spray and given the thrashing handed out to the Hawks in today’s game, it would appear that they need a huge supply of the sponsor’s product because they are simply on the nose. This condition was caused by the sheer dominance of the Demons, led magnificently by skipper Max Gawn with 27 hitouts and 22 disposals including two clearances. Around him in the middle were Christian Petracca with 29 touches, Clayton Oliver (also on

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    THE PREMIER LEAGUE by Whispering Jack

    So the new man under the pump is Clarko, which demonstrates how sad but predictable the football media is these days. In an age where each AFL team’s form can be topsy turvy and unpredictability is the order of the day, the coach of a team that has played five out of the top six teams from the previous season and sits with a 3/3 win loss record is this week’s whipping boy.   This comes admittedly on the back of a bad fortnight from the Hawks who in recent years have exhibited an enormous

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    SUNSMART by George on the Outer

    If you don’t want to get sunburnt, you follow the Sunsmart rules.  Melbourne took the advice and with their season on the line, avoided getting burnt by the Gold Coast Suns, with a gripping 17 point win. It was a match that could have gone either way, with the sides within a kick of each other for all but the final minutes of the final quarter. Melbourne had stretched the lead earlier in the game to 18 points, but that quickly evaporated to a neck and neck race to the finish.  Finally,

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    NORTH OF THE BORDER by The Oracle

    The outcomes of Melbourne’s recent games against the Gold Coast Suns are a pretty good barometer of how the teams are faring. The Demons easily accounted for them twice in 2018, the last win being a 96-point cakewalk at the MCG in Round 20 when they scored a whopping 21.17.143 to 7.5.47. Ironically, Melbourne’s score of 9.3.57 at the first break that afternoon is leading its highest score for a full game to date this year by 3 points. In those days, they played fast, skillful football, moved th

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 5

    PACK YOUR BAGS by George on The Outer

    The scene was captured by the TV camera’s before the match with a view of the Melbourne side’s bags packed next to the team bus to facilitate their flight up north to the AFL hub where they will play their next matches. However, on the basis of the efforts against Richmond, unless things change, and change rapidly, there will be some who will be told to pack their bags on a more permanent basis. Once again, the supporters got much the same story from this match against Richmond, as

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

    SOUTH OF THE BORDER by the Oracle

    Thankfully they moved this week’s game from Sydney where the sun shines and the virus breeds ever so slowly and almost nobody returns a positive test. The change of fixture comes at precisely the right time to allow everyone in town to head to the MCG on Sunday at around 3:30pm, not to catch up with what’s going on inside the ground but rather, to do what’s fashionable for woke folk in 2020 — pulling down statues. It’s time for Kevin Bartlett and Leigh Matthews to go but you can’t touch Norm Smi

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews

    LESSONS IN LOSING by George on the Outer

    Turn up for the game and look like you want to win it.  Melbourne lost this game to Geelong, a game after a couple of extended breaks, looking like they were at the end of a 22 game season. Right from the start there was a lack of intensity across the board, as the Demons played exactly the type of game that the ageing Geelong list wanted. Geelong repeatedly played possession footy, to avoid having to run those ageing legs, something that Melbourne failed to exploit.  To use the oft quot

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Reports

×
×
  • Create New...