Another round, another opportunity…. This time v our long time rivals Maffra. We’ve been battling it out against the Eagles since 1882. Official clash #260 today and over the past 8 years we’ve let them get the better of us. Our rnd 1 draw broke a 15 game losing streak that also saw them overtake us in the overall wins record which stands at 125 to 131. Today we wrest back the ascendency and begin the path to getting the ledger back in our favour. We owe that, not only to the here & now but to all those who put in the hard yards and gave everything in the 125 wins to date. You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. Challenge Yourself.
Our thoughts and good wishes for a full recovery are with Link McKenna who suffered a serious concussion in last week’s match. He’s definitely a B&F contender this season and with all the best intentions for his health, we hope he’ll be back amongst it before the season ends.
Nick George came off second best in a sickening head clash with teammate Ridge Peters….. likely one of the hardest heads around. Ridge had a slight mark on his forehead and was shaken by the incident and recovered quickly. With the blood flowing Nick headed off to hospital for treatment. It was great to see him back at the Club after the senior game and we wish him well in his recovery.
TONIGHT after the games, we’re all heading back the The Term for dinner & drinks. Its always a good night at the Term and the food is just spot on. See you there.
Our Juniors are at home v Lindenow tomorrow and the Cats are always a strong opposition. Your support at the ground to will really give our players a boost. Action starts from 10:30am.
Our Youth girls are sitting atop of the table at present and are set for a huge game at home v Sale City tomorrow at 1pm. Matches v the Bulldogs are always tough and your support at the game may just help our Girls get across the line. Get over and support if you can.
NEXT Week - Our 1950's Mid-Season Ball is here. Let your hair down, put on those dancing shoes and enjoy a fun night out with friends. Online Early Bird Tickets $40.00 ($50.00 at the door) www.trybooking.com/CJNBW Ticket Includes:Entry, Finger Food & Live Music by 'The Soultanas' Dress Code:1950's - Ladies, think poodle skirts, bobby socks and ponytail. Guys, think casual yet formal, pleated trousers and leather jackets. Drinks at Bar Prices.
Our rnd 15 Wonthaggi away game is getting closer, as is our Club stay-over at the North Pier Hotel. Once again, they’ve provided us a great accommodation deal for those staying Friday, Saturday, Sunday or all 3! Book online at https://www.northpierhotel.com.au and use the special discount code “BFNC” to access these great rates. Always a great weekend and the hospitality is first class.
“I’ve got a theory that if you give 100% all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.” -Larry Bird
Today v the Eagles may not be life & death but it is do or die. Give 100% all of the time and see what happens
Challenge Yourself. Good luck to all players and teams.