News AFL Season To Be Rebooted - in Simulation

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Hello all.

You can help pick your club's team for this weekend's e-AFL - visit your club board to pick players.

The AFL Season is to be recreated in a simulation form during the hiatus announced today by the AFL Commission.

We are following the fixture of a 17-round season, each team playing the other once. Then an 8 team finals series, with a Coleman Medal winner and a Brownlow Medallist to be announced.

Some of you may be aware of the Sweet FA, a fantasy Football board on BigFooty, where posters are entered into a sim program written by BigFooty legend Mobbs to create games and seasons. This AFL season will use the same program, called Qooty, or QuickFooty, to create games between teams of AFL players.

The way it will work is likely to be:
  • 17 round season, all teams play each other once.
  • Top 8 finals series
  • Fixture to be released shortly
  • 2 rounds per week. One to start Monday mornings, posted Thursdays; the next to be started Thursday nights, posted Sundays
  • Separate match thread for each game. BF posters can use these as their banter threads
  • Ladder and stats thread, using stats generated by the sim program.
  • Brownlow medallist and Coleman Medallist to be named during Finals. These are again generated by the sim program
We have a team of simmers, ie people who have downloaded the sim program and are experienced in its use. They enter the named teams for each match into the program, which generates a commentary file and a stats/aftermatch summary file, and then the simmers dropbox the results into a group chat for the match posters, who copy the match commentary into the threads on "Game Day". Below is an example of how the final product is posted:
West Coast Wonders : 19.10.124
Roys FFC : 22.13.145
4 : 22.33 {C} - Long tap from StickyMick.
4 : 22.39 {lW} - Mego Red looking for a lead.
4 : 22.43 {CHF} - Sees windyhill ahead and sends it his way.
4 : 22.45 {CHF} - TheHairyGamer did enough to prevent a mark being taken.
4 : 22.49 {rHBF} - dogs105 with the ball now.
4 : 22.53 {rHBF} - Handballs over the top to Cactus_.
4 : 22.55 {lW} - Kicks to a contest - Bonz looks to get to thre front.
4 : 23 {lW} - Spoilt by GCB85.
4 : 23.04 {C} - Runk has a paddock.
4 : 23.06 {rHFF} - His kick is hurried.
4 : 23.1 {rHFF} - _Mike_ takes an impressive grab.
4 : 23.12 {rHFF} - Now _Mike_ has the ball. What can he do with it?.
4 : 23.16 {lHFF} - He gets a handpass to Mobbs.
4 : 23.21 {lHFF} - PurpleGreenRed on the end of this.
4 : 23.22 {CHF} - He kicks across the ground towards windyhill.
4 : 23.27 {CHF} - windyhill can't mark. TheHairyGamer can.
4 : 23.31 {CHB} - With the ball is TheHairyGamer.
4 : 23.32 {CHB} - TheHairyGamer got into the back of windyhill.
4 : 23.37 {CHF} - windyhill takes off.
4 : 23.41 {lFP} - He gets onto his right side and kicks to Beandip.
4 : 23.43 {lFP} - Terrible kick falls into the hands of Bloodied52.
4 : 23.47 {rBP} - Bloodied52 takes off.
4 : 23.51 {CHB} - A bit of a miskick.
4 : 23.53 {CHB} - windyhill was hanging around the back of the pack but the ball fell into his lap.
4 : 23.57 {CHF} - The ball is now with windyhill.
4 : 24.01 {CHF} - Big ... big kick by windyhill.
4 : 24.04 {CHF} - That takes windyhill's goal tally to 5.
West Coast Wonders : 19.10.124
Roys FFC : 23.13.151
4 : 24.08 {C} - Superb ruckwork from StickyMick.
4 : 24.14 {lW} - KBLT does some crumbing and is away.
4 : 24.18 {lW} - Bonz runs past and takes the handpass.
4 : 24.2 {rW} - BallaratBulldog screaming for the ball - and he is heard.
4 : 24.24 {rW} - But he picks out the opposition.
4 : 24.28 {lW} - Mego Red sizes the options in front of him.
4 : 24.3 {C} - Runk screaming for the ball - and he is heard.
4 : 24.34 {C} - The umpire calls play on.
4 : 24.38 {C} - Runk wants to get on with proceedings.
4 : 24.41 {lHFF} - Kicks with his non-preferred side.
4 : 24.45 {lHFF} - Mobbs gets too far under the ball.
4 : 24.49 {rHBF} - dogs105 through heavy traffic.
4 : 24.51 {C} - Throws it onto his boot.
4 : 24.55 {C} - Runk claims the mark but its play on.
4 : 24.57 {C} - Who wants it? Elton Johns Wig does. Great stuff.
=====================================
SIREN SOUNDS FOR THE END OF QUARTER 4
West Coast Wonders : 19.10.124
Roys FFC : 23.13.151
=====================================

AFTER-MATCH SUMMARY :
Rich (BB code):
WON S Vs ROY S
WON               5    1        9    4        14   10       19   10   124
ROY               6    3        12   6        17   7        23   13   151
WON        HO  K  M  H  T  FF FA G  B   Dt  ROY         HO  K  M  H  T  FF FA G  B   Dt
Bloodied52  0  8  3  5  0  0  3  0  0   34  JackNah_8    7  8  0  9  2  1  0  1  0   64
U2tigers    0  8  8  10 0  1  2  1  0   69  RU_          0  3  4  0  0  1  1  0  0   19
SSwans2011  0  4  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    9  royboy2      0  3  2  3  1  0  1  0  0   22
dogs105     0  7  5  7  1  0  1  0  0   51  TedDougChr   0  5  7  6  1  0  0  0  0   52
TheHairyGa  0  7  6  13 1  0  1  0  0   66  fitzroybow   0  3  0  4  3  0  0  0  0   29
Ant Bear    0  8  5  10 0  1  0  0  0   60  A Bit High   0  11 9  9  2  1  0  0  0   87
BallaratBu  0  10 6  14 1  1  0  2  1   94  GCB85        0  14 7  20 0  0  1  0  0  100
Elton John  0  15 7  13 2  1  2  0  1   96  Runk         0  22 10 17 3  1  1  0  2  142
Bonz        1  18 6  10 1  1  3  0  0   89  Mego Red     0  23 6  16 1  2  0  2  0  137
croweater   0  6  4  8  1  0  0  1  2   58  _Mike_       0  9  4  10 1  0  1  3  1   79
ClarkeM     0  13 8  6  0  0  0  1  2   83  windyhill    0  13 6  6  1  1  1  5  1  102
JT_the_Man  0  9  4  7  1  0  0  2  0   69  Mobbs        0  9  6  8  2  0  1  0  1   67
Dingster    0  5  4  3  3  0  1  1  0   48  Allikat      0  2  0  1  1  1  0  0  2   15
Sab22       0  9  1  0  0  1  1  6  3   67  Mooch        0  10 0  0  2  0  1  8  2   85
Marklar_33  0  1  1  1  0  0  0  1  0   14  Beandip      0  3  1  0  0  3  0  1  2   23
KBLT        15 13 0  11 2  0  1  0  0   81  StickyMick   10 9  0  5  2  1  0  0  0   56
jezzajay    0  10 0  12 12 3  1  1  0  108  I Dont Car   0  10 0  13 10 2  1  0  1   96
Cactus_     0  13 0  9  5  2  0  1  0   85  PurpleGree   0  12 0  8  8  3  2  1  0   87
Crusty Und  0  3  0  0  0  0  0  2  1   22  Roylion      0  2  1  1  0  0  0  0  0   11
Wojcinski   0  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    8  3KZ is Foo   0  7  3  3  1  0  0  2  1   53
Rich (BB code):
            WON   ROY
Hitouts   : 16   17
Kicks     : 169  178
Marks     : 68   66
Handballs : 140  139
Tackles   : 30   41
Frees For : 11   17
Frees Ag. : 17   11
Smothers  : 2    0
Ironouts  : 11   12
Inside50  : 21   26
Goals     : 19   23
Behinds   : 10   13
GOAL BY GOAL :
Rich (BB code):
First Quarter :
3.44 - Behind to I Dont Care (ROY) - ROY by 1 point(s).
4.25 - Goal to 3KZ is Football (ROY) - ROY by 7 point(s).
6.16 - Behind to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 6 point(s).
6.37 - Goal to Crusty Undies (WON) - scores level.
8.37 - Goal to PurpleGreenRed (ROY) - ROY by 6 point(s).
9.13 - Goal to BallaratBulldog (WON) - scores level.
11.17 - Goal to U2tigers (WON) - WON by 6 point(s).
12.07 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - scores level.
12.5 - Goal to windyhill (ROY) - ROY by 6 point(s).
14.45 - Goal to BallaratBulldog (WON) - scores level.
19.17 - Rushed behind to ROY - ROY by 1 point(s).
19.3 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 7 point(s).
22.42 - Goal to JT_the_Man (WON) - ROY by 1 point(s).
22.58 - Rushed behind to ROY - ROY by 2 point(s).
24.06 - Goal to _Mike_ (ROY) - ROY by 8 point(s).

Second Quarter :
.3 - Goal to Mego Red (ROY) - ROY by 14 point(s).
1.32 - Goal to JackNah_8 (ROY) - ROY by 20 point(s).
2.46 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 26 point(s).
5.49 - Behind to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 25 point(s).
7.04 - Behind to Runk (ROY) - ROY by 26 point(s).
9.32 - Goal to 3KZ is Football (ROY) - ROY by 32 point(s).
10.23 - Behind to Allikat (ROY) - ROY by 33 point(s).
11.44 - Goal to Marklar_33 (WON) - ROY by 27 point(s).
12.33 - Behind to croweater 41 (WON) - ROY by 26 point(s).
12.56 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 20 point(s).
16.2 - Goal to croweater 41 (WON) - ROY by 14 point(s).
17.07 - Behind to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 13 point(s).
21.21 - Goal to windyhill (ROY) - ROY by 19 point(s).
21.47 - Goal to windyhill (ROY) - ROY by 25 point(s).
22.29 - Goal to Cactus_ (WON) - ROY by 19 point(s).
23.31 - Behind to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 20 point(s).

Third Quarter :
.06 - Behind to Crusty Undies (WON) - ROY by 19 point(s).
2.48 - Goal to JT_the_Man (WON) - ROY by 13 point(s).
3.42 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 7 point(s).
5.35 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 13 point(s).
8.18 - Behind to ClarkeM (WON) - ROY by 12 point(s).
8.45 - Goal to Crusty Undies (WON) - ROY by 6 point(s).
9.53 - Goal to _Mike_ (ROY) - ROY by 12 point(s).
11.17 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 18 point(s).
12.21 - Behind to Elton Johns Wig (WON) - ROY by 17 point(s).
13.43 - Rushed behind to WON - ROY by 16 point(s).
14.1 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 10 point(s).
16.06 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 16 point(s).
20.23 - Behind to croweater 41 (WON) - ROY by 15 point(s).
20.56 - Behind to ClarkeM (WON) - ROY by 14 point(s).
21.56 - Goal to jezzajay (WON) - ROY by 8 point(s).
22.49 - Rushed behind to ROY - ROY by 9 point(s).
22.58 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 15 point(s).

Final Quarter :
2.52 - Behind to Mobbs (ROY) - ROY by 16 point(s).
3.35 - Goal to _Mike_ (ROY) - ROY by 22 point(s).
3.52 - Goal to Mego Red (ROY) - ROY by 28 point(s).
7.51 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 22 point(s).
9.28 - Behind to _Mike_ (ROY) - ROY by 23 point(s).
9.49 - Behind to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 24 point(s).
10.15 - Behind to Beandip (ROY) - ROY by 25 point(s).
11.07 - Goal to windyhill (ROY) - ROY by 31 point(s).
13.19 - Behind to Beandip (ROY) - ROY by 32 point(s).
13.39 - Goal to Mooch (ROY) - ROY by 38 point(s).
16.4 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 32 point(s).
18.15 - Goal to Sab22 (WON) - ROY by 26 point(s).
18.42 - Goal to ClarkeM (WON) - ROY by 20 point(s).
19.52 - Behind to Allikat (ROY) - ROY by 21 point(s).
21 - Goal to Beandip (ROY) - ROY by 27 point(s).
22.33 - Goal to Dingster (WON) - ROY by 21 point(s).
24.08 - Goal to windyhill (ROY) - ROY by 27 point(s).
TIME ON GROUND :
Rich (BB code):
WON
croweater 41         0 (On) 5.39 (Off) 16.37 (On) Total : 89%
SSwans2011           0 (On) 19.21 (Off) 43.36 (On) Total : 76%
Wojcinski            0 (On) 43.36 (Off) Total : 43%
Dingster             0 (On) 35.07 (Off) 64.21 (On) Total : 71%
TheHairyGamer        0 (On) Total : 100%
Ant Bear             0 (On) Total : 100%
BallaratBulldog      0 (On) Total : 100%
Elton Johns Wig      0 (On) Total : 100%
Bloodied52           0 (On) 9.23 (Off) 32.57 (On) Total : 76%
U2tigers             0 (On) 16.37 (Off) 19.21 (On) Total : 97%
ClarkeM              0 (On) Total : 100%
JT_the_Man           0 (On) Total : 100%
Crusty Undies        0 (On) 64.21 (Off) Total : 64%
Sab22                0 (On) Total : 100%
Marklar_33           0 (On) Total : 100%
Bonz                 0 (On) 8.16 (Off) 9.23 (On) Total : 98%
jezzajay             0 (On) Total : 100%
Cactus_              0 (On) Total : 100%
KBLT                 0 (Off) 8.16 (On) Total : 90%
dogs105              0 (Off) 5.39 (On) 32.57 (Off) 35.07 (On) Total : 91%

ROY
Roylion              0 (On) 19.21 (Off) Total : 20%
RU_                  0 (On) Total : 100%
royboy2              0 (On) Total : 100%
TedDougChris         0 (On) Total : 100%
Mobbs                0 (On) 31.08 (Off) 45.58 (On) Total : 85%
A Bit High           0 (On) Total : 100%
GCB85                0 (On) Total : 100%
Runk                 0 (On) Total : 100%
Mego Red             0 (On) Total : 100%
_Mike_               0 (On) Total : 100%
windyhill            0 (On) Total : 100%
3KZ is Football      0 (On) 45.58 (Off) Total : 46%
Allikat              0 (On) Total : 100%
Mooch                0 (On) Total : 100%
Beandip              0 (On) Total : 100%
JackNah_8            0 (On) Total : 100%
I Dont Care          0 (On) Total : 100%
PurpleGreenRed       0 (On) Total : 100%
StickyMick           0 (Off) 19.21 (On) Total : 79%
fitzroybowiedog      0 (Off) 31.08 (On) Total : 68%

Total :  3600               Average :  89.99999
MATCH-UPS :
  • Toe to toe throughout, Dingster and 3KZ is Football were evenly matched. - 31m from 3 to 34.
  • In what was a very slow day for both, dogs105 exposed 3KZ is Football's frailties. - 7m from 38 to 45.
  • In an enthralling contest, A Bit High had the better of croweater 41. - 70m from 19 to 89.
  • In an enthralling contest, not much between A Bit High and U2tigers - the former was probably a smidgeon better. - 11m from 0 to 11.
  • Neither having much reason to brag, SSwans2011 and Allikat had an epic contest. - 51m from 44 to 95.
  • Neither having much reason to brag, Wojcinski beat Allikat today - but not by much. - 31m from 4 to 35.
  • In an epic battle, _Mike_ beat Ant Bear today - but not by much. - 95m from 3 to 98.
  • In a resume-material performance, Mego Red won the bout with BallaratBulldog. - 98m from 1 to 99.
  • While both players struggled to make an impact, Beandip was slightly more polished than Bloodied52. - 64m from 35 to 99.
  • Neither having much reason to brag, croweater 41 and Beandip were hard to separate - though croweater 41 was slightly more effective. - 0m from 3 to 3.
  • Neither getting, near the ball much, dogs105 was way too good for Beandip. - 13m from 19 to 32.
  • While very slim pickings for both players, Bloodied52 came out tops over the brave GCB85. - 7m from 1 to 8.
  • In an epic battle, GCB85 beat Bonz today - but not by much. - 88m from 11 to 99.
  • While very slim pickings for both players, JackNah_8 came out tops over the brave Bonz. - 6m from 0 to 6.
  • In a resume-material performance, PurpleGreenRed won the bout with Cactus_. - 99m from 0 to 99.
  • In a resume-material performance, fitzroybowiedog did well against ClarkeM. - 57m from 36 to 93.
  • Spending most of the game pushing and shoving each other, ClarkeM and Mobbs were hard to separate - though ClarkeM was slightly more effective. - 30m from 0 to 30.
  • In a comparatively small-fry arm wrestle, it could be argued that Crusty Undies had the better game against royboy2 - although there was very little in it. - 62m from 1 to 63.
  • Neither having much reason to brag, royboy2 was slightly more polished than Dingster. - 26m from 71 to 97.
  • While not all all one-way, Runk came out tops over the brave Elton Johns Wig. - 100m from 0 to 100.
  • While not all all one-way, jezzajay came out tops over the brave I Dont Care. - 97m from 1 to 98.
  • While not all all one-way, JackNah_8 massacred KBLT. - 42m from 8 to 50.
  • While not all all one-way, Marklar_33 either broke even with JackNah_8 or vaguely bested him - it was hard to tell. - 66m from 31 to 97.
  • In an epic battle, JT_the_Man and TedDougChris had an epic contest. - 92m from 1 to 93.
  • In a resume-material performance, KBLT had StickyMick's measure. - 72m from 28 to 100.
  • Neither getting, near the ball much, Roylion gave Marklar_33 a bath. - 16m from 0 to 16.
  • In quite a tussle, Mobbs had the better of dogs105. - 52m from 48 to 100.
  • Neither having much reason to brag, Mooch did very well against SSwans2011. - 7m from 12 to 19.
  • In what became a bit of a clinic, Mooch massacred U2tigers. - 76m from 19 to 95.
  • In what became a bit of a clinic, Sab22 massacred RU_. - 87m from 6 to 93.
  • In a resume-material performance, windyhill was easily the winner in the clash with TheHairyGamer. - 95m from 4 to 99.

We have a lot of games to get through, if this is to get going, so it is reasonably urgent that we get started ASAP. We will ask for some help from the good people of the Main Board, it will develop quickly and a routine will form. You'll soon get the hang of it.

Firstly, we will need people to start the match threads - two rounds of 9 games per week is a lot to get through. They don't need to be special, and again, it may evolve that the home team becomes responsible for starting the threads.

We will also look for posters on here that may be willing to assist in the posting of the games. It is a simple copy/paste of the files that are dropboxed into the group chat. To start with, we have a number of match posters from the SFA board who have volunteered to assist, but again, it is a lot to get through in a condensed timeframe.

Each club team will need a "coach", ie someone who can name a team from each club's current AFL list for each game with any changes noted. These people will also be brought into a planning-type conversation, or group, where further information will be made available. For the first round, we will probably use the teams as named for the real round 1 completed today. Please note that this will not appointed on a first in basis; it has been suggested that a board mod from each club may be best for the coaching role, but it is evolving and this may not be the case.

A fixture is currently being prepared - the AFL fixture could not be used because of double-up games. This will be posted, either in here or in a separate, dedicated thread, as soon as is practical.

We are currently planning to start this Wednesday, with the match threads being posted. We will use the named round 1 AFL teams for the first games (side note - the sim program only uses 20 players, so 2 will be dropped off the bench). The games may be staggered over Saturday and Sunday. Then we will ramp it up, and start another round of match threads on the following Monday, with games posted that Wednesday, followed by Round 3 being started on Thursday, with games posted on the Sunday. and so on.



Please understand that we are doing this at very short notice, with the aim of giving you all something to smile about and something to cheer for during this national health crisis. We will encounter some obstacles along the way, but try to have some fun and feel free to contact the appointed club coach, board mods or any of the organising team if you want to help out in some way. Or just post in this thread :smiley:

Stay safe, stay well and if you feel something coming on, don't share it around!
 
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Hello everyone. I am Loonerty, a much loved and respected member of the Sweet FA.
I have volunteered to be the "coach" of the Essendon side for this league.
This means I will submit the team sheet each round, with the assistance of the Essendon board.

We need users ideally from each club to do the same thing. We would prefer fans of these sides to be the coaches but if there are no people interested for certain teams then we will defer.

This is our current list of coaches:

Adelaide Crows - haydo
Brisbane Lions
Carlton Blues
Collingwood Magpies
Essendon Bombers - Loonerty
Fremantle Dockers - TheInjuryFactory
Geelong Cats -
Gold Coast Suns -
Greater Western Sydney Giants -
Hawthorn Hawks - SarahSmiles
Melbourne Demons - Headless
North Melbourne Kangaroos - The Filth Wizard
Port Adelaide Power - Cadaver
Richmond Tigers - NaturalDisaster
St Kilda Saints - Sab22
Sydney Swans - Kennedy Parker
West Coast Eagles - Barrybran
Western Bulldogs

The following users have offered to coach the following sides they do not support:
Geelong - Rodney Dangerfield
Gold Coast - manangatang
GWS - Chipmunk

If you're interested, please chuck a post here and we can run you through what's expected from the coach each round.

tyvm
 

Barrybran

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West Coast fans, let's continue the good vibes and watch virtual Nic Nat and virtual Tim Kelly dominate the virtual competition.
 

Mobbs

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I'm responsible for originally penning the code/program/game that will be used. If you're a bit confused or simply have some questions, just ask. All these blokes above and myself can help you understand what it's all about. The most important element is that it's RANDOM, basically the equivalent of a bunch of dice rolls. Unless you believe in reiki, you can't affect the result. It's a spectator sport.

We normally play with our own nicknames, the site members, as the players, in a fake league with fake clubs. But this time it's going to be a league full of the actual AFL teams, with the names of the real lists as avatars for the players in this virtual competition. So it's like a "phantom season" of the AFL.

Again, I expect it to be a bit confusing for those who've never heard of Qooty or the Sweet FA. So by all means, ask your questions. Nothing is required of you except to consider the invitation to give the matches (text commentary) a watch and perhaps role-play a bit of the usual supporter shenanigans you'd get up to if it were real.

Hopefully we can give the massing horde something to cheer on (and even argue about!) during this testing time.
 

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