Tiger Talk

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Both Reserves and Under 18s are playing in the Semi Finals at Abbotsfield Park
Colts – 9.15am v Southern Storm
Reserves – 12.45pm v Claremont

Well a week is a long time in footy, so you can imagine our joy with the Reserves win last week. Coach Scott Quinn revved the boys up with a heartfelt speech before the Elimination Final urging them to do it for each other, and to put the club back on the map. It had been 10 years since the Tigers had won a final in any of the top three grades, but something from that speech resonated and the boys played for each other. Was it the start of something? We will look back in time and answer that question. The reserves will have another chance to stand up and be counted today against a tough Claremont side who are experienced finals campaigners and will be out to avenge their loss to Lindisfarne.

The under 18s on the other hand, are fresh after a week off and will play for the chance to go straight through to the Grand Final. They’ve had a remarkable turnaround this season after going winless last year and we couldn’t be prouder of their efforts so far. We wish both sides representing the Hobart Football Club well Saturday. Eat ‘em alive Tigers!

Under 18s Team Photo

Back row: Ryan Williams, Will Muskett, Dillon Upton, Patrick Andrewartha, Lewis Stephens, Will Stadler, Janet Cripps (Team Manager), Hamish McCulloch, Jesse Gardner, Jamie Woolley, Isaak Hovington, Jackson Langford, Lochlann Jenkins, Will Clerk. 

Middle row: Ty Nichols, Lachlan Opray, Mark Cripps, Sebastian Godfrey (Vice-Captain), Will Perry (Coach), Jayden Marshall (Captain), Lachie Plummer (Vice-Captain), Tom Farnham (Vice-Captain), Harry Fish.

Front row: James Grandfield, Dillon Brown, Liam Geason, Leif Anderson, Zane Awde. 

Absent:  David Stalker, Sam Clark, Jai Innes.

 FROM THE ARCHIVES — Football Legend – Ian Stewart

Blame the technology but we have one from the ages… or at least the start of the month when triple Brownlow medallist and former Hobart Tiger Ian Stewart returned to the Hobart Football Club for our annual President’s Luncheon.

What a fantastic day with our very own Triple Brownlow Medallist Ian Stewart.   Former Players from his 1961 Macalburn & 1962 Hobart Football  Club Teams made for a great reunion as well.  With his great achievements Ian has not changed a bit and was just a class act. He spoke of how he cherished his time with our under 19 Team Macalburn, where he started his footy career after moving from Queenstown, where Jim McKellar’s Dad Reg, assisted in obtaining us liquid refreshments.

His 1962 and HFC most successful Coach Mal Pascoe was in attendance also.

Ian spoke of paying his own way to Melbourne and telling St Kilda that Essendon had offered him a “sign on” fee of $4000where in fact it was $2000 , but the Saints “matched” the offer.

He spoke of his playing days at St Kilda with Darrel Baldock and their only Premiership and personalities within the Club. He spoke of how he eventually did not get along with Coach Allan Jeans and the infamous “Swap” to Richmond Football Club.

Ian had told St Kilda that he may move and play in WA ( a furfi ) but spoke to Allan Schwab who previously worked at St Kilda but now at Richmond.
That swap eventually took place with Bill Barrot Richmond centre man going to the Saints, and Ian going to the Tigers.

Richmond obviously won the deal as Barrot only played 2 games with the Saints who then off loaded him to Carlton, with Ian playing and winning his 3rd Brownlow with Richmond.

A great comparison made between Ian and Burnie Payne.
Burnie playing for Hobart won the William Leitch Medal in 1965 and 1966 with Hobart beating Glenorchy Magpies in the Grandfinal in 1966 by one point.
Ian won the Brownlow Medal in 1965 and 1966 with St Kilda beating the Collingwood Magpies in the grand final by one point.

Ian rated North Hobart’s John Leedham as a great player and one who would have made it big in VFL/AFL should he have chosen to go.

Everyone in attendance spoke of what a great day it was, but above all Ian said how good it was to get back to his footy roots and He really enjoyed the day himself.

A big thanks to everyone who contributed to the day.

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