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Title: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on June 01, 2009, 10:21:34 AM
Well, Junior Nats has just been run and won in two halves. Germany is just over 12 months away. Coaches and selectors have been appointed.

Anyone else keen to throw some names around now so we can say "I called it" when they make the squad?

I'm prepared to say 12 GFUC kids will at least make the squads, and to back Grunt for Thunder Assistant Coach.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 01, 2009, 07:59:50 PM
My brother for captain....  ;D

Length of the field flick to score before backing it up with a 40yd hammer into a 10 knot breeze to score... Sounds to me like another tall ultimate frisbee player in australian ultimate.

There will be atleast half a dozen newcastle/central coast players in thunder and terra. Hopefully. The girls have been going really well and under the tutelage of katie b, they can hardly go wrong.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: ash_5 on June 02, 2009, 06:26:59 AM
Who are the returning players going to be?

*scratch that. Who is likely to go again from last years team?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 02, 2009, 10:39:13 AM
Returning from 08

Lachlan Gregory (WA)
Lewi Broad (VIC, and not confirmed)
Jackson Turner (NSW)
Alex Linnertson (NSW, semi-retired)
Graham Shilson-Josling (NSW, probably didn't spell it right)
Lochlan Wise (VIC)
Torren Lamont (QLD)
Steven Wright (TAS)
Robbie Andrew (SA)

Sure picks

Rhys Clenton (NSW) (c)
Reece Stuart (QLD?)
Xavier Black (NSW)
Eshan Wickrema (NSW)

Possibles

Benjamin Mathews-Hunter (ACT)
Silas Stacey (NSW)
Ollie Dousset (NSW)
Chris 'Albi' Andrews (NSW)
Max Stenstrom (NSW)
Alex Ladomatos (NSW)
Jack Dee (really just because of his last name, NSW)

Obvious NSW bias due to my being in Newcastle this past weekend. My juniors will fight your juniors, etc.

Terra, on the other, bling-heavy hand, are looking very very promising, with most of the core Victorian squad (featuring names you may have heard of such as Cat Phillips, Lyra Meehan, Sophie Murdoch and Chloe McDonald) backing up after a very successful Nationals campaign with Team Box. I'm pretty sure Nicky Sutton (Hills) is the only returning NSW Terra 08 member.

I'll write some more when I find the time.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: alex. on June 04, 2009, 02:59:32 AM
I second / third Rhys Clenton as the captain. Personally I think the Stone twins and Torren seem to have a good chance.

There are also a couple of girls (Paige Hutchinson and Sophie Stewart) up here in Queensland who could have a shot if they put their minds to it, but looking at that Terra list its going to be a good squad.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 07, 2009, 05:14:50 AM
I'm sure Torren is shortsighted  ;D.... He never saw or threw anyone more than 30m away from him. Pity considering how good is he is with the disc.

Sure Picks:
Ollie Dousset
Ben Matthews-Hunter
Rhys C
Reece Stewart
Abe Stone
Isaac Stone
Alex Livingstone
Trevor Lovering

Possibles:
Xavier Black
Silas Stacey
Chris Andrews
Jordie Stone
Ashley Medway (Central Coast: If he can be bothered turning up)
Brodie Taylor (Same as Ashley)

Not a snowball's chance in hell:
Jack Dee

As for the girls, i'd love to see Rebecca Hill from up north make it in. Plus there are few around that could very well make it. It seems to me though that we may have a queenslander heavy thunder line up. Alot of height and skill coming from cane toad country.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on June 07, 2009, 08:17:21 AM
What the hell happened to my last post in here? Anyways...

I reckon Tyler Dickson and Marc Delgallo can book their tickets to Germany right now.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: alex. on June 07, 2009, 09:39:56 AM
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I'm sure Torren is shortsighted  Grin.... He never saw or threw anyone more than 30m away from him. Pity considering how good is he is with the disc.

If Torren became confident with his hucks he could be so much better. He has some really good throws he doesn't use in games for some reason. I've seen him pull out some of the best splits flicks and forehand hucks I've seen when we are training but when someone is marking him it all changes.

I don't know what the problem is though. I think he broke someones nose with his backhand once down in the Channon so I guess that's part of it.



Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 08, 2009, 12:48:28 AM
I wish I could of gone to Youth Nats this year... Sounds like it was awesome.
Too many problems at home though :\

As for me being Semi-retired... Half right lol. Just work gets in the way of everything and I cant really take any days off. I've been saving up for Germany and the Jan etc.. Camps. Hopefully I can attend. Sounds like theres some good youth tallent out there, well done to everyone who participated at youth nationals (Inc coaches/helpers/organizers etc...).

Edit: This thread takes me back to when I started :) Good times... The thread is here (http://www.ultitalk.com/index.php/topic,129.0.html) if any players around then want to have a geeze... Good times indeed.

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 08, 2009, 05:07:34 AM

If Torren became confident with his hucks he could be so much better. He has some really good throws he doesn't use in games for some reason. I've seen him pull out some of the best splits flicks and forehand hucks I've seen when we are training but when someone is marking him it all changes.

I don't know what the problem is though. I think he broke someones nose with his backhand once down in the Channon so I guess that's part of it.



Someone else got hurt and now he's timid?

 ;D ??? :D ;D

Anyway, the guy is really balanced when pivoting (my only gripe would be that he pivots too much... but he is good at it). Technically he is very sound, with little wrong with his throwing action. Playing for Fresh Fries, I didn't see him get upfield and run, but he is about 6ft so thats good height to start with.

I reckon Ollie could be the next Lex... He made the sickest bid at youth nats up here. I can just see him being turned into the next layout king who goes out and gets a shitload of gnarly layouts all the time.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: alex. on June 08, 2009, 07:36:15 AM
Word on Ollie is that he can't go to Germany because his parents won't let him. That may change though....

Major kick in the balls.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 08, 2009, 10:05:41 AM
Pfft. As I recall they are going on about the HSC (NSW year 12 major exams)... Pfft.
I had the HSC when I went to Vancouver... Easy as to get around that all. I'll even send them an email explaining what it's like if he can't go...

Also, next Lex? I gotta see this :P

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on June 08, 2009, 03:48:49 PM
Piers has a way with parents so he should be right. Given that the campaign is all over mid-August I don't see how that affects exams too much. If it was in September-October, then yeah we have a problem.

I do sometimes wonder if parental permission is a problem in the elite level of other sports.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 08, 2009, 07:31:31 PM
Given that the campaign is all over mid-August I don't see how that affects exams too much. If it was in September-October, then yeah we have a problem.

In NSW we have the trial HSC examinations around August, which are internal and set by the school. Depending on how crazy your school is, these exams will either be harder or easier than the real thing, and therefore possibly more of a big deal.

They were about seven times more difficult than the real HSC at my (selective, all boys, vaguely prestigious although really not sure why) school.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Meegs on June 09, 2009, 02:31:18 AM
What school did you go to Tiger? I was at St George Girls, so I feel your pain!

And I can tell you now that if I had been playing when I was at school, there is no way in hell my parents would have let me miss school for anything, even if it was World Champs and ESPECIALLY not during trials! And I come from a sporty family, so I can't even imagine what it's like for kids whose parents don't care about sport!


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: The Brucemaster on June 09, 2009, 03:50:57 AM
Given that the campaign is all over mid-August I don't see how that affects exams too much. If it was in September-October, then yeah we have a problem.

In NSW we have the trial HSC examinations around August, which are internal and set by the school. Depending on how crazy your school is, these exams will either be harder or easier than the real thing, and therefore possibly more of a big deal.

They were about seven times more difficult than the real HSC at my (selective, all boys, vaguely prestigious although really not sure why) school.

Dates for trials vary based on the school, though. I remember mine were around the end of June/early July mark and like Tiger I went to an all boys selective school that was vaguely prestigious (although the why was more clear). The other problem I can envisage is major works being due. From memory these were all due around August and a few weeks away would significantly mess with your workload.

Anyway, we have descended in to the land of tangents. Back on topic, Dan what are your more detailed thoughts on Ash Medway? I know him through refereeing and if he needs a good kick in the arse to improve his chances of selection then I'm happy to give it to him!!



Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: litegangstar on June 09, 2009, 05:24:18 AM

tlk in adeliad is that thei hve sum dope jnrs, a cuple of 6 footers n' fast!


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 09, 2009, 09:50:17 AM
I see... Lucky I could understand that...
Hmm, interesting taller than Robbie? Cage prodding worth? Can't wait till the camps.

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 12, 2009, 05:56:07 AM
@Lex, if someone really gets onto him about bidding on everything, he'll be better than you.  ;D You play slow D and layout to make up for being caught out  ;D (and hence make ridiculously huge plays). Ollie would be able to layout and make massive plays because he plays really hard on defense. Only downside is he is a really unpolished thrower.

Quote from: meegs
And I come from a sporty family, so I can't even imagine what it's like for kids whose parents don't care about sport!

Which could only be made more difficult by the fact, ultimate isn't a real sport in the eyes of parents around the country. *puts hand up* put your hand up if you have a dad that drinks beer and supports football? Luckily my dad is an open minded kinda fellow and loves the fact that we are active and love our "sport"... But there are plenty of poor kids out there that have hard nosed old school parents that cannot see outside the main stream: football (any code) for guys, netball for women. Any attempt for them to play something different is met with resentment and disapproval.

@Brucemaster: medway is tall, has some wheels (not the faster bloke out there) can kinda throw (but would definately improve with some effort). He is the kinda player that gets picked to just be tall and do something good every 10 points or so. Not a superstar stand out like some, but just a solid kinda guy that goes and represents his country with dignity and disctinction.  :D Problem is, i know how good medway is as a ref... Being a former ref myself, i know how hard it is to be any good, let alone recognized as being good. He has an interesting opportunity, I've been on him to balance the two to try and succeed in both areas, but as a young man; he sees the money earnt from refereeing and not the honour of the green and gold, which leads him to put more time into his refereeing... Medway would have to work hard, but i think his chances of selection are certainly good if he puts the work in. Only so much we can do, the choice has to be his, ultimately.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 12, 2009, 10:43:12 AM
@Lex, if someone really gets onto him about bidding on everything, he'll be better than you.  ;D You play slow D and layout to make up for being caught out  ;D (and hence make ridiculously huge plays). Ollie would be able to layout and make massive plays because he plays really hard on defense. Only downside is he is a really unpolished thrower.

Slow is not a word I would use to describe any aspect of Lex. I am fairly sure that back in his rugby days his 100m time was around the 10-11 second mark. He doesn't lay out because he can't follow his man, he lays out because Tom beat it into him with a pointed stick when he first started playing.

I'd also invite you to watch Ollie play when the fields aren't soaked and mushy like they were at Teralba. He's still a great player, but he's not going to lay out anywhere near as much.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: cupcake on June 12, 2009, 08:49:50 PM
The stick wasn't pointy.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: campbell on June 15, 2009, 01:31:58 AM
what im sure of, and i know that cupcake will back me up, is that there is some talent pooling in queensland, and i think that's indicative from nats 09.

guys like reece stewart is a shoo in. he's composed and calm on the disc, has good throws, and is smart, very smart. alex livingstone is 6 3' and getting better by the day, he'll get in.

everyone has there own version of who's getting in, but i dont think the squad will be twenty geelong guys and ten sydney siders. throw in some qlD's in there

tyler (geelong) is in straight away too.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: cupcake on June 15, 2009, 10:28:26 PM
i wonder how big the max roster size is for worlds then?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: timill on June 15, 2009, 11:23:25 PM
I believe it's 32 Cupcake.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: litegangstar on June 15, 2009, 11:36:07 PM

firty2 dat huge!


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: TG28 on June 19, 2009, 06:45:34 AM
Haven't seen much of the juniors but there is a guy called Warwick from Henry Kendall that has potential and James from Granville? (Mrs Yorstons school) is pretty sweet for having played nothing serious.

There my two dark horses.

Ive heard the Byron Boys are pretty good and keen and Eshern Wickrama (if that is how you spell it) knows what he is doing.

With all sport the mental side is important, but even more so in juniors. The pressure of World Champs on young/inexperienced minds can turned the most gifted athlete into a dropping, throw away machine. Hard to judge but essential quality.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: thebozzman on June 19, 2009, 11:51:46 AM
With all sport the mental side is important, but even more so in juniors. The pressure of World Champs on young/inexperienced minds can turned the most gifted athlete into a dropping, throw away machine. Hard to judge but essential quality.

So turning them into a young Tim Gee?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 21, 2009, 07:32:37 AM
Warwick won't make it.

You have to play ultimate atleast sometimes and be a little bit commited to being good.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 21, 2009, 10:12:53 AM
Based on skills right now...
No one can decide the team yet. Theres still a long road ahead for every one.
Hey, I never thought I would make thunder... I only started the year before and look, I went to Vancouver where I had the best time.

We can only tell after the camps.

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 21, 2009, 06:41:33 PM
There are a few obstacles to Warwick making the team, and a lack of regular play at a high enough standard is one of them.

But that's an issue that affected most of Thunder last year, and will probably be a concern for the coaches this year as well. (I think it's still affecting Lex)

Regardless, Warwick basically won gala day because he was quick, tall, played good defence and nobody could stop his backhand break.

Also, Eshan's name is spelt Eshan Wickrema. It's going to be on a lot of team lists, so save yourselves the trouble and learn to spell it now. :)


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 22, 2009, 04:44:29 AM
But that's an issue that affected most of Thunder last year, and will probably be a concern for the coaches this year as well. (I think it's still affecting Lex)

Wat?



Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Pallen on June 23, 2009, 05:47:25 PM
You should see the Irish youth team, they are really getting into it now in the lead up to this years european youth tourney, sounds like a pretty serious debut is on the cards and they might continue this into next year.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on June 25, 2009, 01:59:47 AM
First of all… this is the first time I’ve used this and hopefully the last, I’m just here to correct some idiotic comments about Thunder/terra that have been posted…

Lets start with Tenk… DC? ‘Dumb C*&%’ enough said.

But seriously Tenk “My brother should be captain of Thunder because he can throw a flick huck and a hammer into the win”? What a moron… Maybe start worrying a bit about your own ultimate ability and stop living in your younger brother’s life.

Also ‘Tenk’ “Alex linertson, is slow blah blah blah, he only lays out to make up ground loss from being slow” another statement cementing my theory of you being a moron, Lex was one of, if not the best defender of thunder in Vancouver last year, and I assure you, he’s not a slow defender.

Simmo, no doubt pissy? “Marc Delgalo and Tyler Dickson can book there flights to Germany” these kids don’t need big heads already; there just learning on how to play the game, and you’re giving them a head the size of yours (too big).


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: JMc on June 25, 2009, 02:26:19 AM
Man, I love forums - how good is the ability to go out and rip into a bunch of people without anyone knowing who you are (except the team you come from)??

Yeah anonymous HoS bloke. On ya mate.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on June 25, 2009, 02:40:08 AM
It doesn't matter who the person is... just the points they bring. don't you agree john?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: JMc on June 25, 2009, 02:46:45 AM
If a person brings useful points, then sure - I'll take them however they come.
If a person brings personal attacks, it's a bit weak doing it behind anonymity.

While there were a couple in there, you'd be hard pressed to argue that your post had more useful points than personal attacks.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on June 25, 2009, 03:01:12 AM
First of all… this is the first time I’ve used this and hopefully the last, I’m just here to correct some idiotic comments about Thunder/terra that have been posted…

Lets start with Tenk… DC? ‘Dumb C*&%’ enough said.

But seriously Tenk “My brother should be captain of Thunder because he can throw a flick huck and a hammer into the win”? What a moron… Maybe start worrying a bit about your own ultimate ability and stop living in your younger brother’s life.

Also ‘Tenk’ “Alex linertson, is slow blah blah blah, he only lays out to make up ground loss from being slow” another statement cementing my theory of you being a moron, Lex was one of, if not the best defender of thunder in Vancouver last year, and I assure you, he’s not a slow defender.

Simmo, no doubt pissy? “Marc Delgalo and Tyler Dickson can book there flights to Germany” these kids don’t need big heads already; there just learning on how to play the game, and you’re giving them a head the size of yours (too big).

Fun fact: First result of a Google search for HWBV is this (http://www.google.com.au/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatitis_B&ei=4R5DSqSzIIWJtgeP8v2mCQ&sa=X&oi=spellmeleon_result&resnum=1&ct=result&usg=AFQjCNH8BXJHo0-HAzZNs60MfY2jJNQWVw)

My initial thought was Lewi but the posts are far too articulate for him.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 25, 2009, 03:33:42 AM
Fun fact: First result of a Google search for HWBV is this

So it's a HoS player with Hep B? That really narrows it down.

You have to wonder about captaincy. It seems pretty biased towards folk who went in the previous campaign.

Should juniors even bother with captains? Seems to me, you look at any Opens team, their captain is usually the source of leadership, responsibility and motivation. A junior player has all of that taken care of by the support staff. All you're left with is a popularity contest.

(except for Thunder 2008; Phil White was put on this earth to captain those boys)


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on June 25, 2009, 03:47:15 AM
I now seemed to be roped in. damn.

but i do agree tiger, it has seemed to be always a returning player (or johnny mac, who i believe captained the first team, and the second team) but yes. returning players have taken on the role.

maybe due to popularity, but frisbee popularity seems to come in ability. Johnny mac, Dan Rule, Phil White... all captains of thunder and all one of the best players in the team.

If you are returning, can play/lead well. it seems as though your in with a chance at captaining.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 25, 2009, 04:43:32 AM
If you are returning, can play/lead well. it seems as though your in with a chance at captaining.

Lol, im out.
Btw, so far... Win.

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: JMc on June 25, 2009, 09:41:53 AM
Should juniors even bother with captains? Seems to me, you look at any Opens team, their captain is usually the source of leadership, responsibility and motivation. A junior player has all of that taken care of by the support staff. All you're left with is a popularity contest.

(except for Thunder 2008; Phil White was put on this earth to captain those boys)

Given that you seem quite opposed to the "captaincy" concept, why is Phil exempt from this? The Thunder '08 support staff was pretty comprehensive - what made Phil special in this case?
Not being sarcastic here... am curious to hear how you seem to have taken contrary points of view on the general situation vs a specific case?

I would also suggest that the vast majority of Australian (and for that matter, international) Under 20 teams in any sport would have highly capable support staff, yet I'm not aware of any other sport that has taken out the "captain" concept. While that doesn't necessarily make it right (everyone used to think the earth was flat, yadda yadda), it's worth noting.

You have to wonder about captaincy. It seems pretty biased towards folk who went in the previous campaign.
If you are returning, can play/lead well. it seems as though your in with a chance at captaining.

HWBV, you make this sound like a problem? What are you looking for in a captain, if you disagree with this? I can only assume that you're talking about the "returners" aspect... I would consider "can play/lead well" pretty damn high on the list of selection criteria for a captain of any team in any sport...

In which case, both Tiger and HWBV, I'm curious - are you suggesting that returners shouldn't be captains? Or that the "returning" aspect shouldn't be considered?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on June 25, 2009, 04:01:22 PM
I imagine an underlying factor in having a returning player as captain is that they have experience playing at an international level and kinda know what to expect on the field.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: NickyD on June 25, 2009, 08:09:49 PM
As long as the returning player has all the required qualities, i see them as an obvious choice for captaincy due to their experience.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on June 25, 2009, 08:26:12 PM
Given that you seem quite opposed to the "captaincy" concept, why is Phil exempt from this? The Thunder '08 support staff was pretty comprehensive - what made Phil special in this case?
Not being sarcastic here... am curious to hear how you seem to have taken contrary points of view on the general situation vs a specific case?

I was trying to be tactful. I doubt Phil reads ultitalk, but either way I didn't want anyone thinking I had a problem with his captaincy in specific (because I definitely didn't) rather than the concept of captaincy for juniors in general.

In which case, both Tiger and HWBV, I'm curious - are you suggesting that returners shouldn't be captains? Or that the "returning" aspect shouldn't be considered?

I was just pointing out that the position is a bit biased towards returning players. My main point is more along the lines of, in junior ultimate more so than other codes (Opens, Mixed, etc) behaviour and decisions we would normally attribute to a captain are decided pretty much entirely by the coaching staff, so why do we bother with captains?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tenk283 on June 26, 2009, 06:30:55 AM
First of all… this is the first time I’ve used this and hopefully the last, I’m just here to correct some idiotic comments about Thunder/terra that have been posted…

Lets start with Tenk…  ‘Dumb C*&%’ enough said.

But seriously Tenk “My brother should be captain of Thunder because he can throw a flick huck and a hammer into the win”? What a moron… Maybe start worrying a bit about your own ultimate ability and stop living in your younger brother’s life.

Also ‘Tenk’ “Alex linertson, is slow blah blah blah, he only lays out to make up ground loss from being slow” another statement cementing my theory of you being a moron, Lex was one of, if not the best defender of thunder in Vancouver last year, and I assure you, he’s not a slow defender.

Simmo, no doubt pissy? “Marc Delgalo and Tyler Dickson can book there flights to Germany” these kids don’t need big heads already; there just learning on how to play the game, and you’re giving them a head the size of yours (too big).


My ultimate ability is severely limited. No amount of worrying on my behalf is going to make me any better. I'll get to my peak and it will be mediocre at best. Green and Gold definately isn't on the cards for me. Opens, Mixed, Womens, Uni Games.... It just ain't gona happen.

My brother however, has a real shot. As he's related to me, i feel obliged to barrack for him. I have no trouble admitting i'm biased. I want to see Rhys be everything I can't be, simply because he is my brother. If he makes it, i'll be happy to be known as "Rhys' Brother" (i already am  ;D). Not because i'm living in his life, but because i'm genuinely proud and happy for him. In the family he got the humour and the sporting ability, i got the brains. Unfortunately both of us are out of luck in terms of looks  ;D.

I have played against lex three times. Share the Love '08, Youth Nats '08, Share the Love '09. Wanna know a little secret? Lex is one of the best defenders around and I can see that from what little i have seen of him. He isn't slow and he lays out because he has managed to motor his ass into a position to do so. Its just interesting to see how people react when you give reasons opposing the "accepted norm". You resorted to swearing and insults. A person's mind is often revealed when they are pushed off balance. Not the most intelligent or articulate guy around are you?

Sometimes athletes need all the encouragement they can get. Sometimes athletes need to be yelled at. It all depends on their mindset and what they react best too. "Getting a big head" isn't so much a problem, as these kids, if they are still learning, are going to be running into alot of better players in the next couple of months. Any preconcieved notions of their "greatness" are going to be dashed when they go to camp. I daresay Dan Rule and any others (timill if he is still involved) concerned with thunder/terra would have these guys on the straight and narrow anyway. Out of the entire thunder team from '08, i would say only one had serious tickets on himself. Others had confidence. But none seriously thought they were God Incarnate. Which i can only put down to the Thunder Support Staff's work.

Anyway, its great how you know all our names. I suppose your intention to post your somewhat uncouth opinion then run sounded great to your uncomplicated mind, but if you want your ideas to stand up then you have to hang around and support them. Otherwise they just sound exactly what they are: uneducated and in general, just plain silly.

Captaincy should be given to someone who can be a leader. In all divisions its a player that leads the way on field. They pull off great plays and provide a point of on-field inspiration for the players to follow. As such, it should be given to someone who leads the way. They can't just be awesome, that isn't good enough. They need to be able to encourage their team mates, either directly through words or indirectly through actions. As an example, lets look at Lex and Tiger. Lex is awesome and pulls off amazing plays, but does he encourage his teammates? Lex is quiet, he lets others do the talking and just does his job. Tiger doesn't make such awesome plays, but he is a great influence in the huddle. The perfect captain would be a Liger  ;D . But seperately, neither could do the job.

Speaking of Warrick though: despite all his upsides he does not have the mindset. He isn't committed and he doesn't grasp the enormity of the fact: playing for australia is serious. You can't just walk onto the team and if you do make the team, you still have to work your ass off.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on June 26, 2009, 12:21:51 PM
Lol, you smart enough to view it?
I am...

Thanks Tenk...

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on September 21, 2009, 08:29:46 AM
Anyyyywayyyyy.

Anyones opinions change after the camps? Obviously July [By that I mean Jan] camp will be the tester. Which I will not attend :|

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Henry on September 21, 2009, 11:53:53 AM
You mean January camp right?

I can't speak for the rest of the states, but there were some pretty talented juniors at the NSW camp.  If the skill level of the guys in the other states was as high as it was in NSW then I think it's going to be a pretty damn hard team to make!


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: moroney on September 21, 2009, 07:38:05 PM
My guess for HWBV is either Woodley or Lewi. Both are long time listeners, although they wouldn't admit it. There's grammatical correctness, which suggests not Lewi, although this is a juniors post which means wood would be less likely. He also knows about Geelong people.

Jake as a roughie.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on September 22, 2009, 05:50:48 AM
It's Lewi. My response got a massive Facebook pipe out of him.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on September 22, 2009, 08:38:46 AM
Whoever HWBV is, he managed to drive out Daniel Clenton from these forums with three posts, and that's a pretty staggering achievement.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on September 22, 2009, 09:47:03 AM
Bahahaha.

Srsly. Topic peoples.

And yes, I did mean January...


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on November 03, 2009, 07:44:17 AM
I Here that that Lewi Broad guy from Geelong is quite amazing and that he would be a huge asset to any team, let alone a juniors.

Apparently he just shits brilliance...


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: ??? on November 03, 2009, 09:48:52 PM
Now we all know that is a lie!


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on November 06, 2009, 10:56:45 PM
Well then we need his turd, not him.

Hope all is going well in the PoD groups. They'll need to be fit for January...

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on November 07, 2009, 08:14:22 PM
I Here that that Lewi Broad guy from Geelong is quite amazing and that he would be a huge asset to any team, let alone a juniors.
Nope. Completely disagree. He's got a half-decent forehand, but while that may have got him onto the '08 team, he's gonna need to develop some tactical intellegence and learn to stick to a team's game plan if he wants to be in the '10 lineup.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on November 10, 2009, 08:10:18 AM
Thanks four your input "Simmo"

I've heard all about your international experience...


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Pallen on November 10, 2009, 11:46:41 PM
Sounds to me like he'd just be a negative influence to any team he played one since he just trys to stir shit all the time.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on November 13, 2009, 03:38:26 AM
Bahahahhaahhahaha.
He'll Mug ya.

How is everyones pods coming along in different states? Sydney (Northshore) is doing not too bad. We seem to be keeping up with it all...
Most people are turning up...

Also, Jackson Turner dropped out.

-Alex


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: The Brucemaster on November 13, 2009, 07:36:47 PM
Hills PoD is going well, although having Hills League straight afterwards definitely adds an extra dimension to the term 'endurance'...

Attendance fluctuates amongst the U19s but Nicky Sutton and I are always there.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on November 13, 2009, 10:35:23 PM
Thanks four your input "Simmo"

I've heard all about your international experience...
Hope Geelong College was worth it.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: moroney on November 16, 2009, 05:45:08 PM
Well played pissy.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: HWBV on November 18, 2009, 06:46:13 AM
To all user's... three words.

Younger and better.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on November 18, 2009, 07:05:40 AM
Lol, i'm a user.

GET ON TOPIC.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: simmo on November 19, 2009, 01:07:48 AM
To all user's... three words.
Redhead, no friends?


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Frank on November 20, 2009, 12:29:16 AM
To HWB,

I find your ideas intriguing and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

Please continue posting, as you make a visit to this website worthwhile.

Regards,
Francis


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: The Brucemaster on November 22, 2009, 08:03:37 PM
Just quietly, 'user's' does not have an apostrophe because it's not possessive....

Damn kids and their rubbish spelling and grammar....


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Tiger on November 24, 2009, 08:22:01 PM
To all user's... three words.
Redhead, no friends?

I'm right here, guys.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: wisey on January 03, 2010, 09:16:41 PM
HWBV - Mark Isherwood????

LoL

Lochie Wise for Capt!!!

I may have a bias.


Title: Re: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread
Post by: Lex on January 22, 2010, 08:45:25 AM
Lol Lochie...
I'd be down for that vote... Lol

and I know who HWBV is... like most people probs do.
Anyway, I heard the camp was awesome... Some good talent out there.
I'm scared.


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