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tussock



Joined: May 29, 2011

Post   Posted: Jul 11, 2017 - 09:13 Reply with quote Back to top

An SWL first annual Bob Borc Cup preview, bought to you by the sticks and stones that broke everyone's bones.

Image The Bob Borc Cup.

Terence, everyone's talking about it once more, it's the big one, the only one, the winner takes all match of the year, nothing will be left by the end of this.

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Phillip, the little Norse that could, couldn't, and neither could the most ancient of league Lizards, this is down to the most lethal of legends, against the most agile of them.


Bob Borc Cup: FINISH HIM!


Image vs Image SWL Fun Police meet Wings of the Condor.

The Nurgs have done it again, another Bob Borc Cup final game. This is the team's fourth attempt at a title in one last game, and they're in good condition to take it. A Very Specific Time has picked a bad time to patch his wounds, but Pouring Rain and Leeroy the Lesion add to the talents of Gangrenous Gabriel, Rotting Roger, and Rancid Redmaul in just the right ways to test this greatest of Elf squads in all the right ways.

The Unionists seem to have mastered the BBC format this time, doing just enough to dance through while holding their team together, though Pangryff will be missed and only 13 lining up is not ideal against this runinous power. But Ys is here, and the great one, the unstoppable Viola. There's even Hysterix, who withstood so many a Norseman's boot last up. It's not a one-Elf show, but it's still the one Elf that really matters.

And in comparison? Wings of the Condor will have a few hundred in suprises for the Fun Police, who while they've seen them all so often before from a variety of elf teams, its perhaps the main reason they're not in premier today. They've built themselves a fine anti-elf machine to cope, and this will be the ultimite test of it, against the Elf Union with the ultimate Elf.

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Our previous bookies went broke betting on big Nurgs, Terence, no one's got a pick here, except for the coaches playing down their own expectations. Perhaps to save themselves from an unfavourable pitch invasion should things already be going bad. Surely overtime favours the big hitters?

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Or the Elves, Phillip, they only need three on pitch to run one in with half a nick of luck. The question remaining is of course will they have even three on pitch after the first two halves, should they fail to win it in regular time? The last second touchdowns will have been practiced to perfection, though they'll need to remove one of the immobile wall along the way, and that's not the easiest job in the world for Elves, is it. Viola? Gabriel? Who knows.

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There will be many a broken bone after this, mostly Elves if history is anything to go by, but they might just take a title to go with them. Thanks to all our sponsors again, call us for the most reasonable rates, we'd love to hear from you. Halflings looking good in the fringes, of all things, surely that can't last.

The regular season round-robin divisions returns next with season 69, and we'll be a long while to the next BBC, come join the fun in the regions, mostly harmless little Goblin teams, as the top performing monsters rumble in the Premier division, and the rest fight for the promotion from the Conferences. Old and new rivalries alike will be kindled, from ancient teams down to first season rookies, come join the fun.

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Luohghcra



Joined: Nov 18, 2008

Post   Posted: Aug 10, 2017 - 07:38 Reply with quote Back to top

The Wasted Dreamer

All this talk of rivalries, along with a second round matchup against SWL's newest Ogre Franchise has Coach Luo reminiscing...

Coach Luo and Coach almic85 have had quite a number of meetings on the pitches of the SWL. The grudge started early, with the Hngri-Hngri Lizzies doing in for a Gongoth Gargantuans Bull Centaur in the season 31(?) Trial of Blood.
The rivalry built over ensuing seasons, with the two teams meeting a further 4 times - and the blood continued to flow on both sides.
The Gargantuans eventually paid back the blood debt (and then some) but the Lizzie managed to keep a winning record over their hatted-and-bearded foes.

While those teams have long since retired to the greener pastures of the SWL Fringe, the coaches have continued to meet - Coach Luo's Dandies danced around the shambling Gray's Anatomy, while an Underworld faceoff in a more recent Trial of Blood saw yet more blood (and yet another win for Coach Luo's tallyboard).

Which brings us to the current season. Once again, two new teams face each other in a Trial, and once again the blood did flow. With the rivalry so entrenched, both coaches discourage their teams from holding back; upon meeting again in the Season proper, the casualties continued.
In the end though, Coach Luo's Libertines added another tally to the board.

Despite his best efforts, it seems the Coach almic85 has yet to beat Coach Luo on the fields of the SWL.
Will he get another chance? Will the Tigerjets languish in the Regionals division while the Libertines rise to ever greater heights?
The future may not be known, but some things certainly seem likelier than others...

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JoeKano



Joined: Aug 30, 2003

Post   Posted: Aug 10, 2017 - 11:14 Reply with quote Back to top

Standoff vs Horrors - Have we been here before?
My Favourite rivalry of the Modern Era of the game.
Mexican Standoff 1900k 1 2 - 2 4 1980k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 2080k 0 1 - 1 5 1870k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 2010k 0 1 - 2 4 2240k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 1810k 1 1 - 2 4 1940k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 1940k 2 1 - 2 4 2140k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 2030k 2 1 - 2 7 2210k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 1810k 1 4 - 1 6 1950k Horrors Of Skye
Mexican Standoff 1600k 0 3 - 2 6 1880k Horrors Of Skye

Wow. Some epic games. 14 TDs each? 7 cas to 40 cas? Is this one of the biggest rivalries these two teams have? Horrors lead with 4 wins 2 draws 2 losses.

These two teams are meeting at the healthiest they ever have in a long while with a little over 100k separating them. Should be a fantastic game.

Can the Standoff break back for a win? Can they get through a game with less than 4 cas? Find out soon!

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JoeKano



Joined: Aug 30, 2003

Post   Posted: Aug 10, 2017 - 15:13 Reply with quote Back to top

Breaking News!! Its a draw folks!! and only 2 Cas were inflicted, its celebration in the streets and taverns for the Standoff Fans!

Coach Kano was heard to mutter angrily 'Darn Aggy elves and wrestlers. Well we will be waiting for them next time, we will look to our rosters and sharpen our claws and the stadium will be covered in pink frothy elven blood, and many will seek to join the Horrors!'

Do you get the impression Coach Kano harbours some sort of grudge Bob?

<cut to studio>

You might be right there Jim you might be right. Well in further News...

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tussock



Joined: May 29, 2011

Post   Posted: Aug 19, 2017 - 14:04 Reply with quote Back to top

Harold Truespike, Undead Rotten Elf, transfer king, brilliant opportunist.

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Starting out as a hopeful Jouneyman for High Elvis, though why anyone would expect to be hired by that lot is open to question, but still he took the pitch for a moment before the firm hand of Rotting Roger guided him to the post-match function for the SWL Fun Police.

His very next game, and what happens but the Mummy Malachoch double kills him to be raised as a Zombie, where he took to the pitch and revelled in his new ... boots, trying to put them through A Very Specific Time, with little luck.

Congratulations to Harold Truespike, what a life, and death, and afterlife, story, all happening in SWL Season 69.

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tussock



Joined: May 29, 2011

Post   Posted: Aug 22, 2017 - 17:21 Reply with quote Back to top

Kickbacks the magic goblin lived in the Southern Wastes
And frolicked in a conference named after some old Dwarfs
Coach tussock loved that rascal Kickbacks
And gave him balls to throw and catch and other fancy stuff

Oh, Kickbacks the magic goblin lived in the Southern Wastes
And frolicked in a conference named after some old Dwarfs

Together they would play in a team with B&C
tussock kept a lookout perched over the whole squad
Prem winners and admins would bow wene'er they won
Or everyone would frown as Kickbacks left the game in pain

Oh, Kickbacks the magic goblin lived in the Southern Wastes
And frolicked in a conference named after some old Dwarfs

A coach may live forever, but not so little gobs
Some days the reroll is done and still you must try the throw
One gray eve it happened, Bribery hungry again
And Kickbacks, that super goblin, he failed his wriggle roll

All heads were bent in sorrow, no apo can save the meal
Kickbacks no longer will frolic among the merry league
Without a legend hope, can tussock stay the game
Kickbacks, that super goblin, team looks a bit sad suddenly

Oh, Kickbacks the magic goblin lived in the Southern Wastes
And frolicked in a conference named after some Old Dwarfs

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ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 17, 2017 - 03:25 Reply with quote Back to top

Dear All Star Committee,

As captain of the SWL team Freezy Trees for the past 6 seasons I feel a strong sense of duty to look out for my players. This is the first occasion I've felt the need to go public with team business, but the bean counters on the Twahnlow awards committee have me furious. There is no doubt that Robert Vileorc is a special player, what he has achieved in the past few seasons is nothing short of magical. However, his antics in Season 69 were simply vile. Fouling is an art form, done well it is a glorious spectacle, an effective method of giving the crowd what they all lust for - blood.

The Twahnlow bean counters care nothing for this, they have no insight into the true talent on the pitch, they merely tally numbers. Robert took full advantage of these soulless imbeciles in 69. The ref would never send off a player for the soft tap dancing Vileorc displayed in Game 6, they were not true fouls! The Twahnlow bean counters accepted every one of them. Hoodwinked by a seasoned pro, but clearly a fouler who is past his prime.

I have however, a great respect for the All Star committee. You have always displayed great insight into your team selections. I implore you to choose Zower for the team of 69. It is clear to all but the bean counters that he is the true fouler of the season.

If you wish to see some real numbers...

Robert
Game 1. 2 fouls. nothing
Game 2. 3 fouls. nothing
Game 3. 3 fouls. nothing
Game 4. 5 fouls. nothing
Game 5. 1 foul. nothing
Game 6. 14 fouls. nothing
Game 7. 8 fouls. 2 BH goblins, 1 BH warpstone troll

Total 36 fouls, 3/0/0 = 3 cas


Zower
Game 1. 5 fouls. 1 BH skink
Game 2. 4 fouls. 1 injured goat (MNG)
Game 3. 7 fouls. 1 dead Helf catcher
Game 4. 4 fouls. 1 BH zombie
Game 5. 4 fouls. 1 dead superstar thrower, 1 BH legend catcher
Game 6: 7 fouls. 1 dead catcher, injured Prince Moranion, 1 badly hurt blitzer
Game 7: 3 fouls. 1 dead blitzer

Total 34 fouls, 4/2/4 = 10 cas

Sincerely,
Old Fish
(captain of the Freezy Trees, Season 64 to present)


P.S. New Fish!
Redgum



Joined: May 19, 2009

Post   Posted: Sep 18, 2017 - 04:48 Reply with quote Back to top

This kind of shameless lobbying is exactly what the All star Seleftion Committee like to see.
Lobbying, and sacks full of coin.

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tribalsinner



Joined: Feb 21, 2006

Post   Posted: Sep 18, 2017 - 05:37 Reply with quote Back to top

Coach tribalsinner remembers that game where Zower stomped 14 opponents in only 16 turns and didnt get sent off... oh wait no that was the future HoFer Robert Vileorc!

Lots of pretenders in swl but there is only one Vileorc.

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tribalsinner



Joined: Feb 21, 2006

Post   Posted: Sep 18, 2017 - 05:40 Reply with quote Back to top

Coach tribalsinner hopes the league powers that be place the pretenders with the real foulers in the upcoming season. Coach ramchop would probably run scared however. All talk no foul.

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Angryman



Joined: Apr 09, 2008

Post   Posted: Sep 18, 2017 - 12:15 Reply with quote Back to top

The High Tea Party would like the All Star Committee to note the record show:
Game 6: First Half Turn 8, Duane Darksnake was the only remaining player on the pitch for a pitch clear. Lying Prone surrounded by Freezy Trees, he stayed down, opening his arms for what should have been the most glorious moment of his pitiful career. The crowd was pumped, baying for blood, then what does this so called "True Fouler" Zower do?
Fertilise the turf with elf blood? nay, he Stood idle while a touchdown is run in.

To quote "Fouling is an art form, done well it is a glorious spectacle, an effective method of giving the crowd what they all lust for - blood."
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 20, 2017 - 09:59 Reply with quote Back to top

The Season 69 awards were much less rowdy than previous ceremonies. SWL admin sent a party to observe and players seemed to be on their best behavior, no violence, no murder, minimal swearing, not even much drunken vomiting. The host of the event (some junior SWL official) was no Cobber nor even a Bazza, quite boring all round.

The liveliest it got was a bit of booing for the Silver Boot winner from a norse table. Also some loud sobbing from a bunch of groupies in the public galleries when the recently deceased (and apparently rather dashing) winner of two Silver throwing awards was unable to collect his trophies.


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VILLAINS, Wastepac Team Challenge Champions LXIX


The SWL LXIX Team Achievements

Regional:
Turns (1161): Super Orks
Completions (7): Minnesota Tombwolves and Hochland Snakes
TDs (13): Chaos All Sorts
Cas (28): Chaos All Sorts
SPP (94): Chaos All Sorts
Passing yards (10): Tusq
Rushing yards (258): Chaos All Sorts
Blocks (381): Super Orks
Fouls (53): Yutee'ess Tigerjets
Blocks/Cas (10.5): Chaos All Sorts
Pass/Cp (2.3): Chaos All Sorts
Kills (3): Egon Schiele All Stars

Conference:
Turns (1104): Macabre Morticians
Completions (32): [SWL] Jeagers
TDs (16): Steaked, Forest Magicians and Slumbering Skink
Cas (33): Freezy Trees
SPP (101): Forest Magicians
Passing yards (166): Mexican Standoff
Rushing yards (318): Slumbering Skink
Blocks (372): Horrors Of Skye
Fouls (58): Macabre Morticians
Blocks/Cas (11.7): Freezy Trees
Pass/Cp (7.2): Mexican Standoff
Kills (7): Macabre Morticians and Freezy Trees

Premier:
Turns (1151): Striking Thunder Beards!
Completions (22): Wings of the Condor
TDs (17): Blackwater Glee Club
Cas (25): Blackwater Glee Club
SPP (109): Blackwater Glee Club
Passing yards (60): Blackwater Glee Club
Rushing yards (240): Blackwater Glee Club
Blocks (333): Pink 'n Scabby
Fouls (30): Settra's Sons
Blocks/Cas (12.1): Blackwater Glee Club
Pass/Cp (6.0): Blackwater Glee Club
Kills (3): Blackwater Glee Club, Wings of the Condor and Pink 'n Scabby


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Image Bedlam (Chaos All Sorts) 20 spp


The SWL Season LXIX Awards

Image Image Invisible Ork (Super Orks) 6 TDs
Image Image Bedlam (Chaos All Sorts) 10 cas
Image Image Spider-Orc (Super Orks) & ImageInvisible Ork (Super Orks) 114 turns
Image Image Invisible Ork (Super Orks) 153 rushing yards
Image Image Catapult Inspector (Tusq) 12 pass yards
Image Image Matt "War Horse" Waugh (Yutee'ess Tigerjets) 17 fouls
Image Image Northgate Guard (Tusq) 65 blocks
Image Image Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Tombwolves) & Image Catapult Inspector (Tusq) 5 cps
Image Image Bedlam (Chaos All Sorts) 4.3 block/cas
Image Image Tidius (Hochland Snakes) 2.75 pass/cp

Image Image Bedlam (Chaos All Sorts) 20 SPP

Image Image New Fish (Freezy Trees) 11 TDs
Image Image Huge Axeman (Error 404 afterlife not found) 14 cas
Image Image Masochist (Public Service Announcement) 113 turns
Image Image Kai the Kobra (Public Service Announcement) 200 rushing yards
Image Image Alejandro Marquez (Mexican Standoff) 106 pass yards
Image Image Robert Vileorc (Macabre Morticians) 36 fouls
Image Image Volos (Styx and Warpstones) 82 blocks
Image Image Butterfly Baby ([SWL] Jeagers) 18 cps
Image Image Roy Horn (Forest Magicians) 4.67 block/cas
Image Image Alejandro Marquez (Mexican Standoff) 10.6 pass/cp

Image Image New Fish (Freezy Trees) 33 SPP


The Disco Dan Ball
Image Image Eztletalpalli II (Pink 'n Scabby) 13 TDs

The Replacemnt Knuckles
Image Image Damien "Shake it off" Halford (Blackwater Glee Club) 10 cas

The Touchstone Heart
Image Image Brian Blessed (Striking Thunder Beards!) & Image Bluto (Striking Thunder Beards!) 112 turns

The Xies-ler-aym Slipper
Image Image Eztletalpalli II (Pink 'n Scabby) 178 rushing yards

The Manfred von Richthofen Arrow
Image Image Drew "Dr Jones" De La Rocha (Blackwater Glee Club) 54 pass yards

The John Stone Boot
Image Image Muniphet (Settra's Sons) 11 fouls

The Eth'el Shield
Image Image Itchnsaur (Pink 'n Scabby) 75 blocks

The Emilio Luthien Boomerang
Image Image Lascivious Rexford (Wings of the Condor) 9 cps

The Geoffrey Grimwade Fist
Image Image Lyceres (Wings of the Condor) 4.25 block/cas

The Duskwind Strongarm
Image Image Drew "Dr Jones" De La Rocha (Blackwater Glee Club) 7.72 pass/cp

The Duke Snakefield Medallion
ImageImage Eztletalpalli II (Pink 'n Scabby) 39 SPP
ramchop



Joined: Oct 12, 2013

Post   Posted: Sep 22, 2017 - 01:56 Reply with quote Back to top

No dramas at a Twahnlows award cermony? Yeah that's never going to happen.

As the show wound down and the host started thanking his bosses at the SWL observation table, a sudden roar of anger erupted from a nurgle table. The table was flipped and up to the stage stormed a furious Bloater.

Leperous Larry towered over the quivering host "WHERE'S MY @%$%#%! AWARD!!!"

"but... but.. but.. you only hurt one person, no fouls.. you don't get an <gulp> award"

The loathsome brute bent down and grabbed the host by the wrist. "If you're not giving me my prize. I'll take this instead". A sickening sound followed, and shortly after Larry strode triumphantly from the stage, dismembered hand held high.

"My silver glove", Larry chuckled with great satisfaction, "not many have claimed one of these before"

ImageImage Leprous Larry (SWL Fun Police) 2 int
Redgum



Joined: May 19, 2009

Post   Posted: Sep 24, 2017 - 09:22 Reply with quote Back to top

Welcome to the SWL All Star presentation evening for Season 69.

It’s our pleasure to announce this season's SWL 'All-Stars' Team, and the representative squads for each level of competition within the SWL.
All SWL players are eligible for consideration in this team, from the Regionals up to the Premier League, and this season sees a blend of newly discovered talent and some of SWL’s all-time legendary players. This season’s All Star team sees the return of some familiar names, and the induction of a very promising new Big Guy.
It gives us great pleasure to announce those honoured for their efforts and performances during SWL LXVIII:

Damien “Shake it Off Halford (C) Chosen Blocker, Blackwater Glee Club
Tanya “I’m Blue” Mustaine Beastman Runner, Blackwater Glee Club
Eztletalpalli II, Skink, Pink n Scabby
Forrest Gump Dwarf Runner, Striking Thunder Beards!
Crockat I Skaven Blitzer, Compare the Meerkat
Huge Axeman Wolf, Error 404: Afterlife Not Found
Kai the Kobra, Beast Runner, Public Service Announcement
Alejandro Marquez, High Elf Thrower, Mexican Standoff
Vicky Parker, Linewoman, Cult of Munroe
Robert Vileorc, Zombie, Macabre Morticians
Bedlam, Ogre, Chaos All Sorts


Last season we fêted Damien Halford as an unlikely Captain for the SWL All Stars. This year he returns to make us eat those words while he helps himself to a second helping. Back-to-back captaincy of this illustrious team is a rare honour indeed, but for Halford it is only one of many accolades he has earnt in an outstanding career. He is a crucial member and onfield leader for the Glee Club and with them won his third Premier Championship this season. The 10 CAS he caused no small part of the reason they were victorious. The new rules which might have been expected to blunt his efficacy seemed not to slow him at all. He was able to cripple the rats and elves he faced, but also the heavier opponents. Three CAS against the little Thunderbeards in the final game of the season was a testament to how sharp his claws remain. He now has over 100 career CAS in only 79 games, and will be back to defend his title in season 70.

With last season’s All Star beastman, Drew De La Rocha, stepping into more of a passing role this season, it fell to Tanya “I’m Blue” Mustaine to pick up the scoring slack. Big shoes (hooves?) to fill, but Mustaine showed that she was up to it, scoring 9TDs for the Premier Champs. She’s got the agility of an elf and speed to burn, a sure set of hands for picking the ball up or securing it in her grip, and a wicked set of horns for any defender thinking about trying to mark her. Mustaine’s best performances were early in the season, where she set the tone with a brace against the Urban Nightmare and a hat-trick against the Meerkats. She was there at the end too though, scoring in the final game against the Thunderbeards and celebrating her team’s success with the best of them. She’ll be celebrating tonight too, having been named an All Star for the first time.

One of the few players n Premier capable of outrunning Mustaine was also the only player to out-score her. Eztletalpalli II is a young skink but has already stepped out of the shadow of his namesake and started to forge a reputation of his own. An astounding 13 TD season—in Premier, no less—established him as a Super Star of the SWL. He really has all of the attributes for exciting skinky play. He’s quick and agile, even by the standards of his kind, and seems able to sprint at incredible speeds without tripping over. He’s better at avoiding blocks than riding them, preferring to step aside or dodge away than risk being tackled. His consistency of performance was also laudable, scoring in every game this season, including four games with 2 TDs and a hat-trick vs the Meerkats. With 22 TDs from only 19 games, he’s on track to be a very young Legend… if he survives long enough.

Forrest Gump is a wonderful young Dwarf who already has a pool room packed full of awards and tributes. This season he returns to the All Stars for his second consecutive selection, earnt on the back of a stand-out Premier season in which he rushed for over 100 yards. This brings his career total over 1200 (in only 57 games) and his career average remains above 20 yards per game. For a team that relies on the running game, the Thunderbeards understand the value of this agile little dwarf in attack, but he’s also useful in defence, able to attack the ball and strip it from his opponents’ hands. He broke his jaw in the final game of the season, a brutal encounter with the all-conquering Glee Club, which will keep him out of the start of Season 70, but we know he’ll bounce back and be ready to give his all to another successful Thunderbeard season.

Crockat I has been a player to watch for some time now, a promising talent in a promising team and instrumental in their amazing first season in Regionals, all the way back in Season LXV. Since then, the rise of the Meerkat has been swift and competing this season in Premier, they showed it has also been hard-earnt and well-deserved. For Crockat I, this season was a break-out from very good player to All Star. Whilst he regularly inflicted casualties on his opponents—using his ferocious attack, swinging horns and sharp claws as if he were rabid—it was the triple CAS game against the Glee Club which really brought him to the selection committees attention. In one of the best games of the season, he was brutal and efficient, leading all players for blocks and inflicting serious casualties. It wasn’t enough to win the game, but it was enough to win his first selection to the All Stars.

Huge Axeman makes his fourth appearance as an All Star this season, but his first since LXIII. Despite the long hiatus, he proved in Conference this season that he could perform as well now as he did in his relative youth. An astonishing 14 CAS for the season, including at least one in every game and a match-winning 4 against the goblins of Bribery and Corruption showed that this old wolf needs no new tricks; the old tricks work just fine. As strong as ever, with that same frenzied ferocity, the same speed and sharp claws. He is an unstoppable force and strikes fear into the heart of any sane player who faces him on the field. Already a Legend of the SWL and Decennial All Star, he now becomes one of the most selected players ever to this team.

Like Axeman, Kai the Kobra is also a veteran player and Legend of the league. He returns to the All-Stars for his second selection after being overlooked in season LXIII. In conferences this season, he found more room and a little less pressure than he had against Premier opponents, and he made the most of all the freedom he was given. He rushed for 200 yards, a rare feat in SWL history, and scored 7TDs in the process. In many ways he’s the perfect ball carrier: ridiculously quick, super strong, sure of hand, able to dodge attackers or stand up toe-to-toe when they block him. His horns give him a blitzing advantage and make defenders hesitant to mark him too closely. He’s in a position to pass 1,000 career rushing yards early next season and if things go his way he may have his sights on 50TDs. If he hits both those targets again, a third All-Star selection would surely follow.

In an All-Star team based on running and hurting, Alejandro Marquez provided a tactical alternative. For the second consecutive season he threw for over 100 passing yards, at an average of more than 10 yards per throw. He was the master of the long-bomb, using his strong arm and safe throws to cut out his opponents and send the ball high over their head, down the field and into the arms of his waiting receivers. He was a quick player himself too, more than happy to sit very deep in his own defence and pick his moment before rushing forward and throwing for the end-zone. His efforts this season took him past 500 career yards (in 54 games at nearly 10 per game) and confirmed him both as a Super Star and a posthumous All Star.

One of the younger players to be called up to the stage tonight is the linewoman Vicky Parker of the Cult of Munroe. She’s certainly made an impression on Conference games this year, despite coming into the season with fewer than 20 games to her name. Few would have known her name when she lined up against the Mexican Standoff. She’d had some successes in her early career, without ever really dominating a game. By the end of that match though, she had 2 TDs and the attention of some important people. She would score a double on two more occasions this season, and finish with 8TDs and few completions as well. She proved herself capable against all comers, whether elven, undead, or Norse. In part her success stems from her unusual agility, but she also has a great eye for reading the ball, reacting to the kick-off while others are still standing still and watching. She has sure hands on the pick-ups and catches, or for retaining possession when her opponent tries to strip her of it. With over 300 career rushing yards, 14 completions and 15TDs, she’s developing into a valuable all-round attacking threat.

And so we come to a familiar part of the evening where perennial All Star fouler, Robert Vileorc is… wait. What’s the meaning of this. Stop. You can’t just. What is this. Security! Securit-

“Alright. Hold up y’all. Hold up. Robbie. Robbie, I love your wok man. Imma let you finish. You’re a great fouler. You been at it a long time. I mean no disrespect to you man but seriously now. Seriously. Come on! Zower had the greatest fouling season of all time. Of all time, yo. Robbie here had more fouls but what harm did he do? Zower killed people, man. He straight up stomped them to death. He injured Prince Moranion himself. He's the reason Marquez's All Star award is posthumous. 34 fouls and he killed four people amongst ten CAS. You got to recognise that. No. Hold Up. Zower was the best fouler this season. Zower. I love you man. You old bastards on the committee. We paid you! We paid you everything you asked us for. We lobbied! You got to recogni-”

Sorry for that interruption, folks. As I was saying, Robert Vileorc once again is selected to the All Star team. Congratulations, Robert.

The final inductee tonight is first-time All Star and a rarity for this esteemed team. That’s appropriate, because Bedlam is a very rare player indeed. A chaos ogre, he has managed to draw upon the favours of various dark gods and to eke the benefits of a balanced warpstone diet, enough that he has been granted many great boons for the science and art of the sport he plays. He has impressive agility for such a big player, stands firm against those who would push him, lends his aid to teammates fighting alongside him, all of which we might expect from an experienced ogre. But Bedlam has worked hard on his blocking skills with the All Sorts coaching staff, and he has sharp claws protruding from him. These talents allowed him to cause 10 CAS in his team’s undefeated Regional Champions season, and so we welcome the big brute to his rightful place among the SWL All Stars of Season 69.

Congratulations go again to all those named in the All-Stars Team. Last season we thought that the line-up was a brutal mix, but if anything this line-up seems even more so. The return of Axeman and the emergence of Bedlam sit alongside the ongoing development of young talent and the continued performances of proven stars. Much remains to be seen in the coming season, but one thing remains certain: only 11 spots are available among the All-Stars (a fact felt keenly by Zower and all his many fans), and for those recognised it is an honour which will remain theirs forever.

A hearty congratulations also to the players selected in their divisional Representative squads, and especially to our first ever Runt selection:

LXVIII Prem-Stars
Eztletalpalli II Skink Pink n Scabby
Tanya "I'm Blue" Mustaine Pesti Blackwater Glee Club
LaCoy Elf Catcher Wings of the Condor
Forrest Gump Runner Striking Thunder Beards
Drew "Dr Jones" De La Rocha Pesti Blackwater Glee Club
Damien "Shake it off" Halford CW Blackwater Glee Club
Crockat I Rat Blitzer Compare the Meerkat
Itchnsaur Saurus Pink n Scabby
Muniphet Skelly Settra's Sons
Bluto Dwarf Blocker Striking Thunder Beards
Andrew "Starships" Cornell CW Blackwater Glee Club

LXVII Conference Rep team
New Fish Norse Runner Freezy Trees
Vicky Parker Linewoman Cult of Munroe
Blackford skink Legend of Lustria
Kai the Kobra Beast Runner PSA
Alejandro Marquez Helf Thrower Mexican Standoff
Huge Axeman © wolf Error 404
Wrathnomenias Wight Macabre Morticians
Volos Rat Blitzer Styx and Warpstones
Robert Vileorc Zombie Macabre Morticians
Masochist Chosen Blocker PSA
Zower Norse Lino Freezy Trees

LXVII Rising-Stars
Bedlam Ogre Chaos All Sorts
Caterwaul Linerat Chaos All Sorts
Grimnir Goldentoe Runner Karaz-a-Karak Krakens
Invisible Ork Orc Blitzer Super Orks
Catapult Inspector Orc Thrower Tusq
Fenrir Redback Wolf Minnesota Tombwolves
Northgate Guard Orc Blitzer Tusq
'No Relations' Clinton Cheese Blocker Wunderland Libertines
Matt "War Horse" Waugh Runt Yutee'ess Tigerjets
Spider-Orc BoB Super Orks
Eulogy Jones Bull Paradise Slavers

So that ends another awards post-season. That's all from us for now so we hope you enjoyed the teams as they were announced, we look forward to seeing you all again at end of season and until then... may the riots be many, may your rocks fly true, and may many a star be surfed into the crowd!

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Post   Posted: Sep 27, 2017 - 01:30 Reply with quote Back to top

Coach Suttbutt walked into the small ramshackle arena. The stands would barely hold a thousand fans!

After the dismemberment of Hostile Kiddies, Suttbutt thought he'd retired
However the call of the fans had brougjt him back.

The only issue, where wasnthe manager and who was he coaching??

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