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« Reply #165 on: June 24, 2018, 07:13:03 PM »

Wait, how did Ada not pick Cripps?  :o Would've been a lock in either side I thought.
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« Reply #166 on: June 24, 2018, 07:17:58 PM »

Cripps was always going to be selected if the game was still up for grabs. We were cooked so I picked Pendles to get another Toronto rep since we are the best.
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« Reply #167 on: June 24, 2018, 07:24:00 PM »

*Yawn*

Can we have a mini-trade period during these rounds next year?
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« Reply #168 on: June 24, 2018, 08:30:48 PM »

Fyfe's EurAsia disbands Alliance

WHOO!

This game had it all; drama, a subbing, big scores, could-have-beens and plenty of salt.

This game produced the highest total score between these two sides since 2013, with 16 centurions, 8 other scores of 90+ and a game low of 68 combining for 345 points!

In essence, this game could have gone either way. But so like a team coached by me, the difference came down to Fyfe & Gawn, and whether I could pick the right one to give the captaincy.

With my fine self having the honour to coach EurAsia for the first time, this years side was always going to have a bit of Berlin flavour about it; it's key ingredients, you might say! Fyfe (C) & Gawn combined for 448 points and proved that, like Berlin, a win without them is so hard in such a tough comp.

The games turning point, in my opinion, was early in the piece when Fyfe scored 154 points (x2) to put the pressure on AAP. From then, the onus was on the Alliance to produce meaningful tons and if they didn't, they'd be falling further behind.

Enter West Coast trio, Yeo, Hurn & Gaff.

Scoring 334 points between them, the Alliance were back in it and had primed the game perfectly for Captain Tom Mitchell to do what he does best.

This was the other turning point in the game.

To put it simply, Tom Mitchell choked. He put in his 4th lowest score of the year - a normally respectable 106 - but much more was needed for the Alliance to hit the lead and put the pressure on EurAsia. But even after Mitchell's sub-par effort, it wasn't over yet. That, unfortunately for AAP, came when Jeremy Cameron could only produce a coat hanger and a stinky 69 whilst EurAsian Josh Kelly went for the kill and sealed the game with a magnificent 149.

Even if the Alliance enlisted the help of Patrick Cripps - whom has the honour of being the saltiest player of the bye round with a stupidly big score of 187 - the Alliance would have come up just short. Out of all the available players, the Alliance only had two players in the top 9 (the unselected Cripps & Rhys Stanley), and 9 of the top 23 (but even that included the unforseeable performances of Stanley, Gresham, Carlisle and Gowers).

In the end, it was just EurAsia's day.

A massive congratulations to Alliance coach Adamant for not only earning the right to coach, but also for his in-depth analysis and expertly keeping his cards close to his chest - making for a highly entertaining opponent.

And congratulations to EurAsia and to all of its fine supporting staff in helping me win this match! I felt a bit lucky in the end to coach (had the bye week fallen on any other week it would have been someone else), and even guilty when half way through the clash I lost and slipped down the ladder. But it was a blast, and a massive thank you for everyones involvement  :)

EurAsia (28.11.179) def AAP Alliance (26.10.166)

Best
EurAsia: Jake Lloyd, Jack Crisp, Nat Fyfe, Clayton Oliver, Patrick Dangerfield, Max Gawn, Sam Menegola, Brodie Grundy, Josh Kelly
AAP Alliance: Elliot Yeo, James Sicily, Andrew Gaff, Tom Mitchell, Ben Brown, Scott Pendlebury, Kade Simpson

Late Changes
EurAsia: Nil
AAP Alliance: Jimmy Webster subbed out for Kade Simpson

NAT FYFE wins the EURASIA Medal
SCOTT PENDLEBURY wins the AAP ALLIANCE Medal
NAT FYFE wins the WORLDS Medal
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« Reply #169 on: June 24, 2018, 08:31:06 PM »

And ze proof:

EurAsiaAAP Alliance
POSTraditionalTeam         SCOPENADJ           POSTraditionalTeam         SCOPENADJ
D1Tom McDonaldDublin9090D1Jimmy WebsterBuenos Aires13DNP0
D2Luke RyanPNL8888D2Elliot YeoRio de Janeiro113113
D3Jake LloydNew Delhi122122D3Shannon HurnNew York9999
D4Jack CrispMoscow117117D4James SicilyMexico City135135
M1Nat FyfeBerlin154154M1Mitch DuncanCape Town9797
M2Clayton OliverSeoul108108M2Gary Jnr AblettChristchurch8080
M3Patrick DangerfieldSeoul102102M3Andrew GaffPacific122122
M4Adam TreloarMoscow9595M4Tom MitchellPacific106106
R1Max GawnBerlin140140R1Toby NankervisCape Town9090
F1Robbie GrayNew Delhi9292F1Isaac HeeneyNew York9797
F2Lance FranklinBerlin9494F2Toby McLeanChristchurch8686
F3Sam MenegolaNew Delhi103103F3Ben BrownCairo120120
F4Josh CaddyBeijing6868F4Jeremy CameronRio de Janeiro6969
U1 (RUC )Brodie GrundyBeijing113113U1 (MID )Marcus BontempelliPacific8787
U2 (MID )Josh KellySeoul149149U2 (MID )Scott PendleburyToronto136136
E1 (RUC )Stefan MartinNew Delhi68DNP0E1 (DEF )Kade SimpsonToronto118118
E2 (MID )Tom PhillipsTokyo89DNP0E2 (MID )Dayne BeamsCairo100DNP0
E3 (MID FWD)Justin WesthoffDublin106DNP0E3 (DEF )Heath ShawChristchurch113DNP0
E4 (DEF )Adam SaadLondon103DNP0E4 (FWD )Jarryd RougheadNew York63DNP0
CNat FyfeBerlin154154CTom MitchellPacific106106
VCMax GawnBerlin1400VCGary Jnr AblettChristchurch800
Total:178915Total:166115
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« Reply #170 on: June 24, 2018, 08:35:17 PM »

What Could have been...

All players that tonned up this round:

Full NameWXV ClubREPP
Patrick CrippsRio de Janeiro Jaguars1870
Luke HodgeBerlin Brewers1640
Lachie NealeBeijing Thunder1590
Nat FyfeBerlin Brewers154S
Rhys StanleyPacific Islanders1490
Josh KellySeoul Magpies149S
Max GawnBerlin Brewers140S
Hayden CrozierPNL Reindeers1370
Sebastian RossTokyo Samurai1360
Scott PendleburyToronto Wolves136S
James SicilyMexico City Suns135S
Todd GoldsteinDublin Destroyers1320
Jade GreshamNew York Revolution1310
Luke BreustBeijing Thunder1310
Jake CarlisleCape Town Cobras1300
Heath GrundyLondon Royals1270
Sam JacobsMoscow Spetsnaz1260
Billy GowersPacific Islanders1260
Steele SidebottomNew Delhi Tigers1250
Tom JonasBeijing Thunder1240
Shaun HigginsNew York Revolution1230
Jake LloydNew Delhi Tigers1220
Andrew GaffPacific Islanders122S
Jake KellyMoscow Spetsnaz1210
Tom BellchambersToronto Wolves1210
Jarman ImpeyTokyo Samurai1210
Ben BrownCairo Sands120S
Jeremy HoweNew Delhi Tigers1180
Kade SimpsonToronto Wolves118S
Joel SelwoodDublin Destroyers1170
Jaeger O'MearaRio de Janeiro Jaguars1170
Jack CrispMoscow Spetsnaz117S
Jack VineyBerlin Brewers1160
Devon SmithPacific Islanders1150
Jarrod HarbrowPNL Reindeers1150
Mark BlicavsCape Town Cobras1140
Elliot YeoRio de Janeiro Jaguars113S
Heath ShawChristchurch Saints1130
Liam ShielsSeoul Magpies1130
Brodie GrundyBeijing Thunder113S
Josh P KennedyBerlin Brewers1120
Brendon GoddardBerlin Brewers1120
Zach MerrettPNL Reindeers1120
Jared PolecMexico City Suns1110
Daniel RichNew Delhi Tigers1110
Will Hoskin-ElliottTokyo Samurai1110
Charlie CurnowSeoul Magpies1100
Jack ReddenToronto Wolves1090
Jack StevenNew Delhi Tigers1080
Nick SmithRio de Janeiro Jaguars1080
Clayton OliverSeoul Magpies108S
Daniel McKenzieCairo Sands1060
Alex RanceDublin Destroyers1060
Justin WesthoffDublin Destroyers1060
Ben CunningtonCape Town Cobras1060
Mitch WallisPNL Reindeers1060
Tom MitchellPacific Islanders106S
Shaun GriggMoscow Spetsnaz1040
Ryan LesterLondon Royals1040
Connor BlakelyToronto Wolves1030
Adam SaadLondon Royals1030
Sam MenegolaNew Delhi Tigers103S
Matthew ScharenbergMoscow Spetsnaz1030
Patrick DangerfieldSeoul Magpies102S
Cale HookerBuenos Aires Armadillos1000
Dyson HeppellMoscow Spetsnaz1000
Dayne BeamsCairo Sands1000
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« Reply #171 on: June 25, 2018, 02:33:06 PM »

Good stuff Purps, too strong. If I wasn't taking the piss and picked Cripps over Pendles we would have scored AAP's highest score since 2013, but I'm happier with Scotty picking up an Alliance medal. Devastated that JackMac couldn't pull on the big A though.
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« Reply #172 on: June 30, 2018, 10:54:22 PM »



Where was this last week cow. AAP robbed.
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« Reply #173 on: June 30, 2018, 11:12:01 PM »



Where was this last week cow. AAP robbed.

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« Reply #174 on: June 30, 2018, 11:19:34 PM »

But if Dublin had him they probably would have won as well remember
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