Thanks for the update, that certainly puts a different spin on things, I was never sure what the table was meant to be as it keeps changing on the GDSFA site. I may have to revise the ol' post based on this.
It certainly changes things a bit in the battle for fourth spot as if Baulko win this weekend and Wenty win then Baulko are in the semis and next week doesn't matter. A draw or a win for the Villains even if Baulko win means it will go down to the last week and it will be down to Baulko & the Villains. Might even go down to GD as both teams have the same GD at the moment.
Hopefully this new scenario fires up the Baulko boys who now have one last chance to grab glory. Of course if Baulko lose and Wenty win then it will be a cracker of a last week!!
Makes the ol' MP and top 2 spots a whole new ball game as well as you need the Greys and the Pendo Whites to do you a massive favour. I am a bit gobsmacked that the Rissoles may miss out on not just the MP but a potential top 2 spot as well as just a few short weeks ago Still was tipping you guys for the lot! Those draws really hurt big time!
I still think it will be a Rissoles/Winsto GF but now nothing is certain for any spot in the top 4 other than the fact we know the 3 teams that will fill 1st, 2nd & 3rd, just not the order.
This is what makes this year such a good comp in the 3's, going right to the wire. Might have to try to get out to at least one game this weekend.
i agree totally with the fact that they Greys did play extremely well and the Baulko boys played a very ordinary game to say the least. Baulko were given 2 free kicks the whole game compared to many for the Greys. Anyway it is ancient history now and Greystanes were deserved winners on the day no doubt. Hopefully we get a win this week and keep in the top 4 and manage to get a game in the semis.
Cheers mate, unlike StillGame who wasn't there but has plenty of opinion on the ref at least you saw the game first hand...
Baulko got more than two penalties though - and even if you guys did get just two that'd still be more than what we got in the first round against you blokes - like when we were 2-1 down and our guy got dragged down inside the box by a desperate Baulko defender only for it to be called "play on...".
I guess opinions will always vary, depending on which side you're on...
Would be nice to get an official every week so blokes aren't asked to step up and ref - they are really up against it. Either cop it from the opposition or cop it from your own team (as our guy sometimes does !) for trying to be too impartial !
Post by mattyunited on Aug 10, 2012 8:32:35 GMT 10
Well we just had our request to Play our last round game moved back to 1pm as stated on compman until last week from 3pm as about 7 of our guys cant make it as it was always 1pm and they have made plans that cant be changed. Kellyville wont move it but apparently they have guys that cant make 1pm so what can you do. Will make it hard for us as lucky to field a full team but will do our best anyway. Enjoy the weekend boys and I will be at Max Ruddock for a bit of a look.
Thanks for the feedback on Ol' Still's posts, appreciated. Just to make it a bit clearer though, I had no opinion on the ref at the Greys/Baulko match as I wasn't there. If you read my post I merely had a view based on what my sources who were there, had mentioned to me. I also believe I mentioned several times how good the Greys were and how they thoroughly deserved their win. I also believe I made the observation that my source had noted that it looked like it was the Greys that were in the 4, not Baulko, also how the loss really had nothing to do with the ref on the day. Didn't think I was being overly critical, I didnt hit a nerve there did I? How much praise do you guys want?? Didn't see any thanks for my glorious praise of the Greys!! I am hurt now....
I always try to give a fair assessment each week based on what I see if I get out to a game and if I have sources at other games I pass on what they tell me based around results. If any of the greys thought I was being overly critical of the ref then please accept my humbles, I just try to provide some insight each week to make things interesting on here!
Still, Fat has a bit of sun stroke at Hamilton Island Very good analysis from you for this weekend, I Won't make Greys game (To busy making sure Daniel St stadium is ready for last match of the round. Heard one of Greys better players is back this week,missed last weeks game. Predictions Greys 1 Winsto 1 Rams 1 Balko 0 Pendo B 3 Pendo W 0 Wenty & Ville , If there is a Blk&White i tip a draw If home town ref Wenty will win. Have to rely on Mattyunited for match report.
Didn't think I was being overly critical, I didnt hit a nerve there did I? How much praise do you guys want?? Didn't see any thanks for my glorious praise of the Greys!! I am hurt now....
Not so much hit a nerve mate, just wasn't too keen on the ref copping criticism when he was in my opinion nowhere near as one sided as it's being portrayed. I also find it a bit rich given the way our previous game at Baulko was handled - but we didn't jump on here and complain, we just accepted that sometimes things don't go your way and got on with it.. (Have to admit we were baffled one of our blokes didn't get a red in that game though !)
The same fella has been out injured for some time, so has reffed a few games for us now - most teams have been very complimentary. I guess the fact he's also someone I regard as a mate probably annoyed me a little more than it otherwise would..
BTW - No offence intended. And we don't "want" any praise, after the year we've had we shouldn't have anyone throwing praise at us !
P.S - Harry - Weather up here on Hamilton Island is sensational. Been taking an early morning dip in the ocean everyday, certainly beats training at Daniel St in the middle of a Sydney winter !
I am very jealous of you being up at Hammo, very cold, windy day here in Ol' Sydney town, if it is like this tomorrow some fellas may have to get the long johns out!
Understand completely about you standing up for your guy. From my own point of view I dips me lid to anyone who sticks their hand up to be an unofficial official. Having done it myself I know what it is like to be accused of being a "homer" even though I was doing my best to be as neutral as possible even to the point of possibly going the other way in some of my decisions to show I was being neutral which led me to getting abused by the side from my own club as well! You are damned if you do and damned if you don't.
As I said before though, the ref was not responsible for Baulko losing, they brought that on themselves by being outplayed. I was merely passing on an observation that was made, no disrespect towards the fella reffing whatsoever. You must admit though that over the years we have all come across a home town ref who was very biased towards his own side to the point of being farcical sometimes! But as I say, if both teams agree to the ref then you just have to cop it on the chin when things don't go your way. Simple way to overcome it, score more goals than the other guys!!
Can't comment on what happened in the round 1 game as I wasn't there and got no feedback on it but, if it was as one sided as you say then I guess karma kicked in this time!
I still think the Greys deserve some kudos for the way they have played in round 2, if that form had been there earlier they would be right up there fighting for a top 4 finish in my humble opinion.
Post by hardworkisgone on Aug 11, 2012 19:23:31 GMT 10
Pendo Black 2 Pendo Whites 1
Only had the bare 11 and probably our best performance of the year....down 2 nil with a late goal making it 2-1...again we were gritty but just can't get over the line.Good luck to Pendo Blacks next week and in finals.
Congrats to Baulko if the win over Rams has got you into semi finals.
Winsto 5 - Stanes 1. Tough game in wind today, we managed to go two up early and eventually led by four until a late crack from Stanes made it interesting for a while. Greys knock the ball round well, just lack a finish in the last third.
Happy with the win but need more than a week to sort out the injuries from the last couple of weeks.
Matty, hope the day at the Winsto finished well.
Gibra, see you thursday morning.
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Post by mattyunited on Aug 11, 2012 21:31:43 GMT 10
Yeh Madcuff after you blokes were up 3 blot at half time we thought a few beers sounded better than watching the 2nd half especially in that damn wind. Greys looked like a different team to the 1 we only just beat 1 nil. Maybe Because the Fat is sunning himself on the beaches of norhtern QLD and the rest of the boys dont know where he left the esky.
anyway last round next week then bring on the semis.