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zebraman
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[quote=digs]Boroughs, Don't get too excited.
Two games in. A little to early to be talking about the big one.
Anyone game enough to predict the premiers outside of their own clubs ?
I'll stick my neck out and say that who ever beats Williamstown will be premiers.
Is their a market available.[/quote]

I agree...i reckon Williamstown would have to be favourites for this years flag...a very strong VFL contingent plus some very handy Bulldog listed players...Wayde Skipper in particular stands out...

Mind you...I doubt anyone at this stage last years would have predicted a North Ballarat flag...even at the 1/2 way mark I wouldn't have given the Roosters a chance...maybe there's another smokey out there

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

jasonborough

[quote=digs]Boroughs, Don't get too excited.
Two games in. A little to early to be talking about the big one.
Anyone game enough to predict the premiers outside of their own clubs ?
I'll stick my neck out and say that who ever beats Williamstown will be premiers.
Is their a market available.[/quote]youve givin up on your team already digs

vfa
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Good atmosphere at Casey Fields under lights. Crowd not too bad. Last quarter was a dour struggle with Port hanging on to win by 4 points. Night footy is a different style of game. I would love to see a few extra night matches next season. I heard that there was a big crowd at Chirnside Park for the Werribee v Bendigo clash.
Casey, Bendigo, Werribee and North Ballarat can play night matches as they have lights. Maybe each of these clubs can have 2 night matches each season.
A central venue is probably required for regular night footy as well Foxtel getting involved similar to C7 did in 2000.
Plenty of Port supporters there last night.
In watching Casey last night I would be judging them on last night rather than against Sandy. They will improve throughout the year with Peter German, probably enough to be competitive. For Port it was a matter of getting the 4 points and winning a night game. Not one h8nder percent but I don't think Port has won a game under lights since the Ardath Cup in 1978. Loss to North Ballarat in the late 90s. Losses to Carlton and Richmond in 2000 at Waverley Park. Last win is a game at Norwood Oval SA in either 1978/79 ??

iceman

much better showing from the Scorpions, skills from both teams were very very sloppy, but still, 4 points would have been nice!

And now will be another test with Frankston at Frankston.

AkiBerg

I can't blame the skills with both teams being in the dark (especially in the pockets) - added to the poor lighting where the clubs' strips. Casey in their Navy, red and blue and Port in blue and red with white shorts. Most times a mark was taken you had to wait n see who actually went back to realise who had the ball.

digs

No. Not really Jason.

Only early days but I was very impressed with Williamstown when we played them in a practice match.
A lot depends on injuries to AFL sides & players.

The Roosters will be up there somewhere and you never know may get under everyones guard once again. They will be playing a lot of games heading towards the finals at home at Eureka Stadium Formerly Austar Arena.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

ExtendtheDUKES

[quote=AkiBerg]I can't blame the skills with both teams being in the dark (especially in the pockets) - added to the poor lighting where the clubs' strips. Casey in their Navy, red and blue and Port in blue and red with white shorts. Most times a mark was taken you had to wait n see who actually went back to realise who had the ball.[/quote]

Could not agree more. the game was a shambles. You could not see a thing. The lights were low and in your eyes and were nothing better than training lights strength. It was embarrassing trying to play high standard football in those shocking conditions. As for the atmosphere well there is none out there at Casey. Big open spaces does not make for a good atmosphere.

One thing I will say is that the ground has a wonderful surface. But because it was a night game it was very very dewy and really slippery. this made for a fast paced but very sloppy game of football. Looking forward to getting back to normal afternoon football and if there are night games, hopefully grounds are prepared better in terms of lights.

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