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Geelong Gumbies
Geelong Gumbies S14 Logo
Full name Geelong Gumbies Fantastical Football Department
Nickname(s) Gumbies, Gumbots, Those Clay Bastards
Season 14 season
Premiership 5th
Home-and-away season 5th
Leading goalkicker winty (32)
Best and fairest Claypigeon
Club details
Founded Season 04
Colours Blue, Teal, White
Competition Sweet FA
Captain(s) peterss & StFly
Premierships none
Ground(s) House of Gumby


The Geelong Gumbies are a fantasy football club competing in the Sweet FA, based at the House of Gumby, a makeshift ground comprised entirely of clay, playdough and other water based products.

The Gumbies were born in Season 04 under inaugural captain Catman during an expansion and consolidation of the league which saw 2 licenses revoked, and five given to interested parties. Since their addition to the league, the Gumbies have had eight captains, culminating in the current co-captaincy arrangement between incumbent peterss and the anointed from Season 12; StFly, who had held the Vice Captains role for Season 13. Despite an envied top end of talent, the Gumbies continue to struggle to retain the middle group of player, which often leads them always on the cusp of promise.

HistoryEdit

The Geelong Gumbies were created in Season 04 through the application to then administrator EaglesKickAss and remains the 5th oldest club in the league behind the West Coast Wonders, Mount Buller Demons, Fighting Furies and Roys_FFC.


S04 to S06 - The Early YearsEdit

Main article: Geelong Gumbies Football Club Season 04

After been born into the Sweet FA the Geelong Gumbies had a few lean years while they watched their other newly formed brethren in the Bombers and the Swamprats tasted early positive results.

Despite this The Gumbies had a period of stability under the guidance of inaugural captain Catman which lasted three years from Season 04 to Season 06.

S07 to S10 - The Promising StartEdit

In a promising start to Season 07 the Geelong Gumbies made the pre-season grand final in Season 07 and were triumphant over the Alberton Swamprats.

S07 Pre-Season Grand Final: Geelong Gumbies 11.9.75 def Alberton Swamprats 10.9.69

This was a promising start to what was once again a frustrating period at the clubs. During the period from Season 07 through to Season 09 The Gumbies had six different captains in three years.

Ninty to WintyEdit

In Season 10 the Gumbies would once again settle into some stability under new captain Ninty famously known for the Ninty2Winty (CHF to FF) set up.


S11 and S12 - The High before the LowEdit

A strong season, where The Gumbies finished Minor Premiers, would see them meet the Fighting Furies in the Season 11 Grand Final. The Furies were looking to make it back-to-back premierships after winning in Season 10 and they succeeded with The Gumbies going down by 20pts.

Fighting Furies 17.13.115 def Geelong Gumbies 14.11.95

Despite being Minor Premiers there was little shame in losing against a team that were in the middle of a Furious Dynasty that had them win three premierships in four years (S08, S10 & S11).

Season 11 would also see captain Ninty hand over the reigns to Peterss after 2 strong years as captain. This was possibly a sign of things to come as the activity of The Gumbies would steadily drop away from this season to Season 12.


S13 and S14 - Rebirth of The GumbiesEdit

After a disappointing Season 13 both on and off the field, The Gumbies decided to build on some solid recruiting by starting a serious rebuild of the club. These recruits would include StFly (S12), Claypigeon (S13) and Lion Cub 16 (S13) who would eventually form the leadership group in the following seasons.

Through out Season 14 the team would cop the tag of inactivity despite showing marked improvement on the previous season. The Gumbies would cop this on the chin though and use it as motivation to continue the rebuild they had already embarked on.


S15 - The BeginningEdit

During the Off-Season leading up to Season 15 the team would continue this recruitment which would see it turn over nearly half of it's list. Other clubs have done similarly but a minor point of difference is that most of The Gumbies recruits have come from outside the league, a nod to the leadership's ability to attract new players to the club.

During Season 15 Pre-Season, The Gumbies would blood much of their youth dropping the Ninty2Winty to the bench and pushing new players into core roles on the field to encourage them, reward activity and create a hunger in the group. The karma-like reward for this would see the Gumbies make the Grand Final of this competition.

The Gumbies S15 Pre-Season Grand Final Side
B: axis miles03 Buckets007 krisholio14
HB: wotdoiput StFly (c) Lion Cub 16 (vc)
C: Peterss (c) Covvy whoopsman
HF: Armitage2Reiwoldt Krazy Kris Marklar_33
F: Curlza A Bit High Thecatattack
R: TheDoctor11 Claypigeon (vc) A Flying Pube
Int: Ninty Winty
Coach: Qooty


ColoursEdit

The Gumbies sought to retain their association to the Geelong Cats of the AFL by taking their traditional hooped design and general blue and white colour scheme. Each season the club has accepted offers or petitioned for alterations to their jumpers, variations of a theme as the colour scheme was always kept, Season 14 being no exception.


The GuernseyEdit

Season 14 VariantEdit

GUMBIES BG

Season 14 Guernsey

In Season 14 the Home jumper saw a return to the hard edge with muted colours; navy blue and teal, being the primary set, adorned with white trimming. The Away jumper replaces the hoop design with a horizontal tri-colour, divided by a white line at the chest, this theme is inverted for the Clash variation.


Current SquadEdit

Geelong Gumbies Season 15 squad
Full squad Leadership
Captain

Vice Captain



Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • (r) Rookie
  • (v) Veteran

Updated: 17 June 2012
Source(s): Gumbies Squad [1], Leadership[2]

Delisted During S15: Bartel, Safman and Axis_Miles03

Club honoursEdit


Honour rollEdit

Season Captain Best and Fairest Leading Goalkicker
S04 Catman None Awarded RIZZ0 (84)
S05 Catman None Awarded RIZZ0 (106)
S06 Catman Carn_The_Cattas Carn_The_Cattas (51)
S07 Carn_The_Cattas handed over to Cats2rise None Awarded Mooney D'King (30)
S08 Metallica Man handed over to krisholio14 Unknown Hairy Cat Mooney (70)
S09 krisholio14 handed over to Ninty None Awarded winty (48)
S10 Ninty Perth Swans winty (45)
S11 Ninty handed over to peterss peterss winty (66)
S12 peterss Rojo_Jnr winty (45)
S13 peterss StFly winty (69)
S14 peterss and StFly as co-captains Claypigeon winty (32)


Individual awardsEdit

Best and Fairest (Construction Certificate)Edit


Mobbenfuhrer Medal winnersEdit


Geelong Gumbies Rising Star Award winnersEdit


Best Clubman winnersEdit


Golden Boot winnersEdit


Gumbies Finals Player of the YearEdit

Tool of the YearEdit


EKA Medal winnersEdit

Frankston Rover Award winnersEdit


AlfAndrews Medal winnersEdit


All-SFA representativesEdit

Match recordsEdit

Records set by playersEdit

*At the end of Season 13

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Geelong Gumbies Season 14 thread Geelong Gumbies Season 15 thread Geelong Gumbies Facebook Page

SFA
Seasons - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV
Current Teams - Bombers, Hawks, Furies, Gumbies, Demons, Gorillas, Dragons, Wonders
Former Clubs - Mods, AFL, Dogs, Swamprats, Bears, Titans, Koalas, Razors, Dockers, Magic, Blues, Shadows, Hurricanes, Dragons, Dingoes, Timmy

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