UPDATE #4 – Dinos Wind up

Good afternoon Dinos & Mrs Dinos

Numbers are looking great for Saturday night (08/08) @ Barbados. with well over 50 indicating there be walking down the Red Carpet. (See the list below, I think its pretty much up to date but if I’ve missed anyone please let me know).

For those who don’t know arrivals are from around 7pm & it will kick off @ 7.30pm

There’s been a bit of “discussion” in regards to what the dress code for the fairer sex for the evening. I had initially put that it was EVENING WEAR but I’ve been questioned on this. As the function will be @ Barbados I have been advised that it’s SMART CASUAL but really it’s up to each lady to wear whatever they choose.

For the Gents, Safari Suits are encouraged (door prize for the best/worst moustache) but not mandatory.


Original & the Best (Medallist)

Weekend Game, Eagles vs Roos and Barbados


Year closing out, fire starting to dim….

For those keen enough for a run on the weekend, well done….we played a game of half court footy with 8 per side which was a lot of fun and probably something we will try next year at training (most likely on the weeks we aren’t playing). We over catered something terrible so Pearsy helped out in his indomitable way and took home all the excess food and drinks…big up Big Kev.

We are having a quick bite at Barbados on Wednesday 12.30 this week to test run the premises for Saturday so if you are around, pop down for a nibble.

With North Melbourne finishing 9th for the last two years (and Rosey licking his lips with the prospect of watching me cry in my beer…he’s flicked me a ticket) I am heading up to Perth on Sunday. If anyone would like a lift, there is plenty of room – 4 seats available. We will most likely drop the car at Claremont, have a few beers, train into/out of Subi and head home.

On Saturday night, we will need each person to bring $20 each to cover some of the costs of dinner.

Original & the Best (Medallist)

Keechy Korner – City Carnival

As expected the City Carnival came and went like a freight train. Once again it has reminded us that life is as much about having a drink and a laugh with occasionally similarly minded blokes as the slightly more serious pursuits of family, work and renovations.

We met on Friday at 4pm at Jurassic Park and to everyone’s surprise, were away by 4.15pm with Reever in the drivers seat. To nobody’s surprise the first stop came in the form of a bottle shop and to pick up a couple of Dinos that had started earlier that afternoon at The Highway (it will be Barbados next year I promise Frank). With the eskies stocked and Spirit Radio’s boom box belting out a Reeves Medley of soft rock songs, we headed to Dominos Pizza in Eaton to load up for the long-ish night ahead.

After negotiating Golden Bay and grabbing Oggy (excellent news, his battle in the Bunbury Courthouse earlier that day and was successful so will be back evading RBTs in time for Easter 2013), we landed in Perth after half a dozen dewatering stoppages. Reevesy wasted no time testing out Hay St on his long skate board and another head injury was looming. Fortunately his mellon was split open during the first game, attempting his signature 2012 bind spin with cut back into the centre and optional flour bagger to opposition, rather than requiring a distracting 000 call that night. Continue reading “Keechy Korner – City Carnival”


So on the eve of our second Perth Carnival, The Dinosaurs contemplate the enormous task ahead. Our draw has the sleepy seaside estate of Dalyellup taking on 3 major cities in Mandurah (Makos), Kalgoorlie and Geraldton (Mariners)….without our captain in Murray Wharton, our playing coach in Stephen Stewart, the dominant centre half forward of the comp in Shane Jones, our dual twin towners tap ruckmen in Dan Mangan and Scott Sarre, and our best player of 2012 and a shoe in for all star status in Mike Kelly.

If there was any hint of reservation within the camp, it was not evident at our last training on Tuesday 14th August. It could have been one of our best hit outs for the year and a steely resolve to put our best foot forward was obvious. The new jumpers have just arrived, they look fantastic and has given the group a bit of a lift. We even have Yellow Submarine music done in a footy song theme (complete with trumpets/bugles) which will be played as we run out onto the ground for each game. This year we will have a tent which will carry our generous sponsor’s signage [Barbados, Warrick Welding, Go Go on Hold, The Parks Centre, Nexus, Summit Homes SW, Gard & Assocs, Southern Lock, Bunbury Wholesale Motors, Go West, Progress Physio, and The Bunbury Mail]

The social side of things are set and have been put together by Kev Pears and Bill Keech with Haoosty (as his new jumper states) providing the wheels for the trip. Friday night will be spent at the luxurious Carlton Hotel with Alderney on Hay again acting as the lodgings for 2012 with The Han Palace also making a comeback as our restaurant for the evening on Saturday. Ace will be the liaison officer on the morning of the carnival and will be there waiting when the bus with ‘Yellow Submarine’ blearing out arrives at the ground.

Perth Carnival squad : Craig Hall, David Haoust, Kevin Pears, Bill Keech, Paul Delaney, Jay Curtis, Jamie Reeves, Darren Gittos, Dave White, Chris Simbas, Luke Gray, Simon Rose, Troy Corton, Stuart Parnell, Jason Heal, Steve Baskerville, Nick Ogden, Andy Cameron , Mike Grieve , Lee Hutton , Chris Cameron, Mick Hoggan , Justin Miller, Andrew King, Brett Moulton, Pearsys mate from Darwin and the non-playing Frank Vardaro. (theres also been a few whispers of guest appearace of couple of the boys from Wembley old boys)

Let’s all just hope that nobody loses an eye due to Craig (The Pest) Hall’s box of tricks.

Keechys Korner – Dinos v Busso

 The 2012 regular season has come and gone and although the Dinosaurs didn’t bring it home with a win, it was a typically gutsy performance. With only 17 men vs 22 we gave the Busselton boys a run for their money and beat them in the second half which was very encouraging for the Perth Carnival. Busso eventually ran out winners by a couple of goals. The game was played in a swirling breeze for most of the game and driving rain in the last quarter so the skill level was not as high as previous games but the desperation to play for the tangerine was certainly on show.

Bussleton 8.6
Dinos 6.4

Notable plays of the day included Jay Curtis playing the role of potential goal sneak, finding himself in space a number of times in the first half with opportunities to convert. Unfortunately either the ball took on a soap like quality or the ball drop proved a bit tricky and he failed to put one over the cross bar. Capt Murray wisely calculated that there were more men on the field than balls and decided that if he wasn’t going to get the ball, he was gonna use his Chockie Starfish gym sculptured frame to tackle everyone in black and white..he did kick a goal which meant he only missed out on a goal in one game for the whole season. Juice and Bask gave some quick extraction from the middle which will be deadly in a couple of weeks in Perth.

Miller is in red hot medal winning form and was talking about how much ground he is gonna cover at the carnival after his BOG performance (but WAB – worst at bar with a suggestion during pressos that Janelle King was the entertainment…thanks for being the only girl to turn up Janelle, we can only hope you will be around next year). Gunja got plenty of the ball in the last quarter, Reever attempted a new age tackle and got pitchforked over onto his back.

Darren Gittos did some very handy work from a back pocket and showed off some terrific spoiling and straight line running. Big Dan carried a couple of burgers around in the guts for a solid 4 quarter ruck display.

Stewy P lead strongly all day and used his booming voice to direct traffic in the forward half. Rosie tested his cracked ribs with a few pack collisions and tackles and kicked a nice long range goal. Chris Simbas was electric in the first quarter running through half forward with Grievesy also giving good service both forward and back and had a nice running bounce out of the backline in pouring rain in the last. Douly and Hoges battle the flukey conditions to stop many of their forward entries. Pearsy saved himself for Perth.

After the game it was a few beers, watched Essendon get knocked over by Taylor Walker’s mullet at AAMI and some pizza. Thanks to the little sons of dinos (little SODs) for helping with the bourbon raffle ($120) and taking the money for the pizza (security cameras have been checked and happy to report that there was minimal fiddling of the till). Jack Wharton did a great job as assistant umpire to Lindsay for the day.

New jumpers are on the way and the long range forecast is for a clean sweep at the carnival.

Final Layout

Keechys Korner

 On a cold and wet Friday 29th July 2012 night, the boys from Jurassic Park piled into a comfortable 22 seater from Go West for our one and ony bus trip for 2012. Reevesy was at the wheel doing his best for Dry July, we had a Carlton vs Hawks game on Ace’s ipad to watch on the way and life was good. I organised myself next to Squares and with my folder in front of me, asked him if he’d like to ‘run the structures’ with me. After he give me a look that is unique to Stephen, he stopped me in my tracks..”steady on Mick Malthouse, we’re not playing for sheep stations”.

At the half way mark a break-away group decided that having a couple of
quiets before the game might be the go..after all it was Friday night and
the footy was on the big screen (all 15 inches of it). Not on Mick
Malthouse’s watch!! and sanity only just prevailed and the eskies were
slammed shut much to PD and Pearsy’s disgust.

We have never beaten Margs in our short history and suffered a heavy loss at
last years country carnival so travelling down there on a cold and wet night
looking for a win was never going to be a walk in Jurassic Park. By the time
we arrived at the game, the Margs boys were on the ground doing a few run
throughs so there was barely enough time to get changed and for someone to
strap the tail on, before we were into it.

Margs stormed out of the centre and our backline was under the pump from the start. Hutts provided a steady hand on the wheel and by the end of the quarter we started to win possession. Stewy took a good mark in tough conditions and like Stevey J, he played on and hooked a long goal. From that point late in the 2nd quarter we had most of the play with Pears, Kelly, Ogden and Gray providing contests and clean skills. Squares had said a polite “No” to the yellow jumper and was locking it in the forward line when
it came down. In typical Dino spirit, Kingy had decided to have a kick when all those close to him didn’t want him to…lucky for us they’re opinion doesn’t carry much weight (just kidding Janelle), cos guess who kicked the winning goal…and celebrated with an excellent belly slide.

Q1 – Margs 1.0, Dinos 0.1
Q2 – Margs 1.0, Dinos 1.2
Q3 – Margs 0.1, Dinos 0.2
Q4 – Margs 0.2, Dinos 1.1

3pt win to the Dinos 18pt vs 15pts in a shootout!!!

Best: Pears, Squares, Juice, Oggy, Gray

The Margs boys had the kitchen open which made up for the cold showers and after the preso and few beers, it was off to Settlers Tav and then The Nard in Busselton much to Square’s delight (someone should tell him, we’re not playing for sheep stations). We pulled into the Jurassic Park car park at what is becoming the standard for bus trips…2am

Well done to all players and support staff (Hally, Rosie and Whitedog), to
Reevesy the bus driver, and Haousty for donating the bus which allowed us to
give Dry July a $100 donation and make the club $50 after liquid expenses.

The next/last home and away game is against Busselton (who beat us by a
narrow margin last year) at home so as Micky Malthouse would say..”The Earth is slow but the Dino is patient so we’ll get them this year“.

Margaret River Bus Trip

The Dinosaurs hit the road for the one and only bus trip for the 2012 season….watchout Margs cos with a full team and support crew, I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good good night, that’s right tonight’s gonna be a good good night, that’s right that right, I gotta feeling…. High fives to Go West for the use of one of their luxury liners with drop down DVD players and a mini bar in the back.

Congratulations to Jamie Reeves for acting as driver during his punishing annual Dry July sacrifice for charity. The link if you’d like to contribute to this worthy cause is here

Whether its wet or whether is dry
Friday night footy at Margs is nigh
On our bus will be 20 fit Dinos
Plus half a doz bloody keen winos
…and we’ll win some more arrrrrhh!!!

Match Report v Sharks

Well, our derby rolled into town last week and it was a cracker. A close game and plenty of feeling in the game which culminated in our dapper dan, Shane ‘showtime’ Jones getting issued a red card along with his dance partner.

Rocky Miller was interestingly enough the victim this time round after a late hit from behind which saw his attacker being sent off.

In sad news just to hand, Kingy is walking around in a knee brace and now in danger of missing the rest of 2012.

Dinos 8.8 vs Sharks 6.8 “shield will be engraved next week”

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