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Svalbard Valkyries
Sponsored by  Tod's shoes
Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Ziplock
Assistant Coaches: Doyle, Binga
Ex-Assistant Coach: Grazz, whatlez

Svalbard Valkyries - Ziplock

Def: J Grimes (Melb),  R Laird (Adel), S Hurn (WCE), L Spurr
[T McKenzie (GC), B Jacobs (NM), T Bugg (GWS),N Haynes (GWS), L McDonald (NM), K Jaksch (CAR)]

Mid: C Ward (GWS), , A Gaff (WCE), T Adams (Coll), J Ziebell (NM)
[  P Hanley (BL), K Stevens (WB), J Kelly (GWS), A Christensen (BL), L Hunter (WB), R Bastinac (NM), J Caddy (Geel), J Trengove (Melb),  J Barrett (GWS)]

Ruck: T Nicholls (GC)
 [J Giles (GWS), T Hickey (F, StK)]

Fwd:  S Higgins (NM),  S Johnson (GWSl), T Lynch (GC), A Walker (D, Car)
[J Watts (Melb),  W Hoskin Elliott (GWS), C Dawes (Melb),   D Towers (Syd), C Smith (WB),  M Honeychurch (WB), D Rioli (Rich), J Walker (Bris) ]

Utility: B Cunnington (NM), D Mundy (FRE)

2013 Picks:

National: 2, 7, 24, 38, 52
Rookie:  7, 49

Ex Players:
JJ Kennedy (0 games) 2011
C. Morton (0 games) 2011
Silvagni (0 games) 2011
Buntine (0 games) 2011
Jack Riewoldt (15 games, 1 as captain, 8 B&F votes) 2011-2012
Israel Folau (2 games) 2011-2012
Marc Murphy (12 games, 8 as captain, 9 B&F) 2011-2012
Andrew Krakouer (3 games) 2012-2013
Brad Dick (0 games) 2011-2013
Patrick Veszpremi (2 games)2011-2014
Setanta O'hAilpin (2 games) 2012-2013
Jack Leslie (0 games) 2013-2014
Orren Stephenson (5 games) 2012-2014
Sam Frost (3 games) 2012-2014
James Stewart (0 games) 2013-2014
Jackson Trengove  (15 games) 2011-2013
Jordan Roughead (11 games) 2011-2013
Ben Mcevoy (25 games) 2011-2013
Jesse Stringer (0 games) 2012-2013
Clinton Young
Tony Aromstrong
Mitch Golby
Jay Kennedy Harris
Adam Goodes
Tom Hawkins
Jarrad Grant

Team Song (to the tune of Bon Jovi's it's my life):

This aint a song for those easily daunted
No silent prayer for those who are faulted
We aint gonna be just faces in the crowd
you're gonna see us play
when we smack you all down

Valkyries
It's now or never
Cause we aint gonna play forever
We just want to win before we die
(Valkyries)
Our game is simply never blase
We'd play Hell and  beat them our way
We just want to win before we die
Valkyries

We're gonna be the ones who stood their ground
With skill and guidence we'll never back down
Tomorrow's getting harder make no mistake
Luck ain't even lucky
Got to make your own breaks

Valkyries
It's now or never
Cause we aint gonna play forever
We just want to win before we die
(Valkyries)
Our game is simply never blase
We'd play Hell and  beat them our way
We just want to win before we die
Valkyries

The Valkyries would like to announce that due to unforseen circumstances, we will no longer be able to be located in or affiliated with the Vatican, and will be playing, from 2014 onwards, in a new home country. We apologise to our Vatican based fans,  to our players, families and staff.

More to come in following weeks.

For such a big decision, the board took longer deliberating the change of location than originally anticipated.

Working with our Norse based mythology, the Valkyries are officially relocating to Svalbard, which while technically recognising Norwegian sovereignty, is also classed as a nation. Svalbard is the most northerly permanently inhabited place on earth, and subsequently due to the extremely low temperatures  (average summer temperature of 4-6 degrees, average winter temperature -16 to -12) means that a permanent fully indoor 70 000 person stadium as well as training facilities will be constructed outside the University Centre in Svalbard. 

Our major sponsor is now Store Norske Spitsbergen Kulkompani (Store Norske) and the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry, whose sponsorship includes the payment of transportation for all Gold Member Valkyrie supporters to all games of their choice, an offer which allows us to be based in Svalbard, boosting the country's tourism. Tod's Shoes will remain a secondary sponsor of the team.

Despite our huge relocation as north as possible, the Valkyries with the support of the Svalbardians are still offering to play for the South in North V South championships if otherwise unorganisable.

Our new Number One Ticket Holder will be Jennifer Lawrence, because there's nobody famous from Svalbard, and she's awesome.

Cool facts about Svalbard- most northern inhabited place on earth
-Nearly completely crime free
-Has more polar bears than people
-Is the home of the Valkyries
-Has a global seedbank designed to survive a nuclear war.

The Valkyries Guernsey and logo in support of the National Breast Cancer Council
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Home and Away Guernsey


Finals and Pink Ribbon days (Last 2 Home and Away games) Guernsey
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 03:30:13 pm »

From the Press Nov 22, 2011

Riccardo de Luca, from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica has a few questions from Ziplock.

1.Qual il costo stimato della riqualificazione?
2. Come si propongono di riqualificare il Colosseo e mantenere gran parte del lavoro in mattoni originali e fauna?
3. Vi siete impazzito? Girando il Colosseo in uno stadio AFL un insulto al popolo italiano e il loro lungo, ricco patrimonio.

Translation:
1.What is the estimated cost of upgrading?
2. How do you propose to redevelop the Coliseum and retain much of the original brick work and fauna?
3. Have you gone mad? Turning to the Coliseum in an AFL stadium is an insult to the Italian people and their long, rich heritage

Response:
1. I'm not at liability to divulge that. The church, who is covering the costs of upgrading and rebuilding has asked me not to disclose this sensitive information.
2. We have on our team, some of the greatest architects from over four generations. They'll be dealing with the specifics, but, they're very confident that they pull this off, while at the same time maintaining the history of the Colosseum- wouldn't it be, if anything, a greater atrocity to have such an impressive monument being unused for it's original function- maybe we no longer have gladiator fights, as these have been overtaken by modern day sports. But we'll be damned if we don't at least try to pay homage to this great landmark. 
3. Some people call it being a madman, personally I say it's closer to visionary. The Italian people are insulting their own rich heritage by leaving the Colosseum used purely as a tourist attraction, rather than in the spirit it was created for, by one of the greatest and most influential empires in history!

and more to the point, the Italian people insulted themselves by voting in Berlusconi, year in year out, until he ran their country in the ground. If they want a chance to fix their economy, without going into chronic and crippling debt, this is their only option. Embrace it.

Press Release, November 2, 2012
It is with great sadness and regret that the Valkyries inform the followers of the Euro league, that Israel Folau has retired from EXV. We thank him greatly for his 2 games of service at a senior level, and for his behind the scenes contributions.

You'll be missed Izzy.

Press Release November 22, 2012
The Valkyries would like to thank traded players Jack Riewoldt and Captain Marc Murphy for their services to the club. It's sad to see such talented players go, but the decision to see them depart was deemed to be in the best interest of the club. On a happier note, the Valkyries would like the install Callan Ward as the new Co-Captain along Adam Goodes, and to welcome the new players into our club- Caddy, Pittard, Adams and Lynch.

We wish you the best and hope that you can help lead the Valkyries to victory.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 03:31:09 pm »

Total Games:
Total games played:
Ward: 31
Hanley: 29
Bastinac: 29
Mcevoy: 26
Grimes: 25
Ziebell: 25
Gaff: 25
Hawkins: 25
Christensen:23
Jack Trengove: 22
Adam Goodes: 19
Jack Riewoldt: 15
Jackson Trengove: 15
Bewick: 15
Golby: 12
Ben Jacobs:12
Jordan Roughead: 11
Cunnington: 11
Bugg: 10
Grant: 8
Clay Smith: 7
Armstrong: 6
Laird: 6
Taylor Adams: 6
Betts: 6
Stephenson: 5
Gumbleton: 4
Haynes: 4
Caddy: 4
Koby Stevens: 4
Sam Frost: 3
Andrew Krakouer: 3
Veszpremi: 2
Folau: 2
O'hAilpin: 2
Tom Lynch: 2
Pittard: 1
Daniel Connors: 1
Towers: 0
Jesse Stringer: 0
Hickey: 0
Lee: 0
Brad Dick: 0
Josh Toy: 0
Jed Bews: 0
Danny Butcher: 0
Ben Dowdell: 0
Cory Dell'olio:  0


Games played 2013:
Grimes: 10
Hanley: 13
Golby: 12
Bugg: 10
Veszpremi: 0
Jordan Roughead: 4
Jackson Trengove: 1
Armstrong: 3
Pittard: 1
Ben Jacobs: 0
Sam Frost: 0
Laird: 6
Ward: 15
Ziebell: 14
Jack Trengove: 6
Gaff: 9
Taylor Adams: 6
Cunnington: 11
Bastinac: 14
Smith: 7
Towers: 0
Haynes: 3
Caddy: 4
Koby Stevens: 4
Jesse Stringer: 0
Mcevoy: 15
Hickey: 0
Stephenson: 1
O'hAilpin: 2
Adam Goodes: 8
Christensen: 11
Hawkins: 10
Andrew Krakouer: 3
Bewick: 10
Lee: 0
Tom Lynch: 2
Betts: 6
Grant: 3
Gumbleton: 2
Dick: 0

Games played 2012:
Hanley: 16
Jack Trengove: 16
Gaff: 16
Ward: 16
Bastinac: 15
Hawkins: 15
Grimes: 15
Jack Riewoldt: 15
Jackson Trengove: 14
Jacobs: 12
Christensen: 12
Murphy: 12
Ziebell: 11
Goodes: 11
Mcevoy: 11
Roughead: 7
Grant: 5
Bewick: 5
Stephensen: 4
Armstrong: 3
Frost: 3
Folau: 2
Veszpremi: 2
Gumbleton: 2
Connors: 1
Haynes: 1


Yet to debut:

Toy: 0
Bews: 0
Laird: 0
Stevens: 0
Butcher: 0
Dowdell: 0
Dell'olio: 0
Dick: 0

Captained:
Murphy: 8
Ziebell: 1
Gaff: 1
Ward: 8
Goodes: 1
Riewoldt: 1

BOG:
Round 1: 3 Hanley, 2 Murphy, 1 Ward
Round 2: 3 Bastinac, 2 Hawkins, 1 Gaff
Round 3: 3 Ziebell, 2 Murphy, 1 Ward
Round 4: 3 Christensen, 2 Murphy, 1 Hanley
Round 5: 3 Grimes, 2 Murphy, 1 Christensen
Round 6: 3 Goodes, 2 Jacobs, 1 Hawkins
Round 7: 3 Ward, 2 Grimes, 1 Riewoldt
Round 8: 3 Hanley, 2 Gaff, 1 Grimes
Round 9: 3 Riewoldt, 2 Gaff, 1 Hanley
Round 10: 3 Riewoldt, 2 Grimes, 1 Ward
Round 11: 3 Grimes, 2 Jack Trengove, 1 Armstrong
Round 12: 3 Roughead, 2 Gaff, 1 Connors
Round 13: 3 Hanley, 2 Ward, 1 Grimes
Round 14: Hanley 3, Mcevoy 2, Ward 1
Round 15: Hanley 3, Goodes 2, Mcevoy 1
Round 16: Ward 3, Grimes 2, Riewoldt 1
Round 17: 3 Grimes, 2 Gaff/ Hawkins
Round 18: Grimes 3, Hawkins 2, Murphy 1
Round 19: Grimes 3, Mcevoy 2, Ward 1

Current Tally:
Grimes: 23
Hanley: 17
Ward: 13
Gaff: 9
Murphy: 9
Riewoldt: 8
Hawkins: 7
Goodes: 5
Mcevoy: 5
Christensen: 4
Bastinac: 3
Ziebell: 3
Roughead: 3
Jacobs: 2
Jack Trengove: 2
Armstrong: 1
Connors: 1
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2011, 03:32:08 pm »

Old Information pre-location change


Stadium:

Here's where it gets interesting. The actual Vatican is incredibly restrictive towards visitors, for security reasons, so holding afl matches inside the city is impractical. We considered turfing up St. Peter's Square, but Pope Benedict was not happy about having an AFL stadium outside his window- after a lot of argument and negotiation, we have agreed to re-turf the square, but only use it for training purposes, and not after 8pm. Oh well, you win some and you lose some.

Our Training Ground (before it's turfed up)


(Taken from google)

and finally, our stadium. We looked long and hard, considered the conversion of several pre-existing soccer stadiums in Italy, and even building our own.

But then we thought, hey, why build something new, that'll be run down in 50 years, when we can have something old, something gold and something that's stood for two millennia. So, with a bit of tricky adjustments, a little bit of widening and substantial lengthening, architectural feats in themselves, I present to you, the Vatican Valkyries Offical AFL stadium





 The Colosseum was no easy task to acquire, but, it was all made possible with our number one ticket holder.

You know him. You either love him or hate him (depending on your religious views). Claimed by many to be God's own representative on earth, I present to you the Vatican Valkyries Number One Ticket Holder:



With the support of good old Benny, and subsequently the Catholic church, a Trillion dollar organisation, we were able to 'persuade' the Italian Government into handing over such a 'priceless' monument. With the economic situation Italy is in at the moment, they didn't really have any other option ;)

We filled in the old architectural ruins with dirt and turfed over it- to preserve as much of the history as possible: there are actually tunnels under the current Oval in order to access the ruins, still study or view them.

The Colosseum can still be accessed at a very reasonable price of 10 euros any day, for which you can not only see the Valkyries train, if you arrive at the opportune moment, but still walk around the ruin, and feel the true millennia old atmosphere.   

Feel free to get on our level any time kids.
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2011, 03:32:44 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2011, 03:34:41 pm »

reserved

and flower you le :P
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2011, 03:37:19 pm »

one more reserve.

and then I'll get hp do delete that post :P
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2011, 03:38:01 pm »

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2011, 03:39:31 pm »

Feel free to post now EL ;).
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2011, 03:43:48 pm »

Luckily the posts on this board don't count, or i'd be thinking that Zip was just doing that to get the posts up. You don't need 8 posts. :P
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« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2011, 03:52:09 pm »

Hah thanks hp and zip :P
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« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2011, 04:02:14 pm »

Luckily the posts on this board don't count, or i'd be thinking that Zip was just doing that to get the posts up. You don't need 8 posts. :P

maybe you don't pb. :P
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« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2011, 04:45:14 pm »

Riccardo de Luca, from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica has a few questions from Ziplock.

1.Qual il costo stimato della riqualificazione?
2. Come si propongono di riqualificare il Colosseo e mantenere gran parte del lavoro in mattoni originali e fauna?
3. Vi siete impazzito? Girando il Colosseo in uno stadio AFL un insulto al popolo italiano e il loro lungo, ricco patrimonio.
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« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2011, 04:47:05 pm »

Hahah good old Benny. Gold. Stuff zip.
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« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2011, 04:51:38 pm »

Good try c4 but I have translated that easily. ;D
Riccardo de Luca, from the Italian newspaper La Repubblica has a few questions from Ziplock.

1.Qual il costo stimato della riqualificazione?
2. Come si propongono di riqualificare il Colosseo e mantenere gran parte del lavoro in mattoni originali e fauna?
3. Vi siete impazzito? Girando il Colosseo in uno stadio AFL un insulto al popolo italiano e il loro lungo, ricco patrimonio.
1.What is the estimated cost of upgrading?
2. How do you propose to redevelop the Coliseum and retain much of the original brick work and fauna?
3. Have you gone mad? Turning to the Coliseum in an AFL stadium is an insult to the Italian people and their long, rich heritage
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