Discouraging third man up is discouraging mediocrity

The AFL’s ban of the third man up was bound to polarise the greater football community. Jared Newton sees the positive side of the rule.

Gracefully or Disgracefully?

Jared Newton beautifully poses the conundrum of any footballer approaching The End. What is the best way to retire?

Chasing The Bush Premiership: Gotcha!

Words and photos provided by Jared Newton Imperials sent four teams down to Meningie on Grand Final day and three came back victorious.

I’m in one. Now to win it.

  Earned a ticket to the big dance. Imperial Football Club sent four teams up to Mannum on a hot windy 27 degree day and each team earned themselves a ticket to the big dance at Meningie on 17 September. The Under 15s after having the week off did the job against Mypolonga and won [Read more]

Bush Premiership: One Step Closer

It’s only taken me 29 years but I’ve finally played in my first winning footy final.  Last Saturday on a pretty warm day at Jervois the Imperial reserves toughed it out and prevailed in a game where we had everything thrown at us by a big, strong, mean outfit. Pre game nerves were at an [Read more]

Can we just win one please?

The season has ended and Imperials have finished 2nd in both grades.  I have finished the year in the reserves but have ended in good form.  I’ve been in our best in 3 of the last 4 games and on Saturday in a hard fought contest against fellow finalists Mypolonga I managed to kick 3 [Read more]

Bring back the biff? I hope not.

Embedded into this story are two YouTube videos.  One is full of shameless violence.  The other is a package of highlights from Crib Point Football Club’s 1985 Premiership year. You don’t often get to see video footage of grass roots footy and footage of grass roots footy from the 1980s is even rarer. I’ll start [Read more]

Chasing the Bush Premiership VII

A 53 point half time lead would be translated to a win right?  Last Saturday was one of the most bizarre games of football I’ve ever played in. Despite my shaky form, I stayed in the senior side for another week.  After getting over the top side seven days earlier, we were due to battle [Read more]

Chasing that elusive premiership

CHASING THE ELUSIVE BUSH PREMIERSHIP It’s been a while since I’ve written an update and it’s not because things are going badly and I’ve cracked the sads but more to do with the fact I get pretty busy these days. The Imperial Football Club is sitting pretty in both grades at the moment with a [Read more]

Chasing the Bush Premiership V

After sitting 2-0 on top of the ladder the Imperials went into their 3rd round clash against the reigning premiers and other Murray Bridge side, Ramblers, full of confidence.  We had some key outs but the general feeling was there was enough depth to cover that and we’d give a good account. I was named [Read more]

Chasing the Bush Premiership- Pt. 4

It’s been a while since I updated Almanackers about my pursuits for the Imperial Footy Club and for those that care I thought I’d get off my arse and update my half a dozen or so fans about where my chase for a premiership stands.  Truth is I’ve started a new job and been telling [Read more]

Pre season is over

Chasing the elusive bush premiership – Part III by Jared Newton Friday night at Johnstone Park saw the Imperials final trial match for the pre-season.  Overall it’s been a successful pre-season, numbers have been good, players have been fresh and keen at the prospect of playing under a new coach, coaches are keen and ready [Read more]

Why we all need a Clive the Concierge

Tickets to the English Premier League are a hot commodity.  Tickets to the Premier League between teams occupying the ‘big four’ are even hotter with most games sold out well in advance.  However, with a little persistence and a constant ear to the ground tickets can be sourced.  What do you think the chances are [Read more]

First hit-out at The Bridge

Chasing the elusive bush premiership- PART 2 Thursday night was my first hit-out with my new club, Imperials as we took to the field for an intra-club practice match.  The only thing I hate more than a practice match is an intra-club practice match.  Playing and competing with your team mates feels very unnatural.  Part [Read more]

Chasing the elusive bush premiership

  I am a 28 year old weekend warrior.  I have played out my entire footy career in the MPNFL south of Melbourne as a struggling ruckman for the Crib Point Football Club. My career at Crib Point has been quite a journey, many pre-seasons, followed by many games of football, many sub-par games, some [Read more]