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Know a few here in Sydney, but don't recall the name in Croydon. Any idea what street they lived in...it's a pretty big suburb (we were near the golf course).

Surprised that Croydon was suburb in 1964. I thought it was all orchards and dusty paddocks.

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I was a member of the cheer squad in the early '60's, and have great memories from that time. I'd catch the first train (5:15am) to the footy, or we'd sleep out (every ground except Vic Park - too dan

I was very young at the time but we had been to a lot of matches that year at the G but I can't remember why we were not at the final, nor did we listen to it. The only thing that comes to mind is tha

I was 10 years old. My family and I missed the semi-final belting of Collingwood as we were in Sydney but returned in time to go to the grand final. My parents were Melbourne tragics and even though I


They live in Northcote and Castlemaine these days but I am guessing he is discussing some some of water works.

I remember the old ice works in Coolstore Road.

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Surprised that Croydon was suburb in 1964. I thought it was all orchards and dusty paddocks.

Think it was called a shire back then...lots of dirt roads yes, and milk and bread were delivered by horse drawn carts, but Dorset Rd was sealed.

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Know a few here in Sydney, but don't recall the name in Croydon. Any idea what street they lived in...it's a pretty big suburb (we were near the golf course).

.... no, in those days I didn't even know where croydon was. but it couldn't have been a big place in the 60's.

croydon or kilsyth, i think.

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Think it was called a shire back then...lots of dirt roads yes, and milk and bread were delivered by horse drawn carts, but Dorset Rd was sealed.

milk and bread were delivered by horse drawn carts

they were everywhere back then

& the nightman was a regular visitor.

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I listened to a bit of it on radio as a (nearly) 13 year old. Wasn't overly concerned as I thought we would win easily but Gabbo nearly spoilt it all. Oldest brother and I were rapt but 2nd oldest was a Pies supporter who later played a bit of footy with the Tigers. Gave him heaps but got water pistolled by him as a result. Too long ago!

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IN the valley. We had our new black and white telly with a huge aerial. On GF day I was sitting in front of the box, with Channel Two running constant updates with some kind of scrolling sheet. the score kept changing, until "Final Scores" with Melbourne victorious. can't ever remember watching the replay on telly, our father was a fervent soccer man who had no time for aussie rules. I do remember some tv highlights of the second semi where melbourne slaughtering collingwood with strings of handballs and fast passing. Probably our last great September performance.

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IN the valley. We had our new black and white telly with a huge aerial. On GF day I was sitting in front of the box, with Channel Two running constant updates with some kind of scrolling sheet. the score kept changing, until "Final Scores" with Melbourne victorious. can't ever remember watching the replay on telly, our father was a fervent soccer man who had no time for aussie rules. I do remember some tv highlights of the second semi where melbourne slaughtering collingwood with strings of handballs and fast passing. Probably our last great September performance.

Good thing sporting allegiances are not hereditary BD. :wacko:

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At the MCG

Can still remember the thundering horror of the (Son of Satan's ?) lumbering thundering run by Ray Gabelich as he was alone in the Pies' half of the ground due to an unanticipated kick against the flow

I remember the feeling of loss and dread well - before Neil Crompton was thrown forward and as I recall kicked across his body and it went through due to benign celestial forces that have been notably absent since.

No one would have realised at that time that it was the end of an era

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I was there that day with my brother, Carlton supporter, and I thought we would bolt in, we had a really strong wind blowing our way in the last and I thought it was a matter of time, Hawthorn were only about 9 points in front if i remember correctly. I started to get a little concerned and was nearly having a heart attack by the time Hassa kicked the winning goal.

? there were 3 teams in the GF!

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I was 9 days from entering the world, as I constantly reminded my parents, terrible timing from a Melbourne family.

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I was 13 and in Queensland on a caravan holiday with another family.

Listened on a transistor radio.

When I look back, should have turned down the offer....

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Behind the cheer squad behind the goals. Slept out overnight to get a standing room ticket. Was chewing on my heart after the Gabba run, only to see the frog a fine ex Carnegie player save the day. The Frog lived around the corner, was a lovely bloke and was a premiership player in two disciplines. ( Rare breed). Little did we know....

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Good thing sporting allegiances are not hereditary BD. :wacko:

Everton were visiting that year and he took me to see them play at Olympic Park: Everton 8, Australia 2. (Ed.) Sorry to hijack the thread, but as a postscript I looked up the dates and Melbourne were flogged by StKilda and wunderkind, Carl Ditterich on the Saturday, a fact I had been unaware of. I guess when you are eight you don't know much.

Crowd for the soccer match was 32,000, whilst Melbourne v STKilda at the G was 35,000.

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Parents weren't even born yet, they arrived 9/10 years later. Gotta feel for my old man, been waiting since '73 to see Melbourne win a GF, still wonders if he ever will.

I remember watching the 2000 GF on a deck chair in the loungeroom, hadn't even turned 5 y/o yet, and I was still shattered we lost.

Can't forget the night we lost against Freo in the finals of '06, I cried that whole night. Still waiting for another finals appearance.

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I was there but too young to remember much. The only bit of play I remember was Ron Barassi and one other Melbourne player streaming forward to the city end in front of the old Members Stand with a give and get handball from Barassi to whoever and back to Barassi. (So when people say Barassi invented handball in the 1970 Grand Final...tell them they're dreaming.)

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Watched the game from the wing in the southern stand. Couldn't believe Hassa missed that goal. Loved Barry Bourke's mark deep in defence with a minute or so to go. Noticed Froggy Crompton smoking a [censored] on the ground a couple minutes after the siren.

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