Become a bit of a joke hasn't it. Only said top three as we are 4th.
I know lol. Even I didn't think they could come up with something as stupid as a 13 team combined division. Seriously who do Parra have in their corner? They were happy to have a 6 team div 1, so bung Parra up (minimum amount of disruption and Parra are good enough), and let's move on. GDSFA should think about the number of other teams who could jump ship if they are messed around...... Oh.....just us and Brumbies ?
StopperI went and saw parra play against ermington. To say they were lucky would be an understatement. They are nothing like their division 1 team from last year in fact they have many 3's and 4's from last year.
Strong but fair game. Official b&w did great job letting game flow. Ville went 1 up with cracking finish on half volley. Equally fine goal from Ermo fullback to go in at HT 1-1. Second half Ermo dominanted possession but missed plenty of chances. Finished strongly added a couple more
So at the seasons 1/3 way mark the ladder is Parra 14, Ermo 11, Pendo 10, Kellys 10, Auburn 9, Winsto 9, Wenty 5 and Lidcombe yet to register a point. Only 5 pts seperating the top 6 which shows that this is a really close comp and anyone can beat anyone on the day. This weeks predictions are Ermo 3-2 Auburn, Lidcombe 1- 3 Kellys, Winsto 2-4 Parra and Pendo 3-2 Wenty.
Dodgy Knee i agree with you that it is a tight comp. So why all the talk about US (Parra City) being pushed to Div 1. to help that comp. Its not really our problem and its not as though we are beating teams by ten. We were lucky not lose against Ermo, and only an injury to our player and the ambos coming saved us that game. And last week against Pendo we scrapped to a 2-2 draw. So why is all the talk her about us. Why not Kellyville go up? makes as much sense to us. It's their Div 1 team that pulled out so make them replace them. Or how about Pendo, its basically the same team that only lost in extra time in the semi last year. See, its easy to make an argument about other sides going up. But, i think we have a good even comp as it is at the moment. Why stuff our comp to fix another? In saying what i said above, to the guys from Kellyville and Pendo, I dont want to see u guys go up let me clear that up, I was just making an observation. I think we have a good close comp. leave it as it is!!!!
Fair call truth, I was trying to get a stir than being objective. You know better than to think we have anything to do with the 1's. We're as disgusted as everyone else that they may well have impacted on our Division, they could easily have made the decision 8-9 weeks ago rather than 5-6 weeks into the season. I just can't see how GDSFA can do anything which all clubs will be happy with. Can they leave it as a 5 team Div 1? Anything else, a third of the way into the season, is going to ruffle everyone outside of Div 1
If you're right with the predictions the top 4 make a bit of a break from the bottom 4. Everyone will have played everyone after this week (although some did get an advantage with Wenty only fielding a six a side squad for the first 3 weeks.....)
The least amount of impact would be to do NOTHING!!! If they make it a 13 team comp, thats 12 rounds from this weekend. We play everyone once. The top 4 im told will be Div 1 semis and the next 4 (5-8) will be Div 2 semis. So, if my side is 4th with a game or 2 to go, why wld i not throw the game to finish 5th and get a double chance in the semis and try and win Div 2 if I know Im not good enough to win Div 1. Rage in Div 1. is basically Parra city left overs from last year PLUS ex Bossy Liverpool and Marconi Prems. All 35-40 yrs old. Looking at the teams we have played so far this year the average age of most teams is mid 40s, ours as well. Do NOTHING i say it affects less people!!
Have to agree with everyone. Leave it as is. No team in 35/2 is div 1 material, not saying we are all ordinary, but having been there last year, its a step up, even with only five teams left. Toonie, Winsto and Rage are a class above and will put plenty past all of us - not much fun in that. Perhaps Pendo should go up, as they somehow avoided being promoted three years ago.
Predictions for this week Ermo 3-2 Auburn - tough game for both teams Lidcombe 1- 4 Ville - Ville to do it easy Winston 1-1 Parra - Think Parra will be too classy for us but we can snatch a draw at home Pendo 1-2 Wenty - Wenty finding form (hopefully for this week only)
Well Mr Briggs has contacted our club re moving up to Div 1. Our response was "leave everything as it is". I think we should all tell GDSFA that.We have such an even comp this year, any one of about 6 teams can win it. What else could you ask for.