Sharksworld Fantasy League – Round 6 Update

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 28 Jul 2008 at 15:04
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One more round to go until we award the tickets. Let’s see how we stand after Round 6.

It’s been a bit of a tale of woe for Walter. After a fantastic round last week that pulled him right up into second position, he had a terrible week. Maybe something to do with the Lions losing? Sexkitten remains on her own at the top now, with a 9.75 point lead over the Transvaal man. Flop and bstott are breathing down Walter’s neck in 3rd and 4th respsectively, while fattmann and hellbent are a way further back. It’s going to take a huge week from any of the walter, flop or bstott to take in first place and wrest the prize from our runaway leader.

Round 6 was a strange one, with a completely new set of MVPs. Dunlop and SonetShark shared the MVP bonus point this week, with geraas, hellbent and Grant Twilley coming in 3rd through 6th respectively. Due to the strange nature of the draw this year, anyone who had a lot of Bulls (or Griquas) players was bound to do badly this round. The difference will be made up in a few weeks’ time when the Griquas-Bulls match actually takes place.

Good performances from Sharksworld contributors were few and far between this week, outside of hellbent’s fourth place. Big Fish came in 6th, with myself in 13th and PJLD in 17th spot. HB is in 6th spot overall, and is the only one really flying the flag for us. PJLD, Big Fish and Quinny are all in the top 20.

Looking at the players, it was Peter Grant who emerged as this round’s MVP – his 8.5 points head and shoulders above Gcobani Bobo’s haul of 5. Johann Muller, Barend Pieterse, Ruan Pienaar were all tied a point further back. Earl Rose is still the overall MVP, with only Justin Peach back in 5th place having made any real ground to catch up this week.

In a change to the competition rules, we’re going to be offering a “mid season trade”. Basically, this is an opportunity to make 5 changes to your squad. We’ll put up a notice a little later in the week to explain how that will work, so keep your eyes peeled.


  • I am still having fun!

  • Comment 1, posted at 28.07.08 16:20:31 by walter van Reply
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  • You give me all my hell for making suggestions on the Fantasy League and you go and use all of them…from the week on week MVP/Player list/etc and now even the trade one…
    Jinne I think you guys just get joy from sh!tting on my head….

  • Comment 2, posted at 28.07.08 16:28:57 by Hmmm Reply
  • I dropped from 8th to 12th…also think it is the LIONS loss…

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.07.08 16:29:45 by Hmmm Reply
  • @Hmmm (Comment 2) : You saying you’re a shit head? 🙂

    dude, you can hardly claim that trades in a fantasy league are your original idea

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.07.08 16:31:23 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Well I was the first to suggest it you blew a fuse and when I explained why and said that we should keep it to max 5 a person and if that is not good enough even look at possibly allowing the leaders in the comp 5 and the rest on a sliding scale….you left this comment “if you don’t like the Sharksworld CC Fantasy League go join someone else’s” “Oh yeh…there is no other”

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.07.08 16:39:26 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 5) : ah yes – that sounds about right…

    I have changed my mind.

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.07.08 16:41:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • However…I am not trying to make the point that I am the Sharksworld innovator…merely mentioning that I go through the trouble of suggesting stuff….explain my life away that it is not cozz I am unhappy just suggesting we can go EVEN better just to be crapped on and then word for word is being implemented….
    So even if you think my idea is as brilliant as that of the bread slicer…you will still crap on my head….

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.07.08 16:41:44 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 2) : Its not always what you say-sometimes its how you say it. Had a terrible round cos my squad is made up of Griquas.

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.07.08 16:42:05 by blackshark Reply

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  • I can think of a few players that I need to replace…when will we be allowed to replace, before or after the weekend?

  • Comment 9, posted at 28.07.08 16:42:40 by walter van Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 6) :

    LoL….ok…I just hope the lady of the house is the decisive one else you guys never decide on anything….LoL 😉

  • Comment 10, posted at 28.07.08 16:43:43 by Hmmm Reply

  • @blackshark (Comment 8) :

    Everything I say is always caramel dipped and sugar coated….

  • Comment 11, posted at 28.07.08 16:44:55 by Hmmm Reply

  • @walter van (Comment 9) : it will be after the close of this round

  • Comment 12, posted at 28.07.08 16:45:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Hi there Hmmm.

    How are you doing??? 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 28.07.08 16:47:01 by wpw Reply
  • Sounds fair, as it’s a rule change and you are awarding a prize after this round…

    I’m sure most of us have some non-performing players in our squads…LOL!

  • Comment 14, posted at 28.07.08 16:47:46 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • My worst player up to now is Jean Deysel…LOL!

  • Comment 15, posted at 28.07.08 16:49:48 by walter van Reply

    walter van Lions World
  • @blackshark (Comment 8) :

    Nah I know I am very straight forward and it is often taken as blunt…
    I am far too lazy for beating around the bush…
    And as much as I have never had someone crap on me when I say stuff verbally where tone is a lot more noticeable…I have had people question things and often disagree with things I say in writing…
    I am a super humble person and never think I am better than anyone and never talk down to them…but I do say things straight up and outright and people often don’t like it especially if it is a truth they not really admitting to…or if they notice the same that I am but not to the extent I have worded my opinion…

    I do rather shut-up if not sure…but even then I cannot always be right…

    Hmmm…I am just me I guess….

  • Comment 16, posted at 28.07.08 16:49:51 by Hmmm Reply

  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : spot on as usual.

  • Comment 17, posted at 28.07.08 16:50:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) :

    I would have done well selecting a few of the minnow team players in stead of meeny-miney with the left over player in the bigger teams…I only have Kruger of Griekwas in my side… 🙄
    So I will have to go back and look long and hard who I will trade!??!

  • Comment 18, posted at 28.07.08 16:54:07 by Hmmm Reply

  • @walter van (Comment 15) : he he… Good old Wolla. Had a good game. He’s built like a tank too. How you guys ever let him go…?

  • Comment 19, posted at 28.07.08 16:54:39 by robdylan Reply
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  • it’s likely that you’ll only be able to trade a player for another in the same position. It will just get messy otherwise

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.07.08 16:56:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    Great thank you and yourself WpW…
    Congrats on your team…scored some good tries…lifted yourselves from scoring the least number of tries in the comp to 5th (equal with the Bulls but they have a game in hand)…even passing the Sharks…

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.07.08 16:58:15 by Hmmm Reply

  • @walter van (Comment 15) :

    He played very well…(not all that surprising though)…but what was surprising was that he did so for a full 80…

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.07.08 17:00:08 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    Hey!!!! 😕

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.07.08 17:01:48 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 23) : what? He’s right. I’ve been trying to tell you that and you won’t listen

  • Comment 24, posted at 28.07.08 17:05:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • Ja Hmmm. I checked the points scored and you won’t believe this but the Valke have scored the most points with us 2nd.

  • Comment 25, posted at 28.07.08 17:06:05 by wpw Reply
  • Im not too happy about the trades…but we are all Robs guinea pigs anyway so its cool. 👿

  • Comment 26, posted at 28.07.08 17:07:34 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 26) : you don’t need to use them

  • Comment 27, posted at 28.07.08 17:12:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 25) :

    Actually not wpw…
    The LIONS have scored the most followed by the Valke and then WP…
    After the weekend’s games the Valke have also now tied the LIONS as the top try scorers…

    But I don’t wanna talk about the LIONS right now if you don’t mind…
    Even though the Sharks did not deserve to win the weekend…I am glad the LIONS lost…the way they played they did not even deserve a losing-bonus point…

    And then Baywatch says both teams play well…sounds like a denying alcoholic…
    Anyways…let’s talk about the other teams…

  • Comment 28, posted at 28.07.08 17:23:54 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :


  • Comment 29, posted at 28.07.08 17:24:26 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 28) : we actually did deserve to win, by virtue of the fact that we scored more points

  • Comment 30, posted at 28.07.08 17:27:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : I will use one…get rid of Liefling…and pick Andre P.

  • Comment 31, posted at 28.07.08 17:32:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • Can we trade ?

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.07.08 17:32:11 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 24) :

    Firstly read my comment #16…
    And secondly…
    Most beef people have with me is on my opinion of some players…and that I don’t back-off unless the player proves otherwise…
    Ricky from last year to this year…
    Jean from last year to this year…
    Habana 2 or so years ago…
    Joe from last year to this year…
    Kanko’s physicality from last year to this year (last year losing the ball in a great deal of tackle situations and being nowhere in the tight)…I am still of the opinion that he can improve on that and that is why he will not have the same impact in the test arena against top sides….but when he does he will then he will truly be the best number
    Beast when he could not scrum…and in the S14 I already said that he shut me up good and solid with his play during the S14…
    JPP still…at least he was not a sore thumb in the WC….and made a great impact with the 1

    And the latest Mujati…and I think this one specifically because before he even played a minute in Green and Gold I did not give him a chance and said he will be scrummed up his own backside and that he cheapened the Bok jersey…but my answer to my critics…I’m still to be proven wrong about this one…

  • Comment 33, posted at 28.07.08 17:34:22 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 33) : I think the bigger problem is that you don’t seem to be able to pick up on what’s a joke and what isn’t

  • Comment 34, posted at 28.07.08 17:36:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) :

    Well we actually scored a second try (a ball that bounced forward off Ruan’s back when he tackled Droppies without the ball)…
    So it is debatable if you did…

  • Comment 35, posted at 28.07.08 17:37:24 by Hmmm Reply

  • @blackshark (Comment 31) :

    You sure he’ll play again…I have almost given up!??! 🙄

  • Comment 36, posted at 28.07.08 17:38:16 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 28) :

    dude you are embarressing us Lion supporters and undoing all the good work us few good ones put in.

    Spot the contradiction in your post. 😯

  • Comment 37, posted at 28.07.08 17:38:43 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 32) : I will post full details later this week

  • Comment 38, posted at 28.07.08 17:38:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :


    Same other way around…

  • Comment 39, posted at 28.07.08 17:38:56 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 34) :

    At least I admit it… 😉

  • Comment 40, posted at 28.07.08 17:40:48 by Hmmm Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 37) :

    Not spotting it…please enlighten me…

    Saturdays game had nothing to do with the fact that they scored the most points and tries in the comp….nothing…that opinion was purely on Saturdays game…

  • Comment 41, posted at 28.07.08 17:42:51 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 41) : @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 37) :

    I am honest before I am a LION…

    Was a very disappointing “clash of the week”

  • Comment 42, posted at 28.07.08 17:43:49 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 38) :

    Thanx , did u get my message on FB re-tickets?

  • Comment 43, posted at 28.07.08 17:44:35 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

  • I actually wonder if Baywatch is really a good Captain?
    Really an awesome player…but when I see him as Captain I think of it being the same as making Schalk Captain…
    Same scavenging type players (Schalk being more physical though)….

  • Comment 44, posted at 28.07.08 17:45:42 by Hmmm Reply

  • Cheers all…

  • Comment 45, posted at 28.07.08 17:49:53 by Hmmm Reply

  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 43) : I did… didn’t really understand what you meant, though 😉

  • Comment 46, posted at 28.07.08 17:50:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • I see Hmmm has been voting again. 😉

    What did you think of the Sharks’ win?

    Awesome! They were great! – 0.00%
    Ugly, but I’ll take the points – 45.00%
    The Lions were robbed – 45.00%
    I told you already – I’ve stopped watching! – 10.00%

    Total Votes: 20

  • Comment 47, posted at 28.07.08 17:52:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • What about a Superbru update? Please.


  • Comment 48, posted at 29.07.08 13:07:45 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • goot idea

  • Comment 49, posted at 29.07.08 13:16:38 by PJLD Reply
  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 48) :

    here you go. 😉

    1 Salmo 26.5
    2 Western Sauce 26.5
    3 superviv 25.0
    4 geraas 25.0
    5 Fatality 24.5
    6 KC 24.5
    7 racheltjie 24.0
    8 US_Shark 23.0
    8 Kandas 24.0
    10 Reds 24.0

    Seriously though with 97 players in a pool it must be super difficult to keep track of.

  • Comment 50, posted at 29.07.08 13:24:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) :

    Also with the pool being that big there is no bar graph at the top showing who got grandslam BPs and who got MVP etc for each round.

  • Comment 51, posted at 29.07.08 13:26:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 50) : Thanks. The top ten is good enough. 😀

  • Comment 52, posted at 29.07.08 13:34:39 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 52) :

    I see there is 7th spot is the reason for your interest 😉

  • Comment 53, posted at 29.07.08 13:39:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 53) : Only reason I brought it up. 😳

  • Comment 54, posted at 29.07.08 13:51:32 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 54) :

    Hey had i been in that position i would written a whole SB write-up for this week 😳 😆

  • Comment 55, posted at 29.07.08 13:54:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 47) :

    Hey…off course I voted….
    What am I not allowed to cast a vote no more!??!

  • Comment 56, posted at 29.07.08 16:36:18 by Hmmm Reply

  • Robd…

    Just a suggestion…

    When you post the rules on the FL trade…could it be possible to post reports on injured players/traded players/players not pitched for duty as yet!????!

    Yes I know people will hold you to it…so just state that the report is based on info received from the unions at the time and you can choose to ignore it

    This way someone can decide if he will bring in an injured player that might start in the next 3 weeks and could still score decent points…

  • Comment 57, posted at 29.07.08 16:56:53 by Hmmm Reply

  • Robd…

    Just a suggestion…

    Also state that every trade will cost you 1 or 2 FL points!??!

  • Comment 58, posted at 29.07.08 17:00:11 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 58) : good idea… I did think about that, but it might be different to implement

  • Comment 59, posted at 29.07.08 17:01:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Robd…

    Just a suggestion…

    If possible…to give the people time to apply their mind to the trade (they only have one opportunity)…See if you can post the rules by the latter part of this week and advise all that trading starts Sunday and Ends Friday Afternoon 5 pm (no exceptions so don’t even ask)….

  • Comment 60, posted at 29.07.08 17:15:32 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 59) :


  • Comment 61, posted at 29.07.08 17:20:19 by Hmmm Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 59) :

    You just decide how much a player is worth to you…
    I think make it only 1 point as not to penalise people too much but that the same time give the people that do not trade (made the right choices first up) and advantage…

    Have a “midweek” round where you apply all trades…lowlight/deactivate all traded rugby players (trade-out’s)…as you still need to reflect the points they scored for the FL players and merely add the new players starting their scoring with a -1 from the trade “midweek’ round…if that will screw up your MVP scoring for the rugby players…create an extra table under each FL player stats that reads “Trade penalty” and multiply the number of trades with the penalty per trade…
    You could also colour new Trade-in’s a dif colour…(dark green)…

    Think that could would work…

  • Comment 62, posted at 29.07.08 17:25:37 by Hmmm Reply

  • -3 points per trade… 👿

  • Comment 63, posted at 29.07.08 19:24:00 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 63) :

    I knew you would like that suggestion….LoL

  • Comment 64, posted at 29.07.08 20:51:10 by Hmmm Reply

  • Eish i am having no joy in the local comp…

    Strange week for picks…must be the first time i have ever picked all away sides to win.

  • Comment 65, posted at 30.07.08 15:47:17 by Sauce Reply
    Worcestershire Sauce
  • My commoners are doing well in the league, I’m lying 8th 🙂

  • Comment 66, posted at 30.07.08 15:50:56 by Ollie Reply

  • When are the trade rules coming out!??!

  • Comment 67, posted at 01.08.08 16:39:40 by Hmmm Reply

  • And will there be a article on injured players!??!

  • Comment 68, posted at 01.08.08 16:40:14 by Hmmm Reply


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