Friday, 24 January 2014

Demonbracket 2014 - Your full voting guide

Friends of all footballing persuasions, welcome to the 2014 Demonbracket Control Centre.



A reminder, this is the competition where we ask you to make a decision on which player in the matchup you prefer based on whatever criteria you like. We're not asking you to vote who is a better player or who has had a better career, we're asking you to take two (or more) players randomly drawn against each other and make a snap decision about which man pushes your buttons more.

Tough decisions will be made, tears will flow, at least one person will bemoan what a farce the whole thing is. This is Demonbracket.

For more information on previous competitions see the preview page or either the 2012 or 2013 competition pages. This page will continue to be updated throughout the competition, so keep checking back for updated match-ups.

How to vote

Your options have been extended this year. During the match times listed below (some channels may have different times) you may cast a vote via:
  • Twitter (@demonblog)
  • BigFooty MFC board (this thread)
  • Email (demonblogger AT gmail.com)
  • Comments on this post
  • Internal mail (you know who you are workplace Dees fans)
  • The much maligned /r/melbournefc Reddit page
  • Shouting out the window of a passing bus
Each person may vote once a day. Unlike previous years when we practically begged you to rort the system with multiple accounts you are now on the honour system to keep it clean. To have your vote counted as valid you need to follow a few rules...

The rules
  • Vote on whatever criteria you see fit. We won't ask questions, and nor should anyone else
  • Voting will be conducted between 7am and 7pm AEDST unless otherwise noted. If you need to pre-vote for any reason (pending prison term Mr Hinch?) please email demonblogger AT gmail.com
  • You must cast a valid vote for every match that day or none of your votes for the day will count
  • You must pick a winner in every match up. No half votes, no "I can't split them". Yes you can, and you will
  • Non-MFC fans are more than welcome to vote on as many days as you like as long as you follow all other rules
  • Players are more than welcome to use social media, real media or paid advertising to promote themselves. Outright bribery, however, is not permitted
  • In the event of a tie both players will advance to the next round
  • If a match features three or more players and two or more tie for the most votes they will advance with all other players eliminated
  • In the event of a Grand Final tie there will be a replay the next day
  • The decision of the Demonbracket Organising Committee (i.e me) is final.
The Seeds

As previously discussed, from this year onwards the top eight players will consist of the defending champion and the seven highest survivors from the previous year's Best and Fairest.

1. Tom McDonald
2. Nathan Jones
3. Colin Garland
4. Dean Terlich
5. Matt Jones
6. Lynden Dunn
7. James Frawley
8. Jack Trengove


And now, enough of the administration - if everything's clear let's get on with the main event. For the third year in a row the draw has been conducted using the services of random.org. So whatever your issue is, it's their fault.

Preliminary Round

Monday 27 January (7am to 1pm)
Bernie Vince d. Daniel Cross 66-27
Max Gawn d. James Strauss 84-9
Aiden Riley d. Alex Georgiou 50-43

Monday 27 January (1pm to 7pm)
Jimmy Toumpas d. Michael Evans 70-20
Dom Tyson d. Jayden Hunt 79-11
Jay Kennedy-Harris d. Christian Salem 54-36

Tuesday 28 January (7am to 1pm)
Jack Fitzpatrick d. James Harmes 77-24
Viv Michie d. Maia Westrupp 88-13
Dean Kent d. Neville Jetta 85-16

Tuesday 28 January (1pm to 7pm)
Jesse Hogan d. Mitch Clisby 95-10
Jake Spencer d. Dominic Barry 58-47
Jack Viney d. Cameron Pedersen and Max King 95-6-4

Round One

Wednesday 29 January
1. Tom McDonald d. Mark Jamar 94-15
Chris Dawes d. Dom Tyson 57-52
Jesse Hogan d. Bernie Vince 80-29
Jeremy Howe d. 8. Jack Trengove 62-47

Thursday 30 January
Jack Watts d. 5. Matt Jones 91-19
Sam Blease d. Daniel Nicholson 96-14
Mitch Clark d. Viv Michie 91-19
4. Dean Terlich d. Dean Kent 70-40


Friday 31 January
3. Colin Garland d. Jay Kennedy-Harris 95-18
Max Gawn d. Jake Spencer 99-14 
Jimmy Toumpas d. Jordie McKenzie 84-29 
6. Lynden Dunn d. Shannon Byrnes 84-29

Monday 3 February
7. James Frawley d. Jack Fitzpatrick 71-33
Jack Viney d. Luke Tapscott 98-6
Rohan Bail d. Aidan Riley 56-48
2. Nathan Jones d. Jack Grimes 53-51

Round Two

Tuesday 4 February

1. Tom McDonald vs Chris Dawes 86-29
Jeremy Howe d. Jesse Hogan 58-57
Jack Watts d. Sam Blease 99-16
Mitch Clark d. 4. Dean Terlich 82-33
1. Tom McDonald vs Chris Dawes 86-29
Jeremy Howe d. Jesse Hogan 58-57
Jack Watts d. Sam Blease 99-16
Mitch Clark d. 4. Dean Terlich 82-33
1. Tom McDonald vs Chris Dawes 86-29
Jeremy Howe d. Jesse Hogan 58-57
Jack Watts d. Sam Blease 99-16
Mitch Clark d. 4. Dean Terlich 82-33
1. Tom McDonald vs Chris Dawes 86-29
Jeremy Howe d. Jesse Hogan 58-57
Jack Watts d. Sam Blease 99-16
Mitch Clark d. 4. Dean Terlich 82-33
1. Tom McDonald vs Chris Dawes 86-29
Jeremy Howe d. Jesse Hogan 58-57
Jack Watts d. Sam Blease 99-16
Mitch Clark d. 4. Dean Terlich 82-33

Wednesday 5 February

3. Colin Garland d. Max Gawn 87-25
Jimmy Toumpas d. Lynden Dunn 88-24,
Jack Viney d. James Frawley 63-49
2. Nathan Jones d. Rohan Bail 104-8


Quarter Finals

Thursday 6 February
Jeremy Howe d. 1. 
Tom McDonald 66-49
Jack Watts d. Mitch Clark 70-45

Friday 7 February
3. Colin Garland d. Jimmy Toumpas 85-34
 
2. Nathan Jones d. Jack Viney 77-42

Semi Final

Monday 10 February 

Jack Watts d. Jeremy Howe 64-59

Tuesday 11 February
2. Nathan Jones d. 3. Colin Garland 78-62

Final

Wednesday 12 February 

2. Nathan Jones d. Jack Watts 80-71

10 comments:

  1. Fitzy (general appearance)
    Michie (All Vivs are good)
    Kent (No reason whatsoever)

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  2. Hogan (Have you seen him?!!)
    Spencil (Hair/kicking action)
    Viney (easy R1 matchup)

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  3. TMac
    Tyson
    Hogan
    Trenners

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  4. Watts
    Blease
    Clark
    Kent

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  5. Check out the tall fellow on the right...

    http://www.thevine.com.au/music/news/gallery-laneway-festival-melbourne-2014-20140207-273437/?utm_source=FD&utm_medium=entpuff&utm_campaign=laneway-festival-melbourne

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  6. Dear anonymous (the last one),

    The gallery goes back to picture #1. Any idea which number the one you're looking at was?

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  7. Sorry - number 113. With beard.

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