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    2018 NEW FM League thread

    2018 discussion starts here

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    Go the gunners

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    Quote Originally Posted by ForeverRed View Post
    Go the gunners
    On their performances from last year with the recruitment they have for this year they would have to be one of the leaders for this season, i think depth got them last year looks like they have fixed that up should give Cooks Hill a run for there money.

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    Time will tell

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    If there are any NewFM clubs that are considering a trial vs ZPL opposition on the weekend of 3-4 March, please let me know.

    Cheers

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    Anyone heard anything about Singleton, Cessnock & westy squads? Much changes?

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    Boring thread for a boring league. Letís try and get some talk going!

    Mass changes out at Cessnock once again, a lot of young guys with NPL 20s experience stepping up to 1st Grade there and some with 1st Grade NPL too, Greg Anderson I think from Weston at least.

    Stags, nothing ever changes there, threw huge money at Dan Minors only for him to go back to CCB. Had a few other locals come back, but nothing to write home about. Long time committee member has just resigned and apparently they have just 5 Under 15s players. Just another day at Awaba.

    Singleton, quiet as usual. Westy played ok against Barnsley the other week, but they are a ZL1 team so itís hard to gauge their quality.

    Cessnock lost to Kotara South so who bloody knows. Itís the same story every pre season - Zone League teams beat NewFM teams.

    Quick prediction for 2018

    Top 4 in any order
    Kahibah, Belswans, Cooks Hill, New Lambton

    Next in line
    Southy, Thornton, Westy

    Bottom looking up
    Stags, Wallsend, Cessnock, Singo

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    Came across some videos on YouTube from NewySports last night. Pretty decent 45 minute interviews with players and coaches from some of the clubs. I imagine the aim is to eventually get everyone that is willing.
    Some good stuff and promoting awareness of the competition. Doing more than NNSWF imo.

    Worth a look if you follow the NEWFM.

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    Kahibah vs Kotara South last night at Harold Shite Oval.

    23's? Vs res grade - 3-0 Kahibah
    1st grade - 3-3

    Not to sure how to read into the NewFm comp. I have played 2 trials ( I am aware they are trials ) against teams in NewFm. Kahibah last night and Cessnock on Sunday. The quality is "good". I wouldn't say any better than the top 6 teams in ZPL last season.

    So my question is does having this "23's" grade actually bring down first grade due to not being able to have greater depth with older players in a reserve grade style comp? Like the old statement of " if your good enough your old enough" we had 6 guys under 20 play 1st grade.

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    Kahibah big result over Adamstown 2-0 win in 1sts, not sure of the squad strength of Adamstown.

    Adamstown 9-1 in 23s/20s

    Adamstown 2-1 in 19s/18s

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    At this stage the Newfm comp is beyond embarrassment.
    We have been saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by front2 View Post
    At this stage the Newfm comp is beyond embarrassment.
    I dont get it.

    Compared to what? The comment above says a NewFM team just beat an NPL team and now you say it's an embarrasment? Doesnt make sense.

    The gap between the bottom NPL teams and the top NewFM teams is rapidily closing. Cooks Hill and probably South Cardiff would be competitve in NPL, Lakes proved that last year.

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    Bit of a long shot, any Under 17 teams still require one or two players? Know of a strong player that had to recently move to Newcastle and is looking for a side.

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    Please PM me I may have a lead for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goatscheese View Post
    Bit of a long shot, any Under 17 teams still require one or two players? Know of a strong player that had to recently move to Newcastle and is looking for a side.

    Dudley Redhead ZL3.

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    Any trials on today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedymetric View Post
    Any trials on today?
    Heard Southy beat Dudley 2-1 with the last kick of the day yesterday and Dudley reserve grade beat 23's 4-0?

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    Some promising results for Cessnock out of the Heritage cup. New Lambton were competitive in a tough group. Not a great weekend for Wallsend at all

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    Stags 3 Merewether 2 😬

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    Predictions for the season

    Quote Originally Posted by GO AWAY View Post
    Stags 3 Merewether 2 😬
    Predictions for this year

    Top 3
    Cooks Hill
    South Cardiff
    Kahibah

    Fight for 4th spot
    Belswans
    New Lambton

    Possible Surprise Packets but wont make finals
    Toronto
    Cessnock

    Will be competitive on their day but inconsistent
    Wallsend
    Singleton
    Thornton
    West Wallsends


    Round 1
    Westy beat Singleton easily
    Toronto beat Wallsend in a high scoring close game
    Cooks Hill draw with Belswans in another high scoring game
    Cessnock beat Thornton in a close one
    Sth Cardiff beat New Lambton convincingly and rocket to season favouritism

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