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Max Walker on The Late Show!

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MFC ruckman and Test cricketer.

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Nicest bloke to ever walk the planet, Max Walker

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Fantastic,warm, friendly bloke..met him a couple of times but I remember at the 1971 night GF (played by the leftovers not making the final 4) he was a bit fired up. Three QT was not the right time to have a chat. At least we won.

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This segment was a regular at the end of the show for one season.

Tony Martin would ask Mick Maloy if he had managed to get the artist that he had requested.

Mick would always get confused and get the wrong guest.

In this case, Tony asked him to get Cindy Lauper. Mick thought he said Maxy Walker.

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Instead of T-Rex they had Rex Hunt.
Pete Smith (from Sale of the Century) instead of AeroSmith.
Ron Barassi instead of Shirley Bassey.
Joan Kirner instead of Joan Jett.
Jimmy Hannan instead of Jimmy Barnes.

So many more.
A few tenuous links to the dees there.
Probably not a surprise since Rob Sitch is apparently a demon.

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2 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Nicest bloke to ever walk the planet, Max Walker

Agree. Met him a few times and he was just a fantastic bloke. He gave me a copy of one of his books once and I mentioned another one of them and he took my address and sent me a free copy. Just unbelievable. 

Very sad loss to his family and friends and all those who met him and at far too young an age. One of natures' true gentlemen and good guys. 

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I remember that Orange Suit. 

The Late Show was so much fun in the studio. 

Live to Air around Australia...

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59 minutes ago, Redleg said:

He gave me a copy of one of his books once and I mentioned another one of them and he took my address and sent me a free copy. Just unbelievable. 

Was it ‘Dingoes and Dropkicks’ or ‘Alligators and Arzeholes’? ;)

Joking aside, they always said that Maxy, Bill and Greigy always appreciated the role the Twelfth Man played in giving the commentary team cult status. It showed Max never took himself too seriously.

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Have a nice weekend Mr Walker

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What a great bloke Max was.  Wore number 1 and was a number one fella.  In terms of the Late Show, my favourite was Grassby, Grills, Nudge and Plumb, instead of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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Years ago, I heard Max coming off the ground at half-time, going crook at one of his roving types (un-named lest he be incriminated). He said something stern about the groundsman at the 'G, to his rover. Y'see, the rover had not got a kick before half-time and poor old Maxy had been tapping them down at every bounce and throw-in with effort, determination, corrections and intent but still the little bugger couldn't get a kick. He was saying to him: '...gotta talk to (the Groundsman) for not mowing the oval this week before the game. He left the grass too long for a short-arse like you to be seen all over the place.'

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