A Not So Good Friday

March 26, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | LIFE | 3 Comments |

Glenelg v South Adelaide (Round 1, 2016)

All were aboard the bus going south to Noarlunga Oval, described by some as Siberia with face-painting, where cars park along the outer as they do at a country match.  The start was good – 3 goals to zip against a typical Noarlunga breeze – but it was evened up by the quarter.  It was probably the 2nd quarter what lost it.  Two goals each, when we had the breeze, and the Panthers showed how it was done with a 7 goal third term.

Coming from 4 goals down, the Tigers had a go but fell 9 points short.  A loss, is a loss, is a loss, as they say, but we saw signs that the season may not be as long as we feared.  Special mention to Josh Koster (son of Kym) on debut, Warwick McGinty, Christian Howard and Clint Alleway.   The reigning premiers are next (the game moved to April 3 due to the Sheffield Shield Final at Gliderol Stadium) but their stumble to Adelaide in round 1 suggests they are still getting over a hangover.

But the lunch, put on by The Kingstonians, South’s Vice Presidential Group, was very convivial.

SouthLunchSouth Adelaide       13.7 (85)

Glenelg                   11.10 (76)


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    March 27, 2016

    Great photo Tiger Pete! For the record, former South champions Malcolm ("Droppy") Whitford , Jack ("Tosser") White, Warren ("Wow") Foster and Barry ("Bouncer") Foster. The chap with the hat was a not a member of the 64 premiership team, but may be appointed (by public demand) to that team soon.

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    George Best

    March 29, 2016

    Was it not a simple question of them getting lucky ...? Who's the toff in the hat? Wouldn't be allowed at Old Trafford ... mind you, this is not football, it's footy so who knows what they allow people to wear ...

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    Benghal Roy

    March 29, 2016

    Let South enjoy their Easter success, because the Tiger shall live to fight another day!

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