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by GiancarloRed
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards
Replies: 67
Views: 13430

Re: Has the standard of U18's gone backwards

Not sure about going backwards but I have been disappointed with the standard of 18s State League where my son plays (debut year). Most teams are not precise in their play, struggle to use width, move the ball slowly, and are weak in possession. Creativity is sorely lacking. A few just kick the ball...
by GiancarloRed
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Please remove inappropriate pictures on Junior Football
Replies: 31
Views: 7171

Re: Please remove inappropriate pictures on Junior Football

The quality of conversation on these forums is sometimes so disappointing, you expect the bar to be low and then you find some people have moved it lower with mindless rubbish, if that continues I think silence will soon reign. Makes a case for properly moderated forums.
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior Fees
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Re: Junior Fees

OK, I don't know the fees payable to FFSA, the link below may help or perhaps do a search on these forums.

http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=2901065

Imagine each club retains the majority of the fee after expenses.
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Putting the pieces together it seems a club (maybe ABE, but could be another club) complained that the African / dark skinned boys of Croydon may be over-age hence FFSA investigated and found that one boy's (self) registration birth year was stated as 1999, though previously it was recorded as 2000,...
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior Fees
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Re: Junior Fees

If they are club delegates / registrars / junior coordinators (or similar) they may (ie should) do but not sure how many on here hold those roles and are sufficiently in the know, may be quicker and more effective to speak with a competitions coordinator at FFSA or someone at your own club who deals...
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Junior Fees
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Re: Junior Fees

You could ask FFSA directly....?
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Yes rossonero there could well be a rat in the pack there at Croydon who knew the situation (whilst others did not or turned a blind eye) and spilled the beans to an opposing team, for some advantage, maybe a jar of jelly beans? I would say likely to be a disaffected soul or a sore loser who had ins...
by GiancarloRed
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

We all await the account of what actually happened from TWG who may be waiting for any appeal by Croydon before telling us about the facts. Or maybe New Boy On The Block knows what happened? Whether it was ABE, AC or a sleepy koala, someone identified that the kid in question was not (can't have bee...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

OK TWG irrespective of your concerns with the comments of Sacred Noodle and report of an abusive Croydon parent which are secondary to the topic here you seem well versed in the facts of this case (ie re: unregistered player) hence can you explain how (ie not by whom) the transgression was identifie...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

TWG can you tell us how the transgression was prompted and identified at this time (not by whom, as there is no need to personalise)? The player played for 10 rounds or so + cup assumedly with a rego number (recorded on team-sheet) and nothing eventuated until now. In this way everyone can learn how...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

And reminds us all to get the facts before making accusations, avoid assumptions and be careful the sources you use. Of course we are all keen to know how this transgression was identified, if it was by the FFSA then it is understandable, though how did it slip through for half a season, but if it w...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Not arguing about proof or rules rossonero, so assume if the complainant (and/or FFSA) had proof then why didn't the player or club have that also? Where did the proof come from? The player is not new..... And if the FFSA has sufficient proof then what does the club have to do now?? Feel sorry you w...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Sorry rossonero I disagree, the club Adelaide City made a wilful complaint because they lost, end of story. The player has played games against other sides (apart from Campbelltown) with zero complaint, win, lose or draw. So in that sense it is / was a level playing field, unless of course you are a...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Fair comments rossonero and Sacred Noodle. The plot thickens here as the onus of proof is not on the player / club but it is for FFSA to prove otherwise, which I suspect they cannot do. The player's (or parent/carer) evidence (including as provided to Australian immigration) has to be relied on when...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Agree with rossonero, why has it taken so long to identify and 'prove' it? I assume there was a complaint raised by a club that lost to Croydon which was then investigated by FFSA? If the player was played with Croydon reasonably understanding the kid was of correct age (maybe via parents, carers et...
by GiancarloRed
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Comets 15 JPL team seeking a trial game II
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Comets 15 JPL team seeking a trial game II

Comets 15s JPL team is keen to do a full-length trial game preferably with a 15s or ideally 16s team (any div) on Tuesday 10 June at Ellis Park or other venue (say from 6.30 or 7pm), in part to give several players recovering from injury game time. Drop me (John) a text 0400 805 233 if you are inter...
by GiancarloRed
Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

Big over-reaction by a few people with a little common sense in between. The players would not be concerned at the situation just a few over-zealous parents perhaps. More important that players get to play and against tough but not over-the-top opponents. One player over-age will usually not make a ...
by GiancarloRed
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: JPL team stripped of all competition points
Replies: 79
Views: 28201

Re: JPL team stripped of all competition points

That is an unfortunate situation but can and does happen, and sometimes deliberately for advantage. Junior competition should be focussed on player development and quality of performance. If Croydon has regularly played over-age players in 14s then perhaps the loss of all points is currently the onl...
by GiancarloRed
Sat May 24, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Under 16s Trial game wanted Midweek this or next...pirates
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: Under 16s Trial game wanted Sun Jun 1st 9am Pirate Park

Our 15A team may be interested as we are also out of cup and not playing next weekend. will let you know.
by GiancarloRed
Tue May 20, 2014 10:34 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Aggresive players and coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 4323

Re: Aggresive players and coaches

The issues can be addressed progressively by affirmative action by the clubs backed by the FFSA, starting with a code of conduct explained prior to the season to all parents (at team meetings) and yellow/red card warnings for any reported misconduct where a parent needs to explain their actions to a...
by GiancarloRed
Mon May 19, 2014 7:26 pm
Forum: Player - Coach - Club Finder
Topic: WEST TORRENS BIRKALLA U14 JPL Player Position
Replies: 6
Views: 2019

Re: WEST TORRENS BIRKALLA U14 JPL Player Position

Don't worry mancity, jesta only offering reasonable input to the problem. I guess Birkalla would ideally love to get a top player who may be at a loose end, disgruntled or maybe not even playing club, it is possible and worth a shot. Maybe you need to dangle the carrot a little more by suggesting wh...
by GiancarloRed
Mon May 19, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Aggresive players and coaches
Replies: 13
Views: 4323

Re: Aggresive players and coaches

Generational change and constant education / reinforcement are the main solutions, disappointed to hear about the bad player behaviour but I can only assume (hope) strong refereeing dealt with most of those on-field issues. My son plays 15A JPL and there has not been many real bad incidents at our g...
by GiancarloRed
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Anzac Day
Replies: 2
Views: 1218

Re: Anzac Day

What has this post got to do with junior football? Let us stick to the topic and publish worthwhile content here, no point otherwise.
by GiancarloRed
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: too young for u18?
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: too young for u18?

Fair comments matty2323 but I think you will find 'game' training (depending on how you define it) continues into 18s and perhaps beyond. There are players aged 13-14 that are more advanced in game intelligence than many I have seen in the 16s and 17s, and these are often readier to play 18s than th...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: too young for u18?
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: too young for u18?

No minimum age or hard rules as such, depends on the level and maturity of the player. Several clubs have 14-15 year olds playing 18s NPL and doing well. The current NTC (state) squad of 1999 born players is in the 18s NPL comp and competing effectively against more experienced and bigger players / ...
by GiancarloRed
Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:32 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: So my phone was stolen today...
Replies: 8
Views: 2582

Re: So my phone was stolen today...

Don't think you can blame Raiders or any club to take care of the gear of visiting junior teams, they need to manage that themselves, and appreciate that change-rooms are a shared resource. Bad luck agentofjustice, it is not really practical for clubs to have security on ref change rooms, one would ...
by GiancarloRed
Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Fulham Utd u16s require goalkeeper
Replies: 3
Views: 1252

Re: Fulham Utd u16s require goalkeeper

Good luck, can be tough finding a dedicated goalie. Might pay to explore local school soccer teams and also footy.
by GiancarloRed
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Preliminary Cup Fixtures Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: Preliminary Cup Fixtures Why?

Agree the comment above, it makes no sense to have gross mismatches and potential contenders playing each other in a preliminary or qualifying round of the cup. Surely it is for the JSL and C division teams to qualify to get into round 1? You would think there is a rationale to the draw for the 15s ...
by GiancarloRed
Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Results 23/03
Replies: 7
Views: 2572

Re: Results 23/03

U12 JPL: Adelaide Comets 3-0 Para Hills U12 JSL: Adelaide Comets 9-0 Sturt Lions U13 JPL: Adelaide Comets 7-1 Metro Stars U14 JPL: Adelaide Comets 9-0 Cove U14 JSL: Adelaide Comets 3-0 Sturt Lions U15 JPL: Adelaide Comets 1-1 Raiders U15 JSL: Adelaide Comets 6-1 Vipers U16 JPL: Adelaide Comets 1-0 C...
by GiancarloRed
Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Junior Football
Topic: Huge Scorelines
Replies: 29
Views: 5238

Re: Huge Scorelines

Agreed Bomber, the actual scores should be recorded not the adjusted (misleading) ones, honesty is usually the best policy.