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Eirie Downs League Kick Off and "Teams in Focus"

"Hello sports fans Richard Von Macanov reporting in on weeks 1-4 of the Blood Bowls newest league The Eirie Downs
20 teams signed up and this has exploded!  The best place to get your Football fix with new coach's, veteran coaches, some coming out of retirement, back from the dead and even one very unwilling participant its set to be a exciting season.
With 20 teams the league commissioner has split this into two divisions the East and the West 
A few games have already taken place I wont go into much detail now but our first casualties are in with a Skaven Lineman and a Chaos Warrior currently in free agency. Local Necromancer sports agent Terry Mcquire has snapped them onto his books he has been helping football wags squeeze every penny out of there spouses for years as Terry always says Death is not the end of a promising career in Blood Bowl so expect them back on the pitch in no time maybe a little slower and greener but still.
"SHOW ME THE CORPSES"
Next up the start of my Teams in Focus series I have been out interviewing some of the teams entered and now I can bring them to you exclusively thanks to our sponsors JustSwords.

"What's your team's name Coach?"

We are.... VIOLENT DESIRE! Catchy, don't you think?

"Tell me about them and their history so far?" 

In the last few years, we played a couple of seasons in the nearby Victory Doughnut League. We even won once, after a nail-biting final against some rather seductive young elf-ladies. Well, I say young, but with elves you can never be sure, you know? (That's what I told the judge anyway). We played a couple of tournaments with the Doughnut types too, made it to the final in both, but came up a little short. A little too much nightshade in our pre-game refreshments, perhaps.

Recently, we had to leave that area due to a certain event which our lawyers won't let me discuss. Well, I say we, I actually had to ditch most of the team. Left in a bit of a rush. You know how villagers with pitchforks and torches get...

But I've found a promising new bunch of youngsters, a new home nearby here in the Eirie Downs, and I'm looking forward to entering a new era in the team's history, with our usual mix of finesse, violence, and overindulgence.

"Coach tell me a bit about yourself and your achievements before you became head coach of Violent Desire?"

It's all a bit of a haze, to be honest. I was doing a lot of madcap mushrooms in the early days, and those things kick like a mule (you're a local, right? Remind me to speak to you later about the local fungus hotspots). Anyway, sometimes I still forget my own name. But they were good times. At least, I assume so, as I made it through them relatively unscarred.

"Which of your players should the fans be keeping a eye in the upcoming season?" 

Well, it's still early days, but I've got my eye on two of the boys in particular. If Rob "The Throb" Bing, and Rick "Thick" Ness can provide the spectators with half as much fun as the 3 of us had last night in the post-training showers, it's gonna be a hell of a season.

"You have a tough first few games, what are your tactics coming in to the first 4 games of the season?" 

Tactics? What a novel idea! I'll have to look into that. I usually just shovel as many mind-altering substances as I can into the team and unleash them on whichever poor unsuspecting fools have agreed to play us.

"Blood Bowl is rough sport; how you do you intend to expand, or just survive the first games though recruitment"?

I don't think that will be a problem. I've never had any trouble recruiting new players. By the way, you're a strapping young fellow: have you ever considered playing? I think you'd look rather dashing in something pastel orange and bilious green. Preferably something in extremely tight leather. I even have a delightful shocking pink codpiece you could wear, you might just need to give it a thorough disinfecting...

"Finally coach were do you expect to finish this season?"

We're aiming for the top, of course. The better we do, the more fans we seduce, the more opponents we slaughter, and the more of our opponent's team's mascots we bed, just means all the more glory to our unholy master Slaan... er, do excuse me, I must dash, my PR man is suddenly beckoning me quite urgently, and he has a very concerned look on his face. See you on the pitch!

Whats your teams name Coach?"

The Dantes Inferno's           

"Tell me about them and their history so far?"

We are a new team coming back from a quest looking for a way to become stronger, we now ready to be able to kill anything in our path

"Coach tell me a bit about yourself and your achievements before you became head coach of The Dantes Inferno's?"

Nothing really much to know about me was a peasant and been ordered by the team to be head coach and if we come last I will get my head chopped off.

"Which of your players should the fans be keeping a eye in the upcoming season?"

Keep looking for all my blitzers as they will be smashing and killing all your team before the final whistle (But keep a look out for Vergil he the most blood thirsty I swear he maybe a vampire)

"You have a tough first few games what your tactics coming in to the first 4 games of the season?"

Smash and kill all the other team so It be easy coming the next game against them

"Blood Bowl is rough sport how you do you intend to expand, or just survive the first games though recruitment"?

I will keep all players alive and be able to expand on all skills to become unstoppable

"Finally coach were do you expect to finish this season?"

I would like not to finish last as I like my head….

 

"Whats your teams name Coach?"

Middenheim Mischief

"Tell me about them and their history so far?"

The Skaven population in the tunnels underneath Middenheim have historically been oppressed by the up tight human population. As a result until now they have not had the opportunity to play the game due to the numerous warrants that were in place on the players' heads. 

"Coach tell me a bit about yourself and your achievements before you became head coach of Middenheim Mischief?"  

New to blood bowl, my sporting pedigree has come from my work in mob football - the preferred sport of the empire's artisans. Sadly my work as a trade union representative, providing swords for hire to the artisanal teams, got me in a bit of trouble. Having provided an orc savage to one of the local fishing teams, the ensuing blood bath did not go down well with their stone mason opponents. I was being chased out of town but found a small crevice to hide in. The next thing I knew was I was falling into a dark pit and the rats were all over me. If it wasn't for my sporting knowledge and a small bag of the purest, finely ground warpstone in my pocket I'm sure I would have been killer. 

"Which of your players should the fans be keeping a eye in the upcoming season?"

One of the blitzer's warpstone addiction has got the better of him.. he'll do anything to get a hit. Someone might have also told him that Blood bowl players are notorious for keeping a stash of the stuff under their helmets. 

"You have a tough first few games what your tactics coming in to the first 4 games of the season?"

The main priorities are three fold.. keep the rats alive... maintain supplies of warpstone.. keep me alive.  I suspect winning will be the best way to do that but I'll probably have to get creative. 

"Blood Bowl is rough sport how you do you intend to expand, or just survive the first games though recruitment"?

Luckily these rats breed like well.. rats.. I have a near endless supply of linemen. I just need to keep the slightly skilled alive. 

"Finally coach were do you expect to finish this season?"

With sun over head.. not stuck in one of the warlock engineer's experiments. 

"Whats your teams name Coach?"

The Greasby Grave Runners

 "Tell me about them and their history so far?"

A rookie team formed in May 2516 from the reincarnated residents of Greasby BBFC, some players dating back to the Doomsday book

"Coach tell me a bit about yourself and your achievements before you became head coach of The Greasby Grave Runners?"  

Bloodbowl achievement: One of the founders of the Geordie Blood Bowl League, winning the 4th season.

Bloodbowl low: coaching an Undead team to a 3-0 loss versus 16 Snotlings and a Wizard!!

"Which of your players should the fans be keeping a eye in the upcoming season?"

Luther Van Block. A rookie Mummy whose heritage links to the four horse men of the apocalypse, he has an inclination for unnecessary levels of violence - killing or maiming 249 players in pre-season alone

"You have a tough first few games what your tactics coming in to the first 4 games of the season?"

KILL!KILL!KILL!

"Blood Bowl is rough sport how you do you intend to expand, or just survive the first games though recruitment"?

KILL!KILL!KILL! And then raise the Dead...

"Finally coach were do you expect to finish this season?"

Somewhere between the pitch and the Grave

Thanks for reading and I hope that gave you some insight into this weeks featured teams we have plenty more interviews in the editing department and more to come so stay tuned to this reporters blog and events by subscribing here and follow our social media.

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