Col Forsdyke, father of 1996 Premiership player Damien and Grandfather to Michael (9 games 2013-14), died early this week. Col, along with Tiny Littlechild, was involved in clubhouse window development which our viewing members enjoy to this day. RIP Col Forsdyke from the Broadbeach AFC community, and our condolences to Forsdyke family..
30 YEAR PREMIERSHIP REUNION
The weekend of June 23rd, 24th & 25th has been locked in and we are trying to contact as many players from the 1987 premiership side along with all the managers, trainers and supporters in that year. Please get behinds us and help bring us all together for this magic milestone! Friday night the 23rd is a gathering at the club house for dinner and a few catch up drinks. Saturday the 24th is lunch at noon and watch our young boys take on Palm Beach. Sunday 24th is a recovery brunch and watch the AFL on the big screen.
CATS CLAWED BY HAWKS
Broadbeach suffered a tie to the last placed Sandgate on Saturday at Lemke Rd. Broadbeach were lucky to gain the tie after Sandgate kicked 7 behinds in the 1st QTR to the cats 1.2.8. Recruit Xavier McMahon was all class again kicking 3 goals and being a brute for the cats and he earnt the SS Loans Man of the Match. Luke Shreeve also bagged 3 and Benji Neal is continuing his hot form in the midfield and up forward. The seniors move on with a reality check and only 2 points. Meanwhile the RESERVES had another great win by 56 points. Omitted forward Harrison Kerr kicked 7 goals and omitted midfielders/wingers Rhys Finn and Jack Boston were stand outs. The colts had a great win and the womens thrashed Sandgate to keep their undeafeted streak alive. This week at the CATS it is the 30 year premiership reunion against PBC.
FRESH OFF THE BYE
The cats are back after the representative bye and looking to be 6 and 1 leading into the 2 biggest games of the year at the moment for the club! Sandgate will have a point to prove remaining winless for the season. The seniors kick off at 2pm, reserves 11:30am, colts 9:30am and womens play Sandgate as well at 4:45pm. Go CATS!
CLUB PLAYER FUNCTION
This SATURDAY NIGHT after the Sandgate game there is a player function at the Sports Club. 7:30pm Start - $10 entry - Theme: Anything starting with B and C.
Broadbeach FC congratulates Captain Nathan Quick on his state selection for Sunday June 11 at Ord Minnett Oval kicking off at 1:30pm.
Join us for the 2017 Broadbeach AFC Gala Ball at the Watermark Hotel on the 8th of JULY!
Black Tie Event - 7pm Arrival for a 7:30pm Start.
- 2 course meal
- 3 hour Classic drinks package
- DJ Provided
- Door Prizes
For tickets please RSVP to Matthew Littlechild on 0468 337 281 or email@example.com
FILL THE FENCE
We are we launching a new campaign and it is to FILL THE FENCE! Help us with your support for the 2017 QAFL season! SPONSORSHIP FLYER HERE
CATS MASSIVE 2ND QTR SETS UP AWAY VICTORY
A massive 8 goal QTR from Broadbeach proved too strong for the Western Magpies at Chelmer Oval. The cats 5th win of the season leading into the bye puts the seniors in a great position! Benji Neal was named SS Loans Man of the Match for his 2 goal performance including the sealer in the last. Evan Panozza was a rock down back again and sharks midfielder Blake Erickson made his presence known. James Royes impressed the coaches again and guided the cats to victory. The reserves at last got the W with a strong side which was too good for the pies. Taylor Rolfe kicked another bag of 6! The colts were disapointing after having a goalless first 3QTRS. All teams have the BYE next week as we HOST the rep game at Ord Minnett Oval on Sunday.
CATS WRAP w/ Benji Neal - Click Here
This Monday 5/6 we are at Mario's for our $25 all you can eat feast! Join us as we enjoy some great food! RVSP to Matt Littlechild - 0468337281
CLUB POLO'S FOR SALE
Club Polo's for sale- $50 each - Please see the bar staff at the club and they will help you out! or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a polo before they SELL OUT!
CATS RUN OVER THE VULTURE
Ord Minnett Oval saw another thrilling home game finish on Saturday as the cats came from 16 points behind in the last quarter to kick 5 goals in a row to secure our 4th win for the season! Josh Searl and Nathan Quick earnt their playing life memebrships whih is a great achievement for both this lads service and commitment to the club! The SS Loans Man of the Match Evan Panozza was outstanding in defence and his leadership on the field when the chips were down was great! Re-called forward Harrison Kerr made his presence known kicking 5 goals for the match! Big man Brayde Palmer was excellent in the ruck and new recruit Xavier McMahon was a bullock in the forward line and midfield.
The ressies went down but are improving, the colts are back with a 77 point victory and the womens are still undeafeted and haven't been scored against had a 132 point victory!
SS Loans CATS WRAP - Click Here
LADIES DAY - MADDIE RIEWOLDT'S VISION
This week BAFC is supporting former Broadbeach Players Nick Riewoldt and his sister who has sadly now passed away Maddie Reiwoldt - Maddie Riewoldt's Vision. You can still support the cause for this day by attending our Maddie Riewoldt's Vision Lunch! Please contact Nathan Hobley on 0423442132. Also the boys special MADDIE'S jerseys will be up for auction post game! There will be auctions and raffles during the function and post game!
RISING STAR NOMINEE
Congratulation to small forward Hayden Carthew-Zimmer on being nominated for the 2017 QAFL rising star!
CATS UNLEASH ON PANTHERS
Broadbeach has not won at Morninside for 6 years before yesterday and didn't the cats win well! Broadbeach were just far too good in the main game destroying the panthers by 80 points. The SS LOANS Man of the Match James Royes was all class making his presence felt in the midfield. Big forwards Josh Baxter and Mitch Brewer kicked 5 goals each whilst former AFL star Eddie Sansbury kicked 3 goals for the cats. David King was mighty strong in defence and whilst Jim Stubbs trophy winners Josh Searl and Ryan Pantic were great in the middle of the ground.
The reserves fought hard and put in a great performance against an undeafeted Morniingside. The colts were disapointing but again our WOMEN'S are still undeafeted and have not been scored against! NEXT week is ladies day and we take on Mt Gravatt at home! For tickets please click the flyer in the slider. GO CATS!
SS Loans Play of the Day - Click Here
SYD GUILDFORD NOMINEE ROUND 4
Our very own Luke Shreeve is the round 4 Syd Guildford nominee in the QAFL. This is a well deserved recognition after 3 games for Luke!
SAVE THE DATE
The club is holding its annual Gala Ball on the 8th of July at the Watermark Hotel! Stay tuned for more details!
CATS SCRAMBLE TO VICTORY
Another close victory at home for the seniors as a youthful Broadbeach were too good for the Gorillas. Opening the game with a Mitch Brewer goal it was all the cats for most of the game. A massive hit to Liam Nelson saw him take no more action in the game but has been released from hospital and is feeling well. Broadbeach felt in control against the grange even when only leading by 3 points with 2 minutes to go in the last QTR but it was a Josh Searl goal that got the cats over the line!
The reserves were outclassed, the colts keep their undeafeted streak and put on their best performance for the year with a crushing 55 point victory. The Broadbeach Women's side also remains undeafeted after smashing Aspley by 82 points! Go Cats!
SS LOANS CATS WRAP with LUKE SHREEVE - Click Here
SS LOANS PLAY OF THE DAY - Click Here
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CATS CRUSHED BY LIONS
Palm Beach were too good for a lackluster cats yesterday at Salk Oval. The seniors were too slow and made poor desicions seeing them lose in the end by 10 goals. The boys have a bit of work to do with coach Brett Andrews saying its time to make a few changes. The reserves blew a 14 point lead at QTR time to go down by a couple of goals. But it was the colts who were victorious over a good outfit in the PBC Colts. Our Womens topped off the day gain with a W on the Sunshine Coast when they defeated Pine Rivers by 42 points and remain on top of the ladder! We are back at Ord Minnett Oval next week when we take on Wilston Grange.
ROUND 3 NEWS
The 3 male sides this week travel to SALK OVAL to take on Palm Beach Currumbin Australian Football Club in what should be a good day. Our womens have the trip to Pine Rivers and hopefully they can keep their undefeated run going!
PLAY OF THE DAY
4 WINS 1 DAY
A successful day at Ord Minnett Oval saw the colts win by 4 points, reserves win by 14 goals, women's seniors getting up by 10 goals and the SENIORS getting up in a scrappy and poor game by 1 point! The excited crowd at Ord Minnett Oval of over 1100 people saw the cats get up in a nailbiter and it was experienced heads Luke Shreeve and Robert Blood that guided the cats to victory. Full results to the right! GO CATS
ROUND 9 v PBC @ Ord Minnett Oval - 24th June
Seniors 2pm - Team Here
IN: Finn, King, Boston J, Sansbury, Kerr, Betson, Sorrenson (debut), A Palmer (debut)
OUT: Ellis (shoulder), Bowie (Allies), Nutting (Allies), Rogers (sharks), O'Shea (sharks), Lancaster (sharks), Smith, Fitzsimmons
ROUND 8 RESULTS V SANDGATE
Goal Kickers: L. Shreeve 3, X. McMahon 3, J. Esam 2, L. Dempsey-Ceh, B. Neal, C. Nutting
Best Players: X. McMahon, B. Neal, N. Quick, E. Panozza, T. Bowie, D. Dienjes
Goal Kickers: H. Kerr 7, T. Rolfe 2, B. Presser 2, H. Carthew-Zimmer, A. Palmer, I. Apiti-Civcic, L. Nelson, M. Luff
Best Players: R. Finn, T. Betson, H. Carthew-Zimmer, A. Palmer, H. Kerr, M. Spencer
Goal Kickers: H. Oea 3, C. Ridley 2, L. Papas 2, O. Dineen, H. Kerr, B. Hunt, J. Hardy, N. Carroll
Best Players: J. Sholl, N. Carroll, N. Sorrensen, O. Dineen, A. Gambell, H. Oea
Goal Kickers: W. Bristow 4, B. McLaughlin 2, M. Marr, K. Mulherin
Best Players: K. McClelland, G. Courtis, T. Smith, T. Wilshire, C. McClelland, B. McLaughlin
RESULTS: See QAFL results link above masthead for all results. Click on link, then click RESULTS for Seniors, Reserves, QWFA Div. 2 or Colts
Click here for For Seasons 2015 - 16 archive of Teams and Results
2017 INDIVIDUAL PLAYER SPONSORSHIP
SPONSORSHIP IS SINCERELY APPRECIATED BY BOTH YOUR NOMINATED PLAYER AND THE BROADBEACH SENIOR AFC
Increase your involvement with the Broadbeach Cats Senior Australian Football Club (Broadbeach SAFC) by Sponsoring one of our talented listed Senior and Colts players.
Your Player - Sponsor relationship will contribute towards the considerable costs incurred for the 2017 QAFL registration fees, Player insurance, Umpire fees and purchasing new equipment for the playing team.
Build your relationship with your sponsored player and become part of our wider football community.
2017 PLAYER SPONSORSHIP benefits includes :-
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in our Sponsors section. (Submit your jpeg Logo for your company to - email@example.com)
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in the Player Profiles section.
Recognition on the 2017 Sponsorship Board located inside the Broadbeach Sports Club.
Recognition on the Broadbeach Cats website (www.broadbeachcats.com.au) in the Business Directory section.
Link to your Website or contact email via the Business Directory section.
Free Car parking entry to 2 x 2017 Broadbeach SAFC home games at Ord Minnet Oval.
2017 PLAYER SPONSORSHIP: ($550.00 (incl. GST) Click here for Sponsorship Form
A Tax Invoice will be supplied upon receipt of your completed 2017 Individual Player Sponsorship form
For Further information or to discuss further please contact Jason Cotter on 0438 112 412 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Broadbeach Sports Club phone number to contact for Mario’s bookings which is 5572 3255. For Functions and Events bookings to be emailed to email@example.com
Happy New Year to all our valued members and their families.
We trust that you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year with your family and friends.
Your Sports Club welcomes you to visit the club to catch up with others, enjoy a meal from the very delicious Mario's menu, and a nice cold refreshing drink. We have also taken receipt of our new air-conditioners and these will be installed shortly.
The General Manager has resigned and the Licenced Club has assumed a caretaker role until a suitable replacement is appointed. We have many exciting new events planned for this year and look forward to your continued support to our beloved Sports Club.
Keep your eyes open for details to come soon.
We thank you for all your support in the past but really need your continued support for future events and visiting the club for dinner with your family and friends. Your support will help us to move forward in a positive direction and make our club the best it can be for our valued members.
See you soon at our Sports Club
Broadbeach Cats Sports Club
The Broadbeach Sports Club is celebrating its many changes over the past few months.
The impressive club offers a great new menu, expansive space that will treat sports fans to an unprecedented viewing experience. Featuring new TV`s everywhere you look and QTAB in the form of UBET.
Entertainment and dancing are part of the party plan at the sports bar and bistro too. Live music, karaoke, happy hour, lots of sportsman’s lunches and dinners also a great place to celebrate your birthday, work function or Christmas party.
We are very excited about this new look concept to the club.
We’ve created a venue that appeals to a diverse crowd including families, sports fans, music enthusiasts and food lovers. We offer an upscale atmosphere with very moderate menu and bar prices. The new menu has a range of tempting new dishes complemented by daily meal specials.
We will also be hosting many sports related and community based events.
When it comes to the live sporting action The Broadbeach Sports Club has it covered.
After 25 years on the Gold Coast Mario’s Italian Restaurant has now opened up a second restaurant Mario’s Bistro right here at the Broadbeach Sports Club! They will be open 7 days a week from 4:30pm and Saturday/Sunday lunches starting from 12pm. Come and join us to enjoy some of the best Italian food Broadbeach has to offer. Book your table today on 0406179917 or firstname.lastname@example.org
QAFL: A draw for the seniors against an enthusiastic bottom side. Thank you Doctor Who. Maybe we were all ahead of ourselves?
Moon boots the fashion statement of the day with Lurch and Searly leading the way. Unfortunately they will be dressed that way for some time to come.
Thing we learned: the Green and Red of Sandgate is not that of Bunnings but the colours of the Australian Armed Forces Medical Regiment stationed in the area when the team kicked off.
Trivia: Bs (7) and Ss (5) are the most popular starting letters of the surnames of our players in the seniors this season, and that is not BS.
Ressies, with a contracted SUNs player no less (Saad), had a dominant final stanza to defeat the Hawks; the Colts had a runaway win, and the Ladiez continued on their merry way.
Tipster: The Scott brothers had most of us in a twist after the first two games but the cream is rising. Coop picked up a good 3 to remain out in front on 72 with Grandma Nola, after an impressive 4, hot on his heels on 71. Pedro also jagged a 4 to join myself (a handy 3) on 70.
Another 4 by Bob Walters has him back on the leaders page after a long and un-Bob-like absence, while 3s from Dicko and Hunty has them on page one. Chris Littlechild and Jye Smith completes the list of those with 4s.
Those who did had various combinations of the Eagles, Blues, Saints and Melb in their quaddies. All had Port. Fults was the most exotic by omitting the Swans and going with Eagles, Blues, Port and Melb.
Genuine 1s included high profile Tipsters the Johnsons, Bryan Wilko, Mother Wollerman, Matt Littlechild, Taylor Matthews and Mick Williams. The Tortoise - Chris Barlow - has risen 22 places since Round 2. Beware.
In this round only one favourite got up, Port (51). 6 went for the Blues; 13 opted for the Saints; 14 took the Demons; 15 tagged the Beagles; and 24 sage tipsters nominated the Swannies.
Thank whoever, the byes are over.
QAFL: State game QAFL v WA Amateurs. Slugfest in the rain at Ord Minnett. WA, who had beaten the VAFA, went down in a close one. Our skipper Quickie at Full Back, a major contributor.
Best performer on the day Double 'L' Willson, who stood in the rain collecting admissions accompanied by a QAFL counter. As if.......
The Ladieez did it again on the Saturday.
Tipping: As the guru might've said "Information is what you get from listening to SEN and watching Marngrook, Footy Classified and Outsiders; Knowledge may occasionally be found in the Sydney Morning Herald and sometimes in the Bully. Footy tipping wisdom, however, is what you get when you ignore them all."
Seems Coop Back-Off-Dad Wilko is neither reading or viewing. A brilliant 4 including the SUNs - Bombers double has him on the soixante neuf leading a bunch on 67.
Four was our best score with Coop's grandparents, Scottie Abercrombie, Dicko, Peter Hunt, Chris Barlow and Sandy McDonald getting there by conventional wisdom of pulling one of the roughies; while Robbie Matthews, Brad Mathews, Robs Bechan Snr & Jnr, and GA picked up exotic doubles and trebles.
Best of the round were trebles by GA (Carlton/Zorkos/Bombers) and Rob Jnr (Carlton/SUNs/Zorkos)
Nine punters pulled unlikely doubles of either the SUNs and Zorkos or SUNs and Bombers or Zorkos and Bombers.
Every Tipster took the Crows.
Our average was 3.1 compared with 2.7 for ESPN's half a million plus punters. The most significant contribution to our supreme tipping is a bias provided by geography. Twenty nine % of us tipped the Zorkos against 15% at ESPN; and 45% went for the SUNs against the ESPN's 23%. Pretty close to twice in each case.
Special mention to the punter who changed his Melbourne tip to Collingwood after a few reds.
Special mention to Stan Rose who had a pacemaker 'fitted' to his red, white and blue heart yesterday.
Payment: Apart from myself, all have paid. Thanks. I will do same this week when She-who-must-be-obeyed, will hopefully place extra in my raised supplicant hands.
Broady: A win is a win is a win. Never going to lose but did contemplate our big come-from-behind last year. May have been a nightmare if they had been tight around the goals.
Jarred Ellis played his third senior game (2 in 2013) and was the goods. Never seen and heard a bloke simultaneously put on a bone jarring tackle and tell his team mates where to line up for the possible turnover and/or resultant stoppage.
Very pleasing to observe Benji Neal's form on meat pies before the game - 2017 contribution to date is a present from above. And our man Shreevy gave us the momentum with a long goal after the siren at half time. Went on to win the business quarter handsomely.
The Godfather reckons there were 14 plus Academy kids on the sidelines - could put a decent side on the park!
Magoos had a good'un with Squiz bagging 6 - pity he couldn't do it in the tipping comp. Colts seem better at home while the Ladiez finally have a percentage. The opposition's 6 points is their total 'Against' for the season.
Tipster: Is Tales a one trick pony? New leaders. Coop (Back-off-dad) and Mick Williams both scored 6 from 6 and are tied on 65. Two other perfect scores. Double 'L' who sits right at the other end of the table, (and Barry Holland probably because his Sainters had the bye).
Coop's Grandparents are sitting on his clacker with 63 each, while uncle Mark tipped in German and received his best return for a while; Matthews and son are also tied (62); Dicko's over Lynda again; Lobba scored 3 from only 4 tips; and the Moran Bros from Brunswick and our esteemed Treasurer had legitimate 2s - they put their tips after the Grassroots Luncheon.
And the Media Manager will not broadcast his 2!
Our average was 4 as against 3.4 for the gazillion tipping on ESPN. Interestingly(?) 43% of our group selected the SUNNIES while only 21% of the ESPN group did the same. Hearts over heads? Geography as a factor in tipping?
It's getting good at the halfway mark. As the Guru Tipster might've said "Sticks and stones may break your bones but 9 from 9 will do more damage."
Broadie: Biggish win after receiving the last rites midway in the last stanza. Missing 15 goals from last week's set up, and the Mounties made it touch and go all the way. Welcome back to Harry Kerr with 5 (4 to half time), and the eye catching Panozzo performance particularly in the first half. 'Doctor Who' (Xavier McMahon) followed up his debut with another strong showing - does not seem too worried at injuring the hands of a future surgeon.
The big fellas Bradye Palmer, Luke Dempsey-Che and Roysey, with Benji Neale at their feet led the way in the last quarter after coach BA laid out the challenge. Magoos started well but were worn down, while the Colts kicked off the day as the women finished it, with big wins.
Already played 35 in the Ones and 47 in the Magoos.
Tipster: Yet again. It pays to pay. Taylor Haley paid this week - please note Mangus - and top scored with an 8 and is the new leader. His $2/week investment may yet return a premium.
Other 8s were Red Edge who was slowly losing all credibility, Stan Rose who has lost all credibility and 3 cards to date; Taylor Matthews who is finding himself; Barry Holland who has stopped looking; and JD whose 8 was rivalled by mum's, and GA's, selection of the Hawks.
Fifty four went for the Swannies, 39 for the Beagles, 18 for the Bombers and 13 for the SUNs. A couple of wierdos tried the Saints, Blues, Port, Dockers while one kook went for the Zorkos.
In the only poll that counts Trumble and Shorten are tied on 54 apiece.
As the Trumpster Tipster says " The bells ring, and that's very very fantastic, but still we pick losers. Answer me that. "
QAFL: A most satisfying win. After an initial arm wrestle, big Mitchy kicked an imperious and arrogant goal which appeared to increase team arrogance. Seven unanswered goals ensued. It was wonderful footy, sometimes sublime. Good foot skills, great spread, link and carry, selfless work and run, and courage at the contest. Throw in Roysey's exhibition of an on-ball role; the experience of Mitch, Josh Baxter and Steady Eddy Sansbury up front; the almost impenetrable line of Dienjes, Dienjes and Pollard (and if they didn't get it, Kingy and Quickie did); and Shreevy, whether bringing ball to ground in crunching tackles and mopping up behind the play, to doing the freakish up front. And when it mattered in the third stanza, Searly's two steadying goals in amongst a ten goal barrage. To top it off, McMahon's debut suggested we've found a hard nut of size and skill (and the potential to bulk bill).
Shielas had a win again, and still have a percentage of infinity. The Magoos were a chance all day in a high quality game. And the Colts in their own words "had got ahead of themselves."
Tipster: Pedro (55) still by a nose with his mates the Johnsons (54) one back tucked in on the rail. Classy pack of 5 one further back on 53. Bit of movement in the Pelaton by Nola Wilkinson, Robbie Matthews and Brendan Sexton who all tallied 7 from 8. So did the Bater in a welcome return to form. Rob and Nola missed on the Swannies while Brendan and Bater took the Demons.
Best comeback was by Lynda Dicko who took the Dogs, Tigers and Zorkos and still came up with 5. Al Lawson is back on the Giants - he also picked Port to win the bye???? Rob Bechan Jnr unlike most Carringbush supporters used lots of words to score a 4, and Rad Sheers was thinking like his Dad to bottom out on a 3, as did Fults.
sixteen of us took the Bombers and 17 the Shinboners. These two games were the discriminators for the round.
We averaged 5.2 from the 8 while the world's biggest tipping comp ESPN (543,501 punters) averaged 4.6 Our leader is on 55, while ESPN's is on 60. ESPN gender averages are 45.8 and 45.1 males and females respectively. I'm not game to compute our gender splits at this stage.
Leading averages by Australasian geographic region are as follows. SA 46.3, WA 46.1, New Zuland 45.9, NT 45.8, Rest of World 45.6, Tas 45.5, ACT and Vic 45.4, Qld 44.6, NSW 44.5 Our average is 48. Clearly we are a superior sub-Qld group and would be better if Muzza Williams on 47 (in Vic) could do better. As Guru Bob might've said "In times of doubt in the Tipping Temple Muzza has the face of a tipster who is always trying to remember what he was thinking about when he reported Russell Crow."
12 yet to pay.
Hope this is not coming to you on Windows 10.
Broadie: Women are undefeated with a percentage of 1000000; Colts undefeated; Magoos went down in uninspiring exhibition; Good win by the Ones in greasy conditions. Two match ups proving to be match winners Roysey v Brittain and Kingy v Trewhella.
We are building, building. Great to see all willing to tackle. Still having nightmares watching Mitch Brewer hang time in second stanza. BOG 3 from 3, guess who? And for that, a great big Happy Mothers' Day to Mrs Shreeve. Please have more.
Young Jack Boston showed a clean pair of hands.
Roll on 'Siders on their dung heap.
Who'd be a coach? Ran into BA at the Q Centre yesterday multi tasking with post game analysis phone calls to coaching team while grocery shopping. Loaded up with toilet rolls, celery and other stuff that was covered, he had checked out and was a good furlong from the chick when he was accosted by a fellow shopper.
Yep, he had switched shopping trolleys with the disgruntled gentleman. It was the large packet of toilet rolls that had him confused while he was discussing Liam Nelson's near death experience.
Tipping: Year of the Upset? New leader. Pedro has strung together 7s to be out in front on his Pat Malone on 49. Mother Wollerman has had her shocker for the season?? And she is in a group of 6 one back. Best tally was 7 by Mangus, Trewavas, Hunt and Pedro.
No one went for the demons; Mangus, Pedro, Josh D and Rad Sheers took Freo and moi, the Moran Bros, Brendan Sexton, Peter Hunt and Lynda Dicko selected the Bombers.
Lynda is 'wearing the pants' in her all male family. Chris Littlechild has embarrassed two generations of Littlechilds in recent weeks. Coop leads the younger brigade in Judd Arthur, Luke Frawley and Thomas Howard.
Shorten and Turnbull at 41 each in the only poll that counts, and in remembering Lou Richards, the Kiss of Death is on 33.
Hawthorn v Sydney GF?
QAFL: In the Battle of the Beaches, Palmy spanked Broady in the Ones and Magoos. The Colts ground out a win while the Women travelled north to wallop Coomera.
We would've been baring our rears in Broady Mall if we'd been playing pool. The Ones wanted the nut but couldn't seem to find an avenue for the air conveyance away from the packs (old English for stoppages), or find space or player from which to bother the scoreboard attendant.
Reckon if we had viewed the game from height, might've commented on players not executing with much tactical nous. We looked hemmed in on the slimmer deck.
Cannot figure why Shreevy was ousted by GC17!! He should be playing in Shanghai Round 8. The Grand Old Duke of Brewer, and Roysey from the Yepoon swans put a range of their considerable skills on display.
TIPSTER: In the words of the celebrity White House celebrity Press Secretary: "Trumped again. You can't pick a winner if you don't know what a winner is, or words to that effect."
No Tipster on page one did better than a 4. Most of us were zip and 5 prior to the Doggies 'n Tiges Saturday night.
Pedro picked 7 including the Blues, Beagles and Saints treble to be the best for this round. And has moved onto page 1. For the most part it is 'situation normal' so put away the instruments of self harm.
Chris Barlow, Rad Sheers and Chris Littlechild came up with 6's with Rad pulling the SUNs, Saints and Blue Baggers from under his cushion, while Chris and Chris came home with a wet sail of tips to add to their Saints and/or SUNs and/or Blues.
Ten pulled the Blues from somewhere, nine punters tipped the Saints, five gave the SUNs and Beagles the nod
Only one punter- BA - tipped North, and further, he only submitted 5 tips and yet tallied 4. The Saints was his other stab in the dark.
Chris Barlow paid and had his best round of the season. Take the hint please.
Next week the SUNs are in China to beat up Port Adelaide. We wonder which mogul Mandarin will buy the winners??
Round 6 Update
Taylor Matthews card was found in the drawer and he scored a 5 to take him above his Dad Rob and Uncle Brad.
The zero tipster has entered an appeal, or at least his Mum has, as all Mums should. Apparently she miss typed one of his selections ADELAIDE as RICHMOND. Sounds a bit like the dog ate the homework but we'll go with it and allocate 1 to josh D, on the understanding this does not set a precedent similar to British Common Law. We are a Kangaroo Court handing out summary justice according to whim. And the whim, this week was sympathetic because Broadie had a win, and because frankly, Josh is a fair way behind Mother Wollerman and company.
QAFL: Four from four on Match Day.
We were lucky to get away with the points in the seniors. Surfers had more at the contest and continually won the clearances at a frenzied pace. Their game plan appeared to flummox us. Fortunately their kicking didn't.
I have magnanimously been in a monogamous relationship for a bloody long time but given an option of polygamy I would propose to Shreevy but for the brutal tackles he lays!
Josh O'Connell, you might be next. Like Tommy Mitchell, if there was a footy hidden at the Ord Minnet Oval yesterday, he found it.
Onward to Palmy next week.
Like the senior game yesterday, had lots of us fooled with only three selecting the Pies (Perko, B-T-B and son Jye - these rusted on woodsmen don't really 'tip' they just 'take') and 4 going for the blues baggers (Sam and Chris Littlechild, BA and Double 'L'). Surprisingly 15 tipped the Saints. Only one tipster found the Melb, Pies, Crows Sunday treble (Brett the Butcher).
BA had an opening bid of GWS, Sainters and Blues but then faltered like us all. Most salvaged a 5 with Barry Holland, Scotty Abercrombie, Jye Smith and Rob Bechan Snr gaining valuable points with 7 each. The common denominator for them was Sydney and Geebung except for Jye who went down on Essendon and Sydney.
Freo fooled few.
It is with a heavy heart that we report the first zero of the season who will not be publicly shamed until the results are posted on the website and at the clubhouse.
And would the Matthews family please sort out who is giving Taylor's tips. No submission this round which means an allocation of zero thanks to the causer of the heavy heart.
The Leader Board is still headed by Mother Wollerman, who I'm informed, was born a stab pass from the birthplace of the Warden of the Cinque Ports, who for those who are not baby boomers, would watch his beloved Blue Baggers from the front seat of his Rolls Royce, on the top of the stand at Princes Park. I'm wondering if Mother communes with Ming's spirit when tipping?
Movers up this week: Coop Wilko or as he is become known around the house as "Back off Dad these are my tips!" And Taylor Haley who is back at work and probably has more time to work on his weekly entries. Barry Holland makes page 1.
As Donald Trump and the Guru say " Information is what you get from FOX current affairs, knowledge may occasionally be found in newspapers, and wisdom is what you get when you avoid both or commune with Pig Iron Bob."
Big night Sat at season launch. A quietly confident room.
Revelation that BA and coaching staff are all volunteers. Pretty unique in a comp at this level. That's 25+ hours/week commitment plus thinking time all week. We also know that BA in particular and Spence make significant contributions to building works goods and services.
And the volunteer Life Member known as Perko had his annual meeting with wife Heather over Easter.
Many thanks to Joy Johnson for tallying the cards during my time in Perth.
Let the games begin next Sunday at Ord Minnett Oval.
AFL fixture cards are in and will be available in the drawer by Wednesday afternoon. If you find you have not been issued one, improvise and let me know - reckon I've got it covered.
Mother Wollerman disappointed with an 8 but took over the lead with a total of 36; one back is Matty who has discovered his father does not have the good inside oil; following them on 34 are the Johnsons, Taylor Haley (who is taking advice from Knox), and Coop Wilko.
In an amazing get Fults picked the card this round, must be listening to/watching Marngrook and it just goes to show the Guru was correct: "that those who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who really do"
Al Lawson has dropped off the Giants and is back on the Tiges.
Pedro has a new moniker 'Bilko' - his unshared racing tips are far superior to those on two leg beings.
JD has been hung out to dry by his family members
The only player, Squiz, is on page 1
The only Treasurer Nathan Hobley counted his best so far with an 8, as did Mark Vowles who stupidly got back on his beloved Pies. It was the Pies and Beagles that let most down this round.
Bringing up the rear on 4 was Brett-the-Butcher who is struggling for the first time in 3 seasons and Chris Barlow who struggles because he is a west coast tragic.
We would appreciate payments this week including myself. All committed, not all paid up as yet. Bit like the Palmer United Party.
PS I could get on the swannies this week. What about you Rad, and GA?
Thank you for your holiday wishes - mine didn't come true.
Would you believe the QAFL kicks off next week - and we don't figure given the bye! It's the twilight zone. But you can help get us off to a start by attending the jumper presentation Sat night at the clubrooms 6.30pm. And next week's headline will be CATS WIN BIG.
Anybody remember former Broadie ruckman Mitch Andrews? Watched him running around for Mangus' mob Claremont last Friday - had a paid up Angus on my left (former coach) and a never to be paid up Angus on my right (son and only heir). South Freo won in a canter but Mitchy would still get a game with us.
Shinboners, Maybloomers and Blooders: As Guru Bob or the White House Press Secretary was/is wont to say "Life is sport, sport is life. To breathe is to barrack. That is all. Don't answer back. Don't argue. No more questions."
Matty Littlechild still hanging in and has been joined by Mother Wollerman by virtue of her full card. We have organised a photo of said Mrs Wollerman, Nola Wilkinson and the Johnsons (others to pick the card twice) and forwarded to Jupiters casino. Their facial recognition software will ensure NO ENTRY to these fortunate punters.
A few going early for the roughies: Stu Dalgleish, Rad Sheers, Chris Littlechild, Jye Smith and I went for Collingwood.
Newcomers Sandy McDonald and Tales are right up there. Which is not bad for a Zorkos supporter and Head Teacher respectively. Ever wonder what a school principal does hidden away in their office? And Coops has leap-frogged his Wilko grand parents to early prominence while uncle Mark wallows on page 3.
Mangus paid and went from a 2 to a 7. Think about it.
Round 5: Those who usually submit by cards have UTAB card fixtures named and numbered. If for some reason you wish to submit by card and do not find one in the drawers, improvise like Muzza Williams (in town for Easter). Otherwise email or text.
Important stuff first. Bob and Maree Walters are grandparents! A son to Sam (Broadbeach team of the decade back in the day from memory) and Belinda. Scariest aspect - Stork/Stalk is now an uncle.
AND, the Broadie teams finally had a hit out v Labrador on Sat. Passed all tests I'm informed.
Detail is lacking in this report as I'm in Perth collecting the $50 from Mangus and a tax deduction to see my son (I'm still paying him pocket money). Mangus is a bother as his 2 means he's paying at a rate of a dollar a win for the season. Tales is giggling all the way.
A good round for bringing the field back. Sam Littlechild and Dani Killey topped the list with 6. Good comeback by Dani who opened the season with a 1.
Good pick-ups: Squiz saw something in Freo; Red Edge and Rob Bechan Snr had a hot tip from the Blue Baggers; and BA, Sam Littlechild, Josh Dicko, Tales and moi sniffed the wind at Metricon Stadium.
Very satisfying to see Wilko's son-in-law take the swannies. First time he has gone past his beloved Pies.
The only poll worth worrying about is tipping and Zinger Shorten picked up 5 to total 15 and Agile Mal scored 3 to tally 14. Meanwhile Syria, the US of A, Iran, Russia and the Rest of the World cannot sort out who's playing who.
Regards from the west where we saw the bloods (Sth Freo) cream West Perth.
Clearly the bar was lowered for this round. 12 of our punters picked the card. (And Pres. Perko is not happy. ) I will make arrangements with Perko for collection of ale awards or in the case of Coops, something non alcoholic (unless mum or dad can convince Coop.....). Inter staters and BrisVegas residents present a different challenge but one that we will solve over the season.
Carringbush led us astray with 25 falling for them while the Hawks seduced 19 of us.
Outstanding losses to Lobba and Dani Killey who thought the Wellers (Freo) would get up, but they pale into insignificance to Lynda D's Carlton. Not even Rad Sheers went near that.
Our ave was 7.6 as was the average of Oz's biggest comp of 530, 832. Personally I am sitting at position 51,832. Our leader is on 16 and would you believe there are 6 punters in the Oz comp that have perfect totals of 18 to this point. I think the White House Press Secretary is one of 'em.
Two members of the Wilko family picked 9 and the one who didn't was the big fella. Coops and Nola are hot on Bryan's heels. The Matthews family have father and son Rob 'n Taylor streaking Uncle Brad;
Matt Littlechild is too far ahead of Sam, Steve and Chris to touch;
The Dickos are bunched with Josh in front , Lynda and JD one back and dicko 2 out and 2 back;
Bechans are Snr and Jnr in that order, as are the Smiths, while the Arthurs are confounding with GA 1 behind son and grandson
Rough rule that current coaches - except for BA - are better at this game than the ex or older coaches. Taylor Haley 14 (Suns academy), Fults 13, Pedro 12, Mangus 10 (and he left the Wellers alone this round), and BA on a lazy 9.
In keeping with the times: TIPSTERW
Mother Wollerman leads Nola Wilko and Maree Walters/Lynda D
Moran Bros of Melb (brunswick) 9 from 9. This from the lads who have tipped the Bombers every week since Hirdy ordered the first batch from Danks. Well deserved.
PS: Some nameless GM thoughtfully asked me on Sat for the telephone code for Sydney. No worries but I hope neither of us is phoning Melbourne next week!
PPS: $50 please.
Dani Killey you don't want to know 'em.
What about my prediction of a difficult round. It was a 'Barry Crocker'. And thanks for your feedback on that...............wahtever. None of our tipsters bothered the ale stores and only 45 of 510, 783 in Australia's biggest comp tipped the card. That's an effective zero percent. And our result mirrored their average of 4.3 winners!
The feature of the round was FAKE saturday. Most were pretty happy pre saturday but then BANG: 55 of us went for the bloods; 35 for the Saints; and 46 for both the Hawks and BOSTOs. Sunday was OK with our favourites getting up and a significant group of 24 opting for the CROWS over the Flag favourite!
The genius who picked against the Bloods was Chris Littlechild but then again he tipped the Blues so we're guessing all his tips were guesses.
A few tipped the DEMONS - ZORKOs double including Labba, Rob Bechan Snr, Josh D and Matty Littlechild.
Apart from the BOMBER tragics like the Melb Moran Bros., umpire Muzza, coach BA and ex coach Mangus went with 'feelings'. Others to tip with feeling were Wilko who is two up on Nola; and Bob Walters who had a personally satisfying one over Maree. Can't remember when that last happened - DEMONS over the SAINTS we mean.
Beware Lobba, the Johnsons (boring), Wilko, Mother Wollerman, Josh D, Pedro, Taylor Haley (dragged screaming to the comp), newcomer Red Edge, and Sandy McDonald. Don't beware Dani Killey or indeed his challenger Big Al Lawson.
And Peter Hunt is an unknown. But he has paid, and so should you.
Wisdom is a searing temptress and at Broadie it is said that all roads to wisdom lead to the Team and Media Manager's office. Take a bow MATTY LITTLECHILD a seven for. Missed out on the LIONS and PORT.
PS Predictably Australia and IRAQ battled for a draw. Nothing changed there since the first Gulf invasion???
Perko, what you didn't know.
Fults, 637 and the past
Noticed the Bully hopped on Fults re his Robina comeback. Reminded us of the day he went in front of Ray Hughson to become second on the all time QAFL goal kicking ladder.
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TWENTY YEARS AGO TODAY......THE BROADY CATS CAME OUT TO PLAY.... LET ME INTRODUCE TO YOU (Think Beatles)
2016 celebrates the twentieth anniversary of footy's holy grail - a ThreePeat in one day! In 1996, our farewell season to the Gold Coast Australian Football League, our Seniors, Ressies and Colts won flags on the hallowed turf of the Cattery. The photo in the slider above is the senior squad of the day. Click here for an expanded view with names attached. Crank up the zoom.
We have also developed a self explanatory summary of the 1996 season in four parts. In them you will find familiar and legendary names associated with the club. A good read will get your knowledge of this rare achievement up to speed for the reunion. Click here for Part I, here for Part II, here for Part III, and here for Part IV. You may need to zoom to read the newspaper clippings.
Part I references a 1996 Grand Final Day Cats Whisper. Click here for selected pages of that document with August and Sept lead-in scores, goals and best players for all three grades.
If you have any memorabilla, particularly of the Ressies and Colts, let's know and we can add to our archives. Any discrepancies between documents, archives and memories may be attributed to the Bully, alcohol or tired eyes of today's or yesteryears' generation.
Having read all that you might be interested in the document about our entry into the QAFL in 1997. This was published on the web site mid season 2015. Click here
The Cult of Personality. Click here
The Bloke who ran 320 half marathons, half the time going backwards: Murray Williams. Click here
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