Baulkham Hills where absolutely demolished from the get go. CHU unlucky not to have one by 5. Parents from Baulkham Hills where rude and would do anything for their div 2 players to look good enough for div 1. Definitely bottom of the table this year
Wow, pot calling the kettle black there I think ruggers, after your parents' performances over the past couple of years. All class, I'm thinking you're speaking from experience, tool!
Missed Rnd 1 due to overseas travel. Some interesting results. Shaping up as a competitive season.
Ruggers (Sharyn) - you do seem to have a short memory as I seem to recall some quite unsavoury behaviour between the CHU and ML teams in the twenty thirteen elimination SF. For the record CHU were eliminated.
In fact I do not seem to recall the CHU side collecting too much by way of silverware in the past several seasons. The BH side featured in 2 consecutive GF's 2012 & twenty thirteen - winning the 2012 one from 3rd spot (defeating CHU) and equipping themselves well against the formidable Granville Rage side in the twenty thirteen GF. As GR was essentially a representative squad, BH represented Granville in COC in twenty thirteen.
GR were again champions in twenty fourteen.
twenty fourteen was a tough year for the BH side losing one of their coaches and a key player out for entire season following surgery. Some additions to the team struggled with the pace and style of football required in div 1.
2015 will be a brighter year and I am sure that the BH side will equip themselves well particularly with the addition of a couple of young lads who get the opportunity to play div 1 for the first time.
Having lost 4 (2 to CHRSL)starting line up players from last year (who were part of the 2012 & twenty thirteen campaigns)forming a side has been a challenge. With one overseas and one sick on the weekend and others still a few weeks away, playing with 10 was the only option. A 0 -1 result therefore is heartening.
I am confident that come season end the BH will be in the top half of the ladder.
I believe I have your ex GK in my Winsto team this season. A nice kid & as a GK from Div 1, he is a fine field player in our Div. As like previous seasons, we will be using all players in goal, so he will be having his good share of time on the field which is what he was after for this season. In fact, he has not been in goals so far.
You are correct. Good young man from a good family. Did a job that no one else was keen to do. Equipped himself well although not a specialist GK. His runs on the field few and far between. Glad to hear he is enjoying himself playing with school mates.
All the best for your season, but how & why you are not in Div3 is puzzling to say the least!
Post by whiteknight on Apr 15, 2015 12:42:56 GMT 10
When do parents finally learn that it's actually all about the boys playing the game, not themselves?
Sounds like a great effort by BH to compete with CHU last Saturday. Interesting to see how the 2 sets of parents compete in the new Hills District Football Association next year......you know the one where behaviour will be so much better than GDSFA!
Post by shabbylvsashtstr on Apr 15, 2015 15:02:16 GMT 10
I for one was extremely proud of the BH lads, they proved that they have plenty of character and ticker, this is something that can't be taught. As for div 2 players i believe Ruggers may have been watching a different game.
The CHU lads played well and got the win, congratulations. Ruggers please don't bring down the tone of this thread with disrespectful comments about the boys, you are the adult, please act like one. I for one am looking forward to all games this year and can't wait to see some terrific football from all young men in this age group.
Over the past 20 years I have been heavily involved in junior sport both winter and summer. A well respected coach once told me that the worst thing about junior sport is the parents (some of them). How true that statement is. I was even involved with one club which had the policy of one warning is all you get. After that you are not welcome at the game. It sure worked.
Parents will never be quiet. Theres always a bad decision, always someones son not playing, always aggresive "cheering", always the opposition team was dirty - theres always something. Every year every club.
Post by shabbylvsashtstr on Apr 15, 2015 18:39:54 GMT 10
Yeah you're right Thommo, but I think the tone needs to be set by the coach with the team and in turn with the parents, I know for me there is a zero tolerance of any guys I coach critisising the ref, anyone in their team or anyone on the other team. The boys set the standard and sometimes difficult conversations with parents need to be had. At the end of the day it is all about respect for those around you, everyone becomes frustrated, but the ability to keep that under control is the key.
Unfortunately one noisy parent can hurt the reputation of an entire team! Respect is number one.
The first thing I knew about “my post” was to receive an email notification of activity on my login. I wont be commenting on anything on the forum. My son had a few friends over and one of them thought it would be funny to post some inflammatory comments to see if they got a bite.
I personally thought Baulkham Hills were very unlucky to lose and played with a lot of courage given they only had 10 players. Their players showed a committed attitude throughout the whole game despite having no subs and being down a player.
I will ensure nobody offers incorrect comments on my behalf again. My apologies to anybody that was offended.
Post by supersub14 on Apr 17, 2015 13:03:59 GMT 10
Pretty solid predictions Granville, I think CHU will be in the top 4, don't know much about them this year but last year their strong striker was in my eyes one of the better players.
You are dead right about the parents. All the screaming on the sidelines plays a big part on the behaviour of the players, especially parents who assume they know everything there is to know about the game.