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Author Topic: The Official Thunder/Terra Class of 2010 Speculation/Hype Thread  (Read 64844 times)
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« Reply #15 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!!

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« Reply #16 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!
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« Reply #17 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.

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« Reply #18 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.  Grin You play slow D and layout to make up for being caught out  Grin (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.

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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.  Cheesy 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.
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« Reply #19 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.  Grin You play slow D and layout to make up for being caught out  Grin (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.
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« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2009, 08:49:50 PM »

The stick wasn't pointy.
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2009, 10:28:26 PM »

i wonder how big the max roster size is for worlds then?
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« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2009, 11:23:25 PM »

I believe it's 32 Cupcake.
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« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2009, 11:36:07 PM »


firty2 dat huge!
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« Reply #25 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.
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« Reply #26 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?
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« Reply #27 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.
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« Reply #28 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.

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« Reply #29 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. Smiley
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