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From www.localfooty.com.au (Wyndham Leader)
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WERRIBEE coach John Lamont referenced mosquitos and camels in a bid to inspire his team to victory in Sunday’s VFL clash against Northern Blues.

“Who’s been bitten by a mosquito? All of us, we all have been,” Lamont said to his players in the three-quarter-time huddle.

erribee coach John Lamont. Picture: Carmelo Bazzano

“Not many of us have been bitten by a camel, have we?

“It’s the little things that bite you.”

His words of wisdom had the desired effect as the Tigers booted 11 goals in the final half-hour and toppled the Blues by 63 points, 25.15 (165) to 15.12 (102), at Avalon Airport Oval.

Lamont’s address has since received plenty of attention on social media.

“It’s the little things that bite you — that was the crux of it,” he said today.

“As a coach you use things like that. It might resonate and stick in their head a bit more.

“They had a bit of a laugh and took the piss out of the coach a bit afterwards, but hopefully it sticks with them a little bit.

“I felt that we just made a few little errors that were costly.

 

Richmond Tigers flattened by Werribee

From the Richmond FC website
Reported by Catherine Durkin
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Richmond’s VFL squad has suffered a crushing 96-point defeat at the hands of Werribee at Avalon Airport Oval on Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers struggled to match Werribee’s intensity early, with the home side piling on six goals to one in the first quarter.

Werribee took a 32-point lead into the first break, and continued their ascendancy for the remainder of the game, keeping Richmond goalless in the third quarter.

VFL coach Tim Clarke attributed the loss to his team’s inability to gain any control of the contest.

From the Herald Sun
Reported by Paul Amy
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THE 2015 VFL season kicks off on Friday with Werribee hosting Geelong under lights. Leader sports editor Paul Amy rounds up each club’s ins and outs.

BOX HILL HAWKS

Coach: Marco Bello

Last year: runner-up to Footscray Bulldogs

In: Cadeyn Williams (Richmond), Jack Sandric (Hobart City), Lochie Adey, James Handley (Blackburn), Matthew Burt, Chris Jones, Liam Kidd, Matthew Traynor (Eastern Ranges), Billy Murphy, Sam Switkowski (Northern Knights), James Sullivan (Tatura), Patrick Dillon (Donvale), Xavier Dimasi (Assumption/Calder Cannons), Ben Fitzpatrick (Korumburra/Bena), Dalton Graham (Sandringham).

Out: Luke Andrews, Callan Burns, Corey Cassidy, Sam Cust, Jackson Eade, Tom Goodwin, Jake Kalanj, Tom Miles, Xavier Murphy, Matt Northe, Nick Papadopoulos, Kalem Post, Michael Thompson, Brandon Wood.

The verdict: the Hawks have lost top-line midfielders in Xavier Murphy and Luke Andrew as well as the emerging Brandon Wood. But they’ve picked up former Tiger Cadeyn Williams and have good young players coming through in support of senior men Sam Iles, David Mirra, Marc Lock and Liam Tobin. Premiers in 2013 and runners-up last year, there’s no reason to think there will be a slackening of standards.

Player watch: Mitch O’Donnell. He’s as hard as a coffin nail and he’ll be granted more opportunity after an excellent pre-season.

Celebrating season 2014 with the Casey Scorpions and A Positive Move

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THE VFL investigated an incident that saw North Melbourne’s Majak Daw knocked out behind play in a practice match last week.

But it won’t be taking action against St Kilda’s Josh Bruce after inconclusive video failed to show anything untoward in the Werri-bee-Sandringham clash at Moorabbin last Saturday.

VFL state league and talent manager John Hook confirmed an investigation had been launched after an umpires report detailed Daw’s injury. But after looking at two different versions of video Hook insisted the VFL did not have enough evidence to take the matter any further.

“There was no formal complaint and we acted off an umpires report in trying to get to the bottom of the incident,” Hook said.

“There was a little bit of footage we have looked at, but we couldn’t really see anything other than the two of them bumping into each other.”

“On the video evidence we have before us, I couldn’t cite anyone on that.”

North Melbourne would not be drawn on the incident yesterday, saying it was in the hands of the VFL. The Kangaroos do not intend to take the matter further.

From the Wyndham Leader
Reported by Luke D'Anello
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WERRIBEE has fallen at the penultimate hurdle four times in the past six seasons.

But new coach John Lamont, as passionate and knowledgeable as they come, quickly points to achievements often glossed over.

The 45-year-old was a member of the Tigers’ one and only premiership team from 1993 — he described himself as an outside midfielder and forward in those days — and he is keen to add more silverware to the trophy cabinet.

But Lamont does not promote a win-at-all-costs mentality.

“We haven’t had the ultimate success in our competition, but we’ve got to the prelim final and we’ve had players drafted,” Lamont said. “If you’re doing that, then you’re filling a big part of your brief as a footy club.

“It’s a special thing to have been involved in a premiership here. It’s also disappointing, at the same time, that it is the only one.

Jarred Moore wins Werribee B&F

From the Whyndham Weekly.
Reported by Lance Jenkinson
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Picture courtesy Sydney Swans Football Club.The signing of mature-aged recruit Jarred Moore will go down as a resounding success for the Werribee Tigers.

The former Sydney Swans player was one of the on-field leaders in his first season with the Tigers in the Victorian Football League and walked away with the Bruce Montgomery Trophy for best and fairest at the club.

Moore was a runaway winner of the award with 205 votes from ruckman Daniel Currie (121) and onballer Ben Ross (101).

Part-time Werribee Tigers impress

From the Maribyrnong and Hobson Bay Weekly
Reported by Daniel Paproth
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Werribee played this year’s Victorian Football League grand finalists, Geelong and Box Hill, three times for three losses totalling 150 points.

The difference between the full-time environments experienced by AFL-listed players and the part-time system for VFL-listed players was one of the key reasons the Tigers fell short of a first grand final appearance since 2005.

With Werribee only partially aligned with North Melbourne, the Tigers were fielding fewer AFL-listed players than the powers of the competition. So it was no surprise that Geelong and Box Hill, Hawthorn’s affiliate, contested the grand final.

But that the Tigers reached the preliminary final – after beating Essendon and Casey in knockout finals – was an impressive result.

Werribee kicks out Bombers

From The Age
Reported by Brent Diamond
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Essendon's controversial season is over in all facets after its VFL team lost by 19 points to the Werribee Tigers in an elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.

Luke McDonald's final-quarter goal sealed the Tigers' win and they now advance to a cut-throat semi-final against the Casey Scorpions, who have had a disastrous finals run in recent seasons.

The Bombers' main contributor was Cory Dell'Olio, who kicked five goals and kept the Bombers within striking distance at the last change, although a Ben Speight goal right on the three-quarter-time siren hurt.

Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday.
Ben Warren of Werribee is tackled by Tayte Pears of Essendon during the VFL elimination final at North Port Oval on Sunday. Photo: Getty Images

Werribee had the strong breeze at its back and a 16-point lead going into the final change and finished the game ahead with 17.14 (116) to 15.7 (97).

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EAST FREMANTLE has stormed through to the Foxtel Cup Grand Final, slogging out an emphatic 24-point victory over Werribee in torrential rain on Tuesday night at Patersons Stadium.

The Sharks will play off for a grand prize of $100,000, awarded to the winner of the knockout competition that hosts the best state-league teams across the country.

On paper, the Sharks were the underdogs, playing in unfamiliar conditions against a Werribee side made up of nine North Melbourne players.

But a ‘team first’ ethic, combined with extreme determination, effort and discipline proved too much for a Tigers outfit that lacked structure.

Werribee Tigers through to preliminaries

From www.localfooty.com.au
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WERRIBEE booked its ticket to the VFL preliminary final after eclipsing minor premier Casey Scorpions by 18 points in a low-scoring war of attrition on Sunday.

Heavy winds meant the contest at Casey Fields was not exactly eye-catching, but it was Scott West's Tigers who prevailed, 6.10 (46) to 3.10 (28).

Werribee has now earned a week's rest and will next tackle either Geelong or Box Hill for a spot in the decider.

The Tigers trailed by 10 points at quarter-time after a slow start, but gradually rediscovered their mojo.

Werribee kicked the only three goals of the second term to take a nine-point lead into the main break.

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