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clevermike

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Fantasy Selections
March 20, 2014, 17:29:32

I really was poor thus far this year - so I have given up and is now just picking players for fun and see whether I can do worse than I did the week before.


I did have some rotten luck too =


*  I pick a 13 center and the 12 buggers up the game by refusing to pass a single ball to him;


*  I pick a player and afterwards head he has been injured and will not play;


*  another one got s feverish arse ache and then is withdrawn five minutes before the game;


*  after a top game against the Cheetahs - I loaded my team with Rebel players - because they are playing the Force- even pick one of them as captain - and the useless bugger scored - 6 points.  The whole lot got about 20 points combined.  


So now I have decided to go for no-hopers - inclusive of one of the worst locks in Super 15 because the team he plays in is being opposed by the Force - and a string of others.  With my luck they will end up as no-hopers anyway.  Here goes:-


 FOXSPORT


PR  - Ben Franks,  Frans Malherbe


HO -  Deon Fourie


LO  - Willem Steenkamp, Brodie Retallick


LF -  Luke Braid, Warren Whiteley, Ardie Savea


SH - Faf de Klerk  *


FH  - Simon Hickey


CE  - Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Damian de Allende


OB  -  Alofa Alofa, Israel Folau, Charles Piutau


*   Dislike the surname De Klerk - there was one that once was the Minister in a Government Department I worked in.  We had a serious run in, Think I came off second best - he ended up with a Nobel Peace Price and me with a miserable pension at the age of 42.


Test Rugby


FR  -  Adriaan Strauss,  Bismarck du Plessis


LO -  Lood de Jager, Ruan Botha (Cheap)


LF -  Marcell Coetzee,  Luke Braid


HB  - Pat Lambie,  Marnitz Boshoff


CE   - Jan Serfontein, Damian de Allende


OB  -  Charles Piutau, Israel Folau


Superbru


PR  -  Frans Malherbe, Ben Franks


HO -  Deon Fourie


LO  -  Flip van der Merwe, Useless Brodie Retallick


LF    - Marcell Coetzee, Luke Braid, Steven Luatua


SH    -  Faf de Klerk  


FH   -   Aaron Cruden


CE   -   Jan Serfonmtein,  Damian de Allende


OB  -   Charles Piutau, Jesse Mogge, Israel Folau




clevermike

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 20, 2014, 18:30:10
 Am buggered again - Flippie is out - so now I am really in [removed] street in Superbru - I stlll  have Pieter_steph on the bench there and no more transfers available.

Had to move Willem Steenkamp to the starting line-up in Foxsport- what a disaster.

I tell you - I am being F#cked by the finger of fate.  :D:D:D     


3ku1

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 20, 2014, 22:24:21
 Ob: Folau, Mogg, Piatau

Ib: Fikatoa 

Sh: Reinach

Fh: Cruden

Backrow: Braid, Savea, Whitely

Locks: Van der merwe

Hooker: Fourie

Props: The Beast, Faumuiana

Havent decided on captain yet.


Wardad

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 02:34:02
 Bugger I checked my own teams and my kids against the foxspurt line ups and no mention of flip ,lucky my wildcard is active so flipped flip for Franco ! my kids have used up their one chance to change so now I will be blamed for that i guess !
Props -Kane Hames -Ben Franks-[ R-Ged Robinson }
Hooker -S.Moore [ Cap ]           [R-Dane Coles ]
Locks -F,Van De Merve -J.Wheeler [ R -H Pyle]
Backrow-Messam-Braid-Whitely     [R- T.Latimer ]
Scrumhalf -T.Kerr-Barlowe            [R-F.De Klerk]
Flyhalf-B.Barrett                         [R-M.Boshoff ]
Centres- C.Smith -J.L.Potgier        [R -R.Crotty]
Outside Backs-Folau [V] -C.Piatau-T.N.Williams [R-B.Marshall ]
Captain is still a tossup between Steady Stephen and the cantering Coles ! If Benji was starting he would be on for Nanai Williams ,might do it yet ! Props and locks have all been crap for points thus far as are centres.
I reckon scrumhalf needs revamping in the Foxspurt FF as often we find them in negative numbers !


Just_win

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 05:07:43
 My team for this week:

PR  - Ben Franks,  Kanes Hames


HO -  Steven Moore


LO  - F. Uys, Brodie Retallick


LF -  Philip Van der Walt, P. labuschagne, Ardie Savea


SH - TK Barlow 


FH  - A. Cruden


CE  - Conrad Smith, M. Fekitoa


OB  -  Frank Halao, Israel Folau, Charles Piutau



sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 05:14:15
@mikey,

brodie retallick makes ur fanatsy team, WTF WTF???
o_O :blink::blink: O_o

am i blogging in bizzaro world??? cos something does not compute,
o_O :blink::blink: O_o

i thought the recruitment of ben franks last week was odd, but this has completely blown my mind.

whats curve ball will u be throwing next week??? u going to transfer in alberts or frans???


3ku1

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 05:52:16
 Revised Team

Ob: Mogg, Folau, Piatau

Ib: Faikatoa

Sh: Reinach

Fh: Cruden (c)

Backrow: Braid, Savea, Whitely

Locks: van der merwe

Hooker: Fourie

Props: The Beast, Faumuiana


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 06:00:23
foxsport
PR: ben franks, kane hames, (r) beast
HK: deon fourie, (r) liam coltman
SR: joe wheeler, hugh pyle (r) sam whtielock
LF: luke braid, warren whitley, ardie savea, (r) keirean read
HB: luke burgess, (r) faf de klerk
FH: kurtley beale, (r) martinz boshoff
CT: jacques louis potgieter, malakai fekitoa, (r) tamati ellison
OB: charles piutau, israel folau (c), tom marshall, (r) sp marais

was going to start de klerk, but brother mikeys story has turned me off and now the uchiha clan no longer like de klerks either, :oP
wanted to recruit jaws, but ran out of transfers, hopefully next week its all go, :o)

superbru
PR: ben franks, dean greyling, (r) beast
HK: deon fourie, (r) adrian strauss
SR: brodie retallick, franco van der mewe, (r) sam whitelock
LF: liam messam, warren whittley, liam messam, (r) scott higginbotham
HB: tarewa kerr barlow, (r) francois hougaard
FH: kurtley beale, (r) beauden barret
CT: george moala, tim nanai williams, (r) tamati ellison
OB: charles piutau, patrick lambie (kicker), israel folau (c), (r) ben smith

testrugby
FR: adrian strauss, liam coltman
SR: scott fardy, lood de jager
LF: luke braid, liam messam
HV: marnitz boshoff, patrick lambie
CT: malaki fekitoa, tamati ellison
OB: israel folau, charles piutaiu

loods gone next week due to bye, but im concerned with the way i burn through my transfers, so i will save him for one more week. he was also one of the form locks in 2013 and he deserves a little loyalty, but hes on thin ice.

ellison has been bumped from my other two teams, and if he dosent preform this week, hes gone next week.


Just_win

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 06:16:30
Made changes to back row, now have braid & whitely. We will see how that goes. One minute left so no time for last minute changes - it's all done bar the shouting (there may be plenty of that after this round - I used my wild card).


clevermike

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 07:32:15
 Sasue

I should have put out Frannks immediately - four penalties in one half of the game.  And he is a useless scrummager as well.   

Then we have another one - Retallick.  If it was not the fact that they were playing the Force ) I would never have selected that line-out flop.   The better locks are injured and the Crusaders have a bye.  So not long for him in my line-up. 

How I regret my mistakes - I wish I followed my own mind and gopt rid of F ranks - and use Beast instead. :angel::P:P    


Wardad

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 10:37:56
 Hahaha Mikey you got good points from Franks despite yerself !


Just_win

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 10:42:33

Franks has 33 points so far & more to come once the do the final tally. 

 

We see you are conflicted Clevermike, lol  Is it points or principle that you will apply to your selections, lol


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 14:07:10
@mikey,

regardless of what negative points ben franks ac[removed]ulated, he still made 30+ points with more to come.
but if he is such a burden, im sure u will get rid of him this week. :getlost:
personally, i dont why u recruited him all given the bountiful options readily available in SA, :P

and im not too sure what scrums u were watching, but ben franks was killer today in the scrums, very similar to the stormers match when he scrummed the stormers front row back to school.

now im not a big fan of saffa backs, IMO theyre waste of time when there are so many better options readily available in NZ and OZ and thats why i dont have any in my centers and outside backs bar sp maraias who only ever started cos i ran out of transfers.
but my selections mirror my convictions, thats why potgeiter the bulls flyhalf and boshoff are the only ones in the back, and only potgierter is starting.

dont be embarrassed my friend, no one will begrudge u for being a closet fan of the NZ rugby race, the most dominat rugby race in the history of the cosmos, :angel:


clevermike

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 15:30:53
 Sasue

In trouble as per normal  - you are leading me by 119 points in the Head to Head competition.   The only consolation I have is thus far I used only 4 players in the first two matches - leaving me  with 11 players to play - while you have had already used 9 players.

Of the remaining 6 play you have to play 5 are the same as players I have.  So I have to make up 119 points plus the one additional player I do not have - with whatever the 6 other players I have to score.   That would be very difficult to do - the six will have to score circa 160 points - very, very unlikely.  Unless two or more of them produce miracles.        


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 18:07:50
@mikey,

i need to keep better track of the leaderboard, especially the head to head on fox, had no idea i was going up against u, so ive wasted a week on what could have been some fun bantering.

looking at ur team though the guys u need to score to get one over me are,,,
malherbe
jaws
w steenkamp
faf de klerk
s hickey
de allende

thats not a bad lot to go to bat for u in the 2nd innings of rnd 6, at the time i typed this, u only needed 119pts, so if ur super six can average 20pts between them, i could very well be congratulating u.
de allenede and hickey are awsome choices, they should score pretty decent for u.
retallick, steenkamp and faf have the ability to score big too, but also have the ability to score little.
malherbe is not facing any kiwi teams, so he should fare better against the brumbies then he did against the canes and saders.

when breaking it down like this, i would be feeling comfortable and not worried if i were u, :o/


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 18:10:26
@mikey,

just relaised i have tom marshall, so hopefully he scores b gi for me tomoorow to give me the edge, lolz, :oP

truth be told though, head to head has been a low priority for me.
ive been trying to get back into the top 8 of the classic league since rnd 1, but damn the competition is tough, and not just in foxsport, o_O


oimatey

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 19:01:23
All you boys who have Folau as your captain need to send him a little thank you gift :)





Just_win

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 19:25:50
Thank you Mr Folau for 102 points & still counting :D but Barrett has 104 so you better up your game.:angry:


3ku1

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 21, 2014, 22:53:16
 Well im currently loosing 360-88 haha getting smashed. Got more players coming up, most of them need to score over 50, possible but really a long shot. Good thing is my opponent is ahead of me on the head to head league, clearly i would prefer to win, but ppl below me lose ill hold.


Wardad

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 22, 2014, 00:15:23
 Very annoyed as I had both Barrett and Folau but made Moore my captain ,I also got rid of Perenara cos he was on the bench and 30 points from his position is pretty darned good , still at least I am in front of my Chilluns' 2 of whom are spending up their winnings from earlier drubbings inflicted upon me ! 
Its very annoying when players like Benji Marshall are not in the staring line up ,like TJ it makes you less inclined to start em' yourself not knowing how much game time they will get ,Hames at prop was another one for me .
Luke I see you benched TJ as well ,but you have most of your team to play yet .I notice at hooker there are more choices than last year but Fourie and Strauss arent scoring as much this year .Young Kiwis like Coltman are looking promising though but why is Ged Robinson at Prop ????


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 22, 2014, 03:40:15
@mikey,
damn, ben franks is on 40pts now, so i will send him a card in ur behalf apologising for ur very premature copmments, along with a box of choclates, :o)

i dont have rooys nostradamus like abilities, but im willing to bet that ben franks will be in ur team for a while, :oP

@oimatey,
spot on, i think i will send izzy a box of chocaltes with a big thank u on behalf of the uchiha clan, :o)

izzy izzy izzy, oi oi oi, :oP

@wardaddy,
ive been waiting for ged to start for the highlanders, and once he does im bringing him straight into the uchiha clan starting XV.
the chance to have two hookers playing at one time is freaking huge.

the positional blunder is similar to the blunder last year when they had luatua at lock despite him playing 99% of his game time at blindside.


Wardad

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RE: Fantasy Selections
March 22, 2014, 08:36:06
 Poor Mikey ,you benched Beale and Ben Smith ! 


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