Just seen the teams that will be playing in the P/L this year!! How bad is that. More teams will make the semi-final as compared to those who wont. Shame on Castle Hill, Winston Hills and Pendo who easily have the biggest clubs in quantity, yet cant make a decent P/L squad. Priority to all clubs MUST be to have a P/L squad, regardless how good they are.
Just to put it in perspective Auburn only have 2 senior mens teams (5' and 7's) so they are considerably smaller than the clubs mentioned by siralex but still manage to put in a competative PL squad. So 3 of the largest clubs in the area should be embarresed they cant put a PL squad together.
Post by Billy the Kid on Mar 4, 2011 15:32:50 GMT 10
Seven team comp....pretty ordinary turn out. Sir Alex: maybe in the next year or so we might see Pendo or Castle Hill Utd pop up again, with Pendo having 4 u21's and CHU 3 u21's. I know for a fact that one of the Pendo Sen 1's side is made up of ex prems players who are trying to wind down after 10+ years playing Prems, but the other Sen1 and Sen 2 teams have no excuse, other than fear I guess. Then again maybe its a good thing that more "social" teams stick to Seniors, we wouldn't want another North Rocks episode.
I am the GOD of all things GDSFA... The chosen one, Golden Kooka, I am the coach of the coaches, I run the the show, I will be wearing the captains armband and single handedly destroying all opposition.
The fog is just lifting, take a deep breath and let go of the nerves You head out from the change room, past the bbq Look how the reserve graders admire you On to the hockey field, where you played as a kid Pump your fist, throw a wave to the ground keepers kid Then the crowds show, Mums, Dads and even Grandparents in toe The sun hits you - yes thats it, take the field Open up now, your flying The guys are busy, your in charge You know what? Your a goddam Kooka..... Is there anything better in the world?
Golden Kooka, or 18 carrot or whatever...you are wasting your literary talents on a competition in which a 46 year old played last year. I'm not saying it's bad because some of the players can play really well...it's just that, you are getting really boring.
Dundas players went to Gladesville Division or elsewhere...
shame becoz Laz could have had a good team had he two or three more ball players in midfield.
Post by CaptainBayliner on Mar 8, 2011 23:58:21 GMT 10
I agree with your predictions with respect to RFC this year. I can't comment about Auburn as I haven't seen them play but will definately go to see Auburn V RFC this year. I did go to watch a RFC trial match last weekend and geez the RFC prems were impressive. Albiet it was only a trial match and RFC are still in trial mode I can't wait to see them in competition mode.
Having said that though RFC still have some work to do to iron out a few bugs. But they have a great coach and mentor in Tony and Jimmy. Will be some very entertaining and exciting matches this year. The only down side is the comp appears to have only 7 teams which is dissappointing. I would have thought players would be chomping at the bit and cueing up to pit their skills against RFC and Auburn. You don't become a better player and team playing against gumbies.
The true measure of teams is to face the challenges and learn then overcome them with them time. Fail that and your beaten before you start.
Post by CaptainBayliner on Mar 10, 2011 8:04:04 GMT 10
Not writing teams off but if last years form and the goss this season is anything to go by then what else is there to say?
Give us some info with what's happening up at the ville...Has any of the players from last years all conquering u/17's stepped up to prem reserves? From what I saw of the u/17's last season they could well hold their own in reserves.
Some might say i'm bias putting Kellyville on top in both grades. It's not bias, it's belief.
My pre-season review of the clubs is as follows (just my educated guess work);
Auburn - Always strong, in fact dominant in past seasons. Haven't heard much about changes to squad (if any). Expect the reigning champs to be at the pointy end again in both grades.
Baulko - Proved last year that basic football can produce results when played hard. Expect 1st grade to be competitive and perhaps the ressies will benefit from having already played a season together & may challenge for 4th at best. They've been quiet on the forum thus far (apart from the 2 jokers!) so perhaps they have a surprise up their sleeve?
CHRSL - Unless they've made big changes and bolstered their 1st grade with the more impressive ressies expect 1st grade to be same as last year.....nowhere. Like i said, ressies impressed last year and if they haven't all been promoted to 1sts they'll do well again this year.
Kellyville - A strong club with a proud history in premier league and good depth in the junior ranks (i.e. last years U17's). A few regulars are missing this year but have been replaced intelligently. 1st grade will challenge for the minor premiership. Ressies are defending champs and will be there in September to defend their title. Have been relatively quiet thus far on the forum this year so perhaps Stan will let the football do the talking this season?
Lidcombe - Again another club that's been quiet on the forum with early rumours suggesting they wouldn't return. If they've kept the 1st grade side together then they'll definately build on last years impressive run home. Have a quality striker in the big blondie. Expect ressies to struggle again particularly if they were having trouble getting a squad together this year.
RFC - If the rumours are true then they've got the minor premiership sewn up in both grades (but didn't we hear similar rumours last year?) Will be strong again in 2011 and must be aching to improve on last year's finals losses in both grades (particularly 1st grade). Expect both grades to finish at the pointy end.
Toony - Like Kellyville they have a proud history in premier league but without major personel changes i feel that's all it will be.....history. Don't get me wrong, on their day they'll give the best teams a run but "their days" will be harder for the old legs to produce in consecutive weeks. I'll give credit where it's due, they've been impressively consistent for a long time but believe the big 4 (Auburn, RFC, Kellyville & Baulko) have figured them out over the past few seasons and should dispose of them easily this year.
Good luck to all teams this year.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that counts.