Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Characters Play Big Role in Club Success

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Characters Play Big Role in Club Success

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Byline: IN AND UNDER Neil Mackay

EVERY club has its characters and the Blues certainly have theirs. Where do I start?

Well firstly we have Daniel aGilboa Gilbert. Gilbo is the class clown who at all times has a smile on his face.

He always has a funny excuse or retort for everything. He has this unique ability to somehow leave the field near the end of training and miss the warm down.

Gilbo has two boys who he brings to some training nights and games. These two are typical young fellas who are full of energy.

The funniest thing I have seen in a long time happened at the weekend when prior to the game, the two boys decided that playing in the mud was the way to go.

They were covered in it. So Gilbo did what any good parent would do a he disciplined them and told them to sit on the table outside the changerooms and not move.

Every time Gilbo went on the field the boys would be up and running around causing mischief everywhere. Every time Gilbo came off the field to the bench he would yell at them to get back on that table.

Blake Ebsworth or aEbbya as he is affectionately known, is another character.

Ebby has a big heart, smile and he is the womaniser of the team and the man organising the team's end-of-season trip.

Heaven help the destination.

THE Blues play Surfers Paradise Demons this weekend, who since they sacked the coach mid-season, have been travelling very well.

They have some good players back who were injured earlier in the year when we defeated them at home by 15 points.

Our own playing stocks should also improve this weekend with a number of players coming back from injury or work commitments. It should be an interesting battle.

The match after that sees us tackle Burleigh at home on a Friday night.

This game will see the club unveil its new lighting system. …

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