After a promising start the Tigers were no match for the Bulldogs under lights at Hamra Homes Oval. Glenelg kicked the first two goals of the game and kept paced with the reigning premier up to half-time. However, weight of possession in the second half by Central Districts eventually wore down the Tigers. 

Consecutive losses has Glenelg slipping to fifth position on the premiership table just one game ahead of South Adelaide.  With a South Adelaide victory in round 22, the Tigers and the Panthers will playoff for fifth spot in the final round of the season. The Tigers have the bye in round 22. details

 ROUND 20 v NORTH ADELAIDE (19/8/06) 
Glenelg and North Adelaide served up a thrilling encounter on a brilliant winter's afternoon with the visitors winning by 4 points.  At the 25 minute mark Ian Perrie was the hero for the Roosters when he intercepted a Justin McConnell's pass (intended for Lucas Panozzo) 25 metres out from the North Adelaide goal. Captain Ben Mules had one last opportunity to snatch victory at the death but unfortunately his right foot snap from 30 metres went left of the goal post. Matthew Duldig was a stand out at full forward with seven goals. 

Richard Douglas was a late withdrawal due to being called up as an emergency for the Adelaide Crows. Peter 'Super ' Carey, captain of the 1986 premiership side, tossed the coin before the match. details

  ROUND 19 v STURT (12/8/06) 

The Tigers move one step closer to finals football and securing the double chance with a dominating 98 point victory at Unley Oval. The game was all over at quarter time when the Tigers smashed the Double Blues nine goals to one. Ruory Kirkby (5 goals) and Matthew Duldig (5 goals) led the way with ten goals between them and Brett Backwell, Justin McConnell and David Mitchell were clear winners over the ground. In a team performance Glenelg had fifteen goalkickers. In a history making day it was Glenelg's biggest winning margin at Unley Oval. details

ROUND 18 v NORWOOD (5/8/06) 
The Tigers move one game closer to claiming a finals place with a satisfying 43 point victory against the Redlegs. The visitors jumped the home side in the first quarter and for the remainder of the game showed character in withstanding every challenge. Glenelg's superior fitness was evident in the last quarter when they kicked the last six goals to blow Norwood away.

Justin McConnell with five goals in the second half was at his elusive best and Bryce Gibbs stamped his name as one of the best youngsters going around with 4 goals.  The defence was brilliantly led by veteran Paul Sherwood and John Hinge. details

ROUND 17 v PORT ADELAIDE (30/7/06) 
The Tigers came to the back-to-the-70's party with a thumping 81 point victory over their oldest and greatest nemesis. The game was practically over at quarter time when the home side slammed on 6 goals to 1 into a northerly breeze. An 8 goals to 2 second quarter stitched up the precious two points. 

Bryce Gibbs, the expert's choice to be selected first in the national draft, lived up to his billing with 6 goals in a near flawless display. Matthew Duldig (4 goals) as a strong target up forward caused headaches for the Magpies' defenders. Ben Moore, playing his 100th game, wore his passion for the Glenelg Football Club on his sleeve with a tenacious and consistent four quarter effort. 

The win was Glenelg's first victory over Port in 10 games, the last being in round 6 of 2002. It was their biggest winning margin against Port since round 1 in 1995 when a Tony Symonds coached side was victorious by 92 points under the lights at Football Park. 

With three wins the Seasiders have have jumped into fourth position and with a superior percentage are gunning for a top three finish. However, a minor round win is just that- a minor round win. More of the same is required over the last five weeks to secure a finals birth and then in the major round to win the ultimate prize.  details

ROUND 16 v WEST ADELAIDE (22/7/06) 
The Tigers blew away a pesky West Adelaide in the second half to record a massive 85 point victory. Trailing by 16 points at the first change and leading by 7 at half-time the Seasiders slammed on 18 goals to 5 in the second half. In the final quarter Glenelg kicked 11 goals to 2 behinds. Justin McConnell was best on ground with seven goals. 

Glenelg improve their record to 7 and 7 and move into the top five ahead of Norwood by percent. With losses to Central and Port the Tigers are one game out of third spot. details



Glenelg contronts West Adelaide knowing that a loss is not only unaccetable but crucial to restoring its finals' creditablilty. The Tigers will re-enter the five with a victory on Saturday. With games against Port, Norwood and Sturt to follow a loss will be damaging to its final aspirations. Into the side comes Tom Logan and Jeff Smith. Matthew Clarke has been called up by the Adelaide Crows.  Previous Meeting
F Duldig  Rogers Ruwoldt
HF McConnell Smith  Kirkby
C Graham Backwell Moore
HB Mules Kirk  Mitchell
B Panozzo  Sherwood  Hinge
1R Cranston Douglas Gibbs

Int: Allen Willits Sundqvist 

Glenelg enters round 15 with its season on the brink. After three consecutive losses the Tigers face an in form South Adelaide. Despite last week's loss to North Adelaide, the Panthers destroyed Port Adeaide and Sturt at Noarlunga Oval. Glenelg welcome back Bryce Gibbs from State duties and Richard Douglas from an injury. Previous Meeting
F Kirkby  Rogers Horan
HF Mitchell Willits  Ruwoldt
C Allen Backwell Moore
HB McConnell Kirk  Mules
B Panozzo  Sherwood  Hinge
1R Clarke Gibbs Douglas

Int: Cranston Duldig Graham 


After recent losses the Tigers desperately need to defeat their arch-rival off the mid 1980's. Crows ruckman Matthew Clarke will debut for his new SANFL club. The 33 year old former South Adelaide player transfered at the beginning of season. His experienced will be invaluable to the inexperienced Glenelg side. Bryce Gibbs and James Sellar are still unavailable due to Under 18 commitments.

In a 40 goal scoring feast, North Adelaide defeated the Tigers by 37 points in round 5.
Previous Meeting
F Mitchell  Rogers Horan
HF Ruwoldt Smith  Kirkby
C McConnell  Logan Moore
HB Allen Willits  Mules
B Cranston  Sherwood  Panozzo
1R Clarke Allen Backwell

Int: Kirk Burdett L.Saunders 

2005 PLAYER AWARDS (12/10/05) 
League Awards
R.E Campbell - Best Team Man - Ben Mules
Leading Goal Kicker - David Mitchell (46 Goals)
Players Player Award - Ben Mules
Runner Up Best and Fairest - Heath Culpitt
John H Ellers Perpetual Trophy - Best and Fairest-  Adam Fisher

Reserves Awards
Best Team Man - Ty Allen
Most Improved - Angus Lally
Best and Fairest - Mark Ruwoldt

Blue McMahon Trophy 
Will Stone

Scott McFarlane Memorial
Tom Holmes

E R Curnow Awards
Senior - Adam Fisher
Reserves - Ty Allen
Under 19 - Chris Thompson
Under 17 - James Sellar

Ossie Aimes Memorial Trophy
Most Improved- Craig Statham

Stan Wickham Memorial Trophy
Most Outstanding Junior- Bryce Gibbs

Former West Adelaide, Brisbane Bears and Adelaide Crows ruckman, Mark Mickan has been appointed as Glenelg's coach for the next three years.  Mickan coached Woodville-West Torrens in the late 1990's and also has had coaching roles at the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power.

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After dominating play for most of the second half the minor premier failed to kill off the Roosters.  With 90 seconds to play the North kicked the winning goal from a set shot.

Glenelg            North 
     4.1                 4.4
     5.8                 6.7
     7.11               7.9
     8.15               9.10

AAIMI Stadium, Sunday 2/10, 12.00pm
From: Bennett, Allison, Krueger, Panozzo, Smithh, Allen, Doswell, Herbert, Greenwood, Block, Griffiths, Button, Horan, Milne, Willits, Lally, Gamble, Yeomans, Kaesler, Holmes, Bradley, Ruwoldt, Wade, Redden, Longman

2nd Semi-Final, 2005- Adelaide 
GLENELG    13-14  (92)
North           15-8    (98)

Round 15, 2005- Glenelg 
GLENELG    13-13  (91)
North           12-11  (83)

Round 8, 2005- Prospect 
GLENELG   10-10  (70)
North          18-14  (122)

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CULPITT AXING (28/9/05) 
After polling the most votes for the Tigers in the 2005 Magarey Medal, Heath Culpitt has been given his marching orders.  Culpitt arrived at the Bay in 2003 from Carlton and was a regular member in the Tigers' midfield.

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GLENELG         1.2     4.5    5.10    8.14 (62)
Port Adelaide   0.1     4.5     4.9     5.9  (39)

Best: Horan, Bradley, Kaesler, Lally, Greenwood
Goals: Krueger 2, Allison, Doswell, Block, Milne, Gamble, Ruwoldt

NEXT WEEK: Grand Final v North Adelaide

GLENELG             8.10  (58)
North Adelaide   19.19  (133)

Best: Graham, Button, O'Grady, Kellock, Minns
Goals: O'Grady 5, Kellock, Sugars, Minns

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GLENELG           13.14 (92)
North Adelaide   15.8  (98)

Best: Milne, Doswell, Allison, Krueger, Allen, Greenwood, Block, Button, Lally, Ruwoldt
Goals: Milne 3, Doswell 2, Allison, Krueger, Allen, Greenwood, Block, Button, Lally, Ruwoldt

NEXT WEEK: Preliminary Final v Port Adelaide

GLENELG          16.9   (105)
Port Adelaide   13.10   (88)

Best: Graham, Wallent, Sellar, Holmes, Simper, Degenhardt, Sugars
Goals: Degenhardt 4, Holmes, Sugars, Dyer, Raymons 2, Bickemore, Basir, Graham, Sulicich

NEXT WEEK: Preliminary Final v North Adelaide

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Minor premier Glenelg will tacke North Adelaide in the reserves second final at Norwood on Saturday (2.20pm).  The Under 19's wil face Port Adelaide at Broadspectrum also on Saturday afternoon.  The Tigers comfortably defeated Central Districts in last week's elimination final.

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After continuing problems, 25 year old Midfielder Brett Backwell has decide to undergo surgery to amputate his left ring finger.  The amputation will allow Backwell to continue his playing career. 

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13: *H. Culpitt 3, 3, 3, 2, 2.
6: W. Neely 3, 2, 1; A. Fisher 2, 2, 1, 1
3: B. Backwell 3; P. Sherwood 3; M. Duldig 2, 1
2: B. Moore 2; D. Kirk 1, 1
1: J. Schuback 1; B. Mules 1; T. Cranston 1; L. Herbert 1
Total: 42 votes 

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The Tigers comfortably defeated the Bulldogs by 29 points to advance to the first semi-final against West Adelaide.  Leading by 2 points at half-time the Tigers took control of the contest in the third quarter.

GLENELG        Central 
   4.3                  2.2
   5.7                  5.5
 10.10                8.7
 13.14 (92)          9.7 (63)

Best:    Thompson, Graham, Kellock, Simper, Wood, Sellar, Bailey.
Goals:  Raymond 3; Sellar, Dyer, Kellock 2; Bailey, Degenhardt, Holmes, Paterson 1.

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A season that showed glimpses of promise but mostly disappointments is officially over after the league team suffered a 26 point loss to Central Districts.  In wet and trying conditions Central Districts jumped Glenelg in the first quarter to establish a comanding 29 point lead at the first break.  The Tigers were held scoreless. details

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The Tigers end a disappointing 2005 when they face the reigning premier at Elizabeth.  The Tigers last tasted victory at Elizabeth Oval  in 1992 and it is difficult to envisage anything but a Dogs win.  However, in their last clash in round 9 the Bays recorded a stunning 44 point victory.  That was then and this is now and the Dogs are sitting in second spot instead of seventh while the Tigers face another year of missing out on playing finals. details

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ROUND 22 v STURT (28/8/05) 
Glenelg's season of discontent continued after being outplayed by the Double Blues.  Played under weather conditions more akin to finals football the Blues took full of advantage of a 4 goal breeze and established a 24 point lead at quarter time.  The Tigers showed some signs of a revival by closing the gap to 7 points early in the third quarter but the Blues steadied to virtually stitch up their place in the five. details

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ROUND 20 v EAGLES (19/8/05) 
A week is a long time in football but one constant remains, the frustrations of a Glenelg supporter.  After a dismal and at times undiscpline performance last week against the Magpies, the Tigers rallied to be four points away from causing one of the upsets of the year. details

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Cook (charging)- 2 weeks
Backwell (striking)- Cleared
Culpitt (rough play)- Reprimand

ROUND 19 v PORT ADELAIDE (7/8/05) 
The dream of playing finals football is virtually over after the Tigers self destructed in the third quarter.  Frustrated by inconsistent umpiring and two soft reports (Cook and Backwell) the Tigers became undisciplined and allowed the Magpies to kick the first 7 goals of the third quarter.  Several of the seven goals came from unnecessary 25 metre penalties. details

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With the season slipping away and a caretaker coach, the Tigers face an uphill to defeat the Magpies and to keep their slim final hopes alive.   Caretaker coach, Tony Burgess has recalled suspended player Billy Neely.  Gibbs, Smith and Kirk are also inclusions. Leading goalkicker David Mitchell has been named on the interchange bench.  Paul Allison has been dropped after one week in the league side. details

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The Board of the Glenelg Football Club has terminated Peter Simmons' two year coaching contract.  The former North Adelaide player and Adelaide University coach was appointed at the end of last season after David Noble quit to join the Crows.  Poor form and player discontent are believed to be the reasons behind the decision.

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ROUND 18 v WEST ADELAIDE (31/7/05) 
Glenelg's 2005 finals aspirations are virtually over after an embarrassing defeat to bottom side West Adelaide.  Sitting two games outside the five and an inferior percentage the Tigers must win their remaining games and rely on other sides losing.  The surprising inclusion of Brett Backwell could not inspire the pathetic Tigers. details

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The Tigers continue their surge to the finals when they confront the Bloods at Adelaide Oval.  Ben Moore is unavailable due to work commitments but welcome back Paul Allison and Sudjai Cook after an extended period in the reserves.  details

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ROUND 17 v NORWOOD (23/7/05)
After a titanic struggle the Tigers slammed on 7 goals in the last quarter to record a stirring 26 point victory.  To help break the deadlock, the ever elusive Jacob Schuback kicked three inspirational goals in the last quarter   The victory ended a four game losing streak. details

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"Oh, the relief!!!"  Paul Sherwood and Mark Ruwoldt after the final siren.

ROUND 17 v PREVIEW- NORWOOD (22/7/05) 
The Tigers have been forced to make several changes in their crucial clash against the Redlegs.   Bryce Gibbs will be representing South Australia in an under 16's competition in Queensland and Josh Krueger (injury) and Billy Neely (club suspension) have been omitted.  Former State full-back Paul Sherwood is a welcome returnee.   details

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After leading by 1 point at half-time the Tigers were pitiful in last half being outscored 12 goals to 4.  To make matters worse, Josh Krueger was carried off on a stretcher after taking the mark of the day and Jeff Smith hobbled off with what appeared to be a knee injury.  Once again, Brett Backwell failed to take his spot in the 22. details

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The Tigers face the Roosters in a crunch game for both sides.  Matthew Bode is out for the rest of the season after sustaining a shoulder injury against Sturt during the second quarter of last week's game.  Josh Mahoney has been recalled by the Power.  details

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"I'm surprised at how uncommitted they are to train, play, to accept criticism and instruction and disappointed that it's such a battle to get players to understand what you want them to do."- Peter Simmons.

Is there a cultural problem at the Bay?

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ROUND 14 v STURT (2/7/05) 
Unley Oval continues to be an unhappy hunting ground for the Tigers after an 18 point loss to the Double Blues.  Glenelg jumped out to a commanding 20 point lead but hopes of victory were quickly dashed with Sturt kicking 8 out of the next 10 goals to lead by 23 points at half-time. details

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ROUND 14 v PREVIEW- STURT (1/7/05) 
The Tigers head to Unley Oval to battle sixth place Sturt in another must win game.  Since Sturt moved back to Unley Oval in the late 1990s, Glenelg's record at Unley have been far from impressive.  Their only win was in round 10, 2003 when they outplayed the Blues by 49 points.  The Tigers welcome back Matthew Bode and Josh Mahoney.  details

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ROUND 13 v SOUTH ADELAIDE (27/6/05) 
After wnning 4 out of 5 games the Tigers are slowly losing control of their own destiny. The Tigers have lost their last two games and face another must win game next week at Unley Oval. details

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For the middle of the table teams every game is a must win situation and this is not the exception when the Glenelg Tigers confront the South Adelaide Panthers in round 13. Glenelg's task is made even more daunting with the loss of key defenders Paul Sherwood and James Miller to injury.  The Tigers welcome back skipper Ben Moore from injury and include Smith and Burdett for their first games of the season. 

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ROUND 12 v PORT ADELAIDE (18/6/05) 
In wet, windy and dark conditions the Tigers wasted a golden opportunity to move into to the top five with an insipid performance against Port Adelaide.  Glenelg wasted opportunities with a stiff breeze in the first and third quarters.   To make matters worse two disgraceful umpiring decisions late in the second quarter gifted Port Adelaide two goals. details

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The Tigers face the Magpies for a spot in the top 5 at Alberton Oval on Saturday.  Only 0.7 per cent separate Glenelg in 6th position and Port in 5th position.  The Tigers have the best attack in the competition but the worst defence.   This is a must win game for the Tigers and with 4 wins out of the last 5 games the fans will be expecting nothing less .  However, the Tigers wil need to defy history.  There last win at Alberton Oval was in 1993  when they slaughtered John Cahill's Magpies to the tune of 84 points

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ROUND 11 v WEST ADELAIDE (13/6/05) 
The Tigers returned to the winners' circle with a hard fought 54 point victory over bottom team West Adelaide.  The teams were confronted with a stiff 4 goal breeze blowing to the primary school end (southen end) but it was the home side who eventually mastered the conditions. details

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The Tigers have lost skipper Ben Moore (hamsting) ad Rohan Andrews for their Queen's Birthday clash with the Bloods.  If selected Lucas Herbert and Brett Doswell will play their first senior game for 2005. details

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ROUND 10 v EAGLES (4/6/05) 
The Tigers were given a reality check after a disappointing 20 point loss to the Eagles.  The Bays led by 33 points at the ten minute mark of the third quarter after Jacob Schuback slammed home his fourth goal.  However, the tide turned and the Eagles kicked the next eight goals to lead by 21 points midway through the last quarter. details

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ROUND 10 v PREVIEW- EAGLES (3/6/05) 
Glenelg will be looking to move into the five when they clash with the Eagles at Woodville Oval.  However, they will be without the services of midfielder Brett Backwell and Josh Mahoney.  Backwell sustained a shoulder injury during the third quarter against Central Districts and Mahoney has been recalled by the Power.  Glenelg will be hoping to continue their oustanding form in front of a TV audience. 

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1975 CELEBRATION (2/6/05) 
Before the round 9 clash against Cenral Districts, the Glenelg Football Club celebrated the 30th anniversary of Glenelg's 238 point massacre of the Bulldogs.  Former champions Peter Carey, Neville Caldwell, Kym Hodgeman, Fred Phillis, John MacFarlane,  Wayne Phillis, Rex Voight and Graham Cornes were in attendance.  Max Hall, who commentated the game on Channel 9, interviewed Fred Phillis and Peter Carey.  John MacFarlane re-enacted the last kick of the day and as fate would have it, hit the post, as he did in 1975.  The score is the highest in the SANFL, WAFL and VFL-AFL.

GLENELG  12.6  25.12  34.17  49.23  (317)
CENTRAL    3.2    6.4    10.7   11.13   (79)

Scorers: F. Phillis 18.6, Carey 8.2, Bennett 4.3, Caldwell 4.2, Hodgeman, Rebbeck 4.1, MacFarlane 2.2, Marker, Copping, Weston, Rady 1.1, Cornes 1.0

Best: F.Phillis, Tardif, Carey, Bennett, Marker, W.Phillis, MacFarlane, C.Anderson, Cornes, Hodgeman.

On a day of celebration the Tigers thumped the reigning premiers by 44 points.  The Dogs had no match for Glenelg's midfield and goal kicking duo David Mitchell and Matthew Duldig. 

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After a two week break the Tigers confront the reigning premier at Glenelg Oval.  Glenelg welcome back Paul Sherwood from injury and Josh Mahoney from the Power.  Before the game, the Tigers will be celerating Glenelg's massive 238 point win over the Bulldogs in 1975.  Glenelg kicked an amazing 49.23 (317) to 11.13 (79).  1969 Magarey Medallist Fred Phillis kicked 18 goals and John MacFarlane hit the post in the dieing seconds of the game.

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ROUND 8 v  NORTH ADELAIDE (15/5/05) 
The Tigers have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season and extended it's winning streak over North to 3 with a 10 point victory.  Similar to last week, Glenelg faded in the last quarter allowing the Roosters to kick the last 7 goals. 

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ROUND 8 v PREVIEW- NORTH (13/5/05) 
The Tigers have included Crows utility Matthew Bode but will be without defender Paul Sherwood for their round 8 clash at Prospect Oval.  Sherwood is recovering from a hamstring injury and Bode will add some bite up forward and around the packs.  Glenelg have won their last 2 games against the Roosters.

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ROUND 7 v NORWOOD (7/5/05) 
The Tigers recorded a confidence boosting 30 point victory against Norwood.  The home side effectively snuffed any thoughts of a Norwood victory with a 6 goal to 1 third quarter.  Matthew Duldig was a focal point up forward with strong leading, strong marking and 5 goals.

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ROUND 6 v STURT (1/5/05) 
The Tigers were completely outplayed after half-time to the tune of 63 points.  The Double Blues kicked 12 out of the last 13 goals and exposed many cracks in Glenelg's armour.

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ROUND 6 v PREVIEW STURT (30/4/05) 
Glenelg welcome the return of Trevor Cranston for their round 6 clash with the Double Blues.  The inclusion of Cranston, his first game of the season, will give the Tigers extra options in either attack or defense. 
Success on Sunday will break a three game losing streak.

After gaining the initiative early in the last quarter the Tigers were over-run by the Panthers to the tune of 24 points.  Statistically Glenelg outscored their opponent in all aspects of the game except where it mattered the most- the scoreboard.

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The Tigers face an inform South Adelaide in round 5 of the 2005 season.  The Tigers, coming off a bye last week, confront a Panther unit who in recent weeks thumped a disappointing Norwood and upset the reigining premier (Central Districts).  What should be in Glenelg's favour is the home ground advantage, something that South has experienced in their last two games.  The Tigers comfortably defeated the Panthers by 28 points in their last encounter. details

The Tigers 12 year Alberton drought continues as the Tigers were brave in their 15 point loss to the Magpies.  For the second week in a row the game was played in mid 30 degree weather. details

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ROUND 2 v EAGLES (2/4/05) 
The Tigers were jolted back to reality with a frustrating 27 point defeat to the Eagles.  The game was played in stifling mid 30 degree temperatures with 2 minute breaks at the 15 minute mark of each quarter. details

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ROUND 1 v WEST ADELAIDE (26/3/05) 
The Peter Simmons era is off to a winning start with a come from behind 11 point victory against West Adelaide.  It was Genelg's first victory against the Bloods since 1999. details

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TRIAL v CENTRAL (19/3/05) 
The Tigers enter the 2005 season with a morale boosting victory against the reigning premier.  In an entertaining trial game Glenelg recorded their first preseason victory.

Glenelg              5-2   7-7   12-11   15-17    (107)
Central Districts  5-0   7-4   14-8     15-9       (99)

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TRIAL v SOUTH (14/3/05) 

Glenelg             5-4   8-6   9-6    13-7      (85)
South Adelaide 4-2   7-4  13-9    18-11   (119)

Goals: Schuback 4; Duldig 3; Backwell 2; Fisher, Neely, Culpitt, Rogers 1.
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TRIAL GAMES (1/3/05) 
Internal Trial Game (Penola)

Glenelg v South Adelaide (Noarlunga)

Glenelg v Central Districts (Glenelg)

TRIAL v NORTH (26/2/05) 
North Adelaide defeated Glenelg by 19 points at Alberton Oval.  Matthew Duldig kicked 6 goals in Glenelg's total of 18-11.

Glenelg             4-1    6-3   10-7    18-11  (119)
North Adelaide  5-3   10-5  19-5     22-6   (138)

Goals: Duldig 6; Doswell, Neely, Mitchell, Cook 2; Fisher, Reavill, Mules, Willits 1.

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Promising Glenelg forward player Jamie Vlatko has departed the club for Norwood.  It is believed the talented 20 year old left for financial reasons.  Vlatko joins former players Wayne Phillis and James West in joining the Redlegs. 

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Former Glenelg premiership player, coach, and Margarey Medalist (1982), Tony McGuinness, has been appointed as an assistant coach at the reigning premier Port Adelaide.  McGuinness coached the Tigers for three years, 1998-2000, finishing nineth in 1998 and 2000 and fourth (third after the minor round) in 1999 and was a member of the 1985 premiership team.   McGuinness will be Port Adelaide's forward coach.

The Tigers have signed Tasmanian Devils forward player Daniel Kirk.  Kirk stands at 199cm and 99kg and will be useful in the ruck as well as in the forward lines.

JAIMIE VLATKO (27/12/04) 
Versatile forward player Jaimie Vlatko is set to join Norwood in 2005.  Chief Executive Office Darren Chandler has expressed that Vlatko is a key player in Glenelg's quest to return to the finals and all possible measures will be taken to keep Vlatko in a black and gold jumper.

Former North Adelaide premiership footballer Peter Simmons, has been appointed as Glenelg's senior coach.   The 39 year old Simmons, played a 113 games during 1982-1992 and was a member of North's 1987 premiership victory against Glenelg.

Simmons previous coaching experience includes stints at North Adelaide and Norwood (reserves),  Adelaide University (A1 premiership coach 1999) and West Adelaide (dual under 17s premierships). 

Jeff Smith; Geelong, East Perth (rookie list), ruckman
David Mitchell; Werribee, Richmond, Geelong; forward
Malcolm Greenwood; former Glenelg player; mid-fielder
Aaron Rogers; Melbourne, Sydney, 20 yrs old; forward
Adam Fisher

Aidan Parker; Subiaco
Matthew Golding; Amateur League
Matthew Manfield; Amateur League
Ben Norman; recovering from broken leg
Brian Casey; country
Damien Raidis; retired
Danny Meyer; Richmond

2004 PLAYER AWARDS (27/12/04) 
John H Ellers Best & Fairest:       William Neely
Best & Fairest Runner Up:        Heath Culpitt

E.R. Curnow Awards
                League:                  Ben Moore
                Reserves:                Alex Button
                U19s:                       Thomas Woods
                U17s:                       David Bickmore

Best Team Man:                      Paul Sherwood
Player's Player Award:           William Neely
Most Improved:                       Daniel McEntee
Most Outstanding Junior:         Daniel Reavill
Reserves Best Team Man:          Ty Allen
Reserves Best & Fairest:         Ty Allen
Best Team Man Junior Grades:        Jarrod Kellock
Most Outstanding Junior 
        Country Footballer:         Lucas Block
Under 19 Best & Fairest:         Troy White
Under 19 Best & Fairest Runner Up:      Chris Anderson
Under 19 Most Committed:         Matthew Graham
Under 19 Best Team Man:         Troy White
Under 17 Best & Fairest:         Bryce Gibbs
Under 17 Best & Fairest Runner Up:      Jarrod Kellock
Under 17 Most Committed:         Jason Sutherland
Under 17 Best Team Man:         Jarrod Kellock

It has been confirmed by the Chief Executive Officer, Darren Chandler, that David Noble has resigned as senior coach of the Glenelg Football Club.  With 1 year left on a three year contract, it is believed that Noble has accepted an assistant coaching job at the Adelaide Crows.

On a positive note, Billy Neely has renegotiated his contract and signed for a further two years.

MAGAREY MEDAL (15/9/04) 
Glenelg's midfield trio in Billy Neely, Heath Culpitt and Brett Backwell dominated the side's Magarey Medal polling.  Overall, the Tigers polled 49 votes compared to Central Districts' 97 votes (best) and Norwood's 26 votes (worst).   Billy Neely finished in fifth place with 15 votes, 7 votes behind the winner Paul Thomas (Central Districts).

15:  W. Neely 3-3-3-2-2-1-1
11:  H. Culpitt 3-3-3-2
 9:  B. Backwell 2-2-1-1-1-1-1
 4: S. Cook 2-2
 3: M. Bode 3
 2: B. Moore 2; A. Parker 1-1; J. Schuback 1-1
 1: S. Salopek 1

Brett Backwell has followed Heath Culpitt's lead and signed for another two years.  Along with Culpitt the talented mid-fielder is one of the favourites for the best and fairest.

The Tigers gave their fans optimism for the future by smashing the Redlegs in the final game of the season.  Heath Culpitt and Billy Neely accumulated over 70 possessions in the 65 point victory. (details)

ROUND 23 PREVIEW (3/9/04) 
The Tigers take to the battlefield for the last time in 2004 against the woodenspooner Norwood.  It will also be the last time for 104 game veteran Damien Raidis who announced his retirement early this week.  The Tigers will be aiming for its third successive victory.  (details)

Best and Fairest favourite Heath Culpitt has signed a two year contract.   Culpitt will be at the club until the end of 2006.

On an early Spring afternoon the Tigers dented North Adelaide's double chance aspirations with a deserving 24 point victory.  Power listed Steven Salopek turned the game on its head with a 4 goal final quarter blitz.  Salopek ended with 6 goals as the Tigers kicked 20 goals for the first time this year. 

The Seasiders ended a 5 year drought by recording back-to-back victories for the first time since 1999 and in the process condemned Norwood to the woodenspoon. 

The Tigers moved the ball with confidence from defence and constantly intimidated their finals bound opponent.  (details)

ROUND 22 PREVIEW (27/8/04) 
The Tigers will be confident in upsetting the third placed Roosters in the round 22 clash at Brighton Rd.  Glenelg welcome back Steven Salopek and Paul Allison but lost Josh Krueger due to a hamstring injury.  In their last clash, round 13, the Tigers upset the Roosters in a wet mudbath at Prospect Oval. (details)

ROUND 21  (22/8/04) 
Glenelg's finals dream was alive and kicking on Saturday afternoon after Centrals thumped Port Adelaide by 85 pts.  However, West Adelaide's narrow 2 point victory over Norwood on Sunday condemned the Tigers to their fifth consecutive year without September action.  In the final game of round 21, North Adelaide moved into third place with an 11 pt victory over the Double Blues.

ROUND 21 PREVIEW (21/8/04) 
The Tigers have the bye in round 21 but all tiger eyes will be focussed on NAP Oval on Saturday and Adelaide Oval on Sunday.  Glenelg's finals hopes will remain alive if the Doggies comfortably defeat the Magpies and the Redlegs upset the Bloods.  The Tigers will then need to defeat North Adelaide and Norwood in their remaining two games and hope other results go in their favour.

Glenelg kept its distance from the woodenspoon and reignited slim hopes of playing finals football with a solid 28 point victory against the Panthers.  After a sluggish start the Tigers completely dominated the game and kept South to just one goal after quarter time.  The Tigers should have won by more but poor kicking in front of goal cost the Bays a badly needed percentage boost. (details)

ROUND 20 PREVIEW (13/8/04) 
With the finals now out of the question, the Tigers have a golden opportunity to end the season on a roll by winning their final three games.  The Tigers face North Adelaide, Norwood and starting on Saturday afternoon, South Adelaide.  Josh Kreuger has recovered from injury and veteran Damien Raidis and rookie Ruwoldt have been omitted. (details)

Despite being only the second side to kick 12 goals against Central Districts this year, the Tigers were no match for the Bulldogs.  When it mattered most, Centrals were too skillful and used the wide expanses of NAP Oval more efficently than their opponents.  (details)

ROUND 19 PREVIEW (30/7/04) 
The Tigers head north looking to break a 9 year drought at Elizabeth (NAP Oval).  The task will be less daunting with the inclusion of AFL experienced players Steven Salopek and Matthew Golding. (details)

GLENELG v EAGLES (1/8/04) 
The Tigers secured its fourth win of the season with a committed four quarter performance against the previous league leader.  Glenelg broke a five year hoodoo with its first victory against the Eagles since 1999.

On a heavy Glenelg Oval (mainly in the centre square), the Seasiders suprised their more fancied opponent with a tough and direct style of play.  Aiden Parker and Paul Sherwood were solid in defence and Brett Backwell made a welcome return with a calming performance in the midfield.  Ball magnet Heath Culpitt was inspirational with 5 magnificent goals. (details)

ROUND 18 PREVIEW (30/7/04) 
The Tigers face the league leaders, the Eagles, on Sunday afternoon.   Matthew Reavill, brother of Daniel, makes his league debut and Peter MacFarlane has been omitted.  Matthew Golding, best in the reserves last week, and Brett Backwell have been named as emergencies. (details)

GLENELG v STURT (24/7/04) 
The Tigers restored some creditabilty with the SANFL public by going down to third place Sturt by 6 points.  However, the Bays have recorded another loss in a game that should have been won.  Very little satisfaction should be taken out of the game. 

It was a familar script for the Tigers.  One poor quarter, outplay the opponent for the rest of the game and waste opportunities in the last quarter.  David Noble stated after round 15, 'we just don't know how win'.  The big question is, 'does David Noble know how to successfully teach a team to win?' 

Aiden Parker and Paul Sherwood were solid in defence, marking and repelling many Sturt thrusts.  Heath Culpitt was the catalyst to Glenelg's 7 goal second quarter.   Captain Ben Moore was a honest performer and Ben Mules collected many telling touches on the half-back-flank.

ROUND 17 PREVIEW (23/7/04) 
David Noble reacted savagely to Glenelg's embarrassing loss to Norwood last week.  Senior players Golding, Manfield and Panozzo were axed to make way for Krueger, Bloch, Ruwoldt, McFarlane and Mules.  Krueger and Mules will be playing for the first time this season and Ruwoldt and McFarlane will be debuting. 

Victory against the Double Blues will be one of the biggest turn-arounds in the club's history.  As last week's performance demonstrated, the history books can be rewritten.  (details)

"The easy thing to say is 'it's all too hard' and walk away.  I'm staying, there's no question on that side.  The agreement when I came was for three years and I'll do that.  The supporters have got to see some stability." (details)

GLENELG v NORWOOD (16/7/04) 
Norwood completed humiliated the Tigers by 104 points in wet and cold conditions.  Glenelg's score of 
1 - 4 (10) was their lowest in 83 years of playing in the SANFL.  The previous lowest was 2 - 10 (22) against West Torrens at Thebarton Oval in 1926.

The Tigers showed no passion in the first half and when a heavy shower of rain arrived half-way through the second quarter the game was effectively over.  After the long break the Seasiders showed greater spirit, unfortunately it was directed more at the opposing player than the ball. 

Paul Allison and Brett Backwell were late omissions and were replaced by Craig Tasborski and Jack Horan.

The team of 1926 including Hall of Famers, Jim Handby, Jack Owens and Len Sallis will now sleep peacefully in their graves.  However, the same cannot be said for the current coaching staff and the players who represented the famous black and gold guernsey. (details)

ROUND 16 PREVIEW (16/7/04) 
The Tigers face Norwood in Friday night football at the Parade.  A win tonight will virtually condemn Norwood to the woodenspoon.  Nineteen year old Daniel Reavill will be debuting.  (details)

The Tigers threw away a golden opportunity to win consecutive games with a hard fought loss to West Adelaide.  The loss will dampen tonight's celebrations of the 70th anniversary of Glenelg's first premiership victory and the induction of two more members into the Hall of Fame. (details)

ROUND 15 PREVIEW (9/7/04) 
After the week off the Tigers face West Adelaide at Glenelg Oval.  West Adelaide is coming off a 109 point loss to Port Adelaide in round 14.  Glenelg will be attempting to win back to back victories for the first time since 1999.  It was that same year that The Tigers last defeated West Adelaide.  Damien Raidis is welcome back into the side and will play his 100th game for Glenelg and Sturt.  Damien Hardwick has been recalled by the Power.  (details)


In a mud slog the Tigers recorded their third win for the season with a 15 point victory over North Adelaide.  Nathan Woods inspired the Tigers with three match winning goals. (details)

In wet and windy conditions the Tigers once again feel asleep during the second and third quarters.  Glenelg won the toss and kicked with a strong 5 goal breeze but wasted early opportunities.  Three late goals in time-on rescued the home side from an embarrassing quarter. (details)

ROUND 15 PREVIEW (18/6/04) 
The Glenelg Football Club will hope to continue their 5 game winning streak against the Panthers on Saturday.  The Tigers gained Jacob Schuback, Damien Hardwick and Rowan Andrews and omitted Trevor Cranston, Nathan Woods and James Miller.  The Bays will be desperate to move off the foot of the table and South will be looking to keep in touch with the final five.  (details)

After a spirited opening 32 minutes the Tigers were blown away by the reigning premiers.  The Dogs seized the iniative with 8 unanswered goals from the 4th minute mark of the second quarter to the 5th minute mark of the final quarter.  At this level of the game Glenelg's skill level and decision making was appalling resulting in far too many turn-overs. (details)

ROUND 11 PREVIEW (11/6/04) 
The Glenelg Football Club welcome back Jacob Schuback, Heath Culpitt, Josh Mahoney, Damien Hardwick and Steven Salopek for the Queen's Birthday Holiday Monday game against Central Districts.  Unfortunately, they lose the services of Matthew Bode who has been recalled by the Adelaide Crows. 

Despite the inclusions and the Dogs poor form last week (defeated by Sturt), the boys from the Bay will find the going tough in trying to reverse a 89 point thrashing in round 2 ((details)). 

The Tigers last defeated Central Districts in 1999.   (details)

After two encouraging performances against West Adelaide and Norwood, Glenelg's loss to Port Adelaide  was disappointing to say the least. 

The Tigers outscored their opposition in the last quarter to avoid a humiliating defeat- a positive David Noble will take out of the game.  However, to the die-heart supporters who braved the cool conditions this was of little consolation. 

Once again the Bays failed to kick enough goals with just 4 up to three quarter time.  Matthew Golding and Paul Allison were the leading goal-kickers with 2 goals each. (details)

ROUND 10 PREVIEW (4/6/04) 
The Tigers, when they tackle Port Adelaide on Saturday, have their best chance of winning at Alberton since 1993 (details) .  Not one current day player was involved and/or would remember that day when coach Mark Williams lead the Tigers to a magnificent 84 point victory. 

Glenelg has rushed back into the side captain Ben Moore (hamstring), Matthew Bode (illness) and  welcomes new recruit Aiden Parker.  Parker, Crows listed player, transfered across from South Adelaide earlier this week hoping for more game time, especially at centre-half-back.   The Bays will miss centreman Heath Culpitt due to a one week suspension for striking.

The game will be telecasted on Channel 2 at 2.30pm.  This is the first Glenelg televised game since early last year when they comfortably defeated South Adelaide. 

In a tight, hard fought battle Glenelg failed to record consecutive victories for the first time since 1999.  The Tigers held a slim 4 point lead at the main break but were outscored 6 goals to 3 in the second half.  The game was in the balance up until the 10 minute mark of the final quarter when the Bloods kicked a controversial goal.  (details)

ROUND 9 PREVIEW (28/5/04) 
The Tigers will be without skipper Ben Moore as they attempt to win back-to-back games for first time since 1999.  Moore twinged his hamstring in the third quarter against Norwood last week.  However, he should only miss one or two games.  Jacob Schuback has been recalled by the Adelaide Crows for the clash against Hawthorn.  West Adelaide are ripe for the pickings- they have not experienced the taste of victory since round 3 when they defeated Port by 18 points. 

GLENELG v NORWOOD (23/5/04) 
The Bays delivered the goods for just the second time this year when it defeated Macca's Redlegs by 31 points.  The home side secured the win with a decisive 8 goals to 1 final quarter.  (details)

ROUND 8 v NORWOOD (21/5/04) 
Matthew Bode and Damien Hardwick are inclusions for the vital round 8 clash against Norwood on Sunday.  Bode was dropped by the Crows and Hardwick is returning from injury.  It is Hardwick's first game since the round 3 game against the Double Blues. 

GLENELG v EAGLES  (17/5/04) 
After dominating the Eagles in the first half the Tigers blew a golden opportunity to defeat their more fancied opponents. 

The Eagles won the toss and elected to kick with the aid of a 4 goal wind.  Glenelg outsmarted their opponents to setup a potential match winning second quarter with the wind. (details)

"When you turn up to work you've got to be reliable and diligent in your work and we weren't reliable and diligent in what we did over a full game... Our third quarter was very, very poor... If you've watched our games- apart from the Central one- we've been more around the mark than we have been but again it's just consistency." (details)

Glenelg came storming home in the last quarter but it was not enough to defeat the Magpies.  A six goal final quarter reduced a 51 point three quarter time deficit to 14 points at the final siren.  Port Adelaide established a match winning lead with a powerful 7 goals to 1 third quarter. (details)

"I'd hoped that we'd turned the corner a bit last week but I'd like to think Saturday's win was a start of that turn.... We started with a quicker forward line which helps in these conditions but I think our quickness and our movement of the ball was probably the best it's been.... Mahoney's ability to put himself in the right spot to hold the play up and then create the run of momentum from our back end was excellent." (details)

Glenelg rewarded the faithful with a hard fought 28 point win over their southern neighbour.  The win was the Tigers' first for the season and leaves them one game outside the top five. (details)

David Noble and the selectors welcome back Josh Mahoney and Jacob Schuback for the all important local derby against South Adelaide.  However, Damien Hardwick was unavailable due to an ankle injury sustained last week against Sturt.   Nigel Smart will play his first game for the Panthers since 1991 after being dropped by the Adelaide Crows.  (details)

GLENELG v STURT (19/4/04)
The Tigers matched the Double Blues in the first half at Unley Oval and an upset appeared a possibility.  However, Sturt's 5 goal to 1 wind assisted third quarter condemned Glenelg to a hat-trick of losses.  Glenelg controlled the opening 13 minutes of the final quarter but failed to hurt the Blues on the scoreboard. 
Matthew Bode was a late omission after being recalled to the Adelaide Crows side. (details)


KOSTER QUITS (22/3/04)
Glenelg veteran Kym Koster has decided to hang up his SANFL boots.  The shock decision comes after Koster relinquished the captaincy a month ago.  Koster sited work commitments and wanting to spend greater time with his family as reasons for his decision.


GLENELG          West Adelaide  (Richmond Oval)
     1 - 1                   5 - 3
     6 - 4                   5 - 3
     9 - 4                   9 - 4
   14 - 8  (92)          11 - 5  (71)

Paul Allison 7 goals 

Former Glenelg player and 2004 recruit, Lucas Herbert, is out for the season.  Herbert damaged his knee in the first quarter of the trial game against Port Adelaide at Alberton.  A positive to come out of the game was a 6 goal haul by new recruit Paul Allison.

GLENELG          10 - 7     (67)
Port Adelaide   15 - 13   (103)

          1.3                                    2.0
          3.4                                    3.0
          5.4                                    4.1
          9.8  (52)                             6.6  (42) 

Goals- Country: P MacFarlane 5; B Mules 2; L Block, J Dixon 1
           City: C Tasborski 2; S Cook, C Statham, J Vlatko, N Woods 1

Best- Country: B Neely, P MacFarlane, B Mules, H Culpitt, M Duldig
         City: M Griffiths, C Robinson, S Cook, B Moore, P Sherwood 

2004 INS AND OUTS (13/3/04)

Paul Allison (Eagles)
Lucas Herbert (North)
Peter McFarlane (Sale)
Brian Casey (Kanglangadoo)
James Dixon (Naracoorte)
Matthew Somerfield (South Gambier)
Peter Dempsey (Renmark)
Rowan Andrews (Adelaide)
Josh Mahoney (Port Adelaide)

Leigh Brockman (Queensland)
Ben Ahmat (Darwin)
Josh Willoughby (Sydney)
Brad Smith (retired)
Josh Pearce (Broadview)

Benjamin Moore has been announced Glenelg captain for 2004.  Paul Sherwood is the vice-captain and Ben Mules is the deputy vice-captain.

Glenelg veteran Kym Koster resigned as captain last week sighting work commitments as the reason.  A new captain will be announced before the start of the season.   Ben Moore, Paul Sherwood and Brett Backwell are the main contenders.

The Tigers defeated a starless studded Adelaide Crows at Norwood tonight.  Despite Adelaide controlling the second quarter, Glenelg recorded a 38 point victory.  The game was played under the new Wizard Cup rules.

GLENELG               ADELAIDE
  0 - 3 - 3                    0 - 1 - 0
  0 - 3 - 6                    0 - 5 - 1
  1 - 6 - 8                    0 - 6 - 1
  1 - 11 - 8  (83)           0 - 7 - 3   (45)

2004 TRIAL GAMES (23/1/04)
13th February GLENELG V Crows 5:30pm (Norwood)
6th March GLENELG CITY V Glenelg Country 4:00pm (Robe)
13th March GLENELG V Port Adelaide 2:20pm (Alberton)
20th March GLENELG V West Adelaide 2:20pm (Richmond)
27th March GLENELG V Sturt 2:20pm (Glenelg)


GLENELG v CROWS (10/1/04)
Glenelg will play half the Adelaide Crows squad at Norwood Oval on February 13.  The match will start at 5.30pm.  Following the game Norwood will play the other half of the Crows squad.

Former Glenelg ruckman Lucas Herbert will return to the Bay after a 6 year stint at North Aelaide.  Lucas, 26, departed the club at the beginning of the failed Stringer regime.  Herbert will add additional fire-power up forward. 

Eagles 2002 leading goal kicker Paul Allison has signed with the Tigers.  Allison, 23, will give the forward line a much needed boost.  Also, rumours have been floating around that recently discarded West Coast Eagles forward Troy Wilson has had talks with club.

In other news, former Glenelg champions Ross Gibbs and John Fidge have returned to the club in coaching roles.  Fidge has been given the role of forwards coach and Gibbs will be coaching the Under 17s.  Gibbs played 252 league games and Fidge kicked 316 goals, including 124 goals in 1990.  Former North Adelaide player Craig Burton has been appointed as the Under 19s coach and Troy Burgess as reserves coach.

SANFL DRAFT (19/12/03)
In yesterday's SANFL draft Glenelg drafted Josh Mahoney (Power) and Rowan Andrews (Crows) with their first and second draft picks.

Brett Backwell's dream of returning to AFL football has ended.  After doing preseason training with Carlton the Blues failed to draft him in last week's preseason draft.

Brett Backwell has been given a potential AFL life-line.  Backwell has been invited to do preseason training with his former club Carlton.

Talented juniors Joshua Krueger and Joshua Willoughby were selected in the 2003 AFL Draft.  Krueger (20) was Adelaide's number 31 draft pick and Willoughby (17) was selected at draft pick 16 by the Sydney Swans. 

The SANFL fixture has been released for 2004.  The Tigers kick off the season with a visit to Prospect on Sunday 4 April. 

The Tigers are looking to sign delisted Carlton forward Jimmy Plunkett.  The coaching staff will interview him in the near future.  South Adelaide are also interested in talking to Plunkett.

BEST TIGER (12/10/03)
On-baller Billy Neely won the John H. Ellers club champion's trophy.  Recruited from Canberra at the beginning of the 2003 season, Neely polled 228 votes with seven first-preference votes.  Fellow recruit Brett Backwell polled 158 votes in second position and Ben Moore in third with 112 votes.  Neely also won the player's award and the best team-man award.  The E.R. Curnow best clubman award was won by Ben Moore.

"A leap of desperation over a pack to hold a mark of rare judgement and a pressure goal from Graham Cornes in the time-on period, and the 1973 league football premiership belonged to Glenelg- the untameable Tiger."

On this day 30 years ago at approximately 4.55pm the Tigers secured their second premiership flag after 39 years in the footballing wilderness.  Despite Glenelg winning 20 out of 21 minor round games the champions of Australia- North Adelaide, were not willing to give up their premiership crown without a fight.  The Roosters were gunning for their third consecutive premiership. 

The Tigers easily secured a grand final ticket by comfortably defeating Sturt by 57 points in the second semi final, whereas the Roosters thumped Sturt by 93 points in the preliminary final. 

Relive the greatest grand final of all time. (details)

The Tigers ended 2003 in controversial fashion when the northern end goal post snapped at the 18 minute mark of the second quarter.  Play was held up for 30 minutes after Glenelg's Phil Bennett collided with the goal post.  Trailing by three points Port seized the initiative after the goal post break (pardon the pun) by kicking the last three goals of the second quarter.  Both sides agreed to a five minute half-time interval.  Michael Hare made an impressive debut by kicking four goals in Glenelg's 36 point defeat. (details)

ROUND 22 v WEST ADELAIDE (30/8/03)
During three quarters the Tigers outscored  West Adelaide by 5 points, however a scorching 11 goals to 2 second quarter sealed the victory for the Bloods. (details)

Forward player Matthew Manfield has been diagnose with testicular cancer. Fighting injury for most season, Manfield announced his illness his team mates on Saturday.  We wish Matthew a speedy recovery.

The Tigers celebrated Ben Moore's 50th game in style by defeating the hapless North Adelaide by 84 points.  After falling behind early in the game the home side was never headed in their most convincing win since defeating West Adelaide in 1999.

Craig Tasborski was the star kicking 8 goals at full-forward.  In stark contrast North's ever dangerous forward Daniel Hargraves was magnificently shut down by the menacing Glenelg defence. 

It was Glenelg's biggest win of the year and virtually condemns the Roosters to the woodenspoon.  (details)

ROUND 18 v STURT (2/8/03)
Despite scoring the first 3 goals of the second, third and fourth quarters the Tigers failed to break the spine of the Double Blues.  It was another brave showing by the Tigers but another frustrating defeat. 

The 'happy handballing' Tigers turned the ball over at crucial times in the second and third quarters with overuse of the handball. 

To add to the frustration State fullback Paul Sherwood was stretchered off late in the second quarter with what appeared to be a knee injury.

Ty Allen showed promising signs in his debut game. (details)

ROUND 17 v NORWOOD (26/7/03)
For the second time this year the Tigers wasted an opportunity to defeat the Redlegs.  Leading by 19 points at the 12 minute of the third quarter Norwood stormed home kicking 11 goals to 2 to record a 34 point win over David Noble's frustrated Tigers.

Kicking with a 3 goal wind Glenelg dominated the opening stanza but could only convert 4 majors from a possible 10.   The Tigers' midfield looked threatening with the welcome return of Matthew Bode and Steven Salopek.  Schuback and Duldig provided options up forward. 

The home side threatened early in the third quarter reducing the lead to a point but 3 goals inside 4 minutes restored a comfortable 19 point advantage.  However Norwood had other ideas and wrestled the lead off the young Tigers at 23 minute mark.  They were never headed.

The final quarter saw Norwood surge further ahead.  Crucial turnovers and some undiscipined acts by the frustrated Tigers were punished by the rampant Redlegs.

To add to Glenelg's woes Steven Salopek was stretchered off at the 25 minute mark of the final quarter after an incident behind play. (details)

The Tigers were made to pay for careless skills errors  by premiership contender Central Districts.  After a promising showing against West Adelaide in round 15 the home side dominated the first 10 minutes of general play but not on the scoreboard. 

Michael Raidis and Brett Higgins played their 100th and 50th games.  A one minute silence was observed at the beginning of all games in memory of under 19 footballer Chris Buss who was tragically killed in a car accident on Thursday. (details)

2003 INS AND OUTS (2/3/03) 
Leigh Brockman (Sydney)
Trevor Cranston (Springvale)
Michael Griffiths (Port Melbourne)
Brett Backwell (West Adelaide)
Billy Neely (Queanbeyan)
Steven Salopek (Port Adealaide Power)
Michael Raidis (returned)
Damien Raidis (returned)
Brett Higgins (returned)
Josh Pearce (returned)
James Byrne (South Fremantle)
Marcus Baldwin (Williamstown)
Phil McKenzie (Western Australia)
Nathon Irvin (Wagga Wagga)
Adam Contessa (Vic Amateur League)
Brad Stephens (country Victoria)
Darren O'Brien (NT)
David Willett (Wodonga)
Malcolm Greenwood (Riverland)
Kelvin Maher (left club)
Michael Handby (South Adelaide)
Kane Johnson (Richmond)
Matt Shir (Richmond)
Daniel Bell (Melbourne)
David King (Collingwood)
Andrew Mackie (Geelong)
Simon Hele (retired)
Todd Winstanley (retired)
Ben Thompson (retired)

HALL OF FAME (29/6/03)
Laurie Rosewarne and John Seebohm were inducted into the Hall of Fame last night as the Tigers celebrated the 30 year anniversary of Glenelg's famous 1973 grand final victory. (hall of fame)

STATE GAME (26/6/03)
Glenelg recruit Brett Backwell was voted best on ground in SA's 60 point victory over West Australia.  Backwell, winner of the Fos William's Medal, kicked 3 goals gathered 33 posessions (20 kicks, 13 handballs).  Paul Sherwood was also selected in SA's best players.

STATE SIDE (16/5/03)
Brett Backwell and Paul Sherwood have been named in the State squad.

Tiger giant Matthew Golding sustained a knee injury in the dieing minutes of Sunday's game.  Golding went down duirng the last play of Glenelg's 19 point defeat to the Eagles.  The extent of his injury is currently unknown but Golding will be sadly missed.  Recruit Heath Culpitt was a late withdrawal with a thumb injury.

GLENELG             15.6      (96)
South Adelaide    21.12   (138)

GLENELG            3.4  5.7  7.10  10.13  (73)
North Adelaide   4.0   6.1  9.4   15.7    (97)

Former Carlton player Heath Culpitt recently signed with the Tigers.  Culpitt played 15 games for Carlton and adds depth to the midfield.

PLAYER NEWS  (10/2/03)
Glenelg is likely to sign West Adelaide footballer Brett Backwell.  Backwell, 22, played as a rover for West last year.  The Tigers also signed centreman Billy Neely from Canberra last week. 

GLENELG         6.15  (51)
Port Magpies  16.7   (103)

2002 SEASON IN REVIEW  (21/1/03) 
Click here to review the 2002 season.  The section contains results, goal-kickers, premiership tables and player awards.  This information is in the results section.

The Glenelg Football Club and Glenelg Footballers Club returned healthy profits in 2002.
The Glenelg Football Club returned a profit of $32,099 (2001- $149,219). 
The Glenelg Footballers Club made a profit of $286,360 (2001-$320,324).

PLAYER UPDATE (22/12/02) 
Former Crows player Matt Shir has been drafted by AFL club Richmond in yesterday's December Draft.  Shir was delisted by the Crows at the end of the 2002 season.

The Tigers drafted Port Adelaide's number one draft pick Steven Salopek in yesterday's SANFL Draft.  The AFL official website said- 

"Tremendous ball winner in midfield. Can also play forward & kick goals or tight in defence. All Aust in U18’s this year after being AIS/AFL Academy member in 2001-2002. From Narre Warren FC. His endurance showed out at the National AFL Draft Camp where he recorded at level 14.09 beep score. His psychomotor results particularly his decision marking speed, reaction time & peripheral awareness were in the top 5%. Averaged 29 possessions in TAC Cup this year."

The following Glenelg under aged players were selected in today's AFL Draft:

Andrew Mackie - draft pick 7 - Geelong
Daniel Bell - draft pick 14 - Melbourne
David King - draft pick 58 - Collingwood

We thank them for their contributions at Glenelg and  wish them well for their AFL careers.

BYRNE WANTS OUT (13/11/02)
Glenelg captain James Byrne wants a clearance to play in Perth next year.  At the beginning of 2002, Byrne was appointed captain for 3 seasons.  He is Glenelg's first imported captain since Ken Eustice in 1970. 

2002 leading goalkicker Marcus Baldwin has also signify his intentions to return to Melbourne.  Baldwin has completed one year of a 2 year contract. 

Glenelg players Matthew Shir, Michael Handby and Laurence Angwin have been delisted by the Adelaide Football Club.  It is not known whether Shir and Handby will return to their native Victoria.  Shir will nominate for the preseason draft.

Former Glenelg player Stuart Cochrane has been traded from the Kangaroos to Port Adelaide.  Cochrane will be available to play for Glenelg.

The Glenelg Football Club have appointed David Noble as full-time senior coach for the next 3 years.  He replaces Brenton Honor.

Noble, 35, was previously assistant to Terry Wallace at the Western Bulldogs.  Noble also coached the NSW/ACT Rams to the under-18 TAC Cup grand final.  The native Tasmanian, played for his State and played two seasons with Fitzroy.

Chief executive officer Darren Chandler said, "David's presentation was totally professional.  He brings a huge amount of experience from a senior and junior point of view."

Noble said, "I have to get some strength and unity back into the club.  Everyone likes to be challenged and at this point in time it's the hardest job at league level but you take it on board and we've got to recruit and develop our younger guys."

Noble is the first non-Glenelg coach since Mark Williams' in 1993.  Under Williams, the Tigers finished fourth in 1993 and 1994.

BALI BOMBING (16/10/02)
We at Tigers Y2K2 express our deepest sympathy to the supporters, families, players and officials of Sturt Football Club (and others) who have been affected directly or indirectly by the bomb explosion in Bali on Sunday 13/10/02.

It was reported on the 5AA afternoon sports program that former Carlton coach Wayne Brittain and former Crows premiership player Shaun Rehn are possible candidates for the Senior coaching position.

FINALS WEEK 3(4/10/02) 

GLENELG            8 - 8  (54)
West Adelaide   11 - 8  (72)

BEST: McEntee, Potts, King, Hare, Farrier
GOALS: Potts 3, Bury, Bennett, Gilling, Mackie, McEntee 1

GLENELG             9 - 13    (67)
West Adelaide    10 - 11    (71)

BEST: Block, White, Dubieniecki, James, Anderson, Harkness
GOALS: Anderson 2, Hunyadi, Block, White, Dodd, Bunton, Harkness, Humphries 1

FINALS WEEK 2(22/9/02) 

GLENELG            16 - 13  (109)
West Adelaide      7 - 13   (55)

Glenelg plays West Adelaide in the Grand Final.

West Adelaide   10 - 5   (65)
Port Adelaide      6 - 9   (45)

Glenelg plays West Adelaide in the Grand Final.

FINALS WEEK 1(15/9/02) 

GLENELG            5 - 12  (42)
Eagles                 9 -  8   (62)

Glenelg is eliminated.

GLENELG          20 - 12  (132)
West Adelaide   13 - 16   (94)

Glenelg advances to the Grand Final.  Will play either West Adelaide or Port Adelaide

GLENELG            13 - 5    (96)
West Adelaide    21 - 16  (142)

Glenelg plays Eagles in the Preliminary Final.

GOODBYE BH (11/9/02) 
Senior Coach, Brenton Honor has not been reappointed for 2003.  Honor, appointed in 2001 failed to lift the Tigers from the bottom of the ladder.  Under his reign, Glenelg's win-loss ratio from 40 games was 7 wins, 1 draw and 32 losses. 

Honor is Glenelg's 6th discarded coach since 1991- Kym Hodgeman 1991-92, Mark Williams 1993-94, Tony Symonds 1995-96, Wayne Stringer 1997-98 and Tony McGuinness 1999-00.

Glenelg go into battle for the last time in 2002 when they confront southern neighbour South Adelaide.  It may also be Brenton Honor's last game as senior coach.  Glenelg's last win was against the Panthers in round 10.

ROUND 22 PREVIEW (30/8/02) 
The Tigers made several changes for its round 22 clash with the Redlegs.  Bell and Milne will be debuting and recruit Marcus Baldwin was axed.  Former captain Simon Hele will play his 200th game (196 Glenelg, 4 State).

After arriving at the beginning of the season, Adam Contessa has left the club for family reasons.  The stocky mid-fielder was recruited from the Western Bulldogs and played a dozen or so games with the Tigers.

ROUND 8 UPDATE (20/5/02)
The SANFL continued in the first wintery conditions of the season while Glenelg had the bye.  On Friday night Norwood ended Central Districts 16 game winning streak with a hard fought win at the Parade.  On Saturday Sturt annihilated North Adelaide at Unley Oval.  In windy conditions at Noarlunga, the Eagles continued their 5 year winning streak over the unpredictable Panthers.  On the holiday Monday, West Adelaide recorded their first win of the season by defeating Port Adelaide at Richmond and in the process moved off the bottom of the ladder.  It was Port's 5th consecutive loss.

MATT SHIR (17/5/02)
Matt Shir has been called up to play for Adelaide against the Kangaroos on Sunday.  Shir featured highly in Glenelg's last two games against Port Adelaide and North Adelaide.  The round 8 clash will be played at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

ROUND 7 PREVIEW (10/5/02)
The TIgers have announced an unchange team to face the Roosters on Saturday.  Bouyed by defeating the Magpies last week, Glenelg go into the game extremely confident.  A win will reignite their finals aspirations.   Full-forwards Baldwin (Glenelg) and Hargraves (North Adelaide), are focal points for both sides and will have a large say in determining the outcome.  In their last meeting, Glenelg were defeated and failed to condemn North Adelaide to the woodenspoon.

ROUND 5 PREVIEW (26/4/02)
Glenelg travel to Unley Oval on Sunday to do battle with the undefeated Double Blues.  Unley has not been a happy hunting ground for the Tigers.  Since returning to the suburbs in the late 90s Sturt has completely dominated  the Tigers. 

Sturt has suffered a major setback with the exclusion of tall men Simon Feast (injury) and Barnaby French (Power).  Glenelg welcome the return of Ben Thompson at centre-half-back.  Thompson will be debuting for the season.

The key to victory at a small ground like Unley Oval is winning the centre.  It is a necessity that Matthew Golding and the AFL experienced onballers  deliver a plethora of opportunities to forwards Sam Logan and Marcus Baldwin.  With Logan named at full-forward it appears that Honor will be instructing his players to keep the forward line open allowing plenty of room for his full-forward to lead into.  Quick delivery into the forward zone will be crucial.

ROUND 4 ROUND-UP (21/4/02)
While Glenelg had the week off, the other SANFL teams continued their premiership quest.

On Friday night Central Districts confirmed their premiership favouritism by defeating Port Adelaide by 37 points. 

North Adelaide travelled to Noarlunga and upstaged the fourth ranked South Adelaide by 14 points.  Aided by inaccurate Panther kicking and 8 goals by Daniel Hargraves, North Adelaide recorded their first win.

Norwood and West Adelaide fought a close tussle at the Parade on Saturday night.  Norwood held on to win by 16 points and recorded their second victory of the season.  The winless West Adelaide trailed by 3 points at three quarter time.

Glenelg will look to round 5 to open their account for season 2002.  Sturt will host the Tigers at Unley Oval on Sunday afternoon.

ROUND 2 PREVIEW (5/4/02) 
Glenelg and Norwood will be looking to notch up their first win when they meet at Glenelg Oval on Saturday.  Both sides are coming off disappointing round 1 results. 

Surprisingly Glenelg has named an unchanged squad after losing to South Adelaide by 77 points. 

The two sides last met in round 17, 2001 with the Tigers recording an upset 12 point win.  It was Glenelg's last win.

Kane Cornes will more than likely be available for Glenelg's opening round clash with South Adelaide at Noarlunga.  Barring injury, Crows' recruit Ryan Fitzgerald will line-up for the Panthers .

In 2001 Glenelg outscored their opponents off the field recording a $149,219 profit.  Port Adelaide came in second with a profit of $48,666.  Glenelg's poker-machines returned a $374,000 licensed club dividend.  Central Districts led the way with a dividend of $552,256.

TRIAL v STURT Pt 2 (12/3/02) 
Glenelg defeated Sturt by 18 points in Saturday's trial game at Max Basheer Reserve.  Glenelg ended the preseason with two wins from three starts.

Richard Crosby was reported for allegedly striking Tim Weatherald. 

Glenelg 6 - 1    12 - 4     16 - 11    19 - 13    (127) 
Sturt               5 - 3      7 - 7      11 - 9      16 - 13    (109)

Goals - Baldwin, Logan4, B.Smith 3, Contessa, Greenwood 2
Best -   Sherwood, B.Smith, Maher, K.Cornes

Former Glenelg captain-coach, Johnny Taylor has died at the age of 84.  Taylor coached the Tigers in 1950-52 and took Glenelg to its second grand final in 1950-  Glenelg were defeated by Norwood.  He played 55 games for the Tigers and 5 with South Australia.  At the time of his retirement, Taylor had played a record 263 SANFL games.  He also played for West Adelaide and Glenelg-West Adelaide.

          Johnny Taylor (centre) with brothers Laurie (left) and Don (right)

Coach Honor said, "We made some tough decisions but the bottom line is we only wanted players- some of whom were weeded out for disciplinary reasons and others for poor work ethics........We only wanted players who were committed and here for the right reasons."

INS:  Marcus Baldwin (Geelong), Adam Contessa (Western Bulldogs), Kym Koster (South Adelaide), Matthew Manfield (Eagles).

OUTS:  Laurence Angwin (returned to Victoria), Duncan Draper (Brighton), Brooke Fogden (Marion), David Hams (Willunga), Adam Hay (South Fremantle), Brett Higgins (Seaton Ramblers), Brent Howard (South-East), Scott Mannion (McLaren Vale), Ben McEntee (Norwood), Josh Pearce (country), Damien Raidis (Sturt), Michael Raidis (work commitments), Cameron Venables (Claremont), Alistair Burke, Martin Mellody, Luke Ottens, Mark Viska (retired).

TRIAL v WEST(2/3/02) 
After a five goals to none first quarter the Tigers never looked in doubt to record their first win of the preseason. 

The Tigers were close to full strength with Kane Cornes and Simon Hele as the most noticable absences. 

New recruit Marcus Baldwin left the ground during the second quarter after a bruising marking contest.  He appeared to have received a knee to the lower back region.

Glenelg will play Sturt next week at either Max Basheer Reserve or Murray Bridge.

Glenelg  5 - 1    8 - 2   11 - 4    13 - 6    (84) 
West Adelaide    0 - 1   4 - 5      6 - 7    11 - 9    (75)

JAMES BYRNE (26/2/02) 
James Byrne has been announced as Glenelg's captain for the 2002 season.  Byrne, after being delisted by the Crows, knocked back several offers from Western Australian clubs at the end of last year. 

James Byrne also played a half in last week's trial game.  A previous posting stated the opposite..

TRIAL v EAGLES (23/2/02) 
Glenelg and the Eagles played out a competitive trial game at Thebarton Oval on Saturday.  The Tigers were defeated by 3 points, 12-12 (84) to 13-9 (87), a far cry from a 97 point drubbing against the Eagles in the corresponding game last year. 

Recruits Adam Contessa (wearing number 2), Marcus Baldwin (number 9) and Kym Koster (number 5) showed promising first up signs.  Baldwin was a strong focal point up forward.  Contessa and Koster played in the midfield. 

Kane Cornes was a surprise inclusion and was one of Glenelg's better players playing in the centre and the half-back-flank.

Matthew Golding played most of the game at centre-half-back and Richard Crosby in the ruck.  James Byrne, Ben Thompson and Simon Hele did not play in the main game. 

Next Saturday the Tigers tackle West Adelaide at Richmond Oval.

Glenelg 4 - 4    5 - 6     8 - 7    12 - 12  (84) 
Eagles    1 - 0     6 - 3  10 - 7    13 - 9    (87)

Glenelg's captain since 1991, Simon Hele has stepped down as captain for the 2002 season.  Injury concerns forced the decision. 

The 31 year old Tiger veteran said, "It was the toughest decision I've had to make in football because I loved captaining the club- it meant a lot to me."

Hele managed just 10 games in 2001 due to problems with his left shoulder and collarbone.   He underwent a second shoulder reconstruction in September.

A decision on the captaincy will be made in early March.

In other news, Glenelg signed a lucratuve sponsorship deal with Movieland and recorded a $100,420 profit last year.

MORE GOLD (19/2/02) 
Victorian Alisa Camplin has won Australia's second ever Winter Olympic gold medal.   After Australian medal favourite Jacqui Cooper withdrew due to injury, Camplin stood up to be counted to win the Ski Aerial Jump with an almost faultless final jump.

MIRACLE ON ICE (17/2/02)
Australia's speed skater, Steven Bradbury has won Australia's first gold medal at a Winter Olympic Games.  Bradbury skated to gold in the 1000 metre sprint after his rivals crashed in the final lap of 9.  Bradbury was in fifth place and the only racer not involved in the crash.   Bradbury was also a member of the speed skating foursome that won Australia's first ever Winter Olympic medal- bronze, in 1994.

PLAYER AWARDS 2001 (20/1/02) 
John H Ellers Perpetual Trophy
Best & Fairest:  Paul Sherwood

Runner-up: Phil McKenzie

R.E. Campbell Best Team Man: Alistair Burke

Leading Goal Kicker: Sam Logan

E.R. Curnow Award: Cameron Venables

Stan Wickham Memorial Trophy
Most Outstanding Junior: Nathan Kane-Bell

Ossie Aims Memorial Trophy
Most Improved: Sam Logan

SANFL DRAFT (19/1/02) 
Glenelg drafted Barry Brooks and Damien Hardwick in Thursday's SANFL Draft but immediately drafted Brooks to North Adelaide.  In the 2001 Draft, Glenelg used North Adelaide's first round pick to allow Michael Handby and Laurence Angwin to train together.  In exchange, North Adelaide received  Glenelg's first draft pick in 2002.

Hardwick, the former Essendon player, was delisted by the Bombers at the end of 2001 and drafted by Port Adelaide.

It is expected that former Crows and South Adelaide captain will sign with Glenelg later this week.  Koster will bring his AFL experience to an already talented midfield of Simon Hele and James Byrne.

CONTESSA SIGNS? (23/12/01)
Former Western Bulldogs defender Adam Contessa has signed with the Tigers.  Contessa, 25, played 45 games with the Bulldogs.  The club also hopes to sign 1 or 2 players who were not selected in last week's draft.

KOSTER A TIGER? (20/12/01)
Former Adelaide Crows player Kym Koster has quit South Adelaide.  The former South Adelaide captain is keen to continue his career in the SANFL club.  Glenelg is believed to be the front runner in gaining his services.

In other news, the number one SANFL 2001 draft pick has quit the Adelaide Crows.  Laurence Angwin, 19, sited home sickness and a frustrating run of injuries as the main reasons in wanting to return to Victoria.  Angwin starred for the Tigers at the beginning of the year before sustaining a hamstring injury and undergoing a shoulder reconstruction.   The Crows will not delist Angwin in the hope that he reconsiders his future in 2003.

High leaping forward player, Ben McEntee has decided to leave Glenelg.  McEntee has signed a one year contract with Norwood.  After a promising debut in 1999, McEntee failed to cement a permanent spot in the league side.  He joins former Tiger forward Jim West in signing with Norwood.  West is now in retirement.

PLAYER NEWS 2 (9/12/01)
Delisted Adelaide Crows player James Byrne has agreed to stay on at Glenelg next year.  To revive his AFL career Byrne considered moving to Western Australia.  Close friend of Byrne, Justin Cicollela is considering moving to Tigerland.  Cicollela is currently on the Crows rookie list.

PLAYER NEWS (3/12/01)
Promising Glenelg youngster, Ben McEntee is looking to move to Norwood.  McEntee after 53 games league games since 1999 has failed to reach his full potential.  He will train with Norwood this week.

Eagles utility player Matthew Manfield has recently signed a two year contract.

ADAM HAY (1/12/01)
2001 Glenelg recruit Adam Hay, has been training at South Adelaide.  Hay, recruited from the Kangaroos was restricted in playing this year due to injury.

The South Australian National Football League will release the 2002 Program next week.  Tigers Y2K1 will have all the Glenelg fixtures next week.  Stay tuned.

AFL DRAFT 2 (25/11/01)
Glenelg survived the AFL Draft with no players being selected.  No interest was shown in draft hopeful Sam Logan.  Former Glenelg player Simon Cox was selected by Hawthorn after being delisted by Western Bulldogs.  Aaron James, who Glenelg had spoken to, was selected by the Bulldogs.

AFL DRAFT (24/11/01)
The AFL Draft will be held tomorrow in Melbourne and that means thousands of young hopefuls waiting to see whether a dream comes true.   Sam Logan is one of those young hopeful.   Logan was recruited from Darwin and set the Tigers' forward line on fire with high flying marks and accurate kicking.  Check here tomorrow evening to see how the draft affects the Tigers.

Richmond's delisted player Aaron James has had talks with the Glenelg Football Club.  James did not play an AFL game with Richmond in 2001 after sustaining an injury in the final round of 2000.  The Western Bulldogs has offered him an AFL life-line by  asking him to do a pre-season.

On 5aa (KG and Cornesy) last week James Byrne stated that he will nominate for this year's AFL draft.  If he is not picked up he said that he would like to stay at the Bay.

Popular Glenelg player James Byrne was delisted by the Adelaide Crows today.  Byrne, 22, was recruited by the Adelaide Crows in 2000 after moving to Glenelg from Sydney.  Byrne was mainly used as a midfielder and came off the bench late in the game.  It is unknown whether he will stay at the Bay in 2002.

HALL OF FAME (11/10/01) 
On Saturday night at the Football Park Convention Centre the 25 inaugural inductees of the Hall of Fame were announced.  460 people were in attendance. 

Fourteen players captained Glenelg, eight were State skippers. eight were All-Australians and six Magarey Medallists. 

To be eligible players needed to be retired for at least three years, hence Tony McGuinness and Nick Chigwidden were ineligible.  Over the next five years ten more players will be inducted (two each year year) and one more each year after that.

The criteria used in assessing candidates were as follows:  "outstanding service and individual contribution to the club" and "record, ability, integrity, sportsmanship and character". 

HALL OF FAME (11/10/01)

Five players were selected from 1921- 1939 and 1940-1960, seven from 1961-1976 and eight from 1977-2000.

Tigers Y2K1 selections were the website's predictions.  Our differences are highlighted in yellow. 

The Hall of Fame will be updated with statistics and photos at a later stage.
1921-1939 1921-1939
Len Sallis Len Sallis
George 'Blue' Johnston George 'Blue' Johnston
Jack Owens Jack Owens
Jim Handby Jim Handby
Mel Brock Mel Brock
1940-1960 1940-1960
Allan Crabb Allan Crabb
Neil Davies Neil Davies
Ray Hunt Marcus Boyall
Don Hewett Don Hewett
Colin Churchett Colin Churchett
1961-1976 1961-1976
Harry Kernahan Harry Kernahan
Colin Richens Wayne Phillis
Fred Phillis Fred Phillis
Rex Voight Rex Voight
Graham Cornes Graham Cornes
Neil Kerley Neil Kerley
Peter Marker Peter Marker
1977-2000 1977-2000
John McFarlane Ross Gibbs
David Marshall David Marshall
Chris McDermott Chris McDermott
Kym Hodgeman Kym Hodgeman
Paul Weston Paul Weston
Scott Salisbury Scott Salisbury
Stephen Kernahan Stephen Kernahan
Peter Carey Peter Carey

FINALS WEEK 3 (3/10/01)

The weekend ended in disappointment as the Under 19s and Reserves lost their finals.  After defeating Port by over 100 points in their last encounter the Under 19s were soundly defeated in the grand final.  The Reserves were outplayed by the Eagles.

GLENELG    2.4  2.4  2.6      2.6    (18)
Eagles         1.1  2.9  5.13  10.15   (75)

Best: Ruffles, Gowling, Cooper, Crosby.

Goals: Pearce, Oldfield 1.

GLENELG           1.2   5.5   6.11    7.13   (55)
Port Adelaide     3.8  3.12  7.19  12.24   (96)

Best: Miller, Price P.Yeomans, Slotegraaf, Milne, Bradshaw.

Goals: Miller 2; Bradshaw, McEntee, Statham, Pitman, Jenner 1.

FINALS WEEK 2 (24/9/01)

Glenelg's reserves were soundly defeated in Saturday's second-semi final.  The Tigers managed only 8 goals as Central Districts recorded a 48 point victory.  Glenelg will now face the Eagles in the do-or-die preliminary final.  The winner will advance through to the grand final against Centrals.

The Under 19s will face Port Adelaide in this week's grand final.  Port Adelaide upset minor premier the Eagles by 32 point in last weel's preliminary final. 

GLENELG             8.4     (52)
Central Districts  14.16  (100)

Best: Gowling, O'Brien, Crosby.

Goals: Mannion 2; Higgins, Nicholas, Moore, Pearce, Oldfield, Woods 1.

MAGAREY MEDAL 2001(19/9/01)

Glenelg's under-age players dominated the 2001 Magarey Medal count by winning the Under 17 and Under 19s medals.  Congratulations to Jase Richardson (Under 17s) and Adam Merrett (Under 19s).

On the league front the disappointments continued.  The Tigers were the lowest polling club with a total of 24 votes.  Ruckman Matthew Golding and onballer James Byrne were the leading poll getters with 6 and 5 votes respectively.

Matthew Golding caught the eye of the umpires during the teams unbeaten streak in rounds 17 to 18.  Surprisingly, consistent ball getters Kane Cornes and Martin Mellody failed to register a vote.

Glenelg players polled votes in just 8 rounds.

Matthew Golding 6 - 3, 2, 1
James Byrne 5  - 3,2
Matthew Bode 3- 3
Laurence Angwin 3 - 2,1
Kelvin Maher 2 - 2
Malcom Greenwood 2 - 2
Phil McKenzie 1
Sudjai Cook 1
Sam Logan 1


Rnd 1 v Sturt
  3 - Matthew Bode
  2 - Laurence Angwin

Rnd 2 v Port Adelaide
  1 - Laurence Angwin

Rnd 8 v North Adelaide
  3 - James Byrne
  1 - Phil McKenzie

Rnd 11 v Norwood
  2 - James Byrne
  1 - Sudjai Cook

Rnd 17 v Norwood
  3 - Matthew Golding
  2 - Kelvin Maher

Rnd 18 v Port Adelaide
  2 - Matthew Golding
  1 - Sam Logan

Rnd 19 v Sturt
  1 - Matthew Golding

Rnd 21 v North Adelaide
  2 - Malcom Greenwood

FINALS WEEK 1 (16/9/01)

The Reserves and Under 19s started their finals campaign with wins over the Eagles on Saturday.

The Reserves outplayed their more fancied opponents to win their way through to the second semi- final against Central Districts.  Willett with 5 goals and Taborski 3 led the Tigers to a 25 point victory.

The Under 19s won a thrilling second-semi final against the Eagles by 2 points.  Glenelg's victory secured a grand final birth and will play the winner of the Port-Eagles preliminary final. 

GLENELG   13.9    (87)
Eagles         8.14  (62)

Best: O'Brien, Howard, Polley, Willett, Crosby, Hams, Oldfield, King.

Goals: Willett 5; Taborski 3; King 2; Oldfield, Woods, Bell 1.

GLENELG   9.9    (63)
Eagles        8.13  (61)

Best: Statham, Neal, P.Yeomans, Milne, Slotegraaf, Bell.

Goals: Slotegraaf 2; Agelis, Milne, P.Yeomans, Jenner, Bell, Wishart, D.Yeomans 1.

All of us at Tigers Y2K1 express our deepest sympathy to those people affected by the terrorist attacks.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Glenelg were handed the woodenspoon last night (Friday) when North Adelaide defeated Norwood by 15 points.  It was Glenelg's first time in ninth position for the season. 

It is not all gloom and doom as the reserves and the under 19s will play finals football.  Both the reserves and under 19s have the double chance.  The under 17s missed out on finals football when North Adelaide upset the league leader Norwood.  Stay tuned for coverage of their finals' campaign.

Stalwarts Mark Viska and Alistair Burke will retire after Saturday's game against West Adelaide.

Former Crows player Viska, 30, played 33 AFL games and 143 for the Tigers.  Alistair Burke, 28, played 106 games since moving from Hawthorn five years ago.  Both players cited wear and tear on the body and growing family commitments as reasons for leaving the game. 

Viska played in the 1992 grand final and both players were an integral part of Glenelg's last final run in 1999.

Burke and Viska were renowned for their endeavour and attack on the ball.  Their on-field presence will be sadly missed.

SIMON HELE (22/8/01)
It was reported in the press today that Simon Hele is keen to face North Adelaide at Prospect Oval this week.  Hele suffered a shoulder injury which has kept him out of the game for the last 6 weeks. 

Glenelg is also upset that the club has been aligned to AFL club Port Power under the father son rule.  Under the rule, Port would have first access to sons of Glenelg players who played more than 200 SANFL games.  The Tigers would prefer to be aligned to the Adelaide Football Club.

Glenelg signed Norwood discard Brad Smith earlier this week.  Recruited from Collingwood at 201cm and 101kg, Smith was released by Norwood after failing to attend a training session.  He has been named at full-forward against his old team.

Mark Harwood has requested a move from Glenelg to Port Adelaide.  Harwood was sacked for the South Adelaide game after failing to attend a post-game meeting.  Harwood's 2001 form has been disappointing with a season total of 7 goals.

Laurence Angwin's season is over.  The Crows' number 7 draft pick will undergo a shoulder reconstruction and will miss the rest of the season.

After round 11, 3 groups of teams are emerging in the SANFL- the certainties (Eagles, Port, Central and Norwood), the contenders (West and South) and the pretenders (Sturt, Glenelg and North).report 

    ROUND 9 v Sturt
    3: Kane Cornes
   2: James Byrne
    1: Martin Mellody

GLENELG v STURT (26/5/01)
Glenelg's poor record at Unley Oval continued as they slowly capitulated against the Double Blues in the second half. (report) 

Richard Kelly, 129 game veteran with Norwood and Glenelg announced his retirement today.  An ongoing knee injury hampered his career and was the reason for his decision to retire.  Kelly was an integral part in Glenelg's 1999 finals campaign.  He will remain with the club as an assistant to the reserves coach. 

TEAM v EAGLES (4/5/01) 
The Tigers made sweeping changes for its round 6 clash against the Eagles.  New recruits Adam Hay, Luke Ottens, Malcom Greenwood and Kelvin Maher were dropped.
Players returning from injury include Burke, Angwin and Fogden.  It will be Fogden's first game since injuring his knee in a round 21 clash against Port Adelaide in 1999. 

Four Glenelg premiership players have been awarded SANFL Life Membership.  The players were Chris Duthy 201 games, 1982-92; Peter Maynard 217 games, 1982-91; Scott Salisbury 248 games, 1983-92; Tony Symonds 226 games, 1981-1996. 

These players now fall into line with the current Life Membership requirements of playing 200 or more games over 10 seasons.  Between 1982-1996 players had to have played 250 games over 10 years.

Thirty-one other players were also rewarded.

Matthew Liptak has officially announced his retirement.  The announcement came before the clash against West Adelaide on Saturday.  He addressed the players before the game.

Liptak played approximately 50 games for the Tigers and was an original member of the Adelaide Crows squad.  He announced his retirement from the Crows in 1999.

Liptak came out of retirement at the beginning of the year but a recurring hamstring injury against Port Adelaide in round 2 forced his decision.

He was a member of the losing grand final side in 1990 and a squad member of the Crows back-to-back premiership sides in 1997 and 1998.  Hamstring injuries prevented him from playing in Adelaide's premiership sides. 

Glenelg were outclassed by West Adelaide in an explosive 50 minutes of football in the second half.  Bloods full-forward, Adam Richardson was the difference with 6 goals and an exhibition of strong marking and leading.

    ROUND 3 v South Adelaide
    3: Sudjai Cook
    2: Martin Mellody
    1: Kane Cornes

F: Robinson, Harwood, Greenwood
HF: Maher, Golding, McEntee
C: Hele, M.Raidis, Moore
HB: K.Cornes, Venables, Mellody
B: S.Cook, Sherwood, Nicholas
1R: Hay, Byrne, D.Raidis
Int from: Viska, Stephens, Draper, McKenzie
Out: Angwin, Smyth (inj)

Glenelg's number one SANFL draft pick Laurence Angwin will be sidelined for 3 weeks with a strained hamstring.  The injury occured at Crow's training Wednesday night.  Angwin joins the injury list with  Michael Handby, Matthew Liptak and Ben Thompson.


    ROUND 3 v South Adelaide
    3: Sudai Cook
    2: Martin Mellody
    1: Kane Cornes

F: Greenwood, Harwood, Angwin
HF: Stephens, Thompson, D.Raidis
C: Hele, M.Raidis, McEntee
HB: Mellody, Nicholas, K.Cornes
B: S.Cook, Draper, Sherwood
1R: Golding, Byrne, Moore
Int: Hay, Maher, Robinson
Out: Liptak, Burke (inj); Higgins, Venables, Hams, Smyth

GLENELG v PORT ADELAIDE (7/4/01) report
After winning the toss and electing to kick with a 5 goal breeze, Port Adelaide were never headed in defeating a competitive Glenelg outfit by 47 points.  Apparent injuries to Matthew Liptak and Ben Thompson added to the disappointing result.

    ROUND 2 v Port Adelaide
    3: James Byrne
   2: Sudjai Cook
    1: Martin Mellody

F: Golding, Hams, Liptak
HF: Mellody, Angwin, Higgins
C: Hele, Burke, Stephens
HB: K.Cornes, Thompson, M.Raidis
B: S.Cook, Venables, Sherwood
1R: Hay, Byrne, D.Raidis
Int: Smyht, Greenwood, Draper
Out: Handy (broken finger) Harwood (shoulder), Bode (Crows)

GLENELG v STURT (31/3/01) report
In perfect conditions Glenelg gave its supporters plenty of optimism for the forthcoming season with a 16 point victory over Sturt.  A large crowd of approximately 5,000 people witnessed AFL stars of the future, Laurence Angwin and Kane Cornes inspire the Tigers to over come a 21 point half-time deficit. report

    ROUND 1 v Sturt
    3: Kane Cornes
    2: Paul Sherwood
    1: Laurence Angwin

Glenelg were never seriously threatened as they easily accounted for North, 11-6 (72) to 3-17 (35).  The win ended Glenelg's preseason campaign with a four-one win loss ratio.
The blustery conditions made for a scrappy encounter until the Bays broke the game wide open with an eight goal to nothing second half.  New recruits Hay, Handby and Angwin continued to impress.  Cook was reliable in the back pocket and Byrne and Hele picked up plenty of touches across the centre line.
Nicholas, McEntee, Thompson and Moore played in the reserves.

GLENELG v EAGLES (18/3/01)
Glenelg were hammered 22.9 (141) to 6.8 (44) at Thebarton Oval on Saturday.  Hams with four goals and Mannion were the better players.  The Tigers went into the game without Thompson, Moore, Kelly, NIcholas, McEntee, Raidis, Fogden, Kane Cornes and Ottens.  Mark Viska and Matthew Liptak survived the game without any noticeable injury. 

GLENELG v STURT (12/3/01)
The Tigers made three wins from three trial games with an impressive win against Sturt.  Glenelg won 15.12 (102) to Sturt 12.10 (82).  Sherwood, Oldfield and Greenwood were the better players and Hams (3), Maher (3), Golding (2), Cornes (2) and Angwin (2) were the main goalkickers.  Matthew Liptak remained injury free after a half of football.

This week's trial game is against the Eagles at Thebarton Oval.  In the corresponding game last year, the Eagles tamed the Tigers by twenty goals.

Glenelg defeated West Adelaide by one point in a competitive trial game at Richmond Oval.  The Tigers trailed by ten points at half-time.  Glenelg's smooth movement into the forward lines and some inaccurate kicking by the Bloods were the differences between the two sides.

Glenelg 11-8 (74) defeated West Adelaide 9-19 (73)

Glenelg easily accounted Queensland club Southport, 20.9 (129) to 4.6 (30).
Duncan Draper and Laurence Angwin both kicked fours in a half of football.  North Melbourne recruit Adam Hay was impressive.

Frank Dimattina, brother of Western Bullogs Paul Dimattina, has signed with the club.  Described as a midfielder, Dimattina wanted to come to the club because 'he heard in Melbourne that there were good things happening here.' 
Southern Districts player Kelvin Marr has also joined  the club.  A utility player, Marr was one of  Northern Territories best players against the Power.  He will arrive next month.
Port Adelaide is negotiating for the services of Eugene Warrior.  The Tigers are looking to recoup the $8,000 that they paid for Warrior when he left Norwood at the beginning of last year.

After some inappropriate messages the forum has been shut down.  Recent threats and violence by some people were the final straws.  The aim of the forum was to encourage healthy debate on issues concerning the Glenelg Football Club and football in general.
All links to the forum have been removed.  The actual deletion of the forum is out of our control but it should be removed within 48 hours. 
Measures have been taken to save all appropriate messages but unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed.  Hopefully, a new forum will be up and running in the not too distant future.
Apologies to those people who have used the forum in the appropriate manner.

Former Glenelg champion Nick Chigwidden has been recruited by AFL club Port Power.  He has joined the match day committee and will sit in the coaches box advising Mark Williams (former Bay coach 93-94) on player match-ups.

It has been confirmed by numerous sources that Dr Matthew Liptak will be making a comeback.  Liptak retired at the end of 1998.  His final years for the Crows and the Bays were hampered by hamstring injuries.

Glenelg officially drafted Laurence Angwin and Michael Handby in the SANFL draft.  North Adelaide gave up its draft pick to allow the two Crows recruit to develop at the same local club.  In exchange for the draft pick, North Adelaide will Glenelg's 2002 draft pick.

Under a proposal by the Adelaide Football Club, Glenelg will have the first two draft picks in the 2001 SANFL draft.  The Tigers will be able to draft Angwin and Handby.  The Crows believed that it would be in the best interest of the two new recruits to develop at the same local club.  Handby and Angwin are sharing a house in the Glenelg area.  Under the deal Glenelg will give up its 2002 draft pick to North Adelaide. 

There are also rumours that Nathon Irvin (Sturt) and Campbell Flower (returning from Queensland) will be lining up for the Tigers in 2001.

Glenelg has recently signed promising ruckmen Brad Stevens and Adam Hay from the Kangaroos.  Both players are 21 years of age.  Another ruckman, Charles Beaumont has also been signed.  Beaumont hails from Tasmania.

Tiger officials are also currently in negotiations with former Collingwood centreman Shane Watson.

Glenelg's first trial game will be against Queensland side Southport at Football Park on the 24th of February.

Tiger champion Mel Brock passed away in late November.  Brock won the 1940 Magarey Medal and was the last survivor of the first Tiger premiership of 1934. 

Brock played 166 games, kicked 60 goals and represented the State from 1932 to 1942.  He made his league debut as a 16 yr old.  Brock became Glenelg's third Magarey Medallist when he polled 19 votes to beat SouthTiger Adelaide's Max Murdy by 5 votes.

The Pride of the Bay described Brock as, "....a Tiger through and through.  He grew up at the Bay, worshipped the local club's football stars, then went on to be worshipped himself, one of the great players to wear the black and gold."

Farewell Mel.  Your deeds and achievements will live on forever.

Right: Mel Brock in his playing days.

The Club makes a Profit (11/12/00)
The Glenelg Football Club made a net surplus of $100,420 in 1999.  This was up from the surplus of $28,862 recorded in 1999.
Match income was down by approximately $24,000.

Ottens signs(28/11/00)
New coach Brenton Honor has been given an early Christmas present with the signing of former Glenelg ruckman/forward Luke Ottens.  Luke, brother of Brad Ottens, played the last three seasons with Melbourne but was restricted due to injury.  Ottens has just recently undergone knee surgery and should be available in late April.

It is also believed that the Tigers are chasing Claremont midfielder Phil McKenzie.  McKenzie, a previous Claremont best and fairest winner (1998), spent most of last season out with injury.  McKenzie has moved to Adelaide.

Symonds and Grenvold (28/11/00)
Former Glenelg players, Jon Symonds and David Grenvold will be involved in coaching roles in 2001 but at different clubs.  Symonds, under 19s coach in 2000, will take over as Glenelg's reserves coach and Grenvold will be at the helm of Sturt's reserves team.

Cornes Stays in SA  (4/11/00)
Kane Cornes, son of club great Graham Cornes, will stay in Adelaide after being drafted by Port Power in the AFL draft.  Kane joined his brother Chad at Port when he was the twentieth overall draft pick.  In a win situation for the Bays, Cornes will be eligible to play in the SANFL when not playing in the AFL.

Jordan McMahon and Jarrad Sundquist will also join Cornes in  AFL ranks.  McMahon was drafted by the Western Bulldogs and Sundquist by Richmond.  McMahon was tenth pick overall.

Coaching update

The appointment of Brenton Honor came at a time when most pundits predicted that a big named applicant would be appointed.  The Tigers have gone for the long term option instead of appointing someone with AFL aspirants in the short the term.  With seven coaches in eleven years the club does not want an Eagles' Paul Hamilton scenario.
Chief Executive Officer Jeff Zadow said, "Honor's application was head and shoulders above contenders and that he had a reputation for creating success from bottom clubs."  This clearly puts to rest the belief that Honor was appointed because former West Adelaide coach Michael Taylor rejected the position. 
Honor's ten years experience has included success at Happy Valley (1992 and 1993) and Goodwood Saints (1997).  These teams went from bottom to top in one season.
Honor's plan for the Tigers include:

  • no wide spread axing 
  • an aggressive recruiting campaign, especially in the midfield
  • to instil fierce team values in the players
  • a pre-season with more of a focus on skills
Honor said, "I know the type of footy I will get these guys to play will be enough to play in the finals and win finals."

Player Update (23/10/00)
Former Glenelg defender Ben Thompson will be back at the Bay in 2001.  Thompson spent the last two years at St Kilda but injuries restricted him to just eleven AFL games.  Luke Ottens, Brad's brother, is also keen to return Brighton Road.  Ottens, delisted by Melbourne is currently undergoing knee surgery.

In other news, Kane Cornes has been highly sought after by AFL clubs.  Seventeen clubs, except the Eagles have spoken to him.  Cornes is willing to travel interstate but is keen to stay in Adelaide.  Eugene Warior has been asked to train with the Kangaroos over the pre-season.  After several games with the Tigers, Warrior spent the rest of the season at amateur league club Glandore.  Warrior is still contracted to Glenelg for one for season.  Shane Tipuamantamerri has also nominated for the draft.

AFL Draft Camp (16/10/00)
The following Glenelg players will attend the AFL Draft Camp:

  • Kane Cornes (17, 183cm, 80kg)
  • Jordon McMahon (17, 184cm, 67kg)
  • Craig Statham (17, 185, 79kg)
  • Jarrad Sundquist (17, 186, 74kg)

Coaching Update (5/10/00)
Reserves coach Brenton Honor has been appointed League Coach for the next two years.    After a poor start to the 2000 season the reserves finished seventh with six wins.  Honor was a former South Adelaide defender.

Best and Fairest Details (25/9/00)
   LEAGUE (John H Ellers Perpetual Trophy)
14 Martin Mellody 3-3-2-2-2-1-1
11 Simon Hele 3-3-3-1-1
11 Matthew Golding 3-3-2-1-1-1
10  Alistair Burke 3-3-2-1-1
9 Paul Sherwood 3-2-2-1-1
8 Josh Carr 3-3-2
7 Richard Kelly 3-2-2
7 Michael Raidis 3-2-2
6 James Byrne 3-3
6 Ben McEntee 3-3
Troy Hosking 2-2-1
Simon Nicholas 2-2
3 Scott Mannion 3
3 Damien Gigney 2-1
3 David Hams 2-1
2 Craig Tasborski 2
2 Shane Tipuamantamerri 1-1
1 Duncan Draper 1
1 Cameron Venables 1

9- Craig Robinson and Jon Vlatko
8- Luke Ellis, Brad Fisher, Robin Carter

    UNDER 19
11- Paul Yeomans
 8- Matthew Menz

    UNDER 17
14- Shane Bradshaw
10- Luke Ciampa

AFL News (25/9/00)
Former Glenelg players Luke Ottens and Ben Thompson have temporarily ended their AFL careers.  Ottens has been delisted by Melbourne Demons and Thompson has announced his retirement from the St Kilda Saints.  It is not clear whether they will be lured back to the Bay in 2001.

Under 19s Gallant in Defeat (4/9/00)
Preliminary Final Scores:
Glenelg               0.2     6.7    9.7   14.10   (94)
Port Adelaide      7.7   10.7  14.10  15.13  (103)

McGuinness Sacked
Tony McGuinness was officially sacked as senior coach last weekend.  The Board stated poor on-field performances and other issues relating to McGuinness' contract as the main reasons for their decision.  Club Great, Peter Carey, met McGuinness to resolve some issues but his efforts turned out to be futile.  After finishing third in 1999 the club finished nineth in 2000.  Inconsisent four quarter efforts and long term injuries to key players were contributing factors to the club's poor on-field performance.  Assistant coach Brenton Honor is a leading front runner to take over the helm.

Under 19s Victorious (22/8/00)
The Under 19s continued their good form with a strong 23 point victory over Norwood in the first semi-final.  After a slow start the Tigers kicked seven goals to three to take control at half-time.
The Tigers move into the preliminary final and will now face the loser from the Port v Eagles second semi-final.

Final Scores:
Glenelg        1.1    8.6    11.7    14.8  (92)
Norwood      3.3    6.5      8.7    10.9  (69)

Coaching Rumours (19/8/00)
Tony McGuinness is on the verge of being sacked as senior coach.  A board meeting was held Thursday night to review the 2000 season.  At the meeting past and present players expressed their opinions.  It is rumoured that McGuinness will be informed of the decision on Saturday.
McGuinness, in his third season at the helm has one more year left in a two year contract.

Under 19s Finals Bound (18/8/00)
Jon Symond's under 19s will take on Norwood in Saturday's first semi-final.  Glenelg over-powered Central Districts by 76 points and then needed to rely on Port Adelaide defeating West Adelaide.  The Magpies did the Tigers a favour by defeating West by 103 points.

Central Districts lead by 10 points early in the second quarter before the Tigers exerted their authority.  The Dogs were no match for a more skillful and efficient Glenelg outfit.

Glenelg holds a 2-1 advantage and were victorious in their last clash at the Parade.

Final Scores:
Glenelg    5.3    10.8    14.11    22.17  (149)
Centrals    4.3     8.4      8.11    10.13    (73)

v SOUTH ADELAIDE (12/8/00)
As a disappointing season comes to an end the disappointments continue.  The Bays let another golden opportunity slip by with a final quarter fade out.  The final quarter left many fans in disbelief after a competitive first three quarters.

Winning the toss and electing to kick to the northern end, Glenelg effectively shutout any South Adelaide forward thrusts.  Golding playing behind the play and the back combination of Venables and Gigney spoiled and frustrated South's attacks.  Glenelg's greatest lead of the day, 21 points, came after two magnificent left foot snaps by Matthew Bode late in the first quarter.

South came back hard in the second quarter and quickly reduce the lead to less than a goal.  The Bays were not to be denied with a steadying goal by full forward David Hams.  A superb backline movement involving Tipuamantamerri and Hele resulted in a strong Hams mark.  Unfortunately, South Adelaide eventually wore down the Tigers to lead by ten points at half-time.

In the box seat at the beginning of the third quarter, the Tigers were unable to take advantage of kicking to the scoring end.  The Bays kicked six goals but it was not enough to restore the lead.  Bode, Hele, Byrne and Golding continued their good form but unfortunately inefficient movement into the forward lines cost the Tigers dearly.

The game was not spared from controversy.  Tempers flared late in the third quarter after Michael Raidis clashed with a South Adelaide player near the boundary line.  The Panther player was accidentally shoved into the fence in front of the members stand.  A melee formed.   Matthew Golding marked the resulting South free kick at half-back.  The siren sounded but for some unknown reason South was paid a puzzling free kick.  Spectators streamed onto the ground and surrounded the South Adelaide player lining up for goal.  The umpire held up play for at least two minutes to curtain off spectators.  The South kicked faded to the left for a point.

The final quarter promised to be a beauty with both clubs being motivated for different reason.  South to keep in touch with the finals and Glenelg to avoid the wooden spoon.  Unfortunately for the Tigers, South had the greater motivation.  South Adelaide slammed on nine goals as the Bays had no answer to the swift and efficient Panther movement.

Tipuamantamerri and Kane Cornes continued to impress and will be useful assets in the future before being snapped up by AFL clubs.

Glenelg plays Central Districts in the last game of the minor round. It is their final chance to move off the bottom of the ladder.  The Dogs are in outstanding form coming of a 20 goal victory over West Adelaide.  The club will say goodbye to 293 game veteran and skipper Nicholas Chigwidden. Info

Club captain Nicholas Chigwidden announced his retirement earlier this week. Chigwidden made his debut in 1986, played 293 games for the gold and black and kicked over 250 goals.  He captained the side for a record eight consecutive years and won four best and fairest awards- second to Len Sallis.  Chigwidden played in three grand finals, 1988 (v Port Adelaide), 1990 (v Port Adelaide) and 1992 (v Port Adelaide) but failed to win the ultimate prize.

v NORWOOD (5/8/00)
Glenelg matched Norwood for all but ten minutes in an engrossing and entertaining contest at Adelaide Oval.  Michael Raidis continued his good form with four goals as the Tigers were deated by 28 points.

Once again Glenelg went into the game without skipper Chigwidden and Sudjai Cook.  Matthew Bode played successive games after being overlooked by AFL club Port Power.

1999 club champion Richard Kelly sustained a thigh injury and limped off late in the second quarter.

This was an all too common performance by Glenelg.  The Tigers had plenty of the ball, at crucial times failed with delivery into the forward lines  and had a lapse in concentration all be it for ten minutes.

Glenelg's biggest lead of the day, 13 points, came after a superb Michael Raidis snap halfway through the second quarter.

In modern day football a team can do tremendous damage in ten minutes and Norwood did exactly this.  After leading by seven points at half-time, the first 20 minutes of the third quarter went goal for goal.  Norwood would take the lead and the Bays would immediately hit back.  At the 20 minute mark and Glenelg leading by one point, Tipuamantamerri from the back pocket squared the ball to an unmarked Norwood player at centre-halfback.  He ran into the open goal.  Norwood then proceeded to kick the next four goals in ten minutes.

The final quarter was all Glenelg in general play but was outscored 2- 4 to 3-3.  The Tigers missed several set shots which could have quite easily switched the game in their favour.

This was a spirit Glenelg effort and at times made Norwood look like a average side outside the finals.  When it was needed Norwood's experience and skill level was evident to drag it over the line.

Glenelg plays it grand final against South Adelaide at Glenelg Oval this week.  The Bays are playing to avoid the wooden spoon and South Adelaide for a place in the finals.  Who has the biggest motivation?  Info

v NORTH ADELAIDE (28/7/00)
Glenelg ended a nine match losing streak with an exciting come from behind victory against wooden spoon competitor North Adelaide.  Michael Raidis was one of the stars with four exciting goals from the forward pocket.

Glenelg and North Adelaide played many memorable games in the second half of the 80s but despite their respective positions on the table this contest brought back memories of 10-15 years ago.  The big names and the skills were missing but the tension, the struggle and the excitement were all evident.

The Tigers had first use of the breeze on a beautiful mid-winter Saturday afternoon but failed to take advantage.  The first goal came from a surprising source, Michael Raidis from the forward pocket at the fifteen minute mark.  Goals were then followed by Cornes (21 minutes) and Matthew Bode (27 minutes).   Unfortunately the Bays were two points in arrears at the first change.

Matthew Bode, playing his first game in over a month, gathered plenty of the ball and was responsible for many forward thrusts.  Richard Kelly made a welcome return to form in the mid-field with six first quarter possessions.

The Tigers took control during the second quarter but failed to punish North Adelaide on the scoreboard.  The mid-field was well on top but apart from Michael Raidis the Tigers lacked a dominant tall forward.   Despite struggling in ruck contests, Matthew Golding dominated the packs around the ground.

Glenelg went to sleep after half-time and allowed the Roosters back into the game.  The mid-field was shutdown effectively which allowed North Adelaide to kick five goals to two.  North succeeded in showing their dominance on the scoreboard.

With victory still in sight the Tigers exploded out of the box in the final quarter.  Three goals in the opening five minutes restored the lead for the Black and Golds.  The Tigers were never headed from this point.  Final quarter goals to Hams (two), Raidis, Golding and Tipuamantamerri sealed a thrilling nine point victory.  After leading by fifteen points at the fourteen minute mark Glenelg withstood everything North Adelaide threw at them.

The free kick count was 22 to 9 in favour of North Adelaide.

Glenelg are now only one point behind North on the premiership table with three games to go.  Glenelg faces Norwood (Adelaide), South Adelaide (home) and Central Districts (away).  North Adelaide's remaining matches are against Port Adelaide and Eagles.  Info

v STURT (4/6/00)
Glenelg was totally outplayed by Sturt with an inept 11 goals to 1 first quarter.  Very few positives came out of the day in what was historic for the nation but not the Tigers.

Glenelg went into the game knowing that their last win was against Sturt in round 9.  Oh, how things have changed since then.  The Tigers' form has slowly deteriorated and Sturt are mounting their premiership assault after a slow start.

The game was over in the first 5 minutes.  Before the bounce Sturt received a free kick at centre-half-forward and goaled.  30 seconds after the bounce the Blues goaled for their second.   30 seconds later the Blues slammed on another one to take a convincing 18 point lead.  Up until this stage of the game the Seasiders had not had an effective possession of the ball.  After 5 minutes Sturt had blitzed the Tigers 5 goals to none.  The 2 points had been lost.

A pleasing aspect was that the Bays matched Sturt 9 goals to 11 after quarter time.  Another less than 4 quarter performance.  This seems to be an all too common aspect of Glenelg's performances this year.

Sujai Cook will face the tribunal for striking Corey Jones during the second term.  The strike appeared to be a pay back for Jones striking Alistair Burke.

Glenelg has a chance to take stock of the season with a bye in round 18 before taking on West Adelaide at Brighton Road.  Both sides have different motivations.  West Adelaide are fighting for a place in the finals and Glenelg are battling to save themselves from the wooden spoon. Info

v SOUTH ADELAIDE (23/6/00)
South Adelaide held off a spirited Glenelg comeback in a tight Friday night contest at Adelaide Oval.

A brisk clearness night greeted the players but unfortunately dewy conditions prevented a skillful contest.

This was another game that should have been won.  The Bays matched South Adelaide in all departments.  The defence smothered the opposition's forwards.  The mid-field, led by James Byrne, gave the side plenty of drive.  The forwards for once gave the opposition some concerns.  However, the Tigers season 2000 achilles heel reared its ugly head again- the inability to string four quarters of football together.

The third quarter was the Bay's downfall.  South controlled the first 20 minutes and kicked the first three goals of the quarter.  Loose checking by the defenders cost the Bays dearly.  Glenelg's only goal came from a passage of play starting from the backline.  Golding marked strongly inside the defensive 50 and palmed off a handball to a running Martin Mellody.  Mellody with two bounces, bounded 30 metres through the centre and pin pointed a pass to Joshua Pearce.  Pearce marked strongly in front and goaled from 45 metres.  South's biggest lead of 25 points was reduced to 19 at 'lemon time'.

At three quarter time Mannion was moved into the ruck and Golding was shifted to the forward lines.  Defender Damian Gigney was also moved to centre-half forward.

The Panthers scored the first goal after the final change and appeared to be coasting to an easy win.  The Tigers had other ideas.  Kicking to the Bradman Stand end the Glenelg slowly reversed the momentum.  Two quick goals from Mannion and Golding reduced the lead to ten points at the eighteen minute mark.  At the 24 minute mark McEntee flew from behind the pack and marked 40 metres out from goal.  On a 60 degree angle, McEntee calmly slotted a goal to reduce the lead to four points.

The Tigers had one last chance to win the game.  With two Bay players free on the members stand wing and ready to launch an attack, Cameron Veneable under no pressure, kicked out on the full.   South were able to bottle up the last 90 seconds of play.  Info

MOORE INJURY (20/6/00)
Ben Moore will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.  The injury was sustained against North Adelaide in round 14.  Moore had played just two games since returning from a previous injury.


Glenelg came to Prospect Oval on Saturday knowing that they were a better side than North Adelaide and capable of matching it with the best.  To add to this, the Tigers were bolstered with the inclusion of AFL players James Byrne, Matthew Bode, Mark Harwood and a match hardened Ben Moore playing his second full game after returning from injury.

For three quarters the Tigers held sway and were seemingly headed for their third victory of the season.  The Tigers led by nine points at the final change but ten minutes into the final term were staring at a fifteen point deficit.

In the space of two minutes, two undisciplined acts by Cameron Veneable and skipper Nicholas Chigwidden saw Glenelg’s nine point lead diminish to a three point deficit.

Two goals later and North Adelaide's lead was out to 15 points.  Just as it appeared that the momentum had permanently shifted the Bays fought back.  Goals to Byrne (two) and Bode (on the run from 50 metres) restored the lead for the Tigers.  However, a tidal wave of gold and black goals was not to follow.  The Roosters regrouped and kicked the next four goals.

The Bays' biggest lead of the game came at the 20 minute mark of the third term after Sudjai Cook inspired the visitors with two quick goals.  The lead was out to 16 points.

Where now for the Tigers?  Eight wins from the last eight games will see them knocking on the finals' door.  This scenario is highly unlikely.  Glenelg can restore some pride with a win against their southern neighbour South Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.  South are coming off a thumping at the hands of the Dogs.  A disciplined four quarter performance may expose cracks in the already shakey Panther outfit.

The spring of 1999 is all but a fading memory.  Info

The Tigers were spirited but were no match for a more efficient and skillful Port Adelaide side.  The loss surely ends Glenelg's faint hopes of contesting the finals.

Winter continued to bite with ongoing showers during the morning and early afternoon but held during the big game.

The Tigers started enthusiastically and had the better of the Magpies in the early minutes.  The Bays kicked the first goal within two minutes from a free kick to Josh Pearce.

After an even first quarter tussle the Bays trailed by nine points, 3 - 2 to 4 - 5.

The rest of the game saw a more efficient and skillful Magpie side.  The lead continued to build after every break.  The Bays often made basic skill and decision making errors.  Short kicks and one too many handballs marred the Bays' use of the ball.  The forward line once again failed to fire with just two goals after quarter time.  The delivery into the forward line was also questionable at times.

The Bays face the Roosters at Prospect Oval on Saturday for the battle for the wooden spoon.  A win is vital to restore some confidence and pride to the players and their supporters.  Info

Ben Moore, Michael Raidis and Simon Nicholas have all returned from injury to face arch rival Port Adelaide at the Bay.  The Tigers will be keen to reverse a round 7 Alberton Oval loss.

After an even first quarter Centrals scooted away to a handy 20 point lead midway through the second quarter.  The Dogs dominated the play with the Bays struggling to clear the ball outside of their defensive 50.

Persistent drizzling rain made conditions trying for both sides.  The Bays missed several opportunities with short passes in the forward lines failing to find their targets.

The Tigers fought back well with two late goals, one from a 'soft' free kick, to go into the long break 13 points in arrears.

The Dogs eventually gain control in the second half as conditions cleared with the occasional ray of sunshine beaming across beautiful Adelaide Oval.  Golding, Hosking and Burke tried hard to arrest the dominance of the opposition but had few too helpers.  David Hams made a welcome return to the goal front with four goals and Josh Pearce took several strong marks up forward and kicked three goals.

The Bays are sadly missing the experience and skill of Ben Moore, Simon Nicholas, Mark Viska and Brooke Fogden.  Moore and Nicholas showed good form in the reserves and should be available for the big clash against the Magpies on Saturday.  Info

The Tigers received a much needed boost with an influx of AFL players for the game against Central Districts.  Bode and Harwood are back from the Power.  Hams, after a one week club suspension replaces Crosby at full-forward.  Tipuamantamerri is out with a strain AC joint suffered in the first minute against Norwood.

v NORWOOD 20/5/00
The first signs of winter brought many headaches for the hierachy as the Bays were no match for Norwood on the Adelaide Cup public holiday.

3,000 dedicated fans brave wet and cold conditions as winter hit the Bay Oval.  Glenelg won the toss and elected to kick to the northern end which was aided by a 3 goal breeze.  The Bays never threatened as Norwood easily accounted for any Glenelg's attacks.

Crosby, who replaced club leading goal kicker David Hams, made his debut at full-forward but looked all at sea.  Hams was omitted for disciplined reasons- missed training.  Kane Cornes played his second game and showed class and poise.  He collected 11 kicks and took 6 marks.

The mid-field battle hard but poor delivery into the forwards let their good work down.  Ben McEntee never stamped his influence on the game.  He often played from behind and was always outnumbered.

The Tigers have real problems.  Not a key forward in sight other than David Hams.  The Eagles and the Redlegs have overcome this deficiency with ease by playing two or three big men across centre-half- forward.  McEntee simply could compete effectively against this tactic.

The season is almost beyond repair as the Tigers go into this week with the bye.  The Tigers face the daunting task of Central Districts at Adelaide Oval next week.  The Dogs led Port at Alberton by 26 points at half-time and experienced the same fate as the Tigers- a loss.  Info

v EAGLES10/5/00
Glenelg were simply outclassed by a far superior Eagles outfit at Woodville Oval on Saturday.

The Tigers were never in the hunt after squandering a four goal breeze in the first quarter.  The Bays managed one goal to the Eagles six.

Glenelg failed to find a key forward when going into attack.  Forward line players David Hams and Ben McEntee were always outnumbered.

The mid-field, Glenelg's strength, was shut down and only Byrne and Hele had any impact.

All in all an embarrassing day as the Bays suffered their worst defeat to the Eagles.  A puzzling performance after an impressive performance against Sturt the previous week.

The most exciting part of the afternoon was watching former coach Graham Cornes kicking the football with daughter Amy at quarter and three quarter time. Info

Eugene Warrior has been released by the club to play for amateur league club Glandore.  Warrior has been released for one year.

General Manager Jeff Zadow said, "After the season we'll sit down with Eugene and review what he wants to do about his footy.  We could have kept him out of football for two years but we thought it was best for him to have a kick around and, at the same, we recouped a bit of our investment.

Warrior cost the club a few thousands when signed from Norwood.

BODE IN 5/5/00
Glenelg have been bolstered with the return of Matthew Bode and James Byrne for the all important clash with the Eagles.  Bode has been named in the forward pocket and Byrne on the forward flank.

Matt Shir and Kane Cornes have also been named.  Cornes, named on the bench, is making his debut and following in the footsteps of brother Chad and father, club 'great' Graham.  Cornes, still eligible for under 19s, has played all season in the reserves.

Injured players Michael Raidis (ribs) and Tasborski (knee) have been omitted.

v STURT 3/5/00
Glenelg returned to the winners circle for the first time since round two with a convincing victory over Sturt.  The Tigers survived a few anxious moments in the last quarter to win by 15 points.  It was the Tigers first win against Sturt since 1996 under the Stringer regime.

The Tigers jumped Sturt with a commanding six goals opening term and never surrendered the lead.  It was the seventh time from as many outings that they had outscored their opponents in the first quarter.

Richard Kelly was back to his 1999 club championship form with a potent display in the centre.  Captain Nicholas Chigwidden carried on his form from the previous week with a leading by example performance.  Nineteen year old ruck-man Matthew Golding, best big man on the ground, gave his little men first use of the ball and took many telling marks when required in defence.

Sudjai Cook turned the game well and truly in Glenelg's favour in the third term with an explosive 10 minute display.  Cooked kicked two goals and setup another.   The highlight  was an accurate centring kick from the half-forward boundary line to Alistair Burke.  Burke marked and goaled from forty metres on the run.  The Tigers took a 38 point lead into the final quarter.

Other notable performances came from the following:
* Tipuamantamerri- many explosive runs and gaining confidence.
* Mellody- setup many attacks with precise kicks and handballs
* Sherwood- outstanding in defence and kicked two goals
* Venables and Draper- even the statistics do not show it, they were exceptional
  in shutting the tall Sturt forwards- White and Burton.
* Brad Fisher- first gamer from Canberra who kicked a goal with his first kick.

Sturt put some respectability on the scoreboard with a six goal final term. Three quick goals to Sturt reduced the lead to less than twenty points before the Tigers showed poise and steadied with Cook's fourth goal.  The clincher came when Tipuamantamerri ran into the open goal from thirty metres late into time-on.

This was an impressive performance by the Tigers with signs evident from the 1999 season.  Glenelg faces a tough test on Saturday when they face second placed Eagles at Woodville.  A four quarter performance will be required to beat last year's qualifying final opponent. Info

Glenelg squandered a 33 point lead half-way through the second term to be defeated by 30 points at Alberton Oval.  The Tigers were not assisted with many bewildering decisions by the men in white.

The Bays missed a golden opportunity to record their first victory at Alberton Oval since 1993.  Port were on toast after Glenelg kicked 7 straight goals to lead Port Adelaide by 33 points.  Just as soon as the Tigers led by 33 points the lead was immediately pegged back after an undisciplined 50 metre penalty which resulted in a Port goal.  The Magpies reduced the lead to 2 points by the long break with 5 goals in 10 minutes.

A lapse in concentration once again proved to be costly.  After Glenelg lead 7 goals to 2, Port Adelaide kicked 15 goals out of the next 19.

After the long break the Tigers extended their lead to 8 points with an early goal but were unable to stem Port's momentum.  The backline once again worked overtime to repel opposition attacks.  Sherwood, Draper, Venables and Golding spoiled and marked many thrusts.

During the first quarter and half the Tigers out numbered the Magpies around the packs.  David Hams was a target up forward with 3 goals.  Simon Hele and Josh Carr moved the ball into the forward lines with ease.  Tipper was a live wire with many explosive runs.  Unfortunately the Tigers were unable to sustain their efforts for four quarters.

The Bays blew a big chance to achieve a rare victory at Alberton.  Unfortunately some of these players may never be in that position again.

The Tigers must front up against Sturt on Sunday at the Bay.  Both teams will be fighting for a win to keep within touch of the final five. Info