Monday, February 7, 2011

Tilford Zebras formally announce their 8 summer signings






Photos (Top to Bottom): Craig Minty, the New Town Eagles keeper, has joined Zebras; Akuel Guot, noted Hobart United scorer; Sam McIntyre training with Zebras; Adam McIntyre in Clarence colours; Seth Otte has joined Zebras from South Hobart [PlessPix]

Tilford Zebras have formally announced eight new signings on the eve of the Summer Cup competition.

The club have signed three players from Clarence United - Sam McIntyre, Adam McIntyre and Luke Cripps.

Former South Hobart players Liam Scott and Seth Otte have also been signed.

Brett Andrews has joined the Zebras from Kingborough Lions United, while Craig Minty, the New Town Eagles keeper, has also been signed.

To complete the summer signings, Zebras have acquired striker Akuel Guot from First Division outfit Hobart United.

All eight players are expected to be available for selection for Saturday’s opening round of the Summer Cup.

Tilford Zebras begin their Summer Cup campaign on Saturday at Olinda Grove No. 1 ground at noon when they take on Taroona.

68 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see Zebras signing so many reserve players what is happeneing to the great young boys they had coming through have they left ?? or are they no longer in the mix, or has a swap been done with clarence???

Anonymous said...

. Guys we should be strengthening the premier league Not the reserve league . Maybe last years players will have to move on to fit you all in.
Zebras production line of quality youth was once the envy of the league .
Seth would be a senior player at 6 other clubs

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:21am

"Interesting to see Zebras signing so many reserve players."

Well you can't really judge what squad they will predominately play in can you?

"what is happeneing to the great young boys they had coming through have they left ?? or are they no longer in the mix."

Where in the article did Walter elude to 'great young boys' leaving to prompt you to ask this question?

Anonymous said...

some very good positional signings!

Who do people think has the best team on paper now?

Zebras or south???????????????

Anonymous said...

Zebras will have great depth this year and there will be a huge gap between 2nd & 3rd.

South will be too strong though and will be champions once again.

Zebras should demolish a weak Taroona side who lost to clarnce 7-0. Tipping double figures

Anonymous said...

Congrates to zebras! Some good signings.

Guot will be useful as he is lightning quick, I cant see many games for seth unfortunatly,Unless he pushes out both engels boys.
Brett always a rock in the middle if they can keep him on the park.

Has anyone moved to knights apart from dawes? I cant see them and Carence at this stage even beating sides like Bachside and kingborough. Still undecided about newtown they need a new fitness coach. Olympic to grind out results finish 4th.

Anonymous said...

hmmm 1 maybe 2 senior players in that lot.

Should have good depth though

Anonymous said...

Apologies i forgot to add Cripps into that frey. Interesting to see how his body goes thought, unfit and ageing.

Anonymous said...

All this talk of South & Zebras.

Big movers this year will be Eagles and Kingborough.

Borough could well challenge for the title or atleast top 2.

Anonymous said...

Some are great signings, some arent. Sam Mc in particular is obviously the best, brett andrews provides depth as does otte. The rest are reserves players. Zebras and South have both picked up, it leaves the question has our other big club, Knights, picked up? They want to hope so with the depth Zebras have

Anonymous said...

Why are people (Metro supporters)writing off Taroona?

They have only lost a few players from last year and have gained a couple from Clarence also.

May have a poor summer cup due to being underdone but come season proper it will be season 09 all over again for Metro

Anonymous said...

Who have Taroona got from Clarence ? Is there anyone left on the eastern shore ?

mets09 said...

I don't know where you get ur info from, but as a club we find that taroona will be the team to beat as they are fit and move the ball well. Metro has change there ways in the way we go about our football and we only take it game by game. It's a long season and any team can win it, but I hope we do.
Jaydan

Insider said...

i dont anyone is writting of taroona let only metro people as far as metro are concern you are favor to win the league and the yard stick so i think you have your facts very wrong

Taroona ,nelson, hobart united and uni will all be hard to beat so even thought taroona are hot favourites there plenty of other in the mixes should make for a good season .

Anonymous said...

S McIntyre and Liam Scott are the only automatic selections for Zebras starting 11 - Cripps, Otte and Andrews may be on the bench and the rest reserves-bound.

Overall I'd say a slight improvement over last year's list for Zebras (Crosswell big loss). South on the other hand are still quality but definitely diminished from last year. The key for Sth this season will be Kanakaris, Brennan and Lo maintaining a decent conversion rate.

Then the rest of the pack including Kingborough who will improve but wont be challenging for the title IMHO.

Anonymous said...

Kingborough could push for second but will definitely be top four.

Anonymous said...

So Liam Scott playing reserves according to you lot??????????HHMMM
Think not.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that Taroona have signed Hoppy and Darbs,

Maybe more.... a loss for Clarence because they are two of the best blokes at the club.

Hope u left on good terms, all the best guys

Anonymous said...

Well said! Would have had them at the Knights we knew they were looking for a move

Anonymous said...

can anyone explain what has actually caused the sudden exit of so many players from clarence?

Anonymous said...

Zebras best team on paper?

Bubbles
Fagg Smith/Telega/ Scott

Self Ladic/Andrews Sam mac

Walsh/Cripps?
Bench
Guot
Cairns
Engals
Hall
Otte

Anonymous said...

"can anyone explain what has actually caused the sudden exit of so many players from clarence?"

I 2nd this

Anonymous said...

"can anyone explain what has actually caused the sudden exit of so many players from clarence?"

The reasons are many but the main one is the arrogant leadership at the club. i.e. my way or the highway.
It looks like the highway for the smart ones
The part I can't understand is why Franco stays there. If he wants to develop quality youth then there are plenty of clubs to choose from and if he wants to coach seniors then likewise there are other clubs that would love to have him.

Anonymous said...

Zebras best team on paper?

Bubbles
Fagg Smith/Telega/ Scott

Self Ladic/Andrews Sam mac

Walsh/Cripps?
Bench
Guot
Cairns
Engals
Hall
Otte


...


I thought Liam Scott was a midfielder for Zebras? He wont be hanging around for long if he's not...

melikesfootball said...

I think its quite obvious, players are leaving Clarence because they just don't like the colours of the strip.

Anonymous said...

zebras best on paper? More like paper zebras!

Anonymous said...

Going on last week's Steve Hudson cup game, South Hob's list has an eye to the future:

Sammy K
pennicott/brown/ludford/feral

difalco/huigy/roach/hickey

caires/kanakaris/lo

brennan inj
bladel
cuthbertson
williams

Anonymous said...

If you want to know why people left Clarence why dont you ask them yourself?? And please dont kid yourself that any of the anonymous "ex clarence players" actually are actually ex clarence players. I just cant wait to see your faces at games this year when the hugely depleted Clarence clean you blokes up and finish top four.

i will swim to the finals in your tears

boo hoo hoo.

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:07 , I have asked a couple and they all answered pretty much the same . I think enough has been said on here to indicate the reasons .Anon 3:27 is spot on the money. As for finishing top four, try bottom two .
Your team has struggled with quality players to finish fourth , now they are gone you don't stand a chance .

Anonymous said...

Did I mention arrogant Clarence people in my previous post.
Your club will weaken by the day as long as people like you remain.

I'm not with Olympia or Nelson, but If I was on the Eastern Shore they would be the only two clubs I would consider being associated with.

Anonymous said...

anon 4.07pm your reaction is childish to a serious question. cash is not always the answer these days, ill think you will find it hard to find a player these days that gets anymore than rego paid and possibly a pair of boots. it seems that a number of key players have constantly left at a steady flow since 5-6 years ago and now a mass exodus there is obviously a big issue there.

Anonymous said...

Im tipping big party at Warrior park when Clarence get relegated in 2011. Most likely funded by the Warrior President!

Anonymous said...

I don't think that party would have to be funded by anyone, plenty of people would pay to be at that party

Anonymous said...

gee walter and i couldnt get my comment on the blog on sunday re clarence you could re post it .cheers mmm ggg

Anonymous said...

No club should have to face relegation in Tassie, it is simply too small. Junior players would stay at their club and so the building begins. Yes they will have bad times but the development continues and the club is not punished for building a side. Heres an idea grow the league, good teams will always play well,lesser teams will improve.There are more positives than negatives...

Anonymous said...

"zebras best on paper? More like paper zebras!"

Just awful.

Anonymous said...

Anyone noticed how South Hobart play their three Summer Cup matches at South Hobart and KGV - whilst everyone else plays at North Chigwell and Olinda Grove?

Anonymous said...

Knights got kicked off there home ground for South Hobart. What a joke

mets09 said...

North chigwell is in great shape with the grass cut now I would rate it as top 3 in south

Anonymous said...

Disgraceful FFT, not suprising either.

surf's up said...

"Knights got kicked off there home ground for South Hobart. What a joke"

....or maybe Knights got kicked off their ground for Clarence? FFT obviously havent applied the 'home team concept' to their Summer Cup draw since some teams (e.g. Sth Hob, Zebras)have been named first in all their fixtures.

Can anyone clarfy why?

Anonymous said...

February 8, 2011 4:04 PM

perhaps Sth ought to keep an eye on how many players it has in its starting line up. No wonder they won 4-0 ;0)

Anonymous said...

Last time I heard KGV is in GLENORCHY. Well done FFT.

Anonymous said...

would have to agree re relegation. Ltn Utd would have been relegated twice but they are building the club and will be a competitive team in a few years lead by their impressive young captain. Would oplayers like this stay if the club were relegated? Maybe Dean May could help them with some coaching?

Anonymous said...

anon 2:12 you've got to be joking about the launy utd captain. he needs a clip up the ears mate. fair chance he'll get it this year to with an attitude like his

Anonymous said...

Why are there no games on KGV in rd 2 of summer cup?

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:04 PM

South Hobart 12 man team....interesting concept

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know who the clarence signings are . There's meant to be some big ones soon. Clarence won't get relegated don't be silly. There reserves have players to step up. There is alot to be said for the my way or the highway rule. Players did choose the highway but might just get replaced with better players.

Anonymous said...

I think true to the no relegation concept. launnie united are proof it is beneficial, even though the club is down in slumps (result wise) they are rebuilding, and there are no players from last year who have left the club to play for anyone else! in a state like tasmania, having a larger amount of teams in the premier league could only be beneficial, ie - players standards

Anonymous said...

YEH KEN MAY LOAN BROWNY SOME OF HIS SURPLUS PLAYERS .CLARENCE HAVE NOTHING DONT BE FOOLED

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:24pm , meant and might are no substitute for are and will . Clarence area huge chance to go down. Top 4 will be Kingborough , Zebras,South and Olympia in no particular order , bottom two to fight the drop , Clarence and Eagles.

Anonymous said...

South
Zebra
Lions
Eagles
Knights
Clarence
Olympic
Beach

Anonymous said...

anon feb 10 9:33
surely you are an eagles supporter to put them 4th.

They are unfit and cant string 2 passes together.
long year for wassy when he comes back.

Anonymous said...

Hey Walter

How about a club by club ins and out for 2011 season.

Anonymous said...

We will see when the season starts mate . Clarence have got 3 players to come in. It will be good to see how some teams handle them. There only weakness is at the back but they will have to get through the midfield first .

Anonymous said...

PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT CLARENCES WEBSITE AND READ BROWNYS PHILOSOPHY ON WHY PLAYERS LEAVE CLUBS IT WILL MAKE SOME SENSE .NOT

Anonymous said...

I'm not actually an Eagles fan, just that I've seen Beach, they were terrible, Olypia not much better. I can't see Clarence or Knights doing much. So its not that i think eagles are good just the rest look very ordinary.

Anonymous said...

" The club is bigger than the individual " .Try putting it into practise then . That's one of the big reason players are leaving Clarence , the individual feels he's bigger than the club .

Anonymous said...

"Clarence United - the Eastern Shore’s only community based Premier League football club"

Is that meant to be provocative? Olympia in 2011 is open to anyone and is attracting not bleeding players.

Anonymous said...

knights will be rubbish this season, lost two of there better players and havent picked up anyone as dawes is out for the year aparently

Anonymous said...

beach will prove that you need a new set of eyes by season's end.

Anonymous said...

Love how so many people are already calling teams good, bad or shite .. not until the home and away season will we see who has what ... in after the first week, 3 x games we will see the depth of the squads as well

Anonymous said...

a couple of major issues "AB" misses in his very enlightening comments on the Clarence website is that

a) Torres didn't leave solely because of Kenny Dalglish.

b) Clarence seem to have lost a lot more than one player.

so really there is no comparison at all between Liverpool and Clarence. One team is about the club and one is about the coach. you choose...

interesting...

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:18, spot on... Huge differences.

Ppl are calling the shots very quickly here. Knights garbage? They did lose two good players yes, but who knows who they have signed or not? Jumping to conclusions very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Word is that the Knights have a Frenchman, who's apparently very good. Also heard he is living with Corey.

I think Nick Harrison is a nice fellow and i think that saying Knights is shite is a bit unfair on him

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:18 herein lies the problem...he thinks he is coaching Liverpool

Anonymous said...

Are Liverpool getting relegated as well????

Anonymous said...

knights have a gun frenchman but are waiting on international clearance