Post by mrtangerine on Apr 6, 2014 20:51:02 GMT 10
Cream - not upset about anything, are you paranoid about something? I just thought that the odds that you put out at the beginning of last years championship were almost accurate. Not to mention one eyed (ha ha) . Also when you do post the odds can you make them fixed odds as I would like to get my moneys worth now.
so brief, cream? didn't you score any goals today?
a good game in the usual good spirits. a tight first half with both teams missing a couple of decent chances left the score at 0-0. in the second half, kellyville were able to get their passing game back in order. their five man bench against greystanes' bare 11 in the humidity certainly told, as greystanes completely ran out of legs and kellyville were given the space to do what they do best.
hope you enjoyed the (extra long) grass of bathurst st no. 2 - no doubt it will be disappearing soon!
Sydney FC veteran Terry McFlynn to announce retirement
Terry McFlynn will announce his departure from Sydney FC on Monday – and possibly his retirement from the game altogether. In the thick of the finals race, it might not be the biggest story of the the day but it will be the most symbolic. There are still 30 players left from the inaugural season of the A-League but only one has been with the same club for every week of every year.
McFlynn leaves as a Sky Blues legend, in some ways the only candidate in a field of one. That he has managed to ride the roller-coaster that has been Sydney FC and cling on for nine seasons puts him out on his own as a survivor. But it's more than that. It always has been.
For McFlynn, this is the club that rescued his football career from oblivion and changed his life beyond recognition. He arrived in Australia on the eve of the first season to follow the woman who would become his wife but to also see if he could do better than the giddy heights of English non-league football with Margate and Morecambe. In every sense, for McFlynn, Sydney – the city and the club – was a case of love at first sight.
For those that wonder whether the Sky Blues have a culture, or can develop one, there is no need to look any further than the Northern Irishman who became an Australian and has not regretted it for a single moment since. The club will farewell him as a player at the end of the season but they would be mad to let him go altogether. Sydney FC need icons and it will be a long time before they find a better one. Maybe they never will.
McFlynn will be the first to admit he is never going to be remembered as the best player the Sky Blues have ever had. Industrious is the first adjective that comes to mind. Strong in the tackle, fearless in the air, simple with his passing, energetic with his running. He has always reminded me of Paul Wade, which is no bad thing.
There have been moments – a goal for the ages against Brisbane Roar way back in 2005 is as good as you will see anywhere – and having two championship medals on the mantlepiece is something many players would, and should, envy.
But if there's a key to McFlynn's game, it is that he understands his own limitations. That's not a backhanded compliment, it's a genuine one. McFlynn has made a career out of playing a supporting role to more gifted teammates and never once begrudged it. For that, he's played more games for Sydney FC (178) than any else, with only Sebastian Ryall (105) among the current crop having any chance of eclipsing him.
McFlynn's last game for the Sky Blues came in the Australia Day thrashing of Melbourne Victory and, if that's the way he goes out, it was always meant to be. If there was a game McFlynn always got himself up for, it was the grudge match against the Victory, especially when Kevin Muscat was around. A quad strain forced him off early at AAMI Park and eight weeks later he's still struggling to get back on the park. All things being equal, he might yet get chance to say goodbye to "The Cove" against Perth Glory this weekend, possibly with a cameo off the bench.
At 33, McFlynn is not too old to keep going and his former teammate Mark Rudan has left the door open for him to keep the engine ticking over at Sydney United in the state league. Failing that, he won't have too long to wait before he is eligible for a pretty useful Kellyville over-35s team.
Greys played well first 20mins then Kelly started to Dominate. Greys GK pulled off save of the year in the first half. Kelly with more Subs than the American Navy ran away with it in the 2nd Half. Harrys unbiased match report.
Kellyville to win the comp easy unless Baulko have gunned up. Castle Hill realised that they could only be runners up a couple of years ago so they decided to go to 45/s as winning is everything to some and finishing second would not be acceptable.
Well it's not all that easy Mr T....there are rumours, half truths and plenty of mis-directions to work through....but here goes:
To win the comp
Castle Hill 6/1 - having signed everybody and not put a game together yet in a trial or the first round beware the green monster! Winston Hills 4/1 - stormed through trials, taking all before them (probably needed a lawnmower before them though last weekend!). They will be aiming to put together a streak that peaks at the end of the season. Greystanes 10/1 - I think they have collected maybe 3 points in ten years total for the first round...if they scrape into the four, after winning their last 8 as usual then they will give the GF another shake. Kellyville Black 1/1 - hoping to back up for another win, but with a squad of 28 may struggle to recognise that Cream is actually the star of the show! With Stan running extra laps at training trying to break into the team, Cream may have to move in off the sideline now and again.... Baulko 3/1 - bringing in some guns this season to strengthen an already strong team. They got away to a comprehensive 3-0 first round win - if they can continue collecting points this way then they will be there when everyone else is off at a weddings, parties...anything! Toongabbie 5/2 - recruitment is the buzz at Girraween Park, so much so they apparently forgot to mow the grass for round 1! They were sharp last season, just lacked numbers...this season they have brought in a couple of lads from the successful Prems side - big danger. Kellyville White 33/1 - Notworthy hasn't been heard from or seen...I expect he's off putting in some extra training as his team struggles to find the balance between winning games and celebrating like you've actually won a game?! Lidcombe 4/1 - Kept safe...the unknown. The promoted side has started with a win against the always tough Castle Hill and from all reports put together a sharp game.
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 10, 2014 18:08:09 GMT 10
We'll Cream , very interesting to get your view on this years teams and their chances of the championship. Let's see how good your crystal ball is and how accurate you are. Also congrats to Baulko on their first round win, must have been a great game at the pub!!!!!!! Once again we see what Baulko is all about on and off the field, why aren't i surprised. Our team have made sure that we don't have any weddings or bucks parties on the day we are playing Baulko (JUST IN CASE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides where is Baulkobob this year,he is a little quiet or embarrassed, one or the other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Notworthy is back boys,10 kilos lighter no knee straps and raring to go,1 Trial game 4 goals,shame on Baulko for agreeing to move the game last weekend then having second thoughts when they realized the special one was fit,lets hope it comes back to bite there arse when they struggle to field a team,looking forward to a good season and some good banter,Ville Blacks to take Minor Prems and who knows from there,any team from 7 can make top 4 Good luck to everyone
Post by mrtangerine on Apr 10, 2014 21:24:35 GMT 10
Your a bit slow out of the blocks this year Notworthy where have you been? (Busy losing those Kgs) Anyhow welcome back to the banter box, it should be interesting to hear what baulkobob and the team have to say for themselves. Shame,Shame,Shame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!