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Sydney Subbies 2017

Johnny Drama

Sydney Middleton (9)
I recently told my adult children that if they are ever having a wedding then don't expect me to be there. Don't even ask. I cannot stand the things and life is too short to voluntarily spoil a precious day.
 

Johnny Drama

Sydney Middleton (9)
If the Petersham 9,Robbie Catanach,ever got hurt or went to the snow or a wedding or some other clubs Ladies Day then Petersham might as well not bother turning up. That team would be useless without him.
 

Seagull Butler

Herbert Moran (7)
I am pretty sure that our forum buddy Seagull Butler also butchered a try when he had white line fever with his winger unmarked, but everybody seemed to have a bit of a laugh about it after.


Yep, clean knock-on after well after initial contact. However in my defence, I had already thrown two passes that led to tries so I wasn't going to push my luck for a third, especially given how I normally pass.
 

Teh Other Dave

Alan Cameron (40)
I recently told my adult children that if they are ever having a wedding then don't expect me to be there. Don't even ask. I cannot stand the things and life is too short to voluntarily spoil a precious day.

So you're saying you wouldn't even rock up just to get on the cans? Society really is decaying. If anyone needs me, I'll be at Waverley Oval admiring the picket fence.
 

Johnny Drama

Sydney Middleton (9)
So you're saying you wouldn't even rock up just to get on the cans? Society really is decaying. If anyone needs me, I'll be at Waverley Oval admiring the picket fence.

Those cans may appear to be free but actually they come at a terrible price. I would be forced to socialise with relatives,in laws,friends and acquaintances. That's exactly the same type of people I've been avoiding for a decade. Quite happy to pay $4 a can at the rugby and hang with other like minded folk. $4 is free compared to the alternative.
 

Teh Other Dave

Alan Cameron (40)
Those cans may appear to be free but actually they come at a terrible price. I would be forced to socialise with relatives,in laws,friends and acquaintances. That's exactly the same type of people I've been avoiding for a decade. Quite happy to pay $4 a can at the rugby and hang with other like minded folk. $4 is free compared to the alternative.

'Forced to socialise'. There's where you fall flat. Find the other son, and spend the rest of the night holding up the bar. Problem solved.

As for the ceremony, the smartphone was designed with boring weddings in mind. Just follow the cricket/rugby/curling scores and away you go. If your team gets up, you don't even need to feign tears of joy. You cannot lose.
 

Skinny Minny

Chris McKivat (8)
Anyone got any opinions on how 1st grade teams would compete against each other across divisions? 1st div v 3rd div type scenario?

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SubbiesVeteran

Herbert Moran (7)
Only Div 1 this weekend, with all other divisions having a break for wet weather weekend

Div 1 Tips

Mosman v St Pats- Mosman to win by plenty in this one
Balmain v Drummoyne- Matter of survival for Balmain now so winning higher grades is a must but don't see them getting close to Drummoyne this week
Petersham v Knox- Knox need to win this one to keep their finals hopes alive but cant see them knocking off one of the competition front runners. Petersham by 15 Points
Colleagues v Waverley- Colleagues to take this one out, could be a long old day for the men from Waverley
 

Pfitzy

David Wilson (68)
Anyone got any opinions on how 1st grade teams would compete against each other across divisions? 1st div v 3rd div type scenario?


Suggest that there would be some very competitive games BUT Div 1 and 2 First Grade sides in the top 4 are probably going to have the fitness and skill to take most others out.
 

Pfitzy

David Wilson (68)
I don't think they would have fared so well against disciplined opposition.


Indeed - when reviewing that First Grade side's results, under pressure they conceded a lot of yellow cards. They just had enough individual talent to get out of it e.g. their Fijian fullback who could just run around/through everyone.

Having said that, Blacktown are still in contention for finals in all Grades this year, so they're still doing a lot right.

Looking at the remaining rounds, the finalists for Div 4 are pretty much decided IMHO, based on form. The only bone of contention is going to be the game between Irish and Harlequins in First Grade - that could determine who makes it, and who doesn't.

FIRSTS: Oatley, Blacktown, Canterbury, Harlequins
SECONDS: Irish, Canterbury, Blacktown, Oatley
THIRDS: Oatley, Canterbury, Blacktown, Irish (that is a lock-in as Mac Uni are in 5th but 12 points back).

For anyone looking at the tables, its worth noting that we play Canterbury and then Blacktown so that is basically 10 points for each of their Grades to guarantee them all a spot.
 
Indeed - when reviewing that First Grade side's results, under pressure they conceded a lot of yellow cards. They just had enough individual talent to get out of it e.g. their Fijian fullback who could just run around/through everyone.

Having said that, Blacktown are still in contention for finals in all Grades this year, so they're still doing a lot right.

Looking at the remaining rounds, the finalists for Div 4 are pretty much decided IMHO, based on form. The only bone of contention is going to be the game between Irish and Harlequins in First Grade - that could determine who makes it, and who doesn't.

FIRSTS: Oatley, Blacktown, Canterbury, Harlequins
SECONDS: Irish, Canterbury, Blacktown, Oatley
THIRDS: Oatley, Canterbury, Blacktown, Irish (that is a lock-in as Mac Uni are in 5th but 12 points back).

For anyone looking at the tables, its worth noting that we play Canterbury and then Blacktown so that is basically 10 points for each of their Grades to guarantee them all a spot.
I cant see Harlequins making it into 1st Grade finals. I work with a guy from Quins and he was saying that word is Irish are back to full strength with 5 or 6 1st Grade players back that have either been away or out with injury the past couple of games. That and the game is in Latham which helps Irish, either way itll be a cracker of a game on the 4G astroturf pitch they have in Coogee

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Pfitzy

David Wilson (68)
I cant see Harlequins making it into 1st Grade finals. I work with a guy from Quins and he was saying that word is Irish are back to full strength with 5 or 6 1st Grade players back that have either been away or out with injury the past couple of games.

Irish have nothing to gain from Third Grade, and neither do Quins, so that will be minimum effort from both teams.

Irish will want to smash Quins second grade in order to keep the chasing mob at bay, and secure a minor premiership.

First Grade could be anything - Quins showed they can put it together, defeating Oatley at HV Evatt. Their last two games are Mac uni (5 points) and Blacktown - where they'll be seeking a bit of revenge after some friction in Round 7.

Irish are bloody well drilled, but they've got Oatley at HV Evatt in the last week, so they know they have to win this one to get a gap, and then hope a bit.


That and the game is in Latham which helps Irish,


Practically up the street from each other in real terms - maybe not in Eastern Suburbs terms ;)


I'm asking our lads if they're willing to go along and watch some finals footy. Blow off a bit of steam, have a few beers in the sun, and cheer everyone on, not just the clubs we like ;)
 

Heavyd

Cyril Towers (30)
Crystal Ball for DIV 3 finals 3 weeks from home.

1st grade
Major Semi - Epping vs Iggies
Minor Semi - BOBs vs Redfield (Brothers hired help just fall short)

2nd grade
Major Semi - Iggies vs Newport
Minor Semi - Saints vs Redfield (BOBS the team to miss semis)

3rd Grade
Major Semi - Epping vs Newport
Minor Semi - Iggies vs Redfield (Finals teams already decided)

Colts
Major Semi - Redfield vs Iggies
Minor Semi - BOBs vs Epping (Finals teams already decided)

Other DIV forecasts?
 

Pfitzy

David Wilson (68)
DIVISION 4 - winners of each game in bold:

FIRST GRADE
Major: Oatley v Canterbury
Minor: Blacktown v Quins
Week 2: Canterbury v Quins
GF: Oatley v Canterbury - boilover!


SECOND GRADE
Major: Irish v Canterbury
Minor: Blacktown v Oatley
Week 2: Canterbury v Blacktown
GF: Irish v Canterbury


THIRD GRADE
Major: Oatley v Canterbury
Minor: Blacktown v Irish
Week 2: Blacktown v Canterbury
GF: Oatley v Blacktown
 

Hurlo

Allen Oxlade (6)
Division 3 (Same As Heavy With Small Change)

1st grade
Major Semi - Epping vs Iggies
Minor Semi - BOBs vs Redfield
Grand Final - Epping vs Iggies


2nd grade
Major Semi - Iggies vs Newport
Minor Semi - Saints vs Redfield

3rd Grade
Major Semi - Epping vs Iggies
Minor Semi - Newport vs Redfield

Colts
Major Semi - Redfield vs Iggies
Minor Semi - BOBs vs Epping


Grand Finals
1s - Iggies v Epping
2s - Iggies v Newport
3s - Iggies v Newport
C - Iggies v Redfield
 
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