Tuesday Talking Points

Doc calls it a day

As the Morningside Panthers sat in the rooms after the QAFL Grand Final on Saturday, Nick Tomlinson announced to the group that was his last game of footy. An emotion filled speech where he thanked each and everyone one of his teammates along the way for helping him become the player he is didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. He might not have walked away with the medal, but Doc can hold his head high. He was the best player on the ground in the first half, and left absolutely nothing in the tank.

Perry-Bolt the Bill Hardy Medalist

Grand Final days usually bring a special performance or two and they don’t come much better than nine goals from your big full forward. Bryce Perry-Bolt was a magnet to the football in Labrador’s QAFL Reserves Grand Final win on Saturday, getting his hands on everything that came his way. There were snaps over his shoulder, long bombs from the centre square, and even a few cheeky celebrations with the crowd. He’ll remember that one for a while.


Who wore it better?

There were a couple of familiar faces out running messages for the Wilston Grange reserves side in their grand final on Saturday. Both Matt Trewhella and Steve Brittain were looking dashing in their pink get ups at Yeronga, and it begged one question, who wore it better?



Not just a day out, a week out

In the space of six days, Emma Zielke won the QWAFL Best and Fairest, and her third premiership in a row for Coorparoo. Clearly that wasn’t enough. She also added the Best on Ground Medal to her collection with a dominant display in the middle. It wasn’t without it’s challenges though, word is Zielke was wearing her sock all the way up to the knee to cover a nasty lower leg bruise she sustained in the preliminary final the week before.


The ultimate mad Monday arrival

No doubt about it, the Mad Monday costumes are a highlight of post season celebrations. From Joel Selwood and Jimmy Bartel rocking up as Mick Fanning and the shark, to the bloke who buys the $10 costume from Spotlight, we see it all. But yesterday at Morningside, we might have just seen the best ever, and that’s not something I say lightly. Adam McDonald, known around the Panthers traps as the jockey, decided to embrace this tag, and rock up on the back of a horse in silks. No, I’m not kidding, there was a horse trotting around Jack Esplen Oval yesterday. Check out his entrance here:


Here’s one we prepared earlier

Moments after the dust had settled, and the QWAFL Grand Final was run and won, the victorious Coorparoo team headed out onto the centre circle to sing the song. On cue, the Riverfire celebrations kicked off, lighting up the sky above them. Could not have timed it better.

By Andrew Wiles@andrewjwiles

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