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The best team – Fantasy League style


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Super 14 on 24 Mar 2010 at 13:47
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So here’s an interesting experiment. Which team (looking at a traditional match 22) has scored the most points in this year’s Fantasy League over at JustRugby.net? What I’ve done here is taken the top players by position to come up with a reasonably coherent starting XV plus seven reserves. How many of these players do you have in your squads? Maybe it’s time to make some changes.

Here is the side:

1. Ben Alexander (Brumbies)

2. Tatafu Polotu-Nau (Waratahs)

3. Brok Harris (Stormers)

4. Victor Matfield (Bulls)

5. Andries Bekker (Stormers)

6. Schalk Burger (Stormers)

7. Francois Louw (Stormers)

8. George Whitelock (Crusaders)

9. Francois Hougaard (Bulls)

10. Morne Steyn (Bulls)

11. Joe Pietersen (Stormers)

12. Wynand Olivier (Bulls)

13. Jaque Fourie (Stormers)

14. Drew Mitchell (Waratahs)

15. Israel Dagg (Highlanders)

16. Gary Botha (Bulls)

17. Neemia Tialata (Hurricanes)

18. Michael Patterson (Hurricanes)

19. Duane Vermeulen (Stormers)

20. Fourie du Preez (Bulls)

21. Stephen Donald (Chiefs)

22. Zac Guildford (Crusaders)



71 Comments

  • Hmmm

  • Comment 1, posted at 24.03.10 13:56:01 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • I have 5 in my 30…… Changes looming !

  • Comment 2, posted at 24.03.10 14:04:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I thought that Chiefs prop Taumololo did okay as well. Obviously I was mistaken.

    Some big changes coming up this week for me.
    Especially now that Joe Pieterson is out!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 24.03.10 14:15:42 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 3) : Looks like Joe could be out for a while ! What’s the name of your side ?

  • Comment 4, posted at 24.03.10 14:29:30 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I told you Brok Harris is the next best thing since sliced bread!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 24.03.10 14:35:31 by wpw Reply
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  • Quite a few Stormers players there!!! :cool:

  • Comment 6, posted at 24.03.10 14:36:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Wes ive just looked at The Mighty Stormers run in from here….does it get any harder than that….if they make the semis….they can win it !

  • Comment 7, posted at 24.03.10 15:16:09 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I’ve got 11 of those, but i’m lacking in the front row and loosies it seems. 1 thing to consider though is the fact that certaing players has been on a bye already that couldve earned them a few more points if they have played. It is an impressive team nonetheless. Barbarians :?:

  • Comment 8, posted at 24.03.10 15:16:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 7) :

    I doubt we will be able to win the competition. :???:

    It will take a huge effort indeed.

    I think its between the Bulls and Crusaders!!! :roll:

  • Comment 9, posted at 24.03.10 15:21:20 by wpw Reply
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  • 13 SA, 6 NZ, 3 Aussies….that can’t be right can it ! :cool:

  • Comment 10, posted at 24.03.10 15:22:27 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 9) : Unfortunately i think you are right…..but and it is a big BUT, but there seems something funny about the Bulls. I’m still not totally convinced, i will have more idea once we see top v bottom this weekend ! :cool:

  • Comment 11, posted at 24.03.10 15:24:53 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 10) : very suspect if you ask me. ;-) The Bulls and Stormers still have to travel so those figures might change in the next couple of weeks.

  • Comment 12, posted at 24.03.10 15:27:14 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 11) : So how does a Highlander supporter living in the UK end up on Sharksworld?

  • Comment 13, posted at 24.03.10 15:32:33 by Pokkel Reply
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  • props score BIG points for tries. That will skew it

  • Comment 14, posted at 24.03.10 15:34:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 13) :

    He is a closet Springbok supporter!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 24.03.10 15:42:04 by wpw Reply
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  • Did u guys see that Rekinek won SW’s pool in the ’6 Nations’ and finished 6th globally and she’s most likely going to win Varsity Cup as well? Take note of where I am :razz: Do we get some extra points? Well done Rekinek :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 24.03.10 15:43:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 13) : @wpw (Comment 15) : Don’t you listen to him Pokkel.

    To be honest i was initially attracted by the competitions……plus as bad as it sounds, the administrators are very helpful !

    I’ll leave you guys alone after the Super Season !

  • Comment 17, posted at 24.03.10 15:56:24 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 17) : Currie Cup also has the same competitions and you are always welcome here, now if you were an Aussie supporter…… :smile:

  • Comment 18, posted at 24.03.10 16:00:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 17) :

    ‘plus as bad as it sounds, the administrators are very helpful !’

    In other words, Rob stalked you on facebook!!! :lol: :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 24.03.10 16:01:26 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 24.03.10 16:03:16 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : He’s not the only one ! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 21, posted at 24.03.10 16:03:42 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 18) : Your Fantasy League team is going well ! :cool:

  • Comment 22, posted at 24.03.10 16:04:29 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 21) :

    :roll: :???:

  • Comment 23, posted at 24.03.10 16:07:46 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 23) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 24.03.10 16:08:52 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 22) : not to bad I guess could be better like top 3 or so :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 24.03.10 16:12:57 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 25) : Are you going to sub Joe P and/or George Smith :?:

  • Comment 26, posted at 24.03.10 16:15:13 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • Is Rekinek a she/girl ?!?

  • Comment 27, posted at 24.03.10 17:17:16 by JustPlainSHARK Reply

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  • ten or so of 22 and still around a hundred on the log? You okes have tooo much time on your hands ;-)

  • Comment 28, posted at 24.03.10 17:44:16 by Rahul Reply

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  • Not one Shark in the top. How sad is that?

  • Comment 29, posted at 24.03.10 17:55:30 by lostfish Reply
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  • @JustPlainSHARK (Comment 27) : yes :razz: and she’s polish

  • Comment 30, posted at 24.03.10 18:01:55 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 26) : and give away my strategy? Hell no! :wink: only have a few trades left so I’ll have to see. Wheres is George Smith?

  • Comment 31, posted at 24.03.10 18:05:00 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 31) : George Smith injured out for an unknown length of time !

    Interesting keeping Joe P…… i’m sure many will show him the door ? Ahhhh Strategy :idea:

  • Comment 32, posted at 24.03.10 19:09:40 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • I’ve finally done what Dick should’ve done a long time ago…..got rid of all traces of Lions players, how naive I was putting them in my team. :oops:

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.03.10 19:54:00 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • Just not sure about the Nulle guys, ’07 Sharks was in a same position, 6 from 6, having beaten the ‘Saders by 1 point. Our first game on tour was the Force (also sitting at the bottom or close to it), they got themselves a comprehensive win.

    The Nulle might just get blindsided on Saturday.

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.03.10 19:59:13 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 34) : I’m thinking the same way a little……. Force were not hopeless last week….some say they were even robbed !

    Bulls …i just can’t work out. They are either much better than everyone else in the competition or they may come unstuck on tour if they don’t hammer the Force, i’m sure the Blues, Chiefs and Reds will fancy their chances…..could they lose 3 :?:

  • Comment 35, posted at 24.03.10 20:08:00 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 35) : Well, last week was the first game the Nulle played with a foreign ref….they almost lost, and no bonus point.

    I think the Streamers are the guys to back (for SA at least), they’ve been winning with foreign refs and solid defense.

    The way things stand at the moment, I’m thinking it will be a Streamers/’Saders final….but lots could still happen.

  • Comment 36, posted at 24.03.10 20:17:45 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 36) : I’ve looked closely at the draw and i think from here the Stormers have the hardest road in. I just can’t see them making the Top 4. I agree they have played really well….. and wpw hates me for saying it but i think they may really struggle on the road.

    Like the Bulls we will get a good gauge on them against the Force in their first game on the road….i think they may be up against it.

    Plus they return home to play the Bulls and Crusaders….how bad is that !

    Crusaders one finalist for me the other up for grabs most likely Bulls….but i think others are going to come hard in the next 5 weeks.

    If i had a spare pound (and i don’t) i may have a cheeky bet on the…….Blues….starting to look the goods, once again will have an idea once they play the Bulls and Stormers at home !

    I think it is the Crusaders and Bulls to lose from here !

  • Comment 37, posted at 24.03.10 20:42:45 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 36) : In fact i’ve just had another look….and i think the Stormers could lose all their remaining games .

    You heard it here first ! Big call

  • Comment 38, posted at 24.03.10 20:46:12 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 38) : Wow, way big call….I’m going on their tour last year, they lost their first 3 games at home and their first game on tour ( if memory serves me right), but never lost another game from there, they drew against the ‘Tahs.

    The Streamers tour quite well, the Bulls on the other hand don’t.

    We’ll have a good idea after next weekend.

    I’ve always liked the Blues, another under performing power house, glad the Sharks won’t have to face them in Auckland.

  • Comment 39, posted at 24.03.10 21:13:19 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 39) : I am getting a little carried away….however i believe they have played some of the worst teams in the comp. eg. Highlanders, Lions, Cheetahs…only Force a gimme left !

    Will be interesting !

  • Comment 40, posted at 24.03.10 21:23:17 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 40) : Aint the S14 fun? :grin:

    All our predictions, the rumors (especially if you’re a Sharks supporter) and blaming the referee (another one for us Sharks supporters)…..gots to love it. :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 24.03.10 21:28:54 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 37) : Hertford, Think it is the Bulls and Saders to lose from here on. Though remember Stormers and Bulls play the same teams on the road. The good thing for Stormers is Bulls play those teams first the week before, so if Bulls lose to those teams Stormers will see what went wrong and adjust that game plan. Or if it went right will work on that same game plan. Well sort of like that. Stormers could win a few on the road cause of that.

    They do have Bulls, Saders at home to play and still the Sharks. Sharks are not as bad a team as we are looking on the log. It will be tough to beat us at the tank. So have to see.

    So far it is looking like a Bulls/Saders final.

    It could all change the is the beauty of this comp. ;-)

  • Comment 42, posted at 24.03.10 23:31:12 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 42) : Agreed a long way to go ! :lol:

  • Comment 43, posted at 24.03.10 23:38:19 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 43) : Hello Herford, Was not sure if you were up. Then you two hours behind us.

    Yes, I think actually cause Bulls play those teams first it gives the Stormers a look in before they play them. Have to see how it goes. They still have to play Bulls and Saders. Those are my two teams I think will make the finals at this stage.

    I always say never ever count the kiwi sides out. They have a never say die atitude and always come back. I like that about the NZ sides. So you never know.

    Was just reading the NZ Herald. I really like that Ranger that plays for Blues. Was reading there they saying how did he not make the ABs side last year. I sure hope he makes it this year. A brilliant talent he is. Blues could surprise a lot of teams still.

  • Comment 44, posted at 24.03.10 23:47:39 by Puma Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 44) : Sorry :oops: meant Hertford. I do make many typos so just ignore.

  • Comment 45, posted at 24.03.10 23:48:22 by Puma Reply

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  • Cheers Hertford. Catch up tomorrow.

  • Comment 46, posted at 24.03.10 23:55:58 by Puma Reply

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  • Hey this isn’t fair!!!!!!

    The guys have to do their own research to pick wo they think the best players are. :razz:

  • Comment 47, posted at 25.03.10 07:12:30 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 47) :

    Oops that was supposed to be me not Kette.

  • Comment 48, posted at 25.03.10 07:17:32 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Morning everyone, well got good news my daughter got a great job in the uk (scottland Glasgow) with the whole package :mrgreen:

  • Comment 49, posted at 25.03.10 07:52:58 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 49) :

    Good morning Tannie Chaz!!! :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 50, posted at 25.03.10 07:58:19 by wpw Reply
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  • @Chaz (Comment 49) :

    Oh, and congrats to your daughters new job!! :cool:
    You must be so proud!!

  • Comment 51, posted at 25.03.10 07:58:56 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 50) : :evil: i’m nothing married to your uncle ;-)

  • Comment 52, posted at 25.03.10 08:09:23 by Chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 51) : yes i am she wants to go, kids stay in SA so she’ll be all alone got a cuz in the UK Norfork don’t know how far away it is but told her she must go in SA kids aren’t getting the jobs they want and anywhere abroad is a good start for the future i guess :mrgreen: but will miss her and once she there get her a laptop and join the sharks world eehhh :mrgreen:

  • Comment 53, posted at 25.03.10 08:14:19 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 52) :

    hehehehe

    Ok, I wont call you that again!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 54, posted at 25.03.10 08:17:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 54) : :mrgreen: ;-) me might be getting old :oops: but still young at heart :mrgreen:

  • Comment 55, posted at 25.03.10 08:23:50 by Chaz Reply

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  • It’s going be be a hell of a difficult week on Superbru this weekend…a lot of very close games to call.

  • Comment 56, posted at 25.03.10 08:36:17 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 56) : Yes it is going to be :| and went with sharks by 5 for the first time after their lost :oops: in their first game so they better win :mrgreen:

  • Comment 57, posted at 25.03.10 08:38:59 by Chaz Reply

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  • Rob have you got the sharks team for the week end the other teams are out on ss but no sharks team :???:

  • Comment 58, posted at 25.03.10 08:42:47 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 49) : Chaz that is really good news. Congrats to her. Scotland is a beautiful country. I have been going there almost every year for 30 years now. She will enjoy it. Good benefits there too.

  • Comment 59, posted at 25.03.10 09:46:34 by Puma Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 58) : not yet. Plum is still trying to find 22 mostly-fit players :-)

  • Comment 60, posted at 25.03.10 09:53:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Puma (Comment 59) : thanks me bit scared but if that is what she wants then she must go it feels like sending your daughter to a nowhere and that is far and not home but i’m glad for her shes had a hard life here so maybe a good change will be for the best :mrgreen:

  • Comment 61, posted at 25.03.10 10:20:03 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 59) : she got everything from medical insurrance a place to stay and with meals etc what more does she need :mrgreen:

  • Comment 62, posted at 25.03.10 10:22:03 by Chaz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 60) : thanks, it sounds to me we aren’t going to make it :cry:

  • Comment 63, posted at 25.03.10 10:23:08 by Chaz Reply

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  • You know i was on ss a while back how do sharks expect to win if some of the players don’t go to practise only 16 rocked up where were the others hmmmm :sad:

  • Comment 64, posted at 25.03.10 10:42:22 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Puma (Comment 59) :My daughter says thank you she’s going and if you do go again then you and family must look her up for a chat :smile:

  • Comment 65, posted at 25.03.10 10:52:48 by Chaz Reply

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  • Must go till later a contract to e-mail :smile:

  • Comment 66, posted at 25.03.10 10:53:54 by Chaz Reply

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  • Well contract is e-mailed :smile: the day she flys is the day no more smiles :sad: and if there are will be just tears of joy for me i guess :cry: :sad: :smile: ;-)

  • Comment 67, posted at 25.03.10 12:21:55 by Chaz Reply

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  • I have 7 now that Pietersen is out and I’m still way down on the list. My biggest problem is that I always put and keep Sharks in my squad regardless of how they are doing. I feel guilty if I don’t. :/

  • Comment 68, posted at 26.03.10 16:38:22 by Milissa Reply

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  • @Milissa (Comment 68) : same boat :-)

  • Comment 69, posted at 26.03.10 17:23:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well I really had no idea what I was doing when I entered so just chose people randomly and then used my lifeline betting on the Lions 1st game, not reading the rules :| then did some changes still not reading the rules :evil: so now I just choose for fun, still in the competition though :mrgreen:

  • Comment 70, posted at 27.03.10 20:51:11 by dawnwallenkamp Reply

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  • Probably not in for long though!!!

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