502).Monday, 20 February 2012 05:53 AM -
Great Day - We will be back - It was a little bit serious, this first effort at AFL9s with TACKLING.
We didn't have a permanent ruck player, but the guys who tried got a few knocks our way.
With our Howitzers Frendo, Paws and Liv unable to make it, we had an unfamiliar on-ball team and thank you for to Rusty, Jimi and Doc of whom we didn't make full use.
Brunswick were considerably the oldest team in the comp, after all - this was over-35s,
but we kicked 14 goals so weren't humiliated (though eventual winners Melbourne Supers played with us like dolls).
Some of the opposition clubs had beautiful set plays and kicking skills, which we didn't display so well.
Turnovers kill you in this format, and we sprayed our kicks, though Tony Fodge was a great marking target up forward, we murdered Bondy.
   Us 4.1 - 2.1 - 3.1 - 5.2 = 14.5
Them 9.4 - 12.4 - 9.6 - 9.5 = 39.19
GEEL 8.2 v DUBAI 2.2
BRUN_4.1_v_CSTL1_9.4
GIPP 5.1 v MELB 8.2
CSTL2 4.5 v GEEL 13.1
DUBAI 6.2 v CSTL1 5.3
CSTL2 6.1 v GIPP 8.5
BRUN 2.1 v MELB 12.4
CSTL1 7.1 v_DUBAI 7.1
GEEL 5.5 v GIPP 8.4
CSTL2 2.2 v MELB 11.4
BRUN 3.3 v GIPP 9.6
BRUN 5.2 v DUBAI 9.5
CSTL1 3.6 v MELB 6.3
GEEL 9.4_v GIPP 9.1
FINAL:
MELB
def
GEEL
9 ON THE BENCH IS TOO MANY - OUR 6 WAS A BIT OF A PAIN TOO
maybe 20-24 players for 2 squads, like Melb, Castlemaine and Geelong,
we could have one very serious, and one for fun.
Best Benny the Flyer, Tony Fodge (5 GOALS - Plugger?), Fodginator, Adam, Ratty, Rusty, George, Richard, Jimi.
Mark of the Day - Benny. Spearhead of the Day - Tony. Best Coach - Bondy
ANDIAMO one year free coffee for the Spearhead to sign-up
501).Thursday, 16 February 2012 10:38 PM -
AFL9s in CHEWTON this Sat - Saturday 18th Feb. 4 x 24min games. 10:30 Start, be there before 10am
Games will be played on Chewton Rec Res, (about 99km from Melb GPO, near Castlemaine)
cnr Fryer St and Main St opposite the pool
BEWARE THE MOSQUITO FLEET - FRENDO, FODGE, JIMI, MARS, MEZZA, RUSTY, RICHARD
Getting near numbers
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Playing.
Ming
Ratty
Bondy
Fodge[Es]
TonyFodge
Jimi[Es]
AdamD
MFrendo
Mars
GeorgeK
BenP
DSymmo.INJ?
Paws.FLU?

Rusty[DV]
Doc[DV]
Mezza[Es]
RichardN
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1
2
3
4
Maybe
John[DV]

Half of
the day?
Doli
Liv??

OUT
Waz
Vinnie


Ump &
Trainer
G.Conway

Magnets
Najj
..
AFL MASTERS 9s RULES

1.100m x 50m Pitch,
2. 35m scoring Arc
3. PLAYERS: 35yo+ only
(9 on-field. 9 intchnge)
4. Start 3in each Zone
5. 1 only in Ruck
6.Marks protected
7. Player Protection
8. 15m penalties
9.Send-off System

AFL9s DRAW


Games will be played on Chewton Rec Res,
(about 99km from Melb GPO)

9s Philosophy

Code of Conduct
Apply *
Call Ming
0403-587-979
WEATHER FORECAST: Saturday 18 February:
Melb: Min 17, Max 28, Partly cloudy.
Bendigo: Min 17 max 33 Partly cloudy.
maybe a few degrees cooler up the Pyrenees Hills of Castlemaine

500).Thursday, 16 February 2012 02:44 PM -
Liv - If AFL9s is similar to the touch game I play, the best strategy I would recommend is to maintain possession and avoid bombing the ball into the forward line. This may involve passing the footy either sideways or backwards. I would also maintain a fresh side by subbing regularly which may not be an option if your squad isn't large enough.
Good luck on Saturday boys!!

Merciless:- Thanks, Liv. I've had to calm the troups wanting to know why you were only going to play half the day. They don't know you've been playing indoor footy, touch footy, vets cricket, trugo and cross country skiing this week. When I told them you were doing a Charity Relay Run Friday-Sat and you have the 3am stint, they all volunteered to give you a wake-up call on Sat morning to get your Ball Magnetism onto the Mudlark jersey again.
Friday, 17 February 2012 06:50 AM - Host: its-wv-bcprox3.its.rmit.edu.au
499).Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:25 AM -
Ratty - Driving Back from Melb Friday Night. If anyone wants a lift and /or a place to drop
Call me. I'll be leaveing from Brunswick about 6pm
Ming & Rusty heading up after work, where do we eat seeing the Elphingstone Pub burnt down?
498).Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:17 PM -
TONY FODGE - If he is one out, i'd suggest he is a very good reason to break the don't bomb it rule. The boy can take a grab.
497).Wednesday, 15 February 2012 07:14 PM -
GOOD POINT MING - Yes, one good forward on either side can decimate the game. It's the extra weight that's helped Bondy. He is finally transforming himself into a genuine masters forward monster.
496).Tuesday, 14 February 2012 04:10 PM -
Jimmy - Who I'm completing with ? According to rusty he is the faster man in the comp. should talk to him first? Lol
495).Tuesday, 14 February 2012 02:55 PM -
TWO CAVIARS - JIMMY...I WANT YOU OVER 100 METRES. I WANT THE FASTEST PLAYER IN THE COMP TITLE. NAME THE VENUE FOR OUR SHOWDOWN YOU WERE BAITING ME FOR!!!
494).Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:13 PM -
9's STRATEGY - LIV- YOU'VE PLAYED THIS 9'S STUFF FOR YEARS, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WINNING.
FROM THE GAMES I'VE PLAYED IT'S KEEPINGS OFF, BUT TURN OVERS ARE DEADLY AS THE GROUND IS JUST SO OPEN. THOUGHTS COACH?

Strategy Smategy:- One of Liv's cricket teammates played in Bali last year. And he says that tiredness in the latter games a the major influence in the results.
We have a small side, and the truism is that "quick guys get slower, but big blokes dont get smaller"
could mean that we would be silly to even think about kicking the ball in the air.
Also, there are boundary umps (we have to supply one and a goalie for the game after each of ours) so it looks like throw-ins!!! Very different to what we've been playing on Mondies - you can punch the ball over the boundary for defence.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:07 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox3.its.rmit.edu.au

ADAM:- Don't get tired...that'll do. Thanks Ming.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 07:42 PM - IP: 58.163.175.171

Dont bomb it into the forward line:- Keep possession - go sideways or backwards to a loose man - wait for the defence to make a mistake!
The ground is so small, that a little backward kick is still within range of a lead in the forward zone.
We could BONDY it into the forwardline - he's been a star on Monday nights
Wednesday, 15 February 2012 11:51 AM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
493).Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:11 PM -
NORTHERN SUBURBS MUDLARKS - I'm picking up Benny P in North Carlton at 8 30 for the Castlemaine 9s... so if any wants to spend an hour listening to the Gardening show on the ABC, drop us a text. Will be coming back on same day. 0439 131 954

Merciless:- Kiwi Rob is out, he broke his finger last week, but kept playing - pretty tough for a big bloke. But he does have to let it heal.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 03:10 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox3.its.rmit.edu.au
492).Sunday, 12 February 2012 06:26 PM -
Ratty - All Good for Stay Overs the night before or the night of the Footy Day
ie the Fri or / and the Saturday. Have 3 Caravans set up for those that wish to or need to
491).Sunday, 12 February 2012 03:07 PM -
ADAM- CASTLEMAINE - Think i'll be able to make it, surplus to requirements, now that I see Frendo is playing.
In spite of the hospitality on offer, brood dictates that I'll drive up and back in the day. WHAT TIME DO THE GAMES BEGIN?
Our Games at 10:30, 1pm 3pm, semi likely 4pm, maybe final 5:30
490).Thursday, 9 February 2012 09:43 PM -
CASTLEMAINE 9s Next Weekend - Saturday 18th Feb. 4 x 24min games.
Games will be played on Chewton Rec Res, (about 99km from Melb GPO, near Castlemaine)
Getting near numbers
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2
3
4
5
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7
8
9
10
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Playing.
Ming
Ratty
Bondy
Paws
Fodge[Es]
TonyFodge
Jimi[Es]
AdamD
MFrendo
Mars
GeorgeK
BenP
Waz
DSymmoINJ?
Rusty[DV]


NOT
ENOUGH
YET *
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1
2
3
4
Maybe
Vinny[AV]
John[DV]
RichardN

Half
games?
Doli
Liv




Ump &
Trainer
G.Conway

Magnets
Najj
..
AFL MASTERS 9s RULES

1.100m x 50m Pitch,
2. 35m scoring Arc
3.PLAYERS: 35yo+ only,
(9 on-field. 9 intchnge)
4. Start 3in each Zone
5. 1 only in Ruck
6.Marks protected
7. Player Protection
8. 15m penalties
9.Send-off System

AFL9s DRAW


Games will be played on Chewton Rec Res,
(about 99km from Melb GPO)

9s Philosophy

Code of Conduct
Apply *
Call Ming
0403-587-979
WEATHER FORECAST: Saturday 18 February:
Min 17, Max 28, Partly cloudy.
maybe a bit cooler up the hills of Castlemaine

489).Monday, 6 February 2012 12:08 AM -
First coach's report for the season.....YES in Feb - Training began last Thursday night and after a 26C day the night was absolutely perfect. These summer evenings are much better fun at our old age than those cold, wet and windy winter nights....so don't kick back and say it is too hot or too early, come on down and enjoy.
We had 14 to training on the first night which included a couple of new guys, so looking to get more of our regulars up and running. I always say that we will go for an hour but it seems to lengthen out a bit but everyone should come down and work at their own pace and for as long as is comfortable on their bodies. We do have ages ranging from 35 to nearly 60, so we need to cater for all.
There is talk of a number of new players coming down and going on our potential last year we should be in for a strong season. If we get the players we hope for in the Masters we just need to strengthen the numbers a bit in the O/47's, so if you know of any ex players who are looking for something to rejuvenate them, get them to come down for a run.
I have a Coaches Wish list........here goes;
Improve our communication. We have email, internet and sms messages but never sure who is getting the messages. My biggest communication problem is game day and trying to arrange a team with 15mins left before game time. Any suggestions would be great. If we have any computer geeks amongst us who could make up an interactive game day spread sheet I would love to discuss.
Need some help with a good team manager, couple of helpers for goal umpire, scoreboard, etc. If you have a retired family member, brother or other relative who loves organizing or helping get them onboard. The team manager could make such a difference in preparing on game daysWe aren't a strong social club but it would be good for everyone to have a beer or other drink after the game and either host the opposing team (if at home) or have a drink with the opposition and watch a bit of the 35's on away days.
Pretty simple really. Remember training nights coming are each Thursday at Fleming Reserve. Ground is in great nick and we actually get more room than we do on Gillon with the kids using half the ground.
If you can't make Thursday's or want to train two nights there is still the AFL 9's being played at Fleming on a Monday night. Mostly Mudlarks but a few others as well, including a number of kids who try and not get flattened by the "big" boys. See you all soon. - Will
488).Friday, 3 February 2012 12:25 PM -
GOOD TRAINING SESSION - Excellent drills last night, and I like the sound of a practice match in three weeks ...
487).Thursday, 2 February 2012 09:22 PM -
Wilba - Nice to be back out on the track and doing some drills. Amazing how straight the kicks became with the threat of push ups..haha.14 on the track tonight, lets build up the numbers in the coming weeks. Would like to see most of you in the preseason before I leave for the States on March 1st.

chook:- yes commander will great training session great to see the fodge and jimmy who were at the carnival.come on all you mudlarks get to training and lets all have some fun and of course try and get to the top of the table i,m sure we are not that far away.
Friday, 3 February 2012 07:03 PM - Host: CPE-138-217-82-67.lnse4.lon.bigpond.net.au
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!
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