Traing kicks off the 28th of November at 5:45pm at Ord Minnett Oval. Training will run on Tuesday and thursday before christmas for 7 sessions.
APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN
Broadbeach AFC are now accepting applications for the following for season 2018:
- Reserves Coach (non-playing)
- Colts u18 Coach
- High Performance Manager
For more on these positions please click here
Broadbeach AFC invites all senior and colts for the commencement of the 2018 pre-season beginning on Tuesday the 28th of November. Key Information:
- Training starts at 5:45pm at Ord Minnett Oval.
- Training will run for 7 session before Christmas on Tuesday's and Thursday's.
- Bring a good pair of runners, towel and a change of clothes in case of any pool sessions.
Any queries or for more information please contact General Manager Jason Cotter (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Senior Coach Brett Andrews (email@example.com). Or feel free to message through the page. See you all on the 28th to kick start the 2018 season!!! GO CATS #herecomethecats
Broadbeach AFC wishes Xavier McMahon and Jason Sharp all the best for 2018 as both players have signed elsewhere. Good News is Xavier has signed with Southport for the 2018 season which sees him as one of our supplementary players from the NEAFL list. Jason Sharp has moved home to North Ringwood AFC after 2 seasons for the cats. Good Luck to both players and thank your for your services.
STELLAR SEASON SEES CATS REAPPOINT ANDREWS
Broadbeach AFC are delighted to announce the reappointment of senior coach Brett Andrews for season 2018. Andrews in 2017 took the cats from 7th to a preliminary final and was crowned the QAFL Coach of the Year. "BA and fellow assistant coaches will continue to guide and support the playing group towards success and Brett is excited for the upcoming season" said General Manager Jason Cotter. Cotter also confirmed the reappointment of Tim Deacon, Scott Abercrombie and Dave Edwards as assistant coaches. Korey Fulton has accepted to position as assistant coach again but he and partner Brooke are awaiting the arrival of their 4th child and Korey will will confirm soon if time commitments will allow. Bring on 2018!
RICHARD DUNN REAL ESTATE SUPPORTS THE 2018 BAFC SEASON
The BAFC is pleased to announce a newly formed partnership with Richard Dunn Real Estate. Richard is a local buisness and a man who lives in the local area and will be an avid cats supporter. Richard has teamed up with the Raine & Horne Mermaid office allowing local home owners to list their properties to a large national data base of buyers on the internet and within the brand. Richard also offers excellent opportunities for sellers and for investors to support the club. For all members and friends of the club, every property listing referred through the club, will benefit the club financially in a transparent and positive way. Check out the full details and contacts here.
NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH PERRY PAVING
Broadbeach AFC are pleased to be partnering with local business Perry Paving and Landscaping for season 2018. As a part of the partnership we have formed with Sam and the team at Perry Paving - If you mention Broadbeach AFC when using Perry Paving they will donate 10% of the invoice to the club! Check out some of their work - Here: https://www.facebook.com/Perry-Paving-736507399846286/?fref=ts
JIM STUBBS TROPHY HAS A NEW CHAMPION
Evan Panozza has taken out the 2017 Jim Stubbs Trophy in his first season in the blue and white. It was a 3 man race in the count after a stellar start by Luke Shreeve polling 43 votes out of a possible 45 votes it was all Panozza, Neal and Darcy Dienjes. It was Evan who got the chocolates with 107 votes followed by Benji Neal with 88 votes and in 3rd was Darcy Dienjes with 75 votes. There was a great crowd at the Broadbeach Sports Club for the Jim Stubbs club Champions Night to see all the new winners crowned. Tayler Rolfe gained his first Harry Kennan Trophy for reserves best and fairest holding out all comers by 8 votes. Jacob Sholl was crowned colts best and fairest winning by a whopping 59 votes. Tara Smith was crowned the inurgral Joy Johnson Trophy winner for the women's best and fairest! Full Award Winners Here.
JIM STUBBS CLUB CHAMPIONS NIGHT
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GROGAN MEDAL RECAP
Coach of the Year - Brett Andrews
Syd Guilford Nominees - Robert Blood & Luke Shreeve
Rising Star Nominees - Jack O'Shea & Hayden Carthew-Zimmer
Team of the Year
- Luke Shreeve (Half Forward Flank)
- Evan Panozza & Benji Neal (Interchange)
Administrator of the Year - Dale Perkins
CATS FALL TO TIGERS
Broadbeach lost this past Saturday and have been eliminated from the 2017 QAFL season finishing 3rd for the first time since 2004. The tigers caught the cats out of the blocks leading at quarter time but it was a cats comeback in the 2nd which saw the game sitting 3 points apart. But the reigning premiers don't lie down and kicked 11 3rd quarter goals to demorilse the cats. Acadmey product Connor Nutting booted 5 goals and played 40 percent of the game in the backline after the cats lost James Royes through injury in the 2nd. Ryan Pantic was brilliant in the midfield and Kwaby Boakye was great down back. The cats won the last quarter but still were defeated.
SS Loans Preliminary Final Team
Seniors 2pm v Labrador Tigers at Labrador AFL Sports Club . In: Spackman, Panozza, King and Out: McMahon (suspended), Sheers, Kempe. The club will play in their first preliminary Final tomorrow at 2pm since 2004. The cats will be looking to jump the tigers and use their pace to beat the tiger. Be there in your blue and white and cheer the mighty cats on! #makebroadbeachgreatagain
CATS INTO THE PRELIM
Broadbeach have qualified for their first preliminary final in 11 years this past Sunday by defeating Morningside by 34 points in front of 1000 people at Ord Minnett Oval. The cats were too good in the second half. Ryan Pantic was named SS Loans Man of the Match. Eddie Sansbury kicked 6 goals in a dominating performance up forward! The crowd was up and about as the final siren sounded and the cats song blasting around Ord Minnett Oval. The colts went down early to go out in straight sets against PBC. We play Labrador next week at Cooke Murphy Oval on Satuirday at 2pm!
SAVE THE DATE
The Jim Stubbs Best and Fairest Night will be at the Broadbeach Sports Club on the 7th of October. Details to come.
CRUCIAL MISSES COST CATS THE GAME THEY HAD
Broadbeach were all over the lions for their final at Salk Oval jumping them with a couple goal headstart. Broadbeach led at every change and held the lead until the 28th minute mark in the last quarter when the umpire paid a contrervsial free kick gifting Palm Beach the goal and icing the result. The third QTR was when the cats had the chance to put them away but failed booting 4.7. In the last QTR is was undiscpline acts which cost the cats in the end. Academy product Connor Nutting kicked 4 and was outstanding earning the SS Loans Man of the Match. Jason Sharp was great across the back line and Benji Neal was heavily tagged all day but still managed to have a impact in the game. BA implored the players on a great game they played but the 5 minutes of brain fades cost the team. This week we take on morningside at home and will be looking to get Adam Spackman, Ryan Pantic, Eddie Sansbury and big Mitch Brewer all up and firing to bolster the line up.
Former Broadbeach star has claimed his 3rd Brisbane Lions Best and Fairest tallying up his b and f count to 7 senior Best and Fairest. Incredible achievment. Also named All Australian Half Forward flank. Congrats Tinka!
CATS SWING 2 CHANGES BEFORE BIG QUALIFYING FINAL
Broadbeach have made 2 changes this week for their clash with Palm Beach this Saturday. Academy Product Connor Nutting comes back into the side along with ruckmen Jesse Esam. 2 changes this week is the lowest for the senior side this year and provides good stability coming into finals. The two outs are Jai Lyons who did not qualify for finals and Damien Burke who was omitted. The colts are bolstered strongly and will be looking to beat Morningside for the second week in a row.
Undeafeted champions our BAFC womens side. The girls won by 19 points defeating Kedron for the 4th time this season. Beth McLaughlin was awarded best on ground in the grand final. Photos to come.
CATS FINISH THIRD IN SENIORS AND COLTS
Broabeach Cats seniors have finished 3rd for the first time since 2004! The cats conquered Morningside at home to defeat them by 28 points. The game was set up in the first 10 seconds when Kelly Kuagla nailed the cats first goal and set the game a light finishing with 5 goals. The cats 3rd QTR polished off Morningside with dominant displays again from Benji Neal and Evan Panozza. The cats finished off the game with minimal rotations and conceded the last QTR. The win put the team into 3rd place and sets up a qualfying final between us and Palm Beach this Saturday. The reserves finished off the year with another defeat and finish up 6th. In a nice touch, club playing Life Member Korey Fulton knocked up his 200th club game. The colts were too good early for the top side Morningside and defeated them by 6 points late to get away with the win and push themselves to 3rd.
100 CLUB SUCCESS
Thanks you to all the supporters who bought a ticket in this year's 100 club and came along to support the day. The food was catered by wonderful sponsor Mario's and the day was good with most of the people utilising the drinks package at the Broadbeach Sports Club. Congratulations to all Peter Hunt with number 42, second place went to number 122 and that was the host of the day CUMMO and 3rd place was number 7 which was owned by Matt Spencer and Richard Kerr and luckily enough for spence he picked his own number. A great day was had by all!
BAD DAY FOR BROADBEACH
Broadbeach have been deafeted in all 3 grades yesterday by Labrador. The seniors started a bullet to gate scoring the first 4 goals with Evan Panozza scoring his first goal for the club and Mitch Brewer kicking 1 in his return. Labrador piled a few on but the cats led by 7 points at Half Time. A lot of descions throughout the game accumaleted in a few goals against Broadbeach and wasn't helping us on the scoreboard. SS Loans Man of the Match went to Jason Sharp who is hitting some form before finals. But the game was soured by injuries and poor officiating. Injuries to Nick Burton before the game, Luke Shreeve who has ruptured his AC joint and is unfortunately been ruled out for the year, Liam Nelson (sternum) and Jesse Esam who hurt his ankle in the 3rd QTR. The resevres blew their finals chances with a 107 point defeat to Labrador and the colts are shaky in 3rd place after losing by 17 points.
This weekend Ryan Dienjes will be celebrating 100 senior games for Broadbeach. The Jim Stubbs Trophy winner will take on Labrador at Labrador this Saturday at 2pm for his 100th game. Congratulations Ryan and we look forward to the next few for the Broadbeach Cats!
BAFC WOMENS SIDE CREATE HISTORY SEALING GRAND FINAL POSITION
Broadbeach women's have created history becoming the first women's side to make finals, first BAFC womens side to win a final and first BAFC womens side to gain a position in a grand final. The girls smashed Kedron by 44 points in their semi final in front of 200 people at Ord Minnett Oval. The girls played well and deserve their position in the GF. In a sour note for the match Kedron only provided 16 players which made Broadbeach only able to field 20 players meaning coach Rohan Toll had to leave out 2 more players. Probably not the best rule from AFLQ prohibiting women to play sport mind you prohibiting anyone to play sport is not good and is one to be reviewed?!? Go Ladie CATS!
Seniors - 3rd
Reserevs - 6th
Colts - 4th
Womens - PREMIERS
RESULTS: See QAFL results link above masthead for all results. Click on link, then click RESULTS for Seniors, Reserves, QWFA Div. 2 or Colts
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QAFL: We let the Siders back in. Clearly the superior side was us. Spectator value too with Kelly 'twinkle toes' Kaugla, Benji Neale's dashing clearances, the old bloke Evo in a new role, and Darcy Dienjes killing of the high balls into Abbey 'n Mitchell et Al. Quickie has Abbey's number and Kingie took care of Mitchell.
Nice to see footy is still footy - Spackers was on the end of a few from his ex team..
Finished third - without the recruitment crew coup of 2017 - and will take on Palmy at Palmy who were touched up big time by Sandgate. Remarkable roller coaster ride this season given the coaches and players had to contend with a turnover of 52 players and around one third team changes each week. All are to be congratulated.
A selector's nightmare approaches.
Best thing on show in the Twos was the celebration of Fults' 200th club game (197 in the Ones and 3 in the Twos this year) in which time you can add 10 Reserves goals to the Gazillion he amassed in the ones to be the second highest ever in the QAFL. They finished 6th, just off the pace.
Colts snuck in by a goal and finished third. Maybe a little too defensive in the final stanza. They will rock up to the same opponent in their first final, I think.
The Ladieeez faced Kedron, again, in the Big Dance. Kedron mob looked like they had gained plenty since the second semi in terms of numbers and personnel, but we completed the perfect season. Well done to all and let's hope the Seniors and Colts can bring home a couple of other flags for 2017.
Special Mention: Tink has been named in the All Australian Squad (to be reduced to 22)
Tipster: Provisional standings, subject to appeal.
A conservative 7 from Coop, a swashbuckling 5 from Scotty and a brilliant 8 from myself settled the podium positions.
1st Back-Off-Dad Coop $1200
Eq 2nd Scott Abercrombie and Rick Trewavas $450 each
Eq 4th Surprised Saint, Mick Williams and Howie $200 each
Eq 7th Robbie Matthews, Nola Wilkinson and Dicko $50 each
Asked to comment, Coop replied in finest Guru style "I came, I tipped, I conquered. And I shall become responsible."
Thank you linesmen, thank you ball boys.
QAFL: Best performance of the day was Raymond and Joyful's 45th wedding anniversary. For Ray that is 45 years a single bloke and 42 a married yoke making 87 as a Doggie. A lady doesn't tell.
The business stanza beat us. For the rest we took it right up to Labrador. Benji Neale's second quarter sausage roll bent more than Beckham. Takes courage, or a sling tackle, to aim that wide of the behind post. Great goal. Kingy played the smart game on the Hall unit. Just stood off him until the ball was in play and then contested. When it wasn't lace up he had Big Bad Barry appealing to the adjudicator. Took him to ground and ran off him and the zone on numerous occasions to set up a foray into our forward line.
We are a chance! Screw the medical report. But as Guru Bob once said: Remember the words of General Custer as he witnessed the total annihilation of his troops at Little Big Horn "I think you'll see a completely different side next week."
Injuries permeated through to the Colts and Magoos who both played in a parallel universe and suffered un-Broadie like defeats. Colts still have the finals to look to.
100 CLUB: Tipster Hunt who had chucked in the towel in the tipping, got more bang for his buck by taking out the big'un. Runner-up was an ex CHF who sometimes does a Glen Campbell impersonation although we hope the act is not up to date!
INTERNATIONAL CUP: Ace Oea, who is qualified to play for the Colts in the finals, was named BOG in the Grand Final when the PNG Mosquitos won back-to-back flags. They pipped the Kiwis by a point. Ace was also named in the WORLD SIDE, beat that you ALL AUSTRALIANS
Tipster: Back-Off-Dad Coop and Scotty are doing a 2 step alternating the lead. Scotty's big 8 took him one past Coop's 131. So it comes to the final round and both will take their nerves of suspect steel up against Surprised Saint (caught by CCTV this week double handling his card), Mick Williams and moi, (each on 129); plus Grandpa Walters, The Headmaster, Robbie Matthews and Nola (128ers) all of who will be looking for that certain roughie or three. Howie, Dicko, Luke Frawley and Trent Arthur (on 127) are next in line but the bookies are offering them to name your own odds.
Eight was the best with the Bater providing the worst score of 4. Twenty three foresaw the Swans and Port, while Chris Littlechild had a brain fade and was the only punter to like the BLUES. Four took the SUNS and half a dozen unnamed, including 2 Sandgropers, one an ex-coach, thought Ross Lyons was still a coach.
Leader comparisons: ESPN Trucka 140; Us Scotty Abercrombie132; Fairfax Press Caroline Wilson 129; Murdoch Press Chris Cavanagh 129; ABC Coco The Guinea Pig 122; House of Reps Top Hat and Zinger both on 115
QAFL: After a scrappy first stanza, another day at the office to confirm a finals berth. We'll deal with Labrador next week (and celebrate Ryan Dienjes 100 senior games at Broadie), while the Maggies and Palmy will fix up the Siders and Mounties respectively paving the way for a third spot finish.
Spackers showing class, Shreevy's courageous mark just before the long break, and Roysey's third quarter shepherd to allow Zim to continue a blistering 5 bounce run caught the eye. As did the clubhouse tellies on Sat night - no fair dinkum footy, instead the NRL???
The Magoos looked to be in charge but fell away to lose a clutch match. Have to knock over two top five sides by a gazillion and then look to the Siders to thrash the Tiges. Colts have consolidated third spot and can go deep.
The ladieez are in the big dance after a commanding performance under lights.
Tipster: Six punters took my advice and therefore seven picked the card. Rob and Taylor Matthews (father and son) were among them while uncle Brad let the family down by missing out on the Doggies. Trent and Judd Arthur (also father and son) and grand father GA were guilty of exactly the same crime.
Scotty (7) dropped one to Back-Off-Dad Coop (8) to relinquish the lead to Coop once again. They are out in front by the proverbial furlong at this stage of the season (125 and 124 respectively) and cool heads are called for. Three old and ugly heads are next on 122: Bob Walters, Mick Williams and Surprised Saint. On 121 and with a slim chance are The Headmaster, Rob Matthews and yours truly.
Matt Littlechild, in the face of an ugly grudge with Treasurer, returned to some form with an 8 - he should've had a 9 but forgot to tip the Demons Saints clash. Speaking of Clashes only 3 tipsters went for the deposed coach theory and tipped the SUNs. Tiges and Saints upset most with 30 selecting the former and 17 the latter. Rusted on pies supporters were popular which led partly to Jnr Bechan pulling in front of Snr.
As Guru Bob once uttered "Many Tipsters are called but only a few can win the week's holiday for two on the Gold Coast."
QAFL: A crushing weekend with an average winning margin of 109 points across the Ones, Magoos and Colts.
Eddie Sansbury had the ball on the proverbial string and bagged 6. He plays basketball, tunnel ball and footy simultaneously. He is our leading seniors goalkicker for the season on 15 from 6 games.
In the Magoos Squiz had a day out in his new blond helmet and kicked 10 to bring his seasons total to 41 from 11. And great to see Seb Fahey return with a classy second half. 'Twas a day for forwards as Colt Zac Palmer found the vertical erections 8 times in 3 quarters of footy.
The Ladieez have won something or other that should properly be termed 'finishing on top of the ladder'. Their quest for an historic flag begins next week: keep your eyes out for game day and time at Ord Minnett.
Tipster: It's hotting up in the kitchen. Back-Off-Dad Coop, Surprised Saint, Bob Walters, The Headmaster, Red Ege and Lobba all had perfect cards. The upshot of which is joint leadership (117) between Coop, and Scotty who gambled on the SUNs; Surprised Saint (115) consolidated second place, while Bob Walters and The Headmaster are in contention at equal third (with great mate Mick Williams) and fourth respectively.
Bob's recovery since mid season has coincided with grandfathership which makes one much much wiser. Luke Frawley's 8 saw him leap amongst others, Pedro and Wilko who both crashed ignominiously, while Red Edge finds himself in unknown territory on page 1 of the leader board.
A few wild attempts at picking outsiders resulted in some lower tallies but it appears the contenders are keeping their powder dry. As the guru might've said: "So little time, so little to pick."
Welcome back to Broadbeach Muzza and Cleo Williams - we understand Dave of the Moran Bros turned real estate agent and the Williams have a line of sight to Ord Minnett from their new abode which is a long long way from Melbourne dockside.
Best wishes to the Footescray mob who have had better weeks: Stan Rose has had a fall and had a couple of supine hours until he was found. Then his great mates the Johnsons decided to go out in sympathy, and timed their exit from Bunnings to coincide with a red light runner on Bermuda St.. Ray and Joy were knocked around and extremely lucky to survive in reasonable shape. Their car didn't!
QAFL: Don't ask. Except for the Ladieez who thus far have completed the home and away season UNDEFEATED.
Ones pipped at the post; Magoos fixed up well and truly, and the Colts, despite an encouraging last stanza, went down by 3 goals. While watching ex Broadie Ruckman Mitch Andrews play for Claremont - went down by 4 pts - in the company of ex Broadie coach Mangus, we learned that Brendan Howard should be doing the QAFL blog of the Match of the Day!
Tipster: New Leader Scott Abercrombie (109). Back-off-dad Coop (108) dropped one to Scotty ending (temporarily?) a brilliant run at the head of the field. Completing the leaders pack are Mick Williams on 107 and surprised Saint Barry Holland on 106. The pelaton has 7 on 105, 2 on 104 and 5 on 103 bunched on page one.
Lynda Dicko, Mark Vowles and Rob Bechan Snr astounded the field with 9s from 9 but apart from Lynda will not bother the judges at the end of the straight?
Robbie Matthews found a gap in the pack and moved into contention with a good 8, and page threers Brett-the-Butcher and Thomas Howard also went down by only the one.
Red Edge finally tipped the Tipster.
QAFL: A big win as predicted in my early call with the Moran Bros.. My spies inform me that the boys gave it all and their tanks were empty at the last break. Throw in Shreevy and Nick Burton off and iced up for the last stanza and we did well to hold up the inevitable come back by a side well beaten to that point. Captain Quick a revelation at CHF; Jesse Essam a boon in the ruck; and the PNG lads were very quick and skilful.
Magoos won in a canter with Squiz adding to his worth by 6, while the Colts tasted the bitterness of a 2 point defeat.
The Ladiezz continued on their unbeaten way with one round remaining I believe. History in the making.
Tipster: Nola, Pedro, The Big Fella and The Johnsons crashed and burned while Scotty with a good 7 pulled up alongside Coop on 102. Barry Holland and Mick Williams had par 6s to make their centuries.
Best rounds were Lobba (usually out to lunch), Bob Walters (out to lunch in London), and Luke Frawley (out to get to the lead) who all scored brilliant 8s with Lobba missing on the Tiges, Bob on the Hawks and Luke on Melbourne.
Mother Wollerman was sitting pretty on 6 from 6 until Sad Sunday - 6 from 9 end result.
Haven't heard from Muzza or Jye Smith??
For your next footy BBQ Dave Moran. Speciality to be Dave's footy franks and a can of - you guess. Don't think about it!
Just flush when finished cooking.
QAFL: Bye this week for the Ones, Magoos and Colts. Worth noting Palmy went down to the Mounties. No easy games as we sit fourth behind Lab, Palmy, and Siders.
The Ladiezz did not get ahead of themselves after the Bully spread and are still undefeated (and well travelled).
Tipster: Four big 9s this week. Mick Williams who moved to equal third on 94; Squiz who jumped to one off the leaderboard space on 88; Mangus whose 9 propelled him from cellar dweller to almost respectability on 86; and Double L who is Mick's bookend on 75.
Some good eights - all missing on the Saints - to Pedro, Dicko, Rob Jnr, Perko and Dani 'Where's-your-son-we-need-him' Killey. Pedro moved to equal second on 95 while Dicko is now a player on 92.
Leader on his own is Coop 'back-off-dad' Wilko on 96. Coop has been there for a 2017 record 7 weeks. Equal second and one back are Scotty, Nola and Pedro; while Barry Holland and Mick share third spot on yet another one behind.
Coaches current and past: Scotty 95, Pedro 95, Tales 92, Fults 89, Mangus 86 and BA 77
Females: Nola 95, (Johnsons 92), Mother Wollerman 90, Lynda Dicko 87 and Maree 87
Grudge 1: Dani Killey 83 and Al Lawson 67 Grudge 2: Tales 92 and Mangus 86 Grudge 3: Barry Holland 94 and Brendan Sexton 86
Minors: Coop 96, Luke Frawley 89, Judd Arthur 85 and Thomas Howard 83
Littlechilds: Matt 85, Chris 84, Steve 77 and Sam 75 Wilkinsons: Coop 96, Nola 95, Bryan 92, Mark Vowles 82 and The Bater 82
Matthews: Taylor 91, Rob 90 and Brad 85 Bechans: Sandy McDonald 87, Rob Jnr 87 and Rob Snr 85 Dickos: Chris 92, Lynda 87, Jacob 77 and Josh 74
Smiths: B-T-B 79 and Jye 75 Arthurs: Trent 91, GA and Judd 85 Walters: Bob 90 and Maree 87
Players: Squiz 88 and Mitch Kennedy 87
Umpires: Muzza 84
Game Day Volunteers: The Tipster 93, Johnsons 92, Howie 92, Perko 86, Matt Littlechild 85, Lobba 85, Nathan Hobley 85, Moran Bros 82, Steve L 77, Sam L 75 and Double L 75
Supporter Odds and Sods: Huntie 9, Red Edge 87, Stan Rose (recently back to Footescray) 87, Chris 'Tortoise' Barlow 85, Stuey 84 and Rad 64
Apologies if anyone overlooked.
Mark Thompson pretending he is Denis Pagan
QAFL: Strangely entertaining game, but joyless. Thought we were going to find top gear when Lancaster put us in front early in the final stanza. Couple of last minute big 'outs' in Mitch and Shreevy didn't help the cause, and about 8 blokes are yet to shave.
Lots of intercepts, turnovers, mistakes off the foot and hand by both sides. Maybe our inaccuracy was the bottom line? Darcy D and Ev hunted in packs on their own but Surfers had their equal in their back half. Spackman showed he has plenty to offer.
Surfers #59 made a mockery of wearing shorts! New brains trust spotted hiding behind the canteen signs: Thursday night training regulars Pedro and Board member Pip Palmer deep in conversation.
The Magoos had a good win bolstered by a cameo from Nick Burton, late of the USA, who will probably be released from his constraints for the Magpies following the bye next week. They are knocking on the door of the top five.
Surfers were also trumped by Captain America Lulu, last seen hobbling proudly in his Broadie shirt. Lulu, reportedly the best player in the USA and captain of the USA Revolution is on his way to Melbourne for the Aussie Rules International Cup which is as enjoyable as any and better than most comps.
The Colts continue on their merry way and sit second on percentage to the Panthers. We see them here, we see them there, Colts are everywhere. Playing in all our sides, SUNs top ups, Allies and Academy sides.
The Ladiezz have a percentage of 2447. Tells you all you need to know.
Tipster: Barry Holland has come off the bench when no one was looking and bobbed up with the lucky Chinese 8 to take him to an even luckier Chinese 88 next to Nola, just one behind Coop Back-Off-Dad and Scotty on 89.
One other breakaway group on 87 with two football thinkers, followed by a hard working single on 86. The Pelaton is within range with 7 rounds to go.
There were five Tipsters who picked 8. Barry and Maree Walters who missed the boat on Port; Stuey Dalgleish and the Moran Bros who eyed the Tiger; and Mangus who allowed the Blues to affect him.
All but one punter took the Bloods; the draw was split 38 to the Giants and 16 for the Hawks (3 failed to submit). Only 10 predicted the outrage that was on display at Ethiad on Sat night.
Dicko and Taylor Matthews moved on to the leader board at the expense of Sandy McDonald, who has dropped off for the first time, and Brendan Sexton who returns after a short run.
As the Guru might've said "There are two theories on how to pick the card, but neither works, especially when there is a draw."
Round 17: Take 18 lotto balls, allot each number a team, then select any 9 and send 'em in. It's a doozy.
Broadie: Seniors outclassed in the second half although still only 4 straight kicks in it halfway thru the last stanza. Loved the front row bullocky RL work by Big Mitchy!
Magoos held a handy lead at quarter time which was whittled away over the succeeding three quarters.
Colts had a trio of excitement machines in the PNG lads, which was fortunate as the Hornet fight attracted a significant number of our players. Qld footy??
The Ladieez came home from the Gympie muster with another victory under the belt.
Geebung training at Ord Minnett this Tues and Thursday 9.30 - 11.30am this preparation in preparation for game v Zorkos round 16
National U/18 Womens (Qld; Allies; WA; NSW/ACT; Vic Metro; Vic Country) at Ord Minnett Wednesday 12 July and Friday 14 July commencing 10am
Tipster: On the basis you were not wrong, we have allocated 1 to everyone who tipped either the Cats or Giants. (And FYI 10 tipped the Cats) This, and 2 points for nominating a draw, has been the policy of our comp. over the past few years.
The other policy in play from time to time is that a no-submission round scores you the least number of winners as selected by any of our participants. Failure to submit any one game is scored as a loss.
Wilko went agin the Woods. Nola dropped one, Scotty co-duxed page one with a 6 (Sandy McDonald was the other), and joined Coop in the lead on 83.
Scotty always proffers his $50 with "Here's my donation for the season." Feeling the heat now: a Bomber or a Swan?
Best of the round was Lynda and Dicko with 7s. While you might assume 'pillow talk' was in play, Lynda missed on the Crows and Zorkos while Dicko went sour on the SUNs and Saints.
Never-the-less we are moved to observe as the Guru may have: "If at first you can't find a winner, try try taking the mob your wife/husband first suggested, or your first husband/wife suggested. Up to you."
Brad Matthews was good for 6 and decided to leave the Tiges and Power alone.
Twenty three liked the Hawks; 22 the Saints, 7 selected the Beagles, 4 fluked the Tiges (Mick Williams, Lynda, Dicko and JD) and 3 potential residents of the asylum went for the Zorkos (Stevie Littlechild, Josh D and Dicko)
Thanks for the cooperation by emailers, most of whom took the hint and submitted to my email, rather than my wife's under whose name I sent the Thursday reminder (from the Cooly airport - trouble at home with internet).
Fortunately she forwarded them to me rather than doing her normal thing, and deleting anytime she sees the BLOODS mentioned!
QAFL: There have been calls for sack the timekeeper for our first loss at home.
Didn't get there - was still at the SCG stunned and elated - but am informed that after 9 changes the team performed well including impressive displays by debut youngsters.
Result in doubt all day. Coaches and playing list are to be congratulated - just about impossible to prepare a team with week-to-week changes in the order of a new team every two weeks.
Magoos had a good win with Saad amongst the goals, while the Colts took the foot off the pedal and snuck in by a Sydney margin. Ladiez bothered but winners.
Tipping: Grandma refuses to be taught how to suck eggs! Nola (7) joined Coop (6) to top the table with 78. Scotty Abercrombie with a BOG 8 and Pedro with 7 are one back, and after a poor 6 (no Ablett no SUNs?) the Tipster is on his own with 76 trombones.
Others to pick 8 were Fults, Lobba and Stuey. All missed on the Hawkers. Only person to give the Hawks the nod was Lynda Dicko. Unfortunately in between shifting house the Dickos missed on the Saturday games and Chris in particular has suffered. But everyone's happy in the new house.
Muzza, Fults, Lobba, Stu, Scotty and Wilko ignored the "tip WC at home" rule to get one ahead of the pack although Lobba and Stu were well back of the pack anyway.
The one pointers were popular winners. Everyone went for the pussy CATS, followed by the BLOODS (52) with the DOGGIES (43) just behind the Giants and Saints (47) and Tiges (46)
Worst score on page one of leaderboard was Howie on a 5. Methinks he went early on the roughies - plenty of rounds left Howie.
Have to look hard to find a lay-down-misere in Round 15! Getting hot in the kitchen.
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.
Click here for a bit of nostalgia. The year was 2009.
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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
Supporter of the Moment. Click here