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In The Mix: Who’s Pushing for Selection in Round 8?

Who's knocking on the selectors' door? Who's coming back from injury? And who's under the pump?

WHO IS a chance to play in Round 8?

In this week's In the Mix, brought to you by Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas, we find the players who are giving their selectors plenty of food for thought.

Who's going out, who's sore, who is under the pump? Our reporters attempt to pick all the Round 8 ins and outs. Check it out.

Arcadia Timelords

With the Timelords already riding high after their 83 point away win over Creme De La Creme last weekend, they will be looking forward to being further strengthened by the expected return of Jaeger O’Meara as they return to The Tardis to take on the Neptune Knights. This should enable Kyle Langford to return to his more comfortable half forward position.

There will also be some selection headaches with defenders Aaron Francis (ankle) and James Harmes (wrist) reported to be recovered from their respective injuries and Matt Guelfi continuing to show strong form in the reserves. However, the recent strong form of the defensive unit will make it difficult for any of the three to break into the team.

Brayden Fiorini and Nicholas Shipley keep on racking up the possessions at the lower level and are just waiting for the selectors to give them an opportunity.

In what may be an envy to many UL teams, Arcadia have a number of players keeping the pressure on ruck duo Nic Naitanui and Sean Darcy, with Nathan Vardy, Josh Treacy, and Riley Thilthorpe all continuing to push their case for inclusion.

Hayden McLean (4 goals) and Zac Langdon (2 goals) are an outside chance for inclusion as the Timelords look to improve their recent poor conversion rate from the ample inside 50 opportunities provided.

Verdict: O’Meara for Brander - Riley Beveridge
 

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MOTHER'S DAY ROUND - GUERNSEY REVEAL

Round 8 of the 2021 SCSUL season will have a touch of pink as we celebrate the women in our lives with the inaugural Mother's Day Round.
Thanks to the Dagobah Immortals, The Giants have been able to arrange tickets for every one of our players mother's and families to be in attendance at this weekends away fixture at The Quagmire. Post game we will be holding a club function back at GOODMAN FOOTBALL GROUP HQ, where we hope to be celebrating our second win of the season.

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In The Mix: Who’s Pushing for Selection in Round 9?

Who's knocking on the selectors' door? Who's coming back from injury? And who's under the pump?

WHO IS a chance to play in Round 9?

In this week's In the Mix, brought to you by Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas, we find the players who are giving their selectors plenty of food for thought.

Who's going out, who's sore, who is under the pump? Our reporters attempt to pick all the Round 9 ins and outs. Check it out.




Luke Ryan remains a 50-50 chance at best as his calf soreness from two rounds ago continues to linger and keep the clubs 2020 Best and Fairest Winner on the sidelines. Nick Hayes (hamstring) is at least another week from a return, while Tom Highmore didn't get a chance to further present his case for a recall as The Giants reserves fixture was postponed due to the Covid-19 snap lockdown. James Worpel has been in good form since returning to the side, while it is expected that star midfielder Patrick Cripps will be backed in to return to his best despite rumours that he is playing injured. Newly acquired forwards Anthony Scott and Harry Schoenberg are expected to slot straight into the lineup in place of the departed Jack Darling and Harry Himmelberg. Archie Perkins has been impressive since making his senior debut, and should keep the likes of Dylan Moore (managed), James Rowe and Finlay Macrae fighting for a spot in the emergencies.

Verdict: The departed Darling and Himmelberg out for debutants Scott and Schoenberg. - Sarah Black
 
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In The Mix: Who’s Pushing for Selection in Round 9?

Who's knocking on the selectors' door? Who's coming back from injury? And who's under the pump?​
WHO IS a chance to play in Round 9?

In this week's In the Mix, brought to you by Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas, we find the players who are giving their selectors plenty of food for thought.

Who's going out, who's sore, who is under the pump? Our reporters attempt to pick all the Round 9 ins and outs. Check it out.

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The Timelords have a real conundrum on their hands this week with James Harmes reminding everyone of what they have been missing in his return game in the reserves. With the worst defender scoring 95 points, it is going to be unlucky for anyone who misses out this week to make way for him.

Jaeger O’Meara (soreness) should be a welcome inclusion for the all important top of the table clash with the Jets at the Tardis.

Up forward, replacements will need to be found for Jeremy Finlayson (suspension) and Lachlan Murphy (syndesmosis) with Brendan Ah Chee, Riley Thilthorpe, Hayden Maclean and Zac Langdon all leading the way for possible inclusion.

Verdict: O’Meara and Ah Chee for Finlayson and Murphy - Riley Beveridge
 

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In The Mix: Who’s Pushing for Selection in Round 11?

Who's knocking on the selectors' door? Who's coming back from injury? And who's under the pump?

WHO IS a chance to play in Round 11?

In this week's In the Mix, brought to you by Bay Villas Resort Port Douglas, we find the players who are giving their selectors plenty of food for thought.

Who's going out, who's sore, who is under the pump? Our reporters attempt to pick all the Round 11 ins and outs. Check it out.



Ruckman Sam Draper is on the brink of a return from his ankle injury and could take his place this weekend against The Jets if he gets through training this week. Tom Highmore was a carry-over emergency last week against The Darkness and should come into consideration for a recall, whilst Kieren Briggs (26 disposals, 45 hitouts) starred in the reserves but will find it hard to get into the side. Hugo Ralphsmith was quiet at the lower level and could be due a rest to freshen up, while emergency Anthony Scott faces a test later this week after a head knock. The uncapped Trent Bianco will also be considered for midfield/defence roles, while Finlay Macrae and Jay Rantall are both around the mark. Former second-round pick from the 2019 SCSUL Draft Class Brodie Kemp had 18 disposals and eight marks at reserves level in a nice return from knee and syndesmosis injuries, but isn't ready yet.

Verdict: Draper for Bryan, and possibly Highmore for Koschitzke. - Callum Twomey
 

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Another excerpt from Dagobah Sports Entertainment Nightly news.....

"We cross over to Tracene Kane again down at The Quagmire for the latest Immortals selection news, so we finally see Tim English return Tracene?"

"Great news Gavin, Tim English will finally get out on the field again, overcoming that concussion that has kept him out for over a month. Further Noah Balta returns while Liam Stocker will get the chance to show his wares coming into the side. Unfortunately the Immortals will be without Hunter Clark, the Club has been a little cagy on exactly what his injury is, while Andrew Phillips and Hamish Hartlett have been dropped.

Now Gavin, as you know Manager Philzsay is impartial to a wine or two, just like yourself; well now he is taking that liking literally and promoted Oliver Wines to the Captaincy this week. Back to you Gavin".

"Thanks Tracene, we coule all do with a wine or two in these crazy times. Now let's cross to the lovely Rebecca with the weather".
 

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The Darkness progresses list rebuild
The Darkness FC is pleased to announce the addition several new players to the club's list, following a number of further trades:

- Defender Oleg Markov has been recruited on a four year deal. He is expected to add run to the club's defence, as well as bringing much-needed mustachio, following the recent trade of Jake Lloyd, and potential departure of Dane Rampe at season's end.

- Connor Budarick also joins The Darkness and will enhance the depth to the club's defensive stocks. His contract is expected to be extended at year's end, for a duration to be determined. Budarick is currently recovering from a knee injury, alongside clubmate Elijah Hollands, but coach Darkie looks forward to both debuting for the club in 2022.

- At the other end of the ground, the Darkness' offensive stocks have been strengthened by the additions of young forwards Tom Papley and Gryan Miers. Papley joins the club on a two year deal, and is set to be tasked with managing the club's liaisons with the umpiring fraternity. Miers' contract ends in 2022, with The Darkness having RFA rights thereafter.

- Experienced recruit Jack Billings should add solidity to the club's midfield. He has been secured on a five year deal, and it is hoped that Billings will be able to provide guidance to The Darkness' young midfield talent as it continues to mature.

As part of these trades, Jack Ziebell, Bayley Fritsch, Lachie Hunter and Jack Gunston will depart the club, seeking premiership glory at YRA and Jordan's Jets. Draft picks have also been exchanged as part of a number of deals, including Budarick's trade from Arcadia Timelords.

Coach Darkie said "We wish Jack, Bayley, Lachie and Jack well at their new clubs. It is disappointing to see them depart, but we couldn't offer them a real prospect of a flag this, year given where our list is at. We are, however, excited to welcome a number of young players that we hope will take the club forward longer term."

Following Jack Ziebell's departure, star midfielder Travis Boak has taken over as captain at The Darkness. In announcing the appointment, coach Darkie praised Boak's reliability and consistently strong performances for the club. Keen observers have noted that the club has already traded its captain twice this year, causing some to query whether Boak will see out his two year contract, with coach Darkie commenting "Trav is a fantastic player and excellent clubman. We're really confident he will provide strong leadership for the club for as long as he remains with us."
 
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