“Utter Carnage”

August 7, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Australian History, AUSTRALIANIA, HISTORY, LIFE |

7 August 1858: The First Game of Australian Rules Football is played. Victoria’s Cricket Captain, Tom Wills, is credited as the main inventor, developer and driver of the Australian Game. (He wanted something to keep the cricketers fit during the winter off-season). On 7 August 1858, the first ever recorded match was played between Melbourne Grammar School and Scotch College, held (appropriately) at the Richmond Paddock. The game ended in a draw (a goal apiece). One hundred and fifteen years later, of course, the ne plus ultra of the sport would play out in Adelaide… It has become something of…

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Don’t Cook Tonight, Call Chicken Delight

August 6, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

Glenelg Tigers v North Adelaide Roosters at Prospect Oval, 5 August 2018 If only we’d won a couple more close ones. Be that as it may, the Tigers are still a Very Silly Chance for finals, and perhaps more sensibly (and more importantly), seem to be developing the cohesion and application that all good sides have. In wet and windy conditions at the notorious lop-sided ground, Glenelg held its nerve and out-lasted a more fancied opponent by maintaining consistent scoreboard pressure, a factor lacking in previous years. The Milera boys were up and about, but Lachlan Hosie, on a bad…

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The Tigers Get Home (Again)

July 30, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

Glenelg v West Adelaide, Glenelg Oval, 29 July 2018 Another sunny winter’s day at Glenelg with a stiff breeze from the south, heading NNE. West kicked with it in the first quarter but the Tigers, using the western side of the oval which gave some shelter from the wind, tacked and defended superbly, holding a narrow lead at the break. We were helped by a great soccer goal from Lachlan Hosie, and Luke Reynolds (another decisive 5-goal haul) got the benefit of a goal from a downfield free (awarded against a Blood who tried to draw some blood with his fist)….

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Tigers Taste…Victory

July 21, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

"Cheer, cheer, beat the black and the white..."

Glenelg v Port Adelaide (Alberton Oval) July 21, 2018 On one level, it’s all about kicking straight…23 shots each, but Glenelg hit more than missed and won by just under 6 goals. Ex-magpie Luke Reynolds was sensational, bagging 6 in a best-on-ground performance (4 of those coming in the last quarter, against the breeze), well supported by Josh Scott and Lachlan Hosie with 3 goals apiece. And down back, the old firm of Proud, Curran and Bradley smothered the more-fancied Port attacking unit. The Maggies are slipping: this has to be the first time in years Andrew Bradley has left…

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A Win is in the Wind

July 16, 2018 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

Glenelg v South Adelaide, 14 July, 2018 Indigenous Round brought a Welcome to Country and a very stiff nor-westerly that rendered any smoking ceremony out of the question.  Who conquered the breeze would likely get the points. The Tigers kicked with the breeze and started like champions, getting on the board within a minute. Three goals to Lachlan Hosie, one to Reynolds and Scott, plus stout defence led by Bradley, Curran and Proud, had us 5 goals to nil at quarter time.  South almost carved out a goal against the gale, but Andrew Bradley replicated Jim Rawson’s 1973 smother and kept…

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