Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles

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    As pre-season morphs into the real thing the Cows continue our preparation to defend the premiership trophy. Jarrad McVeigh, Dan Hannebery, Dion Prestia and Brad Crouch are currently problematic for round one but that simply presents an opportunity for fringe players to put their hands up for game time.

    Seasoned track watchers are very taken by youngsters Harry Morrison and Ollie Hanrahan with talk that at least one, if not both, will be picked for round one. Brandon White is showing real determination, plugging away while knowing that time in the magoos is probably his lot early on. Everyone at the Bulls Hit knows why Paul Hunter joined the club and it will point to a good year if he does not get a guernsey.

    Last week Mitch Robinson presented a scintallating lecture on the "History and Importance of Pig Hunting to the Cow's Culture." Absolutely spell binding - excerpts will be used in future team talks. He followed that up a couple of days later with a take off of Macca's efforts as a male model. The skit, while a little raunchy for a late night slot on national TV, certainly contributed to another successful team building session.
     
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    Finally underway, but in a very weird way. Mike (aka Jelly Guy) loves his mind games so entered part of a team with some oop's. Didn't work. Routine early season game with some outs through injury (Dan Hann, Dion Prestia, Aaron Hall and Brad Crouch) and some fine performances by fringe guys wanting regular games. Titch absolutely outstanding and yep, Boo we noticed your efforts. The streak now stands at 20 but will be under serious threat if some players are not over injury problems.

    First round of the B&F:
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (167)
    4 points - Brandan Parfitt (102)
    3 points - Toby McLean (91)
    2 points - Sauce Jacobs (90)
    1 point - Josh Dunkley (87)

    None of the RS division made it on to the park this week.

    Lenny's mob this week should be a good match up and a chance to unfurl the 2017 flag to the patrons of the Bulls Hit Tav.
     
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    Another slightly odd week. Lenny provided humour by fielding the ineligible JJ (115 points) and to the relief of all, well the home supporters, the Cows cruised to a win. It was terrific to see Tommy Barrass perform so well - you got a good one there mate.

    Titch did what Titch does and there were some encouraging signs among the kids (yeah, they are alright) that we may well be up for forthcoming travails. The head of our "other revenue streams committee" tells me there may well a new naming rights sponsor for the B&F. He seemed slightly high on the prospect and reckons the product is well worth a try - purely for medicinal purposes you understand.

    Second round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (148)
    4 points - Toby McLean (125)
    3 points - Nat Fyfe (120)
    2 points - Sauce Jacobs (116)
    1 point - Jarrad McVeigh (106)

    Again none of the RS division made it on to the park this week.

    B&F Cumulative
    10 - Tom Mitchell
    7 - Toby McLean
    4 - Sauce Jacobs, Brandan Parfitt
    3 - Nat Fyfe
    1 - Josh Dunkley, Jarrad McVeigh

    This week we host Tracey's Wineglass Bay Packers. We hope there presence will provide a modifying influence among the rowdy and increasingly messy mob at the Bulls Hit. BTW, the chant of "even chels could manage this herd" has been banned.
     
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    An enjoyable game against the Packers with some fine individual performances. As is his want Titch shone again only to be upstaged by Nat. Keep it going guys, a bit of midfield fire power is very useful. A huge game (139) from Bailey Williams suggests a spot on the field is his for the taking. Slightly restrained debuts from Harry Morrison and Brandan White, but there was enough shown to confirm their right to be part of the Cows' line up. The depth in the team is alreday providing problems for the Selection Committee with robust, good (well mostly good) natured discussions going into the early hours of the next day. It is pleasing that the local police issue an extended hours exemption to the Bulls Hit Tav's licence; however, even the keenest supporters amongst the constabulary are ssurprised at the number of members of the Selection Committee. Expect to see some more dud team choices.

    Third round of the B&F
    5 points - Nat Fyfe (160)
    4 points - Tom Mitchell (149)
    3 points - Sam Menegola (128)
    2 points - Toby McLean (115)
    1 point - Mitch Robinson (103)

    B&F Cumulative
    14 - Tom Mitchell
    9 - Toby McLean
    8 - Nat Fyfe
    4 - Sauce Jacobs, Brandan Parfitt
    3 - Sam Menegola
    1 - Josh Dunkley, Jarrad McVeigh, Mitch Robinson

    RS award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (54)
    Harry Morrison (pick 24 in the 2018 PSD) played his first game for the Cows and his second career afl game; his afl debut was in round 23 2017. Harry is 19 years 4 months and is the youngest person on the list (born 12 November (1998). Notionally a defender he played more as a right hand side wingman as dictated by his listed weight of 73 kgs. Harry was recommended to us by Titch, Howey and Burto. Ironically he forced Burto out of the cows' starting line up. He is reputedly a favourite of Clarkos after training the house down in his second pre-season. Already regarded as one of the best kicks at the hawks (he was going at 100% at halftime) he is the first guy to have put pressure on O'mith in the 2k runs since Brad Hill left. The world is your oyster buddy.
     
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    After a taste of sunshine on our backs the team returned to slightly chillier, albeit more familiar, surroundings to prepare for the Anzac Day round. There was much good natured banter driected at the selectors for having Boo Parfitt (168) as an emergency rather than on the field. We love you Boo and enjoyed your game; perhaps it is another step in his progression to being a star player. Similarly, there was no place afield for Harry Morrison (80) as wegave full respect to TiB's Warriors.

    That said it was gratifying to register a win with neither Titch (90) nor Nat (101) at their best. The playing group depth was enhanced with the return of Dion Prestia (86, 70% TOG). Aaron Hall looked better without a tag and Brandan White looks like he may be demanding a place in the not too distant.

    Fourth round of the B&F
    5 points - Sam Menegola (129)
    4 points - Jeremy McGovern (121)
    3 points - Toby McLean (114)
    2 points - Josh Dunkley (105)*
    1 point - Nat Fyfe (101)

    B&F Cumulative
    14 - Tom Mitchell
    12 - Toby McLean
    9 - Nat Fyfe
    8 - Sam Menegola
    4 - Sauce Jacobs, Brandan Parfitt, Jeremy McGovern
    3 - Josh Dunkley
    1 - Jarrad McVeigh, Mitch Robinson

    * Jeez Dunks, what would this have been had you marked the ball and kicked the resultant goal.
     
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    An off song performance by the Cows would normally cause anxiety amongst fans but the luckiest team in ORFFA were fortunate to be playing a severly depeleted Misfits' outfit. So not too many concerns about recording a win, but some players (Hibbo, Burto we mean you 2) need to lift their game. Especially with White (90) showing some good old fashioned mongrel in the saints draw with Len's other team. And then there was Nat Fyfe - what can you say about the kid. Traded in during the 2013 PSD so not quite an inaugural player but indespensible.

    Stood up when pick #257 in the inaugural ("the Mark Seaby draft") draft got tagged again. From that draft picks 176 and 68 played well, 41 was underscored (again) and as noted above pick 77 was poor. Pick #104 played injured and is out for a while. Still six guys from the inaugural draft who are still best 15 suggests twin brother chels was not too bad at drafting.

    Fifth round of the B&F
    5 points - Nat Fyfe (151)
    4 points - Sam Menegola (121)
    3 points - Jarrad McVeigh - aka pick #176 (106)
    2 points - Mitch Robinson - aka pick #68 - (102)
    1 point - Brandan Parfitt (94)

    B&F Cumulative
    14 - Nat Fyfe, Tom Mitchell
    12 - Sam Menegola, Toby McLean
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Jarrad McVeigh, Sauce Jacobs, Jeremy McGovern
    3 - Mitch Robinson, Josh Dunkley

    RS Award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (63)
    Harry more than justified his inclusion ahead of 2017 RS Ryan Burton. Another preseason and this kid will be star.

    RS Award Cumulative
    6 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    We scurried away from Lilac Bay with the four points in the bag but not without some thoughts on what might have been. A Sunday that started out a little cloudy turned out ok. Our thought also turned to the game this week against the Battlers. One game at a time is the team mantra and everyone sings from the same songsheet. Cool.

    WTF, outside the Bills' Hit Tav a large banner - "Congrats on 25 straight, free drinks." Thanks for following the plan chels - not.

    Another slighly disjointed week afield. Boo was a late scratching which gave Dunks (60) a reprieve which he did not cherish. Which ever way you look at it Hibbo (96) and Burto (69) produced improved performances. However, it was the old guard who really hit the scoreboard along with Harry M who is coming along very tastily, in fact his cousin might have been envious.*

    Sixth round of the B&F
    5 points - Mitch Robinson (130)
    4 points - Tom Mitchell (126)
    3 points - Nat Fyfe (114)
    2 points - Toby McLean (111)
    1 point - Michael Hibberd (96)

    B&F Cumulative
    18 - Tom Mitchell
    17 - Nat Fyfe
    14 - Toby McLean
    12 - Sam Menegola
    8 - Mitch Robinson
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Jarrad McVeigh, Sauce Jacobs, Jeremy McGovern
    3 - Josh Dunkley
    1 - Michael Hibberd

    RS Award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (95)
    Chalked up his first afl goal and played his part in the Hawks strong finish. Perhaps an afl RS nomination this week? Despite Harry being super fit he only had 70% TOG. What was intriguing was the amount of time Clarko spent on the bench talking through some pointers and then beaming when Harry came back to the bench for more one on one coaching. Kinda neat. Yep, we love the kid.

    RS Award Cumulative
    9 points - Harry Morrison

    * His cousin? Tom Rockliff.
     
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    A strong performance by the playing group took the four points from the visiting Battlers. A poor performace by tthe selectors saw Mason Wood (123) and Josh Dunkley (95) only playing as emmergencies. Its about time all the club fronted at the same tiime. This week away at blimpland seems like a good time to start.

    Some stunning perfoormaces from Toby McLean (we drafted you as a forward, what's going on?), Nat Fyfe (at the Cows you have some offsiders) and Tom Mitchell (will Horse tag a guy he traded out?) reduced bar turnover in the early part of the day but revenue was strong later. The same five players in the best and fairest this week as last week, only thhe order changed. A few toasts were offered up to the artist @melbandy and the series of caricatures of ORFFA members he drew last visit.

    Seventh round of the B&F
    5 points - Toby McLean (146)
    4 points - Nat Fyfe (142)
    3 points - Tom Mitchell (127)
    2 points - Mitch Robinson (100)
    1 point - Michael Hibberd (99)

    B&F Cumulative
    21 - Tom Mitchell, Nat Fyfe
    19 - Toby McLean
    12 - Sam Menegola
    10 - Mitch Robinson
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Jarrad McVeigh, Sauce Jacobs, Jeremy McGovern
    3 - Josh Dunkley
    2 - Michael Hibberd

    RS Award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (50, 76% TOG)
    A quieter week for Harry, but one moment stood out - a bullet handball into space that lead to a goal for Isaac Smith. The kid can play.

    RS Award Cumulative
    12 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    It was pretty sombre (definitely not sober) in the Bulls Hit on Friday night. One third of the team played and averaging around 65 ppp. A lot of chatter about finding out who was up for a guernsey next week. Saturday dawned a bit foggy but the day brightened appreciably when Toby, Dunks and Bailey performed and Aaron was inspired by them (welcome back mate). Bar sales soared as Nat stutted his stuff. It went very quiet after Mason did not grasp the Wood, but party mode reappeared as Sam M made mugs of Hawthorn and Freo dropping him from their rookie lists. The streak goes to 27; wow, just wow.

    Eight round of the B&F
    5 points - Sam Menegola (132)
    4 points - Nat Fyfe (126)
    3 points - Toby McLean (115)
    2 points - Aaron Hall (110)
    1 point - Josh Dunkley (105)

    B&F Cumulative
    25 - Nat Fyfe
    22 - Toby McLean
    21 - Tom Mitchell
    17 - Sam Menegola
    10 - Mitch Robinson
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Jarrad McVeigh, Sauce Jacobs, Jeremy McGovern, Josh Dunkley
    2 - Aaron Hall, Michael Hibberd

    RS Award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (58, 77% TOG)
    Another quiet week for "he who must not be named."

    RS Award Cumulative
    15 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    The team was starting to look a little bruised and battered with a worrying number of players carrying injuries or being managed, so it was not a great surprise than sNOz's young 'hoppers beat us; and on our home track. A simple performance analysis says a lot. In the ORFFA "spud" round seven players amassed around 350 points, the remaining 8 contributed 900. It says something about the constituent parts of the playing group that (in the afl) an opposition coach (Bolton, you dog) decided to tag one of our running defenders. Nonetheless, a few non-performers are looking over their shoulders.

    The wake is over, let's get on with ensuring we have a successful season. There is already a more relaxed atmosphere at the club - the streak was wearying. The MSD is nearly near and with it opportunities.

    Ninth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (155)
    4 points - Aaron Hall (137)
    3 points - Jarrad McVeigh (125)
    2 points - Jeremy McGovern (123)
    1 point - Toby McLean (100)

    B&F Cumulative
    26 - Tom Mitchell
    25 - Nat Fyfe
    23 - Toby McLean
    17 - Sam Menegola
    10 - Mitch Robinson
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh
    6 - Aaron Hall, Jeremy McGovern
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Sauce Jacobs, Josh Dunkley
    2 - Michael Hibberd

    RS Award
    RS Award Cumulative
    15 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    A relatively comfortable win against ant's injury ravaged (not so) cockies. There were some concerns about how the squad would react to last week's loss, however the pig hunter stood up and said follow me. We quickly saw who want to stay at the club. Congrats to the gov and Mrs gov on the baby - thanks for producing early in the week! Paps played his 50th game - "beats being a plumber" was all he said; albeit with a grin. Dan Hann plays his 200th game this week, everyone is pumped to have a crack at Fitzy's unbeaten mob. "Mayhem in the peaceful streets of Venus Bay" is the rallying call.

    Tenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Mitch Robinson (172)
    4 points - Nat Fyfe (163)
    3 points - Sam Menegola (125)
    2 points - Toby McLean (122)
    1 point - Tom Mitchell (116)

    B&F Cumulative
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    27 - Tom Mitchell
    25 - Toby McLean
    20 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh
    6 - Aaron Hall, Jeremy McGovern
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    4 - Sauce Jacobs, Josh Dunkley
    2 - Michael Hibberd

    RS Award
    3 points - Harry Morrison (57, 66% TOG)
    It is sooo close to all coming together for H.
    RS Award Cumulative
    18 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    Well that was a pretty short winning streak, a loss away to the Vultures meant it reached one. On the face of it very disappointing; but, some reflection over decent red wines suggest all is not lost. The major problem is an inability to select the best team, galling to have Burton (105) and Howe (103) playing for the reserves. Would not have changed the result but it would have felt better. The backbone of the team performed - in particular The Old Age Pensioner, Titch, Gov, Manygolas and Maison.

    The byes have come at a good time with some injuries (Hall and Prestia) and possible suspensions (Fyfe and Robbo); both are easier to accept when the team is not playing. We will be farwelling some players - some of whom have not been here very long, or graced the playing strip. All that means some new talent and almost endless debate at the Bulls Hit Tavern. Cool.

    Eleventh round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (135)
    4 points - Jeremy McGovern (112)
    3 points - Sam Menegola (110)
    2 points - Mason Wood (98)
    1 point - Sauce Jacobs (95)

    B&F Cumulative
    32 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    25 - Toby McLean
    23 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    10 - Jeremy McGovern
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh
    6 - Aaron Hall
    5 - Brandan Parfitt, Sauce Jacobs
    4 - Josh Dunkley
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    No points were awarded in round 11.
    RS Award Cumulative
    18 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    After a quiet trade period and MSD it is time to get into the serious portion of the season; the "phoney war" is over now it is time to push on.

    We delisted Ciaran Byrne after a couple of years on the list and about the same number of games. A real talent but persistent injuries have meant we did not see him at his best. We also delisted two players who we drafted in pre-season (Brandon White and Paul Hunter). White still has not broken into the saints best 15 and Hunter (who was ruck injury cover) picked up a long term injury.

    Daisy Thomas arrived via a late night, inebriated trade from the Nuffers. Daylight was a surpise but he might just do what Dion Prestia did last year; prove invaluable when the whips are cracking. Darcy Gardiner has shown much improved form in 2018 - the imprimatur of Fages and Hodgey on the lions' back line is clear. Only 23 years old he will help anchor the back line for many seasons to come. Michael Apeness has been on our watch lists for a long time. Everybody at the Bulls Hit has their fingers crossed that the big man stays fit and healthy (and gets R status next year).

    Daisy, Darcy and (H)appy are now part of the family and looking forward to Robbo's orientation package of pig hunting, eel trapping and being kind to elderly supporters.
     
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    Muted celebrations at the Bulls Hit Tav despite the open fire and Banditto's kind offer of free drinks if the cave dwellers broke the 1000 point barrier. The reason for the quiet mood, which enabled Jamie to get out with some funds left on his platinum credit card, was Nat's right hamstring. Worrying times ahead as we wait on the scans and prognosis. Contrast that with Saturday night which was a riproarer - enjoyed by all except the young supporters who decided to neck a beer for each Titch disposal. Terrific to see Sauce (145) turn tthe clock back and have Dion (91) on deck.

    The new boys were introduced via the magoos and showed some signs - Darcy G (56) and Appy (97). Daisy had a week off to prepare for his role as Nat in disguise.

    Twelth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (181)
    4 points - Sauce Jacobs (145)
    3 points - Josh Dunkley (105)
    2 points - Toby McLean (104)
    1 point - Sam Menegola (92)

    B&F Cumulative
    37 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    27 - Toby McLean
    24 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    10 - Jeremy McGovern
    9 - Sauce Jacobs
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh, Josh Dunkley
    6 - Aaron Hall
    5 - Brandan Parfitt
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    No points were awarded in round 12.
    RS Award Cumulative
    18 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    Another subdued Sunday evening n the Bulls Hit Tav after the Cows ground out a squeeky win at Mt Beauty. Too be fair bama's boys would have won had they not had two (2) donuts. The uglies have turned a corner. Does that make them the Mt Beauty Beauties?

    With Nat out it was down to the rest to lift - well that was the agreed mantra on Thursday morning. Then news of Bailey W's injury came through, Macca busted a collarbone on Thursday evening and we were flat as a pancake. Even Titch had a down week. However, two of the newbies led the rally - "we didn't come to Waikick for this nonsense" - and notched up their first B&F votes. Well done Darcy and Daisy, the first of many votes; and also to Dan, branDan and Dion.

    Thirteenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Darcy Gardiner (121)
    4 points - Dan Howe (113)
    3 points - Dale Thomas (110)
    2 points - Brandan Parfitt (102)
    1 point - Dion Prestia (99)

    B&F Cumulative
    37 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    27 - Toby McLean
    24 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    10 - Jeremy McGovern
    9 - Sauce Jacobs
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh, Josh Dunkley, Brandan Parfitt
    6 - Aaron Hall
    5 - Darcy Gardiner
    4 - Dan Howe
    3 - Dale Thomas
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood
    1 - Dion Prestia

    RS Award
    No points were awarded in round 13.
    RS Award Cumulative
    18 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    The cows limped to another win to cling to the prospect of home finals' games and choice of opponent in the first week. Young Happy seems to have had another injury and the casulty ward is no thinner with some closer to possibly playing again this year.

    Titch carried the side again (Nat Fyfe has joined his cheer squad) with another terrific performance. Must be something to do with the clean air and healthy lifestyle. It seems to be also helping Daisy who is turning the clock back - well a little anyway. The Gov dominanted on the MCG - a sign of things to come next year? - and Dion continues to build his fitness. Toby, Dunks and Paps put in good shifts suggesting they have more strong scores to come.

    Fourteenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (159)
    4 points - Jeremy McGovern (132)
    3 points - Dale Thomas (104)
    2 points - Dion Prestia (97)
    1 point - Toby McLean (90)

    B&F Cumulative
    42 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    28 - Toby McLean
    24 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    14 - Jeremy McGovern
    9 - Sauce Jacobs
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh, Josh Dunkley, Brandan Parfitt
    6 - Aaron Hall, Dale Thomas
    5 - Darcy Gardiner
    4 - Dan Howe
    3 - Dion Prestia
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    Harry returned to the side and as always contributed while oft being ignored by his team mates (48 points, 69% ToG).
    RS Award Cumulative
    21 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    It would appear the cows have done enough to secure a home semifinal and (perhaps) second choice of opponent in the finals. Now to try to clear the injury list. However, it was not easy against a spirited devils side; @dmandrews charges would have won against 12 of the associations' teams and would have won this fixture without the cow's luck interveing. The selectors had 16 players available and placed the E on Boo and chose the midfield. One late out - Daisy - one E score (55) and a 53 point win. For sure the luckiest team in ORFFA.

    It also did not hurt that we had 16 afield - TMitch's 192 is what you expect to get from two normal players. Terrific to see Dion lifting as his fitness (I know fitness is a relative term) builds and Guvs. Darcy, Dunks and Sams spells of form continue. Had a belly laugh when Howey tapped "hard man" Cripps on the chin; then a delayed reaction before the blue :spud: realised he could draw a free, which lead to a melee. Howey probably out for a week, but the sight of a :spud: dropping like a sack of :spud:s amongst his :spud: team mates was priceless.

    Fifteenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (192)
    4 points - Dion Prestia (125)
    3 points - Darcy Gardiner (117)
    2 points - Sam Menegola (114)
    1 point - Josy Dunkley (105) and Jeremy McGovern (105)

    B&F Cumulative
    47 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    28 - Toby McLean
    26 - Sam Menegola
    15 - Mitch Robinson, Jeremy McGovern
    9 - Sauce Jacobs
    8 - Darcy Gardiner, Josh Dunkley
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh, Brandan Parfitt, Dion Prestia
    6 - Aaron Hall, Dale Thomas
    4 - Dan Howe
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    Harry had a cruisy day (68 points, 90% ToG).
    RS Award Cumulative
    24 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    I don’t consider the Devils unlucky to lose to an undermanned Cows side 1,322 to 1,375. The Devils were very close to full strength whereas the Cows only had a squad of 16 players available which was reduced to 15 with ex-Devil Daisy Thomas’ withdrawal, if this withdrawal had of led to a CMD victory I would have considered the Devils to be lucky given that we had 23 players available for selection. Even if Cradle Mountain selected their optimum line-up for the Cows encounter their score would have only increased to 1,370 and I would rather lose by 53 points than five points. Congrats on the deserved victory against the Devils and securing a home final. @graeme good luck for the rest of the season, hopefully several Cows can recover from their injuries and re-join the herd to provide more depth and relieving superstar Tom Mitchell from performing double-duty.
     
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    It was good to welcome TTH and his team to Waikick country - hope you enjoyed the trip bud. Yet, somehow we missed @melbandy and the late nights in Hawera's infamous red light district. Some interesting late night discussions over (quite) a few libations about our decision to ignore the 2017 draft fortunately ended amicabaly. Yet another demonstaration of the ability of good Hawkes Bay reds to bring people together. The next four weeks loom large. Away at Foul Bay against @ChiefRussell is always a good game and for once the outcome does not change anything for the cows. Then at home for the first round of finals against "redacted", it is bit early to let that choice out of the bag.:D

    A cobbled together team went ok. Boo being a defence emergency when he pumped out a 119 was a faux pas. Thanks to chels for the texts pointing this out. Titch did what he does, the Gov was again the governor, Dion and Sam reeked class and Josh looks like he might have a career in the breeding barn. Down back Burto (the uncrowned ORFFA 2017 RS) and Darcy gave glimpses of how we may well have strong defence for a few year. It would be great if the injury "crisis" eased soon - round 21 at the latest please.

    Sixteenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (150)
    4 points - Josy Dunkley (147)
    3 points - Jeremy McGovern (122)
    2 points - Brandan Parfitt (119)
    1 point - Dion Prestia (104)

    B&F Cumulative
    52 - Tom Mitchell
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    28 - Toby McLean
    26 - Sam Menegola
    18 - Jeremy McGovern
    15 - Mitch Robinson
    12 - Josh Dunkley
    9 - Sauce Jacobs, Brandan Parfitt
    8 - Darcy Gardiner, Dion Prestia
    7 - Jarrad McVeigh
    6 - Aaron Hall, Dale Thomas
    4 - Dan Howe
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    No points were awarded in the RS award this round.
    RS Award Cumulative
    24 points - Harry Morrison
     
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    graeme Well-Known Member

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    Took the long and winding road to Foul Bay and came back with a win and some improved form leading into our finals campaign. Subdued at the Bulls Hit Tav but bar takings not down. Terrific to see Macca and immediately the defence looked better. Adding Bailey W or Hibbo into the selection meeting would be a bonus. The midfield looks a little weak as a result of six guys being either injured or suspended. TMitch is a star. BTW, FFS Bruce, your paid to commentate, surely being able to pronounce a players name is part of that? MEN E GOLA - it's not that difficult is it? Dion back would be a huge result, the flow on affect would really help. Sauce showed some better form and is carrying our ruck solos (again). The forward line looks strong - having six F/M's plus Dunks to choose from is a luxury we are unlikely to have next year.

    Seventeenth round of the B&F
    5 points - Tom Mitchell (153)
    4 points - Sam Menegola (144)
    3 points - Josy Dunkley (132)
    2 points - Mitch Robinson (120)
    1 points - Jarrad McVeigh (100)

    B&F Cumulative
    57 - Tom Mitchell
    30 - Sam Menegola
    29 - Nat Fyfe
    28 - Toby McLean
    18 - Jeremy McGovern
    17 - Mitch Robinson
    15 - Josh Dunkley
    9 - Sauce Jacobs, Brandan Parfitt
    8 - Darcy Gardiner, Dion Prestia, Jarrad McVeigh
    6 - Aaron Hall, Dale Thomas
    4 - Dan Howe
    2 - Michael Hibberd, Mason Wood

    RS Award
    No points were awarded in the RS award this round.
    RS Award Cumulative
    24 points - Harry Morrison
     

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