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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Luke15 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:07 am

Dutchy wrote:
Luke15 wrote:You heard it here first. Mitch Portlock to be announced as Willunga coach shortly


Playing? Id hope not


I don’t think so
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby The_Goss » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:03 am

Luke15 wrote:
Dutchy wrote:
Luke15 wrote:You heard it here first. Mitch Portlock to be announced as Willunga coach shortly


Playing? Id hope not


I don’t think so


Will 100% be a Playing Coach role......
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby jackpot jim » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:51 am

Anyone know when the last A Grade playing coach took their team to a Flag in the GSFL ? They'd be few are far between in recent times i would have thought compared to 30 - 40 years ago when it was probably quite common.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby field of dreams » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:55 pm

jackpot jim wrote:Anyone know when the last A Grade playing coach took their team to a Flag in the GSFL ? They'd be few are far between in recent times i would have thought compared to 30 - 40 years ago when it was probably quite common.

Good question JJ. Don’t know the answer...
VH won 8 flags in the 1990s. All but one were under playing coaches- Dennis Russell in 92, though he did pull on the boots during the year when playing stocks dwindled.


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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Newkid » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:37 pm

jackpot jim wrote:Anyone know when the last A Grade playing coach took their team to a Flag in the GSFL ? They'd be few are far between in recent times i would have thought compared to 30 - 40 years ago when it was probably quite common.


Shane Mitchell from the creek back to back.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby ball breaker » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:12 pm

Are Willunga FC trying to emulate Langhorne Creek by employing a favourite son (Portlock) to help create a fairytale as Godwin did?
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby ball breaker » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:50 am

Newkid wrote:
jackpot jim wrote:Anyone know when the last A Grade playing coach took their team to a Flag in the GSFL ? They'd be few are far between in recent times i would have thought compared to 30 - 40 years ago when it was probably quite common.


Shane Mitchell from the creek back to back.
And then sacked!
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Luke15 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:16 pm

Scott Hunt to the Dees. Good player but a shit bloke. Mitchy P better be on the ball with keeping him in line because he has huge potential to run people up the wrong way. Just ask the Pongy boys. Doesn’t have many friends left there
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Dirty dog » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:20 am

Luke15 wrote:Scott Hunt to the Dees. Good player but a shit bloke. Mitchy P better be on the ball with keeping him in line because he has huge potential to run people up the wrong way. Just ask the Pongy boys. Doesn’t have many friends left there

Only lasted a year at Paskeville, shouldn’t drink apparently. I saw him play a final at Maitland against Ardrossan 8 weeks ago and he was horrible. Needs lots of work on his fitness.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby beer tent » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:38 am

Luke15 wrote:Scott Hunt to the Dees. Good player but a shit bloke. Mitchy P better be on the ball with keeping him in line because he has huge potential to run people up the wrong way. Just ask the Pongy boys. Doesn’t have many friends left there


Add to that D. Lee from Christies beach spat the dummy with the coach and walked away because he was told to play B grade one week....let the club down another shit bloke
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby mutton cove » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Pongy not in a hurry to spring to Hunts defence, the silence is deafening,. Overated.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Snap Kick Ninja » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:06 pm

mutton cove wrote:Pongy not in a hurry to spring to Hunts defence, the silence is deafening,. Overated.


Shit actions speak louder than words.

Can play when switch on but was given way too many chances off the field and kept stuffing up. No doubt it'll happen again.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Animus » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:19 am

The Reynella express seems to be in full flight on route to McLaren Vale
Hearing Ellison & Farrelly have tickets already, anyone else?
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby mutton cove » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Reynella exodus, Pork chop.
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Animus » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Seems you are having the same comprehension difficulties with my post as your club have with the salary cap :-p Mutton chop
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Luke15 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:53 am

Definitely worth mentioning what a HUGE get from GPE getting Ryan Griffin back on board and what a testament it is to Ryan as a person to come back and help his local team in a time in need. I’m expecting improvement from them this year, not just because Ryan is going there but another year in Carnas system and some young blokes with further development
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Dutchy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:01 am

Luke15 wrote:Definitely worth mentioning what a HUGE get from GPE getting Ryan Griffin back on board and what a testament it is to Ryan as a person to come back and help his local team in a time in need. I’m expecting improvement from them this year, not just because Ryan is going there but another year in Carnas system and some young blokes with further development


Good get, although they have had an interesting approach to recruiting players from nearby leagues, not sure how they thought it was going to be successful
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby ball breaker » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:59 pm

Luke15 wrote:Definitely worth mentioning what a HUGE get from GPE getting Ryan Griffin back on board and what a testament it is to Ryan as a person to come back and help his local team in a time in need. I’m expecting improvement from them this year, not just because Ryan is going there but another year in Carnas system and some young blokes with further development
Huge for the league ...... hope he s involved each week
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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby Dutchy » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:06 pm

Former AFL captain Ryan Griffen will swap the demands of being an elite athlete for beach and farm life in his hometown Goolwa when he returns to his junior club next season.

Goolwa/Port Elliot announced the signing of the retired GWS Giants midfielder and former Western Bulldogs skipper on Sunday.

The 32-year-old’s family is based in SA and he will play at the Magpies with his younger brother, Trent.


Ryan Griffen walks off with Giants coach Leon Cameron after GWS’ semi-final loss to Collingwood, Griffen’s last AFL game. Picture: AAP/Julian Smith.
Griffen is the highest-profile recruit so far this off-season in SA footy, including the SANFL.

During his 13 AFL seasons, he played 257 games, captained the Bulldogs, won two Charlie Sutton medals (Dogs’ best and fairests) and was an All-Australian in 2013.

Goolwa/Port Elliot president Ryan Bridges said Griffen’s decision to come back to the club, two months after retiring from the top level, could not have come at a better time.

The Magpies were winless this year and finished bottom of the GSFL ladder.

“We had four seasons in-a-row playing finals … but this season we stripped it right back, didn’t pay players and just went with locals,” Bridges said.

“We didn’t win a game so it’s a rebuild at the moment.

“Ryan coming to play will be a massive boost for the rebuild, we’ve already got sponsors lining up and it will help with recruitment as well.

“It couldn’t have come at a better time.”

The Griffen name is synonymous with Goolwa/Port Elliot.

Trent and their older brother Travis, who is retired, are both life members of the Magpies.

Griffen cut his teeth in the Panthers’ underage teams.

The Griffen name is synonymous with Goolwa/Port Elliot.

Trent and their older brother Travis, who is retired, are both life members of the Magpies.

Griffen played at the club before progressing to South Adelaide’s underage sides, SA teams and eventually the AFL, landing at the Bulldogs via pick No.3 in the 2004 national draft.

“With his brothers and family here he always comes back to Goolwa for Christmas in the off-season,” Bridges said.

“I personally thought he might come back to just play a one-off game but it seems like he’s keen for more than that, which is great for the club.

“A lot of people comment on his body and his injuries, but if he can carry an injury into an AFL preliminary final, I think he’ll cope okay in the Great Southern Footy League.”

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Re: Great Southern Football League

Postby field of dreams » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:50 am

Dutchy wrote:Good get, although they have had an interesting approach to recruiting players from nearby leagues, not sure how they thought it was going to be successful


Nearby leagues? What about nearby clubs?


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