The final round is upon us and nothing is certain still in this competition. Here are the final round fixtures (don’t forget to keep up to date with the results as they come in on our Twatter feed):
And the table is looking hot after round three’s matches:
|Barack Varr Dreadnauts||3||3||0||0||4||1||3||5||1||4||90|
|Norsca Wild Fire||3||2||0||1||5||1||4||6||5||1||60|
|The Bloated Bile Blitzers||3||2||0||1||2||1||1||4||5||-1||60|
|Akumal City Rainmakers||3||1||2||0||5||3||2||4||2||2||50|
|The Tlaqua Spacehoppers||3||1||1||1||5||5||0||2||7||-5||40|
|Gaen Vale Stags||3||1||0||2||6||6||0||5||8||-3||30|
And for the last time lets see what our pundits predict in the final round, over to you for the last time in this competition!
Making a late dash, or should that be ‘leap’ for mid-table mediocrity, both The Bantams and the Spacehoppers are one win a piece. Will it be the free scoring antics of the ‘Hoppers, or will one of the leagues bashiest teams (not bashiest ‘Flings, just bashiest!) claim another slew of victims…?
Skritch’n’Skratch: 1-2 “Dowz stunites is well ard and bashy. Wez fink dey will win!”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-2 “After their match with the gardeners I’ll be totally mashed if the Spacehoppers are mentally and physically ready to face another Halfling team so soon, so the bantams have a radical chance for a win. Having said that, if they are ready then I suspect the space frogs are looking for revenge. One half-dude looks the same as another and unfortunately for the Bantams they do look like the Gardeners….”
Jojo Kerwin: 1-2 “These halflings aren’t going to show mercy now in the last leg of the competition, and they’re not so squeamish about their food to say no to some premium grilled frogs legs either. I reckon they’ll roll over the frogs.”
Lin Greeny: 2-1 “Kan theez slippury space frogs make it two-for-two in their gamz against ‘alflings? Meeb tink they will mop da floor wif their ‘airy feet.”
Can anyone stop the ‘Nauts on their roll, or grind? Will the Wild Fire prove one step too far for the dwarfs, or the final step on the path to lifting the trophy? Front runner vs submarine specialist: it’s all to play for… The ‘Nauts are favourites, but the Wild Fire have their own aspirations of lifting the trophy!
Skritch’n’Skratch: 1-3 “Hmmm, wez still don like da stunty wunz. Wez pick da norf wunz.”
Altann Octopunch: 1-2 “Block versus block, brah. It’s gonna be a dirty game but those Norse dudes are gonna win.The Dwarves can match the Norscans block but not their speed or craziness. Besides man, I know the Wildfire have been hanging out with Mr. Chaney recently and you all know those sessions end…”
Jojo Kerwin: 1-1 “The wheels are due to come off the Naut’s ride to the top and this could easily be it. 500 grand of inducements are sure to be put to good use by Wildfire and that could be what swings it for them. The DN’s have been rock solid all tournement though so a draw seems reasonable.”
Lin Greeny: 1-3 “If there’z wun team in dis competishun who gotsa chanz ter ‘alt da slow continentul drift o’ da drawf style o’ play, s’godda be da Norse team!”
The Thunderers lost out to the ‘Nauts in the last round, but can still lift the trophy if the dwarves slip up… Hoping the Wild Fire will prove to be the proverbial banana that slips their rivals up, they will first have to beat a Blitzers side that has only scored twice, but has also won two games. Both teams have both a shot of still in with a chance of lifting the trophy or to play king maker. A key match in the final round….
Skritch’n’Skratch: 1-1 “Diz is a close wun, an wez fink da smelly wunz will stink up da girly wunz but it wil be a draw”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “Those Amazon babes are looking good and have the skills to keep away from the Blitzer’s players, except possibly the Beast. The foxy blitzers, that’s what they’re called right, will be the crest of the wave that the Thunderers will ride to victory on. Provided they don’t get taken out early. Or in fact after the game, by me! Hopefully they won’t have caught anything from Papa Nurgle and I won’t catch anything from them…”
Jojo Kerwin: 1-0 “Honestly this could go either way, the Bile Blitzers can shut down any attempt at the passing game, but the Thunderers front line are good enough to punch a hole in their line and get through, but if the Blitzers start thinning out the Thunderers numbers (and that number in particular is the #2 with Guard) then it could easily be a different story.”
Lin Greeny: 2-1 “Dem girliss on da ‘Zons team ad bedda per-pare fer da inevitabul visit ter da infectious diseasz departmunt at da locul apovvecary guild afta dis match. As ter oose goin’ ter actualey win… Mee tink da ‘Zons ab da edge, jus’ so lon’z they try ter avoid actuul fysicul contact wif da infecteded wunz.”
The Rainmakers finally won a match in the last round, but are out of the running despite Coach Hun-zan’s croaking about his undefeated streak. The Stags started well against the Pastafarians but have lost their last two matches. They will clearly be looking to end the season on a high, and take the frustrations out on the Rainmakers.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-4 “Da pointy eared wunz wil score lots and lots. Dey wil smash da froggyboyz…”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-3 “The Rainmakers are starting to form into a solid team brah, but dude!, the Stag’s super agile Blitzer and Catcher combo of Elamice and Torjeon are going to be too much for the frogmen to handle. Sorry frog dudes, you are awesome but not Elf awesome, and they in turn are no way near Sea Elf awesome!”
Jojo Kerwin: 2-0 “I reckon the Stags will still have the yips from the last game, although a team with nothing left to lose is always the most dangerous, so who knows what kind of a performance we’ll see from the elves this time around? Lord knows they don’t.”
Lin Greeny: 4-3 “Slippury frogs versus skinnies! Mee tink dis will be a ‘igh scorin’ game, Possiblee slightlee in da frogs favour due ter their leapin’ ability.”
The League’s joint bashiest team- yes, The Gardeners!- will take on the team that have taken the most casualties thus far… The Juniaz luck surely has to change, and if their “Speshalists” actually turn up and play, they will be a match for anyone. Who will finish the top stunty team?
Skritch’n’Skratch: 1-2 “Dowz wepunz need ta be less secret and more hitty…! Then they will smash da stunties!”
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “Little dudes versus little dudes! The Gardeners put everydude on notice in their last match causing a wipe out of half of their opponents players and showing they are not to be overlooked (not that you can help but do that *snigger*). However the other coaches keep rumours afloat that the green little dudes are going to blow up on some poor team real soon. Maybe the Gardeners will get a taste of their own soda pop, but I don’t think it will be against the Junior Rastas
Jojo Kerwin: 0-2 “I think the Jr’s are due. I mean surely, sooner or later, that fanatic is going to do SOMETHING right?”
Lin Greeny: 2-0 “Da Juniaz av ad a ‘ard time in their trii gamz ter date. Purson-alee, mee tink dat Nuffle iz punishin’ dem fer nub ‘aving a fancy uniform. Greun skins playin’ in greun armee surplus kit makz dem look loike a gaggle o’ plastic soldiaz. Theez Gobbo boyz need ter change dat soon! Mee per-dict dat dis weeks enimyz o’ ‘airy footed childrun will beet dem too!”
There you have it folks, the last prediction of this competition! Tune in tonight for what will be a pretty spectacular evening!
After last weeks frenzy the action doesn’t let up as we see these teams fighting it out tonight (don’t forget to keep up to date with the results as they come in on our Twatter feed):
- Themysciran Thunderers vs Barack Varr Dreadnauts
- Gaen Vale Stags vs Norsca Wild Fire
- The Bloated Bile Blitzers vs Bridgetown Bantams
- Akumal City Rainmakers vs Pastafarian Juniaz
- The Tlaqua Spacehoppers vs Hobbiton Gardeners
It’s getting pretty tight at both ends of the table as we can see here:
|Barack Varr Dreadnauts||2||2||0||0||3||1||2||4||1||3||60|
|Gaen Vale Stags||2||1||0||1||6||4||2||4||5||-1||30|
|Norsca Wild Fire||2||1||0||1||3||1||2||3||4||-1||30|
|The Bloated Bile Blitzers||2||1||0||1||1||1||0||3||4||-1||30|
|Akumal City Rainmakers||2||0||2||0||3||3||0||4||2||2||20|
|The Tlaqua Spacehoppers||2||0||1||1||3||4||-1||1||2||-1||10|
So lets get our pundits predictions on the result of each match and see what they make of it all. Over to you.
A top tier clash that surely sees the winner with one hand on the cup, The Thunderers and Dreadnauts both surely fancy their chances in a must-must win fixture, who will step up, and who will step off?
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-1 “Hmmm, wez will NEVER like da stunty wunz. Wez pick da ‘ommie girlies.”
Altann Octopunch: 1-1 “Ah, the old classic, Dodgers vs Tacklers… If the Thunderers were elves then the lack of dodge wouldn’t matter and I’d pick them for the win… Alas, they are not, so this will be an even game. Those Amazons do like their Elfy shenanigans though!
Jojo Kerwin: 1-2
Lin Greeny: 0 – 2. Well, dis iz goin’ ter be a game ter …wimper… pleez da blood godz! Dem Stunties are goin’ ter tackle an smash dem dodgin’ girls ter a messy pulp.
The Stags were bullied by what is proving to be a pretty toothy-teethless team in the Thunderers, who seem as interested in destroying their opposition as they are in playing Bloodbowl, but will look to get back to winning ways with a slim chance at still lifting the cup if results go their way. Lacklustre against the Blitzers, The Wildfire found their stride last week, and will look to ‘submarine’ their way up the table this week.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 3-2 “Da pointy-earz might get smashed, but deyz know how’ta score. Pointy-staggy-Gaen boyz will win”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “Gaen Vale proved in their match how good Elves can be, scoring with just 3 players on the pitch (Although of course, we Sea Elves could have done this with even less…) If the Norse bash game takes out the elf dash strategy, then The Wild Fire are in with a slim chance. But I don’t think this will be a problem for The Stags”.
Jojo Kerwin: 3-1
Lin Greeny: 2 – 3. Dis wun iz definitelee goin’ ter be a draw. Dem panzy Skinnies woz on fire against da Juniaz in round 1, but got smasheded by da amazons in round 2. Meeb tink da Norse team will giv dim sum trubble.
Narrowly losing the ‘bash-off’ to the Dreadnauts last week will have motivated the Blitzers to make a push to capitalise on any mistakes made at the top of the table this week. The Bantams are on the up, however, and will look to continue their momentum into week three.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 1-2 “Wez like cake. Cake is gud. Wez don’t like slime. Da smellyboyz shud looz coz da stunties shud be cunning…”.
Altann Octopunch: 2-1 “This game will sticky fingers all round! The slime of The Blitzers vs the cake-covered hands of The Bantams. I’d say lime is stickier than icing sugar and with a beast that can match a treeman in power then the little guys are going to get slimed bad. Maybe it’s best for The Bantams to go over the Blitzer’s heads than under them!”
Jojo Kerwin: 1-0
Lin Greeny: 4 – 2. Enough bile, rot an festerin’ bodiss ter spoil eben da bestest ‘Alfling chef’z ‘otpot! Meeb kan see da nurgle team gainin’ a few more rottaz ter their rosta by da end o’ dis game!
The Rainmakers seem to be the leagues resident draw specialists, but will have to hope for a better result against the basement team of the competition. However, if the Juniaz stars align, they could be in for a huge win to kick start their season with a late run of success.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-2 “Da froggy leapy wunz will score, but uz gobbos are sneaky…. Wez wil be eatin frogz legz like Bretty Boyz…!”
Altann Octopunch: 3-1 “A similar match to The Spacehoppers vs The Gardeners, but with the added bonus of weapons! The rainmaker will have to score early to take out those weapon: no one likes a chainsaw (or anything else the Greenskins can get their cheating little hands on, such as blenders. I hear they like putting frog in blenders….!) The Rainmakers should be okay here, but will have to watch out for that Doom Diver…”.
Jojo Kerwin: 3-2
Lin Greeny: 3 – 1 Gobbos Vs Frogs, wot kan meeb say. dis iz eiver goin’ ter be a complete tromp ober by da Frogs, or a secret wepin induceded blood bad in da Juniaz favour. But meeb godda say, dat goin’ by their scurry o’ luck in da per-vious twuu rounds, da Juniaz wuud be lucky ter eben git ter use their secret weapons!
The Spacehoppers take on the Gardeners in what is familiar territory for the ‘Flings. The residents of Hobbiton will need to maximise the impact of their hired ringers and treemen, while the Spacehoppers will look to go one better than their Slann rivals, who could only draw in the corresponding fixture. With no hope of lifting the cup, this game is all about pride and climbing the table.
Skritch’n’Skratch: 2-2 “Neva team is gud enuf to win, so wez fink itza scorey-drawey”.
Altann Octopunch: 5-1 “Both teams have yet to actually win a match so this should see all the stops pulled out Everyone loves the fighting ‘flings, but if those trees can be avoided, The Space Hoppers are on for their first win…”
Jojo Kerwin: 2-1
Lin Greeny: 3 – 2 Da Frogs shud win dis wun, so lon’z dat chef doesn’t nick too many re-rolls, an ony tree frogs on da team manaj ter stay away from da big greun leafy stuff in da Gardenaz team.
Our pundits have made their views on the match! Tune in tonight to see who will make their move in round three!
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!”.
BH: We finally come to the finale of the season, Finals Night! Where dreams are made, hearts are crushed and plenty of violent blood bowl as well! Here are the standings in the predict off after the semi-finals round.
I really cannot belive this……how did you get SEVEN points last round! And two correct scorelines as well!
LG: Wellz youz either got it or ya dont, an Iz gotz it! Gerhard Iz gonna smash ya next week!
BH: I am still absolutely astounded! If you saw how he picked these predictions you would be as amazed as I am folks. Well lets see what our pundits can do for the final round. JoJo and the Doc aren’t out of the running just yet and can still mathematically catch Gerhard and Loktar. Here is their predictions for Finals Night.
|World Championship Super Bowl XII|
|Quenelles Chevaliers vs The Mousillion Patriots||2-1||1-2||2-1||2-1|
|HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup III|
|Vidarheim Thunder vs Pastafarians||2-1||1-2||3-4||1-2|
|HDWSBBL Sheild (Fury Animal Frenzy)
|Ragnar’s Raiders vs Chaos All-Stars||1-4||1-1||2-3||2-1|
And with that it’s nearly all over once again! Finals night will certainly be a special night and good luck to the teams competing in it!
BH: Well folks it was a heated opening round of the play offs and here is where our coaches currently stand in the predict off table.
Gerhard is leading the charge after getting full marks in the Championship predicting both winner and the scoreline correctly! Maybe Loktar should listen to him!
LG: Lookz little man, youz gotta go big or go home in da betting game. Now I still in da running n dat Gerhards luck will run out soon!
BH: We will see Locktar! Here are the pundits next predictions for the Semi-finals.
|World Championship Super Bowl XII|
|Quenelles Chevaliers vs Atrocity Exhibition||1-2||1-3||2-1||2-0|
|Osterwald Ravens vs The Mousillion Patriots||2-1||2-1||3-4||3-1|
|HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup III|
|Warpstone Wanders vs Vidarheim Thunder||3-0||2-0||4-3||3-2|
|Pastafarians vs Grudge Corsairs||2-0||1-0||2-1||2-0|
|HDWSBBL Sheild (Fury Animal Frenzy)
|Chaos All-Stars vs Nahuontl Natterjacks||2-1||1-2||0-5||2-0|
And it seems Loktar may of taken a bit of advice to calm down a bit….well only a little anyway. Good luck to the coaches and teams in the next round!