‘Kyabram can’t be touched’ - high praise from legend Des

June 08, 2017

Goulburn Valley League legend Des Campbell believes Kyabram Bombers are the best GVFL team in 50 years.

Kyabram is the best side in the Goulburn Valley League for the past 50 years at least — probably ever.

That is the opinion of Goulburn Valley League legend Des Campbell.

Campbell won four GV premierships as a coach — two at Shepparton United and two at Tongala — and started playing senior football in 1967 for United.

The former Kyabram coach watched the Bombers trounce Seymour two weeks ago and described them as ‘‘really scary when they are having a red-hot go’’.

‘‘They were really switched on after their fright against Tatura and they didn’t lack anywhere,’’ Campbell, who also played 50 VFL games for Melbourne, said.

‘‘Some sides can go with them for a quarter or two, but when they get serious I don’t think any side could touch them and that includes top teams from the past.

‘‘Tatura did a good job in keeping them under pressure for a full game and that was probably the wake-up call they needed judging how they have rebounded in the past two games.

‘‘Only a long list of injuries or complacency could bring them back to the field, but I can’t see that happening.’’

Campbell said it would be a good competition ‘‘if Kyabram wasn’t in it because there is not much between a few teams who should play finals’’.

The Bombers stretched their winning sequence to 28 with Saturday’s crushing win over Shepparton United and are sharing the longest winning streak in Victorian country football with Picola District league south-east club Shepparton East.

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