Grand Final Information:
The game is scheduled for the 25th of November, however, it is dependant on the weather therefore the ground has been booked for the 2nd of December as well. It will be played at the NTT ground in Chiba, details how to get there will be sent out later. We have the ground from 12:00 to 4:00 and there will be a mini game played by the Gokons to preview the BIG ONE. Pre-game entertainment includes Jimmy Barnes, AC/DC, Rose Tattoo and Cameron Gordon so it should be a good warmup. At this stage only the last guy is confirmed, but we are working on it. The Grand Final this year will be played with 9 players on the ground and 6 reserves. Therefore if you want to play, I suggest you try to impress Coach Jones by turning up to a couple of training sessions he is planning. At last count we have 23 players so it means 8 guys wont be playing, however, there will be jobs for everyone on the day so please, if you don’t make the cut, do the right thing by the club and volunteer your services in some other area. We will be videoing this years granny, so we may be looking for some commentators. The game will be 4 x 20 minute quarters. The idea of time on was not passed this year. There will be an after match ceremony, details to follow. I am calling on all players to try to get into some form of training for the next six weeks, a bit of a jog wont hurt. Try to attend the organized training sessions, so as we may be able to plan some kind of attack on the Sams, without going in blind. We were defeated by a much better prepared team last year and we WILL NOT lose 2 years in a row. Show some Aussie Pride and let’s kick arse. A few personal calls: Donovan: marital bliss can only last so long son, it’s time to get your arse back on the ground. Travers: if you survived your last overseas trip, we need ya bud! Big Dave Brown: haven’t seen ya since you won the lucky draw, bring your family and Dave May down with you. Denny: I know the Cats had a shit year, make amends, come on down. Peter Daicos: if you are listening, we can squeeze you on the bench.
OK guys this is the Grand Final. It is time for you to start bringing friends, family, students, whoever. Build the atmosphere. Also you people on the mailing list (there are 250 of ya) that don’t come to any games, how about making an effort to get down to this one, the skills aren’t quite AFL standard but we put on a good show, so how about it?
That’s it guys, you know what needs to be done, let’s do it.