Category: Vase Championship

Season 14 – Week 7 – Slowly Shaping Up

Right, second round of the post season then. Get in.


HDWSBBL League Cup V

Themysciran Thunderers 1 (1) – 1 (0) Beards of Zeus

The Beards were in good form but a rare moment of complacency almost scuppered the Beards upcountry grind. Second half saw the Thunderers return the favour to equalise. It’s a rare thing to see a team do a decent Dwarf impression, especially when they’re Armour 7 Amazons, but the Thunderers are a tight little team that can do just that.

Liz ‘n’ Let Die 0 (3) – 3 (3) Gaen Vale Stags

In the closing moments of the first half it was nil all, it looked like Liz N Let Die’s iron defence had finally managed to stop the Stags, and then the Bullshit™ happened. All of the Bullshit™. Credit where it’s due, even 2-0 down the Lizzies never gave up, even when they were 3-0 down they never gave up.

Gave up killing Elves that is.


The Vase Championship II

Norsca Wild Fire 1 (1) – 1 (5) The Bloated Bile Blitzers

The Blitzers seemed to struggle in the first half to even make contact with Norsca, and conceded a TD before half time. But, come the second half they’d managed to equalise and much more importantly put 5 of Norsca’s players into the Dead & Injured box. The rapid depletion of players meant that Norsca couldn’t break the stalemate and the Blitzers score their second draw of the post season.

Well, points are points aren’t they?

Har Ganeth Vipers 3 (1) – 1 (2) DC Marvels

Could the fake elves of DCM fool the real elves of the Har-Ganeth Vipers long enough to pull out a surprise win? Er… no. No they could not. DCM showed good moxie, but the Vipers showed actual skill and ability and it turns out those things are better at winning games of Blood-Bowl.

…there, I don’t think anyone’s going to notice.
Jojo

Quick Summary of Week 7

  • 2 games in the HDWSBBL League Cup V
  • 2 games in The Vase Championship II
  • 11 Touchdowns scored
  • 16 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
  • 10 Completions made
  • 24,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 7

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Vase Championship II

HDWSBBL League Cup V

Obituaries for Week 7

League Standings for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 7)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Beards of Zeus 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 3 1 2 4
Gaen Vale Stags 2 1 0 1 4 2 2 3 6 -3 3
Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Themysciran Thunderers 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 5 3 2 1
Liz \’n\’ Let Die 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 3 3 0 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 7)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Leoven Greenarse Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 9
2 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 8
Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 8
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 8
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 8
6 Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 7
Jaws Kroxigor Liz \’n\’ Let Die 7
Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 7
9 Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 5
Handrell Breengill Linesman Gaen Vale Stags 5

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Leoven Greenarse Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 3
2 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1
Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Brick Tamland Blitzer Beards of Zeus 1
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Juscyra II Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 2
Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2
Scaramanga Saurus Blocker Liz \’n\’ Let Die 2
4 Clinara Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Jousulyte Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Psionia Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Jaws Kroxigor Liz \’n\’ Let Die 1

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Haldir Qiydark Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 1
Heichi Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Neidadora Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Kylo Razorwyn Catcher Gaen Vale Stags 1

 


League Standings for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 7)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Har Ganeth Vipers 2 2 0 0 5 2 3 2 2 0 6
The Bloated Bile Blitzers 2 0 2 0 2 2 0 5 2 3 2
Barack Varr Dreadnauts 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
Norsca Wild Fire 2 0 1 1 2 3 -1 1 6 -5 1
DC Marvels 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 2 1 1 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 7)

Best Players

Top Scorers

Most Vicious

Top Passers

Most Valuable Players (MVP)

Season 14 – Week 6 – And Now For Something Completely Different…

Well, here we are for a 5 game post season. I’m sure this will end well. I’m absolutely certain this won’t be the worst idea since the Bodyguard of King Harold said “Look sire! An arrow! Try to catch it between your teeth!”.

Whatever.


HDWSBBL League Cup V

Beards of Zeus 2 (3) – 1 (0) Gaen Vale Stags

The Beards came looking for revenge, and between the resultant violence, they also found the ball. But the real touchdowns were the elf-corpses they made along the way.

The Beards, it seems, are back in town.

Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2 (3) – 1 (4) Themysciran Thunderers

“Dont worry!” said the Thunderers, “We’ll stop the..!” And then this scaly juggernaut rolled over them whilst making curious “Choo-Choo” and “Chugga-Chugga” noises. It’s another strong start from Locomotiv, and at this point we have to ask if anything can stop this Lizardman team?

Tune in next round to see if even my tipping them to win can do it.


The Vase Championship II

Har Ganeth Vipers 2 (1) – 1 (0) Norsca Wild Fire

A tight game between the two led to a nailbiting finish which saw the Elves finally find some bullshit left in the tank and pull ahead for a 2-1 result in the last moments.

The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1 (0) – 1 (1) Barack Varr Dreadnauts

Another day, another DN vs Bile Blitzers game. Bit of a snorefest really, so much so that most of the Blitzers were asleep at one point or another for the game. There was another jammy TD in the first half for the Dwarves, which they should really cut down on, they’re practically acting like elves now and it’s not on, but otherwise nothing to write home about.

Jojo

Quick Summary of Week 6

  • 2 games in the HDWSBBL League Cup V
  • 2 games in The Vase Championship II
  • 11 Touchdowns scored
  • 12 Casualties caused (2 resulted in Death)
  • 6 Completions made
  • 28,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 6

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Vase Championship II

HDWSBBL League Cup V

Obituaries for Week 6

League Standings for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 6)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Beards of Zeus 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 3 3
Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 -1 3
Liz \’n\’ Let Die 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Themysciran Thunderers 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 4 3 1 0
Gaen Vale Stags 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 3 -3 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL League Cup V (Week 6)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 7
2 Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 6
3 Hippocita Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 5
Paxrimani Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 5
5 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 4
Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 4
7 Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 3
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 3
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 3
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 3

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Krit Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Divintakl Skink Runner Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Ron Burgundy Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Garth Holliday Runner Beards of Zeus 1
Juscyra II Catcher Themysciran Thunderers 1

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Krux Kroxigor Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 2
2 Clinara Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Okida Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Abroulete Thrower Themysciran Thunderers 1
Jousulyte Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Bloxa Saurus Blocker Lokomotiv Lustria BBFC 1
Champ Kind Blocker Beards of Zeus 1
Frank Vitchard Blocker Beards of Zeus 1
Baxter Deathroller Beards of Zeus 1

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Mhaenal Elamice Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1
Heichi Blitzer Themysciran Thunderers 1
Neidadora Lineswoman Themysciran Thunderers 1
Durlan Sylbalar II Blitzer Gaen Vale Stags 1

League Standings for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 6)

Team Pld W D L TF TA TD CF CA CD PTS
Har Ganeth Vipers 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 3
Barack Varr Dreadnauts 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1
The Bloated Bile Blitzers 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 -1 1
DC Marvels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Norsca Wild Fire 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0 1 -1 0

Player Statistics for the HDWSBBL Vase Championship II (Week 6)

Best Players

Top Scorers

Most Vicious

Top Passers

Most Valuable Players (MVP)

 

Season 9 – Week 12 – World Series, Cup and Vase Treble

Right it’s another round of games where basically everyone is just getting all of their ducks in a row for the post season by and large. What am I saying? I’m saying draws everywhere with not much in the way of a good thumping. Of course it’s not all like that, the first lot of Silverware was up for grabs, and for a second it almost looked like the Vixens might win it! – I know, I know, we couldn’t believe it either.

 

There’s a fair few games to get through here, so I’ll try to cover as many as I can.

 

Comets Vs Paladins

I’ve been singing the praises of the Pallies all year, and whilst it looks likes the Comets are going to be another one-year wonder team we sometimes get (see: Damage Inc, any Slaan team, etc) I personally think they also haven’t done too badly. Certainly they haven’t done as bad as the Ankle Biters did, whose form was so bad that they allegedly got eaten when they returned to Skavenblight. Anyway, there was a fair bit of play this game, which ended in a two-all draw with the Paladins clawing back from behind.

 

Brewers vs Vixens

If the Brewers managed to lose this, there was a slim chance that the Burners could have failed to get into the Shield this year. For a second the Vixens looked as if they might win it but the Brewers, whose performance has been getting ropier and ropier as the games go on, managed to secure the draw and a place in the playoffs with the Burners in the shield.

 

Fairy Wizards Guild Vs Mashers

I’m not really sure what happened here, best I can tell the Mashers took pity on the Fairies and let them have a win. It doesn’t make a blind bit of difference; the Fairies were shield-bound long before this point, but whatever.

 

Bloodjaws vs Mycean Marauders

The Mickies have had a really rough gauntlet of teams to face at the end of the season, it hasn’t helped that this new team doesn’t look likely to find its feet even now. Their coach must be wondering why they even started the team up in the first place. The fact they managed to score a TD at all, especially against a bruiser of a team like the Jaws, must be considered impressive. Oh sure, the Jaws won 2-1 but still – impressive.

 

Black Towers Vs Oxmoor Savages

The Towers have really cemented themselves as one of top teams of this season. Not literally of course, Undead and Cement don’t mix as well as you’d think – It’s a long story. Anyway, it was a fairly punchy game, but Towers came out on top against the Savages despite losing 3 players permanently. Time will tell if these losses will be felt in the post season but considering they have money to burn I doubt it.

 

Temper Bay Vs Nordringen Titans

Apparently the Mads found the time to give the Titans a drubbing. None of the Titans apparent skill they showed against the Brewers was evident here as the Mads gave them the rough manhandling, that to be fair to the Titans, they’ve been giving out to everyone else with impunity as well.

 

Blackburners Vs Darkfleet

The Burners will be pleased to have gotten a draw with their current run of form, and not taken any losses. Neither side was looking to see their fortunes improve or decrease with this game, and there would have probably been a LOT more fouls taking place if the Ref hadn’t moved in early and pre-emptively booted Bogoff, the Burners Professional Fouler, off the pitch. Bogoff filed a complaint claiming he was “just going to help that blitzer get back up” but if you believe that I have some real-estate in Tilea for you to look at.

 

Big Society Vs The Hutt

All I heard was that the Hutt got their revenge 2-1 for their humiliating defeat in the Championship Cup earlier. This loss most likely puts Big Society into the Shield, something I’m sure the OTHER Chaos Dwarf team, the Blackburners will be “pleased” to hear.

 

Meanwhile over in the Vase:

Things heated up as the Vixens pushed aside the Brewers in the semi. The Brewers were one of the teams that at the start of the Vase were one of the favourites but experience paid dividends and the Vixens pulled the win out of the bag.

 

Other firm favourites for the Vase -the Bloodjaws saw no sign of wavering. Dispatching the Paladins 2-0 with a cavalcade of casualties to go with it. Pallies did well but not well enough to get passed these orcs.

 

This leads us to a Vixens vs Bloodjaws final. Who will win this one? Would anyone bet against the Jaws? I don’t think so!

 

Over on the Challenge Cup meanwhile, after proving lightning doesn’t strike twice, the Black Towers beat the Comets 2-1 and progressed into the finals. Meanwhile Oxmoor put an end to Big Societies amazing luck at long last, booting them from the competition in a 2-1 win.

 

This means that we are now looking at an Undead – Chaos final between the Black Towers and the Oxmoor Savages.  Who’s going to win? Black Towers took recent casualties, nothing too serious aside from the loss of a Wight, but the Oxmoor have finally put themselves back together since their drubbing from the Hutt and they look like they’re back on form. If the Towers hadn’t taken those casualties I’d have said them for sure, but their possible reduced numbers might be just be the thing that swings it Oxmoors way.

-JoJo

 

Quick Summary of Week 12

  • 3 games in Semi Final – The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15
  • 8 games in Cross Division – World Series 2514/15
  • 31 Touchdowns scored
  • 27 Casualties caused (5 resulted in Death)
  • 24 Completions made
  • 58,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week 12

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Sly Sports Vase Championship 2514/15 – Semi Final

The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 – Semi Final

World Series 2514/15 – Cross Division

Obituaries for Week 12

Player Statistics for the 2514/15 Season (Week 12)

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Viktor Runner Valhallen Vixen\’s 50
2 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 39
3 Lhakhi Harsh-Foot Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 35
Ezra Scariet Dark Elf Renegade Fairy Wizards Guild 35
5 François de la Maine Catcher Carcassonne Province Paladins 33
6 Gutwrencher Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 32
7 Pennington Beastman Oxmoor Savages 30
8 Prince Ehtar Mummie Arkhan Black Towers 28
9 Hagfang Skullbringer Black Orc Blocker Temper Bay Marauders 27
10 Erika Thrower Valhallen Vixen\’s 26

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Viktor Runner Valhallen Vixen\’s 16
2 Gutwrencher Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 9
3 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 8
4 Corpsegrinder Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 7
François de la Maine Catcher Carcassonne Province Paladins 7
6 Mr Fumbles Hobgoblin Blackburners 6
Shurtrik Floor-Hugger Hobgoblin Ashut Titans 6
Orz Blackpelt Gutter Runner Mordheim Comets 6
Ezra Scariet Dark Elf Renegade Fairy Wizards Guild 6
10 Jorgan Heineken Catcher The Brewers 5

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Lhakhi Harsh-Foot Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 10
2 Prince Ehtar Mummie Arkhan Black Towers 9
3 Kirkus Snow Troll Valhallen Vixen\’s 7
Zhuthark Blood-Nose Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 7
5 Hagfang Skullbringer Black Orc Blocker Temper Bay Marauders 6
6 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 5
Fluffy Minotaur Slaaneshi Big Society 5
Silvious Soulreaper Wight Arkhan Black Towers 5
Kaine Soulshredder Blitzer Darkfleet Assasins 5
Korgak the Krazy Blitzer Black Mountain Bloodjaws 5

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Erika Thrower Valhallen Vixen\’s 21
2 Émile De\’Manning Thrower Carcassonne Province Paladins 18
3 Morgrat Shadowthrow Thrower Temper Bay Marauders 9
4 Ludual Sharpfoot Runner Darkfleet Assasins 8
5 Buggerit Hobgoblin Blackburners 7
Ezra Scariet Dark Elf Renegade Fairy Wizards Guild 7
7 Blunderbuss Bironas Thrower Nordenringen Titans 6
8 Izzies Ed\’ard Beastman Slaaneshi Big Society 5
9 Enrica Thrower Valhallen Vixen\’s 4
Jager von Meister Thrower The Brewers 4

Top Interceptors

# Player Position Team Value
1 Blewit Smite Chaos Warrior Slaaneshi Big Society 1
François de la Maine Catcher Carcassonne Province Paladins 1
Master Purehit-O Minotaur Fairy Wizards Guild 1
Friar Rempli Linesman Carcassonne Province Paladins 1

Finals Match Preview: Sly Sports Challenge Cup and Vase

Hello and welcome Blood Bowl fans,

 

A final is a precious thing in Blood Bowl.  The glimmering trophy, the rampaging fans, the glory of kicking the teeth out of your opponents skull… hmmm wonderful.  Now it has all come down to these two matches for the 4 teams involved.  Who will be victorious in their quest to lift the trophy?  This week we preview the Sly Sports Challenge Cup final between the Arkhan Black Towers and the Oxmoor Savages and the Sly Sports Vase final between the new orcs on the block Black Mountain Bloodjaws and the veteran Valhallen Vixen’s.

 

Team Overviews

Arkhan Black Towers

Well the Towers have done very well this season.  Sewing up their division with a match to spare and reaching the Sly Sports Cup final.  20 TDs scored and 25 casualties caused means they are looking good and have time to concentrate on this prestigious final cup match.  They certainly look like a team with potential especially when you consider they have beaten their final opponents 2-1 in the World Series.  This did not come at a cost though as the Savages lived up to their name killing 3 players on the way.    Will they have enough this time around to beat the Chaos horde again and lift the trophy? A Spike! Magazine Rating of 195 puts them in pole position for the final.

Competition P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 3 3 0 0 6 2 6 4 0 0 100
World Series 2514/15 7 5 1 1 14 5 19 11 0 0 71

 

Oxmoor Savages

Well it just goes to show the down right spirit in this team and in the coach that the Savages have made the final.   Their woes have been well documented but they are back and performing wonders on the field including 3 Tower players last match and throwing a horrendously difficult long pass for a TD in their last World series match.  They have qualified for the playoffs and would have been challenging for the top spot if they hadn’t had those two losses in the middle of the season.   Not to be underestimated with “The Ox” at the helm their Spike! Magazine Ranking of 166 shows these boys can play.  Bring on the Final!

Competition P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 3 3 0 0 5 2 4 3 2 0 100
World Series 2514/15 7 3 3 1 10 11 7 15 4 0 43

 

Black Mountain Bloodjaws

Now not much was thought about these new Orcs in the beginning of the season.  A win, a loss and a draw in the 1st 3 matches followed by 2 more draws made them seem very ordinary.  However, this seems to have been a false sense of security with a subsequent winning streak of 4 matches in all competitions these boyz are taking the Vase by storm and giving Temper Bay Marauders a run for their money in the World Series (where they are unbeaten).  A Spike! Magazine Ranking of 192 means these Orcs are looking for Silverware!

Competition P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
The Sly Sports Vase Championship 2514/15 2 2 0 0 3 1 5 2 0 0 100
The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
World Series 2514/15 6 3 0 3 8 3 13 5 4 0 50

 

Valhallen Vixen’s

These girls and guys from the frozen north are certainly the old veterans of the league this year.  Led off pitch by the less than experienced “The Janitor” from the TNN and on it by Erika they have started to get a little head of steam up and the Vase final place is not as much as a surprise as we should all think with 3 wins and a draw from their last 5 games.  Keep an eye on star runner Viktor as we all know he is the real source of power in this team.  A Spike! rating of a massive 306 could show what the old guys are all about!

Competition P W L D TF TA CF CA COMP INT %
The Sly Sports Vase Championship 2514/15 2 2 0 0 4 2 7 0 2 0 100
The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 1 0 1 0 1 2 4 4 2 0 0
World Series 2514/15 7 2 2 3 15 14 5 19 21 0 29

Player Overview

 

Oxmoor Savages Arkhan Black Towers
Pennington (Beastman) – 27 SPP Best Player Prince Ehtar (Mummie),Gutwrencher (Ghoul),Corpsegrinder (Ghoul) – 26 SPP
Coneygear (Beastman) – 3 TDs Top Scorer Corpsegrinder (Ghoul),Gutwrencher (Ghoul) – 7 TDs
Pennington (Beastman),St Peter (Chaos Warrior) – 2 Most Vicious Prince Ehtar (Mummie) – 8
Pennington (Beastman) – 2 Best passer N/A – Undead hands hold the ball. Forever!
N/A! Top Inteceptor N/A!
77 Total SPP 155

There is a gulf in playing ability here.  The Towers have multiple top scorers, players who cause casualties and a super-strong zombie.  The Savages have Kent and Pennington who drive this team forward.  The warriors are strong and now know how to block but in comparison the Savages are down in strength here.  How will they overcome the differences?  Coaching and induced star players, weapons and dirty tricks.  All could have a massive impact on the game as the chainsaw did in the league match.  Don’t forget anything can happen on the pitch and one or two things could change the game entirely.

 

Black Mountain BloodJaws Valhallen Vixens

Hoknuk Helmsplitter (Blitzer)/

Korgak the Krazy (Blitzer) – 19 SPP

Best Player Viktor (Runner) –144 SPP
Hoknuk Helmsplitter (Blitzer) – 4 TDs Top Scorer Viktor (Runner) – 41 TDs
Korgak the Krazy (Blitzer) – 5 Most Vicious Kirkus (Snow Troll) – 13
Vrograg Spleen Chucker (Thrower) – 2 Comp Best passer Erika (Thrower) – 49 Comp
N/A! Top Inteceptor N/A!
104 Total SPP 372

It is simple to compare the two teams players.  There are a set of good rookie orcs against a massive set of veterans culminating in Viktor, Kirkus and Erika.  Stop the big three from the Vixens and I think that the orcs will do remarkably well.  Inga and Enrica are good understudies on the pitch but will “The Janitor” look to use them in place of his three stars?  I am not sure.  We also know that the Bloodjaws coach likes to hit, 5 Casualties on one blitzer in half a season shows how much pain he likes to deliver.  The orcs look to be the heavier hitters and this could sway the match but will the skills of the Vixens star be enough to get around this?

 

 Tactics

Two matches again in this preview so lets look at the underdog tactics this time which could have game changing consequences.

 

Oxmoor Savages VS Arkhan Black Towers

 

Savages offense

 

“The Chuck!” was a move that the Savages used in the last league match to perfect results as in two turns the Chaos had the ball in the endzone with the undead looking around going “Whaaaat?”.  The Warriors on the line do some initial damage before one of them walking up and taking position on the wights (1).  The beastmen then blitz shifting the wight out the way and creating space for the receiver (2).  Now ready to pass on the next turn the ball carrier grabs the ball and chucks it to the open receiver who runs for the endzone (3).  Powerful? Yep.  Quick? Yep.  Dangerous? certainly! It works and they get a TD from nowhere.  Fail and they are giving the ball back to the undead.  Cross your fingers as this could change games.

 

Black Mountain Bloodjaws Vs Valhallen Vixen’s

 

Bloodjaws offense

 

“DA KRUNCH!” is a speciality of the Bloodjaws coach and in this match against smaller armour he will relish in getting his players to have as many hits as possible.  This line up shows that with all that huge muscle of the Black orcs and the skilled blitzers the Bloodjaws will push the hapless Vixen down the line until they get hurt.  Once one is down the rest will follow as they push the players to one side of the line of scrimmage (1).  Now with little resistance the remaining Black Orc will blitz a Ulfwerner to try and get an early strength advantage over the remainder of the team (2).  Once this is accomplished and the Vixens numbers are dwindling it will be easy to grab the ball and form “Da Cage” as they roll down pitch destroying as many opponents as possible.   The only downfall for them here is will the commitment to pure power leave them too weak at the back to stop an early blitz or pressure on the thrower?  A chance for a brave Vixen I think to earn some glory!

 

Conclusion

Savages vs Towers for the Sly Sports Cup and I think this match will be close but is going towards the Towers.  The power, speed and versatility of the players will overcome the chaos horde to lift the Cup with a 2-1 score mirroring the World Series match.  It’ll be a good match with plenty of entertainment but expect the gold in Undead hands at the end of the night.

In the Vase it will be very close.  It is a simple case of can the orcs do enough damage OR will the Vixens be brave enough to throw players at the ball before it reaches the safety and security of the cage?  It will be a great game and the coaches will have to think how to get the best out of their players and prevent the game plan of their opposite number.  However, I am not sure which will happen first.  I think both teams will score but the longer it takes the Vixens to score the worse it is for them as the bodies mount up!  I will take a punt and say Viktor and the gang get it done by the skin of their teeth 2-1 with a pass and dash winning the game and the vase for the veteran Vixens.

Season 9 – Cup Week – Upset? What Upset?!

Duration: 20th Nov 2514 – 4th Dec 2514

What about the reports? I’ve done my half of ’em!  Someone else will have to do other the lazy basta… ahh good evening everyone.  Sorry about the lack of match reports but I have been busy.  Hiding under a rock from Nagash?  No not me.  I have been busy… umm doing something else anyway here’s my reports.  Right back to my… ummm… work. HIDE!

Bloodjaws Vs Darkfleet Assassins

The Fleet had something of a crisis this game, where they somehow managed to fail even most simplest of tasks.  Seeing their opponent having such problems the Jaws seized on the opportunity to score in the first half.  The Fleet were never able to overcome the ‘Jaw’s defensive line-up and finished the game with no touchdowns, a rare occurance for an elf team.

 

This game leaves us with several questions to answer: (1) Will the Paladins have the “Garlic bulbs” to beat the Bloodjaws in the next round? (2) Will the Dark Elves recover from this stunning lack of form?  And most important of all, (3) What did the ‘Jaws slip into the Fleets waterbottles that day and where can we all get some?

 

 

Slaanesh Big Society Vs Ashut Titans

This game started out like we all expected, with The Hut delivering a terrifying brutalising to Big Society, willfully ignoring things like “Armour”. To say that Big Society responded in kind would be overstating things, but they were still able to knock a few lumps into the Hut in return.

 

Despite The Hut living up to form, Big Society were still able to score in the first half thanks their their trademark “Why has a Chaos team got a passing game?” plays but come the full time whistle however the score was tied one-all with Big Society only having 5 players left on the field!

 

Somehow through herculean effort these 5, then 4, then 3 players managed to fend of the increasingly furious advances of The Hut for a full half, and when the Hut’s ball carrier stumbled over his own two feet in their endzone the Big Society must have known the stage was set for a fairytale finish as by the thinnest of margins the Slaanesh Big Society managed to win the resultant penalty shootout the game went to penalties.

 

Games don’t come any tighter than this! No doubt The Hut will be sick as a dog etc etc to have lost such a close game after doing so much work.

 

 

Blackburners Vs Oxmoor Savages

Oxmoor are still trying to fill the holes in their line-up after their encounter with The Hut, whilst the Blackburners are currently riding high after a pair of comprehensive wins.  Under the circumstances, could the Burners pull out a win that nobody could ever have predicted going into the competiti… oh no they’ve fumbled it.  Most pundits place the Burners poor performance down to the suspicious placement of a McMurty Brand Probably-Beef Ribwich Stand so close to their dugout as a distracting influence. Even a second half pitch invasion had a lackluster result, with many fans simply taking to the pitch to get their hands on some delicious greasy goodness or get an autograph.

 

Loss of further players to death and injury puts them in somewhat poor position coming into their game against Myckies next game, and this could be the big chance to score some points that the Wood Elves have been looking for this season.  In his postmatch comments, the Team Coach had the following statement “At this point I think we have to consider that our old style of play is unsuitable in making best use of our current lineup”

 

But is it too late for the Burners to change their ways and start winning more games?

 

See you later – JoJo

Quick Summary of Week

  • 7 games in Quarter Final – The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15
  • 19 Touchdowns scored
  • 39 Casualties caused (5 resulted in Death)
  • 18 Completions made
  • 29,000 fans was the highest recorded attendance.

Match Results for Week

(numbers in brackets are the casualties caused by each team)

The Sly Sports Vase Championship 2514/15 – Quarter Final

The Sly Sports Challenge Cup 2514/15 – Quarter Final

Obituaries for Week

Player Statistics for the (Week )

Best Players

# Player Position Team Value
1 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 18
2 Corpsegrinder Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 14
3 Lhakhi Harsh-Foot Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 13
4 Baschem-Smachem Bull Centaur Ashut Titans 11
5 Gak Redclaw Blitzer Mordheim Comets 10
6 Kent Beastman Oxmoor Savages 8
Gutwrencher Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 8
Zhuthark Blood-Nose Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 8
9 Nick \’The Mangler\’ Stephens Blitzer Nordenringen Titans 7
Hagfang Skullbringer Black Orc Blocker Temper Bay Marauders 7

Top Scorers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 3
Corpsegrinder Ghoul Arkhan Black Towers 3
3 Izzies Ed\’ard Beastman Slaaneshi Big Society 2
4 Viktor Runner Valhallen Vixen\’s 1
Rankle Hobgoblin Blackburners 1
Garash Rockhead Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 1
Mr Fumbles Hobgoblin Blackburners 1
Dirk Hardcheese Bull Centaur Blackburners 1
RK Jowling Chaos Warrior Slaaneshi Big Society 1
Doggy Werewolf Monster Mashers 1

Most Vicious

# Player Position Team Value
1 Zhuthark Blood-Nose Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 4
Lhakhi Harsh-Foot Chaos Dwarf Blocker Ashut Titans 4
3 Baschem-Smachem Bull Centaur Ashut Titans 3
4 Ueghor Ironjaw Blitzer Temper Bay Marauders 2
Fluffy Minotaur Slaaneshi Big Society 2
Prince Ehtar Mummie Arkhan Black Towers 2
Nool the Hook Line Rat Mordheim Comets 2
Blunderbuss Bironas Thrower Nordenringen Titans 2
9 Thorhilder Linesman Valhallen Vixen\’s 1
Viktor Runner Valhallen Vixen\’s 1

Top Passers

# Player Position Team Value
1 Morgrat Shadowthrow Thrower Temper Bay Marauders 4
2 Émile De\’Manning Thrower Carcassonne Province Paladins 3
3 Erika Thrower Valhallen Vixen\’s 1
Enrica Thrower Valhallen Vixen\’s 1
Buggerit Hobgoblin Blackburners 1
RK Jowling Chaos Warrior Slaaneshi Big Society 1
Izzies Ed\’ard Beastman Slaaneshi Big Society 1
Pennington Beastman Oxmoor Savages 1
Shurtrik Floor-Hugger Hobgoblin Ashut Titans 1
Toxaden Skark Thrower Mordheim Comets 1

Sly Sports Vase Championship 2514/15 Draw

Last night the draw for the first stage of the newly created, Vase Championship, was held. It features the knocked out teams from the first round of the Challenge Cup which gives them a second chance to win a championship this season. So without further ado here it is:

Quarter Final Semi Final Final
Black Mountain Bloodjaws vs
Darkfleet Assasins
To Be Determined To Be Determined
Nordenringen Titans vs
To Be Determined
The Brewers vs
Mycenaen Marauders
To Be Determined
Valhallen Vixen’s vs
Fairy Wizards Guild

There is one match left to play in the first round of the challenge cup between Carcassonne Providence Paladins vs Blackburners, due to take place next week. Either of them will be facing the Oxmoor Savages in the Challenge Cup Quarter Final or Nordenringen Titans in the Vase Championship.

Good luck to the coaches in this competition.