Friday 28th June 2013

Football is all about scoreboard pressure

 

An opening quarter where we score 2 goals 8 behinds in ideal conditions tells a lot about the game: plenty of the ball but lost opportunities, poor skills, pressure, uncertainty and mindset.  Were we on or were we off?  Now fast track to the final score: Old Carey 8 goals 16 behinds, Collegians 16 goals 8 behinds.  If we were going to beat Collegians then we needed to have our kicking boots on from the get go.  Frustratingly we didn’t despite dominating parts of the quarter and in the end Collegians got themselves into gear and were far more efficient than us, simple stuff!

 

Despite the loss the seniors have maintained their enthusiasm and commitment, the entire squad came upstairs after the game and had a drink with the opposition before heading down to St Kilda beach for a recovery wade and a think about how they are going to improve their goal kicking and take it up to Uni Blues this weekend.

 

We are fast approaching our 2013 destiny, we are now at the must win stage.  With 8 games left, at the very least we need to leap frog Blues and St Bernards. We will know soon, as we play Blues this week then St Bernards the following game (Sat 13 July).  Round 18 may be an interesting finish with Blues playing St Bernards.

 

Looking to our other teams, the 2nds played much better football this time around and really took it up to Collegians.  Whilst we didn’t win, the Rev’s boys certainly were able to match Collegians at various stages and had a moral victory of some sought.  The Unders played Friday footy at Victoria Park.  Having started well the loss of Captain, Brodie Easton to a bad shoulder dislocation really upset their rhythm and allowed the free run of Fitzroy to dominate.  It was a cold night but a real experience for the Unders and despite the loss they enjoyed the experience and are ready to take on Bulleen Rd neighbours Trinity this weekend with an injection of school boys now on their term 2 break.

 

The real highlight for the weekend was the fantastic win by our mighty 3rds, beating Old Scotch on Gramlick last Saturday.  Take time to listen to their post-game celebration HERE and then open up and have a read of Ocka’s review (below).  As I have stated it has been a very difficult season for the Panther Brigade, so this win is just reward for Ocka and his boys.

 

So to this weekend, we are away to Uni Blues at Princess Park Oval 1 (please note not Uni main oval) whilst our 3rds are at the Trott up against Collegians, could it be back to back wins for Ocka!

 

Then a break as next weekend is the bye so time for a rest, although we will have some of our boys playing in the representative team.  The club needs your support more than ever and this weekend will be a crucial game so please get to Princess Park Oval 1 and cheer us on as we aim to kick straight and apply the scoreboard pressure all day!

 

GO PANTHERS!

 

 

 

 

 

Where will you find us all this weekend?
The where and when of this week's round 11 for all of our Panther teams, Saturday 29th June........ Read More...

Coaches' comments Round 10
Take time to hear from our coaches as they do their analysis on what worked and what didn't from last week's games.................. Read More...

Our Pink Panther 3rds bring it home
Justice was seen to be done last weekend for 3rds coach, Ocka England and his faithful pink panthers, winners over OLD SCOTCH!!!! Read More...

Ground change for Seniors and 2nds this weekend
Please note this weekend's games v UNI BLUES, Sat 29/06 will not be at Melbourne Uni main oval....... Read More...

This Sponsor can paint
Need any painting done, then give Propaint a call, remember to mention the Carey connection.......... Read More...

Peter Moore to join our lunchtime crew
Who has this swap card, well bring it to our next home lunch, Saturday 13th July and show it off ahead of the main game v St Bernards........ Read More...

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