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Robbo
Dollies hit the Deck

Story by Simon McEvoy
From Frankston Standard Leader

FRANKSTON will ask the VFL to investigate incidents in Saturday’s game against Sandringham that left three Dolphins players in hospital with concussion.

Byron Barry, Clinton Proctor and Marcus Marigliani suffered head injuries.

Barry and Proctor were placed in neck braces and stretchered off.

Proctor was knocked unconscious in the final term after being slung to the ground in a ferocious tackle by St Kilda defender Matt Maguire. It was fair, but brutal.

Marigliani collapsed in the Frankston rooms after the game, the effect of a head injury taking its toll.

All three players were released from hospital on Saturday night.

It was a rugged “I Love Frankston Day”.

Barry and Proctor were worse affected, nursing strained ligaments and bruising around the neck.

“I’ve never known three head-high hits all in one match where you’ve had three guys hospitalised, it’s unusual,” Frankston manager Bryan Mace said.

“I’ve never struck that before.”

Mace said he would write to the league asking for it to review the video tape.

“It just seemed unusual that you get three neck injuries like that. Whether the tackling has been done a little bit differently I’m not too sure,” Mace said.

“I reckon in the AFL the tackling, in particularly at the St Kilda club, has gone up another level. And the handball has gone up too.

“So we’re going to have to pull our fingers out to keep up. Because the way were able to keep with AFL clubs was by tackling pretty hard and taking away their skills.

“We’re not a big team, we haven’t got a lot of heavy, big physical blokes.”

Frankston lost the game by 30 points, despite rushing to a 19-point lead after 10 minutes.

Sandringham stormed home, kicking the last seven goals of the game. The Dolphins were kept goalless in the last quarter.

Frankston coach Shannon Grant said his side’s tardy ball use proved costly.

“We had a crack, our intent was very good but we just butchered the footy,” he said.

“We turned it over when we had it. We turned it over too many times when we were under pressure.

“The way footy is played these days if you continue turning the footy over they are going to hurt you.”

Frankston has begun the season with two losses, but Grant remains positive.

“Look mate, they are doing so much right and they are a good bunch of blokes, you can never question their intent and the way they go about it,” he said.

Sandy full-forward Nick Sautner was kept quiet by Dolphins captain Shaun Pollard but broke free after half-time to kick 6.2.

Pollard, nonetheless, was one of Frankston’s best, along with Justin Berry (27 possessions), Matt Burns (28), Proctor (24), Daniel Keely (23), Neil Winteron (25) and Paul Kennedy (21).

The Dolphins host Casey Scorpions on Sunday.

RESULTS

Frankston 4.3, 6.3, 8.4, 8.6 (54) lt Sandringham 3.2, 5.4, 9.5, 13.6 (84).

Goals: Frankston: Dickson 2, Lourey 2, Corp, Proctor, Baguley, Murray 1.

Best: Frankston: Keely, Berry, Baguley, Pollard, Dickson, Shinners.

Reserves: Frankston 3.0, 5.3, 9.5, 16.5 (101) d Sandringham 4.4, 7.4, 10.4, 13.7 (85).

Frankston Standard player of the year awards:

Round 1 against Coburg Tigers: 3 Bret Dore, 2 Justin Berry, 1 Aaron, Murray.

Round 2: 3 Daniel Keely, 2 Justin Berry, 1 Mark Baguley.

billythekid

Interesting to see ex cop Mace squealing about football violence - are we now playing netball mate?
The list of Sandy players and others bashed at Frankston matches over the years is a very long one so I suggest hypocrite Mace shut his mouth.

Robbo

I have just watched the game on tape. I have not got an issue with the Sandy listed players it is more the St Kilda listed players. Having watched St Kilda for the last couple of weeks and then Sandy on Saturday you wonder whether the tackling technique they use is wrong. Certainly with the Maguire tackle on Proctor he was slang and there is a duty of care when tackling so he should have been cited. As far as I am aware you can not sling a player in a tackle to cause injury that is in the rules.

digs

Whats the fact that he is an ex cop got to do with how Frankston play their football.
Sandringham footy club have had a current cop as president for the past four or five years.
Another example of your hypocrisy Billy.

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

zebraman
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[quote=Robbo]I have just watched the game on tape. I have not got an issue with the Sandy listed players it is more the St Kilda listed players. Having watched St Kilda for the last couple of weeks and then Sandy on Saturday you wonder whether the tackling technique they use is wrong. Certainly with the Maguire tackle on Proctor he was slang and there is a duty of care when tackling so he should have been cited. As far as I am aware you can not sling a player in a tackle to cause injury that is in the rules.[/quote]

Robbo...Proctor had the ball...Maguire had no option...if Proctor had got rid of the ball then Maguire shhould be cited...what Maguire did was an awesome, totally legal tackle

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

billythekid

[quote=digs]Whats the fact that he is an ex cop got to do with how Frankston play their football.
Sandringham footy club have had a current cop as president for the past four or five years.
Another example of your hypocrisy Billy.[/quote]

Havent you heard the one about good cops and bad cops?LOL

Personally I wouldnt have a copper as President of any footy club.

zebra
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No footy supporter likes to see any player tackled incorrectly and be carried off to hospital (not saying that happened on Saturday) but look out Frankston if you are going to play against other Afl trained teams it may happen again,let's hope not.
Sandy has received many a hard and vigorous match against Frankston and the one particular match with the police horse and a official is well remembered.
I suggest you align with a AFL club if you feel you need more strength next season.
zebra

MinkaBeaver

[quote=zebra]
Sandy has received many a hard and vigorous match against Frankston and the one particular match with the police horse and a official is well remembered.[/quote]

For those of us not aware of this story, what happened?

zebra
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In reply to those who were not at that battle at Frankston in the early 80's A usual rough tough game with Sandy against the Dollies and at 3/4 time with the crowd around the centre a Frankston official clocked boundary umpire Rod Twinning. This caused more panic with then police horses who were around the centre and used to protect the umpires but aparently never saw what happened for some reason and no charges were ever laid.
This was the last game Twinning umpired as he then retired.
zebra

digs

Billy,Someone once said "That was then, This is now."

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

billythekid

[quote=digs]Billy,Someone once said "That was then, This is now."[/quote]
Yep and if there was no then there wouldnt be any now! Think about it!

Any case Im looking forward to belting your mob on sunday.

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