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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

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Thought it was interesting that they showed this on the AFL, whilst a great finish, are they getting on the wagon, or am I just dreaming for relevance?

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2 minutes ago, DeezNuts said:

Thought it was interesting that they showed this on the AFL, whilst a great finish, are they getting on the wagon, or am I just dreaming for relevance?

I think it's relevance. Winning gets you noticed and we reap the rewards. Losers get shafted and we've been in the dark for so long. Hallelujah!!!

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He was never my favourite player, and his recent work with MFC is questionable, but Garry Lyon was a gun. Could read the play, was an exceptional kick, and at times a match winner. 

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I was there that day and honestly we were sooo lucky. In the last 2 mins I can count at least 4 massive errors we made either one  taht should have cost us the game. As well as at least 3 massive errors from them that did. I remember even at teh game wondering how the hell we won. 

MFC Error 1. With 2 mins to go ( right at the start of the clip) theres a Free kick against grinter every day of the week....smashed Glemdinning in the face or around the neck.Pretty crude but  Play on. got out of Jail. MFC Error 2. Spalding misses pretty straight forward shot ...should have cost us the game.   WC error 1 and 2  Terrible kick out from our behind that didnt reach the WC on the full so he  rushed and   kicked it down the middle ,  not toward the boundary AND  straight back to Johnson!  MFC Error 3 Johnson kicked it right to the teeth of goals, instead of to the top of the square,  and as such  it should have been easily punched through for a point.  instead WC defenders keep it in play....and a goal results.  WC error 3. After the ball up teh footy ends up with Wrensted running into goal in the last 5 secs. He just HAS to step around a pannicking Danny Hughes and give it off to the solo WC player alone at 30. Rushes his shot. MFC error 4. Why hadnt we  flooded back? and how could it be that a WC player WAS alone at that point at 30 metres out. 

I watched the replay back then and was sure we wouldnt win any more finals...and we ended up making the GF. So what the hell did I know. I guess in close finals everyone panics.

Was great to see a glimpse of ( now deceased) Sean Wight at his peak there also. He was a dead set gun before injury. 

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Geez how many free kicks and 50 meter penalty was there that would get picked up today, the game has changed 

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Melbourne played atrociously first half and Sean Wight was swung forward which made all the difference.

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Ah yes.
Reliving past almost glories from 30yrs ago.
The MFC way.

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I remember the excitement, sitting in the  upper deck behind the goal when GL3 snapped what we thought was the sealer, followed by the terror of that last thrust forward by WCE.

Cant remember quite when but Alan Johnson kicked a lifting goal earlier in the game.  Horribly wet and pretty cold at old arctic park  

 

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Posted (edited)

Garry Lyon replicating the old Tom McDonald match-winning goal from last season. 

Edited by Ethan Tremblay
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5 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

He was never my favourite player, and his recent work with MFC is questionable, but Garry Lyon was a gun. Could read the play, was an exceptional kick, and at times a match winner. 

He was a superstar and his football ability might be underrated by the wider footy community.

Only two Demons have made three or more All Australian teams -  Lyon and Ron Barassi (3 each).    Stynes, Neitz and Flower made two each.

He won two best and fairests, kicked 426 goals despite playing all over the ground before settling forward.  He was named in the MFC team of the century and has a very handy 56% win record in 226 games,   with 7 seasons as captain..

How often would he be thrown into the middle at 3 quarter time when were in trouble, and turn the game around?  Great player and leader.

 

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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

Enjoy

 

That whole season was terrific for the Dees with such a string of great players 'at the ready'. Saw most games and the finals ascent into the realms of possibilities. 

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48 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

That whole season was terrific for the Dees with such a string of great players 'at the ready'. Saw most games and the finals ascent into the realms of possibilities. 

Spalding = epic Mo. ANd whaddaya know, they're back in fashion.

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From memory John Todd came out in the Perth media and said we were an ordinary team.

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5 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

He was a superstar and his football ability might be underrated by the wider footy community.

Only two Demons have made three or more All Australian teams -  Lyon and Ron Barassi (3 each).    Stynes, Neitz and Flower made two each.

He won two best and fairests, kicked 426 goals despite playing all over the ground before settling forward.  He was named in the MFC team of the century and has a very handy 56% win record in 226 games,   with 7 seasons as captain..

How often would he be thrown into the middle at 3 quarter time when were in trouble, and turn the game around?  Great player and leader.

 

Due to his injuries (back), his form dropped somewhat in the latter career for Lyon and I thought that he was played too often at that time (of the injuries), taking on risky appearances month after month. His heart was in it, obviously and his skills were well above average; it was difficult to imagine a Demons team without him on the field. When fit - from the moment he came into the side and for the entire period before the back problems, he was a superstar within a team of several superstars, and the rest of the team were pretty awesome in support. 

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Sean White was the hero that day. It poured rain through the first half and we could barely score a goal - had two by half time. But Sean was sent forward at the start of the third quarter and started hauling in marks, kicked two goals himself and spearheaded a nine goal second half. Great memories indeed.

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A mate of mine learned never to leave early.....

He had enough with 10 minutes to go as we were 10 points down and hadn't scored in the final quarter.  So to get out of the car park off he went.  Got to the gate as the first roar went up when WIlliams goaled.  2nd roar 2 minutes later as he trudged through the car park when Lovell goaled.  Another roar as he got to the car, but this was when WCE scored.  Turned the car radio on to hear Lyon score the winning goal. 

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6 minutes ago, george_on_the_outer said:

A mate of mine learned never to leave early.....

He had enough with 10 minutes to go as we were 10 points down and hadn't scored in the final quarter.  So to get out of the car park off he went.  Got to the gate as the first roar went up when WIlliams goaled.  2nd roar 2 minutes later as he trudged through the car park when Lovell goaled.  Another roar as he got to the car, but this was when WCE scored.  Turned the car radio on to hear Lyon score the winning goal. 

great story :) - we've all been there right! Right??

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I was there that day, a young bloke but i remember it clearly. Dave Williams gather and hands off to Gaz were underrated.

 

Lyon was such a gifted natural footballer.  His back injury cost him 50 games easily. I think people forget that he made All Aus (5 Times) as a CHB and as a Forward, pretty much unheard of these days. He captained Victoria, had 2 years as a 79 & 77 goal Full Forward. 3rd all time goalkicker at Melbourne after playing his first 3 years as a back.  Finished 2nd in B&F in his first year in 1986 as a 19 year old.

Too many people cant separate his involvement with Coaching and his time as a player. He was a star player.

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That game was a Northey special. 11 goals to 10, a typical Northey era slog.

Was behind the goals where Lyon kicked that goal. The stands at Arctic Park were so shallow, if you weren't on the boundary fence it felt like being a mile away from the action. (In reality it was probably only half a mile.) Wrensted was so far away no one at our end properly knew what happened until the siren went and the score went up. Go Demons WTF!!!

 

11 hours ago, brendan said:

Geez how many free kicks and 50 meter penalty was there that would get picked up today, the game has changed 

"The umpires have put away the whistle!" Standard practice at the end of a close one in those days. These days the umps do it for the whole match.

 

11 hours ago, monoccular said:

 Horribly wet and pretty cold at old arctic park 

It was sunny in all the rest of Melbourne. That's why it was called Arctic Park, bad weather was sucked to it like a magnet.

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1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

From memory John Todd came out in the Perth media and said we were an ordinary team.

Well, John Todd would be best placed to recognise ordinariness.

We might have been ordinary in the sense of not star studded, but those Northey teams knew how to put up a hell of a fight. It took a lot to beat them.

I went to a corporate lunch where Malthouse was speaker. He was asked about the WCE days. He had taken over from Todd and was brought in because the WCE had suffered some fearful kickings, Neeld era stuff.

He asked the players about one such. One by one he interviewed them, said, who was your opponent. Hardly any player knew the name or number. Do you think you beat him on the day? Nearly all said yeah, I got the best of him. A few similar questions with similar answers. They had no idea.

John Todd, coach extraordinaire.

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32 minutes ago, Danelska said:

great story :) - we've all been there right! Right??

I will admit I have left a game or two early but the team has never punished me by winning. 

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9 minutes ago, Demonland said:

I will admit I have left a game or two early but the team has never punished me by winning. 

Mmmm, me neither, Not wanting to be a pi$$ing contest...and I stuck fat through 186 :( :(

 

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