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1. Who will keep wicket for
Australia in their two-Test series
against Pakistan in England?
2. What does New Zealand
wicket-keeper Brendon McCullum
no longer wish to do in Test
3. Which AFL coach last week
had his contract renewed until
the end of 2012?
4. Which AFL team failed to
kick a goal after the 16-minute
mark of the second quarter last
5. Who won this season's AFL
6. What historical reference does
Central District have at the top of
the back of their guernseys?
7. Who coaches Argentina's
8. Whose car flipped after
running into the back of Heikki
9. How many games did New
Zealand lose at the World Cup
10. With which international
cricket team does Craig
Kieswetter keep wicket?
11. Which AFL team has lost its
last 14 visits to AAMI Stadium?
12. Whose "goal" for England
was not given because it was
deemed not to have crossed
the goal line in their round of 16
game against Germany?
13. Another World Cup question
-- Superstar Deco plays for which
14. Which two players started
in goals for the Thunderbirds in
their major semi-final win over
15. Which Australian team does
Madonna Blyth captain?
16. Who coaches the Australian
18. In what
Italy last fail
to make it
out of the
at the FIFA
19. Name the two players who
played the world's longest tennis
match which finished 70-68 in
the fifth set at Wimbledon.
20. According to The Best of
Both Worlds, a new book on
the history of the West Torrens,
Woodville and Eagles Football
Clubs, which SANFL club violently
opposed the entry of Woodville
and Central District to league
ranks in 1964?
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
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ONE-POINTERS: 1 - Tim
Paine. 2 - Keep wicket. 3 -
Mark Harvey. 4 - Geelong.
5 - Western Bulldogs. TWO-
POINTERS: 6 - 1959. 7 - Diego
Maradona. 8 - Mark Webber's.
9 - None. 10 - England. THREE-
POINTERS: 11 - Melbourne.
12 - Frank Lampard. 13 -
Portugal. 14 - Carla Borrego
and Erin Bell. 15 - Hockeyroos.
FOUR-POINTERS: 16 - Brett
Brown. 17 - Kaia Kanepi. 18
- 1974. 19 - John Isner and
Nicolas Mahut. FIVE-POINTER:
20 - West Torrens.
The 2009 season: to put it mildly, a
difficult year for South Adelaide.
Revered club son Clay Sampson is
relieved of his coaching duties after a
terrible season on-field that yielded just
two wins and the wooden spoon.
A committee is appointed to search
far and wide for the best long-term
candidate to take the club from
the depths of the ladder. Former
Woodville/West Torrens premiership
coach Ron Fuller is appointed as a
consultant to assist them in their
search. During the process, Fuller
realises that with the fire still in the
belly, he wishes to throw his hat into the
ring and is soon appointed to a five-year
coaching deal -- the longest current
coaching appointment in the SANFL.
A number of class players, including
2008 Magarey Medal runner up James
Boyd and state ruckman Craig Parry
soon depart the club, with varying
reasons given as trigger points.
Many fringe league players are told
that their future in SANFL does not
lie at Noarlunga and are moved on.
Favourite son Ben Warren is appointed
skipper, a just reward for years of
loyalty to the club. Off-field, the club
is moving in the right direction, with
the Jimmy Deane s entertainment
complex turning a healthy profit and
the finances also allowing them to
make an extra repayment toward a
loan commitment. Three new board
members are elected to provide a
fresh voice, particularly for the long
Fast forward to this year.
The 2010 season began with a draw
against last year s grand finalists
Sturt, a win against Norwood and a
round-five win over Fuller s former
team, Woodville/West Torrens. Fans
who have been waiting since 1964 -- the
longest drought between flags in the
SANFL -- feel they can see a light at the
end of what had seemed a never ending
Who would have thought then, at
round 14, that these would constitute
the Panthers only points of the season?
After such a promising start, the club
now sits bottom of the ladder again.
Time to ask -- what the heck is going
wrong at South and how long can they
go without a flag?
There is no doubt that, on field at
least, the losses of Boyd, Parry and
2009 best and fairest runner-up Dylan
Williams, have hurt. Whatever issues
may have been present off-field for
these players, their contributions on
the field were solid for their time at
the club and are difficult to replace
overnight. With the loss of experience,
comes the blooding of younger players
who need time, patience and experience
While the Southern Football League
and Great Southern Football League
provide excellent catchment areas
for junior development, there are less
opportunities to draft in ready made
league players that have not already
had a taste of league football. The likes
of Cove s Josh Vick, Reynella s Elijah
Ware and Aldinga s Anthony Carlile
have already had good stints at SANFL
level and, with the possible exception
of Ware at his peak, are unlikely to
significantly improve the team enough
to push for finals.
The change of the culture, both on
and off field, is the biggest challenge
currently facing the Panthers. Fuller
is in his first year at the club and
changing the mindset of a playing
group where only Adam Cockshell,
Josh Thewlis, Ben Warren and
Michael Handby have played in senior
After starting with so much promise,
there is no doubt the last eight weeks
have been very disappointing for
South. Many seasons have taken this
shape -- a promising start followed by a
It is imperative, though, that this
young group really galvanises and
works to ensure they all take the small
steps in order to take bigger ones in
the next few seasons. The supporters
are getting impatient for success and
rightly so -- many have not seen a flag
in their lifetime -- but the hardest part
will not be placing excess pressure
on a young group and knocking their
confidence. In 2005, Glenelg were
eighth. In 2006, Sturt were eighth.
Within three years both teams played
in grand finals. Patience can reap
Panthers coach Ron Fuller faces a tough task in turning the season around. Photo: Nick Hook
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