2009 Round 10 Review

Round 10 Masters – Springwood-

It was a clear and sunny day in beautiful down town Springwood and you could practically smell the crime in the air. Mrs Jenko topped up the insurance on her camera right before the game, just in case and I arrived early enough to see a couple of locals trying to inhale the boundary line through a straw.

You always know you’ve arrived in Springwood when the first thing you see driving in is an abandoned car or at least I though it was an abandoned car. I’ve since been informed that was in fact the Springwood council chambers.

A scrappy and inaccurate affair ensued. Nicko laid a great tackle and followed up this great work with a snap on goal that only just missed. The probing left foot of Pricey was on the money from the first bounce and set up many a forward thrust. Melon finally broke the trend of behinds by kicking the first goal from about 30 metres out.

Coach Burger displayed some early agility by breaking 2 tackles and having a dash. It was suggested that Burger may have lost a yard in pace though, and promptly confirmed by one of his team mates moonwalking past him for the handball. Peter May had yet another outstanding game and Mary racked up possessions as he pleased. Gary was strong and managed to knock over bigger bodies where needed and Rocket laid one of the best ‘replacement’ hip and shoulders of the season.

Some attempted fancy footwork from Mark Streeting failed to work and resulted in him being brought to ground. Fortunately he hadn’t been tackled by anyone and the game continued on.

Slim threaded the eye of the needle with a set shot from the boundary line and this visably lifted the team.

No point waiting for the siren though. Springwood is the only club in the league without a siren. It was removed when it was found the sound of a siren tended to make the locals jump into their cars and take off at high speed.

Rounding out the game nicely came a very rare outburst from Alex, one of the gentlemen of the game, exploding in a feisty frenzy that saw him wanting to fight half the Springwood team. Nobody’s really sure what invoked the reaction but all I know is that I haven’t seen Alex that angry since they slapped a GST on Viagra.

Round 10 Supers – Springwood-

Another fiery encounter with the boys from Springwood. Short, round Pepe was again their chief antagonist. Still angry about being fired by Snow White, he managed to get under the skin of the usually placid Pipes and things continued to simmer for the rest of the game.

The opening goal came from a much trimmer looking Princess, who pulled down a 45 metre bomb from Skull in the goal square. Just on Skull, it did not go unnoticed that he managed to turn up to this game with the smoothest looking legs, this side of Fortitude Valley. When will this mans transition from mild mannered wingman to cabaret singer be complete? Girlfriend Deb has finally relented and agreed to buy him his own Epilady. A good story.

Wolfie enjoyed some early goals against his old club and Pipes went about frustrating the Springwood midfield by running down many of their  runners from behind. Anthony and Longy continued to develop their understanding by repelling each and every attack from Springwood, although the only blotch on Longy’s copybook came from a late shot on goal. Trying desperately to break the stereo type of him being a back man but the kick that followed barely hit oxygen and he was sent back to where he came from.

Nashy soared as high as anyone this year and nearly held mark of the year. KD must seriously consider returning Don King’s phone messages. The man needs a fight promoter. Just the standard two or three death threats to KD in this game and continues to display the rare talent of being able to annoy anyone. The fact that the Dalai Lama once tried to glass him stands as testimony to this rare gift. Powder filled in for Springwood and clearly has some body issues in light of him trying to wear a jumper about 6 sizes too small for him. Here’s a tip Powdy, if you need a shoehorn to get it on and the fire brigade have to cut you out of it, the jumpers too tight.

Cam sharked a beautiful hit out and proceeded to run and bounce in the wrong direction, much to the dismay of his team mates. He did try to take himself off for this indiscretion but ended up on Beaudesert Road somehow.

Dale continued his elevation in status whilst Princess helped himself to 8 goals on top of an emphatic 20 goal win.


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