suguelya said:

Abel, Motton Man, Genis

Asbel: Do you have someone you want to protect?

Lots of people. Basically all of my friends/loved ones. I’m not really in a position to protect people physically because I’m a weak-ass nerd but if any of my friends are in any kind of emotional trouble I flail around like LET ME FIX THE THING FOR YOU.  I’ll forgive pretty much any grievance directed at myself, but if anyone upsets my friend I will never forgive them until the end of forever.  

Mutton Man: Do you enjoy fresh mutton?

I don’t know!  I’ve never had it! I’m not a huge fan of lamb, though, so probbaly not? Though I haven’t had lamb in years so maybe I like it now.  I don’t think I’ve ever seen mutton at the store.  Clearly the sellers aren’t aggressive enough.

Genis: How do you feel about pancakes?

PANCAKE TIME.  Lemon pancakes.  The best.  Actually no I don’t actually like pancakes.  It’s the texture.  Syrup just makes them worse because then they’re soggy.  

Le plus difficile...

C’est quand il n’y a personne pour parler…
Je n’aurais pas du lire ce livre la [l’âme à vif]. Je me sens toute déprime…
J’ai un mottons dans le cœur. Je voudrais un simple câlin…
C’est tout…
9 septembre 2014

NWFA Grand Finals 2014


Motton Preston’s Aaron Shelly (4) kicks the ball into attack during the senior grand final as team mate Zane Munro is disabled by an ankle injury.


Turners Beach centre half back Barry Clark (30) knocks the ball clear of his Motton Preston opponent during the senior grand final.


Motton Preston defender Todd Rand looks for a hand pass as he is about to be tackled by Turners Beach players Stewart Carter (22) and James Green (11) during the senior grand final.

Turners Beach coach David Enright lauded his players for their courage and tenacity after they withstood the best Motton Preston had to throw at them and win the NWFA grand final at Ulverstone, on Saturday.

With a blistering start in their quest to win the club’s first premiership since 1995, the captain Zac Ivory and Jacob Wiggers had three unanswered goals on the board within minutes of the start, but it came at a cost. Glen Spencer was off the ground with concussion, Aaron Heger had a broken nose and Jacob Wiggers was left dazed from a solid bump, with Wiggers the only one of the battered trio fit enough to return to the fray.

Without a full complement of interchange players an unsettled Turners Beach stalled in defence for much of the second quarter as Motton Preston determinedly played its way to a 6.11 (47) to 7.1 (43) half time lead. The Demons had numbers at ball and players such as Dwayne Howard, Justin Rootes and Jai Wells continually had the Beach defence under siege, but their effectiveness was limited by inaccuracy in front of goal and the sheer will of the Turners Beach defence.

With Motton Preston having missed the chance to land a body blow on the scoreboard, Enright urged his players to persist with their attacking style of football, to take their chances and not be concerned with a few mistakes.

Although the third quarter became one of missed opportunity for Turners Beach, converting 10 scoring shots into a solitary goal, it nevertheless took a nine point lead into the last quarter with signs that with every tick of the clock it was hurting the opposition.

And so it turned out as the game’s best player Nathan J Applebee, Heath Horton on a wing and Josh Ivory, converted Enright’s words into action. Around them their team mates cast aside the shackles of doubt with increasing confidence to create the loose man and move the ball quickly by either hand, or foot, into the forward line. There by weight of opportunities Jye Clayden’s two goals and singles to Brady Horton and Peter Enright finally turned the tide and for the first time in 19 years Enright and his players held aloft a premiership cup for Turners Beach.



Motton Preston’s Mathew Cosgrove knocks the ball clear of his Sheffield opponent during the reserves grand final.


Sheffield ruckman Scott Frankcombe (39) taps the ball clear of his Motton Preston counterpart Zane Ackerley (6) during the reserves grand final. Frankcombe received the Harry Belbin Memorial Medal as the best player in the Robins first grand final win since 2001.


Sheffield’s reserves grand final winning team.

In the reserves grand final, Sheffield completed the double of the minor premiership and the season finale, with a 31 point win over Motton Preston.

Even before the start of the match, there were positive signs for Sheffield, which had the task of reversing the result of the 2nd semi – final when Motton Preston inflicted the Robins’ first defeat of the season with a 14.11 (95) to 6.12 (48) win. Although they resurrected their finals series with an 18 point preliminary final win over Forth, it was far from a convincing one.

However, the inclusion of Chris Connors, Matthew Sullivan and Ben Corbett, who a week earlier had played in the club’s senior preliminary final team, but were qualified for the reserves match, had the promise of adding stability and experience to the side which was taking promising youngsters Zane Davies and Shayde Poole into the season decider. Former Forth premiership players Alan Hope and Adam Smith and NWFA journeyman Darren Williams, also gave the team the balance of grand final know – how, given Sheffield was chasing its first flag since 2001.

Predictably the first quarter was more about shadow boxing as neither team could assert any form of control on the contest. Sheffield ruckman Scott Frankcombe had the task of combating his counterparts Michael Smith and Zane Ackerley and in fact such was his effectiveness throughout the afternoon was named the best player and awarded the Harry Belbin Memorial Medal, the first Sheffield player to receive the award since Steven Reeve in 2001.

The first quarter ebbed and flowed between the respective backlines as the ball spent much of the time passing through the midfield, where Ben Corbett, Brad Heyward and Michael Richardson, had regular possessions for Sheffield, but so did Ian Swain, Josh Snare and David Guard for the Demons.

Somewhat unexpectedly the tide turned in favour of Sheffield in the defining second quarter when it added seven goals to one to take a decided 9.8 (62) to 3.3 (21) lead into half time. Motton Preston struggled to find a clear winner on its forward line and overall it wasn’t a pretty performance, a shadow of the side that won the 2nd semi - final, and with ailing premiership chances, despite the influence of Ashley Dudman, who finished the game with eight goals.

Sheffield on the other hand was playing with growing confidence. Joshua Keep and Aaron Heyward were making their presence felt in the forward half of the ground, while Shane Campbell and Deon Heyward were also contributors closer to goal.

Although a couple of early goals to Ashley Dudman gave Motton Preston a ray of hope early in the third quarter, it was left playing catch – up football after being left behind in the second quarter and its nine goal to seven second half was the best it could do and Sheffield was never seriously threatened to win 16.13 (109) to 12.6 (78).

Posted 7 September 2014



新矢皐月さん(仮面女子)のお写真をば。青森弁がチャームポイントの、とても素敵な方でしたよ。小学校から吹奏楽をやっていたとのこと。担当楽器はE♭クラとアルトサックスだそうです(´∀`) … (から)

NWFA Grand Final Preview


Motton Preston’s Shaun Guard (22) punches the ball clear of the Turners Beach playmaker Nathan Applebee a match earlier this year. The two teams are expected to showcase a classic grand final to bring the 2014 season to a close.

Today’s NWFA grand final between Turners Beach and Motton Preston, at Ulverstone, has thrown up a unique scenario in which the opposing coaches Bentley Johnson and David Enright, will be planning to finish their debut senior coach seasons with a premiership.

Although Johnson has played in winning grand finals with Motton Preston, it’s his first try at coaching with the Demons and Enright’s stint this year at Turners Beach comes after four years with the East Devonport under age teams.

Both have made the transition to the senior level with ease, masterminding game styles that gave their respective teams 14 wins for the season and for Enright the satisfaction of the minor premiership.

Having been part of the winning culture with Motton Preston, which will be playing in its tenth grand final since 2004,Johnson has followed the successful formula of including players such Lucas Rodman from Ulverstone and Ashley Dudman from South Burnie, to retain a core groupof potential premiership players.

That’s not unlike Enright who has included five players from his Swans under age premiership team, Glen Spencer, Bryce Heazlewood, Will Parker, Stewart Carter and Mitchell Wylie, all of whom have stepped up to senior football and strengthened a combination that already had a proven group of players including Barry Clarke and Jye Clayden.

Players aside, both coaches agree that to make a grand final a lot of things need to go right and also need a lot of things not to go wrong, but when some do wrong as many as possible need to be managed. “During the year we were hit with a prolonged injury list, but all have returned to find touch ahead of tomorrow’s grand final,” Johnson said. “They have also come through a tough finals series in fine fettle and are primed for a big game tomorrow.”

It was a similar scene at Turners Beach where some players were feeling the effects of a gruelling semi – final win against Motton Preston, when extra time was required to decide the outcome.

“There were a few boys who were a nursing a bruise or two, but the fortnight’s break has been ideal and I could not be happier with our preparation,” Enright said. “All that is required from the players now is to play good footy because anything less than their best is not going to be good enough to beat Motton Preston.”

Posted 6 September 2014