Thursday, April 22, 2010

Leading teams in Premier League likely to win again






Photos (Top to Bottom): Jordan Muller (right) will retain his place in the Zebras line-up for the game against Olympia; Eagles' Ben Whitehall (left) has the pace to worry South Hobart; Jayden Wiggins (with the ball) has left Olympia to return to Glenorchy Knights; Eagles coach George Krambousanos (right) is prepared for the South Hobart clash, while Zebras coach Romeo Frediani (second from right) feels confident about his side's chances against Olympia; Injured Zebras' defender Henry Fagg can only watch his side again this weekend [PlessPix]


South Hobart, Tilford Zebras and Kingborough Lions United should be the winners in this Anzac Day weekend’s round of matches in the Forestry Tasmania Southern Premier League.


South Hobart, who are on top of the ladder, should be too strong for fifth-ranked New Town Eagles at South Hobart at 2.30pm on Anzac Day [Sunday].


South coach Ken Morton said he is unlikely to tinker with his squad, which means Eagles will face a formidable opponent.


Garry Upton is suspended for three games after being sent off last weekend, which means Jonathon Ladic is likely to resume in midfield for South Hobart.


Eagles should also be at full strength, but they won’t be strong enough to worry the league leaders.


Eagles coach George Krambousanos said his side had trained well during the week, but he also said he has been worried about the team’s goalscoring abilities. Missed chances last weekend cost them victory against Zebras.


Krambousanos said his strikers need to take the chances that come their way if the team is to move back into the top-four.


Third-placed Tilford Zebras will still be without defender Henry Fagg, who has his neck in a brace, and midfielder Daniel Lapolla, who has not recovered from a hamstring problem, when they take on bottom-side Olympia Warriors at South Hobart at 2.30pm on Saturday.


Zebras coach Romeo Frediani said he would not take Olympia lightly, despite their league position.


He said Olympia should never be underestimated and that they could spring a surprise at any time.


Olympia have lost defender Jayden Wiggins, who is reported to be training with Glenorchy Knights, his former club.


Kosta Grillas is injured, which adds to coach Chris Hey’s woes.


Hey said he would bring in Youssef Mohamad and Youssef Assi after the latter impressed in the reserves.


“We have also signed Jake Undy from Clarence and he’ll get a game in the reserves this weekend,” said Hey.


“I don’t want to make too many changes to the side.”


Lee Mason will be on the bench and may get a run at some stage.


The only other Premier League match is at 2.30pm on Saturday at Lightwood Park, where fourth-ranked Kingborough Lions United entertain third-last Clarence United.


Kingborough will miss defender Michael Palmer, who had a broken bone in his foot and could be out for 6 to 8 weeks.


Central defender Andrew Davies is unavailable because of work commitments.


Jeremy Brown and Isaac Lucas are in contention as the replacements.


“We are looking to continue our good form, but we expect a tough game,” said Kingborough coach, Geoff Freeman.


The game between second-placed Glenorchy Knights and second-last Taroona, which had been scheduled for Friday night at KGV Park, has been postponed because KGV is closed until 7 May.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

jayden wiggins going to back to ressies is he?

Anonymous said...

nice to see jaydan wiggins at yet another club . Cant handle the pressure .

ginger said...

if results go as walter predicts there is a big divide happening already after round 1 (8pts between 4th and 5th potentially)

top four looking pretty set at this stage.

can clarence and browny pull themselves out of the creek to defend their final 4 title even?? They did lose more games than they won last year though remember!

saddened to hear rumours that relegation/promotion is dead again. to the detriment of the game as brian has said.

Anonymous said...

3 weeks for violent conduct, what the hell, FFT?
consistent offender...

Bearnapper

Anonymous said...

3 weeks he got off lightly if it was a certain other serial offender he would of got 5+.

Anonymous said...

Really disappointing from Jayden Wiggins. What makes you think Knights even want you? You've come and gone 3 or 4 times in the last few years. Go play socials

Anonymous said...

wiggins will be very very lucky to break into knights reserves this season so maybe he will be playing div 2

beernapper said...

well we all know that some certain serial offenders have politics to deal with also

Anonymous said...

so you get 2 weeks for swearing loudly at an official and 3 weeks for and unprovoked headbut to another players face!!! I wonder what his suspension would have been if he headbutted a TIS player?? Come on FFT get serious. Minimum six weeks considering his past.

Anonymous said...

I think Clarence will push for the three points this weekend, from memory they weren't easy beats down at the 'Lions Den' last year. Crippa will dob a goal, as will the formerly blonde bombshell Hunt.

Anonymous said...

Bearnapper

there was no official send off So how can FFT suspend anyone?

No official ref, no send off, I thought you had to be sent off to be suspended.

Bearnapper you have no idea

russ said...

if that was smithers, he'd have gotten 8 weeks.

Anonymous said...

Three weeks is enough isn't it? Its not netball. Lets just be happy he at least got a decent punishment.

Jayden Wiggins. How can he not cope with pressure at Olympic, but move to a better side 2nd on the ladder where he will be competing with the likes of Tony D and JHuig, who have been up there as Knights best this year. Jayden Wiggins please get on this blog and explain yourself. You continue to move club, after club.

Anonymous said...

Three weeks too harsh.

How many roster games are there - 21?

Should have got one with two suspended.

He gets the job done though, Upton. Great game last week and now can rest the body for another big impact in the winter.

Its obvious that Ken will only use him in the 'spicy' games away from home. Great tactics.

Anonymous said...

knights, metro, olympic and back to knights! well done lazerbeak, tool!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the outcome was, of the supposed FFT and presidents meeting regarding Relegation/Promotion

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:08, dont even mention Wiggins trying to play seniors and complete with the likes of those players. Try him competing with the reserves guys, which i think he will struggle to do. Div 2 looking good for him i think?

3 weeks is not too harsh. Its pretty good in my opinion. Around the 3 or 4 week suspension is suitable i thought.

Why did FFT not just play the Knights Taroona game somewhere else? Wentworth Park isnt used sat or fri night is it???

Anonymous said...

another good young clarence player leaving! whats going on at that club

Anonymous said...

anon 6:12, stop TRYING to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Undy is a good kid who will struggle to play senior or reserve level for CUFC. Obviously at Olympic he will get at least a reserve run. Best thing for a him if he wants to play at a higher level. Didnt CUFC get Tsakiris and Dippa two weeks ago?? sounds like a fair swap to me.

Anonymous said...

The system allows players to move too easily during a season. Clubs put a lot of effort into developing players and they can leave pretty much without notice.

There should be a deadline and maybe a window but that's about it.

roundball said...

Another good young Clarence player? He is only palyin 19's for us, so if he breaks into the seniors.mmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

relagation/promotion system should stay as it currently is no questions asked. no team from div1 that couldn't feild an under 19's team has no chance of getting promoted anyway. metro, nelson, beach and hobart are the only teams that look like they could challenge the div 1 title. and even if uni or any of the others did happen to win and therefore get promoted theres is obviously going to be more interested players to play in there u19 teams anyway

Anonymous said...

Many examples of players moving and getting opportunities they may not have got otherwise - even at better performing Clubs (eg Huigy). Undy played reserves for CUFC two seasons ago and he's only 18 now! Good luck to him at Olympia.

tilly said...

hi, yes did train with knights. do agree thats knights have a great back line in tony, googs, alex, brodie. But its good to see how ppl think that i wanted to play seniors.
But now want to spend more time with my 6 mth old daughter.
olympia are a fantastic club with lots of youth that will challange teams with time.
good to see alots of ANONYMOUS talk shit. write your real name and stop hiding.

Anonymous said...

Apparently Knights offered Wiggy free Bacardi and cokes at The Croatian Club.

Anonymous said...

relegation/promotion must continue for the health of the competition. It's a no brainer really if you can't fill the requirements you don't get promoted. It's no coincidence that the top four div 1 teams can easily fulfill premier league requirements, it's because they are well organised and competitive. They'd certainly give the bottom 4 premier league teams a run for their money at the moment.

tilly said...

Wont be playin now til next yr (maybe) due to personal reasons.
By the way im sure eamonn @ nick can decide who they choose, but do like how ppl think they are coaches and who should make what team.
do like the barcardi idea tho..

tilly said...

Is Sam Walker makin a come back to dosa?

Anonymous said...

if promotion and relegation is such a problem why don't they revert to the playoff system again? difficult for both sides, but fairer than automatic change where the quality of the side is at question. would need to prevent clubs from transferring players late in the season though. wouldn't want players coming in just for the playoff games.

anyway you shouldn't change the rules mid season, once you start it just creates problems for everyone.

Anonymous said...

Disappointing to see you leave Jayden. :(

Things are turning round.

All the best ...



Boof.

Anonymous said...

With only 8 teams automatic seems hardsh 12.5% chance of relegation at start of year - probably 25% chance now for Eagles, Clarence , Taroona and Olympia. A playoff vs Div 1 champions over two legs seems to be a fairer concept and adds some excitement much the same way as the final 4 series does.

Anonymous said...

Huigy and Jake Undy are too different of example for me. I play for Clarence. Jacob was always ome of our best players. He played seniors since he was 15 for us. He got dropped for 3 games after inconsistent form for too long. A move to the club he was eventually going to move to was needed to help his career. Sad he had to leave.

Jake is an overated, soft player who tends to drift in and out as pressure gets too much. He doesnt play seniors, and cant even play reserves. The move will hopefully get him a reserve gig at Olympia. Good luck to him.

Get on the reds against Boro today

Anonymous said...

anon 10:13 don't you believe that the straight relagation/promotion makes things much more interesting seeing a new team try there chances in premier league each season! and when teams do get promoted from div 1 they are always going to get stronger as they will attract more young players simply because they are a premier league team!

I'm Back said...

admirable that comment that you want to spend more time with your 6 month old daughter, isn't that what you told the Metro boys when you started training there at Pre Season too and that's why you were there?

Little credibility......

Brian Roberts said...

I also wrote the original rules for Promotion ans Relegation .

Copy available

Jundy said...

Anonymous (9:23 AM)...
You're calling me soft, and yet you (being so tough) sit behind your computer criticising people as "Anonymous!"

As for me being "overated," cheers! but I never asked anyone to rate me! I play the game because I love it, not because I like to be rated!

Come out of hiding before calling me soft next time... or is the pressure a bit much! :)

Anonymous said...

tilly eamonn and nick aren't stupid, once bitten twice shy!

Anonymous said...

Jayden. You have not even mentioned the right Knights back four, let along have any clue what is going on. Knights, New Town, Metro, Olympia then back to Knights. Why? You cannot possibly justify that

Anonymous said...

Difference between bearnapper and beernapper: one has a more exciting name.

Unfortunately I am of the less interesting variety.

PS: I wonder why everyone is leaving Clarence? hm...

Bearnapper

Anonymous said...

J Undy - great game for Olympia reserves today - nearly helped the team pinch a result, well done son.

The real softies are the Anon snipers.

Anonymous said...

Walter, how come you can delete some comments but then allow some annoymous moron to call Jake Undy soft. Where is the line drawn???

Anonymous said...

Settle lads. This blog is about open discussion. Anon never mentioned anything exactly poor, just an opinion

Walter said...

Anonymous (9.24pm), I don't think calling a player 'soft' is derogatory. I'm sure Jake can prove his critic wrong by demonstrating his prowess on the field. He has already responded with a comment, so I think he can speak for himself. If only you could see some of the comments I have to delete (not about Jake, but comments in general and ones about other players and coaches) you would realise how tame this one was.

Anonymous said...

fair enough

Anonymous said...

Why are we talking about Jake Undy? Move on. Walter, you aren't in the wrong. Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

promotion and relegation only works when the system doesnt cast a team to the wilderness.
All premier and div1 clubs recognise that div1 is broken and the comps need a revamp and are publically speaking with one voice on the issue.

At the moment div1 isn't a realistic feeder into premier league as half the clubs lack the structure to field 3 teams.

The experiment to boost the comp below premier hasn't worked and needs to be fixed.

Anonymous said...

anon 10:46 i believe the top 4 div1 teams would give the bottom 4 premier teams a very competitive contests and quite easily get results against them!