FEARLESS 2020 Round 11: These four-day breaks will really test playing stocks at all clubs!



Hi all, this season has produced many outcomes different to what would be regarded as the norm. So in FEARLESS I started to name clubs, based on where they were based. If they were based in a hub location away from their home town, then the first place found in the hub location starting with the same letter (eg Gold Coast hub, Adelaide FC – first place found beginning with A was Ashmore). Some clubs have luckily only had one hub, whereas others have had three depending on the fixture. This is what I’ve come up with. There is now clarity towards the rest of the season and so I was able to take teams to Far North Queensland and the Barossa Valley for proposed hub sites. I tried to give a brief description of the area too…and we all learn some more trivia about Australia, whilst in lockdown…


Aliases for AFL Club Hub Locations in WA, NSW, QLD & SA    


Ashmore Crows (QLD)    Ashmore is a suburb in the City of the Gold Coast and has been since 1982, and is known as a quiet family area with great amenities but not much nightlife, a bit like Adelaide.


Birrong Lions (NSW)       Birrong is a suburb in the City of Canterbury-Bankstown, 22km southwest of Sydney CBD. The area has a large number of soccer and rugby fields, a bit like Brisbane.


Cooroy Blues (QLD)         Cooroy is a town/locality in the shire of Noosa, Queensland and the name is derived from the Aboriginal word meaning possum.


Crawley Blues (WA)        Crawley is a riverside suburb of Perth WA and is popular for boating and swimming, like most Perth suburbs (shock, horror!).


Campbelltown Magpies (NSW)   Campbelltown is located in Greater Western Sydney and is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities.


Cottesloe Magpies (WA) Cottesloe is an affluent Perth suburb where laid back cafes and gelato shops overlook a sandy beach, one of Perth’s finest.


Currumbin Magpies (QLD) Currumbin is a coastal suburb in the City of the Gold Coast and is home of the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.


Eagleby Bombers (QLD) Eagleby is a suburb in Logan City, located on the southbank of the Logan River. It is rated by homely.com.au as a quaint suburb with many retirement villages.


Forest Lake Dockers (QLD) Forest Lake is an outer south-western suburb of Brisbane and is regarded as a charming, green and peaceful suburb.


FNQ Dockers (QLD) FNQ is an acronym for Far North Queensland and its largest city is Cairns and has a population of over 300000.


Glebe Cats (NSW). Glebe is an inner-city Sydney suburb, close to Sydney Uni and the Glebe market is a popular Saturday event for locals and visitors.


Gnangara Cats (WA) Gnangara is a semi-rural suburb of Perth WA, some 24km north of the Perth CBD. The Perth International Telecommunications Centre is located nearby.


Gaven Cats (QLD) Gaven is a rural residential locality in the City of Gold Coast. It is named after the Scottish word for white hawk.


Gilead Suns (NSW) Gilead is a southwestern suburb of Sydney, 58 km from the Sydney CBD. It is also near the Dharawal National Park.


GreenbankGiants (QLD) Greenbank is a green and quiet rural-residential suburb within Logan City,some 30km south of Brisbane CBD.


GilstonGiants (QLD) Gilston is a locality withinthe City of Gold Coast, originally known by the aboriginal name of boieeboiee, which is a type of apple tree.


GosnellsGiants (WA) Gosnells is a suburb of Perth, 17km south of the CBD. Historically, heavy population came from the gold rushes in Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie back in the 1890s.


Hinchinbrook Hawks (NSW)is a suburb of western Sydney, 39km from the CBD, known for its house affordability and Uruguyan Social Sporting Club.


Hamilton Hill Hawks (WA) is a suburb of Perth and located in the City of Cockburn. It is regarded as a promising suburb that is good value.


Humbug Scrub Hawks (SA) Humbug Scrub is a locality north of Adelaide near the Barossa Valley with a population of 499 as per the 2011 census.


Minto Demons (NSW)    Minto is a suburb of south western Sydney, named after the Earl of Minto, Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, no doubt a Grammar boy! He was also Viceroy of India (1807-14).


Maroochydore Demons (QLD)    Maroochydore is located on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and home to the Sunshine Coast Airport (well known to many Victorians!)


Nerang Roos (QLD) Nerang is a town in the City of Gold Coast in Queensland. Its name is translated back from the Gombemberri word for Shovelnose Shark.


Palm Beach Power (QLD) Palm Beach is a coastal suburb in the City of Gold Coast. The actual beach is 4km and bordered by Burleigh Heads and Tallebudgera Creek to the north.


Red Hill Tigers (QLD) Red Hill is an inner northern Brisbane suburb, home to many tin-roofed Queenslander houses and steep, windy streets.


Sunshine Coast Saints (QLD) The Sunshine Coast is a tourist mecca in southern Queensland, about 100km north of Brisvegas. Food, drink, beaches, scenic drives…it’s all there.


St Lucia Swans (QLD) St.Lucia is a suburb of Brisbane, regarded as very safe and the locals are very friendly and very open for talking and doing business.


Stirling Swans (WA) is a northern suburb in Perth WA, about 10km north of the CBD. The City contains Perth’s fabled Scarborough Beach, among other naturally beautiful tourist sites.


South Johnstone Swans (FNQLD) is a town and locality in the Cassowary Coast region in North Queensland. As of the 2016 census, South Johnstone had a population of 413.


Gold Coast Eagles or more precisely the Eagle Heights Eagles (QLD). Eagle Heights is a town near the Tamborine Mountain in South East Queensland.      Eagle Heights has its own mountain resort.


Woodbine Bulldogs (NSW) Woodbine is a suburb of Sydney, 55km south west of the CBD. It is named after the honeysuckle shrub.


Worongary Bulldogs (QLD) Worongary is a suburb in the City of the Gold Coast and the name is derived from the aboriginal word for vine or flight of a pigeon. Hopefully one that doesn’t crap on your car, just after you’ve washed it.




2020 FEARLESS Round 11: 




Adelaide Hub Game Number 6: Port Adelaide hosted the Red Hill Tigers at the Adelaide Oval in a game widely touted as the best so far in season 2020. Two of this year’s finalists staged a cracker and the Tigers had a lead at the last break. However Port Powered away with the next 3 goals, whilst keeping the Tigers scoreless in the last. Wines and Boak got the ball, Dixon bashed and crashed. Port kept top spot by 21pts.


Queensland Hub Game Number 35: Brisbane Lions hosted the Worongary Bulldogs at the Gabba and reintroduced cult figure Matt Eagles back into the mix to provide ruck support to the Big O. Meanwhile Neale, Macrae and the Bont racked up the stats whilst the Lions generally held the Dogs at bay. Eric Hipwood (he of the Rafa resemblance) kicked 5 as the Lions forwards took control and won by 4 goals.


Perth Hub Game Number 8: West Coast Eagles hosted the Crawley Blues at Optus on Sunday afternoon. The Blues looked like causing an upset as they led by 13pts at the main break. Eagles were well serviced by NNN and Sheed and managed to reel in the Blues and head towards a win that most thought likely. Blue Zac Fisher came in for a 2nd game and booted 4, a welcome return. Marc Murphy 23 still getting the stats.


Adelaide Hub Game Number 7:  Maroochydore Demons hosted the Nerang Roos at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday night. Or so it seemed! I think the Roos showed up for a quarter, believing that they had the bye also. Petracca and co took charge and the Demons went on to a resounding 59pt win. If not for Nick Larkey with 4 goals, the Roos would’ve looked even more like roadkill. Dees must now beat teams higher up!


Queensland Hub Game Number 36: Gaven Cats hosted the Sunshine Coast Saints at the Gabba and the Saints turned sinners very quickly after qtr time. Coach Ratts must’ve been scratching his head as a 3pt deficit at 1 /4 time blew out to a 59pt Cats win. Hawkins 5, Rohan 4 and the unsung Menegola (Tim who?) led from the front. Journeyman Saint Phillips kicked 2 of 4.10…hard to keep form. Unsaintly effort in 2020.


Perth Hub Game Number 9: Fremantle hosted the Hamilton Hill Hawks at Optus and the green shoots of Coach Longmuir started to look really solid. Credit to Ross Lyon for sowing the seed…Freo looked in control like the Hawks didn’t. Clarko’s got some worries but credit where it’s due. Brayshaw 33, Cerra 26, the future of the purple haze. Young ruck Darcy showing promise too. Tom Mitchell 32…but Freo by 16pts.


Adelaide Hub Game Number 8: Adelaide Crows hosted the Currumbin Magpies at the Adelaide Oval on Monday Night. Magpies hit by injuries, so in comes 2 guys not seen for 2 years in Dunn and Broomhead. Crows got off to a flyer as the more-fancied Pies were less coherent as footy teams go. After half time the Magpies took away the Crows’ hopes of a 1st 2020 win. Pies by 4 goals, Dunn’s goal and mullet a cracker!


Queensland Hub Game Number 37: Gold Coast Suns host the Eagleby Bombers and what a cracker it was. A draw..the Bombers had the momentum as Zaka kicked two in the last but tweeked his calf and the momentum swung back to the Suns. King and Rankine had chances at the death but both went wide. Bombers had plenty of the ball and forgotten forward James Stewart kicked 3 and regained some touch.




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