2021: Round 07 - Results
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Struggling to Stay Afloat
In the week when Blocker has taken WillsieAir to the top of the DuFFLe ladder, my attention has been drawn to the plight of the once-feared Buccaneers. Once a team to be equally admired and feared, Alvin’s squad is staring up at the rest of the DuFFLe franchisees from the bottom of the ladder and, one expects, they might stay there.
The G2G Passes only had to put in a middling performance this week to defeat the Buccaneers, so what has gone so wrong? Well in the ruck Alvin has Scott Lycett and Peter Wright, neither brings in big points. Zach Merrett, Steele Sidebottom and Josh Kennedy are in the engine room and generating a reasonable midfield score, and with Callan Ward and Caleb Daniel as backups the Buccaneers have some midfield depth.
Jack Riewoldt and Shane McAdam will pick up points each week in the forward line and Errol Gulden will lead the backline with someone like Charlie Ballard. So where are the Buccaneers failing? Truth be told, it looks like they just don’t excel anywhere and with an underwhelming ruck, Alvin is facing an uphill battle each week.
Jolly Jokers (161.5) defeated Knights in Purple Satin (131) at Horizontal Falls
Souls (161) defeated El Primero (149.5) at Dishani Double Dog Dome
The Kats (155.5) defeated Thundering Chooks (138) at Buckyvania
Hooley-Dooleys (145.5) defeated SoS Superstars (135.5) at Oosadrome
G2G passes (139) defeated Buccaneers (125.5) at Hard Border Stadium
The Piglets (126) lost to Willsie Aeroplane (161.5) at The Swinging Pig
Commandos (118.5) lost to Ingredients (163) at Firing Range