SP13 NEAFL Premiers 2016

Show notes:

It was a special treat and an honour to have THE Sam Reid join us for this episode of the podcast. Sam is the captain of the GWS Giants NEAFL side that won the NEAFL Premiership for the first time last Saturday. I have been fortunate to talk to Sam on two earlier occasions. Continue reading “SP13 NEAFL Premiers 2016”

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Guesses vs Facts

Greg Talbot and Matthew Mack from AFL NSW joined Gus Seebeck, Ian Parker and the Stace to review the fearless predictions we made back in March 2016 on who we each thought would make the top eight and play in the finals of the AFL 2016 season.  So we matched the facts against the guesses made back then in one of our more entertaining podcasts. Continue reading “Guesses vs Facts”

Exits

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It’s round 23 this weekend, the last home and away round of AFL season 2016. It will also be the last game played by many players as they exit their AFL playing careers.

Some will retire at a time of their choosing for any number of reasons.

Some, like Dane Swan, will have their exits forced upon them by ageing bodies failing to live up to the intense desire to continue. A classic case of “the spirit is willing but the body is weak”. Continue reading “Exits”

Gus is back!

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We’ve put the band back together for this weeks podcast, Gus is back!  The old team of Stace and Ian “Chicken” Parker, former player and vice-president at Pennant Hills Demons, welcome back Gus Seebeck, former Sandover medallist and president of East Coast Eagles, who has been on holiday overseas for over a month. It was good to have Gus’ input back on the show. Continue reading “Gus is back!”

Penno Juniors 50th

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I am joined again by Ian “Chicken” Parker former player and vice-president of the Pennant Hills Demons in talking over the local and national AFL news and also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pennant Hills Juniors AFL club, a fine achievement for a Juniors club. The club is having an anniversary dinner at the Epping Club on Saturday 20th August 2016. See the club website for further details. Continue reading “Penno Juniors 50th”

Loyalty and other small issues

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Amid the usual local and national AFL news for this week, Ian Parker and I discussed the issue of player and club loyalty. This was prompted by the news this week in rugby league that the former Parramatta star player, Jarryd Hayne, has returned to the National Rugby League competition with the Gold Coast Titans club. He left Parramatta at the end of 2014 to pursue his dream of playing in the USA gridiron competition for the San Francisco 49ers. Jarryd retired from the NFL in May 2016 to try and get into the Olympics playing for the Fiji rugby union sevens team. He wasn’t selected and now has decided to return to league but with a new club. Continue reading “Loyalty and other small issues”

Records Round

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Australian football, AFL, like most elite sports, is a game of numbers and statistics. Players and clubs performance is measured by an ever increasing array of statistics and every week we seem to be celebrating one or another milestone achieved by a club or one or more players. This week it happily came about that not only one of the hardest to achieve records would be broken, the most number of games by an AFL player in his career, but four other players would pass 350, 325, 300 and 200 games respectively. It is rare indeed that such a confluence of records would be created in the one weekend of footy so we felt obliged to call this podcast the “Records Round” in celebration of these feats. Continue reading “Records Round”

Mat Belcher, Olympic yachtsman

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What is it with water sports and a driest of dry landlubber like me? After my interview with Chris Morgan a couple of weeks ago, this week I had an opportunity to chat to another Olympian, Mat Belcher, an Olympic 470 class yachtsman, thanks to one of his sponsors, Blackmores’. Mat has won a very impressive array of World Championships and the pinnacle for him to date, a gold medal in the London Olympics in 2012.

I found Mat to be a very dedicated and focussed man with a clear objective of winning another Olympic gold medal at the Rio Olympics this year. Continue reading “Mat Belcher, Olympic yachtsman”

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