Round 1 Preview
BITS VS YEPPOON
A replay of last year's preliminary final, Yeppoon will be looking to get off to a positive start this year and try and put the nightmare of a disappointing 2010 behind them after being Premiers in 2009. BITS will be looking to show that they will once again be challenges for the title and continue their good pre-season form.
Who wins this one will depend on which of the key players get on top of their opponent. Yeppoon will look to rely heavily on last year's nucleus, Wes Hawke, the Watkins brothers and the dash of Matt Wallin and Sam Nicholls from halfback. While BITS will look to rely on the likes of Adam Dickenson, Paul Caveny, Nathan Shiphard, Daniel Hunt and Daniel Boase.
I expect this one to be close until half-time, after which BITS will kick aware for a comfortable home win.
Prediction: BITS by 37 points
GLENMORE VS PANTHERS
This should be an interesting game, Glenmore will be looking to put last year's wooden spoon behind them and Panthers will not want to repeat the start they had to last year's season were they lost their first 7 games.
If 3 wasn't enough, how about 4 Payne brothers in the one team. Nick Payne re-joins his younger siblings this year at the Bulls and will be looking to hold down a key defensive position. It will be interesting to see how Panthers can pull together to cover the departure of key players Joel Ralph, Lyle Clifford, Scott O'Halloran. I am also sure they would have not forgotten Darcy Payne tearing them apart in the corresponding fixture last year.
Expect that this game won't be a high scoring one and will go down to the final quarter, who can stand up for their team, can Darcy kick a bag again?
Prediction: Glenmore by 15 points
BROTHERS VS GLADSTONE
Unfortunately this fixture has been postponed
- I was born in the 1950's and I began my AFL career in the mid 1970's
- I went on to play over 200 AFL/VFL games and kicked more then 100 goals, retiring in the early 1990's
- In total I won 10 premierships (night/day), famously I finished one of the grand finals with a punctured lung, collapsing after the game and being rushed to the St Vincent's Hospital
- I controversial one a 'Charlie'
- Since retirement I have had various roles in the media including a cameo role in Neighbours
- My nickname is shared with a cluster of 7 stars that you can see in the night sky
My name will be revealed in the Round 1 Wrap.
FACT OR FICTION???
The AFL Capricornia Senior Representative side was original known as the 'Taipans' and wore yellow black and white jumpers.
ON THIS DAY... 2nd April 1994
Fitzroy Lions defeated Essendon Bombers 17-10 (112) to 14-15 (99). A bloke by the name of Brad Boyd (former Fitzroy Captain) starred with 37 disposals and 3 goals. Mark Mercuri had 0 disposals, while future Brisbane Lions star and 3-time premiership player Chris Johnson had just 5 disposals.
KICKING GOALS WITH RAZ!!!