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rico
Last seen: 15 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/01/2004 - 00:00
Was that a fat lady ???????
Guess so eh....for us anyway. Just want say how proud I've been of all the boys who've worn the brown and gold ( and silver !!) this year. In the end we weren't quite good enough to go all the way.Injuries to key players Alleway , Rix , Thurgood and Ball on PF day along with a short week's preparation combined to deprive us of the legs to run out the game but I think we'd have to admit that Port had our measure and the better side won on the day. Given all that , I reckon we can all sleep easy knowing the club gave it everything. Andy Collins has shown his nouse as a manager of footballers as well as a great talent spotter in bringing a number of suburban footballers to the next level. Steve Bailey , Trevor Batchelor , Tim Harvey and Chris Wilson are classic examples of how guys can improve given the opportunity. Andy has also shown an ability to manage the AFL listed guys who came back to play at Box Hill. Let's hope that circumstances and the new Hawthorn coaching group give him the opportunity to continue his work in 2005. We have a good bunch of kids in the reserves under marty Heppel who , given solid preseasons should be pushing hard for senior selection on a regular basis next year....guys like Paul Jolley , Cam Howat , Brendan Weinert , Jimmy O'Grady and the unlucky Brendan Rinaldi. Allup , a terrific last half of the season and a really honourable 4th place finish after losing the first 6 games.
mattyc
Last seen: 11 years 8 months ago
Joined: 18/01/2004 - 00:00
Rico, Rico, Rico - Where is Sammy Rudolphs name in your list? :wink: The lad has come along very nicely under the guidance of both Marty and Collo, to a fooballer who I consider as valuable to the team as guys like Harvs and Batch. Agree with your feelings though. The team undertook a drastic turnover from 2003 in terms of players and coaches and it (eventually) formed a very formidable Box Hill lineup yet again. Desperately hope the core group of VFL guys remain next season (barring draft). Port Melbourne showed yesterday how beneficial it can be to keep VFL guys around for a few years (Obst, Rose, Aloi, Gill). We'll be back at another crack at it, no doubt. Disappointing end, but this group has come a long, long way.
rico
Last seen: 15 years 9 months ago
Joined: 05/01/2004 - 00:00
Mate....I've just surfaced after a long long post season analysis (!!!!!!!!). That's what I'm calling it anyaway........ I'm too bloody old for this you know. :? :? :? Of course you're right , young Sammy could rise to the very top if he gets serious about his fitness etc. I also forgot to recognise the magnificent contribution of the Box Hill supporters. The entire group have been magnificent all year but in particular the Greeks behind the Goals and the HHQ mob behind the bench have been superb and have been a big part in the team's ability to keep on keeping on under the most trying of conditions.....the game against Geelong a few weeks ago will never be forgotten by players and staff alike. Well done guys and girls.
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NorthPort
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Joined: 03/11/2003 - 00:00
Certainly injuries played a big part in yesterdays game (Rix, Alleway etc) If you can maintain that core of players, Box Hill will be a force again next year. Just someone confiscate that bloody horn from your cheer squad!

 


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

mattyc
Last seen: 11 years 8 months ago
Joined: 18/01/2004 - 00:00
[quote="onslaught"]Certainly injuries played a big part in yesterdays game (Rix, Alleway etc)[/quote] Absolutely. Injuries in finals are paramount. The main one that hurt us, was Josh Thurgood. One of the keys to our backline in stopping attacks and rebounding from 50. Also, he is capable of playing in the wet. Also, Rixy's injury hurt us bad. The guy has really become a top ruckman that can have an influence around the ground. He looked good when he came on in the last quarter, which makes me think that a risk could have been taken with him earlier, but I guess it's hard to argue with the medicos. As for Allers - his injury put a big gap in our side. Also hurt our defence when we had to put Breese up forward as a target. Oh, and you may stop the horn, but you will never stop the whistler! :wink: