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In the coming weeks we'll be interviewing Steven "Strawbs" O'Dwyer on the Demonland Podcast.

Let us know if you've got a question for Strawbs.

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Should be interesting 

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The Front Bar played a clip of him inviting the ladies to come down to a pub for some drinks, after the night grand final victory on the podium. Did they come?

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Fantastic

IIRC he and Jim were among the first dual ruck combinations.

While interchange was first introduced in 1978  the third interchange player was not introduced until 1994.

This made it difficult to play two dedicated big men.

Would be interesting to hear about the tactics and the role of the "resting ruckman".

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His game against Simon Madden at Windy Hill in 1990 was incredible 

both players left teeth in the middle...

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I was living in a house share in Kew, Surrey back in the late nineties / early noughties. One time we had a fancy dress halloween party when the next door neighbour turned up in our kitchen at around 1am. Turns out it was Strawbs' brother and we had a nice old chat about our run to the finals in back '87 and him missing the '88 GF. His young son came around to clear away all the empty bottles the next morning for a tenner. 

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We will be interviewing Steven O'Dwyer on the next Demonland Podcast Tuesday 11/6 @ 8:30pm.

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Got a question for Strawbs then let us know.

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Those sides with the names Grinter and O’Dwyer on the team sheet really gave us an unsociable edge at that time. Strawbs was a frightening specimen to behold in full angry pills mode.

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We were a better team when Strawbs was first ruck. His aggression and tap work were far superior to Jimmy's and gave our mids first dibs. Jimmy, of course, covered the ground better than anyone playing as a tall midfielder.

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Question: is he wearing underpants in the above photo or are they actually shorts. 

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Great get. Was one of my favourite players as a kid. If I remember correctly he wasn't always #1. I think he was #32 when he began his career. I wonder if he thinks we should be playing Gawn and Preuss in the same side?

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Great interview with Steve. Nice guy. 

Thanks guys for a great chat. Pity he didn’t talk about Windy Hill 1990. 

It truly was an amazing game. 

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