Round 9 2017 – Dinos vs Ducks

Round 9 – 12TH August 2017 – Dinos vs Ducks

As the rain poured down, we readied ourselves for a day made for ducks. On arrival to the ground and walking into the Pav, it was obvious that Fantarama had hit Dalyellup with Kev, Fish and Guesty dressing up the hospital ward into something that looked almost inviting. Tangerine table cloths, Fanta promo material and Justin Fantasia faces spewed across the room in a fitting effort for one of our favorites in celebration of 50 games.

The Ducks arrived with only 11 players plus stalwart and ex-East Perth star Magoo as an administrator so it was over to a few Jurassic Parkers to separate from the brotherhood and pop a black and yellow jumper on. Duffy, Wal, Zac, Maybs, Capt Jack, Mocha and Donk were good enough to roll with the Ducks. Reever grabbed a whistle, a flouro vest and popped in some ear plugs in preparation to umpire the game. Griever took the magnetic board allowing Maybs and Barbs to have a full run for the first time this year. Well done boys, your efforts made for an enjoyable contest.

Murray ‘Townsville’ Wharton had organised for everyone to play in a ‘Fanta 50’ head band (Dools the only one to miss out but guess what…yep, he had one already). With so many Dinos playing for the Ducks it was handy to see where we were on the ground by the white head bands. Zac and Timbo shaped up in the ruck and did a top job for the visitors, Duffy was a nightmare up front, Guesty kept his goal sneak tag intact with a sausage roll, Maybs was fearless in a bone crunching Donk spear tackle to play out the game, Wal blew a string early with a cross court dash that summed up the boys endeavor and stamped us as solid hosts.

On the other side of things, Condo had a great crack across the half back, Juice bagged 4, Shredder proved a very mobile ruck with clean hands in the middle and Kingy and Potts won the bottles at presos.

The game was in the balance when Fanta attacked the ball in a selfless act that put life and limb at risk. Reever with a sense of occasion, blew the whistle and gave our man the chance to ice the game. Words of encouragement like, ‘no way he can make the distance’ came from his supportive team mates. The ball was laid down and with a few spins prior to laying it on the boot, through the middle she went, which triggered a huddle that lingered a little bit long but the cat was out of the bag already, there was a lot of love in the room.

After a few beers and a shower, we donned the washed head bands and kicked presentations off with a medal ceremony that included a bit of bad poetry.

Fanta – The Essence of Schweppervescence

Fanta the drink is a tangerine fizz

And that sums up our back pocket whizz

A key component to the Dino essence

So here’s to the king of Schweppervescence

 

Not many of you will know

Our man is a black belt in taekwondo

Not that Fants is a fighting man

If lovers wore belts, he’d be a 3rd Dan

 

Weaving n bouncing is his signature move

And out on the dance floor he finds his groove

Heavy metal tunes dominate his music collection

Old school Pantera gives him an uplifting [experience]

 

Coke is it ?! Coke is shit !

As Michael Stipe said in his worldwide hit

I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush

And like Agent Orange our man kills every forward rush

 

With a Golden Fist already in the trophy box

His 2017 opponents eaten more humble porridge than Goldilocks

Plays like Tarzan but built like Yoda

A Golden Dino one day, that’s a soda

 

With the coaches comments out of the way, we dined on assorted pasta dishes and enjoyed each others company before the Dunzy boys hit the road and left it to the Dinos and their families.

Next week we are off to Perth for the Carny so it’s a light run on Thursday and then that’s it for another year of hard hitting Masters footy.

 

#23

Dinos Events Calendar

Hi all,

Lots of action going on around the Dinos Camp at the moment so this is a quick summary so you can lock in your dates, book time off and start buttering up the better half 🙂

See details below:


12TH Aug – Last Home game of the round

Dinos Vs Ducks 3:30pm Bounce down with an authentic Italian meal at 6:30pm

See Facebook Event and Whatsapp for more details


18-20th Aug – Perth Carnival

When: Saturday August 19th

Where: Des Penman Reserve, Nollamarra

Bus leaving pav Friday and accommodation and restaurant booked

See event flyer and Kevs Spreadsheet for more details

Fixtures are not published yet


2nd Sept – Hall of Fame – Dinos have 2 x Tables of 10 booked so get around Muzza


16th Sept – Windup Details pending however Date is locked in


14th Oct – GAT Details have been sent – See flyer


3rd – 5th Nov – Rotto Players trip – Date is set, details to follow


 

Round 7, July 15th 2017 – Dinos v Fossils in Collie

Dino vs Collie 15th July – Saturday night (du du doooo du dooo du)

A whip-crack went his whippy tail
And the beast was done
He asked us, “Be you angels?”
And we said “Nay
We are but men”
Rock!
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh-ah-ah
Ohhh, whoah
Ah-whoah-oh

…………little did we know that this was to become (thanks to Greeny), if not the greatest song in the world, the sound track to the weekend and I haven’t stopped singing it.

The Masters comp finally gave into popular demand and scheduled the Jurassic Juggernaut on a Saturday evening under lights. With no other games scheduled in that time slot, it was by all reports a pay per view bonanza not seen since the pre-Majak Daw Kangaroos used to dazzle under the 90s spotlights but now resigned to a lazy Sunday session or two…..anyway, enough about the aus kickers, back to the game at hand and the real game, Masters Footy.

The day was a shocker with rain all day so it was under grey skies that the bus picked up the main group from the Pav at 4.45pm with Wal in the driver’s seat. It was then onto a couple of early starters in the HaHa boys at The Parks and then the Dardy Pub where a couple of boys were comparing their claret to their Beaujolais…..a dirty day calls for some unusual pregame routines. Villa (aptly named as he was the size of a block of flats) the German, a ‘Mr Fixit’ in the Go West machine was aboard and as all Go West key note speakers, he was welcomed into the Dino den and belting out a karaoke solo before nights end.

A soggy Collie Eagles footy oval greeted us but the wind had eased and the rain stopped by bounce down. Griever jumped all over the offer to kick with the breeze but as the wind sock had been tied up for this season making game, he stuffed it right up and we found ourselves on the back foot and anchored in the left back pocket for the opening minutes. Well, after a bit a fancy footy work from one of our resident back-men formally known as Fanta or Doona or Trapdoor but now The Seamstress (after Salty noticed his advanced weaving skills), it didn’t come down much at all.

The mids, rucks and wings went to work and it was pretty clear that the Collie boys needed a Dino or two to make a game of it. Reever and Whitey love nothing more than reminding the Jurassic Allstar 2017 selectors about the place that their names need to be on that list so grabbed a Collie jumper each with Reever playing roving fwd/back/left and right wing position and DW(ag) suring up the leaky back line.

Meanwhile on the sidelines the HaHa boys were giving plenty of constructive instructional advice, footy knowledge reaped over years of ….ok, ok it wasn’t constructive or in most cases even related to footy but if I was picking up what they were putting down, there is no danger we will ever get ahead of ourselves as long as Statler and Waldorf are at the club. First game coach Shane ‘The Barbarian’ Coenen must have taken inspiration from the verbal fire that was coming from the Dino cheer squad cos the delivery he gave at quarter time was something between a David Parkin vein popper and a Mike Milkshake ‘ the Ox is slow but the earth is patient’.

The second half saw a few changes and new avenues to goal. Rolly and Condo hit the score board for the first time in their Dino careers, Splinter kicked a sensational bomb and Big Paniel Dangan showed off his strong leading ability with Benny Brown like accurate kicking and went BANG BANG. Reidy must have thought Kingy was going about it the right way recently and had racked up 4 points in a typically busy display and our other runners in Wal and Barbs were creating a nightmare for the Collie boys with their run through the middle and into the forward line.

With the game iced and the last minutes ticking down, #23 dropped a very difficult spinning ball 25m out from in form wingman Macca. As it spilled to the ground a fleet footed Rolly swooped on it and accepted the second effort sheppard offered by #23 and snapped a goal. With arms stretched to the heavens in a ‘get around me boys’ motion post goal he was heard to utter, ‘this shit’s easy’. $2

The back line deserves a big shout out, especially with only Potts and The Seamstress as regulars for only letting a single goal through. Potts was his commanding self with voice and the courage to play in front when one over the back is certain death but only it never gets there.

Over a doz goals to a single major was the approximate score line.

Presos : Splinter and Rolly as BOG

Big up to : Wal for driving the bus into the wee small hours, Gunja for doing the Prez duties, Shano Coenen for a coaching master piece and Saw Dust and Noah for running water.

The after dark on this trip was always going to be something with Collie Idol running and with the HaHas in the lead peloton and halfway up the mountain before anyone had started. A special mention to Greeny for an outstanding effort with Jack Black’s Tribute song, to Splinter as the fiddler and his ladder wielding side kick Potts, Vila sang in his second language and Hally’s twerking was right up there with the best. Incredibly we all survived, nay thrived the night and arrived back at designated pickups in the small hours of Sunday morning.

A ripper night fellas and a great warm up for The Seamstress’s 50th in a month and the carnival trip to Perth.

 

Keeeech Out

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2017 Country Carnival Wrap

So we returned to the carnival that gave us so much in 2015….limo rides at lunch with frothies, a bag of 6 from the Minister of Transport and a Wal dangle on the same day that Nic Nat took his mark of the year in the Auskick comp. 2017 was a new year with the limo long since crashed and retired and the Minister and Wal showing off their inner Bush Tucker Man skills to their respective families deep into Bum Fcuk Idaho.

 

A few notables before bounced down had us up and about. Hutto has been working in Perth so good to see him back in the tangerine. Cuppy hadn’t played a game in 2017 but was teased out of hibernation along with Whitey playing his second game. The Wolf Pack was in full force ready to take on the world. Dooly and Fos had thrown the yellow jumpers away in a sign that even the elder statesmen were ready to rumble. Zac, Condo and Donk were at their first carnival and no doubt anxious about taking on the load of 3 games in one day for the first time.

 

Game 1: vs Eaton

With a force of 30 strong players, it was up to Maybs to manage the unmanageable and rely on a rotation policy with self disciplined swaps to get everyone an even go while still putting our best foot forward…as I said, a tall order.

The engine room got to work and thrust it forward with Guesty hitting the board with a signature crumbing left foot snap which had the crowd looking to see if it wasn’t Eddy Betts. He dragged himself which to the uneducated looked like a disciplined act but really designed to get oneself closer to an adoring fanbase on the sidelines and really soak it up. Juice, Rowey and Mill were gathering pill and Shreader was cutting up like Daniel Day Lewis playing the The Butcher but the real story was down back in Micky Hoggan. It was quiet simply the perfect game….let down only in that his trademark barrel didn’t get fired but all kicks hit targets and if he got near it he got it. Hutto took a nice grab deep but lost a point to the Russian judge for passing off to the fleet footed hipster in J. Reeves. Gunja is in career best form for the Dinos which at 52 years is quite remarkable, playing half back, wing, ruck and making Nick Riewoldt look one dimensional but I saw something that troubled me. Our man appreciate his own work a little too much in slow motion during the dying stages of this game when he hit hammer laces out on his left while on the run…the tight perm watched every rotation of that ball (with arms out to make sure the audience was along for the ride) until Hammer had put another mark on his overflowing stat sheet.

Thanks to Dooly for umpiring this game

Dinos 6 goals Eaton 1

Game 2: vs Crabs

The prelude to this game started with Kalani Heal announcing that his Dad was going to miss this game and play for Carey Park. The poor kid didn’t know where to look and put a full stop on this announcement with a, “”í don’t know what he’s doing !’’. Both Heal boys ran water for the Dinos and pretended that all was still well in the world and their man still bled tangerine. I am sure we have not heard the last of this detour of duty.

The ground we had played so well in 2015 (renamed for the day Waller Park to remember the highly illegal but revered fore mentioned mark that Wal took last carny on this ground) seemed to swallow us up in this game but all credit to the boys from Leschenault as they shut our space down and crisscrossed their way to goal with well placed leads and kicking. A nice running goal from Mill was a rare highlight with Salty more than holding his own in this game. It was obvious to see that it meant something to the Crabs to get a narrow win which is great and shows that a healthy on field rivalry we have got going.

Thanks to Maybs for umpiring this game

Dinos 2 goals Crabs 3

Game 3: vs Rockingham Rams

The Rams have one of the best jumpers in the comp with a big set of balls front and centre but just like Richmond knows only too well, it takes more than a good strip and song to get the chocies. Capt Jack did a bum cheek in the warm up which swung Kenno into the ruck in a solo role. Gunja, Hainsy and Fos had hired themselves out to the Sharks for the last game and Salty had a hot dinner date to get to so we were down to about 5 on the bench for this game. Shreader’s game lifted to another level with running patterns and surges that Gebrselassie would be happy with and 3 goals. Griever, Zac and Deebs were also very good in tight and on the run till the end as was our backline (Fanta/Potts/Hoggs) who ended up conceding 5 goals for the whole tournament which not too many other teams could boast.

Dinos 8 goals Rams 1

A big thanks to Leo ‘Fingers’ Kelly for the rub downs and words of quiet encouragement. To Maybs for running the changes and umpiring. To Dools and Whitey for umpiring. To Muzz for doing the bits and pieces required as crew were playing, outsourcing themselves, umpiring together with the admin duties on the day.

Best for the day : Mike Hoggan, Cheyne Reid, Ben (Gunja) Johnston

After dark news :

Gunja carved off a bit of his land in Dardy for the Freo Phantoms to call their tent land on Sunday night. They enjoyed some tall tales into the evening around the fire….gotta love the hospitality of country people.

Mill, Hainsy and Muzz had got a little exited at presentations and consumed a fanta too many so dropped it on me that it would be best if I left my car behind and drove their buss back to Dunzy ($2 each). After a fun night at The Pour House in Dunzy, I rode into my inlaws driveway at 3am Monday morning with legs ready for a rest.

All in all a great day in the sun and evening of fun…..big boy footy months ahead in the cold and wet so let’s try and maintain the rage until the next August carnival in Perth.

#23 over and out

Wongan Hills 2017 Carnival Wrap Up

 

My my, hey hey, she’s 7am and we’re on our way!!

All aboard and Botty/Heals will be swooped up on the way (pass Heals, back up, drive forward…some stuff never gets old)….signs are good for a cracking weekend in the wheatbelt. Great to see our playing list starting to mirror older masters clubs now with three over 50s (including One Wing Wharton Water boy), 2 blokes who hadn’t played a game of AFL before and a collection of blokes ranging from boarder line flower pickers at their peak like myself to worn warriors from a bygone era.

With Wal at the wheel, we didn’t waste a drop of fuel with the Go West chariot on a collision course for the insanely yielding, record breaking wheat belt and we arrived before midday.

Sean ‘Donk’ Wilson brought along his drone to capture a few pics of our warm up so that will be interesting to see if we look any better from that angle. He will be giving it a run at training now and then so if you’ve got a bald spot, you might want to start practicing the comb over.

2 x 20 min halves each game.. 1.45pm and 4pm both on the main oval in front of huge crowds. Troy Condo, Donk and Splinter ran the guard of honour for their first games so hit the ground with a few corkies.

Game 1: Vic Park Pigs

1.45pm rolled around and we hit the ground running with a ball up extraction, link up and Gunja who floats like a butterfly and smokes like bob marley, found himself on the board early. Griever got a wake up after being assisted into the hard cricket pitch, Marko ‘Stay Lite’ Cahill showed he could play amongst the big boys and made space, marked and found his targets over and over. Wal, Reever and Heals (filthy on Coach Candy Crush that he was started in a back pocket) worked their way into the contest. Up the other end with scores level, The Pigs went back to back with their full forward going BANG BANG…Hoggs went off with a spray worthy of Matty Richardson. ‘The Hoggan straighten up’ worked with Rowdy Cahill laying a couple of his balls and all tackles and Splinter popping his goal cherry with two goal square sealers after some crafty body work.

Result – Dinos by a couple of goals

Game 2: Warnbro Swans

4.00pm arrived about the same time as 38 calf muscles started to protest….nothing prepares for the stop start nature of the game. Wal went into tackle mode with 2 classic run downs and put himself in the frame for most valuable Dino (M-VD), Reever threw down the gauntlet with a trademark willy willy or two and Fish kicked goal of the day with a ball up rove and snap that would make his favourite player, Will Hoskin Elliot sit up and take notice. Shagga obviously took offence that someone was out foul mouthing him (Hoggs) cos the kid got blue, then the umpire ordered Potty Shag to go sit with Poppy Shag on the sidelines. The high drama continued with the umpire getting nude (took his shirt off and threw it down) and suggested that the playing group might do a better job. Funnily enough this distraction stopped a 3 goal streak by Warnbro, One Wing started running water again after a half game break (to wash down the flies we were all swallowing), Mocha got busy in the middle, Maybs prowled the centre like a Balmain Tiger, Cpt Jack kept the wheels rolling to the end which was massive effort for someone who rucked unchanged, Donk and Troy got into the game and impressed more and more as the game went. Dools ran all day for us, helped out another team and umpired a game.

Result – Swans by a goal

Before the siren had finished sounding, the wheel barrows filled with ice and beers rolled onto the ground. In true Dino form, we managed to drain the barrow meant for Warnbro and then wheeled ours off to our tent….quite by accident but yet brilliant. We jumped into the bus back to the hotel, showered and walked back to the presentations.

Awards : Marko and Reever. Marko wanted everyone there to know exactly what went into making a champion so thanked his girlfriend for the smoothie she made him and encouraged everyone to ‘Stay Lite’ which for me was the speech of the night.

Awesome Club Award : Who else ??!! The Dalyellup Dinosaurs.

Hoggan thought the group owed him one so grabbed the mic and told the crowd what it was like to be a Dino, we sang the song on the stage with trophy raised high to a slightly disinterested crowd but winners are grinners and the rest get the picture as they say.

Maybs had the Dino costume on early and became a target for every bloke who didn’t have a girl to dance with which of course were quite a few. Unfortunately by the end of the night, the old Dino suit drenched in beer was misplaced and probably walking down the main street of Wongan right now. Not a total tragedy as it’s time for an upgrade as the Boomers Kangaroo made ours look pretty ordinary. Speaking of ordinary, Troy Condo was far from it and celebrated like a rock star.

Big up to Haousty for the Go West bus and Wal for keeping us moving up and back.

Keeech Out

#23

Dinosaurs 2017 Preseason kicks off this Thurs (9-2-17) at 6pm at Hungry Hollow Car Park

Fellas,

The footy drought is over !!!

We’ll be playing, tipping, fantasy footy selecting and having a frothy at the pav before we know it but first things first. Time to get a few kms in the legs so we can get around enough to grab our fair share of pig skin come game time.

If you have some recruits in mind, get them down early or if they are waiting for the footies (as a few of mine are), let them know that we will be a Jurassic Park in week 3.

Coach Mayberry has called it…….

Date: Thurs 9-2-17

Time: 6pm

Location: The Hollow car park

Program: Light beach run and swim with some cool down stuff

Afters: Beers at The Hollow with light snacks provided

 

2016 Mandurah Carnival Wrap

Hi All,

 

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Carnival # 6 – Mandurah 27-8-16

Pickup was at 8am at the Pav under grey skies. The count was 20 players with a few pick ups on the way and a couple of boys already in Perth so about half a doz on the bench and a good mix of plenty of game time in the tangerine but not too much to affect a signature moves on the dance floor later on.

Paul (PB) the bus driver had been hand picked by the Minister of Transport/paid player/carnival specialist, Dangerous David Haoust and he didn’t disappoint. We arrived at the ground ahead of time and filled with tales like John Todd beating up Ron Boucher during his half time address at Swan Districts so trotted off the bus spoiling to chase the bag of wind around a wet and windy Rushton Park.

Murray ‘the man of steel’ Wharton’s influence in the Masters league is considerable and as such, our change rooms were at the main oval with carpet on the floor and warm water in the pipes. We suited up and made our way to our ovals. All three games were to be played on the small (Jurassic Park dimensions) ovals which again were a sign that the league had Murray’s back and he had ours with short, sharp running patterns assured.

Game 1 : We kicked off in game one against a strong Geraldton Mighty Blues outfit with Rowey, Gunja and Kingy leading the way in slippery conditions. The Blue boys hadn’t seen rain for many months and relished the opportunity to wash the red dust off and managed to scape home by a couple of kicks. Unfortunately for them, they had jumped onto the wrong Geraldton oval and the league had no choice but to award the game points to Barberry’s boys and keep their unbeaten record above the 34th parallel (Albany pub to oval experiment excluded) in tact for the year. $2 for Kev for preferring the other teams water boy to me…was it my suit or did ‘he’ have something in the bottle that I didn’t ?

Waroona were short so Maybs, Grieiver, Dools, Heals, Fanta and Cuppy slapped on the Demons/Bombers jumpers and brought many of their guys into the game. The Demons were wrapped with the support they get from us at every opportunity and stumped up $100 for our after dark activities. Well done boys and as you ice those mercenary bumps and bruises, be consoled that your $100 was put to great use for its intended purpose.

Game 2 : After some fancy scheduling footwork we were put up against the Northampton boys which had old 8 Ball King licking his lips with thoughts of last year and off a strong game one. Juice and Rowey put in another strong performance with WD40 bringing sexy back and helping get us across the line and the tangerine machine was starting to roll.

Game 3 : Final game vs Kalgoorlie. If Danni had been at the ground, Rowey would probably have been in a lot of trouble by now (‘You’re a hog Michael’ surely ringing in his ears after game 1 and 2) but she wasn’t so the wolf pack member continued his merry dance and racked em up in the final game. Pothole was a wall at full back, making spot on decisions when a false move would have provided Kal with a goal. A special mention to Stevey ‘Rowdy’ Cahill who found his opposition’s body on a number of occasions to clear a path down the wing and gather a few important possessions himself. A good win and finish to the carnival which built on the momentum of the previous games.

We were done and dusted early so a quick shower and a couple of beers watching the other games on the small ovals, chats with the other players who had finished and a bit of AFL on the TV. The conditions were so bad that the presentations where cancelled and we pulled stumps and headed for the Ravenswood Hotel. Pothole, Barbs, Hammer and 40 showed a misspent youth with some talent on the pool table and a number of the WAGs joined us for a couple of refreshers before adjourning to the restaurant. With 40+ meals to sort out, the Ravi did an excellent job and as the medals where handed out by team Barberry to King, Heal, Kelly and Rowe the table got rowdier and rowdier. Pothole provided a highlight for me with an elderly lady quietly objecting to the levels of noise coming from our table with a ‘tut tut’ look in our direction….Pot calmly leaned over towards her and suggested, ‘stay off the mushroom sauce’.

The band was warming up, Forti had long since ripped his checked sleeves off in an ‘in your face move to Kingy’ and although Hammer was still telling us all it was about time he got a medal, we moved into the main bar and enjoyed a bit of ACDC done dirt cheap. In a dark room with black dominating, we lit the place up with tangerine safari suits, dance offs that had the bouncers taking notice and Pot proving #1 groupie with horns up at the front of the mosh pit.

After a long and winding bus trip of drop offs and emergency stops, we limped into Jurassic Park in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Thanks to Haousty for the bus and carnival specialist bus driver Paul. Big up to Muzz and Fanta for the promotion and organisation of the night and Barberry for their work in getting guys game time in positions they wanted and still keeping us more than competitive. Well done to those boys that helped out Waroona and good on the girls who came along and made it a night remember…most of it anyway.

#23

Keeeech