|Full name||Gumbies Fantastical Football Department|
Those Clay Bastards
|Colours||Blue, Teal, White|
|Ground(s)||House of Gumby|
What it means to be a Gumby. Put simply, we're all here to enjoy ourselves, if you're not we need to hear about it so we can fix it so you are, if you want a change don't hesitate to speak up about it and as a group we'll become the first to bring home a cup. The expectation is that, upon signing, you will endeavour to engage the club at club level, and other clubs during match threads, if you do not wish to it is with the understanding that you will lose position to others who are, and in the case of an entire season be delisted for others to take your place. If you are unable to engage the forum for whatever reason and wish to retain your place, you need to discuss it with the leadership so there's an understanding. We don't set quotas, we don't expect much, though of course you will get favoured positions if you help us grow our footprint in this forum.
- 1 History
- 1.1 S04 to S06 - The Early Years
- 1.2 S07 to S10 - The Promising Start
- 1.3 S11 and S12 - The High before the Low
- 1.4 S13 and S14 - Rebirth of The Gumbies
- 1.5 S15 - The Beginning
- 1.6 S16 - From Worst to First
- 1.7 Gumbies to Wolves to Gumbies
- 1.8 Colours
- 1.9 Current Squad
- 2 Gumbies FFC Honour Roll
- 3 Gumbies FFC Clay of Fame
- 4 Gumbies FFC SFA Awards
- 5 Match records
- 6 Records set by players
The Gumbies FFC were created in Season 04 under the moniker of "Gumbies" through the application to then administrator EaglesKickAss and remains the 5th oldest club in the league. 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 forged a strong identity. Despite an envied top end of talent, the Gumbies continue to struggle to retain players of a good standard which often leaves them always on the cusp of promise.
S04 to S06 - The Early Years
- 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 Start
Ninty to Winty
S11 and S12 - The High before the Low
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.
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 Gumbies
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 Beginning
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.
Unfortunately it didn't translate to the Premiership season as the Gumbies found their way to their first wooden spoon in the club's history.
S16 - From Worst to First
After claiming the wooden spoon the previous year, spirits remained high at the beginning of Season 16 as they all concluded that they could only move up. The team quickly adopted the message "Year of the Clay" and it could be seen chanted through every match thread, against every opponent.
This upbeat tempo proved successful as the Gumbies finished 2nd on the ladder after the Home & Away season in a stunning turnaround of form. The Gumbies weren't content with that though as the marched onwards with the sole aim of claiming their maiden Premiership.
First Qualifying Final V East Side Hawks
Their first game of the SFA Finals Series would be on the road against the East Side Hawks. The Hawks would lead at every change but the Gumbies slowly closed the gap and took the lead in the last quarter, only to have PooMonkey equalise for the Hawks. At the 12 minute mark, Matt121 missed from point blank range to give the Hawks a 1 point lead in a low scoring quarter. But as the clock ticked over to 13 minutes, the floodgates opened for the boys in blue with goals to Krazy Kris, BoshtrichBurger, Redemptionin09 & Teeth149 as the Gumbies ran out 23 point winners.
Second Semi Final V Fighting Furies
Next up were the Fighting Furies in front of a sell-out crowd at the House of Gumby. There wasn't much to write home about though as the Gumbies got demolished by a clean, technically sound Furies outfit who shot out of the gates, never to be seen again as the yellow and black won by a very convincing 70 points.
Preliminary Final V East Side Hawks
Due to the unique nature of the SFA Finals Series that year, the Gumbies moved on the Preliminary Final against the Hawks yet again who had already lost twice that series. The House of Gumby was sold out again although it was slightly easier to spot opposition supporters this time but for the fans that showed up, they were not disappointed. In a complete reversal from the week before, the Gumbies were handing out the punishment as the Hawks went down by 63 points. This set up a clash yet again with the Fighting Furies and would be a rematch of the Gumbies only other Grand Final appearance back in S11.
Grand Final V Fighting Furies
Gumbymania had exploded as hundreds of thousands of fans made the trek to Boncer's Castle for the S16 Grand Final. Little did anyone know, just how historic this game would become. The Gumbies lead at every change albeit by 10 or less points. Their inaccurate kicking kept the Furies in with a chance all day and they looked to strike as fightingfury_88 put the Furies ahead 100-99 early in the last quarter. After a miss by wotdoiput, Filthy Sanchez slotted a goal from point blank to give the yellow and black a 6 point lead at the 12 minute mark.
With Jeremias 5th behind for the day, Gumbies fans couldn't bare to see another loss eventuate to the Furies. The cool head of winty shone through as he kicked his 4th for the day and put the Gumbies ahead by 1 with 10 minutes remaining. It was at the 20th minute when the Gumbies began to dream as the standout Best and Fairest for the Gumbies all season, Mr Gor, kicked home a marvellous goal that put the Gumbies up by 7 and looked to seal the fate of the Furies.
The Furies wouldn't be discouraged though as they took just 90 seconds to bring the margin back to just 1 point. The last 3 minutes would be a vicious tussle for possession as the Gumbies ran the clock out to hold on by 1 point in what many are calling the best Grand Final in the history of the Sweet F.A.
BoshtrichBurger would cap it off by winning the Deestroy Medal.
|The Gumbies S16 Premiership Side|
|B:||covvy||Barkly St End||Teeth149|
|C:||Claypigeon||Mr Gor||A Bit High|
Gumbies to Wolves to Gumbies
The Gumbies wear uniforms similar 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.
|Geelong Gumbies Season 17 squad|
Gumbies FFC Honour Roll
|Season||Coach||Captain/s||Vice Captain/s||Leadership Group||Ladder Position||Catman Medal
|S04||Pokey||Catman||11th of 13||None Awarded||RIZZ0 (84)|
|S05||Pokey||Catman||2nd of 12, PF loss||Rizzo 12 votes in Mobbs||RIZZ0 (106)|
|S06||Pokey||Catman||Carn_The_Cattas||11th of 12||Carn_The_Cattas||Carn_The_Cattas (51)|
|S07||Pokey||Carn_The_Cattas handed over to Cats2rise||6th of 12, EF loss||None Awarded||Mooney D'King (30)|
|S08||Pokey||Metallica Man handed over to krisholio14||3rd of 8, PF loss||Unknown||Hairy Cat Mooney (70)|
|S09||Pokey||krisholio14 handed over to Ninty||4th of 10, EF loss||None Awarded||winty (48)|
|S10||Pokey||Ninty||7th of 8||Perth Swans||winty (45)|
|S11||Pokey||Ninty handed over to peterss||1st of 8, GF loss||peterss||winty (66)|
|S12||Pokey||peterss||Buckets||Rojo jnr, ShaunDuggan||2nd of 8, PF loss||Rojo_Jnr||winty (45)|
|S13||Blockhead J||peterss||StFly||5th of 8||StFly||winty (69)|
|S14||Blockhead J||peterss and StFly||winty||5th of 8||Claypigeon||winty (32)|
|S15||Blockhead J||peterss and StFly||Claypigeon and Lion Cub 16||Marklar_33||8th of 8||Claypigeon and Marklar_33||TheDoctor11 (24)|
|S16||Pokey||peterss and StFly||Claypigeon and Mr Gor||2nd of 10, Premiers||Mr Gor||StFly (39)|
|S17||Pokey||peterss handed it over to A Bit High||Buckets||BoshtrichBurger||Bucketss (63)|
|S18||Pokey||A Bit High||SM||1st of 12, SF loss||A Bit High||DREAM TEAM BUFF (43)|
|S19||Pokey||A Bit High||Tayl0r||SM, Hatcy1992||10th of 12||SM||DREAM TEAM BUFF (62)|
|S20||Pokey||SM and Hatchy1992||8th of 12, EF loss||A Bit High||DREAM TEAM BUFF (62)|
|S21||Pokey||SM and Hatchy1992||1st of 12, GF loss||SM||DREAM TEAM BUFF (57)|
|S22||Pokey||Quivorir||12th of 12||mike123||knifeyspooney (45)|
|S23||Pokey||Quivorir and Willo_||9th of 12||panstkyle||SM (58)|
|S24||Art Clokey||8th of 12, EF loss|
Gumbies FFC Clay of Fame
The Gumbies Clay of is a take on the SFA's Hall of Fame. This idea was originally mooted by a few player midway through season 15 and it was decided it would be implemented at the end of 16, Sthe Gumbies went through the club's history and record books and are pleased to announce our first 4 inductees, and from next season onwards a further 2 inductees each season will make the Gumbies FFC Clay of Fame.
Season 16 Recipients
Ninty – A former captain of the side and even though he had an in-ceremonial exit at the end of season 15 he still remains one of the greatest ever players to pull on the boots for the Gumbies. In total Ninty played 109 for the club kicking 73 goals. However it was his presence at CHF and his foil for fellow team-mate winty that made him a real team player. He was dubbed as part of the deadly Ninty2winty combo that combined for many great goals over the years.
winty – Well well, what can be said about this player, he is one of the oldest players in the game at the moment and whilst his age is slowly catching up to his football abilities he remains a legend in the SFA ranks and is the all time leading SFA goalkicker. He has played a grand total of 192 games for the club and has kicked a whopping 405 goals. It is quite clear as to why he is being inducted tonight and it is great to see such a legend being an inaugural inductee.
peterss – The current co-captain of the club and former best and fairest winner, he has been a revelation since moving from the Wonders to the Gumbies several season’s ago and to transform the club into what it is today which is a powerhouse on and off the field is an achievement in itself. He very rarely plays a quite game and hasn’t missed a game for years, Always polls well in the Mobbs medal count and has been very unlucky not to win one yet. He is also ranked 9th across the whole history of the SFA for disposals which is a great effort! Congratulations petey boy!
krisholio14 – Another former captain of the club and he is still going strong today, the ultimate team player who is willing to play in any position on the ground if it means success for the Gumbies, He has played a nice total of 178 games for the club and whilst not always spectacular his efforts over the years haven’t gone astray and he deserved a premiership medallion more then anyone in a few peoples books! A true professional and ultimate team player, a player every club would love to have on their books. Congrats Krish!
Gumbies FFC SFA Awards
|Season||Mobbs Medallist||All SFA||EKA Medallist||Frankston Rover recipient||Premierships|
|S04||Unwritten Law Int|
|S05||Peelzy Centre Half Back, Rizzo Full Forward and Unwritten Law Int|
|S06||No All SFA|
|S07||No All SFA||Pre-Season Premiers|
|S08||No All SFA|
|S09||BlueFan04||Portentous Centre, Flawed Genius Int|
|S11||Ghossein Full Back, peterss Rover,||Minor Premiers|
|S12||StFly Full Back, peterss HFF||peterss|
|S13||peterss HBF, Claypigeon FP, StFly Rover|
|S14||Claypigeon||Claypigeon Centre, StFly Int|
|S15||Claypigeon Wing, StFly CHB|
|S16||Tayl0r CHB, Mr Gor Centre||Premiers|
|S17||A Bit High HFF, Tayl0r HBF|
|S18||A Bit High HFF||Minor Premiers|
|S19||A Bit High HBF, Willo_ Int||Willo_|
|S20||A Bit High Wing|
|S21||SM Full Back and BB 8 HFF||Minor Premiers|
|S23||pantskyle||Quivorir Forward Pocket and pantskyle Rover|
|S24||Noobz0r Back Pocket|
Fred Medal Winners*
- Previously known as the AlfAndrews Medal
krisholio Rising Star Medallist
- Buckets (S11)
- StFly (S12)
- Jeremias and Claypigeon (S13)
- TheDoctor11 (S14)
- Mr Gor (S15)
- Tayl0r (S16)
- GETSOMENUTS (S17)
- Spanna65 (S18)
- Willo_ (S19)
Best Clubman Winners
- ShaunDuggan (S11)
- Ghossein (S12)
- StFly and peterss (S13)
- StFly (S14)
- Claypigeon (S15)
- Mr Gor (S16)
- A Bit High (S17)
- A Bit High (S18)
Gumbies Finals Player of the Year
Tool of the Year
- Highest score: 26.12.168 S08R15 vs Wonders
- Lowest score: 6.15.51 S14R10 vs Hawks
- Highest losing score: 23.12.150 S04R05 vs Razors
- Lowest winning score: GUM 9.4.58 S14R13 vs Bombers
- Biggest winning margin: 100 S04R07 vs Dockers
- Biggest losing margin: 80 S04R17 vs Swamprats
Records set by players
- Most matches: 156 WaLkEr_ThE_StAr
- Most goals in career: 361 winty
- Most goals in a season: 106 Rizzo - S03
- Most goals in a single match: 10 Rizzo - S05R13 vs Furies
- Most Best and Fairest awards: 2 Claypigeon
- Most Dream Team points in career: 8896 peterss
- Most Dream Team points in a season: Unknown
- Most Dream Team points in a single match: 184* Portentous
*At the end of Season 13
|Seasons - I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII, IXX, XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII
Current Teams - Bears, Bombers, Demons, Dragons, Furies, Gorillas, Hawks, Royals, Swamprats, Warriors, Wolves, Wonders
Former Clubs - Mods, AFL, Dogs, Bears, Titans, Koalas, Razors, Dockers, Magic, Sharks, Blues, Shadows, Hurricanes, Dragons, Dingoes, Timmy