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2517/18 Play Offs Semi-Finals

It was semi-finals time last night and the Conference Champions entered into the competition. With a place in the final on the line it’s make or break for every team. Here is what happened.

World Championship Super Bowl XII

Osterwald Ravens vs The Mousillion Patriots 0 – 1 (2 – 3)

In what could of been billed as the highlight match of the semi-finals it sadly didn’t deliver this promise. Both teams under performed in this bout but the Ravens particularly proved to be the worst team after a lot of very bad and unlucky plays in which the Patriots, in true professional manner, capitalized on this and made the Ravens pay. The Patriots have made it back to back finals in the Championship and now have the chance to become two time winners alongside the greats.

Quenelles Chevaliers vs Atrocity Exhibition 2 – 1 (2 – 1)

The Chevaliers kept their cool in their debut match of the Championship play offs. Sticking to their defensive game pain to which they have performed to quite effectively all season they saw off Atrocity who really didn’t challenge them at all despite their tendency to murder everything they see. Not a semi-final to remember for the former champions but the Chevaliers will be delighted to advance and have a shot at doing the golden double this season.

HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup III

Warpstone Wanders vs Vidarheim Thunder 0 – 2 (1 – 2)

The Wanderers were without their killer wizard during this match which could be one of the reasons they lost. However it wasn’t the case as the inform Thunder kept the train rolling and indeed rolled over the Wanderers in a very convincing manner worthy of a title winning performance. The Wanderers could of perhaps gotten back into the match but a few unlucky plays which didn’t go their way and the brute force of the Thunder sealed them to their fate. Thunder will certainly be the team to watch in the final.

Pastafarians vs Grudge Corsairs 2 – 1 (1 – 1)

On paper it looked like it would be a classic Orc v Dwarf match and it was…..just without a lot of injuries to either team. The veterans Pastafarian team proved to be too much for the rookie Dwarfs as they blew passed two to seal the win and a grand final spot. The Corsairs can walk away however with their heads held up after a decent season and some great performances. The Pastafarians however take away the title of Pirate Kings!

The Fury Animal Frenzy

Nahuontl Natterjacks vs Ragnar’s Raiders 3 – 0 (2 – 1)

The Natterjacks needed only to win and the Shield would be theirs. However the copycat All-Starz decided to change this, not only did they draw with the Natterjacks but they totally humiliated them by allowing their Minotaur to score their two touchdowns. The Natterjacks took this badly and really caused them to loose their heads, had they of focused more on the match then they would of been walking away champions. They will now have to hope that either the Raiders win, or the All-starz draw or score less than two touchdowns.

2517/18 Play Offs – Predict Off Final!

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.

Pundit Points
Loktar 10
 Gerhard 9
 The Doc 4
 JoJo 4

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.

Match The Doc  Gerhard Loktar  JoJo
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!

2517/18 Play-Offs Wild Card Round

The wild card round took play yesterday as the hopeful teams lined up and down the country to win themselves some final silverware before the end of another season.

World Championship Super Bowl XII

The Grabbers took on a very shaky Atrocity team who had not won a match in their previous three. It was right there for the Grabbers to advance into the next round, but instead of playing the match, they quickly threw in the towel and conceded the match early into the first half. Dumbfounded fans were left disappointed with the outcome but it means Atrocity are through to the next round and break their duck. They will face off against the Chevaliers.

The Patriots were the favorites going into this match, the the Deadly Spawn came into the game with a bit about themselves and gave the Patriot fans a big scare as they ran in the first touchdowns. Determined not to loose match and keep the dreams of a back to back Championship alive the Patriots smashed their way through the Slann, taking out six players in the process and drew the game to a close with a 2-1 win. The Patriots take on the Osterwald Ravens in the next round.

HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup III

With Vidarheim Thunder into the League Cup it was time for them to stop drawing matches and actually see a game out. They did just this as they took apart the Rams in a very convincing 3-1 win. The Rams tried their best to get something out of the match but the Thunder were too strong for them. They now go on to face the Wanderers in the Semi-final.

The Corsairs certainly crack the whip this time as they played right out of their skin and smashed the Eagles throughout the match. Although the Eagles tried to get something out of this match the Corsairs proved too much for them, and they will have to regroup and try again next season. The Corsairs are now treated to a bash feast against the Pastafarians.

The Fury Animal Frenzy

The Natterjacks had finally woken up and showed their potential which they had last season. Everything went right for them in this match and just at the right moment too! A advantage surely in this competition so long as they get at least a point against the All Starz. The Raiders didn’t show up in this game sadly but hopefully they will push on forward next season.

 

2517/18 Play Offs – Predict Off Semi Final

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.

Pundit Points
 Gerhard 8
 Loktar 3
 The Doc 3
 JoJo  3

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.

Match The Doc  Gerhard Loktar  JoJo
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!

2517/18 Play Offs – Predict Off

BH: It’s that time once again folks!! It’s the predict off and featuring this year are TheDoc, JoJo and Gerhard. It’s a three way race but with lots of matches to predict it’s going to be tight. The rules remain the same as last year with one point for a correct winner, and two bonus points for the correct scoreline as well.

LG: Oi stumpy! Since dat froggy thing aint in it dis year, iz wantz a crack at da prediction thing!

BH: Oh Loktar! Where have you been? Look only if you can actually give us decent predictions, and not stupid ones. I mean who bets on the All-Starz to win 10-0 against Atrocity!??

LG: It woz 250/1 I coulda made a killin’!

BH: Anyway, here are the pundits predictions for the opening matches in the play offs.

Match The Doc  Gerhard Loktar  JoJo
World Championship Super Bowl XII
 The Deadly Spawn vs The Mousillion Patriots 2-3 1-2 4-3 3-1
 Ghouly Grabbers vs Atrocity Exhibition 2-1 0-2 3-2 2-0
HDWSBBL League Knockout Cup III
Vidarheim Thunder vs Bogenhafen Rams 2-1 1-2 5-4 3-2
Grudge Corsairs vs Averheim Eagles 0-1 1-0 1-4 1-2
HDWSBBL Sheild (Fury Animal Frenzy)
Nahuontl Natterjacks vs Ragnar’s Raiders 2-1 2-1 4-3 3-2

BH: Dam it Loktar!! What on Nuffles balls are those predictions!! Well folks if these actually get pulled off by Loktar I will  eat my own legs. What are your predictions? Leave yours in a comment below.

LG: Waarrgghhhh wez got diz Basco!

2516/17 Play Offs – Predict Off Results!

BH: The play-offs proved to be an exciting affair. The first Stunty team to win a Championship, the joint highest scoring Championship Final and the first time a Human team has won a Major Championship since 2507/08 (almost ten years). But how did our pundits get on with their predictions? Here is the final table:

Pundit Points
Gerhard 17
Kai 17
The Doc 16
JoJo 9

We have a tie!!! Gerhard and Kai share the honours in this years predict off! The Doc comes a very close second only a point behind the winners and JoJo finishes last, the final week hurt his as he didn’t gain a single point!

Well done to all the pundits and well done to all the teams who won a Championship this season. We will endevour to bring you a final round up of the season, but for now, thanks for watching and see you next season!

LG: Byyyyyesszzzzzz

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