Sooner or later it happens to all of us: a rough game, nothing seems to work, accumulating snakes, failed gfi's, a full injury box and a feeling of total and utter hopelesness. Then you start wondering if you should concede the game. I don't usually concede, because out of experience I know that every now and then you can still come back from a lost situation (especially with elves) and that feeling is just too good to deny it prematurely before it can even manifest itself. Even when I had a series of rough games lately, with at least 6 RIP's in 4 matches, all good players (2 ST4 linemen, a fully developed AG5 blodge guard sidestep high elf catcher, another blodge sidestep high elf catcher, an AG4 tackle/mighty blow orc blitzer and a nicely developed star witch). During one particular game
I would have sworn the old LRB4 dirty player was back! But still, no retreat, no surrender! Even when this drives your team into oblivion more often than not...
Other coaches might have a different opinion on the matter though. So when is conceding actually correct (i.e. respecting the rules)? I ask myself the question after this match
. True, my opponent had rough dice and lost 4 players on top of that in the first half (only one permanent injury though, and still only on a rookie linewoman). He even managed all three ko rolls for the kick-off of the second half and had only one less player than me (10 vs 9). Still he conceded at halftime, justifying it by stating he was outnumbered... and I'm not talking about a rookie here. My opponent was a super star with over a 1,000 games on his record.
So, two considerations:
a) was this concession legal? And why (not)?
b) Would you have done the same? And why (not)?