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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Bombers4EVA » Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:24 pm

The Bedge wrote:Hmm a former AFL and current D1 player having no difficulties against a D7 and D7R side.. geez who would have predicted that one! :roll: ;)

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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Q. » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:47 pm

The Bedge wrote:Gullies pumped 'em.
Was a bit of a waste of time in the end. Gullies only had 28, a mix of A/B/U18, that played three quarters against our B grade, (which we spent chasing guernseys around Aldi) and only two quarters against our A grade (pulled the pin early after waiting for 20 minutes for sprinklers to get turned off). Not sure why their C/D didn't turn up as was originally arranged.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Lightning McQueen » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:12 pm

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The Bedge wrote:Gullies pumped 'em.
Was a bit of a waste of time in the end. Gullies only had 28, a mix of A/B/U18, that played three quarters against our B grade, (which we spent chasing guernseys around Aldi) and only two quarters against our A grade (pulled the pin early after waiting for 20 minutes for sprinklers to get turned off). Not sure why their C/D didn't turn up as was originally arranged.

Yeah, I thought the same as I was there when players were rocking up.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Down the Hill » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:14 pm

The old adage of 3 or more trial matches is outdated and is a legacy of a time when pre-season would commence around Australia Day and trial matches were part of the pre-season fitness program. With the Adelaide 500 followed by the Adelaide Cup long weekend (that moved to March about 10 years) most trials on those weekends seem to get the same response "a waste of time". We have settled for 2 trials in recent years which we are doing again this year with trials on 18 & 25 March.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby shoe boy » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:29 pm

Down the Hill wrote:The old adage of 3 or more trial matches is outdated and is a legacy of a time when pre-season would commence around Australia Day and trial matches were part of the pre-season fitness program. With the Adelaide 500 followed by the Adelaide Cup long weekend (that moved to March about 10 years) most trials on those weekends seem to get the same response "a waste of time". We have settled for 2 trials in recent years which we are doing again this year with trials on 18 & 25 March.


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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Down the Hill » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:46 pm

My mistake, I got our church days mixed up with our trials which are 17 March v PAOC and 24 March v Port Dist.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Bombers4EVA » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:52 pm

Q. wrote:
The Bedge wrote:Gullies pumped 'em.
Was a bit of a waste of time in the end. Gullies only had 28, a mix of A/B/U18, that played three quarters against our B grade, (which we spent chasing guernseys around Aldi) and only two quarters against our A grade (pulled the pin early after waiting for 20 minutes for sprinklers to get turned off). Not sure why their C/D didn't turn up as was originally arranged.

It was more like a full running drill just chasing blokes who like to play keeping off. Wish I was 17 years old, weigh 85kg and can run like the wind and jump as high as these blokes did. Hence why I'm having a kick in Div 7.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby eric » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:28 pm

I think the highest jump of the day came from a Houghton lad.. right on top of that ex afl bloke that sandbagged against a bunch of Div 7 reserve blokes who were expecting to play a few other div 7 Reserve blokes for a kick and a catch and blow some cobwebs out.. not come up against what will probably be the fittest and best structured side they have played in a few years, in fact for some of them ever. Bit disappointing in one way but I would do it again next year were the offer on the table from somewhere.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby The Bedge » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:40 am

Look at you blokes now crying foul! “Sandbagging ex AFL player”?! It was a trial game, and it features predominately higher grade players, why wouldn’t he play and how does that make him a sandbagger?

Pretty sure you (Houghton) organised this trial - and I don’t get where this shit about playing their D7 guys came from - the tile of this thread itself suggests it was a D1R side vs D7!

You organised a trial against a D1 B grade, you got pumped, now you’re complaining? :shock:
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby jo172 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:42 am

Can't really underestimate the "it was a trial game" and "it was almost still February" factors here.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Q. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:44 am

The Bedge wrote:Look at you blokes now crying foul! “Sandbagging ex AFL player”?! It was a trial game, and it features predominately higher grade players, why wouldn’t he play and how does that make him a sandbagger?

Pretty sure you (Houghton) organised this trial - and I don’t get where this shit about playing their D7 guys came from - the tile of this thread itself suggests it was a D1R side vs D7!

You organised a trial against a D1 B grade, you got pumped, now you’re complaining? :shock:
You're wrong on several levels, but that's not unusual for you.

We were approached about the game from TTG. Our A grade didn't get pumped.
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Re: IT'S FINALLY HAPPENING!

Postby Q. » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:05 am

Kudos though to the TTG lads who did stick it out for 5 quarters in the warm conditions.
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