Tiger Talk – 4 May 2016


From the Coaches Room (Nev’s Corner):

What an exciting start to the football season in 2016 for Hobart Football Club. 3 wins and a close loss in Round 1, has the player’s spirits and confidence on a high. Players are working hard on the training track, to ensure they produce game day intensity, so we hit the first quarter running, with plenty of pressure and spread. With a few disappointing injuries to our key players, it is really pleasing that guys who have been called up, into different positions, have grasped the challenge and have produced on game day. It is really exciting that we are beginning to have some solid depth to the club, which puts pressure on with selections and as a result, players are having to display professionalism around the club to cement their spot. Players are having to do the extras and ensure they look after their bodies, so that they are available for the following week, knowing that if they begin to skip corners, an underage player is waiting to take their spot!

A great start to the year by Ben Wells has been missed but in full rehab mode, will be back before too long. Ben Garrett is leading the way with rehab, ensuring all other players have their spirits high and doing all they can to ensure they are back on the track. Hayden Triffett has been a brilliant pickup and with Tim Langdale have been leading the way, when it comes to desire and aggression to win that hard ball. Put in Cal Newman’s run off half back and Pup Allie’s HARD 2 way running, players are soon latching on and adding to the momentum.

The club continues to build this professionalism, with the underage changing their training nights, so we can all train together on the 1 night. Keep an eye out for reserve and senior players, helping drills and participating in junior training over the coming months.

A selected senior squad participated in a team building and leadership night on Tuesday night, ready to come out strong against Cygnet, where we will be striving to win our 4 th game in a row.

It’s not just going to happen, you must make it happen – 2016 OUR YEAR!!!!

The Grape Vine:

Hobart is a very fortunate club with volunteers and loyal supporters quite a few of whom are also life members. This week we pay tribute to one of our life members who you will find in the kitchen, behind the bar, in the kiosk or just cleaning up. Many will have already recognised who we are talking about but we all wish Marilyn McVilly a very happy seventieth birthday with lots more to come.

EDGE Radio:

The Hobart Football Club is excited to announce as part of our Community Broadcast with Edge Radio (99.3FM), we will be producing live broadcasts of a number of games. The first of these broadcasts will be our game against Lindisfarne on 28 th May at ANZAC Park and the following week against Huonville Lions at the TCA Ground. We will be producing a further two live broadcasts later in the years, but details for those are still in the pipeline at this stage.

Master Rules:

The skies cleared for the Masters completion on Sunday with the Hobart Pigskin Warriors taking on the Lauderdale Superjets at Lindisfarne. Although a little slippery underfoot both teams adjusted well to the conditions, the Jets however broke away to lead by 2 goals by the end of the first quarter.

The 2 goal break was maintained by the Jets at the main break with the Hobart Pigskins back line holding strong against a repeated barrage.

The third quarter saw the Jets score 3 quick goals, some might say with the assistance of some interesting umpiring decisions; however the Pigskins rallied late to kick 2 quick goals to bring the deficit back to just 3 goals at the final break.

The Jets were outscored by the Hobart Pigskin Warriors in the last quarter but goals proved hard to come by with the Jets running away with a 22 point win.

Final score: Lauderdale Superjets 9.8-62, Hobart Pigskin Warriors 7.2-44.

Hard to name best players as it was a great team effort, standouts were the repeated clearances from Perry, great contested marks form Beck, harassment from Preshaw together with the repeated repelling efforts from the backs. Russell was gifted a beautiful handball late in the third quarter to end up with three goals, Beck’s persistent running and forward pressure enabled him to kick 2 at crucial times and Perry and Fisher ended up with one each.

Thank you to Tony for his strapping talents, he was also pretty keen to through on the boots as the numbers were looking shaky before the game, but he was saved by a few late arrivals. You may get your chance next round Tony; keep your boots in the boot.

Round three will be held at Sorell’s Pembroke Park, 15th May at 10am.

Sponsor of the week:

As always with me it comes back to food and drink. This week I was lucky enough to have my wife request that we venture along to The Roaring Grill to celebrate her birthday. On reading the menu the decisions were difficult because one can only eat so much, the choice ending up as pork belly for entrée and porterhouse with a red wine gravy for mains.

Absolutely sensational and to boot we had the personal service provided by Tony Kent. All good things have a small disappointment and in this case it was that no matter how we considered the dessert menu it couldn’t be fitted in. A truly memorable meal in good surroundings so do yourself a favour and ring Tony on 62 311301 or call in to 301 Elizabeth Street and make a booking.