Jeppa’s Juniors

Chook’s Rooks: Round 11

Chook’s Rooks: Round 11

401 by / on June 7, 2010, 9:14 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

The AFL coaches and Aussie Pim need to get their act together. To raise our national rankings in DT, we need fresh meat to cash in our maxed-out cows. To raise our nation’s chances of progressing in the World Cup, we need some fit and firing guns in our forward half. Unfortunately, the list of one and two-game AFL rookies is as poorly stocked as the Socceroos’ strike force, piling a whole lot of pressure on a few blokes named Cahill, Kewell and, um, Gysberts.

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Chook’s Rooks: Round 10

Chook’s Rooks: Round 10

213 by / on May 31, 2010, 11:27 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

Like a circus lion tamer turned on by his performing pride, I feel like my rookies bit my head off this round.

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Chook’s Rooks: Round 9

Chook’s Rooks: Round 9

1,299 by / on May 26, 2010, 1:02 am / in Jeppa's Juniors

Want to know what made the kid on the anti-smoking ad get his grizzle on? Chook has the answer, and it wasn’t Scott Gumbleton’s third sub-40 score of the season, as sad as that was.

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Chook’s Rooks – Round 8

Chook’s Rooks – Round 8

1,043 by / on May 18, 2010, 10:16 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

Clearly Michael Barlow loves a challenge. The week after Melbourne midfielder Tom Scully racked up a rookie-record 134 points, the lanky Freo first-year player responded immediately by setting the bar higher again with an Ablettesque 146. Hey Barlow, I bet you can’t bust out a 150. That should do the trick.

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Chook’s Rooks – Round 7

Chook’s Rooks – Round 7

1,051 by / on May 13, 2010, 8:31 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

Illness, work and the utter devastation of selling Tom Scully on the eve of his breakout 130+ point game have conspired to make this the shortest Chook’s Rooks of all-time. Lucky, then, that it’s been a week of little importance in the rookie world.

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Chook’s Rooks – Round 6

Chook’s Rooks – Round 6

1,050 by / on May 4, 2010, 11:12 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

Like those rotting carcases the Americans chasing a million bucks on Survivor mung into from time to time, a few of our rookies are now well past their use by date.

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Chook’s Rooks – Round 5

Chook’s Rooks – Round 5

992 by / on April 27, 2010, 10:07 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

What is it with our rookie superstars bombing in their third games? After two stand-out performances, James Podsiadly and Tom Rockliffe became the latest to suffer a bout of the third-game blues.

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Chook’s Rooks – Round 4

Chook’s Rooks – Round 4

1,220 by / on April 20, 2010, 9:41 pm / in Jeppa's Juniors

Anyone read the book JPod, by Douglas Coupland? It’s a bit weird, but plenty awesome. I don’t know if James Podsiadly is weird at all, but he’s plenty awesome. Awesome enough to bring him in for an under-developed cash cow?

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Chook’s Rooks: Round 3

Chook’s Rooks: Round 3

1,406 by / on April 13, 2010, 7:00 am / in Jeppa's Juniors

While much of the post-round three focus has been on what Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse called St Kilda forward Steven Milne, the real inquiry should be into what happened when Fremantle rookie Anthony Morabito called Geelong tagger Cameron Ling.

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