Blanchetown Bunyips

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  1. eagle_eyed

    eagle_eyed Training the house down!

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    martyg wrote:
    With the Bunyips getting an excellent list together, we have formulated our team on SC to see where we are at.. If I could cut and paste the screenshot, then this post would make a lot more sense... Use the print screen key towards the top right of your keyboard and then press Ctrl and v to paste it into your thread reply. Like this :) [​IMG]
     
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    Blanchetown is a small township in South Australia, on the (west) bank of the Murray River, 130km northeast of Adelaide. The Blanchetown Bridge is the western-most (and farthest downstream) of the four crossings of the Sturt Highway over the Murray River. During the nineteenth century it was an important transportation centre on the lower Murray. In modern times Blanchetown has been described as 'a strange mixture of historic buildings and temporary shacks built by holidaymakers on the banks of the river'. Blanchetown is widely regarded as the entrance to the Riverland district. Blanchetown was originally surveyed in October 1855 as Blanche Town. It was named after Lady Blanche MacDonnell, the wife of the Governor of South Australia, Sir Richard MacDonnell. The Governor selected the site personally, to replace an earlier settlement of Murrundi (or Moorundee) - five kilometres downstream - which was subject to flooding. Murrundi had been chosen as the base of the Protector of Aborigines by Edward John Eyre since 1841. There had been a ferry crossing at Blanchetown since 1869 (private before 1879, then Government-run). In February 1876 Blanchetown was described as a 'small but ambitious settlement, containing a dozen houses, and having a population of about 50 people'. The buildings in the township were 'substantially built of a stone quarried in the neighbourhood'. The post and telegraph office, the hotel and store were described as 'the main buildings In 1877 the Blanchetown Bunyip Football Club was established by the current serving Mayor of Blanchetown and resident Ruckman. Mayor Neville Garrett (a direct relative of the 2013 ORFFU Head Coach) developed the club from humble beginnings to a powerhouse in the Riverland Region. Premiership winners in 1877 through to 1955 declared the Bunyips as Australia's most successful sporting team of the era and perhaps ever. The 1956 floods devastated the entire Blanchetown area and was the worst flooding the Murray had ever experienced. The 1956 football season was a washout and although the Bunyips continued to train in 3ft of water, there was no Premiership on offer. After losing the last 50 Grand finals in a row a new head coach was appointed on completion of the 2013 Grand Final. Head Coach Marty Garrett was elated to be chosen as Captain/Coach and was quoted saying I am honoured and privileged to be appointed Captain and Coach of the Blanchetown Bunyips. I am excited about the potential of the playing group and can see big things ahead. Whilst we have a long way to go, a Premiership in 2014 is not out of the question”. The Bunyip management group are excited by draft pick number 2 in the upcoming ORFFU league and are keeping quiet on who they will be targeting. [​IMG]
     
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    martyg wrote:
    In 1877 the Blanchetown Bunyip Football Club was established by the current serving Mayor of Blanchetown and resident Ruckman. I'm glad that we will be against a dinosaur of a ruckman this year in the ORFFU
     
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    He has been superseeded a few times now... but still a formidable force!
     
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    With the Bunyips getting an excellent list together, we have formulated our team on SC to see where we are at.. If I could cut and paste the screenshot, then this post would make a lot more sense...
     
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    I think it was a security thing with my work computer... also, coz we are using IE8. You picture is just a white screen with a red x in the top left hand corner.
     
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    eagle_eyed Training the house down!

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    martyg wrote:
    I think it was a security thing with my work computer... also, coz we are using IE8. You picture is just a white screen with a red x in the top left hand corner. No worries, I'm using Firefox and it displays the screenshot.
     
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    eagle_eyed wrote:
    martyg wrote:
    I think it was a security thing with my work computer... also, coz we are using IE8. You picture is just a white screen with a red x in the top left hand corner. No worries, I'm using Firefox and it displays the screenshot. Yeah, I use Firefox at home, which works a treat!
     
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    The first 20 recruits into the Bunyips lineup (Age, Games, SC ave) DEF: S Thompson (27, 112,98), Geary (25, 93, 80), Duffield (29, 130, 80), Laird (20, 18, 70), R Thompson (23, 34, 69), MID: Pendlebury (27, 170, 127), S Selwood (23, 110, 104), Prestia (21, 51, 98), Armitage (25, 92, 92), Whitfield (19, 19, 73), Pearce (27, 176, 80) Ruc: Jacobs (26, 82, 85), Giles (26, 42, 75) FWD: Mayne (25, 102, 92), Gray (25, 88, 82), Schulz (28, 140, 85), Ballantyne (26, 83, 73), Dwyer (27, 30, 68), Markworth (22, 0,0), McCarthy (21,0, 0) Ave age : 24.6 Game ave : 78.1 Take out the 2 new guys and the game average is : 86
     
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    sam jacobs is 25 or 26 mate... just an fyi for your listings there
     
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    Sam
    Jacobs

    Height
    202 cm
    DOB
    10-04-1988
    Weight
    105 kg
    Debut
    2009 ......................coming up 26 in April...
     
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    Sauce Jacobs updated... thanks for the pick up guys... I think I put his games down from my spreadsheet! My team average is still 24, but up to 24.6
     
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    And based on last years averages, my starting line up will average 1319 points per week.
     
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    So this is the start of the Bunyips from February 2014
    The first 20 recruits into the Bunyips lineup (Age, Games, SC ave) DEF: S Thompson (27, 112,98), Geary (25, 93, 80), Duffield (29, 130, 80), Laird (20, 18, 70), R Thompson (23, 34, 69), MID: Pendlebury (27, 170, 127), S Selwood (23, 110, 104), Prestia (21, 51, 98), Armitage (25, 92, 92), Whitfield (19, 19, 73), Pearce (27, 176, 80) Ruc: Jacobs (26, 82, 85), Giles (26, 42, 75) FWD: Mayne (25, 102, 92), Gray (25, 88, 82), Schulz (28, 140, 85), Ballantyne (26, 83, 73), Dwyer (27, 30, 68), Markworth (22, 0,0), McCarthy (21,0, 0) Ave age : 24.6 Game ave : 78.1

    And now December 2017 (will update games later)

    DEF: Laird (26, 100), Frost (24, 65), Kelly (22, 59), Marchbank (21, 69), Sheridan (24, 48), Atley (25, 68)
    MID: Armitage (29, 78), Barrett (22, 63), Langford (25, 67), Mountford (20, 59), Pendlebury (29, 107), Tyson (24,81)
    FWD: Jarman (19, 0), Brown (27, 68), Cameron (23, 68), Houston (20, 73), Kent (23, 60), McCarthy (23, 61), Silvangi (20, 52), Stewart (23, 67), Lambert (26, 86) (FWD/MID)
    RUC: Jacobs (29, 96), Naismith (25, 66)

    Average Age: 23.8

    Only 5 original Bunyips remain! Whilst the list has gotten a bit younger, some of the originals are just getting older.
     
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    Time for an end of season review for 2018:
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    The coaches and recruitment teams have put their heads together and have come up with a few stats for 2018. As it currently stands:

    Current playing list is 23 players
    Average age is 23.4 yo
    Average games is 55.9
    Defenders 8
    Forwards 8
    Mids 4
    Rucks 3
    (not including DPPs)
    Only 2 original Bunyips remain - Sauce Jacobs and Rory Laird
    Houston, Saad, Atley, Holman, Polec and Jacobs played all 22 matches in 2018
    Bayley Fritsch played 21 in his debut season
     
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    So this is the start of the Bunyips from February 2014
    The first 20 recruits into the Bunyips lineup (Age, Games, SC ave) DEF: S Thompson (27, 112,98), Geary (25, 93, 80), Duffield (29, 130, 80), Laird (20, 18, 70), R Thompson (23, 34, 69), MID: Pendlebury (27, 170, 127), S Selwood (23, 110, 104), Prestia (21, 51, 98), Armitage (25, 92, 92), Whitfield (19, 19, 73), Pearce (27, 176, 80) Ruc: Jacobs (26, 82, 85), Giles (26, 42, 75) FWD: Mayne (25, 102, 92), Gray (25, 88, 82), Schulz (28, 140, 85), Ballantyne (26, 83, 73), Dwyer (27, 30, 68), Markworth (22, 0,0), McCarthy (21,0, 0) Ave age : 24.6 Game ave : 78.1

    And now December 2017 (will update games later)

    DEF: Laird (26, 100), Frost (24, 65), Kelly (22, 59), Marchbank (21, 69), Sheridan (24, 48), Atley (25, 68)
    MID: Armitage (29, 78), Barrett (22, 63), Langford (25, 67), Mountford (20, 59), Pendlebury (29, 107), Tyson (24,81)
    FWD: Jarman (19, 0), Brown (27, 68), Cameron (23, 68), Houston (20, 73), Kent (23, 60), McCarthy (23, 61), Silvangi (20, 52), Stewart (23, 67), Lambert (26, 86) (FWD/MID)
    RUC: Jacobs (29, 96), Naismith (25, 66)

    Average Age: 23.8

    Only 5 original Bunyips remain! Whilst the list has gotten a bit younger, some of the originals are just getting older.

    Update to Follow:
     
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