Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview, Rd8: Superstition

Celebrating the Willy CYs’ return to the Fearon for the first time in 2017, Darren “Smokie” Dawson takes a look at some of the more ludicrous superstitions of his old team-mates.

Smokie’s Willy CYs Preview – Round 7: Billy

Whatever happened to Billy, asks Smokie in his weekly CYs preview.

Smokie’s Williamstown CYMS column: Trump

In his regular column for Willy CYs, Smokie Dawson goes looking for the (satirical) best in Donald Trump in ponders an important question related to a possible visit to Australia.

VAFA C Grade: Reviewing “the MRP” (Willy CYs Preview – Rd 4)

Williamstown CYMS are sitting at 1-2 after three rounds. Guru ponders the CYs’ misfortune. It’s a crucial game this week. But Smokie is also interested in a group called the MRP.

VAFA C Grade: The Next Revolution (Williamstown CYs Preview – Round 3)

For some years now, Darren “Smokie” Dawson and Dene “Guru” Macloed have been exclusively providing the Williamstown CYMS FC faithful with their irreverent pre-game thoughts following Thursday night’s team selections. They are now on the Footy Almanac.

Williamstown CYMS Past Players Day, Saturday July 18

Williamstown CYMS are having a past players luncheon this coming Saturday at Fearon Reserve. The occasion will celebrate the 2014 and 1970 premiership teams and co-incides with a must-win game for the CY’s against the team they rolled to win last year’s Premier C division flag, Therry Penola.

Local footy and netball (and other sports): tell us where and when your side is playing finals

With so many of our readers and writers involved in local sporting clubs, I thought it would be a nice opportunity for you to let us know where your side is playing finals – whether you be a player, coach, helper, fan. [Add the details as a comment in this post – or write us a whole yarn]

How to Watch Footy, part 9: Homegrounds and donuts

How is Vin Maskell expected to stay the distance without an adequate supply of Blue and Gold donuts?

How to Watch Footy, part 4: Bang Bang Bang!

Vin Maskell takes in the VFL game at Burbank Oval in his own inimitable style. Why would you ever watch footy from the top level of Etihad again?

VAFA round 13 review: Not dead yet

V.A.F.A. DIVISION 1: Rd 13 Review I have been known to enjoy a lunch or three. So it was with plenty of enthusiasm that last week I accepted an invitation to the picturesque Fearon Reserve, to enjoy the hospitality of my old club Williamstown CYMS. The attendees were entertained by the wit and wisdom of [Read more]

What’s wrong with Willy?

V.A.F.A., DIVISION 1, Rd 6 Review After a sustained period of success, featuring back-to-back premierships in 2008 and 2009, the Williamstown CYMS Football Club has suddenly fallen on difficult times. Having last season missed the finals by percentage only, not even the most pessimistic of observers – inside or outside the club – would have [Read more]

Tough month ahead for Willi CYMS

by Dene Macleod For a review of Saturday’s Senior match, plus all the latest club news, head to:   The Seniors didn’t do their top-2 aspirations any favours by drawing against second-last Old Mentonians. The next month of football represents a huge challenge and will determine our fate: rivals Peninsula (a), where we are [Read more]

Three out four ain’t bad in Round 1

Williamstown CYMS Round 1 Review by Dene Macleod 4 matches, 3 wins, with just the Ressies going down on the weekend. The Seniors had a terrific win against Parkdale, in what was an intense and brutal match. Watching it made you glad to be on the sidelines, with the final injury tally being 2 x [Read more]

Williamstown CYMS Round 4 Review

by Dene Macleod SENIORS WERRIBEE 6.3         12.8        17.10     24.16.160 WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS 3.2         3.4          7.5          8.7.55 WERRIBEE Goal Kickers: A. Taylor 4, A. Panayi 4, M. Taylor 3, M. Palmington 2, A. Tedeso 2, J. McLellan 2, R. Fastuca 2, M. Dean, J. Palmer, W. Pelar, S. Callea, A. Murphy [Read more]

Williamstown CYMS Round 3 Wrap

SENIORS WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS 2.1          6.3          9.6         12.9.81 PENINSULA 3.1          7.4          12.9        15.14.104 WILLIAMSTOWN CYMS Goal Kickers: H. Armstrong 4, J. Vanderloo 4, J. Wong 2, B. Gray , C. Richards Best Players: B. Gray, C. McCracken, C. Richards, A. McKay, H. Armstrong, J. Vanderloo PENINSULA Goal Kickers: A. Delange 5, [Read more]

Local Footy: Oopy’s oration stirs players and supporters to score win for the ages

By Darren Dawson Almost two weeks on from my old club’s stunning grand final victory, it is only now that the hairs on the back of my neck have begun to settle down. Having been comprehensively defeated by D1-section rivals Peninsula Old Boys in the second semi, Willy CYs had fought back through the preliminary [Read more]

Local Footy: CYs end season in perfect fashion, with flags in firsts and seconds

SENIORS WILLIAMSTOWN 6.4    8.5    12.5      15.9-99 PENINSULA 2.2    6.5      9.10    9.18-72 WILLIAMSTOWN Goal Kickers: W. Cooper 3, B. Gray 2, C. Elliott 2, T. Wheeler, M. Cini, J. Wong, F. Adamson, B. Lethborg, J. Tranter, J. Reid, C. Richards Best Players: B. Gray, S. McGuinness, T. Wheeler, J. Wong, J. Tranter, W. Cooper PENINSULA Goal [Read more]

Local Footy: My love for my club grows stronger with age

By Darren Dawson It’s been eleven seasons since I last pulled on the boots for the Williamstown CYMS Football Club. As the years pass, the number of players with whom I played continues to diminish, but strangely my attachment to the club grows stronger as I get older. When I finally hung up the boots [Read more]

VAFA: CYs thrash Therry to move into Grand Final

SENIORS WILLIAMSTOWN    2.3    7.10    7.15    16.19-115 THERRY PENOLA     1.2    2.3      5.4         8.9-57 WILLIAMSTOWN Goal Kickers: Z. Read 4, B. Gray 3, T. Wheeler 2, J. Reid 2, T. Hynes, M. Cini, M. Lishman, B. Lethborg, C. Richards Best Players: B. Gray, Z. Read, S. McGuinness, N. Walsh, T. Hynes, M. Cini THERRY PENOLA Goal Kickers: [Read more]

Local Footy: CYs fall short in tight, tense affair

SENIORS PENINSULA               1.4    3.8    9.11    15.16-106 WILLIAMSTOWN    1.1    5.3     9.4      11.6-72 PENINSULA Goal Kickers: J. Rombotis 4, J. Coghlan 3, T. Coghlan 2, B. Southam 2, S. Payze, A. Wood, J. Heron, T. Scarpella Best Players: A. Wood, S. Barbour, T. Coghlan, S. Grigg, R. Powney, S. Payze WILLIAMSTOWN Goal Kickers: T. Wheeler 5, J. [Read more]