John Coghlan has the background to be a leading Goulburn Valley Football League tipster this year.By Ashleigh Williamson
John Coghlan has the background to be a leading Goulburn Valley Football League tipster this year.
Mr Coghlan, 66, played two VFL games for South Melbourne under coaching legend Norm Smith in 1969.
He chaired the GVFL in 2008 and is part of the newly formed AFL Goulburn Murray Commission.
The Shepparton retiree said he had not entered the Metricon GVFL tipping competition for the $10
‘‘My five kids and 14 grandkids would all be lining up for a share, so there wouldn’t be much left for me,’’ he said.
‘‘I entered because I think it’s an excellent way to promote local footy.
‘‘Generally, people are avid readers of footy pages and scores and have an opinion on who will finish where.’’
Mr Coghlan said he would use his extensive GVFL knowledge and study each club’s player recruits and departures for this year to do his weekly tips.
He tipped last year’s top four at the end of the regular season — Tatura, Rochester, Mooroopna and Shepparton United — as leading contenders for this year’s premiership.
The Sydney Swans fan used to organise an AFL tipping competition at Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE.
AFL tipping among his family is keenly contested.
‘‘The kids always win,’’ he said.
‘‘That’s part of the deal of getting kids into footy.
‘‘My grandkids can tell me the ladder, the fixture, the conditions — they are right into it.’’
Entries for the Metricon GVFL tipping competition cost $25, with the winner earning $10
The News will run weekly leader updates to tell readers how close, or open, the competition is during the season.
Wellington Phoenix midfielder Alex Smith found himself on the outer midway through last season and is pondering what went wrong at the A-League Club. The 27-year-old is currently living with his fiancee’s parents in Benalla.
Most people at the J C Lowe Oval left on Saturday evening talking about the game but not the result. Pigeon Coach Chris Kennedy summed up the feeling adequately when he said after the game; “it was a frustrating game, but my players weren’t responsible for the frustration.”
The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
An amount of cannabis was found in a truck yesterday after police intercepted a 41-year-old driver from Echuca.
Campaspe Shire will host a workshop to help district contractors write council tenders.
The call has gone out for Kyabram residents to throw open their garage doors for Kyabram Gift Inc's annual Purple Weekend fundraiser.
Ten people were injured after Two Australian Light Armoured Vehicles (ASLAV) collided during a training course at the Puckapunyal Military Training Range in on Wednesday, May 22.
The Finley Apex Sports and Community Centre has secured a $500,000 grant from Regional Development Australia.
Much of the inspiration for Heathcote-based musician Doug Bruce's latest album came from driving on the McIvor Hwy, he says.
Detectives in pursuit of Australia’s most wanted man have not ruled out Cobram as a possible hiding place.
Pastoral Times managing editor discusses the complexities of modern day media at U3A presentation.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is investigating incidents of abortion or still-births under the Lamb and Kid Mortality Surveillance Project.(LKSMP).
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.