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Welcome to Tubby’s Tales for 2017. This edition features Doddy’s man crush on Will Hayward, UFC star Connor McGregor turns up to Mad Monday, Jordie McKenzie’s driving ability, Development Coach Michael Handby turning back the clock and Reserves time keeper taking a well-deserved holiday.
Hope you enjoy the stories below;
Former Football Development Coach Brad Dodd did a great job with the young talent at the football club in 2016. Brad will deny that he had any favourites, but Senior Coach Josh Carr can back me up here when I say that Will Hayward was the “Chosen One”. Every interview that Will completed before last year’s draft, Brad always received a mention (Brad probably advised Will to do this) and we were all a bit surprised when Will arrived at the airport to head to Sydney, that Brad wasn’t there carrying his bags for him. Brad recently made contact to wish the club all the best for season 2017 and to mention how well Will has started his AFL career with the Swans.
UFC star Connor McGregor is all the rage in the fighting game at the moment and a couple of players did a pretty good impersonation of him at the end of year break up. Michael Virgin and Jake Liston both came dressed as the Irish star and both put a lot of time into their preparation. I give the nod as best McGregor too…………………………………….Jake Liston due to the following;
Great work lads.
In recent conversation with someone close to Jordie McKenzie, it was mentioned that the country lad from Victoria struggles to drive a manual car! I find this hard to believe as Jordie is pretty good at most things he does. With a little more investigating, it has been confirmed that it is better to walk than jump in the car when the Barrie Robran Medallist is driving a manual!!
Michael Handby just can’t let go of the football bug. Michael recently played for Hahndorf in the Anzac day clash against Mount Barker. ‘Handles’ has won back to back flags with the Hills Powerhouse and they have started the season strongly in the quest for a third straight title. With weather and oval conditions suiting Handles playing style, he put in a best on ground performance in the low scoring 6 point win. When the Anzac Day medal was announced, ‘Handles’ was already half way up to the podium when they announced one of his team mates as the winner! ‘Handles’ can’t believe that he has been named best by his club in the last two Anzac day clashes but has missed the medal on both occasions.
Our Reserves Time Keeper and history committee member Scott Coppin, recently took a cruise to Tasmania to get away from the big smoke. On his trip, Scott ran into another Rooster supporter Norm Bennett and they chatted about our great club over a cold beer. Scott has been busy around the club lately, putting together the fantastic displays featured in the function room.
Sam McInerney recently made the best phone call of his life when he got through to Triple M to compete for $5000 in the pressure test. Sam had to name 10 tax deductible items for a tax return in less than 30 seconds to receive the cash prize. Sam, being an apprentice carpenter by trade, got himself out of trouble with his last answer being work tools. With the footy season coming to an end, the $$ will come in handy to purchase some new runners for a big pre-season ahead and I am sure the players have asked once or twice about a donation towards the end of year get together.
Reserves Coach Craig Brooks was seen gearing himself up for another finals campaign after the reserves finished the minor round in 2nd place.‘Brooksy’ has a good finals record and was seen getting some treatment from our fantastic physio team at My Physio SA in preparation for another Premiership assault. Unfortunately for ‘Brooksy’ and the reserves players, they were unable to replicate their 2016 Premiership performance, losing to West Adelaide last weekend in the 1st semifinal which finished our season. ‘Brooksy’ will now head back into the gym where he and Michael Handby are talking a good game but their numbers suggest otherwise.
Recently, the playing group all donated money to give to the support staff team in appreciation of all their time and effort throughout the season. The support staff all made their way to the Northern Tavern where our champion chef ‘Gibbsy’ whipped up some fantastic meals for our group to enjoy. Lewis Hender was the driver behind the initiative and he was joined by Captain Mitch Clisby in thanking the staff on the night. A fantastic gesture from the players and well deserved recognition for our team behind the team. Well done to all.
At our annual gala gathering earlier this year, Alex Barns turned heads with his selected outfit having those in attendance discussing his look. After several look alike suggestions, it was unanimous at the end of the day that he was going for the James Bond 007 look of Roger Moore. Take a look for yourself.
I was recently sent the below photo from our reserves time keeper Scott Coppin. Pictured are current board members Malcolm Ellis and Simon Trenorden from the 1985 team photo. After showing both the photo at the last home game of the season, they both agreed that their playing days are well & truly behind them. Thanks for the photo Scotty.
Hope you enjoyed this edition and hopefully we see you all at the Barrie Robran Medal on Friday 6th October.
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