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From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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THAT'S the last wooden spoon for Frankston.

This time next year the Dolphins will be preparing for a finals campaign, coach Simon Goosey said.

He said season 2012, though yielding only two wins and a draw, would prove the forerunner to a sharp climb up the ladder.

"I wouldn't be happy with anything less," Goosey said.

"The inroads we've made, definitely we'll be aiming to play in the finals.

"Look, I reckon we were only three or four experienced players short of the finals this year."

The Dolphins finished the season with a 43-point loss to the Northern Blues at Princes Park on Saturday.

From www.localfooty.com.au
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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FEROCIOUS tackling was behind Frankston's stirring 18-point win over the Coburg Tigers on Saturday.

The relentless Dolphins laid 93 tackles to wear down a Tigers side that contained 12 Richmond players.

"The pressure for the whole day was excellent," Frankston coach Simon Goosey said. "We had 93 tackles for the day and if you are up near 80 you are doing a pretty good job, so to have 93 was outstanding."

The win, which ended a six-game losing streak, continued the Dolphins' remarkable recent record against Coburg.

Frankston's five wins in the past three seasons have all been against Coburg.

Is Coburg the Dolphins' bunnies? Yep, you'd have to say so.

Dolphins emerging

From www.afl.com.au
Reported By Paul Daffey
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SIMON Goosey, the coach of VFL club Frankston, doesn't normally allow blow-ins to join in during pre-season training. It's an invitation-only affair.

But he made one exception before this season, and he's extremely glad he did.

Leigh Osborne was a 22-year-old half-back from the East Ringwood Football Club, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, who arrived unbidden at Frankston training.

Goosey told him it wasn't the normal practice to just roll up, but he said he'd give him a two-week trial out of fair play.

Goosey swears that Osborne changed his body shape in those two weeks, fining down to a more athletic visage. Then there was the obvious football talent.

From Frankston Standard Leader
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FRANKSTON coach Simon Goosey said his young side "forgot to work hard" was punished by North Ballarat.

"We were only down 10 percent, but it made the world of difference," he said after the Dolphins lost by 31 points.

From Frankston Standard Leader
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PLAYERS collapsed, fans gasped.

After a crazy last 20 minutes of footy, it was a draw between Frankston and Williamstown on Sunday at Frankston Park.

Scores were knotted on 92 points apiece.

It was the biggest thriller of the season, but those who witnessed it left the ground trying to work out how the heck Frankston didn't win.

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