In a shocking turn of events last night the Final of the Slammer Shield was pulled forward. Both of the participating teams (The Tail Slammers and the Beaumont Blitzers) had fought hard to get thorough to the final but in the end the Skaven made HDWSBBL History by becoming the first team to win a Championship named after themselves!!
This Championship ends the long path of redemption that the Tail Slammers have been on. After their disastrous performance in the 2508/09 Season all the press and the fans had written them off. However the Slammers trained hard during the break between seasons and came back as a different team. This season hasn’t all been plain sailing but they dug in and showed what they where made of.
With Stars like Arcani Spark running around the Slammers have torn through the rest of the competition in the Shield with relative ease. They have had no easy ride in the competition having faced the Innsmouth Shadows, the Grappler Flesh Grinders and of course the Beaumont Blitzers. Many people expected to see the team flattened but they pulled through time after time.
Let’s not be too hard on their opposition either. The Beaumont Blitzers have seen some good form this season (despite some allegations’ of them being chicken) and have defeated some good teams to get this far. They very fact they reached the finals of the Shield Competition two years in a row (and winning one of them) should make them proud. Regardless though, on the night, just like everybody else, they underestimated the Tail Slammers.
So congratulations Tail Slammers, the 2509/10 winners of the HDWSBBL Shield!