Not our best effort........
Last Saturday was a real shocker, with plenty to play for we lost all 4 games. Seniors simply poor, allowed Old Scotch to dictate from the 1st bounce and never looked like getting back into the game. All praise Scotch, with relegation hovering they need a win and played with desperation, they deserved the 4 points and showed us why they have maintained a spot in premier A now for 30 years. The 2nds although outplayed battled on valiantly, the 3rds got smashed in a dead rubber, allowed SKOB’s to sneak into 4th spot and front them again this weekend in the 1st semi-final. Whilst the Unders played top of the table Old Geelong, the poor first half cost them, despite out scouring Old Geelong in the 2nd half the damage was done early on.
There had been so much effort put in last weekend, starting with the Legends game, followed by two lunches. One for the Legends and family, the 2nd up in Cookie’s Kitchen with Mike Sheahan as our guest. Plus we had 96.5 INNER FM call the game. A senior’s win would have all but cemented a finals spot and the chance to push Scotch further into the regelation zone. You could tell by day’s end how disappointed we all were and what the missed opportunities meant. So it will be interesting to see how the teams respond this weekend. Seniors get another crack at Uni Blues; we lost to them at Uni early on by one point in a thriller. We need to start well and maintain our intensity at the contest; Blues have several high quality mid field players who set up lots of ball movement, similar to us. So it should be a gripping game. 2nds will be on Gramlick and need to play 4 quarters. History in the making on Dunshea in the morning with the 3rds playing in a 1st semi-final v SKOB’s. We don’t think we have ever hosted a VAFA final on Dunshea before. The Unders play Old Camberwell away, despite being better placed we can’t afford to take Camberwell lightly as there us a great deal of tradition and rivalry in these games.
For those of you that joined us for lunch with Mike Sheahan I’m sure you would agree it was another quality affair, Mike has many great stories to tell and has a wonderful manner in which he tells them. So well done Cookie for landing Mike, and your version of Mike on Mike pre-lunch was vintage.
In case you missed out on our final scores from last week's Round 15, be warned though it wasn't our best weekend, 4 losses!
Seniors: OC 7/9/51 v Old Scotch 14/10/94
2nds: OC 2/3/15 v Old Scotch 15/11/101
3rds: OC 3/5/23 v SKOB’s 21/19/145
Unders: OC 7/6/48 v Old Geelong 12/8/80
COOKIE'S KITCHEN: It's last supper this weekend....
This weekend's home game will be our last for the season, so it's time you ventured out once more and enjoyed our customary home lunch ahead of the massive Uni Blues game. Cookie has again been busy and has secured former Collingwood 1990 premiership player and Carey dad, Mick Gayfer as our guest, so join us for some Mike on Mick!
- Collingwood FC 1986-1993
- 142 games and I goal
- 1990 Collingwood FC premiership player
- NSW State of Origin team member 1990, 1992 and 1993
- Mick was a no frills defender capable of shutting star forwards out of the game, known as the Human Blanket during his playing days, because of the way he harassed opposition forwards. Mick played 142 games during eight seasons at Victoria Park, often frustrating opponents with his close-checking style.
- Recruited from Corowa Rutherglen via Caulfield FC in the VFA
RSVP to Cookie: email@example.com or 0428394198 NOW!!!!!
LEGENDS Game 4 done and dusted!
Big shout out to Kanga for putting together Legends Day GAME 4 in the series at Carey Bulleen last weekend. We had 50 diehards strut their stuff on Dunshea from 9.30am followed by a great reunion lunch in the grandstand. For the record a point seperated the two teams at the final siren, however we don't know which team won and who cares. Rest up boys, we will see you again in 2016. If any of you want to stay in touch but dont have contact details then get in touch with Kanga at CamM@hawthornfc.com.au or 0419 134 181.
Players Cocktail Party this Saturday 15th August
Everyone welcome, it's time to party, so come and join the players and celebrate our season so far.
- Where: The Sporting Globe (upstairs) - 288 Bridge Road Richmond
- Time: 7.30 onwards
- Price: $30 for a single, $50 for a couple - welcome drink and finger food included
- Dress: Cocktail
96.5 INNER FM comes to Bulleen this weekend
The boys from Inner FM will be calling this weekend's big game v Uni Blues from the Gadsden Pavilion. So tune in to FM 96.5, and listen to station broadcasters John Kanis and Ken Petrucco’s call. INNER FM does a mighty job promoting the VAFA. It commences at 9am when the station runs a 2 hour Clash Jumpers morning show analgising all the VAFA games for the day and interviews with a select group of VAFA people, our captian Cam Howat will be interviewed at approx. 9.30am. The game call commences at 1.45pm with a pre match analysis followed by the call. The broadcast concludes with post-match analysis and an interview with the best player. So tune in to 96.5 FM and enjoy the call of our game this Saturday.
BLUE SOCKS DAY in support of THINK and THIN
38 VAFA-affiliated clubs will this week wear blue football socks in support of mental health awareness campaign, Thick and Thin. Every club from William Buck Premier and Premier B, as well as a further 18 from Premier C – Division 4, has committed to partaking in the round, with home sides set to wear dark blue socks while away teams don sky blue. Led by a group of seven VAFA players, Thick and Thin aims to create awareness surrounding men’s mental health within the VAFA and normalise mental health concerns by encouraging team mates to have a conversation. “It’s all about raising awareness of mental health issues in the community but more specifically with young men, and particularly young men who play footy in the VAFA,” Thick and Thin co-founder and University Blacks midfielder Simon Hogan says. Hogan got involved with Thick and Thin following his own personal battle with depression during his five-year AFL career with Geelong.
THIS WEEK'S SENIORS SHOUT OUT
Big thanks to the following that helped out last week at Bulleen with the seniors:
Timekeeper: James King
Interchange/Umpires Escort: David King
Water Runners: James Harkness and Matthew Tomlinson, students at Carey Grammar.
If you are able to assist I know our TM’s would be most grateful so email Michael Sloan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Not long to go in seaon 2015 but still plenty to play for, starting with our 3rds in a final on Dunshea. The Unders need the win to lock away final, so too the seniors. Recent games v Blues have been crackers and I expect this will be the same. This will be our last home game at Bulleen for 2015 which means we need you all there. So pelase join us as we redeem ourselves and continue the press towards for finals. See you ALL tomorrow, no excuses!
Paul Newton, President, OCGFC
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