Tiger Talk


Membership:

It’s never been a better time to grab your MEMBERSHIP

All social ($10) memberships purchased between now and the home game against New Norfolk on July 7, will give you a chance to win a slab of beer.

WE WANT TO GET TO 500 MEMBERS IN 2018 AND YOU CAN HELP TO GET US THERE!

Give us a call to arrange –

 Maralyn (0428 547 544) or Josh (0458 015 332)

OR You can grab it online at:

http://hobartfc.com.au/shop/

Upcoming Events:

7 July – Christmas in July

21 July – Black and Gold Ball

28 July – Ronald McDonald Day / Players Function

28 July – Old Players Get Together

12 August – 100 Club

The Week Gone:

Well last week say the Seniors and Reserves get two much needed big wins over Brighton after having the double bye. Our Under 18s unfortunately had to forfeit, largely due to a number of guys being unavailable due to a Hutchins school football Grand Final in the north of the state. It was great to see the boys get their biggest win in over 10 years at the TCA Ground. The Seniors sit a win clear of sixth a win and percentage above sixth place white horse New Norfolk. We know as well that Dodges Ferry could be thereabouts for the fifth spot in the finals race also, the Sharks sit a win further behind New Norfolk. This week’s opponent Cygnet are only percentage above us and a win this week could push the Seniors into Home Final calculations! Best of luck guys.

Of course the Reserves had a big win also, now sitting in fourth spot two wins above the Eagles who again sit in sixth. Our Under 18s sit in fourth despite the forfeit and could shake things up come the finals! And finally our women had the bye this week and will be looking to show signs of improvement against the Lindisfarne Blues on Sunday.

This Week’s Games:

  • Seniors v Cygnet @ Cygnet – 2pm
  • Reserves v Cygnet @ Cygnet – 12pm
  • Colts v Southern Storm @ Cygnet – 10am

Sunday 1 July

  • Womens v Lindisfarne at Abbotsfield Park – 1pm
  • Masters v DOSA at Pembroke Park, Sorell – 3pm

Ladies Brunch

A big thank you to all who came to our Ladies Champagne Brunch. We had around 30 there who enjoyed the day. The ladies were treated to a lovely day which was well organised by Debbie Huxley (thanks Deb!). Thanks to all the stallholders including Jane from Urban Liberty. A big thank you to guest speaker Mitch McPherson from “Speak Up Stay ChatTY”. Thanks also to Roger and Debbie Munro for their assistance with the event.

100 Club Monthly Draw

Congratulations to Jayden Charlton who took home the $100 cash prize in last night’s monthly 100 Club Draw.

Good for Footy Raffle:

We have the annual Toyota Good for Footy Raffle tickets in again, with books including 10 x $5 tickets, have a chat to Paul Munting at the Bar or give him a call on 0427 256 340 if you think you could help the club out and sell a book. All proceeds go towards supporting this great footy club.

Remembering the 1990 Premiership

Following the devastating defeat in 1989 the Hobart board, members and supporters were really encouraged by the return of Mark Browning from the Sydney Swans as our playing coach, to add to our strong 1989 team.

Baldy Fox had left and we were to miss Jamie Shanahan with a broken hand for the first three weeks but the return of interstate players such as Mick & Lewis Winter, Brenton Tapp, Geoff Keogh, Leigh Crosby and Phillip Knight among others gave plenty of hope.

The season started with a bang with five wins until losing three games in a row. We were experiencing a lot of injuries at that time, but Coach Mark Browning was not accepting any excuses. Too many players were not working hard enough when the going got tough Mark stated. The future was looking brighter with the arrival of Mark’s Ex-teammate from Sydney Swans in Tony Morwood joining the club as a fly in player. Tony spoke at this year’s Presidents Luncheon, his professionalism and support to HFC players proved invaluable in Season 1990.

Although we went on to win 9 of the last 12 games fierce contests at times had umpires enforcing free kicks galore. A lot of suspensions forced Mark Browning to experiment with his players.

After the Home and Away season, Hobart finished third on the ladder behind Clarence and North Launceston. 

The Qualifying Final produced an amazing game with both sides leading throughout and North Launceston hung on to win by 12 points. The second semi-final against Sandy Bay saw Hobart Players hit their straps winning at the end of all four quarters. The press was writing that we may have played our Grand Final early and we lost three vital players ahead of the game against Clarence.

A lot of us remember that feeling when the siren went for Hobart to beat archrival Clarence in the Preliminary Final. Hobart controlled most of the game but when Clarence got within 12 points in the last quarter, our tension really accelerated. The never say die attitude came to the fore & we got home by 15 points in front of 5,669 screaming fans at North Hobart Oval.

The Grand Final saw us come up against North Launceston once again. There were concerns that having played four finals our players would run out of legs late in the game, but these concerns were shot down. The first three quarters saw a see-sawing contest with the two sides even on 9.10.64 at three-quarter time. The Tigers roared home with ten goals and six behinds to North Launceston’s one goal and two behinds in the final term. Changes in our forward line-up certainly contributed to the win but statistics show it was a whole of team effort.

1990 TFL Grand Final Result

Hobart: 1.4 (10) | 5.8 (38) | 9.10 (64) | 19.16 (130)

Nth Launceston: 3.3 (21) | 6.6 (42) | 9.10 (64) | 10.12 (72)

Attendance: 15,633 at North Hobart Oval

Reflecting again on what many say was the greatest Hobart side, congratulations to Mark Browning and his coaching team, to the support staff who worked above and beyond and of course to our players.  Times like this form families and we just love catching up to celebrate these achievements. Hobart Forever Boys!

PLEASE RSVP to our Christmas in July Function – it will be a great night.

Contact Paul Banks on 0417 983 450

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