486).Monday, 23 January 2012 06:49 AM -
Back into it - Bruny 9s Monday evenings from Jan 23 6pm.
No-Tackling-9-a-side Fun on a soccer pitch.
Castlemaine Masters 9s all day Feb 18 (with normal tackling)
MASTERS TRAINING RESTARTS
Thursdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd Feb at Fleming
Be there early and warming-up for a prompt 6:30 start.
Will has great drills that are sophisticated and also a bit of fun.
(This is not the 9s scratch matches, but Will has been known to have a few mins of various competitions)
See you there
Then we go to Wednesdays from 29th Feb, most of March at Fleming,
then once Cricket finishes with it, back to Gillon Wed nights throughout the season


Twas a bit hot this 9s - Jan 23:- OK so it was 34 or so, and the sea breeze didn't come in.
A few were away - or stayed away, and NAJ could only umpire.
- we had 9 there, so 4-a-side! Smaller ground 50 x 100m. How bad can it be?
1 Forward, 1 Back and 2 in the Engine Room. Let's go
What an open fast flowing game this 9s er 4s!
I reckon it got hotter, certainly when they got the overlap and we had to chase - or was it the stand blocking the South Easterly? Gee I was desperate for a breath.
3 x 7 minute thirds was all we could manage, with about 10 for breaks.
The codgers cracked in the third and the whipper snappers took control.
Come back next week you blokes, the codgers need you!
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 12:24 AM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au

Blowing a GALE:- TOO WINDY!!! Mon Jan 30th - average 60kmph with 80kmph gusts
- just hopeless for trying to kick, apologies for late notice.
Thursday, 2 February 2012 10:04 AM - Host: its-wv-bcprox4.its.rmit.edu.au
485).Friday, 20 January 2012 07:40 PM -
Ratty - Spoke with Castlemaine boys on wednesday training re the masters 9's on feb 18 th sat . All good and are expecting a big showing by the Brunswick crew. So call all in from other teams . Need some speedy players to run all day 18 lads for a 7 matches in one day. Swimming pool next to field pub 2 min walk . My place up the road and caravans and and house available for stayovers
484).Sunday, 15 January 2012 11:15 PM -
FEB 18 AFL9s at Castlemaine - Looks like it will be ONLY SATURDAY Feb 18
Below is email from Castlemaine.
Hi Everyone, Thank you for your interest in the Castlemaine Masters.
Draw: At this stage we have a few vacancies in our draw and we will continue to accept entries until Feb 1st.
Should we not reach capacity we are unlikely to require play on the Sunday, meaning we will revert to a Saturday event.
Play will begin early Saturday morning with the early games being allotted to the closest sides distance wise.
Function: On the Saturday night we will host a function to celebrate the inaugural Castlemaine Masters event
which will include food and music. More details will come closer to the event.
Venue: Chewton Oval, which is about 10 min drive from Castlemaine. A courtesy bus will run from the town to the oval in the
morning and at night. There are many other options in the town, please feel free to contact me for assistance.
Warm regards, Stuart Dunn, General Manager, Castlemaine Football Netball


Ratty:- Just 5 Minutes from my Place
Monday, 16 January 2012 09:40 PM - Host: 124-254-76-69-static.bb.ispone.net.au

FULL DETAILS:- Hi Everyone, We are now just over 2 weeks from the Castlemaine Masters and preparations are going well.
1. Reduced Entry Fee - We have had some difficulty obtaining enough information from teams to arrange the commemorative t-shirts for the event. We have therefore cancelled the shirts and reduced the entry fee to $280 per team. If you have already paid the full amount then we will arrange a refund or credit you with tickets to the Masters Dinner.
2. The Draw - Each team is guaranteed to play 3 matches plus finals. The final draw will be released closer to the event but the games are likely to begin at 8:30am and conclude at 7:00pm.
3. Game Times - The game format is 2 x 12 minute halves with a 5 minute half time interval. There is no break between games, the coin toss will take place at half time in the preceding game, then at the final siren the next two teams immediately take their place on the field ready to begin. Due to the tight timeline of the day it is crucial teams are ready to play immediately when scheduled.
4. Umpires - Central Umpires are provided for each game. If any teams have any umpires who are interested in helping out on the day please let me know. After each team finishes their game, they need to provide 1 boundary and 1 goal umpire for the next match.
5. Facilities - A space under marquee cover and chairs will be provided for each team. Drinking water is also provided. Showers are available at the ground. A kiosk will operate during the day with a variety of food and drink available
There is a public swimming pool adjacent to the ground which players and spectators will have free access to, as well as a children’s playground.
6. Masters Dinner - Following the completion of the tournament we will host a dinner at the same venue. The night will also include a local cover band, “Balls and All’. Tickets for the dinner will be $20 per person. For catering purposes please advise numbers attending by Monday February 13th.
7. Courtesy Bus - A courtesy bus will operate between Castlemaine and the playing venue at various times during the day and night.
8. Competition Rules - The competition rules can be found here:
www.castlemainefnc.com/index.php?p=1_70
Looking forward to seeing you all at the tournament.
Warm regards, Stuart Dunn, General Manager
Castlemaine Football Netball Club, www.castlemainefnc.com
Thursday, 2 February 2012 02:30 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox4.its.rmit.edu.au
483).Sunday, 15 January 2012 10:04 PM -
Well, Here's a WORRY - The FUTURES COMMITTEE have a PROPOSAL for the next 4 years...
The DRIVING FORCE is the AGE-DISPARITY in Masters and also Vets, and Age-CHEATING by some clubs.
The AIM for 2015, 3 years down the track is to have 35/40/45/50/55s age-groups as per Nat.l Carnival.
The HOPE is to keep blokes playing longer in FAIRER age-groups
The EFFECT on Brunswick could be HUGE. How many players do lose from our 35-42 brigade???
HAVE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT THIS and let the committee know what you think. Sarge, Commander, Tiger, Dominator and Merciless will have to work out how we vote.

Stoney:- I don't know about this at all. What's the fixation with age? I reckon it should be based on how old you look rather than how old you actually are. Fur instance, there could be one over 40s comp for blokes with hair and one for blokes without hair. Or over 50s (with angina), over 50s (without). Or my favourite, a comp only for blokes who've done a hammy or had a history of hamstring injuries. Call it the Soft Tissue Injury League or STIL for short. Imagine the betting possibilities!
Tuesday, 24 January 2012 04:29 PM - Host: telstr363.lnk.telstra.net
482).Sunday, 15 January 2012 07:02 PM -
BRUNY9s RESUMES Mon 23rd - I hope everyone had a decent break over the New Year and now it's time to start working that extra waistline up onto the biceps. - Ming
BRUNY9s will resume next Monday 23rd January at 6pm at Fleming Park, Albert St, East Brunswick
UPDATE from Will... Hello to all,
In case you weren't aware I will be coaching again this year with the assistance of Kanna. The O/47's will be shared by the two Tim's (Dolan and Ratcliffe). It has been an interesting season already with the Monday night kicks played in the AFL 9's format. This has seen a number of new players mixing in with some quick young men and some first timers to the game. Great fun and it continues from the end of January.
Mudlarkers are free to get down and have a kick with whoever turns up but our actual training will be taking place on Thursday nights from Feb 2nd. We will train on Thursdays at 6.30pm during Feb (9th, 16th, 23rd) and switch to Wednesdays from Feb 28th.
big grin Gillon Reserve won't be available so you will have to keep tuned to email, sms or the MUD for confirmation on a ground. Ming will see if we can use Fleming Park and if not we will probably go back to De Chene Reserve in Bell St (opposite the end of Nicholson St and Number 1 tram).
We used it last year and it was in great nick.
(DeChene is prebooked)
We can get FLEMING
via MCC Sports&Rec.
Checking Costs - Ming
big grin The Monday night mini games are non contact and have quite a few juniors playing. The rules are a bit different and it is almost a tag game....depends on if Doli, Liv or Ming are umpiring smile They are good for a bit of fitness but not really what we need as our main source of training leading into the season. big grin I will be overseas for the month of March in the U.S and training will pass over to either of the Tim's or Kanna.
Training really picked up last year, as did our numbers, so we are hoping for another increase again in 2012. We have already had 6-8 new players down during November and December, so need to keep that momentum going. Get the word out to your mates and lets get good numbers to training.
big grin Training will be similar to last year where we started right on 6.30 with some running and exercise drills, then into the ball work and get plenty of running and kicking in. I am always keen to keep training to 60-75mins as muscles start to ping after that, so try and get there on time and if you do have energy left at the end, there are usually a few to have a kick with.big grin More information to follow but get the word out and also lets see if a few of us can come up with some good helpers. Team Manager for the Masters would be a great start.
All the best for the New Year and start getting yourselves fit. Please forward this on to your friends if you have any interested in playing or just coming down to keep fit "with the blokes".


Ratty:- All good Willy
shall be there on the 23rd with Bells on
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481).Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:22 AM -
Hi Kev - I see on the NeoPlanet Hit Counter (right side of this page and down a bit) a couple of hits from Southern USA - gotta be Kev Walker, who's living in Mississippi for a year

Tucson, Arizona:- Now we get a hit from Tucson! We seem to be popular in the USA.
New York, Redding(CA), LosAngeles(CA), Seattle(WA), Starkville(Kev) and Hattiesburg(Kev).
Also Vancouver in Canada. Usan SK, Nagoya JP, Instanbul TK, Rostock DE, Lyon FR
Tuesday, 17 January 2012 03:44 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox4.its.rmit.edu.au
480).Saturday, 7 January 2012 12:11 PM -
VALE CHAPS - Former player Garry Chappell passed away on Jan 4.
Our heartfelt sympathy to his family. Rest in Peace Chappie
Chaps was a strong player for East and West Brunswick in the classic small-ruckman way.
He played for our superules team for several seasons in the mid-nineties and was instrumental in our making finals in those years.

Will:- Sorry to hear that news. I had a look at the photo Ming and recognized Noel Borg who I played with at Hadfield. Also went to school with him at Haddy High.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012 01:53 PM - Host: d110-33-184-91.sun801.vic.optusnet.com.au
479).Monday, 19 December 2011 10:56 PM -
Merry Xmas from Bruny9s - Santa did come to Bruny9s and will come to all good little Mudlarks, wishing them a Happy and Safe Festive Season with the family, friends, and of course good food followed by a good stroll to work it back off.
It might look like Santa should have been wearing the traditional red, but Monday is wash day so he borrowed a jumper from his little Dutch helper Zwarte Piet (Black Pete)
Bruny 9s are having a break until 23rd Jan, and stay tuned for Will's training sessions probably Thursdays in feb - To Be Announced

What about to ChrisMoose:- Wee Fish Ewe A Merry X-Moose Panda Hippo Gnu Deer
Monday, 19 December 2011 11:18 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
478).Saturday, 17 December 2011 08:58 AM -
Tiger - Merry Christmas all
I saw an article in The Age yesterday,qouting a Collingwood sports guy. He's just completed a study that proves that cold stretching, actually reduces performance in the game that follows. Couldn't believe that some sports people still sit on the change room floor and do the hammys, calfs etc. He suggested quick run throughs and standing jumps to get the heart going instead - this proven to help performance.
This may explain our form for the past seven years.
And help us next season. Warm up lap then run throughs, lads.
Thought it might be helpful. Right, back to my eggs then.

See you all next year. Cheers, Tiger

chook:- spot on tiger.new research has found that stretching before sport may actually make muscles contract and become shorter the exact opposite of what you want before working out.active warm gets the blood flowing and primes the muscles and joints for movement.post stretching is the best.merry xmas all cheers.
Sunday, 18 December 2011 08:43 AM - Host: CPE-121-214-98-226.lnse4.lon.bigpond.net.au

Sporting Pulse sez:- Basic injury prevention
Sport helps you keep your body happy and healthy, however, injuries can prevent you from participating in your favourite sport.
Below are some quick tips to staying injury free.
* Routine physical / fitness screening
* Warm up and Cool down with slow, gently activities.
   Save stretching for your cool down period.
* Build up gradually until you reach the length and intensity of exercise you’re aiming for.
   It takes time to learn the proper techniques.
* Rest and Recovery. It is important to rest, it can make you stronger
* Wear appropriate protective gear and equipment, this may include;
   protective pads, mouth guards, helmets and gloves.
   Make sure you use it correctly and that it fits well.
* Avoid playing in pain      WHAT?! HOW?
* Pay attention to your hydration – drink plenty of water.
* Use proper techniques, if you’re unsure about the technique ask your coach or a friend.
* Play safe – follow the rules.
Sunday, 18 December 2011 11:00 AM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au

Stoney:- I've never had a soft tissue injury in my life and I never stretch, before, during or after a game. Never getting anywhere near the ball has also helped me immeasurably over the years.
Happy Christmas you glorious bast..ds!
Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:00 PM - Host: c220-239-112-29.belrs4.nsw.optusnet.com.au

And Furthermore:- MAD MICK sez a car don't run on empty
Monday, 19 December 2011 01:55 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox1.its.rmit.edu.au

James:- "Man that takes the smallest steps goes the further"
Thursday, 19 January 2012 03:35 PM - Host: d220-238-177-244.dsl.vic.optusnet.com.au
477).Friday, 16 December 2011 09:46 AM -
STRANGE BUT TRUE - HOME PAGE HAS MYSTERIOUSLY REVERTED BACK TO THE 'OLD' RULES. IT'S IF YOU ARE OVER 35, NOT 40.

Ming:- Ratty runs the Brunswick Home page, and I think he is on the case right now.
I had hacked in and changed it to o35 last time someone squealed, but I forgot to tell Ratty, or he didn't come to training or something, so his Page Writing program wasn't updated.
As we have an affiliation with Marcellin in Premier Division o35s, especially sharing players in the Legends, we meet the criteria for Premier Division Reserves (o35s!) = our old "Masters".
Calling the teams SUPER35s, XTRA35s and OVER47s is clearer than Supers, Masters(Res) and Legends.
Or even O-35s, X-35s and O-47s

I went to Marcellin, and will pay subs there next year, so that's at least one official eligiblity for the cross-over criteria. I think Budgie trains there too. - If there are any more - please let us know.
Marcellin and Brunswick always play at the same away venues, so when there is room for Brunswick players to be called up to Marcellin, we willingly supply them.
We have less than 20% of our "Masters" in the 35-40 bracket, and we are playing First Division, so we do NOT compare with second division teams that wish to drop their Supers and only play Masters and Legends.
We understand the gripe for Premier division clubs who have to split their forces playing Marcellin/Brunswick, but it's only once every 2 years.
Friday, 16 December 2011 11:04 AM - Host: its-wv-bcprox2.its.rmit.edu.au
476).Tuesday, 13 December 2011 08:38 PM -
Bondy - I'm in for the Castlemaine comp if we can pull a team together. Have accommdation sorted with friends up there. Image not relevant to this update but thought you might like to know what I was doing when I missed footy on Monday the 5th. GB.

ADAM:- Yup, I'm in.
Wednesday, 14 December 2011 12:25 PM - Host: 114-198-108-149.dyn.iinet.net.au
475).Monday, 12 December 2011 04:31 PM -
Ratty - all can camp at my place
10km from castlemaine were on 2.7 acre so caravan good too if you have one
local pub for food all good all good all welcome

Sign-Deadline is 31st Dec:- I meant to ask blokes at 9s tonight. If we cannot get a full team I'm sure we could wrangle in several of the state players.
Evil Emperor Ming might be a "doubtful" though - that's the weekend before his anniversary, and he'll need permission. Actually, Castlemaine is one of the places to stay at on an occasion - but 2 days of footy? the Empress might go on the warpath!
Monday, 12 December 2011 10:05 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
474).Friday, 9 December 2011 08:51 PM -
SUMMER FOOTY COMPS - Who's up for the Masters9s (over-35s) Comp in Castlemaine
on the weekend of Feb 18,19.
Min 4 games.
Costs $500, but shared over the squad is about $30 each ($500 = 10x$50 = 17x$30 = 20x$25)
We'll have to check with Ratty about local Accommodation cos that part of the world is a tourist trap, but the cheapest I've seen are 3br units a few blocks south of the main drag of Castlemaine for about $180pn ie $60pn/couple. Probably need to be damn quick!

Don't forget the Pambula Beach Easter Mini Carnival
(SthCoast NSW just past Eden) 7th & 8th April

This is the Tenth year (Ming's BadHat has been to all 9 so far) and it's brilliant - SCBuccaneers, Sydney/Wagga, ACT, VicC, VicM, Frankston and Peninsula all send teams. It's still warm there, 4 half hour games in 2 days, several great Seafood Restaurants, plenty of Accomm in Merimbula (7km away), Many Beaches, often Surf, Fishing for the skilled, Pubs, Bowls Clubs Meals, Footy Club BBQ and Dance and best of all, you can sometimes fill-in for other teams.
473).Monday, 5 December 2011 12:52 PM -
IT's ON TONIGHT - How good's this weather?
Yep it's on again tonight (Monday) Quick BBQ and refreshments after.
And a POSSIBLE appearance by Superman maybe dressed up as Santa
- that's if his missus dont kill him!

We are keeping on:- Yep another turnout of over 20 for a fun game.
Though the sun was blazing there was quite a cool sea-breeze
and it was as enjoyable as it gets.
We will continue next Monday 12th and again Mon 19th
Thursday, 8 December 2011 11:44 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au

Oooh that smarts:- SuperClubMan was there disguised as mild mannered Adam Delbridge.
Able to step over the fence in a single bound (yes, but not a second time)
Friday, 9 December 2011 03:19 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox1.its.rmit.edu.au
472).Monday, 5 December 2011 09:43 AM -
FODDER FOR GLENNS HEADLAND ADDRESS - After a two hour, 24 stitch triple Hernia repair, I will be getting picked up from the Epworth at 545 in time for the first bounce, albeit in the limited capacity of goal umpire. Inspirational? Yes. The sort of fooder a coach like Glenn will alrteady have written in to his headland address tonight.

TAKE IT EASY SUPERMAN:- Adam, we'll give you a leave pass for this one, Mate.
I hope the embroidery has come up a treat.
But those general anaesthethethethetics really take it out of you!
Even if you feel OK now, they are the worst possible hangover that doesn't have a headache involved, goes for a week.
Monday, 5 December 2011 12:47 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox2.its.rmit.edu.au

ADAM:- Hangover without a headache...Nicely put. That's a man who knows about going under. I would have gone the local if I'd known the about the after shocks. In fact if i'd known about the shivering and the anxiety attacks I'd go a local for basically any procedure.
Monday, 5 December 2011 03:27 PM - Host: 114-198-71-221.dyn.iinet.net.au
471).Tuesday, 29 November 2011 02:11 PM -
9s on Mon 5th Dec - We had 25 players on the 21st, and 24 last night on the 28th.
All keen to come back next week on Monday 5th.
There is no other training prepares you for the great game like a scratch match.
Pushups, situps, sprints and circuits are just so much conditioning that you can pace yourself through, but chasing a player when you're stuffed, bending-down on the sprint and dishing off, jumping from out of position etc etc etc - there's nothing like hunting down your own kicks under pressure.

Blessed with the weather:- Had great weather for the first 3 weeks, but looked like being wery tropical last night, especially when the sun came out to cook us at 6pm, but another cloudbank took pity and with the breeze it was actually quite pleasant right through to 7:30
Tuesday, 29 November 2011 03:00 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox2.its.rmit.edu.au
470).Saturday, 26 November 2011 03:30 PM -
BOMBER - I'm confused as to why this forum is called "THE MUD". From what I have been reading in the past fortnight, it should be called "THE FODGE".BOMBERThe Fodge
469).Friday, 25 November 2011 04:24 PM -
My Tracker Spies? - The Japan search for Irish Fodge was just Dumb Luck to come to the MUD.
But I think it might be Kev Walker in the US, could be Stoney in Sydney, and who do you reckon is looking for MUD in France?
Now there's India, Nigeria, Korea, Japan again, Seattle (US), Wilton (south of Sydney), Perth.
Nigeria was googling for Subiaco (what?) - not too sure about how google works there
This is getting confusing!
468).Wednesday, 23 November 2011 02:32 PM -
Uuugh - Uugh indeed - Green Card! this item has been censored and removed to the Bad Pottery Page


LIV - COME BACK!:- Liv. Ming, could no more make out the shades of that coddswallop above than he could umpire a game of football. Logic, as his mud posts never fail to demonstrate, is not the man's strong point. Failing the dictator censoring himself, could you please umpire on Monday. ADAM
Thursday, 24 November 2011 09:06 PM - Host: 114-198-123-181.dyn.iinet.net.au

My Evil Plan is working:- Ahah! If you stuff it up long enough, they wont let you do it.
Same plan worked with washing my footy gear...
the Evil Empress wont let me near her new washing machine.
Seems my boots made too much noise.
So - Now I can give the whistle to someone else! Mmmm, who's a good clubman with a little injury?
Friday, 25 November 2011 10:31 AM - Host: its-wv-bcprox3.its.rmit.edu.au
467).Wednesday, 23 November 2011 11:16 AM -
THE EAST BRUNSWICK TRADITION - East Brunswick Past Players are hosting their December Reunion on December 2nd. The Old Timers include VFL legends from the 40s and 50s Frank Brew and Jack MacGregor. Unable to continue using the 1937 Grandstand at Fleming Park, the Old-Timers are kindly hosted by the Lomond Hotel.
Meanwhile, an off-shoot of these Local -Legends are just continuing the tradition, making good use of Fleming Park space over summer with Brunswick Masters hosting AFL-9s, a half-size, non-contact version of footy catering for all skills levels - vets, novices and mixed games on Monday evenings.
For both the East Brunswick Reunion or the AFL-9s, contact Peter Laming 0403-587-979
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