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Sad news that four times premiership player, and member of our 150 Heroes, Geoff Case has passed away.  

Here's hoping the boys do him proud tonight!

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I vaguely remember him as ?HBF back in the glory days. 

I presume he had retired shortly before you started Barrie.  

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Enjoyed watching him play often.  Yes SWYL, one of our greats. 

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20 minutes ago, monoccular said:

I presume he had retired shortly before you started Barrie.  

Mono, I believe Case retired in Vagg's first year -- 1962.  So, presumably may have played together for a few games, although not really sure...

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6 minutes ago, Rob Mac...... said:

Enjoyed watching him play often.  Yes SWYL, one of our greats. 

If only some of today’s players could have the same credentials 

RIP Demon

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Does anyone on here know why he retired so young at 26

Lured to the country on big £’s?

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4 hours ago, Vagg said:

Sad news that four times premiership player, and member of our 150 Heroes, Geoff Case has passed away.  

Here's hoping the boys do him proud tonight!

vale` Geoff.

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Wonderful player and very nice bloke.

Sad news.

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Steady as a rock on the half back flank. Mr Relliability. Came to Melbourne via the thirds with Ron Barassi, and Bluey Adams. Donny Williams too I think. Bob Johnson as well?

RIP Geoff.

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7 hours ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

Steady as a rock on the half back flank. Mr Relliability. Came to Melbourne via the thirds with Ron Barassi, and Bluey Adams. Donny Williams too I think. Bob Johnson as well?

RIP Geoff.

Played in a variety of positions. However, if you were able to be a regular in those great premiership teams in the late 50s early 60s, it meant you were a damn good player. 

Owned or managed a news agency in Malvern Road, East Malvern in the 1960s. 

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On 6/22/2018 at 7:05 PM, Sir Why You Little said:

Does anyone on here know why he retired so young at 26

Lured to the country on big £’s?

Nope, not the buck:  some chronic leg injury...

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50 minutes ago, dieter said:

Nope, not the buck:  some chronic leg injury...

What a shame. We could have snagged a couple more with the help of Geoff

he was a gun

My Dad was a big fan of Geoff’s

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When I was a nipper , mid 50’s , his number was on the back of my Demons jumper 😢

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