They would be thinking the same thing that they would have if they had read the 10/1 thread 4 years ago. Of course it is about us. If they want to talk football & be polite to each other they can start their own thread !!
Post by cougarcoach on Mar 14, 2011 8:42:35 GMT 10
The Norwest boys had a hitout yesterday against Penrith FC 14/1 at home with penrith only having 11 boys available. Game finished 8-3 up and we played in 4 x 20 min quaters due to the heat. Norwest boys are starting to show some good play which is pleasing. Hoping for another trail this weekend. Our boys are keen to know how the Kolts went against Doony as most of our boys have played against them alot since U/10's. Any reports out there?
Post by cougarcoach on Mar 14, 2011 9:49:32 GMT 10
The Penrith coach suggested it which i thought was a bit strange but we just ran 11 and subbed (3) during the drinks breaks which were 5 mins each. Worked out quite well in the end for us but the Penrith boys were pretty tired by the end. Their keeper played the second 40 on the park and they rotated the keeper. Not a bad way to get a good look at combinations. We started at 10 which didn't make it to bad.
I saw part of the NR V CHU BLK team. Although only a trial I don't think there was much benefit to either team. Only my opinion.
coach, The senior team I refereed yesterday ran for 4X20 minutes. I would have thought 4X15 would have been more suitable for the U14. Well done on the good game. Sounds like you will be more than competitive in Div1.
Post by creepydefender on Mar 14, 2011 11:28:15 GMT 10
The CH blacks v NR div 2 was fairly lopsided. As the scoreline of 7?8? to nil suggests, the gap between the top of the 1st division and last years 5th place team is a very wide one. NR matched then for the 1st 10-15 but then probably overwhelmed by the 1st touches and movement by CH.
Post by cougarcoach on Mar 18, 2011 3:45:06 GMT 10
Any teams having trials this weekend? The Norwest boys are heading out to Fairfield to face the Hotspurs. Should be a good learning experience for our boys and they are all looking forward to the challenge.
Post by onamission2day on Mar 18, 2011 6:15:09 GMT 10
cougarcoach, good to see you're giving your lads a real challenge. it will be great to hear how your lads go, good luck. CHU 14A/1s are playing Gladesville Ravens ( ravens won the U13 COC last year 3-1 defeating AC utd so if they have kept a major part of there team it will be a solid challenge for the lads) Kellyville Kolts are also having a hitout vs Quakers hill Jnrs
Merrylands having a trial aginst our lower graded team tomorrow
My thoughs for the season Auburn FC 4/1 will be thereabouts, prediction to finish 4th Castle Hill U A 6/4 the team to beat, prediction to finish 1st Castle Hill U B 10/1 the 2nd CH team, prediction to finish at the lower end of table. Dundas 3/1 the "smokeys", no information on the team,prediction to finish 3rd Kellyville 5/1 will be on the edge or just make the semis, prediction to finish 5th Merrylands SFC 8/1 Unknown, have lost 5 of the better players, but have picked up some good kids, will be competitive Norwest 5/2 good preparation, some nice trial form, prediction to finish 2nd Wenty Warratah 5/1 they have picked up a good player from Apia, a couple from Greystanes, prediction to finish 6th. to make the top 4 would not surprise
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Post by cougarcoach on Mar 21, 2011 3:50:14 GMT 10
Thanks for the vote of confidence Merry, but I think that the Norwest boys will be happy if we are competative each week and play semi final football is our goal. From the sides that we played last year Wenty will be the pick of the teams coming up. We played the mighty Fairfield Hotspurs on Saturday with a 5-0 loss which sounds bad but was very pleasing from all involved and we got good wraps from the Fairfield coaching staff. We let in 2 goals with 5 to go in each half and when we were missing 3 of our starters for the game we just started to run out of legs at the end of each half. Boys have all learnt alot though with the hitout and were keen to have another run against them which is pleasing. Anybody else lace up the boots or did the rain bring the weekend to a halt?
Post by mightymeatus on Apr 3, 2011 17:41:36 GMT 10
Dundas finalised their preparations with a solid hit-out against parramatta City 13/1. It will be interesting to see how the boys perform, as we have half a team of under 13s and only 5 players remaining from our 2009 division 1 side.
Our first match against Castle Hill Wht will be a good indication of where we're at in this division.