Votes and notes this week by Corbo, our guest northern beef industry correspondent
Well Tigers, There are three things I need to disclose before I awards The Benny Votes this week, as guest northern beef industry correspondent.
- I am now a fully blown Hammerphile. Megan is obviously a shrewd judge of livestock.
- Catfish are supposed to be monogamous, but I’m not convinced
- The steers I keep out in the Clarence River Valley are an uneconomical ruse for me to to get out to my cabin and listen to the Tigers on the wireless. And eat catfish.
Things were going well. The senate was non-hostile when I’d tabled the “I’m going out to the Clarence to check the steers” Bill. I’d caught a mating pair of catfish for tea. As well as allegedly monogamous, catfish rival bower birds as the most OCD animal in the kingdom. A pebble out of place in their neat white ring on the river bed, and they are visibly upset. They are a little like Alex Rance I suppose.
I’d ‘tuned’ in the wireless. The Clarence is a broad, deep valley. Bound by the Great Divide and the Richmond range. So my wireless coverage of the game was a pulsing mixture of football, and Indonesian radio. It was thrillingly, almost unlistenable. It seemed to swing more to the footy spectrum when Tigers surged forward and more to an Indonesian weather report when Freo had the ball.
The moon was full. And the Red Gums loomed and threatened like Ben Griffiths.
A dingo howled ‘yellow and black’
I could gather from the broadcast that Indo were in from some nasty weather, and Freo are tanking. But that’s not to take anything away from the Tigers.
5 Trent Cotchin
I could apologise to 5 or 6 blokes for leaving them out of the votes, but that would be like apologising to a widowed catfish.
All is well.
11: Rance, Houli
6: Lloyd, Deledio
5: Lambert, Castagna, Griffiths
3: Townsend, Short, C. Ellis, Edwards
1: B. Ellis
Blair Hartley Appreciation Award
Anthony Banik Best First Year Player
Joel Bowden's Golden Left Boot
Greg Tivendale Rookie List Medal
Next week’s votes will be cast by representatives of the ORCS, to be confirmed.