Darraweit Guim Dirigibles

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  1. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Darraweit Guim: A small farming township on the edge of the Macedon Ranges Shire, located near Deep Creek, Darraweit Guim is a quiet, peaceful place.

    A population of 300 enjoys beautiful views over the nearby hills, with quality pastoral land as far as the eye can see. Native wildlife abounds, heritage listed buildings feature and the beautiful local school is home to about 50 primary school students.

    And now, Darraweit (or "The Guim") is home to the mighty Dirigibles.

    <img src="http://www.guiafe.com.ar/fotos-argentina-2005/dirigible.jpg" />

    Some might say the Dirigibles are just floating around, others will contend that the team's boasts are merely hot air. But the Dirigibles and their players are ready to mix it with the big boys of the ORFFA.

    Perennial small town underdogs, the D's have recruited impressively - with a distinctly blue-collar midfield of Boyd, Cross, Foley, Van Berlo, Cassisi and Picken complemented by some style from Kerr and Dal Santo.

    In the ruck is the ultimate blue collar hero - the Mighty People's Mullet himself, big Ivan Maric.

    Defenders Alex Rance and Paul Duffield are sure to attract second glances from the team's female supporters, with Dylan Grimes, Nick Smith and Luke McPharlin providing further steel to a solid defensive unit.

    The forward line, led by old man Harvey and the exciting Eddie Betts, will rely on guile and cunning to kick a winning score - though young big men Ty Vickery, Lachlan Keeffe and Jeremy Howe will look to provide solid contests.

    With a gruelling training regimen - after all, what are hills for but for running up and down - and the town squarely behind them, the Dirigibles will look to fly high in 2012.

     
  2. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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  3. Xenomorph

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    All business at the front....party time down the back.

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  4. Xenomorph

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    Don't forget the 'People's Beard'

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    "This is how big the Dirigible is, guys."
     
  5. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    75th anniversary in recent days of the Hindenburg going down - http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-05-06/hindenburg-disaster-anniversary/54788882/1

    Let's hope it is not a metaphor for the Dirigibles' season
     
  6. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Line up for the Dirigibles Round 1 game.

    Sadly Ty Vickery couldn't be considered due to injury, so we've had to replace him up forward:

    Line-up
    DEF - Duffield, Rance, Grimes, McPharlin
    MID - Cross, Boyd, Dal Santo, Foley
    RUCK - Mullet Maric
    FWD - Harvey, Betts, Vezpremi, Howe
    I/C - Van Berlo, Cassisi
     
  7. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Well, its been a highly successful home debut for the Guim.

    Led by 100+ scores to Duffield, Rance, GRimes, Boyd, Foley and our captain Maric, plus 80-90 point scores from Van Berlo, Cassisi, McPharlin, the Dirigibiles are tracking at 1200+ points from 12 players.

    With NDS, Walker and Betts to come in the late match tomorrow, a 1500 point score is not out of the question, meaning an average of 100 points per player on field.

    Some scoring concerns though - Harvey and Kerr struggled to break tags, but with youngsters Nick Smith and Vezpremi scoring well, the pressure is on to keep spots in the starting 15.
     
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    <blockquote>Quote from chris88 on May 13, 2012, 20:17
    Well, its been a highly successful home debut for the Guim.

    Led by 100+ scores to Duffield, Rance, GRimes, Boyd, Foley and our captain Maric, plus 80-90 point scores from Van Berlo, Cassisi, McPharlin, the Dirigibiles are tracking at 1200+ points from 12 players.

    With NDS, Walker and Betts to come in the late match tomorrow, a 1500 point score is not out of the question, meaning an average of 100 points per player on field.

    Some scoring concerns though - Harvey and Kerr struggled to break tags, but with youngsters Nick Smith and Vezpremi scoring well, the pressure is on to keep spots in the starting 15. </blockquote>

    Fair to say that you completely wiped us of the park. Will be scary to see your percentage (if we track it) after this game!
    One shining light for us was our captain Shaun Burgoyne who held Harvey well and also went on the attack quite often, scoring 97 for himself.

    But well done Chris! Massive first round victory. We didn't stand a chance.
     
  9. TerryinBangkok

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    Not within my nature to meddle Chris, but "the Guim" does stick in the mind. To the point where you might like to consider an adaptation of the following as your team song:

    http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/m/manfred_mann/the_mighty_quinn_quinn_the_eskimo.html

    Substituting Guim for Quinn seems to work.
    Just a suggestion.
     
  10. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Ant - thanks for that. The home crowd is happy - just hoping that it wasn't a false dawn for the Dirigibles ... akin to all those false dawns at Tigerland.

    The ugly weather on the weekend certainly helped I think - a few of our midfield not exactly the quickest guys, so the soggy conditions certainly aided them.

    To that end we've hired both the former groundskeeper at Moorabbin and the former sprinkler operator from Waverley Park to help tend to the Mighty Guim's sacred home turf.

    <img src="http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSFDHKFIf3WRkIqLSGBya4nL3hHuGYbSoQaQWCDWocwvs2YdSqaEEiacsGPiw" />

    The results are already becoming evident:

    <img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_zC266TJ9X_0/TB6jtjy032I/AAAAAAAAByk/AU0_bpB9fCo/s1600/babies+040.jpg" />

    We're hopeful that this might ensure a few more wins at home for the Dirigibles, though we are worried that the penguins from Mawson Base might like the conditions even more.
     
  11. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    TiB - We've decided against coining a theme song here at Darraweit ... singing it after the game delays more important tasks:

    <img src="http://meupedeabobrinha.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/78-giant-beer.jpg" />

     
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    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    DEF:
    Rance 108
    Grimes 109
    Duffield 130
    McPharlin 89

    MID:
    Dal Santo 101
    Boyd 137
    Foley 134
    Cassisi 84

    RUCK:
    Maric 119

    FWD:
    Harvey 65
    Walker 75
    Betts 92
    Howe 70

    I/C
    Kerr 72
    Van Berlo 91

    Total: 1566
     
  13. Bandit

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    Great score by the Guim lads!
     
  14. Len

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    Damn Chris 1566 is huge, I know I have plenty of stars out but my 1210 looks paltry in comparison
     
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    anthak Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, the Guim didn't have much opposition this week. :(
     
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    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Round 1 review

    Round 1 saw the Dirigibles explode into form, recording a 470-point win over the Cockatoos from Gariwerd - 1566 to 1094.

    Led by Mighty Ivan Maric in the ruck, the Dirigibles flew high in front of their home town fans at Darraweit Guim.

    The guim got off to a slow start with youngster Jeremy Howe carrying the early load by himself. But his teammates quickly joined the party, with Nathan Van Berlo playing a great game off the bench. Then, with an inspirational performance from the captain, the Dirigibles took control - Rance and Grimes rampant in defence, Foley running unchecked through the middle and Daniel Kerr fighting through a tag to score well.

    High-profile midfielders Boyd and Dal Santo played well, while Dom Cassisi worked hard to register a good score. Duffield and McPharlin were solid in defence and the Carlton duo of Betts and Walker added some very handy points near the end of the matchup.

    Round 2 team

    An unchanged line-up for the (provisional) top of the table Dirigibles this week as they trek north to face the Battlers from Birdsville.

    After a rampaging start to the year where they scored 1500+ points, the Dirigibles have been hit by injury and form concerns in the leadup to round 2.

    Injuries to Vezpremi and Vickery meant they were not able to be considered, allowing Brent Harvey to keep his place in the side. Rohan with a long-term injury could not be considered either. Poor form has also claimed McKenzie and Smedts among others.

    Nick Smith, whom the locals have finally begun to recognise, is extremely unlucky to miss out this week.

    The Round 2 team for the Dirigibles is:

    DEF: Rance, Grimes, Duffield, McPharlin (E: Nick Smith)
    MID: Boyd, Dal Santo, Foley, Cassisi (E: Liam Picken)
    RUCK: People's Mullet (c)
    FWD: Harvey, Walker, Betts, Howe (E: L Keeffe)
    I/C: Kerr, Van Berlo

    Looking forward to the visit to Birdsville and a huge test against a team which battled to a good win last week. Hopefully with the coach keeping the faith in a victorious line-up the Dirigibles will again fly high this week.

    Go the Guim!
     
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    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    Preliminary Rd 2 results suggest the Guimhave battled through some injuries to take out a 20-25 point win against the Battlers from Birdsville.

    However the win has come at great cost - young defender Dylan Grimes seriously injured, while veteran Brent Harvey may be on report.

    And even then the win has only come due to a stroke of luck - Sauce Merrett turning in a matchwinning blinder for the Battlers only for them to realise he wasn't a registered player and his score did not count.
     
  18. J_C

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    While still to be confirmed by the official ORFFA scorers, the Battlers stats man scored it as a 27 point win to the Dirigibles, 1269 - 1242.

    Sauce Merrett was relegated to the two's this week after his poor effort in round 1, which followed a sub-par pre-season. An early contender for the 'ORFFA - Best Coaching Move of the Year' award perhaps? :D

    The coach is considering leaving Merrett in two's again this week simply out of spite.
     
  19. chris88

    chris88 1000 Monkeys at 1000 Typewriters Staff Member

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    That's just awful luck Jolcon, having spent my life making bad bench and captaincy choices in SC, I know how you feel.
     
  20. J_C

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    Meh. You win some, you lose some. No one could've predicted that. (surely not?)

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