510).Saturday, 10 March 2012 12:37 PM - |
naj - great to see new faces, well trained to all that came, keep it up for a very good year
509).Thursday, 8 March 2012 09:39 AM - |
Tim - Good to come back down to training after a few years walk-about. Great skills and everyone enjoying the kick. Should be a good year!
508).Tuesday, 6 March 2012 12:52 PM - |
Ratty - So
The first of the Scratches saw 24 fellows pull on the boots. The Reds vs The Blacks
1st half a little sloppy with fast random passing with not to much vision.Exception the MARS Man made leads and space and clean goaled. Nice to See frank getting down in the ground.Wazza and Mick Adam.Chooks on the move all game reading well and getting and moving on hand passes to great effect.The second half after a talk saw time taken in passing ,a lot more vision and support for forward and defence movement.Naj got the boots on and marked high and screamed hard, lovely to see him up again. Tiger and Ben bursting lines and andy getting ball while well puffed. hits of the night .Ben on Andy and Mick on Will.Goal of the Night by Mars.Chris running hard though centre making play out of mishapps and Jimmy running dodging ,doing cheack fakes to team mates delights and oppositions annoyances.
A Fun Night bring on More
Ming:- Frank's a terrier! And, you forgot Swainey who took control of the pill. Everyone stayed away from him so he wouldn't make em look like plodders, except Ming who has no illusions there, just tried to kraal (africaans even) him so the lazy bloke down field had time to pick up a man, but Swainey just pushed past when he wanted.
Once again, like the 9s on Mondays, the game went with the pacey blokes in the first half, while the slow and steady, occasionally backwards blokes were able to convert better later in the game by accurately spotting up the leads
Wednesday, 7 March 2012 12:12 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox1.its.rmit.edu.au
CW:- I see there is no mention of the blatant elbow from Ming on the favourite son Tiger...hmmm. Would have been 4 weeks at the AFL kangaroo court Coach is currently skiing in Park City, Utah. Temp here is a lovely -1C.
Thursday, 8 March 2012 11:52 AM - IP: 188.8.131.52
Merciless:- Apologies to Tige, Honorable correspondent is one clumsy hombre. When proper playing age, three quarters of the Bulls were frightened to play kick to kick up my end.
Friday, 9 March 2012 10:27 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
Hit Counter:- Keep posting em Will, your little blip shows up in Utah on map to right>
Friday, 9 March 2012 10:29 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
Ming:- Is that one of our globe trotting Mudlarks in Senegal or The Gambia?
What about the hit from Suva on the Feedjit counter?
Friday, 9 March 2012 10:52 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
507).Monday, 5 March 2012 02:09 PM - |
praccy matches? - Charlie Adornetto from Werribee is looking for an over-47s praccy match on March 18.
Lara might not real well suit our demographic, so have a think whether we get a team up, or maybe go halvies with another mob? - ming
Ratty:- Could be fun
If they allow some 40s in we could get a team up
Tuesday, 6 March 2012 12:41 PM - Host: 220-245-125-73.static.tpgi.com.au
506).Sunday, 4 March 2012 02:18 AM - |
Wilba - Managed to get out for a run this morning in San Francisco. Very tough place to run with the hills everywhere. Have a nice little hip bruise as well, thanks to Mick and the pass from Wazza.....Sun, sun and more sun here....hope the rain has stopped at home
Wazza:- No problems Wilba - physically you were better placed to deal with that than one I sent to Kanna last season. Hope its a great break
Wednesday, 7 March 2012 01:45 PM - Host: its-wv-bcprox1.its.rmit.edu.au
505).Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:21 PM - |
WHERE ARE YOU - Mudlarks, Training moves to Wednesday nights as of next week, Feb 29th. We would like to have a bit of simulation game play, maybe some corridor footy but need to get more players along.
Training has been great but sparse on numbers, so how about getting organized next Wed and bring the boots. We only had 4 at training last Thursday in the rain but it was good fun and really enjoyable. On a perfect night tonight just 12 came along and although the standard was high it would have been nice to have some more along to lengthen the drills. This (Feb 29th) will be my last night for a month as we take off on a U.S holiday March 1st and not back till early April. Hopefully by the time I get back training will be in full swing at Gillon Oval.
Get along next week and I will talk to you there. - Will
504).Wednesday, 22 February 2012 09:23 PM - |
Rusty - Hi Guys, thanks for the opportunity for letting us play on Saturday. Even though it was tough, it was fun. Great bunch of boys to play with. I've been reading some of these posts and there is some confusion as to who is the fastest masters player. I can tell you that it isn't Jimmy, nor do I think it is me. I think we should have a race off at the next mini carnival, maybe pambula. Jimmy has won the past 2 national sprint championships but he has saved himself during the footy games by not running much at all. By the time the race comes around, all the other runners are stuffed from playing hard games but Jimmy the old coot is as fresh as a daisy. If anyone decides to race against Jimmy, make sure you do it prior to any games or on a non playing day, you watch he will refuse to race against you. He's just as cunning as the old fox ! Good luck for the rest of the season and look forward to playing against you guys for the Andiamo Cup ! Cheers, Rusty
ADAM:- RUSTY- GET ON ADAM. OVER 100 HE WOULD WEAR JIMMY DOWN. SUPER ATHLETE.
Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:51 AM - Host: 114-198-70-189.dyn.iinet.net.au
Jimmy:- Rusty- I will still win you any day little man .
Even if i give you 5 meters handicaps .
Remember I'm national sprint championship and you not
If you wanna race me " bring it on" !
Thursday, 23 February 2012 09:41 PM - Host: 123-2-9-176.static.dsl.dodo.com.au
Rusty:- I totally agree with you Adam. I said the same thing to Jimmy but he reckons he will beat Ben. I just want Jimmy to race anyone that is fresh, not someone who has played 3 games then he's gotta run against a fresh Jimmy, who doesn't try in his footy matches just so he can win the sprints ! LOL
Friday, 24 February 2012 05:55 PM - IP: 184.108.40.206
Jimmy long time:- Hey rusty u talk too much for a little man ...
Fodge and tony Fodge can blow u away any day
Adam and Ben are too fast for me ........lol.
Saturday, 25 February 2012 08:07 PM - Host: 123-2-9-176.static.dsl.dodo.com.au
Rusty:- Actually, I agree with you Jimmy. I think Adam is faster than you. But seriously, do we really care how fast you are off the field? I play footy to be fast on the field, not trying to win National sprint championships when every other player is stuffed and you are fresh as !
Sunday, 26 February 2012 07:37 AM - IP: 220.127.116.11
Rusty:- Even Adam thinks he's faster than you Jimmy and I think he is. But Jimmy, no matter how fast you are, it's no good if you haven't got the ball in your hand and you are chasing bums all day !
Sunday, 26 February 2012 07:41 AM - IP: 18.104.22.168
Jimmy:- You a very lucky little man that we don't cross parth another while I will make you day miserable where u only get less than 5 touchs all day ...
Lol. Football is not about fast it is make up of man components .of which I'm superior .
Sunday, 26 February 2012 08:25 AM - IP: 22.214.171.124
Rusty:- Talk is cheap Jimmy. Ask Jonesy from Essendon. When you played on me for one quarter in the game last year, I had my best quarter with 9 possessions. Not only couldn't you keep up, you were never near me at any stage, not even when they bounced the ball. Also dude, I don't think the brunswick players want to read our crap all the time, especially the stuff you dish out. Ming won't be happy, in fact, I reckon even Ming could beat you in a footy race !
Sunday, 26 February 2012 10:29 AM - IP: 126.96.36.199
Ming:- I knew this would get interesting! Brunswick players love the banter.
PS. What kind of footy race? - I'd only put money on me if it was a footy eating race !
Sunday, 26 February 2012 09:20 PM - Host: 123-243-102-148.static.tpgi.com.au
Jimmy:- Ming don't listen to the little man he talk to much ....
I reckon you could out run him with you eyes close.....lol.
Wait till I tag him I will make his day a hell with only 3 possessions in a games.
Poor rusty 😥
Monday, 27 February 2012 09:11 AM - IP: 188.8.131.52
503).Monday, 20 February 2012 11:12 AM - |
Hard Games, Good Spirit - See some more photos on the Castlemaine Masters Website:
It was hot down in the valley. Great to have access to the pool next door and all the marquees for shade and also 20 chairs, tub of ice and free bottled water for each team was great organisation. Showers and changing rooms in the pavie, Good tucker at the function and a lovely coupla beers after the game.
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.
9 ON THE BENCH IS TOO MANY - OUR 6 WAS A BIT OF A PAIN TOO
| 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|
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
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
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
7. Player Protection
8. 15m penalties
Games will be played on Chewton Rec Res,
(about 99km from Melb GPO)
Code of Conduct
|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: 184.108.40.206
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
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