Game 2, 2015 – Dinos vs Crabs

DSC_0353The media director’s billing for this game was in the mould of the recent Mayweather-Pacman fight.

Next game is against the Crabs out in Leschenault on Friday 1st May Night game under lights!!! 

This game will be a cracker with the fittest Dino’s outfit to date vs The Fittest Team in the Comp. Get down there to show your support, Kick Off at 6:30pm.


The question for all those not at the game is ‘did it live up to the hype better than the hit and giggles in Vegas ?’

Yes it did !!

To say this was our finest hour on the track would be taking nothing away from the flashes of brilliance over the journey but for a 4 quarter effort, this was our moment in the sun (under lights).

For all the boys who have thrown on the tangerine and felt nothing but the clinical nip of the crab’s claw, this win was for you fellas… to Squares, Georgey Nic, Sarrey, PD, Hammer, Duffy, Deano Owens, Fosil, Baz Mc, Gitts, Haousty, Hally, Badge, Ace, Pig, Fogs, Lukey Gray, Hutto, Oggy, Wanga, Scooter, Simba, Parners, Wardy, Nev, Hainesy, Rosey, Whitey, Marko Cahill, Troy Corton, Deebs …..and a few others that have pinch hit for us over the last 4 years.

Team Dino on Friday:

Back 6 – Hoggs, Fanta, Dools, Rowey, Shagga, Reidy, Wal, Rick, Shano Coenen

Centre – Macca, Bask, Mill, Reevery, Griever, Barbs, Hunts, Manga

Fwd – Kingy, Pearsy, Keechy, Muzz, Gunga, Jonah, Goodo, 40, Graham ‘Pothole’


Coaches : Wal, Haousty

Supporters : Hally, Fos, Hutto, Nobba


Big up to :

– Haousty for running the magnets when Wal wan on the ground

– Soda for running water

– Leo for rub downs before, during and after the game

– All the boys who came out on a cold night to watch history get made

Leo was the first man on the job with the rub down table set up in the spacious visitors change rooms at the new Leschenault Pavillion. As the Dinos filed in either under their own steam or off the team bus so generously donated by Go West….our answer to Tommy Haffey went to work on the sore backs, calfs, hammys etc…on a chilly-ish evening, he was worth his weight in tiger balm.


Wal had us running up and down in tight and a few drills later, we were ready to face what will be our toughest examination this year…..the road trip from hell…the Crabs at home. The magnets on the board looked full of old names but also a sprinkling of guys who came with reputations but had never sung a team song to the tune of ‘Yellow Submarine’ (so hadn’t done anything worth talking about really). The crabs supplied both umpires, they reminded us that it was footy for kicks and we were into it.


As Micky Milkshake was coaching his record breaking game, our coach, Andres ‘Wal’ Waller, was taking the reins for the first time. Mick got to choose his fixture but our man was up against the perennial premiers playing for the first time at their new Super Pav and hot off a 29 goals to 1 goal shellacking of a hapless Rocky Rams at the Freo curtin raiser….just the ‘backs to the wall’ way our man likes it.


The first quarter was 60/40 possession our way and although we restricted them to only one late goal, we struggled to use a slight breeze and went in a few points ahead. Barbs was running amok, Juice was peppering the goals, Basky getting involved, Reever covering some ground, Shagga and Mill a couple of nice 1%ers, Hoggs/Fanta getting to the drop and Goodo putting on some forward pressure.


The second quarter was an arm wrestle and then the crabs kicked 2 in a row which would traditionally been the start of the end…not tonight. Half way through, Wal and his opponent found themselves in a warm embrace which the umpire considered steamy enough for them both to have a rest. BANG!!! We kicked into gear with a flurry of goals to just poke our noses in front again. This was to be a defining moment in the game and set the scene for our best quarter of footy as the Dino runners bubbled to the surface.


They call the 3rd quarter the premiership quarter and it was for us….jonah running back with the flight to mark and goal in a Carey like display, Shano Coenen putting his body on the line, Juice getting split up the middle and Pearsy doing his best impression of a cockroach in its death throws after a hit to the ribs showed just how important making a stand was to the boys from Jurassic Park. Bask, Jonah, Kingy and Juice hit the scoreboard and before we knew it, we had a 6+ goal differential for the quarter and we were on our way to an historic victory.


The last quarter was a bit like the first and we finished slightly ahead but to their credit, the Crabs never went away even though it was obvious that we had the legs.


We sang the song in the middle of the ground, ran warm down laps with stretching on the ground, sang the song again in the change rooms before retiring to the roman baths….do you think we enjoyed the win ?? Sure did!!!


Best : Barbs, Shano Coenen, Bask, Juice, Hunts, Rowey, Kingy


Barb’s comments during his speech summed it up pretty well when he said he had been told about footy for kicks in the Masters comp and had just played in one of the most physical games in his life. The Crabs took the unfamiliar loss pretty well with their Prez Proudy making a joke that he arrived at the ground at the end of the game to be told that the Crabs had lost and was still coming to terms with the news. The new facilities at Leschenault are second to none and encouraged over 100 players/wives/kids at the presos which was great to see….especially as at least half of the supports were ours. The bus rolled out at 10pm with a few of us (ok, just Hally and myself) staying on to enjoy the afterglow.


Well done boys but it doesn’t get any easier from here with our traditional cross town rivals, the Sharks our next opponent in two weeks at Jurassic Park. With the Welsh-Piggot shield on the line, we will need another big effort.

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“.

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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