Dinosaur Derby vs Sharks 27th July 2013

Dinos 11.7 vs Sharks 5.4

Possible story to be run in the SW Times this week…..”Dinosaurs performance at Jurassic Park on Saturday 27th July gives ASADA reason to put Carlton Draft on the banded substances list”

Playing for : Welsh-Piggot Shield, winner for 3rd straight year – Dalyellup Dinosaurs

Big ups to:

Whitey – Sacrificed having a game himself and umpired in the expected manner.. took no crap and covered the ground very economically

Gitts – Clubman of the year won many times over this year already and again used every contact to get 30 pizzas (Eagle Boys and Dominos) for nicks….saving the club about $250

Reever and Basky – worked the kitchen till their dish pan hands dissolved

Corey and Macca – selling raffle tickets that raised about $150 for the club

Og, Gunga and Hammer – for taking the always unwanted temporary trade to the other side. Without this unselfish move we wouldn’t have had much of a game.

Just prior to the game we had rain and light hail but as Big Dan blew the horn for the start, we were bathed in sunshine. The sharks had a banner for one of their boys and with the junior Dinosaurs and their parents around the Pav and Jurassic Park, it was a carnival atmosphere.

Kicking with the wind in the first quarter we were hopeful of a quick start but it was the Sharks drew first blood with a nice link up goal. From this point the Dinos fired up with Basky turning into an extraction machine in the middle and put together 10 minutes of the best footy we’ve seen at Jurassic Park. The next 4 goals for the half were kicked by the Dinos and our backline held the Sharks scoreless in the 2nd quarter into a stiffening wind. This backline offensive, fast becoming known as the Hall Wall, unearthed a new star in Justin ‘The Doona’ Fantasia…he joins David ‘The Blanket’ Haoust, Lee ‘The General’ Hutton, Freo Mick, CerebalPAULsy Delaney and the man with a cult following whether playing forward or back, Doolzs.

The stick of shit (best player for the opposition) went to Hammer who was thrown into the Shark tank in the 2nd quarter and had immediate impact with the highlight being a sensational hand stand and back flip celebration for a last quarter goal (captured by the Fanta paparazzi for the website). As good as Hammer Time was, it proved to only be the entrée for our own project goal sneak, Darren ‘Tripod’ Gittos. Darren has been released as a forward in 2013 after a stellar career as a lockdown backman and under the tutelage of Ace Cameron has developed a style all of his own up front but the illusive goal had still yet to come. That cherry was popped in fine style as he swung onto the trusty left and goaled on the run(ish) but then to show the discipline to run straight off the ground for the rotation was very pleasing to see. The 2nd half was a similar story to the first and we ran the game out as well as we have this season and sung the song for the first time at Jurassic Park (ink this day into the life diary boys) in fine style.

Other notables were Luke ‘Earl’ Gray who came up against the best tap ruckman in the WAMAFL, in ‘Lofty’ and while more than holding his own in the stoppages, completely dismantled his opponent around the ground. Corey pushed his case for playing a forward roll more often, the Jonah/Juice show came to town as per usual, Deano’s ball use was a cut above in windy conditions, Reever/Macca broke a few lines when given the chance and Mill gave a contest in tight.

The rotations seemed to work as well as they have all year with players sticking to a role and getting a break when they needed it. No doubt there were a few sore bodies on Sunday/Monday but besides Earl’s hand, Reever’s finger, Kev’s studded leg (possibly by Hammer) and Leroy’s head, there were no reported major injuries.

The most prized bit of silverware at the club, The Welsh-Piggot Shield is to stay at Jurassic Park for the 3 year running and will be engraved and presented to Nev on Thurs so make sure you’re there for the last regular season training session of the year….congratulations boys, it would appear we are building for a very good Perth carnival.

Oh we are the Dinosaurs…



Good afternoon Dino’s,
As you all know we had to postpone our home game last Saturday V the Sharks as we had more than half the herd working away or injured.
After delicate negotiations between both teams in the last few days, the game has been rescheduled for this Saturday (27/07) @ Jurassic Park with kick off @ 3.30pm.
As its a Home game we need to provide catering & refreshments so we’ll need a hand before & after the game. If you haven’t helped before please put your hand up as the more that help the easier it is.  Don’t just leave it up to the same group of guys who do it all week in, week out
Coaches Hall & Keech are to have a selection meeting on Thursday morning so if you available please let them know. We also need an umpire, so if your keen to do that or know someone who is please let us know.
Cheers, Ace


Morning Dinos,
After a busy few weeks organising & the running the highly successful gentleman’s afternoon tea (full report to follow), our next home game is upon us & will be played this Saturday (20/07) @ Jurassic Park starting @ 3.30.
Hally will be on his own this week as his able assistant Keechy is unavailable (not sure know why but have heard a whisper he may be in Victoria for an interview with Andy Demetriou for the vacant Melbourne coaching job). Can you all please let Hally know if your available to play.
For the after match catering were going to keep it easy to manage after the workload of the last few weeks but we’ll still need a hand from half a dozen of you please.
Cheers, Ace


The Dinosaurs recently played an intra club game @ Jurassic park when the Manjimup boys couldn’t field a side.

It was a beautiful sunny day & we had great numbers with enough for 2 full sides for the day.

Keechy coached the side that wore the Dino jumpers & Doully was able to borrow a set of jumpers from Donnybrook for the day & Hally coached that side. We also had a number of guys that played on the day & with a bit of luck a few of them will play a few more games for us going forward.

Once again Shona (Mrs Fanta) had the press duties for the day & took a lot of photo’s. She did a great job & might end up as our official photographer, now I’ve just got to teach her how to upload them to our website.

GAME DAY REPORT – Dinos vs Ducks 29-6-13

Our version of Cam Sutherland, Nev ‘the bristle’ Welsh had prepared the ground with padding for the goals and opened up the pav and shed. The sun was out and the birds chirping in the trees…is was not good weather for ducks. The menu read, Schezwan Duck and the Dinos were hungry for their first win of the season…..Mangan Style was on the clock and BBQ and it was a matter of time before we’d be singing the song for the first time on Jurassic Park.

The boys rolled up to the news of big outs like Conforti, Fanta, Gray, Pears, Owens, Hunter, Simbas (half), Doolz finger was cactus, Hutton needed a digit lopped off after a vicious spoil by Sarre, Grieve, Heals was still bogged up north, Oggy came without his contact lenses……. a touch of anxiety gripped the group but we were buoyed by the late inclusions of Haines, Curtis and Parnell. Then things started going a little against us. The late in’s signed a temporary visa and joined the Ducks in their yellow and black jumper and must have made a pact together because they shore did make a statement to the coach.

Reever sacrificed himself to the greater good and donned the yellow vest for umpire duties and enlisted one of the 14yr old twin towers to assisted our man in his pursuit of referee glory which means not being noticed which goes against every fibre of his being but as he’s always saying, he’ll try anything once so with a whistle in hand he threw the ball up.

As the game started, the magnetic board looked right but as we were to realise late in the first quarter as our backline got opened up like a Hally stink bomb on an end of season Dino trip, it did not match with who was actually playing (which is a disappointing from a player initiative point of view and a little embarrassing at best from a coaching angle). With one man down we finished the first quarter a few goals behind and with some work to do. The second quarter was a bit of an arm wrestle with Sarrey winning 90% of taps and PD and Hutts providing good rebounding. The Ducks put on a bit of a show in the 3rd quarter with Parners, The Haines Train and Blackhawk all proving they should always wear the tangerine (‘Holding my balls’ call from Hainesy in a Juice tackle was a highlight). The Dinos won the last quarter with an improved extraction rate from the centre with the hard working Juice proving some drive and our sharp shooters in Jonah and Ace hitting the score board.

Although we didn’t win, it was one of the better skilled games we have played in during our clubs short history. They had some hard runners and we couldn’t over come that with a more efficient kicking game so we have some work to do in both fitness and method if we want to match it with Dunsborough next time. The spirit the game was played in and the general vibe with the Dunsborough boys was also first class.

The after game efforts were outstanding. Reever, Mangers, Tash and Mick Hoggan in the kitchen, Muzz getting the drinks and burgers, Reever getting the food, Gitts organising the Eagle Boys pizza and Nev making sure the place was presentable by sweeping and mopping the pav at the end.

Congratulations to all for a top day.