Nareewillock (Nunawading) Nuffers

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  1. melbandy

    melbandy Active Member

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    Reece 'Hit em when you can' Conca makes his debut for the Nuffers. He's really fitted into the Nuffers cultural program of unsociable behaviour football very enthusiastically.
     
  2. TheTassieHawk

    TheTassieHawk SC fanatic Staff Member

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    Following the recent transfer of ownership I wish to thank @melbandy for creating a much loved franchise within the ORFFA and I hope to continue to build on the rich history moving forward.

    Speaking of which it is worthwhile to list the current Nuffers "playing" squad

    Def - K Simpson, M Broadbent, R Conca, A Sexton, E Wood, J Geary, S Frost,
    Def/Fwd - T Varcoe
    Mid - JPK, B Ebert, SPP, C Menadue, P Dow, J Long, W Walker
    Mid/Fwd - D Thomas, R Lester, D Wells, N Graham, W Powell, J Petruccelle
    Fwd - C Dixon, T Bell, T Dickson, D Kent, B Grey
    Ruck - NicNat, CCJ

    Changes since the above post
    In - Geary, Ebert, SPP, Menadue, Dow, Wells, Petrucelle, Kent, CCJ, Frost, Long, Walker, Graham, Powell, Grey
    Out - T Hunt, Rowe, Mohr, H Goddard, D McKenzie, Stanton, Cross, CEY, Myers, Armfield, B Martin, Palmer, L Jones, C Dawes

    Interesting to note we had Tom Bell when he was good, Liam Jones when he was bad the first time, have turned over more players than we have kept in 3 years and managed to develop a list that is both old and young at the same time.

    Nic Nat has earned a week's rest while we take on undefeated ladder leaders Venus Bay @Fitzy this weekend and this forced change further depletes a side that fielded 4 donuts in a 428 point loss to the Cockatoos @anthak last weekend.

    Rd 8 Venus Bay, Rd 9 Charlies Opening @Bandit, Rd 10 Mt Beauty Uglies @bama , Rd 11 Iron Knob Codpieces @jimbowan in the next month will see the remaining players playing for their futures leading into what is sure to be a busy 2018 Midseason Trade and Draft period.

    Cheers TTH
     
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    TheTassieHawk SC fanatic Staff Member

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    @Lenny120 @ChiefRussell @jimbowan @TerryinBangkok @Len @chris88 @anthak @bama @graeme @Bandit @Jen @Tracey @That KI Guy @JC @snoz @Fitzy @dmandrews

    Hello all ORFFA'ns

    As fellow franchisees in the ORFFA I wish to inform you of the relocation of the Nunawading Nuffers Football Club to Nareewillock (Victoria) effective immediately. It is with great regret that the Nuffers bid adieu to Nunawading but we are left with no choice after Nareewillock Pro Sport Pty Ltd won our license in the final hand of a long night of booze fuelled illegal Texas Hold Em poker to commence the Queens Birthday long weekend. So much for bluffing with a pair of 2’s on the draw with a Queen, King and Ace on the flop.

    In hindsight it’s probably a good thing since the City of Whitehorse Council have recently served us with a notice of proposed eviction for non payment of $50k of rent for Nuffers Park (formerly known as a bunch of different sponsors names) since 2014, and the terms of the ORFFA licence exchange is that the new ownership will pay out that debt over a mere 25 years which will excite the ratepayers of Nunawading and nearby Forest Hill immensely .

    Our new location is far enough out of Melbourne (over 200km) that a 3 bedrooom house costs less than 2 million bucks. We will recognise our heritage though the continuation of the Nuffers branding and we are confident that the team will be re-energised as they proudly represent the Mallee region of Far North West Victoria in the big leagues.

    Rumour has it that the Andrews government (any relation @dmandrews ?) is set to has invest $300 million into making Nareewillock a population growth centre with around 800 000 new inhabitants by 2030, with a $100 million 2,000 capacity “CBD” stadium part of the Nareewillock Future World Class City Masterplan.

    For those of you travelling to face the Nuffers in the remaining ORFFA rounds of 2018 we refer you to Google Maps and recommend that you check it carefully before you commence the journey to face the mighty Nuffers.

    https://www.google.com.au/maps/plac...579a430a095b0!8m2!3d-36.1840109!4d143.4206435

    Cheers TTH
     
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  4. chris88

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    Nuffas on the grow. Superb work Tassie.
     
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    graeme Well-Known Member

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    Rumour has it that the Andrews' govt is in fact @melbandy in another guise. Nice write up TTH, albeit managers have often strayed towards fiction rather than reailty in backgrounders.
     
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  6. TheTassieHawk

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    in my experience the same usually applies to trade negotiations as well @graeme
     
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    The current Nuffers playing list has seen a relatively balanced makeover with a clutch of players in the 20-26 bracket and Shaun Grigg being brought into the club to improve the clubs depth to the extent possible in a thin MSD (in the Nuffers opinion)

    Def - K Simpson, M Broadbent, R Conca, E Wood, J Geary, L Brown, Z Cordy, J Joyce
    Def/Fwd -
    Mid - JPK, B Ebert, SPP, C Menadue, P Dow, B Hill, S Grigg
    Mid/Fwd - R Lester, D Wells, J Petruccelle, D Cuningham, M Hutchings
    Fwd - C Dixon, D Kent, C Cameron, M Guelfi, H Cunningham, M Honeychurch
    Ruck - NicNat, CCJ

    In (since Round 11) - D Cuningham (Hoppers), C Cameron (Hoppers), B Hill (Blimps), S Grigg (Devils), Matt Guelfi, Harry Cunningham, L Brown, M Hutchings, Z Cordy, M Honeychurch, Jesse Joyce
    Out (since Round 11) - Walker (Hoppers), Powell (Hoppers), Thomas (Cows), Sexton, Frost, Varcoe, Long, Graham, Bell, Dickson, Grey

    Draft period 1 of a 3 draft period plan to revamp the squad (we are very optimistic) is almost complete with the club now pondering whether to test the market to assess the worth of the handful of players that could improve teams in the 2018 premiership race.
     
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    The current Nuffers playing list continues to see strategic turnover ahead of the 2019 PSD, with Simpson and Wood the 2 stalwarts making way (and Lester and Conca very nearly joining them) and 4 of the 7 players taken at the 2018 MSD failing to make the grade (L Brown, Guelfi and H Cuningham the exceptions).

    Def - M Broadbent, R Lester, J Geary, L Brown, D Cuningham, E RIchards, M Hore, D Astbury
    D/F - C Burgess
    Mid - R Conca, B Ebert, SPP, B Hill, S Grigg, M Guelfi, H Cunningham, D Hanneberry, D Tucker
    Mid/Fwd - P Dow
    Fwd - C Dixon, D Kent, J Petruccelle, C Cameron, T McDonald, B Long, B Cavarra
    R/F - CCJ
    Ruck - NicNat, CCJ

    In (since Round 23) - D Hanneberry (Cows), T McDonald (Battlers), D Tucker (Spelunkers), Burgess (Cockatoos), Ed Richards (PSD27) , Marty Hore (PSD36), Ben Long (PSD51), Ben Cavarra, (PSD72), David Astbury (PSD94)
    Out (since Round 23) - K Simpson (Vultures) , JPK (Cockatoos), E Wood, C Menadue, D Wells, Z Cordy, J Joyce, M Hutchings, M Honeychurch

    Draft period 2 of a 3 draft period plan to revamp the squad (we are very optimistic) is almost complete with the club now looking to see whether it can get a host of players over early season injuries and hence get more players on the field than in the donut ridden 2018 season.
     
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    With Nic (trade) Nat, Lester and Conca departing at midseason (as well as Grigg and Burgess) the Nuffers amazingly are left with only 2 players from the equivalent time 4 seasons ago - Dixon and Broadbentt. Both players have proven their resilience in rehabbing career threatening injuries in recent times and hopefully will be running out together once again in 2019.

    Joining the club via the MSD are youngster Ben Paton as well as experienced hands Tom Clurey, Shaun Atley and Sam J Reid. Marble Bar young gun Xavier Duursma is brought in to bolster the teams growing youth contingent.

    Def - M Broadbent, J Geary, L Brown, D Cuningham, E RIchards, M Hore, D Astbury, B Paton, T Clurey
    D/M - X Duursma
    D/F - Sam J Reid (GWS)
    Mid - B Ebert, SPP, B Hill, M Guelfi, H Cunningham, D Hanneberry, D Tucker
    Mid/Fwd - P Dow
    Fwd - C Dixon, D Kent, J Petruccelle, C Cameron, T McDonald, B Long, B Cavarra, S Atley
    R/F - CCJ
    Ruck - n/a

    Draft period 3 of a 3 draft period plan to revamp the squad is now complete. With 19 of the current 28 listed having come on board in a frenetic 12 month period team-mates are still bonding and the coaches are working on developing a more cohesive game plan.

    The team are still likely to continue amongst the cellar dwellars in the short term but have assembled much greater depth despite by necessity and design trading the only big names that had been present. Young talent on the list will hopefully now have to perform to a higher standard to force its way into the Nuffers best 15 and therefore drive an improvement to the team's performance moving forward.
     
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