Waikikamoocow Incorrigibles

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    graeme Well-Known Member

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    We welcomed the chooks for the first round of play-offs which meant we had consecutive games against CR's team. A solid performance to ease into the semi-finals, the biggest negative being Dizzy's dislocated collarbone. The visitors also had an even earlier injury and a late out. At this time of year both depth and good luck are vital. Choice of semi-final opponent is the next decision.

    There werre strong performances from Sam Menegola (119), Daisy Thomas (116), Toby McLean (112), Nic Newman (110) and Josh Dunkley (106). Terrific to see Dan Hann (82) return and make selection more difficult. That plus the possibility of Nat Fyfe, Michaell Hibberd and Bailey Williams being available in the near future was enough to ensure record gross turnover at the Bulls Hit.

    The club's awards evening will be held after our finals' campaihn finishes. Can confirm that Tom Mitchell won the B&F - and the ORFFA B&F - while Harry Morrison won the RS award. Congrats to you both.
     
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    No repeat of the blaze of glory that was 2017. Rather it was a quiet exit with some sadness based on poor selection policy. Thaat does not take anything away from the Misfits' win and, subsequently, their premiership. It had been our choice to play them in the semi-final so no assigning responsibility to anyone else. Cannot even blame chels this time.

    Overall a pretty good year for the club. We intoduced some new talent (Harry Morrison and Darcy Gillespie), a young favourite came back from injury with a bang (Josh Dunkley), but long term injuries took their toll (Brad Crouch and Aaron Hall).

    2019 looks rosy. Albeit there are difficult decisions to be made on two of the inaugurals (Micheal Hibberd and Dan Hannebery). Will Jarrad McVeigh play on (if he does our captain stays). How many of this years' six F/M players will be F eligible next year? Whatt will the LTI list look like in Februarry 2019? What pinot noir to serve at the after match dinners? All looks pretty rosy (and relaxed) from where I sit.
     
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    An era ended when Dan Hannebery was traded through an auction. Dan joined the Cows in the inaugural 2012 draft - he was pick #104, a sixth round selection. Others from that draft who remain are Sam Jacobs (#41), Mitch Robinson (#68). Michael Hibberd (#77), Jarrad McVeigh (#176) and Tom Mitchell (#257).* Slowly, the old guard is changing.


    We thank Dan for his seven seasons of service to the club, including an ORFFA premiership in 2017, and wish him well at the Nuffers. If pick #22 in the 2019 PSD has a career anything like Dan's we will be very happy.

    * The strange sequence is an artefact of the inaugural draft being in "snake order." The Cows first pick was #5 (Sam Mitchell).
     
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    Not the start to the year that was wanted; inaugural draftee (#257) unavailable for the season. So, no Titch - darn. Lst year it was no Brad Crouch, there always seems to be someone missing.

    That's enough of the self pity. The Cows still plan to be resilient in 2019.

    A very warm welcome to Zachary Bailey (Brisbane, F/M). Currently the youngest cow (or calf) relegating Harry Morrison to the second youngest squad member. This is likely to change in the 2019 PSD as the first milennials come on board. What do we want to say about Zac? He is quick. He has had a year in the Fagan environment. He played the Lion's first 10 games, then went to the NEAFL to work on part of his game, then returned for the last 2 Lions' games. He's an AA, from the NT and played for Norwood while in his last two years of boarding school. Why the extended rundown? We are excited to add him to the squad.
     

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