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New FanFooty match blogs

New FF match blogs

I will be launching a couple of new features tonight on the live FanFooty match scoring pages.

The first of these is a separate page for live match blogging. This will look much like the live match scores you’re now familiar with, including the table with all players and their fantasy scores plus the icons, but the chat facility will not be available. There will still be chat, however, but only by FanFooty-approved game bloggers. For the Friday game that will be restricted to just me (m0nty) and Mitch Cleary (mitchc6). As time goes on and I have more and more things to do, especially during times when there’s more than one game on, I would love to get some help from the community to lend their time and effort into adding official game blogs. As you might understand, I want the blogs to be of a higher quality than the chat – no barracking, no singing out of numbers or swearing (except when really necessary 😉 ). I’m not quite sure how it’s going to evolve, in that I don’t think a full play-by-play call of the game is going to be workable, but hopefully I and Mitch and whoever else of you puts up their hand can develop something more mature that is attractive to those of you who have started to get itchy mouse fingers when the live chat gets a bit too boisterous.

The first match blog will be this evening for the Roos v Pies game. I’ll be watching the chat and the comments on this post to see what you want out of such a service.

The other innovation this evening is a special new page for the half time “purple name game”, which has taken on a life of its own! Hopefully the link that appears at half time in the live chat page, which goes to a dedicated page where you can secure your DT score pick with no contradictions on who has picked what score, will settle any arguments and allow the chat to get back onto more important matters. The preliminary subject of tonight’s name game is Dane Swan, though I retain the right to change the player at any time up to half time depending on who looks the most interesting player to choose as the game subject. Also, remember that you will only get to make your pick during half time.

I have been accused a lot lately of not listening to the community. Hopefully this will dampen down your complaints to a dull roar. And yes, I am sorry about the server malfunctions and slowdowns for the past fortnight, but I am very confident that we can return back to the old FanFooty from tonight onwards. Thanks for all your feedback, good or bad, and enjoy!



  1. Gilo

    May 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    industry and innovation monty…. good work (Dane 126 btw)

  2. bigmac

    May 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    swan 143

  3. Czeckmyhare

    May 1, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Brilliant work on the name game m0nty.

    Now all I gotta do is get a purple haircut!

  4. Toolavich

    May 2, 2009 at 11:03 am

    Love your work m0nty!

    Site getting bigger and better all the time. Your fans are many!

  5. Deakin

    May 2, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for everything you do here Monty. I thought the new match blog was very informative.

    Try not to worry too much about the people who write rubbish here. I would say at least 90% of the people who visit this site, do so because they have a real passion and spirit for dream team and the great players we have in the AFL.

    As a maths/stats student, I find nothing better than watching my players scores go up as the match unfolds.

  6. Max Power

    May 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Great new feature Monty. Will be great to get some extra info on the game, while viewing the scores, without the inane comments of the nuff nuffs in the chat box.

  7. Vakorum

    May 2, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Monty – Love the new footy match blogs. Great innovation. Now I can see the stats without everyone going

    “lids lift”
    “give lids the spud” (at quarter time)

  8. tigermania

    May 3, 2009 at 11:33 am

    afraid not monty, servers still playing up, especially when two games are on at the same time. the new innovations are good, but how about making sure the fundamentals are right first. interest in DT/SC is growing every year, as evidenced by the number of entries in the respective competitions. upgrading the capability of this site to handle the increased traffic should be the number 1 priority.

  9. the dud

    May 3, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    dont worry monty. theres no need to ask me. ill help in the blogs.

  10. Pat

    May 4, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Monty, really good idea with the game blog. The stupidity of some members on the chat function annoys a lot of people and this is a good alternative.

  11. dylan

    May 4, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I thought the match blogs were alright but i still enjoy reading what everyone has to say and seeing about 10 comments when someone kicks a goal. Is it possible to get both the in game match blogs and chat on the same page or will i need to have 2 different pages open if i want to read both?

    Also just out of curiosity how many people on average do you get visiting the site each week?

    Anyways keep up the good work

  12. Resch

    May 4, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I’m a fan, great work.

  13. XztatiK

    May 5, 2009 at 12:40 am

    monty, please give Lids the spud from the first bounce next week. Flowerin lift Lids!

  14. Jazzman

    May 5, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Simply BRILLIANT, m0nty. Thank god I can access intelligent commentary rather than be tempted to sift through the juvenile dribble than spews forth from the unappreciative and abusive rabble.

  15. McHavoc (Hinch)

    May 5, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    enjoy gary – eat sh*it who ever has him

  16. Azz

    May 5, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Blogs are great, i can now watch delayed games on tv and check the live DT scores of other games without the result being spoiled!

  17. Disco (UK)

    May 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Sorry m0nty, I can’t help out for obvious reasons.

    The live blog was good, it could be a bit more fantasy focused, but clearly you’re refining the product.

    Injury info, descriptions of what roles certain players are playing (eg. “Goodwin is skulking down back as the go-to man, plenty of cheap stats.”), explain why some players are down on output (like Hodge/Buddy), info on the form/fitness of players. Basically in-game info that would aid in trade decision making – most of which you’re doing at the moment, but I think it can be a bit stronger. I ask as I don’t get to see many games on TV.

  18. tigermania

    May 13, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    any chance of lifting my ban monty for as yet unknown reasons

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