Coburg Lions news

Coburg consolidates to down Port

Reported by Paul Amy
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MUCH like a faulty split system, the Coburg Tigers have blown hot and cold this season.
Seven days after falling to lowly Werribee, the Tigers came out on Saturday to pin a surprise 21-point loss on Port Melbourne at a heavy TEAC Oval.

The visitors led at every change.

Coburg Tigers put points on board

Reported by Karena Cox
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AFTER two close losses in the opening two rounds of the season Coburg finally notched a win with a one-goal victory over arch rivals Box Hill at Highgate Recreation Reserve on Saturday.

In another tight and see-sawing match the Tigers trailed the Hawks by five points at the first break but fought back to reverse this to be in front by five at half-time.

From Leader Group Papers
Reported by Simon McEvoy
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FRANKSTON footy fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Ben Cousins on Sunday.

The AFL star will line up with the Coburg Tigers against the Frankston Dolphins at Frankston Park, along with fellow banished Richmond players Daniel Connors, Dean Polo and Luke McGuane.

The phones have been running hot at Frankston Football Club over the past few days as fans seek confirmation that Cousins will be in action.

Dolphins officials are bracing themselves for a bumper crowd and have ordered twice the usual amount of beer and food.

"We’ve ordered a heap more," Dolphins coach Simon Goosey said.

"I reckon we’ll get a few thousand (people) here. Heaps have rung up."

Goosey said it was likely a young Frankston player - either Mark Baguley, Mitch Bosward or Michael Hibberd - would tag Cousins.

New coach for Coburg

From Leader Group Newspapers -
Reported by Paddy Higgs
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New coach for CoburgCOBURG has hired David Newett as coach for the 2010 Victorian Football League season.

The somewhat left-field appointment of Newett – who spent the past two seasons as a development coach at North Melbourne – was confirmed by Tigers president Bill Balakis on Sunday morning. 

Newett’s CV also includes stints with the Northern Tasmania Football Academy and the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.

Is this the end?

From Inside Football
Reported by Phil Cleary
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Will the Coburg City Oval really go? It’s been known for some time – as Paul Amy outlined last week – that under Moreland Council’s fanciful “Coburg Initiative” the Coburg City Oval will be bulldozed and replaced by a housing and civic redevelopment.

It is a truly ridiculous plan that is opposed with great force by everyone I talk to.