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« on: January 10, 2015, 10:32:42 am »

Hello Hello Hello!

Season 26 is underway, two weeks in, U19 elections are nearly over, and everyone is settling into their squads for the season. There's lots to think about, like how far will your squad allow you to go in Pav Cup, or how much can Nails overspend on a 16yo. Or maybe even it's whether Torp has got the ability to do something good with the Scottish NAT side. Whatever it is, hopefully you work out how to do it.

First lot of formalities, friendly competitions. The two senior league comps, Div 1 and Div 2, are set up and full, Div 2 matches starting next Thursday, Div 1 in three Thursday's time. Spinking is in the process of starting two Youth leagues, still a few spots available, sign up if you're interested.

Secondly, thoughts on a new thread? DazBurg suggested to me that we have one on tactics, and we can all discuss and help each other with different tactics and ideas. It obviously could be done in the big thread, but having its own thread would increase the amount of help asked and received, I'll put a poll up for it.

Now to something new, and fun. To keep things lively here, I decided I'd do something similar to the coaches board and start doing some interviews. Was tough to decide who to interview first, many great options. In the end I went with the great DazBurg, who I think was a little too kind to me in his responses.

1. You've become well known as a "Giant Killer" amongst these forums. To those unaware, where did this originate from, and do you still claim the name today?
http://forum.fanfooty.com.au/index.php/topic,44221.msg565998.html#msg565998
that thread i made ages ago kinda explains it - Albeit it is in terrible need of updating
it pretty much started but as a tongue in cheek joke because we were all fairly new but i managed a lot of upset wins
in the beginning. So it was a bit of fun and joke and then everyone else joined in and it kind of stuck/
Now do i still claim it today? - i still manage a fair few wins when behind in ratings. But not so sure if i can actually claim it anymore I highly doubt it i think someone like yourself PB has more claim to it ;)

2. What is your greatest FTP victory (Including friendlies)? And if you can link the match, even better.
Well i went and had a look at some of my results mainly focusing on matches against FF users as we all have a friendly attitude against each other but let's face it we want to win as well. i've got 3 here i'd like to mention 2 are against HP (sorry mate:P )
http://www.fromthepavilion.org/ratings.htm?gameId=2714751 - 12k diff VS HP
http://www.fromthepavilion.org/ratings.htm?gameId=2835242 - 8k diff VS HP (but i like this one as it was before i could hit the 200k mark so seemed like a class above myself)
http://www.fromthepavilion.org/ratings.htm?gameId=2834737 - 32k Diff against Q

ofc i will add that is HP and my rivalry he leads 16 wins to my 6...lol

3. Are you better than your brother? (BratPack, for those unaware)
Well our Rivalry says his got 8 wins and myself 0 but then again his never faced me since 2011 when i was newer to the game :P
Look he runs both great senior sides and youth sides and i was glad i could get him to come to UAE from the Dutch
In saying that we happen to be in the same SOD league this season so i will be looking to assert my claim as not only the better one but the Giant killer as he going by ratings from first 2 games he out rated me by 18k in game 1 and 22k in game 2
So will make for a very interesting match

Might have to follow this one up in a few weeks

4. What is the best part about FTP?
For me it is the Community of things and i don't just mean like UAE's one but like how we are here on FF i think it creates a fun environment and banter.
When i first went for the NAT job i needed it i was bored of my club side and if it wasn't for the distraction of NATS and friendlies on FTP from that area like Giants Cup to the comps we run here or even just a friendly for banter against everyone
HP regularly use each other for tactics and to stay in the rating margin for GC
so it adds that extra element for me if no one on FF played and there was no Nat's i think i would of stopped a long time ago

5. Which FanFooty member is the cockiest about their ability?
I hate this sort of question as i really don't want people to think i am having a go at them having said that.
I think at times there have been a few that may appear to be (hell calling myself the Giant Killer could be seen as cocky). As we all get better i ratings too we seem to think we have the answers so it can appear cocky.
So it makes it kinda of hard to narrow down to one. I mean here in a question i'm boasting of wins over HP and Q with a rating deficient so i probably seem cocky...lol.
(sorry probably not the fired up answer you wanted)

Yes, I thought you'd be a little more ruthless there

6. Which one knows more than they say?
I think that falls to you PB
(not in a bad way)
but i think a lot including myself could or should take the opportunity to ask your advice on the areas we may not be best at. You have been slogging away in Div.1 and staying there for 4 seasons now?....when clearly out rated in most games. So that proves you have some great tactics
That is why i always thought you'd do well at Nats and was quite happy to see you take that role on finally
So Good luck with that :)

Well I'm clearly flattered by that response, I think I reside more on the cocky side due to only talking about the matches I win, I lose a lot more than I win haha


Happy order setting people

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Of course I should have one, DazBurg's my brother.

« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2015, 02:07:10 pm »

The GREAT DazBurg?

How much did he pay you?, or did he just promise to pull Sri Lanka for the rest of the year?  :P
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 06:18:05 pm »

Awesome idea PB :D.

Like the interview as well, get some mentions albeit are losses to me :P. We certainly do play a bit to test out tactics! And I'd be for a tactics thread, I certainly need help with them, yet alone others new to the game!

I know I shouldn't, but I chuckled at the Nails/Torp comment :-X.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 08:21:49 pm »

Awesome idea PB :D.

Like the interview as well, get some mentions albeit are losses to me :P. We certainly do play a bit to test out tactics! And I'd be for a tactics thread, I certainly need help with them, yet alone others new to the game!

I know I shouldn't, but I chuckled at the Nails/Torp comment :-X.
Its your fault though HP.  :-X
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2015, 10:10:14 pm »

Awesome idea PB :D.

Like the interview as well, get some mentions albeit are losses to me :P. We certainly do play a bit to test out tactics! And I'd be for a tactics thread, I certainly need help with them, yet alone others new to the game!

I know I shouldn't, but I chuckled at the Nails/Torp comment :-X.
Its your fault though HP.  :-X
You were an assistant, what did you do to try and fix it?
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