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Gut Feelings X - A weekly collection of thoughts from influential minds deep inside the nest!

Andrew Thomson

  • With the 1978 and 2008 Premiership reunions on this Saturday there is a unique double. John Judson played in the 1978 Premiership and his son Chris played in the 2008 Premiership.  Both came through the Sherwood Junior ranks. Chris is still having a run with the Woodsmen and John , as always, is on hand to run water, do the boundary or any other job that needs to be done. John was named Clubman of the Year in 2011.  
  • There is a photo of  the 1964 Under 11a premiership team in the club’s history book, “In Black and White” which features Warren Selvage, who played in nine Grand Finals for nine Premierships. He played in the 1973 flag then all eight successive premierships for Sherwood from 1975 to 1982. He also coached the Seniors to Premierships in 1981-82 Warren says most of the players who played in the Golden Era of ten premierships in a 13 year period from 1970 to 1982 were home grown products  and came through the Sherwood Juniors. 
  • By the way, Warren funded the publication “In Black and White” which is a great read. Written by Tony and Geraldine Massey, it chronicles the club’s history from 1956 to 2011. Warren will still have copies for anyone who is interested and at a cost of $30 they are well worth the price.  If interested contact Warren via email on
  • In addition, Warren and his brothers, Rod and Michael, also funded the club’s new honour boards and the main board was named in honour of his parents , Ian and Ailsa Selvage, who were both long term servants of the club. Ian was President for 9 years, 1967-74 and in 1983. and Ian and Warren were both awarded club Life Memberships.
  • Morningside’s upset defeat of the previously undefeated Pam Beach-Currumbin last week has thrown the cat amongst the pigeons as far as the Magpies are concerned.  It just means the race for a finals spot just got a bit more complicated and that the Magpies‘ season is firmly in their own hands. The equation is simple—keep on winning, especially against the four other clubs vying for the final three spots in the finals. First place is out of reach, second place is out of the Pies reach but third place and the double chance is definitely a possibility for the Magpies.
  • Great effort from an undermanned Woodsmen to travel to Maroochydore on a Saturday afternoon and knock the locals off with a patched up team in a 1 v 2 clash. Club President and Woodsmen stalwart Andrew Thomson probably blew the club's  phone budget with his ring around to get a side together. As Thommo suggested it was an example of the Pies positive club culture that enabled the Woodsmen to feild a full side then triumph by outscoring the Roos when kicking against a strong wind in the last quarter. The win keeps the Woodsmen on top of the ladder in the QFA Competition.
  • A positive was that Nick Reed, who has only previously played Colts at the Magpies, put his hand up to help out and now get his name on the club's Commemorative guernseyas a bonus! (story below)
  • Michelle Shepherd and Peter Wilmot shared the 2017 Club Person of the Year award and are tracking to repeat the award this year. Both are there every week to manage the Seniors and Reserves and ensure all is in place such as drinks, footballs, guernseys for the players and the myriad other jobs on game day to enable the players to play at their best each week
  • As well this weekend's reunion the club is having a celebration of 50 years of senior football 1968-2018 on Saturday, August 18. The club has organised a Commemorative guernsey featuring the names of all players to play an open ages match for the club (Seniors, Reserves, Woodsmen, 3rds) and will also feature the logo of all three entities.
  • The special guernsey featuring 980 names will be worn by the Seniorss and Reserves when the Magpies play Sandgate on August 18. 
  • The guernseys are numbered 1-50 and will be for sale for $100.
  • The club envisages that demand may be greater and extra guernseys can be ordered on the day of the reunion. 
  • What a celebration of football this Saturday should be with three quality matches and the 1978 and 2008 Premiership reunions. The 208 team defeated PBC so there is added spice to the Senior match. The Magpies must start to win the big matches and  if they can overcome a wounded Lions team then it will go a long way to securing a finals berth.
  • The resurgent reserves will be very strong and keen to avenge their narrow defeat on the coast. The Pies are seventh and the Lions reserves third but this match will pit two very evenly contested teams -for Des Lashman's team it is simple-- a must win match to stay in the race for a final berth. 
  • The Colts are equal top place but second on percentage and they play the 4th placed PBC. The Lions prevailed by a narrow margin in the earlier contest and the Pies will be keen to reverse that result.