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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, May 3, 2011. NT NEWS. 35 P U B : NTNE-WS-DA-TE:3-MGE:35 CO-LO-R: C-M Y-K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l SPORT Loss not Baileys fault: Green MELBOURNE captain Brad Green says its unfair to blame under-siege coach Dean Bailey for the AFL clubs embarrassing loss toWest Coast. The Demons were thrashed by nine goals by last years bottom side on Thursday night in Perth. Melbourne faces a crucial round seven encounter with 12th-placed Adelaide at theMCG on Sunday. The Demons held a boardmeeting last night but chairman Jim Stynes denied Baileys coaching futurewas on the agenda. Umpires got SCG call wrong THE AFL has apologised to Sydney after the clubwas wrongly penalised for what was deemed to be an incorrect interchange late in Friday nights clashwith Carlton at the SCG. Carltonwere leading by a point when it was awarded a free kick and 50m penalty after the interchange steward ruled that Sydney had 19 players on the ground. After reviewing down-theground footage yesterday, the umpiring department acknowledged it had erred. Bans for Tambling, Dawson ADELAIDES Richard Tambling, a former Southern Districts (NTFL) player, and St Kildas Zac Dawson are facing one-match bans from the AFLs Match Review Panel. Dawsonwas chargedwith a level-two striking offence against Adelaides Chris Knights at AAMI Stadium on Saturday. Tambling has been hit with a level-three striking charge for his clashwith Adam Schneider. His good five-year recordmeans Tambling can accept a one-match sanctionwith an early plea. Surgery no barrier for Pedrosa MotoGP win Dani Pedrosa DANI Pedrosa battled through the pain barrier to win the Portuguese MotoGP on Sunday less than a month after surgery. Hondas Spanish star swept past world champion and pole-setter Jorge Lorenzo with three laps to go to claim his debut win in Estoril and his first of the season. It was a remarkable performance considering his date with the surgeons knife in Barcelona on April 6 after finishing second in the Spanish grand prix. His Australian teammate Casey Stoner came in third behind Lorenzo after starting the race in fourth position. Pedrosa needed his operation after suffering multiple fractures to his left shoulder in a crash in testing for the Japanese grand prix last October. It was difficult for me after the surgery to be here is incredible, he said after stunning Lorenzo who was favourite to win for the fourth consecutive year in Estoril. It was an amazing race. At the end I didnt want to be second again, I tried and it happened. Im thankful for the doctors to get me ready Im in a lot of pain. After this third leg of the season Lorenzo kept his lead in the championship on 65 points, but Pedrosa is now only four points adrift on 61. Lions light fuse for fiery stoush FOOTBALL ByANDREWHAMILTON in Brisbane Brisbane Lions star Simon Black in action against Richmond last weekend at the MCG THE mercenaries arent here anymore and good luck to them. With that sledge at former teammates Michael Rischitelli and Jared Brennan, Lions veteran Simon Black has lit the fuse for an explosive Sunshine stoush between Brisbane and Gold Coast at the Gabba on Saturday. The fact the line came from the nicest guy in football demonstrates just how deeply hurt Brisbane were by the defections of the highprofile midfielders. Im sure theyll cop a bit of niggle on Saturday night, at the end of the day the mercenaries arent here anymore and good luck to them, Black said. The Lions were the club most vulnerable to the Suns introduction to the competition because they couldnt compete with the money the AFL newcomers were splashing around and their location meant the players and key staff members they poached from Brisbane did not have to move interstate. He said there was a lot of resentment at the armchair ride the Suns had been given. Yes, there is, the AFL have given them everything and then some, he said. They have been extremely fortunate the way they have come into the competition and they have been the beneficiaries of other clubs coming into the competition and not having immediate success, eg the Brisbane Bears. They have had it handed it to them on a platter. So no doubt in time, two to three years, theyre going to be a very good footy side, but gee theyve been given everything, and then some. Champions League ref has Jose asking why UEFA has handed Belgian Frank de Bleeckere the task of refereeing tomorrow mornings (NT time) Champions League encounter between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp an appointment unlikely to go down well with Madrid boss Jose Mourinho. Mourinho last week accused referees of favouring the Catalan side after his team went down 2-0 to Barca in the first leg of the semifinal at the Bernabeu. The Portuguese was en raged by the dismissal of makeshift midfielder Pepe by German Wolfgang Stark and afterwards read out a list of officials he believes have made decisions which have benefited Barca in previous years. De Bleeckere was on that list after sending off Thiago Motta in last seasons last-four clash between Inter Milan, then coached by Mourinho, and Barca. I cant say what I feel. I only leave one question. Why? said Mourinho. Why? Ovrebo, Bussaca, Frisk, Stark, De Bleeckere. Why to all these people. Each semi-final always brings the same. So why? Norways Tom Henning Ovrebo turned down a number of penalty appeals for Chelsea as Barcelona knocked out the London club two years ago, Massimo Busacca sent off Arsenals Robin van Persie in this seasons Round of 16 clash and Anders Frisk dismissed Didier Drogba six years ago as Barca came from behind to beat Mourinhos Chelsea. NEAFL Round 5 Statistics NT THUNDER V MORNINGSIDE THUNDER Q1 6.5 Q2 13.10 Q3 21.14 Q4 27.20 (182) PANTHERS Q1 4.1 Q2 6.4 Q3 8.7 Q4 9.9 (63) # Player Name DSP Hit Sm Tkl Shp Spl G 47 Anderson, J 22 - - 3 3 5 3 Argus, M 10 - - 2 2 - 22 Bergman, D 15 - 2 1 1 6 - 46 Cox, P 19 - - 2 2 - 17 Dignan, J 23 - - 3 2 1 3 2 Ewing, D 18 - - - - - 6 27 Farrer, W 9 10 1 1 - - 2 16 Ilett, C 26 - - 5 - - 2 6 IIett, J 17 - - 3 1 - 12 Kelly, N 19 - 1 5 2 - 2 42 Mallard, R 9 - - 2 - - 1 23 Mcleod, A 23 - - 3 1 - 1 1 Motlop, A 20 - - 2 - - 31 Palipuaminni, B 19 - - 2 1 - 2 49 Rioli, S 16 - - 2 1 - - 29 Roe, J 19 - - 1 2 7 15 Rosier, M 15 - 1 4 1 - - 5 Staunton, D 17 - - 1 - 2 11 Tapp, S 14 2 - - - 8 18 Taylor, M 13 - - 4 - 3 14 Tungatalum, R 19 - - 8 1 - 5 8 Tyrrell, K 14 34 - 1 1 - 2 4 Vallejo, I 19 - - 4 2 - 1 Northern Terriory F.C 393 46 5 59 23 32 27 Happy days continue for Suns GOLD Coast is providing a shining light for the club in the NEAFL after earning its third straight win with an upset 13-point win over Mt Gravatt on Saturday. The Vultures unbeaten start to the year came to an end after the 12.16 (88) to 11.19 (75) win, as the Suns shot out of the blocks to lead by 48 points at half-time. Jake Crawford, Maverick Weller, Jacob Gilbee, Joel Tippett and Tom Lynch were the stand-outs for the fourthplaced Suns. Meanwhile, Aspley proved the competitions closeness, upsetting Labrador by 32 points. No more than two goals separated the sides for much of the game until the Hornets rallied in the dying stages to win 16.13 (109) to 11.11 (77). Key forwards Declan Bevan and Adam Hughes were outstanding for Aspley, while Gerard Moore, Michael Talbot, Shane Paterson and Jason Howard (three goals) starred for the Tigers. Brisbane was too strong for Redland in another upset Josh Green and Aaron Cornelius (seven goals) steering the Lions to a 18.14 (122) to 13.8 (86) win. THE statistics show how even the contribution was from everyone that played on Saturday night. We always have a strong focus that everyone plays their role and this is reflected in the stats. Key position defenders Jason Roe and Shaun Tapp had 15 spoils between them, our midfielders who also spend some time in our forward line kicked 20 out of our 27 goals on the night. Themost important statistic to us playing well is in the defensive area of smothers, tackles, blocks and spoils. In total we registered 119 defensive acts which was only 4 down on the 123 we recorded in our Round 3 win over Broadbeach, to date our highest for the season. MurrayDavis Thunder Coach