Official Match Thread - SEASON 25 SFA GRAND FINAL: Sin City Swamprats vs Roys FFC at SFA Park | BigFooty

Official Match Thread SEASON 25 SFA GRAND FINAL: Sin City Swamprats vs Roys FFC at SFA Park

Discussion in 'The Sweet F.A. (SFA) - Fantasy Footy League' started by PhenomenalV1, Jun 11, 2018.

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Who wins the Season 25 Grand Final?

  1. Sin City Swamprats

    28.2%
  2. Roys FFC

    33.8%
  3. The La-Li-Lu-Le-Lo

    4.2%
  4. The collective penalties of Gumbies FFC

    8.5%
  5. Kenny Omega

    5.6%
  6. BRAB's salt

    5.6%
  7. The ghost of HaroLad

    4.2%
  8. The ghost of Millky95

    9.9%
  1. PhenomenalV1

    PhenomenalV1 Dead Basketball Team Enthusiast

    Carlton
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    Other Teams:
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    The Final Battle.

    The Grandest Stage of All.

    A contest that both teams need to win, and neither team can afford to lose.

    This is the Sweet FA Grand Final for Season 25.

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    By some unexplained miracle, the build to the Grand Final has given us not one, not three, but two Cinderella stories.

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    Halfway through the season, the Sin City Swamprats were dead last, with only one win to their name and a massive uphill battle if they wanted to get anywhere near the top eight.

    In contrast, Roys FFC were one of the power teams of the season, staying in the top four all the way, falling just inches short of the minor premiership.

    Against criticisms of their captains validity and leadership skills, the Rats somehow made it to the finals, and have been on a run comparable to the Bombers last few finals runs.

    The Roys have had an easy going, not even needing their double chance, with an influx of young talent, seem to be shaking off the tag of being too old and too slow.

    It's heartbreaking that one of these teams will have to lose on Sunday...but when the stakes are this high, you'll bet there's going to be blood as both teams fight for their first premiership in over a decade.

    Let's look at the teams...


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    The Road to the Grand Final

    Elimination Final: defeated Fighting Furies, 21.14 (140) - 12.10 (82)
    Semi Final: defeated West Coast Wonders, 23.11 (149) - 18.8 (116)
    Preliminary Final: defeated East Side Hawks, 16.7 (103) - 10.13 (73)


    Predicted Lineup

    B: Quadzilla - ChristopHaha - Obeanie1
    HB: sportsmaniac89 - rickety - Fizzler
    C: Firestarter - ant555 - GotTheGoodes
    HF: Power Raid - edgie - sataris
    F: gaskin - Dingster - Cheval
    R: ShaunDuggan - Ant Bear - philreich

    INT: TradeDraft - bergholt



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    The Road to the Grand Final

    Qualifying Final: defeated West Coast Wonders, 25.12 (162) - 18.7 (115)
    Preliminary Final: defeated Dragons FFC, 18.13 (121) - 12.9.(81)


    Predicted Lineup

    B: MannumPowerReardoroyboy2
    HB: StoodsAzaroleA Bit High
    C: I Dont CareMatt_3523KZ is Football
    HF: RunkAllikatWise Guy Sam
    F: @Mike__ - MoochBarrels
    R: xenxenfitzroybowiedogTedDougChris
    Int: MobbsKlim




    Odds supplied by PhenomBet (please gamble responsibly)

    Match Result:
    Rats: $Cheese and whiskers
    Roy's: $Hello IT, have you tried turning it off and on again?
    Draw: $No I can't

    First Goal:
    Dingster: $Pretty likely
    Mooch: $Fairly likely
    Someone else: $Reasonably likely

    Deestroy Medalist:
    fitzroybowiedog: $Maybe
    Ant555: $Definitely
    Someone else: $Also a chance




    Last time they met...

    Season 25, Round 15, at the Underground Stadium

    Sin City Swamprats: 14.12 (96)
    Roys FFC: 14.6 (90)



    Players To Watch


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    The ex-Bombers stalwart and recent Hall of Fame inductee will be looking for an unprecedented sixth premiership when he takes to the field on Sunday. Will he stunner the sim into giving him a third Deestroy too?


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    The Roys charismatic full forward will be looking to go right out the blocks to impress the crowd. Bravo to you, mooch.


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    In her final game at the Rats, Cheval has somehow prolonged her farewell until after the Grand Final. Will she be heading to the Bombers as a premiership player?


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    Against months upon months of constant criticism and worry, it's a testament to xenxen's strength that she's made it into a grand final. Is it her destiny to be the Roys premiership ruck?


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    The Rats resident big brother and superhero claimed his first Fred Medal this season. Will he add a Deestroy to the collection?


    runk.png

    An anomaly of being a rookie at the Roys, a team not known for young ones, will Runk get of his bottom and put on a show, solidifying himself as the Roys new statesman?



    Clash of the Captains

    Later on in the thread, I'll be interviewing both Ant Bear and fitzroybowiedog about the game and how their teams are coping, so look out for that sometime around Thursday.


    Phenom's Tip

    Qooty will be the winner. Both teams are long overdue for a premiership, the first for either team in nearly 12 years, so I don't really want to pick a winner.

    But if you forced me to, I'd go with the Rats in an upset.​
     
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  2. Pie 4 Life

    Pie 4 Life Brownlow Medallist

    Collingwood
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    Other Teams:
    Dragons FFC
    Is this even real life? :eek:

    Oh wait nope it’s fantasy. ;)

    But still, who’d have thought these two sides make it to the decider?
     
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  3. ChristopHaha

    ChristopHaha Premium Gold

    Port Adelaide
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    Other Teams:
    Maggies, Spurs, Raiders?
    Wait . We made the granny!?

    Back in please
     
  4. Headless

    Headless Brownlow Medallist

    Melbourne
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    Location:
    Australia
  5. Fizzler

    Fizzler The Million Man

    Port Adelaide
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    Location:
    Just refuelling ⛽
    Other Teams:
    BOLTS, REN, OKC, WFC, SCS, STORM
    HERE WE GO BOYS AND GIRLS GRAND FINAL TIME
    Never thought I’d see the day where the Swampies are in the Grand Final, yet here we are.
    Let’s win it chaps!
     
  6. Ant Bear

    Ant Bear Brownlow Medallist

    Port Adelaide
    Joined:
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    Posts:
    25,118
    Location:
    Underground
    Other Teams:
    Port Magpies, SinCity Swamprats,
    Do I know you? o_O
     
  7. fitzroybowiedog

    fitzroybowiedog Major Tom, The Junkie.

    Western Bulldogs
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    New Jak City
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    Fitzroy FC Chelsea Oilers Roys FFC
  8. Headless

    Headless Brownlow Medallist

    Melbourne
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    Also, let's all just take a moment to enjoy the Bombers not being here.
     
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  9. xenxen

    xenxen Premium Platinum

    West Coast
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    Location:
    Perth
    Other Teams:
    Perth Scorchers
    Now I will be benched :p

    Donut xenxen instead :(
     
  10. U2tigers

    U2tigers Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
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    Location:
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    Other Teams:
    Mizzou, Wonders and Team SANSA
    Good Luck to Both teams.

    But I will be going for the Swamprats in this one. Sirengate is still to fresh.

    But if I was truthful, I will be going to the GF, to see Meatloaf, and the SFA GF Sprint. (haydo who have we got running for the Wonders)

    Also good Luck to the Rookies playing, remember that the Rookie game is on Wednesday after, so don't over do things.
     
  11. sportsmaniac89

    sportsmaniac89 Persona Non Grata

    Fremantle
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    This is incredible and the story that legends are made of.

    From 1-7 and a loss before a resim to Grand Finalists.....sit down Leicester City, you don't compare to us.

    Let all be welcome for what promises to be a week of fun and frivolity oh and before we forget, #sackantbear
     

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  12. Ant Bear

    Ant Bear Brownlow Medallist

    Port Adelaide
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    Other Teams:
    Port Magpies, SinCity Swamprats,
  13. sportsmaniac89

    sportsmaniac89 Persona Non Grata

    Fremantle
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    Dandenong Rangers, Man United
  14. The Half Back

    The Half Back BC Approved

    Hawthorn
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    Yankees
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  15. Firestarter

    Firestarter Premium Platinum

    North Melbourne
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    Right okay. Losing to 3KZ in that case.
     
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  16. I Dont Care

    I Dont Care Premium Platinum

    Port Adelaide
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    I'm on a wing and a prayer
     
  17. ChristopHaha

    ChristopHaha Premium Gold

    Port Adelaide
    Joined:
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    Other Teams:
    Maggies, Spurs, Raiders?
    You tag me occasionally
     
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  18. The Half Back

    The Half Back BC Approved

    Hawthorn
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    Location:
    Geelong
    Other Teams:
    Yankees
    All SFA-Fullback*

    The asterisk means you're fake news.
     
  19. Dingster

    Dingster Brownlow Medallist

    North Melbourne
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  20. Dingster

    Dingster Brownlow Medallist

    North Melbourne
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    Gold Coast
    Other Teams:
    Manchester United
    That's usually me.

    #sackantbear
     
  21. Ant Bear

    Ant Bear Brownlow Medallist

    Port Adelaide
    Joined:
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    Posts:
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    Location:
    Underground
    Other Teams:
    Port Magpies, SinCity Swamprats,
    :D

    For the record, you've played full-back all season and last week kept the Hawks full-forward goal-less :thumbsu:
     
  22. I Dont Care

    I Dont Care Premium Platinum

    Port Adelaide
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    I'll remember that when I run out in the GF that you're not in :)
     
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  23. ParxBoy

    ParxBoy Senior List

    Sydney
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  24. xenxen

    xenxen Premium Platinum

    West Coast
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    Location:
    Perth
    Other Teams:
    Perth Scorchers
  25. Obeanie1

    Obeanie1 Brownlow Medallist

    West Coast
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    Right o.......white line fever time!

    Appologies to all involved if I take out a few with friendly fire........only got one good eye!:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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