Well what a season we are so far! With seven matches now played it’s still unclear who will qualify for what place in the play-off’s. We have had a few shock results, some fantastic scorelines and plenty of drama. Here is a recap of my favourite moments.
- The screaming chants of VAMP’s WIN! Heard throughout the Nightlord’s stadium all night long. A few locals went missing that night too, reports are unconfirmed that they were used for the celebration feast after the match.
- Atrocity literately maiming everyone in their path. Such entertainment to be seen watching this team!
- The Tail Slammers double fumble……..Double pass fumble….whatever the heck they called it play which help them draw the match against the Defilers.
- An amazing comeback from the Sect of Temptation to draw their match against the Talos Tobbacconists.
- Talos Tobbacconists proving all the critics wrong and having their best season to date impressing all with their form.
- Har Ganeth Heartbreakers who score a lot of touchdown’s reminding this dear old reporter of the Rangers in form.
- Those pesky little runts called Goblins. What a performance this season and they could be the first stunty team to make the play-offs!
- And lastly the opening three weeks of this season were the most brutal I have seen ever in this league with a impressive 89 Casualties and 15 deaths! There were only 9 matches without a death and 3 with no injuries at all. OWC East was the most brutal whist NWC North was the most friendly.
And for just some statical facts for your nerds out there that we found:
- Atrocity are up to a seven match winning streak. The current record is held by the Loren Rangers at 12 matches before they were beaten by the Karond Kar Corsairs.
- The Tail Slammers are the record holders for most rostered players (Ex and Current) with a total of 40! Well they are rats!
So can this season get any better? Yes it can, there is everything still to play for and the tops spots in most leagues are still being contested. Any team can falter at the last hurdle if they don’t get the wins they require to get into the position they want. After all being the divison champion means you play one less match in the playoffs. So who is ruling the roost at the moment and who is holding the tables up?
** New World Confrence (NWC) **
|Temper Bay Marauders||7||3||2||2||7||6||1||16||6||10||11|
The Tobacconists have surprised a lot of people this year with their current good form with four wins and two draws. The Nightlords and Marauders are slowly closing in however being only three points behind the Tobacconists need to pick up and retain the form. The Shadows are not too far behind with only a three point margin placing them bottom. If they pull off a few good wins then they can surely make it into the playoffs still. By far the most close division.
|Sect of Temptation||7||0||2||5||7||17||-10||5||13||-8||2|
The Slammers are back and they are ruling the the top of the division. They have had some good results in the last few weeks where the Defilers who were previously top have fallen from grace. A loss and a draw has cost them dearly and also allowed some breathing space for the Blackburners to catch up if they can get some more shock results like they did previously this season. One thing is for sure, if the Sect win their next three-two matches and the Blackburners loose all three then it will be the Sect going up and the Blackburners defending their shield title.
** Old World Confrence (OWC) **
|Barak Varr Rebels||7||5||1||1||9||4||5||15||9||6||16|
|The Asgard Marauders||5||3||0||2||9||6||3||5||11||-6||9|
|The Nexus Sykes||7||0||0||7||2||20||-18||4||12||-8||0|
Atrocity have been pounding everyone and are pretty sure of topping the division. A single win is all they require to solidify this place. But lets give credit to the Rebels who in their debut season have done very well winning 5 out of 7. A great start for the Dwarves and they should keep this place (Unless Atrocity really piss it all up the wall). The (Other) Marauders who have also had a decent season are two matches behind with reports confirming they drew with the Gobbo’s. They could catch up to the Rebels and pill the pressure on them if they can get some great results. The Dreddmen (Not the Nexus Sykes) are yet to gain some point, they are currently the bottom team this season but who can blame them after they were drafted in when the Sykes took off into the night. If they can win all three matches like the Sect they can climb out of the bottom and shatter the record books with an amazing comeback.
|Har Ganeth Heartbreakers||7||4||0||3||17||12||5||4||14||-10||12|
|Gitz ‘n’ Shigglez||6||3||0||3||11||9||2||9||12||-3||9|
The Heartbreakers, another debut team, have shown they can mix it up with the big guns. Scoring touchdowns to make the Rangers proud, they have really done well. If they win their next match then it should be enough for them to take the top place. The Goblins have been another shock team this season. It must be because the opponents are laughing too hard, or that their deadly weapons are killing them before they speak. A real fan favorite team and they look like they will finish second unless Finbar can win a couple of games. With Finbar and the Titians only winning one game a piece (one a forfeit) the bottom place is uncertain as of yet. It will go to the last match between these two.
And there we are that marks the end of the Cross Divisional and the start of the Cross Conference matches. Good luck to all teams and we hope to reach your season goal. Please leave a comment on who you want to win in each division or even the entire season.
– Bob Fortune.