Welcome back fellow Blackmen and Blackwomen, I hope you are all well rested and ready to finish the second half of the 2016 season strong. With training attendances reflecting the bye round and the start of uni exams Boz has finally been able to relax* because when nobody turns up to training, nothing can go wrong. At the halfway point of the season all of the teams are still mathematically in the running to make the finals so let's pray that the brutal Adelaide Uni winter schedule of 2 exams followed by a ski trip to Falls Creek doesn't knock our boys and girls around too much.
When we last met Jack Black & Super Gav were tasked with taking on the always formidable ROCS and boy oh boy did we take them to task. Running over the top of them by 73 points demonstrated the true potential of our A Grade side when we put our minds to it, or when we want to improve our chances of getting laid that night. Yes, even Dirty and his Chards put on a display at Bob Neil 1 for Ladies' Day where we won 3/3 against Rostrevor and sent them home with their tails between their legs whilst their actual bits of tail stayed behind to revel in the spoils of the greatest football club in the world. As this publication is intended for a wider audience than the playing group we won't go into detail about what happened on Ladies' Day but it was messy and by golly it was fun.
Around the other grounds the B@stards and the Scum both lost to Golden Shower Grove at Bob Neil 2 with all the other teams having a nice extended break with a bye. The geniuses at the SAAFL administration have nicely coordinated the long weekend and the bye rounds for different teams to run into each other – maybe because they know who is responsible for the Intro and is trying to make his (or her) life as difficult as possible.
Anyway, this weeks only men's matches for the mighty AUFC are at Largs Loony Bin where the triple threat of Chardonnays, Budgie Smugglers and Showgirls box-on with the Port Red Light District. The Women's teams go up against Modbury and Flinders Uni in away matches. We would encourage all players that have a bye round this week to go out and support the teams in the triple header – another 3/3 victory would also mean that all teams win this week which is another keg bought by the President on Super Sunday!
*Boz once relaxed so much that he almost cracked a smile and had to drown a bag of kittens to balance himself out. Don't let him relax ever again.
Hey Black folks, we’ve been casually promoting this deal over the last few weeks but now is the time to act as it will close on NEXT FRIDAY the 24th of June.
Our great friends at Angoves have put up two cracking wines at very generous prices for the Blacks wine drive this year. Absolutely perfect to get you through the dreary winter months after you’ve had a couple of Bob Neil’s finest as a starter. Think of how many you may need to get you through to the end of footy season and order away because substantial proceeds from the sales will go straight to the AUFC, making it one of our big fund raisers for 2016.
The wines are available in 6 packs so I would suggest that you get at least one of each to get started. Works out to under $12 a bottle for both 6 packs. You can either elect to pick up from Uni Oval at any home game (June 25th the first one for pick up) or get it delivered to your doorstep for an extra $5.
Get ordering and please pass onto family, friends and anyone else who may love some claret.
ORDER FORMS CAN BE EMAILED TO FOOTBALL@THEBLACKS.COM.AU.
If you wish to pay EFT you may do so by just saying that on the order form and transferring cash to the following account:
Adelaide Uni FC
BSB 015 010
Reference: “your surname” wine
Thanks for your support!!
Snippets of Grey - Big Day June 25
A message from Dima to former Scum circa 04-08....
Hopefully you have already heard – Scum reunion, loosely 2004 to 2008, but centred around the great, but heartbreaking 2006 season and GF.
Some say reunions re only for premiership sides – but we are Scum so a losing GF is as good a reason for a reunion as any, and besides, the prelim final win was a belter.
Details are basic – just rock up at Uni Oval any time on Saturday afternoon 25 June and watch the B’s, then A’s, take on PAOC. If you’re really keen get out to Park 9 to watch the current Scum, led by our very own Bunny Warren, who will hopefully be joining us for the day, also taking on PAOC making it a triple header!! We can just buy food and beers at the bar on the day.
From the footy we’ll head to the Havelock for Hold your Bowlies – Greeny is expecting us!!!!
This is going to be a great day and since many Scum have only “passed through” the side playing other grades along the way, the “plus or minus 2 years” bracket opens this up to anyone who played between ’04 and ’08 – what I call the “Golden Era” of Scum…..
Scum 2006 (losing) Grand Final 10 year reunion (±2 years) Only the AUFC Scum could get away with having a reunion for a losing GF – after all, we just did the right thing by the club. But what a season 2006 was – and what an era from 2004 to 2008…..(hence the plus or minus 2 years) So this is not just a GF reunion – this is an opportunity for anyone who played Scum in that golden era to relive those glorious Elimination, Semi and Preliminary Final wins, that filled us with the hope that this could be the year…..
AND, The Div 1R team from 06 are also catching up...if your names on here get along
AND THERES MORE...Allison Eckert and sons will be attending their first game at Uni Oval since Nose's passing, so it would be great to see as many of Nose's mates at the footy as possible.
Hold Your Bowlies
There will be a late HYB this week due to some later Women's matches.
8pm start saturday night at the Havelock
Match Report of the week
Budgies finish off ROCS
On Saturday June 4, Super Gav & the Budgie Smugglers (also known as ‘The Finishers’ for their consistently strong final quarter performances) arrived at Bob Neil No.1. It was a perfect day for football, 16 degrees with reasonable cloud coverage but without any threat of rain, the only danger of puddles was coming from the marquee at the Torrens end of the grandstand, quickly filling for the main event of the day (Mick Leslie with leather poisoning and a bag of goals – sadly this was to never eventuate).
Before the game Elliot Hewish, despite a sore driver, heroically offered to “stand in the goal square” as he started eagerly pulling on his shorts, Craggy quite rightly ordered a commanding “No!” Followed by “Elliott, you’ve got some ego on you mate, sort that out along with the driver before you even think of representing this club again” I’m paraphrasing but it was something like that…
The boys started well, and took quick control of the game against an inferior side. With Dan Mulvihill’s presence on the sideline, many thought Pat Mulvihill was once again terrorising opposition full backs with his bull like game play, but it was actually Sam Pittman, kicking a hat-trick of goals in the second quarter. Though it must be said, that he was certainly helped by the diffident umpires who ignored Poodle pushing harder than Jacko Dearing for an A-grade position or Jack Keynes for a touch.
We all knew it was party time when Sam Penniment had a free kick in the centre square, played on, side-stepped the man on the mark, received the one-two, evaded another player, and coolly slotted the goal from 45 at pace (celebrating by blowing a kiss to Claire Slade that didn’t go unnoticed – by her or her brother). Some claimed with reverence that it was the most “beautiful goal ever seen”. The ever competitive Munt Lord Swift, attempted to top this effort soon after, exercising with ease a similar lead up but failing in the grace of the finish. Dropping the ball from such a height that later received a complaint from the Adelaide Airport for obstructing a flight path, before somehow finding the boot, to eventually tumble end over end through for a goal, some described with disgust “I know they say a goal is a goal, and that you’ll take six points, but I would rather spend time with Josh Stewart than to see THAT again.”
However there is more to football than forwards, midfielders and their invariably inflated egos. The back six were resilient all day. Toby Maughan and Jacko Dearing once again providing rebound run and carry from the flanks. Doug Radford is playing like a back pocket in a helmet should - really well, helped by his ever reliable partner in crime Ned Dart. Tom Daniher had a standout performance with less than 5 goals conceded.
With an easy ten goal win, the only disappointment for the day was with Benny Sanders, still unable to get out of first gear and mostly went missing, apparently his off-field performance was unsurprisingly much the same.
Overall a good day out for the Budgie Smugglers, and an even better day out for the sladies at sladies day, quoting one attendee “the B grade just have more… integrity… than the A grade, you know?” Yes we know.
Blacks Ball Ticket SALE
You've heard it here first! The first 50 Blacks Ball tickets will be on sale at $75!
CLICK HERE to buy your ticket before the price goes up to $85.
*Blacks ball tickets will have a staggered pricing structure this year, with ticket prices increasing as we get closer to the event, make sure you purchase your tickets early to avoid paying more than necessary!
Dom “Double Ds” Davis (also known as “Is Dom, Is Good”) plays his 100th game for the World’s Greatest Football Club this weekend, lining up for the Sexy Pimp and his big, blue hat full of C-Men against Salisbury NSEW at beautiful University Oval.
In true Double Ds style, he jagged his hammy on the eve of his milestone game and had to postpone it for a month or so. But he didn’t want to share it with the Seagull anyway.
Like many Uni poofters, Double Ds is a wingman and reluctant centreman whose favourite position is really the forward pocket. His ability to turn on a dime onto his raking left foot continues to confound opponents and buy that extra split second needed to do something mercurial (the left foot is less raking than it was before all those hammy injuries, his range has come into 55m, wind assisted).
If you ask Double Ds about his importance to a team, he likes to tell you that if he’s around at season’s end, his team is likely to bring home the flag, or at least make the GF. Talented and humble! Congrats Dom on 100 better than solid games for the AUFC.
Div 1 (Black Jack & the Showgirls) 16.13.109 defeated Ross & Trevor 5.6.36
Goal Kickers: N. Langridge 4, J. Willis 3, B. Simpson 2, M. Newcombe, S. Paynter, D. Robinson, J. Schulz, W. Paynter, S. Sharley, E. Dadds
Best Players: N. Langridge, J. Grieger, L. Roach, B. Borg, S. Paynter, J. Schulz
Div 1R (Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers) 14.14.98 defeated Ross & Trevor 7.3.45
Goal Kickers: S. Pittman 4, H. Crouch 3, B. Sanders, P. Dolan, J. Stewart, E. Moore, L. Parker, S. Penniment, M. Swift
Best Players: M. Swift, S. Penniment, L. Parker, S. Pittman, M. Jamieson
Div C1 (The Chardonnay Socialists) 8.12.60 defeated Ross & Trevor 8.8.56
Goal Kickers: J. Vanderloo 5, B. Meier, S. Fulton, N. Noack
Best Players: M. Stuart, J. Vanderloo, P. Hyde, C. Hocking, C. Rohde, D. Arkun
Div C3 (The B*stards) 6.5.41 defeated by Golden Grovel 11.17.83
Goal Kickers: H. Woods 3, F. Marshall, T. Milton, J. Daw
Best Players: T. Bell, N. Tran, P. Lawson-Statham, T. Chalk, J. Daw
Div C5 (The Scum) 7.7.49 defeated by Golden Grovel 9.5.59
Goal Kickers: J. Richards 2, A. Crouch 2, M. Draca, S. Lawrence, P. Malinauskas
Best Players: S. Lawrence, A. Karas, A. Trevarrow, J. Richards, S. Musolino, R. Malinauskas
Saturday 18th June
Black Jack & the Showgirls (Div 1) v Port Red Light District @ Largs Loony Bin (Largs Reserve) 2.15pm
Super Gav and the Budgie Smugglers (Div 1R) v Port Red Light District @ Largs Loony Bin (Largs Reserve) 12.15pm
Sexy Pimp and the C-Men (Div 7) v BYE
The Kenny Everett Video Show (Div 7R) v BYE
The Chardonnay Socialists (C1) v Port Red Light District @ Largs Loony Bin (Largs Reserve) 10.15am
The Postie and Her Dead Letter Office Raiders (Open Women’s Div 1) BYE
Hollywood and His Rising Stars (Open Women’s Div 2) BYE
This year the Mighty Blacks will be fundraising with the Entertainment Book. The books are $65 each ($13 of this goes towards the club/team as a fundraising component).
Each team has a designated fundraising site (refer to links below). Share with your friends, family, neighbours, work colleagues, drinking buddys and tinder (or grinder – we don’t judge) dates. Funds raised go directly to the team/Club.
Bob Neil has used his scientific calculator that he only needs to sell 4 books to get a carton of South Australia’s finest and a bottle of Green Ginger Wine!
Last year the Chards raised over $300 selling the book, which was donated to Dirty.
For those of you that don’t know the book it is filled with plenty of 2-4-1 deals and 25% off vouchers for clubs and bars across Adelaide. With places like The Havey, The British, The Kentish, Zambrero and Burger Foundary you’ll be sure to make you money back.
If you want a book they can be brought to training or delivery can be organised to a home or office. If you buy digital it is uploaded onto your phone and is able to use immediately, it’s definitely the way to go.
Any queries, please see contact Chardonnay Socialist, Anthony ‘Drop Bear’ Vallelonga on 0403 583 735.
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.