The Challenge Cup moves into it’s second round. Using the Swiss system the following matches will feature:
- Gaen Vale Stags vs Themysciran Thunderers
- The Bloated Bile Blitzers vs Barack Varr Dreadnauts
- Akumal City Rainmakers vs The Tlaqua Spacehoppers
- Hobbiton Gardeners vs Norsca Wild Fire
- Bridgetown Bantams vs Pastafarian Juniaz
All fixtures will take place tonight! Keep up with the matches by following our Twatter feed. But before we head out we have some previews and predictions on these matches, featuring our newest pundits and reporters, Skritch’n’Skratch and Altann Octopunch to which I am sure you will find out more about them in the coming days.
This week’s top of the table clash see the Stags take on the Thunderers. Buoyed by their victories in the previous round, both teams will be looking to take control of the table and make a strong statement to the rest of the league. Elvish dexterity or Amazon agility: which will prevail?
Skritch’n’Skratch: 3-2 “Dowz Elves woz well scorey last week. Deyz shud win”.
Altann Octopunch: 3-0 “The Stags are no Sea Elves, but I expect elves to always show good form…”
Both securing narrow, if dominant, wins, the Blitzers and Dreadnauts will seek to close the narrow gap to the top two teams and make the league their own in the next round of fixtures. The divisions two resident heavyweight ‘bash’n’grind’ teams- only one can prevail.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-1 “Da stinky boyz wil smash da stunty-boyz. An wez ‘don’t like da beardy wunz.”
Altann Octopunch: 0-1 “This is not how Blood Bowl should be played, but the dwarves will use their death roller (Cheats!) to grind to a narrow win.”
A narrow loss for the Spacehoppers and a lucky draw for the Rainmakers sees them head up the ‘best of the rest’. A frog-off between two very evenly matched teams, bragging rights will be up for grabs: Who will be ‘Top Frog!’ ?
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-2 “Da froggy wunz wil jump lotz n score loadz”.
Altann Octopunch: 4-3 “The experience of The Spacehoppers coach, as previous head coach of the Natterjacks, should seem them scrape through this one in a high scoring game”.
Seeking to submarine their way to the top after last rounds unlucky draw, the Gardeners face Norsca Wild Fire, who were simply unable to score against the Blitzers. Both teams will be looking to get their campaigns back on track in a match that is likely to set the tone for the rest of their campaigns.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-1 “Da stunties wil smash da norf humies”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “Everyone knows when a Halfling draw, its really a win, so the Gardeners will continue their ‘hot streak’ as well as serving up their legendary hot pies”.
The Bantams and The Juniaz will both look to jump start their seasons with a win over one of their other rivals for the title of ‘Best Stunty’. The Juniaz looked good on offence, but will need to shore-up their leaky defence, while the Bantams will look to take advantage of a team down on its luck. Arguably the pick of this week’s fixtures, it has the potential to be a thriller!
Skritch’n’Sratch:: 2-3 “Gobbos will always beat da fat wunz…!”
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “This looks to be a great toss off, comind down to a tree and a halfling and a troll and a goblin. The troll will swallow the goblin, and the bantams will win!”.