Discussion in 'ORFFF' started by grav, Nov 6, 2015.
Hey, I have a thing for South Aussie islands...OK!
Neptune Island Noahs Inaugural Draft 2016
Round Pick Player Position
1 15 Max GAWN RUC
2 18 Rory Sloane MID
3 47 Dion Prestia MID
4 50 Harley Bennell F/M
5 79 Daniel Rich D/M
6 82 Jeremy Howe D/F
7 111 David Zaharakis MID
8 114 Matthew Leuenberger F/R
9 143 Tom Bell FWD
10 146 Dom Tyson MID
11 175 Jason Johannisen DEF
12 178 Maverick Weller F/M
13 207 Ryan Bastinac MID
14 210 Josh Kelly MID
15 239 Hugh Goddard DEF
16 242 Billy Hartung MID
17 271 Nick Haynes DEF
18 274 Tom Boyd FWD
19 303 Nick Malceski DEF
20 306 Robert Murphy DEF
21 335 Sebastian Ross MID
22 338 Kayne Turner FWD
23 367 Cory Gregson FWD
24 370 Tomas Bugg DEF
25 399 Dawson Simpson RUC
26 402 Jeremy Laidler DEF
27 431 Joel Hamling DEF
28 434 Daniel Lloyd FWD
29 463 Josh Hill FWD
30 466 Jarryd Lyons F/M
“This Neptune Island place ROOOOOOCKS!”
Screamed new recruits Nick Riewoldt and Dan Menzel as they briefly wrestled the ORFFF premiership cup from their permanently drunken and newly tattooed team mates.
“I can't believe Swaaaaaaaaaaannie is retirin” blurted a semi-conscious Jezza Howe.
“I just looove his tweets. I hope he takes over from that fu%kwit BT on the Seven commentary team. That'd be grouse!”
“Hey Meatball ya whore” choked Sloaney. “Get me and Beard another yard of Baileys. And don't ya dare dream of pissin off to another club in the off season. We bloody own you.”
Generally typical scenes from within the Neptune Island clubrooms as the Noahs enter their sixth day of a fortnight of revelry following from their history making win in the inaugural ORFFF Grand Final.
In a torrid and bruising Grand Final, the two stellar midfields battered each other into submission with no clear winner. Danger and Ross shone, only to have their counterparts tag the living sh!t out of each other with max-effect. The Beard had the better of Mummy for most of the day but his serving to the engine room was a bit scatter-gun.
Hence, the battle raged intensely in the opposing goal squares as Savage and Docherty fought valiantly to contain a rampaging Lyons and Howe but a subdued Pittard and Rosa forgot to lock the floodgates.
In the end, Noahs defence were the heroes of the day with JJ, Haynes and Rich as solid as a brick
sh!thouse against a wayward Walters and a wavering Wright.
A momentous win for the young Noahs who were without their fearsome leader Bob and match winner Meatball.
Neptune Island Noahs 1467 def Drouin Dropbears 1265
Man of the match (Bob Murphy medal) – Seb Ross
Noah of the Finals (Neptune plate) – Max Gawn
Noahs B & F winner (The Jabber) – Max Gawn
Great to see the inaugural ORFFF premiership won by a deserving South Aussie team.
Wedge Island and Port Lincoln have chipped in together and sent a couple of pallets of Coopers Pale Ale over to ensure the Noahs don't run dry during their celebrations - should arrive by mid afternoon
Neptune Island Noahs 2018 Grand Final line up
Def - Laird, Haynes, Morrison, Cumming (Florent oop)
Mid - Ross, Sidey, Hunter, Tucker
Ruck - Gawn
Fwd - Lynch, Smith, Hewett, Thomas (Taylor)
IC - Greenwood, Tyson (Menzel)
A comprehensive shellacing by the Atoms..
Atoms 1521 vs Noahs 1408
Anyhow, 2 grand final appearances in three years is nothing to bitch about.
We will return.
Noah of the match (Bob Murphy medal) – Max Gawn
Noah of the Finals (Neptune plate) – Lachie Hunter
Noahs B & F winner (The Jabber) – Seb Ross
So, the smart play for a team that just lost a grand final would be to improve your team right?
Alas, dear supporter, us Neptunians are anything but conventional.
Truth be known, our defence was in disarray in the wake of positional adjustment and 2.5 fit, best 22 defenders was not going to cut it. An exhaustive 5-minute, soul-searching review was undertaken and all players were put on notice that a defensive rebuild plan was the clubs’ priority.
A crack list management team was assembled and a maelstrom of trading ensued. When the dust finally settled, the fallout was shattering. Foundation stalwarts in Sloane and Howe were gone along with young emerging mids in Tyson and Hewett. Mediocrity was also punished at the delist table as the likes of Tucker, Menzel and Betts were all shown the angry end of the axe.
A shiny new backline has been unveiled with the recruitment of Aliir Aliir, Luke McDonald, Aaron Francis, Riley Bonner plus newly minted Xavier Duursma and preseason wonderkid Jordan Ridley.
Playing forward coach, Stevie Motlop has joined the club to guide our fleet of young pocket dynamos along with the twin towers of Harry Himmelberg and Brayden Crossley to keep Tom Lynch honest.
With a deliberate youth policy in action, our mid stocks were bolstered with the drafting of Riley Collier-Dawkins, Brayden Sier and the on again/off again love interest Jordan Dawson.
Quite possibly a one step forward/two step back approach, but the Noahs have reset and are ready to rip the competition apart!
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