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Community Tournament – The Pundits Playoff Draft Begins

Jeff: Good evening everyone, I am joined by guest pundits Roy Keane and Harry Redknapp to discuss the upcoming Pundits Playoff draft. Roy how do you feel about the new selection process?

RK: I’ll be honest with you, Jeff, I don’t like it. This isn’t the way we did things back in 1999 when United won the treble.

HR: I have to agree wiv’ Roy on this one, Jeff, all this biddin’ nonsense, I much prefer the pre-draft stuff, reminds me of ‘ow I used to operate through me car window.

Jeff: And we still don’t actually know when the player draft for the Pundits Playoff is…or do we Chris Kamara?

CK: Unbelievable Jeff, I’ve just heard from our tea ladies’, husband’s, best friend’s, daughter’s dog groomer, that the player values will be released this Wednesday night! I couldn’t be happier than a gooner on St Totteringham’s day! And I don’t even support West Ham…

Yes, ladies and gentleman, the time has finally arrived for the Pundits Playoff draft. At 9pm on Monday evening player registration for this awesome tournament will close (or has closed depending on when this article posts).

At the time of writing 229 players have registered to take part, 12 have volunteered to manage a team and 77 have been signed pre-draft. This leaves 91 spaces left to be filled on draft deadline day on Wednesday 9th October at 9pm. Here is a link to the current list of players and teams – List

Exactly one week before Deadline Day at 9pm this Wednesday, the bidding list will be revealed with the final list of players and their finalised draft values.

Draft process

The bidding list will be released in descending order with the highest value players first. Remember all player’s values are based on the cumulative scores so far. All twelve team managers will start with a budget, which will be £1250m minus all costs of their pre-draft signings and transfer fees so far. They will have a week to prepare their bids for the players they want, and all bids will be compiled automatically via google sheet wizardry at the same time, one hour before the draft takes place. At draft deadline the bids will be revealed one or two players at a time, along with their allocated team.

Rules

Team Managers can make as many bids as they like for as much as they like. The bids must be higher or equal to the player’s value otherwise they will be invalid.

The highest bid will prevail in signing that player, unless:

  • The team is already full.
  • There aren’t enough funds in the team’s pot to cover the bid AND the minimum cost(s) for all other remaining players they need.

In these cases the player will be signed by the next highest and valid bid.

Tie breakers to decide which team wins when there are two or more valid bids of equal value, are:

  1. Team with most players left to sign wins.
  2. If point 1 still leaves things tied, the team with most funds left in their budget wins.
  3. If still tied, the organisers will toss a coin.

Any teams that are not filled by the end of the draft will have players allocated to their team by the organisers, using as much of their available budget left as possible. All signings are final once the draft is complete, players will have to wait until the next transfer window to release themselves from their team, or for teams to release any players.

All players will be sent an email following the draft to confirm their place in their new team and to put them in contact with their team manager.

We will be releasing the link to the bidding list via a hot topic on Wednesday evening at 9pm(ish).

Team Avatar competition

We will also begin revealing the team names, mottos and avatars this Wednesday. The winning team avatar will be voted for via a public poll that will be opened on deadline day, Wednesday 9th October, and closed on the following Friday 11th October.

The tournament proper kicks off in GW9.

Team Manager position

Lastly it’s feared that one of our team managers has gone AWOL. Gwitbrock if you are still up for running a team please get in touch asap or a replacement will have to be made. Contact the organisers at punditsplayoff@gmail.com . If any latecomers fancy taking on a manager role, please get in contact as well.

Boris Bodega Business Analyst and Spreadsheet Nerd. This kinda sums up my FPL life http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2015/11/05/sky-sports-focus-gameweek-15-3/?hc_page=1#hc_comment_11763056”

189 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 23 days ago

    And the £70m's...

    Violator no bids
    Sanchit Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 85.1 m (Draft 0)
    TotalJustice Team Kadhai Paneer - 115.1 m (Draft 0)
    AriseSirGiggsy Team Kadhai Paneer - 115.1 m (Draft 0)
    Ruud vom Mistelroum no bids
    Trust John Team Kadhai Paneer - 115.1 m (Draft 0)
    easilythebest no bids

  2. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    The £65m and £60m players, sadly a few no bids in there 🙁

    KGFC no bids
    Underdog333 no bids
    Waldo666 Blame it on Rio - 125.3 m (Draft 0)
    yasarkhn9@gmail.com Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 65.1 m (Draft 0)
    Mr.Grv Unbelievable Jeff FC - 70 m (Draft 0)
    FPL JJ Holly's Hamsters - 95 m (Draft 0)
    rajmanutd no bids
    Ti_Ago no bids
    3hoursleep no bids
    RD no bids

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Anyone know yasarkh9's email address?

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        No. I will hire Coleen to find it out

        1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Coleen, Coleen, Coleen
          I’m begging of you please don’t track me down

    2. 3hoursleep
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Well, there’s me working hard to increase my value from £30 to £60... only to receive NO BIDS?? This feeling is why I chose to be a Goalkeeper in Primary School

    3. TiAgoFPL
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      11 months, 21 days ago

      Hey Boris you can remove -me if possible, I don’t know how to play this, sorry

      1. Boris Bodega
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 18 days ago

        Done, no probs

  3. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Two teams with less than £100m left in the pots now!

  4. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    And the £55m players...more players with no bids

    Steve Blame it on Rio - 100.3 m (Draft 0)
    GaGa_over_Gazzaniga WhenTheOWENgetsTough - 90 m (Draft 0)
    Adi Mane no bids
    annie Unbelievable Jeff FC - 80 m (Draft 0)
    fcjammer no bids
    Paul Matthews no bids
    kg7 Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 55.1 m (Draft 0)
    KewellForCats no bids

    1. Annie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      money well spent 😉

  5. Urchin
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    One squad complete

  6. The Fantastic Mr Fox
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Must say the watching the spreadsheet live is really cool

    1. Urchin
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      +1

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Very sad and very cool at the same time 😎

  7. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    The £50m and the £45m and team Unbelievable Jeff are the first to get a full squad, well done chaps.

    LosBlancos WhenTheOWENgetsTough - 53.9 m (Draft 0)
    BrendanBone "15" Musketeers - 55.1 m (Draft 0)
    rohanchaini no bids
    CRO KLOPP no bids
    SUNFLOWER no bids
    Torreira Thierry Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 81.1 m (Draft 0)
    COK3Y5MURF Unbelievable Jeff FC - 55 m (Draft 0)

  8. St Pauli Walnuts
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    This is all very exciting. Ingenious some of the meta games you fellas come up with.

    1. St Pauli Walnuts
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      PS Thanks for bidding for me Narcos!

      1. Narcos
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 21 days ago

        Cool buddy. I have sent a mail. Please check and reply

        1. St Pauli Walnuts
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          11 months, 21 days ago

          I never got it mate. Just sent you one direct so hopefully you'll get that.

  9. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    The £40m players, and team Brazil nuts are the second to fill their team. Congrats guys.

    ConteClub "15" Musketeers - 45.1 m (Draft 0)
    Lacaaaaaaa (Display name is Lacabacca) no bids
    Zygaenid Brazil Nuts - 51.2 m (Draft 0)
    SidL Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 75.1 m (Draft 0)
    Spatburgunder Blame it on Rio - 118.8 m (Draft 0)
    Polar_Bear No bids
    Potatoace Nirvana Scott Talent - 151 m (Draft 0)
    DD Brazil Nuts - 201.2 m (Draft 0)
    Grand Measter Juan

    1. Lawrø
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Didn't want Potatoace anyway *sulks*

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Chip on your shoulder? No need to waffle on about it.

      2. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        I blame rio for not getting potatoace.

        We even hired a professional for Tummy rubs for him

      3. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Boo hoo.
        We (s)mashed you.

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Thanks guys for all your bids .
        feel loved.

        1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Better keep an eye out for Lawro’s boys

    2. DD
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks a ton for bidding on me Speedy! Looking forward to it!

      1. Lawrø
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Knew I couldn't afford you 😆

        1. DD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Haha appreciate being considered nonetheless 🙂

      2. speedyboyz - Brazil Nuts
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Welcome to the Nuts DD 🙂

        1. DD
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Cheers bud 🙂

        2. BC1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Great to be with ye Speedy, send me an invite to the Hangouts group, cheers 🙂

    3. Zygaenid
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks for the bid speedy 🙂

  10. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    The £30m lads

    Nevi no bids
    Holmes Holly's Hamsters - 50 m (Draft 0)
    dj_zedster no bids
    daffyp1982 no bids
    Pundit of Punts Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 56.1 m (Draft 0)
    Rowse no bids
    Vaddymurthy no bids
    Schnuggi Back to Square Owen - 60 m (Draft 0)
    The King Wilson return no bids

  11. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Az at the centre of a major bidding war, here are the £20m players teams.

    Az BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC - 153 m (Draft 0)
    MJM no bids
    Rishi Sehgal no bids
    Real Socielad no bids
    The Tinkerman Blame it on Rio - 100.3 m (Draft 0)
    Doctor Strange Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 95.1 m (Draft 0)
    Bharat Phukan no bids
    Gloria Kanchelskis no bids

    1. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Oops (On Gloria) 😉

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        :3 why did you?

        1. Gnu
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          We got him for 182m

          1. The Overthinker
            • 3 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            Yeah I saw that.

            You outbidded us. (:

  12. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Another team full, but still a lot of players with no bids. Here are the £10m players -

    BENETTI777 no bids
    fredmania no bids
    MrTapio no bids
    Slasher Blame it on Rio - 100.3 m (Draft 0)
    Mariusz stelmaszczyk no bids
    Krul Intentions BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC - 153 m (Draft 0)
    andybooy@hotmail.com Team Kadhai Paneer - 10 m (Draft 0)
    Tsparkes10 no bids

  13. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Holy moly...a bid of £1000m on one of these guys, sadly they'd run out of funds. Here are the £5m players -

    sreethe1 Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)
    Wongy_fc A Whole Lawro B*llocks - 85.9 m (Draft 0)
    rozzer Team Kadhai Paneer - 125.1 m (Draft 0)
    cylus11 A Whole Lawro B*llocks - 35 m (Draft 0)
    Ckeulen Back to Square Owen - 25 m (Draft 0)
    Veezeeboy Back to Square Owen - 25 m (Draft 0)
    mrmojorisin8 Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)

    1. Sepp Blattered
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Cheers Lawro. Buzzing to be apart of the team

    2. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Beauty!

      1. Sreeraj (TKF 15)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Saw this late.. but looks like i got picked!

  14. Gnu
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Ouch, wouldn't want to be Lawro explaining how he was outbid again, 1m 😆

    1. Lawrø
      • 8 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      I think we must have a mole! 😆

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        😆 :lol;

  15. The Overthinker
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Kadhai paneer have 16 players

    1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Did they sign the multiple team guy?

      1. The Overthinker
        • 3 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        He went unsold

      2. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        He’s got his own team

  16. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Aaaaaand the final installments, some massive bidding wars on these £2m and £1m players.

    Kabayan Back to Square Owen - 22 m (Draft 0)
    Rihanovic Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)
    Dog God It Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)
    sharath Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)
    Gillesdegoult A Whole Lawro B*llocks - 200.9 m (Draft 0)
    Keyser_Soze A Whole Lawro B*llocks - 35 m (Draft 0)
    vibhormbic91 Team Kadhai Paneer - 8 m (Draft 0)
    Schliegs Back to Square Owen - 3 m (Draft 0)
    Somnath Dey no bids
    Skull And Gnomes 9 Nirvana Scott Talent - 36 m (Draft 0)
    Bidur Aryal Team Fantastic Mr Fox - 3 m (Draft 0)
    Ole Trafford no bids
    CptCrunch Nirvana Scott Talent - 36 m (Draft 0)
    New Brighton FC no bids
    32chickens no bids

    1. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Well done Boris and the team

      1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        +10000

      2. Lawrø
        • 8 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        ^This

        What a shift you've put in 😀

        Thank you

    2. Slouch87
      • 4 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Great work Boris & Co.

    3. The Fantastic Mr Fox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      That went off well

    4. potatoace
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Top marks guys, well organised.

    5. Gnu
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Brilliant job Boris.

      Jeebus, I never thought I'd hear myself saying that..... 😆

    6. The Fantastic Mr Fox
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Musketeers missing half their team 😀

    7. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Nice one Boris and the others, magnificently executed!

      1. Gnu
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Welcome to team Nirvana. 🙂

        1. Slouch87
          • 4 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Invite ?

          1. Gnu
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            Sent you a message Slouchy

            1. Slouch87
              • 4 Years
              11 months, 22 days ago

              Got it .

        2. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
          • 6 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          Thank you!

          Thanks to all those that bid on me, ya’ll must’ve been desperate

          1. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
            • 5 Years
            11 months, 22 days ago

            Not at all mate - you were a great team member in Community Watch a couple of seasons ago - looking forward to working with you again 🙂

            1. Cpt Crunch Scott talent
              • 6 Years
              11 months, 22 days ago

              Cheers boss!

              Season just got exciting again

    8. BC1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Nice one for this 🙂

    9. Cruyff's Eleven
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Amazing work, thanks team!

  17. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    To finish off then, we have 8 teams full, well done to you all.
    Teams WhenTheOwenGetsTough, Back to Square Owen and Holly's Hamsters have one more space to fill.
    Team "15" Musketeers still has another 7 to sign. The committee will go through and allocate the remaining players shortly.

    Many thanks to all the team managers for all their hard work, it was fascinating to see the bidding tactics 🙂

    1. The Overthinker
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      It was worth staying up from 1:30 am to 2:30 am ... Draft was a fun.

      Well done again

    2. Clayton Ash
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks Boris! Great fun to watch. Good luck to all the managers and players.

    3. Suarezista
      • 6 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      Thanks Boris and the organizers, a very interesting and organized draft. Well done 🙂

  18. Boris Bodega
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Right, the following players have been allocated to their new teams as follows:

    £100m danny2310 Back to Square Owen
    £100m rascalthebear "15" Musketeers
    £100m FanDoc "15" Musketeers
    £100m Tigerjames "15" Musketeers
    £90m Roticanai "15" Musketeers
    £90m Ste-Rex "15" Musketeers
    £90m DaHodgeman "15" Musketeers
    £20m MJM WhenTheOWENgetsTough
    £10m BENETTI777 Holly's Hamsters
    £1m Ole Trafford "15" Musketeers

    The full list of all the teams will be in the next article. All drafted players will be emailed tomorrow confirming their new teams 🙂

    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      cheers bud.. there was a group of us small boys in the park who enjoyed that alot 🙂 marvellous stuff.

      1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

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      2. 42towels
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        11 months, 22 days ago

        Ooh looks like you guys picked me? I'll pretend that it was a no brainer.

        I will go watch small boys at the park today to start preparing. If I don't reply to team emails, you can assume that I have been arrested.

        1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          11 months, 22 days ago

          great to have you on board mate..we are all very excited to have you 🙂

  19. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Lost in admiration. That was one slick operation and a lot of fun.

  20. KIRA
    • 1 Year
    11 months, 22 days ago

    More than well done 🙂

  21. Jigger & Pony
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Awesome stuff Boris

  22. Klein
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Whats all these bidding posts?

  23. Klein
    • 4 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Surprised at the amount of 10s this year in ffs. Dont remember this many 9s last year lol.

  24. Az
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 11 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Thank you for everyone that bid on me - I can categorically say I am not worth the figure that I went for... but I will do my best!

    Looking forward to teaming up with the BSC Small Boys (in the park) FC squad and getting this tourney underway!

    Small boys! Small boys!.... wait...

    1. tets mcgee (BSC Small boys-…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 22 days ago

      great stuff Az. Welcome aboard.

    2. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 21 days ago

      As one of the "faces" of FFS, its good to see your continuing involvement and commitment in these tournaments Az 🙂

  25. BC1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Let's go Nuts!!!!

  26. BC1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Small boys.... pffff

  27. Jubilanus / BSC Small Boys …
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Highlight of the season for me this is. Love it.

  28. JohnnyRev7
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    11 months, 22 days ago

    Four of our mob were strangely excited about watching a spreadsheet for an hour. What that says about us, I do not know. But it didn't disappoint. We had some great banter on Whatsapp as the bids were revealed. It's a great innovation Boris. Strangely intoxicating.

    Thanks to you and your team of organisers for all the time and effort you've all put in.

    1. Boris Bodega
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 21 days ago

      Cheers 🙂

  29. Skull And Gnomes 9 SCOTT TA…
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    when life gets on top of you
    \and every thing seems black
    Just remember, your soul was not your fault.

    What a Bloody Great Show! Thank You!

    1. Klopptomist Scott Jelly
      • 3 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      Welcome!

      Now get your arse on the team chat 🙂

  30. Bookkeeper
    • 3 Years
    11 months, 20 days ago

    Is Son likely to be benched vs Watford next saturday?

    1. Lord - Blaming it on Rio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      11 months, 20 days ago

      He played and hauled following the last international break.