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Welcome back dear reader.
I'm Robbert Graaf from the Rotenbach Gazette. This time I was paid to tell you who makes playoff in the other conference called Sigmar Heldenhammer Conference. The rules are the same. 16 teams in 4 divisions, where the 4 divisional winners will make playoff and alongside them 2 wildcards. So 6 of 16 teams make the playoff.
We start with SHC South.
What a turn around from last season. Last season we had Wreckers dominating the division, but brutal injuries before and in the last playoff, sent their hopes down the drain this season. Avalanche made it all the way to the superbowl last season from their wildcard. That difficult 2nd season, has been very difficult. Non of the 2 will make playoff, and neither will the Bruisers. However as a phoenix rising from the ashes we have Buccaneers who despite some player losses over the season will win the division and make playoff as the only team from this divsion. 12 games in, they have only 1 defeat this season.
Onwards to SHC North.
Here we have Vikings, Wolfskins, Grizzlies and Crimson Cascade(CCC). CCC have lost a lot of players this seaosn and was out early. All 4 blitzers killed brutally early in the season, among them league darling Janine... BUT! The 3 other teams are in the fight. Vikings (7/5/0) and Wolfskins (6/6/0) are certain to grab division and a wildcard in my view. The question is who will get what? I think Wolfskins will claim the division throne, as they will win more in the last 4 games. Vikings will get a wildcard. The 2 teams face off in week 15. one to watch people!
But what about the Jeanne D'Arc of the league. The beloved Grizzlies, always fightig the odds. They are in the hunt, and before the season I hailed them as a dark horse for the playoff. And a darkhorse they are! They have upgraded the team in midseason window, but I fear it will not be enough. They will miss the playoff with a close margin. Vikings, Sluggers and Gunners are the final 3 games for Grizzlies. They will make 1,5 or 2 wins and it will not be enough.
Next up is SHC East.
Manticores and Legion are out. Legion are going through a rebuild, and Manticores recived some perms to make the season hard. And Manticores selling Wardancer Collins at midseason window, didn't improve the team. Rangers are leading the division with a 8/6/0 record and 14 games played. Greenskins are 6/4/2, so only 12 games. 2 wins behind Rangers. This division title could get very interesting. Rangers face a hard schedule in the ast 2 games with SuperBowl champions Patriots in week 15, and (hold on) Greenskins in week 16. Yes sirs! This division can be decided in week 16. Greenskins last 4 games are Patriots, Griffins, Manticores and Rangers. I see Greenskins end on 9/5/2, beating Rangers in the last round clinching the division, as Rnagers will draw with Patriots and lose to Greenskins, leaving them 8/7/1. You hear me people Rangers will lose the first game of the seaosn in week 16!! Rangers and greenskins played an exciting 2-2 draw, and Greenskins will with a win take the head to head advantage, leaving Rangers with a wildcard.
Last division is SHC West.
In this division we have Sharks, Marauders, White Wolves and Knights. Sharks and Marauders have played their part, and is out of the race. White Wolves(10/2/1) will grab a byeweek, and Knights(6/4/3) will look for a wildcard. Knights lost last night to White Wolves, losing an important step in the wildcard fight with Greenskins. Knights face 49'ers, Razorbacks and Eagles. I see 1 win and 1 draw in these games, as the former champions are not at full strength anymore. Knights have been bleeding good players this season, and it starts to show. Knights will end (7/5/4), and be on the outside looking in when playoff starts.
Sigmar Heldenhammer conference will look like this after the regular season:
White Wolves(byeweek), Wolfskins(byeweek), Buccaneers(division), Greenskins(division), Rangers (wildcard), Vikings (Wildcard).
This concludes the playoff picture in both conferences. Now. Go out there and prove me wrong!