It was Sunday morning. The trees were swaying, the birds were chirping, and the Screechers were purring.
It was, of course, Super Sunday.
In true AUFC fashion, 75% of the participants were hungover, and after 30 minutes, 100% of the participants were more lubricated than a cucumber at Jimmy Mader’s house.
After taking a pledge from MC Clinton ‘David Guetta copied my look’ Rule, the Blacks were ready to take the plunge.
From then on in, most of the day is a blur. When recounting Super Sunday, it’s always funner to look at where certain members of the Blacks fraternity ended up.
Ben Smelt and Ash Di Silvio ended up in a DIY Chinese all you can eat restaurant on Gouger street.
Alex Bate and Cameron Gregg ended up at the Arab Steed, terrorizing the families and small children who were there for a peaceful 6:30pm family meal.
Hugh Mugford ended up on the median strip out the front of the Havelock after being asked to leave, and decided the best way to inconspicuously re-enter the premises was to turn his shirt inside out and go through the front door. It didn’t work.
The most pleasing thing about the day though, is that AUFC left the Havelock unharmed. During the afternoon, it was unearthed that Salisbury North were within umpire abusing distance of the brave Blacks- as they were kicking off their end of season festivities downstairs at the same pub.
Another factor to most of our 2-day hangovers was the soiree held at the Long Room on Saturday night.
Nick “check out how stretchy my jeans are” Beneke gave us his best rendition of NSYNC, in a dance routine as arousing as a Kim Kardashian home movie.
This week, it’s finals time for 3 of Bob Neil’s Army.
At 12:15pm, The B Grade head to Payneham to kick off their finals campaign in style. They now boast the most deserved association medalist since Shane Woewoedin, so get down to see the lads in action.
At 2:15pm, The B@stards head to Pembroke to wipe the self-serving smile off the privileged faces of Adelaide’s silver spoon brigade. Hopefully Tom 'the gorilla' Seagrim can match his Super Sunday performance.
May Bob Be With You.
Saturday 5th September
Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers (Div 1R) v Ross & Trevor @ Goon Park (Payneham Oval) 12.15pm
The Chardonnay Socialists (C1) BYE
The B*stards (C2) v Pem Broke Down @ Don Haslem Oval (Haslam Oval) 2.15pm
The Scum (C3) v Scotch on the Rocks @ Rock Reserve (Scotch College Oval) 10.15am
Bob Neil’s Girl Guides BYE
Bob Neil congratulates Kalon Green in jointly winning the Div 1R League B&F Medal. Well done also to Callum Rohde and Tri Hung Nguyen, runners-up in C1 and 7R respectively.
Adelaide University Football Club Presentation Dinner
Friday 16th October 2015 (6:30pm drinks for a 7:00pm start)
National Wine Centre,
Corner of Hackney Road & North Terrace
All inclusive 3 course meal & drinks
Special guest Graham Cornes
(AFL & SANFL Halls of Fame, ex Blacks Player) Dress: Cocktail
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We've been trying to find a way to stitch up Eddie 'Teflon' Dadds since the start of the season, and finally found ample material in the form of 'Chubby Dadds' pictures. Chubby Dadds, meet Jonah Hill, your doppleganger.
Gavin Cragg aka Cyclops from X-Men.
Every bloke at training has been that bloke "yep Greggy ahh f@rk Vicks-DAWGS". Both however would also be that bloke you would be talking smack to at 3am at Ladyboy Go Gos whilst indulging in a dart and you don't even smoke. A white dove also told the Subby that the only way a difference between them has been felt is when they do the girlfriend swap….
Div 1 (Black Jack & the Showgirls) 17.15.117 defeated Port Red Light District 8.7.55
Goal Kickers: B. Smelt 4, B. Borg 3, J. Willis 3, T. Bateman, D. Bateman, N. Beneke, L. Antoniadis, M. Quin, S. Paynter, K. Flanigan
Best Players: E. Dadds, J. Noonan, D. Cunningham, K. Flanigan, D. Bateman, N. Langridge
Div 1Reserves (Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers) 13.17.95 defeated Port Red Light District 5.6.36
Goal Kickers: E. Hewish 5, J. Fladrich 3, D. Robinson, T. Muecke, J. Watson, J. Stewart, R. Anderson
Best Players: E. Hewish, A. Offe, J. Fladrich, P. Dolan, K. Green, Z. Melzner
Div 7 (Sexy Pimp & the C-Men) 8.7.55 defeated by Mitchell Car Park 9.6.60
Goal Kickers: J. Fitzgerald 2, M. Fitzgerald, B. Lewis, A. Ireland, S. Ritchie, A. Riley, M. Jamieson
Best Players: D. Trezise, T. Nihill, T. Milton, A. Riley, S. Bondio, M. Fitzgerald
Div 7Reserves (Robert Reid and the Brady Bunch) 5.11.41 defeated by Hout & About 11.13.79
Best Players: C. Baker, C. McMichael, M. Schutz, R. Laidlaw, T. Nguyen, C. Ramsey
Div C1 (The Chardonnay Socialists) 15.6. defeated Henley On Drugs 7.10.52
Goal Kickers: D. Blyth 3, D. Jean 2, L. Rogers 2, B. Meier 2, C. Lane, A. Vallelonga, C. Rohde, M. Beilby, D. Arkun, J. Richards
Best Players: J. Richards, R. Doecke, C. Schiller, M. Heath, C. Rohde, L. Rogers
Div C2 (The B*stards) 11.15.81 defeated Gepps Double Cross 4.3.27
Goal Kickers: S. McNeil 2, W. King 2, H. Woods 2, B. Larsen-Smith, T. Seagrim, B. Collins, B. Hill, A. Bate
Best Players: W. King, A. Buckby, H. Mugford, H. Woods, A. Bate, F. Jamal
Div C3 (The Scum) 13.8.86 defeated Robert Mitchum 6.6.42
Goal Kickers: A. Howard 4, P. Malinauskas 3, N. Lawrence 2, W. Legrand, N. Vezis, M. Eisenberg, C. Rule
Best Players: S. Musolino, W. Legrand, P. Malinauskas, S. Lawrence, M. Eisenberg, T. Dean
Open Women’s Div 2 (Bob Neil’s Girl Guides) 4.7.31 defeated Angle Fail 3.2.20
Goal Kickers: F. Clancey 2, T. Lee, J. Power
Best Players: K. Holliday, M. Wilsdon, N. Burns, N. Newbery, L. Kenyon, T. Lee
Match Report of the Week
The C-Men were primed to take on Mitchell Car Park in the prelim final at Beautiful Bob Neil #2. Talk of grand finals and going one better was shelved, the bandwagon was abandoned and the focus at training was razor sharp.
Finals fever was alive and well at Park 10 on Saturday. Alan, Two Bucks, Vickers Gin, Ronan and a few others got behind the BBQ to feed and water the masses from The Double Cross, Out n About and Mitchell Car Park (who graciously funded three footy trips – snags and onions and cold red cans will open anyone’s wallet) while the Bastards did their stuff in an elimination final victory and the Brady Bunch gave it their all in a shattering prelim loss.
The C-Men seemed well prepared for the game. Arrival was punctual and a fine young trainer was kept very busy attending to genuine pre-game needs. The game started at a fair clip and continued to be played that way for the whole day. Momentum shifts were pivotal and there were plenty. After taking a while to settle, the C-Men got on top early to lead by 3 goals to one just before quarter time. A late goal to the Car Park (who really need a clash jumper so they can be told apart from the turf) swung the momentum their way. A further three goals to one in the second quarter had the visitors 5 points up at the long break. Mitch B!tch pulled in a screamer in the goal square to slot the C-Men’s goal for the quarter. Buoyed by his heroics he then thought he had more party tricks than older brother Gerald when gathering a contested ball in the pocket, spinning out of a tackle, selling some candy, ignoring Gerald alone and in a paddock at the top of the square and snapping over his shoulder to barely register a behind. One highlight reel moment at a time, young fella!
Amid high tension the Pimp let the young C-Men have it en route to the rooms at half time. Bad had they been that bad? To the boys credit they ignored the rant and responded to control the third quarter. The midfield lifted and gave the forwards opportunities and the Nihilist, Alan and Two Bucks were impassable in the back half. The Astrophysicist peppered the sticks to kick a goal and a couple of Penetrator specials (a.k.a. minor scores), the Pimp redeemed himself with a goal to finish off some excellent inside-50 defensive pressure from Turbs and the Forehead Lewis showed his class to kick one from a tight angle. At the last break the C-Men led by a point and had the momentum.
Gerald Fitzjarrad got the C-Men off to the perfect start in the last quarter, kicking a ripper from the boundary in front of the Blacks faithful to finish of some excellent team play. 7 points was a decent lead given the low scoring nature of the game, but there was a long way to go. The Car Park lifted their intensity and after a period of sustained pressure and clever use of the ball through the middle of the ground finally kicked a goal to bring the margin back to one point. The C-Men responded and defended valiantly, giving every contest their all. In the end it was an act of arse that was their undoing. Disciplined until the end the defenders punched a long ball towards the boundary, only to have a Car Park attendant soccer it between 10 pairs of legs and the big white sticks to put the visitors five points up. With just two minutes remaining the C-Men counter attacked but couldn’t produce the score they needed. After a tremendous effort of which the boys should be proud, the season ended in nail-biting heartbreak.
We don’t play for admiration…
In a game where all 22 players gave their all, Tom Milton was outstanding and BOG for the second week in a row and well supported by Toby Nihill and Steven Bondio in the backline all day. Mitch B!tch, the Penetrator and the Astrophysicist also made the BPs. Gerald FItzjarrad was the leading goal kicker with two (and celebrations worthy of a dedicated You Tube channel).
I give my thanks to the players, Lenny Pascoe, Wayne Abrey for being there every week, all our other support staff and the family and friends who came out to watch us play during the year.
Good luck to all teams remaining in the hunt for premiership glory and see you around the Blacks.
BPs on sporting pulse are wrong:
Best – Milton, 2nd Bondio, 3rd Nihill, 4th M Fitz, 5th Riley, 6th Trezise.
Goals: J Fitz 2, Ritchie 1, Riley 1, M Fitz 1, Lewis 1, Jamieson 1, Chooka 1.
Netflix and Hill
20 minutes in to Netflix and Hill and he gives you this look:
Beneke and Grieger get TURNT
The long room has never hosted the Backstreet Boys till now. Never has it experienced an NSYNC BYE BYE BYE like last Saturday.
Red square locals. Shooting Blades of glory. Get around them.
Never p*ss off an angry Irishmen/scottishmen
If you have ever played football with Darragh you know when you get tackled by him there’s a 66.66% chance that your health insurance premium will get paid out in full. RAA have an insurance policy called the angry irish/Scottish man erected in his honour.
Dan “The Predator” NotPrecise unfortunately received an atomic wedgie from the Irishmen/scottishmen which left his boxers eradicated. The Predator in his divine wisdom that comes to him once a month, decided to rock the eradicated boxers as a fashion item. The Predator’s mental capacity remains a myth.
First Nobel Prize winner to win the C-Men Best and Fairest
Dom “Double D’s” Davis is currently in the nether regions of the Switzerland underground in the classified high security area, working with the Large Hadron Collider – cutting shapes and solving the mystery of dark matter. We hope this message finds you well mate. You won the B&F with only 6 games. Must have solved the mysteries of dark matter. Cudos.
Flick of the Week
The Green Mile
Congratulations to Kalon 'Kermit' Green in taking out the Division Best and Fairest award for Div 1R. This doubles Greeny's medal count after coming equal team best and fairest. Kermit has certainly gone the extra mile this year, having pre-match conversations with the umpires and being on a nickname basis with most of them. Kalon must have known he had this award on lock when three games in the umpires were giving free kicks to "Greeny". Make no mistake however, Kermit completely deserves this award, in a dominant year where he has proven that 'leading by example' on field trumps fancy pre-match speeches (or even just moderately coherent ones).
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The A and B grade playing list (with Guernsey Numbers) is available here for those who have requested player numbers when attending games. There are a number of players moving in and out of these teams but we have done our best to cover most players. However, we do apologise if this is not all encompassing of the potential Div 1 playing squad.