Welcome to Shawtime
Shaw: Welcome to our first edition of Shawtime. I´m Harley Shaw and it´s a great honour to welcome my partner Natália Leão.
Leão: Thank you harley, Nice to be here.
Shaw: Today we look at the Title race in the Honour League, which is fought beetween the Poole Koerakoonlased and the Bristol Bangtails.
Both teams have 28 wins and a four games lead to third Placed Worcester Sharks and last years champion Newcastle Gunstlingers. Question of the day. Who will make the race. For all our guests, please feel free to make your call. vs
Leão: Watching both teams we see two very diffrent teams. The Bangtails are an old veteranteam with many old and high reputation players like Beaterstar feliks Rataj or Hall Parker, while the Koerakoonlased have younger players, who had not the biggest international experience but surpisingly higher avgs.
Finally the bangtails had totally played 60 Nationalgames. Koerakoonlased has 12. Otherwise they have 7 actual Nationalplayers, while the Bangtails have just 2 actual Nationalplayers in their team. The Koerakoonlased have a 90 teamavg vs 87 Avg from the bangtails.
Shaw: Watching at the club histiry the bangtails are infront. With Titles in all lower leagues, 2 third places in honour and 3 runner ups in honour the Bangtails was more successfull then the Koerakoonlased in the past, who had won a Goldtitle, a Bronzetitle and a ironleague title.
Leão: But the Past has never bring any success. Finally its a duell beetween the higher Quality against the higher experience.
Shaw: You don´t believe in the power of a glorious past?
Leão: No, i don´t believe in that.
Shaw: I think an aspect you forget is the respect infront of those high calibre names. they may have loose some of their quality, but they all have the nimbus of a great career and the know all tricks you just can learn by playing against the best.
Leão: Maybe your right, but i think all experience will be not enough, when it comes to an direct duell. Quidditch is an tough sport. You need the fitness to play an complete season at this niveau.
Shaw: An experienced player knows best how he needs to work to stay fit. Also it seems that the Bangtails are theron to win a title. Its maybe their last chance with this squad. That could bring some extra motivation.
Leão: Maybe, but i doubt that they stand a chance. If we compare the parts of the Team it seems that the Koerakoonloosed have the better keyplayers. Ada Flemming has a 10% stronger Duell percentage and could attack the Highscore, staying at 62% at the moment. The 36 years old Atwater Dickson has 52% at the moment.
Shaw: Yes, But the Bangtails have a stronger keeper and more effective Chasers with a small stronger passing and they have also one good interceptor, while from poole not one chaser is under the top 25 in this category. Also the Beaters win the Head to Head.
Leão: In most cases a good Seeker wins the game.
Shaw: While i see we can´t unite for our favourite, lets check the first haunters.
Leão: I think both teams stand a chance. The Gunstlingers was a well deserved Champion last season and they play a strong season. With Dawn Kerr they field the best Seeker of the last seasons and with Dion Wilson they have a Nations Cup winner who leads a highquality Chaserline. The sharks have won two seasons ago and field the welsh superstar seeker Stewat Lawrence, who could be a factor in every game. Also Kelsey Charlton and Landon Howell show how strong their team is casted.
Both teams will attack and maybe both can win the title again, but i believe in the Poole Koerakoonlased who had the teamquality and the best age to get stronger, while other teams might loose some skillpoints, also they could struggle with their keeper.
Shaw: I think time is running out. I hope you had fun to read and we would be happy to hear your opinions in an hopefully thrilling season final.
Good luck to all and come again, when its shawtime.