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Gersman

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Freezing, wet ol' day today. Stayed in by the fire and watched a bit of the live stream of the Pies and Launceston game on facebook in between the Bluebaggers and Swantits.
Saw Lindisfarne got rolled by the Mont boys at Abbotsfield. Huge turnup after last week!
The Farne not hungry enough, thought breaking the drought last year was good enough and don't look as interested in winning more.
Claremont's been either great or terrible, no in between this year. That kept them in touch with the finals anyway.
Dodges beat Hobart in the sand easily to stay undefeated on top, was close to 70 points. Hobart can't kick a winning score of any sort. Won't win a game this year. s**thouse.
Dodges doing what they have to to win each week, been a solid season from them so far without being sprctacular.
Huonville had a scrappy win in the wet down at Huonville by about 8 goals. Kept Sorell to 2 goals all day.
 

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Either N.Norfolk have a boatload of injuries or they put on a performance as poor as their bad old days in the statewide league.
They got a smashing by Huonville at the Valley of Love by 15 goals.
Would have to be the biggest belting they've got up there for about 20 years.
Had them as my smoky to win it this year but on that effort the race is wide open.
Sounds like the Lions are building again under Lamprill.
Dodges undefeated still, flogged Sorell at Sorell by 80 something points.
My spies tell me there's a bit of anymosity between the Sharks and Sorell as the council down there plan to spend millions on turning Pembroke Park into a sporting hub for the area while not tipping a cent into Shark Park at all. Like putting lipstick on a pig in Pembroke's case.
It'll always be a windy, open and horrible footy ground. Dodges Ferry is dreadful too.
Hobart'll be absolutely kicking themselves over their shocking kicking on Saturday.
Lost to Claremont by 6 goals but should've rolled them. Kicked about 2-20 at one end!
Most winnable game all year for them and they'll be filthy at that.
Claremont have a heap of injuries supposedly but could get to within a game of Cygnet this week.
Premiership race very open, any one of about four sides could win it this time.
Injuries will probably determine who wins it.
 

Kingpin

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SFL Seniors Final Scores: Round 15.
Lindisfarne 16.19 (115) d Cygnet 16.9 (105)
Dodges Ferry 21.6 (132) d New Norfolk 14.19 (103)
Claremont 13.9 (87) d Sorell 9.5 (59)

Crowd of more than 2,000 piled into Cygnet where Barry Hall lined up in a special appearance for Cygnet.
Hall booted 6 to half time in close game, but was held to one in the second half.
Lindisfarne held a 29 point lead at the final change but the Port came back strongly, the Two Blues secured a late winner to take a 10 point victory.
Dodges Ferry held sway all day but couldn't quite shake a persistent New Norfolk off at Shark Park.
Was not much in it to half time but the Sharks drew away after half time to win by 29 points.
A much improved performance this week by the Eagles after last week's dismal display.
Claremont drew level on points - but with a poorer percentage - with Cygnet after a 28 point win over Sorell at Abbotsfield Park. Claremont remain in sixth position 25% behind fifth placed Cygnet.
Dodges Ferry remain unbeaten on top (12-0) with Lindisfarne jumping up to second (8-4), Huonville Lions with the bye yesterday drop to third (8-4), New Norfolk in fourth (7-5) after a lapse in form recently with the aforementioned Cygnet rounding up fifth on 5-6.
 
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Kingpin

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Big Barry Hall strapped on the boots for Cygnet again yesterday in their home match against Sorell, fresh off a 101 point belting of Hobart at the TCA Ground last week. Hall booted four in Cygnet's 83 point win in atrocious conditions to ensure they'll play in the finals.
Lindisfarne belted winless Hobart by 128 points at Anzac Park, consigning Hobart to the wooden spoon and a winless season, their second such season in seven years. The Tigers have lost fifteen matches in a row.
Huonville Lions recorded an easy win over Claremont at Abbotsfield Park by 98 points.
With one round of matches to play, Dodges Ferry remain on top (48), Huonville in second (40), Lindisfarne a game behind on 36, New Norfolk sit fourth on 32 and Cygnet remain fifth on 28.

SFL Seniors: Final Scores.
Cygnet 14.15 (99) d Sorell 2.4 (16)
Lindisfarne 22.19 (151) d Hobart 2.11 (23)
Huonville Lions 17.19 (121) d Claremont 3.5 (23)

Next Week: Round 18.
Dodges Ferry (1) v Claremont (6) at Shark Park.
Sorell (7) v Lindisfarne (3) at Pembroke Park.
New Norfolk (4) v Cygnet (5) at Boyer Oval.
Bye: Huonville Lions & Hobart.
 

Gersman

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Finals start tomorrow. Cygnet play N.Norfolk and the Farne playing at home to Huonville.
Two games that could go either way.
I hear the Eagles were none too happy that Cygnet were allowed to play Barry Hall last week, even more angry when the port came from behind to win it off Hall's boot at Boyer to snatch 4th!!
 

Kingpin

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In today's finals matches it was Cygnet and Huonville Lions taking their respective matches.
In the Elimination Final at Cygnet, a tight match throughout in front of a good crowd.
Cygnet booted the first three of the match to bolt out if the gate but New Norfolk hit back to make it a great contest with only a point in it at the final change.
The Port snuck away to a handy break in the final term and held sway by 14 points with Barry Hall booting 8 for Cygnet whilst Marcus Parker responded with 8 for the Eagles.
At Lindisfarne it was shades of a final played between the same two sides a few years ago at Anzac Park when Lindisfarne appeared to be in control against the rampaging Huonville Lions when they took a 23 point lead into the final change.
In the final quarter the Lions ran rampant and got back to draw the game at 13.10 (88) each.
In overtime, it was all the Lions as they rammed on another three to run 21 point winners to book a spot in the First Semi Final next week against Huon Valley rival, Cygnet.
Dodges Ferry will host Lindisfarne in the Second Semi Final.

SFL Elimination Final:
Cygnet: 3.0, 5.2, 9.5, 15.8 (98)
New Norfolk: 0.1, 5.3, 9.4, 13.6 (84)
At Cygnet Oval.

SFL Qualifying Final:
Huonville Lions: 2.2, 7.6, 9.9, 16.14 (110)
Lindisfarne: 4.1, 6.4, 13.8, 13.11 (89)
At Anzac Park.
● Scores tied at 13.10 (88) each after regulation time.

In the Reserves, Brighton put paid to Hobart's season beating the Tigers by 26 points in the Elimination Final, 10.3 (63) to 5.7 (37) at Cygnet.
In the Qualifying Final at Lindisfarne, Dodges Ferry recorded a comfortable 51 point victory over Huonville Lions, 10.12 (72) to 3.3 (21).
In the Colts, Southern Storm thrashed a dismal Hobart by 104 points in the Qualifying Final at Cygnet, 20.7 (127) to 3.5 (23).
Meanwhile Sorell ran out easy 46 point winners over New Norfolk at Anzac Park, 13.13 (91) to 7.3 (45) in the Elimination Final.
Womens finals start tomorrow with Claremont and Kingborough meeting at Abbotsfield Park, North Hobart and University meet at the same venue in the second game. Both matches are Elimination Finals.
 

Gersman

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No Big Bad Bustling, no Cygnet!
Went around to the Farne to watch but noticed Hall didn't play. When I left Lindisfarne was 110 up on the Port! Rumoured to have cost them about $15k to get him over to play.
 

Kingpin

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In today's finals matches in the SFL, the winners were Lindisfarne and Huonville Lions.
The Second Semi Final featured minor premier Dodges Ferry taking on the Huonville Lions at Shark Park.
The home side got out a lead of close to five goals in the early part of the third term before the Lions went beserk and kicked 11 goals for the quarter to open up a 27-point gap at the final change before going on to record a terrific 16-point win on the road to book a spot in the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.
Timmy Lamprill booted five for the Lions while Ed Stanley and Jack Wilson both booted three each for the Sharks.

In the First Semi Final, reigning premier Lindisfarne were at home to Cygnet at Anzac Park.
Controversial marquee signing, Barry Hall didn't take his place in the starting line up citing soreness but was hoping to make it back for the following week should Cygnet make it through.
Unfortunately for the Port, they were on the end of the greatest defeat ever recorded in an SFL finals match in the 23 year history of the competition, going down by a staggering 146 points.
Former Hobart and Lauderdale TSL player Michael Cassidy went on the rampage booting ten goals for the Two Blues before being rested at three quarter time. Ben Halton booted two for Cygnet.
Next week in the Preliminary Final, Lindisfarne will face Dodges Ferry at North Hobart. The winner to meet Huonville Lions the following week in the Grand Final.

SFL First Semi Final:
Lindisfarne: 7.5, 13.9, 20.16, 26.18 (174)
Cygnet: 1.1, 3.3, 4.4, 4.4 (28)
At Anzac Park.

Second Semi Final:
Huonville Lions: 3.5, 4.5, 15.8, 17.9 (111)
Dodges Ferry: 3.0, 8.6, 10.11, 14.11 (95)
At Shark Park, Dodges Ferry.

In the Reserves, Lindisfarne advanced to the Grand Final again, attempting to win a hat trick of premierships after recording a 39-point win over Dodges Ferry at Shark Park, 9.10 (64) to 3.7 (25) in the Second Semi Final.
Meanwhile at Anzac Park, Huonville Lions got the jump on Brighton kicking the first four goals of the game which proved decisive as they held out the Robins by 9 points, 8.6 (54) to 7.3 (45).
Dodges Ferry to meet Huonville Lions in the Preliminary Final next Saturday at North Hobart.

In the Colts, Lindisfarne made it through to the Grand Final after recording a 38-point win over Southern Storm in the Second Semi Final at Anzac Park, 12.10 (82) to 6.8 (44).
Meanwhile at Shark Park, Hobart ran out 23-point victors over Sorell in a bruising game, 10.15 (75) to 8.4 (52) in the First Semi Final.
Next week Hobart once again meet the Southern Storm in the Preliminary Final, these two sides met in the 2017 Grand Final with Hobart taking the flag by 20 points.
Last week the Southern Storm demolished a Hobart side unfortunately decimated by a stomach bug outbreak by 104 points, the Tigers will be out to make amends for that performance.

In other news, in a back to the future move, Brighton have signed Byron Howard Jr as senior coach for next season.
Howard coached the Robins last premiership in 1998 as a playing coach and also coached them into the Grand Final the following year when they went down to Hobart in 1999.
Howard played TFL Statewide League football with North Hobart and is the record goalkicker for the original statewide competition (1986-2000) with 526 goals.
 

Gersman

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Dodges out in straight sets!
Farne and Huonville in the big dance!
Heard New Norfolk have been kicked out of their own clubrooms at Boyer.
New leasee signed a ten year lease on the building and has changed the name and told the club he wants them and their memorabilia out.
 
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Kingpin

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The SFL Preliminary Final at a rainy, dark and cold North Hobart saw reigning premier Lindisfarne prevail over minor premier Dodges Ferry by 14 points, sending the Sharks out in straight sets in the process.
The Two Blues tore the game open in the first half to open up a five goal lead before the Sharks made a comeback in the third quarter to reduce the deficit to under three goals and looking to have the momentum only to let Lindisfarne in with a couple of soft late goals to go in four goals up at the final change.
An early goal to the Two Blues in the final quarter pretty much iced the game, Dodges Ferry kept fighting it out as the rain got heavier but could never bridge the gap as they missed a few good chances.
Shawn Clark and Michael Cassidy booted three for the Two Blues while Campbell Hooker finished with four for the Sharks.
Next week Lindisfarne will face Huonville Lions in the Grand Final for the second consecutive year.

In the Reserves, Huonville Lions held out a fast finishing Dodges Ferry in the heavy rain to win by 12 points despite not scoring in the final quarter.
The Lions booting the first six goals of the game being the deciding factor.
The Lions will face Lindisfarne in the Grand Final next week.
In the Colts, Southern Storm gradually eased away from Hobart to win by 39 points.
The Tigers held sway at Quarter Time but the Storm booted nine unanswered goals over the next three quarters to put the game beyond doubt.
Southern Storm earning the right to face Lindisfarne in the Grand Final, a replay of last year (won by Lindisfarne).
The Womens game saw Lindisfarne win a terrible game over Claremont by six points to head into the Grand Final next week against the unbeaten Brighton.

SFL Preliminary Final: Seniors.
Lindisfarne: 4.2, 7.4, 9.7, 12.8 (80)
Dodges Ferry: 1.3, 2.5, 5.7, 9.12 (66)

SFL Preliminary Final: Reserves.
Huonville Lions: 5.2, 8.2, 10.2, 10.2 (62)
Dodges Ferry: 0.1, 4.1, 6.3, 7.8 (50)

SFL Preliminary Final: Colts.
Southern Storm: 0.2, 5.3, 8.6, 11.8 (74)
Hobart: 1.2, 2.3, 2.5, 5.5 (35)

SFL Preliminary Final: Womens.
Lindisfarne: 0.0, 1.1, 2.2, 2.2 (14)
Claremont: 0.0, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2 (8)

One story I did hear today was that there was apparently a meeting to discuss a possible amalgamation of the SFL and the Old Scholars a few weeks ago but the Old Scholars were completely disinterested in being involved with the SFL at all.
Crowds are still a concern, weather aside, that was an absolutely abysmal attendance for today's matches.
Would've been no more than 600 people at the matches.
 

GoldenMagpie16

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I heard that the SFL had an awards night and a mate in the Brighton football club told me that Dylan Ford won the coach of the year award and reserves Medal
 

Paintman

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Any word on the Hobart coaching job?
Heard a whisper at the butcher shop that young Perry who coached the 18s a few years back was interested in the role?
Can you confirm KP or Gearsman?
 

Kingpin

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Any word on the Hobart coaching job?
Heard a whisper at the butcher shop that young Perry who coached the 18s a few years back was interested in the role?
Can you confirm KP or Gearsman?
No idea who they've got. All I know is they've met with a few candidates and are apparently announcing it at the B&F in early October and introducing the new coach on the night.
Not sure about Will Perry, hasn't been near the place since coaching the Colts to the flag in 2017.
Left to go to Lauderdale but not sure what he's up to now.
Will take a 300% change in attitude to start moving up the ladder, the committment isn't what it should be and coaches keep copping the brunt of it from what I've seen. Way too much selfishness.
This is probably the most critical time in the club's history because if they don't start to show a huge improvement, and don't start winning games then the club will be in very serious jeopardy IMO.
There's no supporters around the club anymore, ex-players don't get involved at all, volunteers are becoming painfully thin in number, membership is paltry and crowds are pitiful. All adds up to continuous losses which can't be sustained in the longrun.
 

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Saturday's Grand Final saw Lindisfarne rocket away from Huonville Lions to take the premiership by 65 points at North Hobart in a lacklustre game full of skill errors for the most part.
The Lions booted the first three behinds of the game until Lindisfarne broke the stalemate about 15 minutes into the quarter and proceeded to boot three more after that to lead by 23 points at the first break.
Huonville started to put some better passages together and booted three for the quarter but the Two Blues were cleaner with the ball, booting another three themselves, they led by 25 points at half time.
The Lions trailed by around six goals in the middle of the third quarter before they started to get a motor on and reduce the margin to 14 points, but for deplorable finishing in front of goal, Huonville would've likely hit the front.
Two abysmal efforts in front of goal from playing coach Lamprill cost them a chance at drawing almost level late in the quarter.
The final quarter was all Lindisfarne as they blew the Lions away with eight unanswered goals to run out winners, 17.14 (116) to 7.9 (51) to take back-to-back premierships after so many years of heartbreak.
Lindisfarne's Brad Tennick took out the Gorringe-Martyn Medal for best player on the ground.
In the Reserves it was Huonville Lions outlasting Lindisfarne by 11 points to take the flag, 7.4 (46) to 4.11 (35).
The Two Blues were aiming at their third consecutive reserves flag but blew their chances with poor conversion in the third quarter.
The Colts saw Lindisfarne hold Southern Storm out to run out 10 point winners to take back-to-back premierships, winning 7.8 (50) to 6.4 (40).
Lindisfarne led by 23 points at the final break as the Storm posted 2.1 to nil in the final quarter but it was not enough.
For the Storm (Cygnet-Kermandie) it was their third consecutive grand final loss.
Meanwhile in the Womens, Brighton - who had recruited very heavily during the off season - belted Lindisfarne by 63 points to their first womens flag, 12.10 (82) to 3.1 (19).

Crowd posted at 4,126 for the day, didn't look to be that many given that half the hill at North Hobart was sectioned off as a construction site, the stands not all that populated and nor were the tiered seating.
Many might have come and gone I guess.

Seniors Grand Final: (Saturday, 14 September 2019)
Lindisfarne: 4.3 (27) | 7.6 (48) | 9.9 (63) | 17.14 (116)
Huonville Lions: 0.4 (4) | 3.5 (23) | 7.7 (49) | 7.9 (51)
Best On Ground: Brad Tennick (Lindisfarne)
Attendance: 4,126 at North Hobart Oval.

Reserves Grand Final: (Saturday, 14 September 2019)
Huonville Lions: 2.1 (13) | 4.1 (25) | 5.2 (32) | 7.4 (46)
Lindisfarne: 0.2 (2) | 2.4 (16) | 2.10 (22) | 4.11 (35)
Best On Ground: Taylor Campisi (Huonville Lions)

Under 19 Grand Final: (Saturday, 14 September 2019)
Lindisfarne: 2.2 (14) | 4.5 (29) | 7.8 (50) | 7.8 (50)
Southern Storm: 3.2 (20) | 4.2 (26) | 4.3 (27) | 6.4 (40)
Best On Ground: Sheldon Smith (Lindisfarne)

Womens Grand Final: (Saturday, 14 September 2019)
Brighton: 3.4 (22) | 5.6 (36) | 10.9 (69) | 12.10 (82)
Lindisfarne: 0.0 (0) | 1.1 (7) | 1.1 (7) | 3.1 (19)
Best On Ground: Georgia Pennicott (Brighton)
 

Kingpin

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I heard that the SFL had an awards night and a mate in the Brighton football club told me that Dylan Ford won the coach of the year award and reserves Medal
Yes he did. There was also a huge blunder involving the Lipscombe Medal in the Colts.
Zac Bird from Sorell was awarded the medal but the umpires made a mistake in the opening round match at Pembroke Park when Hobart's Brock Daniels polled, but his name wasn't read out at the count.
Hobart Football Club raised the matter on the night and it was dicovered that the umpires had written down the name of a player in the Hobart reserves team that wore the same number as Daniels.
As a result, the error was discovered and Daniels was later awarded the Lipscombe Medal (along with Bird) at the grand final. So Bird and Daniels were co-winners.
You'd have to wonder whether there's been other mistakes throughout the counts given this huge stuffup. Certainly calls everything into question now.

Madeline Ogilvie has been very active in social media of late since backdooring her way into Parliament telling everyone how she's the president of the Southern Football League and going at great pains to express the fact that she's the first ever female president of the league!
Talk about narcissistic! Photo bombing every photo of winning teams and players, it's an embarassment.
Also her claim that playing grand finals back at North Hobart has been a success for the league doesn't stack up.
Crowds have been well down at grand finals since moving back there from KGV.
Huge drop in crowds on the big day since the league devolved into a two/three horse race every single year. It's starting to resemble what happened with the old TFL Statewide League in the 1990s, and crowds lost interest there and dropped away too.
The league copped huge criticism for not live streaming the grand final on the day, deciding to put it online later because they were supposedly struggling for funds and wanted to maximise the crowd attendance. This flies in the face of other statements they've made that they were supposedly doing quite well financially (not sure how).
This league needs a massive, massive overhaul ASAP.
 

Gersman

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What a fu** up that is. I notice they haven't posted anything about it on their fb page. Too scared of the backlash!!!
Feel sorry for the poor kid that missed out on his glory moment.
And that f*n Ogilvie, I was having a beer with Mick Newell from 7HO a couple of weeks ago, he was telling me she came in to do an interview for the finals and they had to get someone to go check the paper for who was playing because she had no idea who was in the finals. And this dumbo is president!!
Then preceded to drone on about herself being a female president the whole time - his words - I never heard the show. Reckoned she was up herself and a out of her depth. She's a big part of the problem why the SFL is on the drop. Thought she'd quit now she's in the crook house but obviously not.
Grand final was rubbish standard, Lions were terrible and shouldda got flogged by over a hundred and probably would of if the Farne were playing better footy.
So who's the monty for the Hobart job KP? Any big tips? I reckon they need a playing coach that can drag a few along with him.
They've gone with name coaches before like Mo McConnon and Brer Fox and still been terrible so they'll have to open up the wallet. Too many duds on that list that cant do the basics, they'll still struggle.
 

GoldenMagpie16

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Yes he did. There was also a huge blunder involving the Lipscombe Medal in the Colts.
Zac Bird from Sorell was awarded the medal but the umpires made a mistake in the opening round match at Pembroke Park when Hobart's Brock Daniels polled, but his name wasn't read out at the count.
Hobart Football Club raised the matter on the night and it was dicovered that the umpires had written down the name of a player in the Hobart reserves team that wore the same number as Daniels.
As a result, the error was discovered and Daniels was later awarded the Lipscombe Medal (along with Bird) at the grand final. So Bird and Daniels were co-winners.
You'd have to wonder whether there's been other mistakes throughout the counts given this huge stuffup. Certainly calls everything into question now.

Madeline Ogilvie has been very active in social media of late since backdooring her way into Parliament telling everyone how she's the president of the Southern Football League and going at great pains to express the fact that she's the first ever female president of the league!
Talk about narcissistic! Photo bombing every photo of winning teams and players, it's an embarassment.
Also her claim that playing grand finals back at North Hobart has been a success for the league doesn't stack up.
Crowds have been well down at grand finals since moving back there from KGV.
Huge drop in crowds on the big day since the league devolved into a two/three horse race every single year. It's starting to resemble what happened with the old TFL Statewide League in the 1990s, and crowds lost interest there and dropped away too.
The league copped huge criticism for not live streaming the grand final on the day, deciding to put it online later because they were supposedly struggling for funds and wanted to maximise the crowd attendance. This flies in the face of other statements they've made that they were supposedly doing quite well financially (not sure how).
This league needs a massive, massive overhaul ASAP.
I was very disappointed that they didn't show the Brighton Womens vs Lindersfarne Grand final as I am a huge supporter towards the SFLW league. Also the Colts is already stuffed as it is. No Brighton, No Claremont, Soon to be No Sorell due to Sorrel having no juniors in the Stjfl system and No New Norfolk because of the lack of 18s/17s
 

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