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Sydney Subbies 2015

Discussion in 'Subbies Rugby' started by boyo, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    The scheduling for this week was never great. It was a nice idea, but needed to be played either right at the start of the season or right at the end.

    Clubs at the moment want to focus on keeping players fit and healthy, rehabbing the ones that are not, and just having a week off to rest and recouperate. A 'festival of rugby' is just not on the agenda.
  2. JSRF10 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Didn’t that Merrylands game already happen over the long weekend?

    Festival of Rugby is a good concept but realistically who really wants that kind of tournament mid season?
  3. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Shit you're right. I forgot because I wasn't there :)
  4. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Well, looking at the weather, there are going to be more games called off this weekend out this way I reckon.
  5. Tommy Tudehope Ted Fahey (11)

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    Any games already washed out for tomorrow?
  6. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    We WERE going to host Canterbury, but of course its pissing rain so Hills Council are unlikely to open Francesco Oval.

    Fortunately for our already washed out games, Canterbury have a swamp that never closes, so we're off to Wills Ground this weekend with barely enough numbers for three teams, to take on the club that slayed the giant.
  7. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Numbers are a big issue for us at the moment. We struggle to field four teams at the best of times, and of course we are now hit by injuries and holidays.

    Desperately hitting the phones to find players, mates, anyone. All too common at our club, really getting sick of it.
  8. fkj Chris McKivat (8)

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    Exactly, quality work from subbies on this one. How many forfeits down the grades because of this one next weekend..
  9. mous Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Wet Weather Info: Sat 20 June
    As of 5pm Fri, the following wet weather changes are confirmed:
    Div 1:
    Petersham v Mosman - POSTPONED
    St Pats v Colleagues - POSTPONED (Colts MAY be on. TBC.)
    Old Ignatians v Brothers - 4ths & Colts POSTPONED. Following grades are ON - 1sts (3.15pm), 2nds (2pm), 3rds (12.55pm)
    Knox v Drummoyne - 1sts MOVED to Taplin Park, Drummoyne, 3.15pm. All other grades - POSTPONED
    Div 2:
    Blue Mtns v Hunters Hill - POSTPONED
    Hills v Newport - POSTPONED
    Barker OB's v UNSW - POSTPONED
    Div 3:
    St Ives v Oatley - POSTPONED
    King's OB's v Epping - MOVED to Somerville Oval, Blaxland Rd, Epping
    Div 4:
    Macquarie Uni v Sydney Harlequins - POSTPONED
    Convicts v Briars - POSTPONED
    Div 6:
    Lane Cove v Roseville - POSTPONED
    Clovelly v Menai - POSTPONED
    Collaroy v Chatswood - POSTPONED
    Halligan Cup:
    Lane Cove Colts v Gordon Colts - POSTPONED
    Women's Rugby:
    Campbelltown v Parramatta B - POSTPONED
    Stacks of games called off for the weekend as sighted on the NSW Subbies site.
  10. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Pfitzy played Third Grade today (we lost by a lot to zip) against Canterbury. Made a tackle or two, threw some lineouts to perfection. Got a knee to the head in friendly fire, and pushed hard at the scrum despite having moulds on and being little traction.

    Went down in the other two grades as well. And I see Subbies have changed the rule about changed venue resulting in a corresponding swap on the return game. Fuck it
  11. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    ^^^^ What's this shit talking about yourself in the third person? Very Greg Norman-esque.
  12. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    We have similar levels of success at the top level
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  13. Hazza69 Frank Row (1)

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    Our swamp is better than Francesco Reserve even when it's dry!

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  14. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    I won't argue with that. Francesco has more angle on it than the tower of Pisa. And I'll bet we lose more balls in our shitty little creek than you do in the river.

    If we owned our ground it would be in a better location, and have far better facilities, than the shitpile that is Francesco Oval. I had a running battle for 12 months with Hills Council about how fucking useless they were with ground management - even simple things as mowing it too short in winter - and they wouldn't fucking listen.

    But that's the difference: one club has had 50 years to build on that, and one has had 8, and is subject to Hills Council who want to suck soccer's bag whenever the opportunity presents itself, while bending over for AFL.

    Gotta say that $70K spent on drainage at Wills Ground was well worth it for most of the pitch (little bit heavy on the southeastern side).

    But it is an utter prick to travel to, and that's why I hate that change in the competition rules. We've effectively given up a home advantage already, and travelling to games an hour away will be a killer in the last round, when we could be looking at finals spots*

    * Caveat: that would require everyone I name in a fucking team to turn up, instead of having to reshuffle everything four times on the morning of the game, before doing it again before kickoff, while I'm out there trying to play Third grade and run the flag.
  15. Heavyd Ron Walden (29)

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    Whats this about subbies changing the rules around ground swaps?
  16. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Well, it might just be my poor memory, but a few years back, I was of the understanding that it worked like this:

    1) Team A has a home game against Team B
    2) Team A's ground is closed for their home fixture, so game is moved to Team B's ground
    3) The return fixture, if applicable, is played at Team A's ground
    4) In the event that both grounds are closed, if the game is played at another venue, then there is no obligation to swap back.

    However, that was my understanding of the rule from our Secretary back a few years (2009? 2010?). It came up in a situation where we were playing Mac Uni at our home ground, but both our grounds were closed. We played at a ground near Mac Uni, which they found, but as a result they didn't have to swap back.

    My recollection of the Subbies ops manua may be hazy though.l
  17. barbarian Nick Farr-Jones (63)

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    Was that ever a written rule? I thought it was always one of those gentleman's agreement-type things where you'd just all try and be good blokes to one another.

    Kudos to Epping this week, who hosted this week's game after Kings was shut and also let us run the BBQ. We have only had one home game so far this season thanks to the weather, so that was a much needed little boost for the club!
  18. Heavyd Ron Walden (29)

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    Yes I dont think that was ever a written rule. My view was you always hoped like hell your home game was never a washout and if it was then you crossed your fingers that the oppositions field was also closed.

    I recall hearing Newport used to turnover anywhere between $8-10k a home game so wet weather weekends can be costly.
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  19. Prodigy Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Mate, we are always happy to help out other clubs where we can. I believe that you have to show an understanding of what other clubs are going through when this stuff happens.

    We just hope that if we are ever in the situation that you guys were in, that our opposition would be able to assist us in the same way.

    Congrats on your wins in the two lower grades. I didn't see fourth grade, but third grade was a tough battle and we made a few mistakes that your boys capitalised on, which was the difference in the end. A good solid tussle that (hopefully) doesn't knock us out of semi final contention.
  20. JSRF10 Dick Tooth (41)

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    I’m hearing rumours that Wednesday night games will be used in Division 4 to help clear the fixture backlog as well as using this designated bye week to fulfill all of last weeks fixtures! Expect some lopsided games as holidays/work/other halves get in the way of teams fielding full strength teams

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