Three player limit

I am wanting to put forward a rule that teams must not have more than 3 players from a single AFL team. As it currently stands there is a large difference in Adelaide players vs Brisbane Lions players in UKL fantasy teams. I think this will even up the competition.

Discuss.

Paul Rodoreda
Structural engineer trainee

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Minimum bid

With the Outlaws failing to reach 1,200 – first time in league history and sitting at 0-10 for the season, is it time for the league to set a minimum threshold?

Much like the English soccer system, we should have a system where if teams are not up to scratch, they get booted. The Outlaws are refusing to trade away top players like Kelly to me for draft picks, it is just simply not a good tactic.

High time for a high change

With the current fixturing and teams having other commitments such as FIFO, thesis submissions, general living, and a fair few of the managers are going on holidays

A lot of the teams will not be able to monitor their teams and make the necessary changes. it is already hard enough being a FIFO, we need a break.

I put forward a radical, yet sensible suggestion that we cut the Badgers and Outlaws from the competition to make an 8-team league with a 2-week bye period.

As I pointed out on the weekend, the Badgers and Outlaws have consistently come 9th and 10th since the league inception and 2017 is off to that start again. Wouldn’t we all like to see the Rines and Titians dead last?

Gators Attempt to Redefine ANZAC Spirit

Reports are trickling in that the Gator’s head coach has begun a petition to redefine the meaning of ANZAC day.

The petition, posted on /https://www.change.org/p/australia-lest-we-forget-1904, simply reads "Lest we Forget 1904". Readers might be initially fooled into thinking this is to raise awareness about the oft overlooked Russo-Japanese war between 1904-1905, which historians agree was one of the main preludes to WW1, but upon closer inspection it appears the Gators have tactlessly piggybacked on this tragic event in a shameless signature grab. The petition description reveals that the "1904" in the title actually refers to score the Gators achieved this week in UKL. The Gators have certainly been chirpy recently but this is a case of their arrogance crossing the line.

When the Integrity Officer of the UKL, Nicholas Oakley, was contacted in regards to the allegatortions he refused to provide comment because "it wasn’t Marty or Paul so he didn’t give a f**k".

Pictured below: Aaron’s big head asking tourists whether they’re aware that "1904 is a UKL league record"

Good call/bad call – Rd2

Hutchy Gazza
The Barbs have the 3 best players in the league Don’t get ahead of yourself call. Treloar aka ‘the butcher’ cant hit a target on his opposite foot. Grundy is the sole ruckman in a team with a rolls Royce midfield yet the Pies sit 0-2 and equal 10th for centre clearances.

And Merret has the haircut of an awkward pubescent teen. What’s with that?

Great call!

Trio of Treloar, Merrett and Grundy score better and are younger than their contemporaries

It’s finally happened, the Rines are finished Let’s celebrate call! Team doesn’t know whether it’s coming or going. A mini-rebuild on the cards Early call.

If they don’t recover to at least 4-4 by the first mid-season break, it’ll be time to hit reset

Titans have been ultra-unlucky since winning the flag in 2015 No such thing as luck call. You make your own luck in this game. Good call, too players have lost too many things call!

Swan (lost in the Jungle)

Boomer (lost to the ammos)

Ablett (lost interest)

Ceglar (lost ACL)

The UKL coaching fraternity has lost their bants Harsh call. This isn’t a rock up with a hangover half an hour before & smoke a dart at 3qtr time bullshit amateur league. If you’re here primarily for the banter, smell you later. Fantastic call! Where are the wagers and belittling comments call!  Lack of bants is home

Round 3

Vipers should get the win this weekend which will take them to 2 and 1. It is hard to make a case for Niall’s Badgers in this matchup. Playing the reigning premiers with 2 players down and averaging a poultry 1130.5 ppg, this would be the BIGGEST upset in our UKLs short history if the Badgers recorded a win.

The Ducks just win as Aaron pointed out in a previous post. This week should be no exception. The Barbarians have played 1-2 players down each round so far and that just makes it harder for the Barbarians to get the W.

The Wolverines will play 1 player down this week. Rhys Stanley is the man who is dropped from the Cats line up this weekend. As Barrett said in Sliding Doors, signs are not looking good for him if he’s getting dropped this early in the season. Rhys Stanley will be the sole reason why the Wolverines will go 0 wins and 3 losses and put an end to any attempt of making the top 4. Rebuild will begin in the 1st trade period this year.

Dan Hannebery has given up the drink but the Scorpions have found a way to win in both rounds with the captain scoring nowhere near where he should. The Outlaws coach rates his team too highly and there isn’t enough depth to beat the Pions’. Scorpions 3-0 Outlaws 0-3.

Match of the round between the Pual’s Titans and Aaron’s Gators. Both have a full team and Jared Tallent all over the field. I couldn’t choose a winner so I have flipped a coin. Gators win, Titans lose. Finals over for Titans

By The Numbers

Here are a few numbers in regards to when we first did our initial draft to the squads we have currently:Read into it as little or as much as you would like.

Original Team Players:

BADGERS 15/30
BARBARIANS 13
DUCKS 13
GATORS 16
JACKALS 18
OUTLAWS 14
SCORPIONS 17
TITANS 9
VIPES 15
WOLVERINES 13
AVERAGE 14.3

Average Age of Original Players:

BADGERS 24.8
BARBARIANS 22.6
DUCKS 25.4
GATORS 23.5
JACKALS 25.9
OUTLAWS 26.3
SCORPIONS 25.4
TITANS 27.7
VIPES 26.4
WOLVERINES 30
AVERAGE 25.8

Traded Players:

BADGERS 3
BARBARIANS 5
DUCKS 8
GATORS 5
JACKALS 1
OUTLAWS 2
SCORPIONS 5
TITANS 5
VIPES 2
WOLVERINES 4
AVERAGE 4

Delisted/Retired Players:

BADGERS 12
BARBARIANS 12
DUCKS 9
GATORS 9
JACKALS 11
OUTLAWS 14
SCORPIONS 8
TITANS 16
VIPES 13
WOLVERINES 13
AVERAGE 11.7

Delisted Players In A New Squad:

BADGERS 4
BARBARIANS 3
DUCKS 0
GATORS 1
JACKALS 1
OUTLAWS 1
SCORPIONS 0
TITANS 3
VIPES 1
WOLVERINES 1

Rookies:

0/20 Original Rookies

Of that 20:

1 rookie traded
1 rookie traded then delisted
3 rookies on another squad
1 rookie upgraded to senior list

Good Call/ Bad Call

Introducing a blatantly copied format. Will be a weekly (if remembered) feature

Topic Hutchy  Lyon 
Hanners as captain over Heppell? Back yourself in call.

Premo mid for past several years. Other option too risky. Will come good

Injured in GF and interrupted pre-season call…

Blatant lack of confidence in Heppell to maintain training standards when away from the club…where is I Smith in the leadership group!!?

Salem over Boyd @ pick 8 Nervous call. Short-sighted call.

Must pounce on rucks in this league. Salem to be dropped before Round 10.

You’ve lost your marbles Hutchy!

Great call, Fantastic call!
Boyd only scored 37, playing as the sole ruck.

Badgers will win at least 1 game in 2017 Don’t be ridiculous call. Bound to happen call, even Essendon snagged a few wins in 2016
Dangerfield will score more with bigger stints up forward No doubt call. Logical call. The guy is a freak. One of the best-contested marks in the comp. Rather than resting on the pine he rests up forward. Coleman anyone? Unlikely call. Bagged 3 goals and only returned 118pts call. He won’t be playing the disgusting Freo defence every week!
Sean McKernan a league wide top 3 ruck Are you on the choongas call?! He’s lucky to be top 3 at Essendon let alone the comp. one game does not maketh the man. Who suggested this topic call? Will be lucky to play 3 games this year, let alone finish as a top 3 ruck