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2017 Schools Rowing

Discussion in 'Everything Else' started by Lindommer, Jun 13, 2016.

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  1. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Shore will be desperate to take the crown from the victorian imposters .

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  2. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Gunning for shore to pull it out of the fire over the last 500m. Its a big ask but i can feel it in my bones

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  3. IV The Win Peter Burge (5)

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    I can't see it happening personally. The 2017 crew do not look anywhere near as dominant as the 2016 crew, and one must wonder about the effect of the Year 13 factor on the crew. Still, I'll have my eyes out on the Paramatta River, but unless Shore has made some notable change or have some new battle plan, it should be rather by the books.

    Just my two cents
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  4. behindtheshed Billy Sheehan (19)

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    It's true that everything points to a Scotch victory; however as we have seen in the past, anything can happen on race day, even if you are the unbackable favourite. You can bet Scotch will be checking and re-checking their equipment this time around.
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  5. behindtheshed Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Anyone familiar with this forum knows I am no fan of Kinross but my beef with their strategies is confined to schoolboy events where they deliberately enter lower divisions despite having a thriving program.

    I would hardly think you could insist that Canberra should attend every weekly regatta in Sydney.

    Queenwood have always done as they pleased. For several years they played games with entries, dividing their top rowers into fours, quads etc despite having eights. It was a way of denying other eights the opportunity to race them, gauge their quality, observe their race plans over the course of the season and potentially improve. When IGSSA finally took action and made a rule to curtail that kind of unsportsmanlike behaviour, Queenwood simply stopped attending a significant chunk of regattas each season. Last year it was seven regattas, this year it was five. If every school adopted Queenwood's attitude, the weekly regattas would be pathetic. Yes, it's within the rules but it's morally reprehensible.

    I'd be happy to see a cumulative pointscore shield introduced. At the end of the season it would be interesting to see which school had earned the most points through high participation and long term commitment throughout the season.
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  6. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Absolute truth

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  7. Pull like a dog Frank Row (1)

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    A certain short lived era is over at at GPS school with the Head of Rowing moving on before the HOTR Regatta. Maybe the passion wasn't quite there.
  8. Pull like a dog Frank Row (1)

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    The response to that I've heard from a current (coach) is that there's value for the boys to get on the bus together, get off the bus together, get on the water together etc. Even if the boys roll up in dribs and drabs a few minutes apart at Joeys or Iggies, five to ten minutes delay could have been 2kms down the river training.
  9. Johnny come lately Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Hats off to Loreto N for a great performance on Saturday.. they had a solid season and despite the hassles of training at SIRC came second overall.
  10. Geoff Geoff Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Which school?
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  11. behindtheshed Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Cough it up, then! I can think of three schools it might be off the top of my head.
  12. IV The Win Peter Burge (5)

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    After holding my ear to many different walls, I think it's safe to say that St Joseph's might be looking for a new Head
  13. RowRowRow Frank Row (1)

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    They must have been thickly insulated walls. It was publicly announced following Head of the River. Oh, and the new Head of Rowing appointed too.
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  14. Pull like a dog Frank Row (1)

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  15. SIRCWATCH Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Obviously your eyes IV The Win weren't to sharp. What a race in heat one for Shore today beating scotch in a blistering time of 547. Conditions were fast but an awesome battle between the two pinnacle rowing schools. Cant wait for the final on sunday, anyone wanting to change their predictions?
  16. bigmac Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Am staying with shore. Massive last 500m to triumph for the nsw boys

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  17. IV The Win Peter Burge (5)

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    You and me both are wishing I could see into the future. I'm thinking we will see a big first 500 from melbourne grammar, not letting scotch get the better of them like it appears that they have every time since state champs. Shore are obvious favourites right now, but anything can happen on the day
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  18. Spieber Bob Loudon (25)

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    Scotch wins in a blistering time in benign conditions - but pumped about Kings Cup with NSW crew containing 3 rowers from Shore that I watched grow from boys to men. One of their dads will be smiling from above.
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  19. IV The Win Peter Burge (5)

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    Like I said, anything can happen on the day.

    Predictions for 2018?
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  20. Chris F Bob McCowan (2)

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    Scotch rowed really well, very controlled race. Not sure if anyone noticed but there were some significant changes to the Shore boats again this weekend. Seems to have affected the 2nd boat most because they were well off the pace compared to HOTR and their training efforts where the boats have been really close.
    Expect Shore 1st viii to be very strong again next year. Some key Yr11's in the 1st and 2nd crews plus a strong cohort coming through from the iv's.
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