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46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

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6 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Still hard too fathom he is no longer with us.

Happy Birthday you old Gooner !

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13 minutes ago, Hell Bent said:

Still hard too fathom he is no longer with us.

Happy Birthday you old Gooner !

Thanks Champ. 

Ahh yes the Gunners, another wasted year, we always collapse after Christmas...!

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Happy birthday🎂

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4 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Happy Birthday and hope you get a win monday as a present.

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Happy Birthday SWYL. Nice memory of your 10th birthday!

hope you didn’t get up at 5am to watch the Europa League final. Not quite the same as the win at Liverpool in 1989!

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4 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Happy birthday SWYL !!

 

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This celebration surely deserves a trip to the fleshpots of Asia SWYL?!

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

happy birthday old man ....    not that i can talk i'm 51 

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1 minute ago, markc said:

happy birthday old man ....    not that i can talk i'm 51 

Keep on Shining....

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Happy birthday young fella.

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Gesus I thought you were older than that, a lot older.... kidding. Happy birthday and RIP Tulip

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Gesus I thought you were older than that, a lot older.... kidding. Happy birthday and RIP Tulip

I am quite old enough!! The years go flying by now

 

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5 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Yes I think off had by 43 to 45 points something like that, Greg Swan kicked 8 goals straight mostly torpedo kicks and Robbie kicked a 'goal or two.Don't quote me. That game sticks in my mind because we struggled to beat teams like Geelong anywhere we played them.

46 years and that went quick GEEEEEZ!

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27 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Yes I think off had by 43 to 45 points something like that, Greg Swan kicked 8 goals straight mostly torpedo kicks and Robbie kicked a 'goal or two.Don't quote me. That game sticks in my mind because we struggled to beat teams like Geelong anywhere we played them.

46 years and that went quick GEEEEEZ!

T'was Glen Swan. He hardly kicked any other goals,finished up in 1973, thankyou, Demonwicki. Just sayin....

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Hnmm thanks very much for this.

I hope not to offend but to enlighten a few who might gain some "Brevity" with my thoughts about Rob! And mainly to understand. I was lucky enough to know him a little. The legacy he left and the enduring effect he had on Many people, Including a most humble me! Reprinted from my thoughts at the time of his passing ! Shheit nearly 5 years ago Sheeit! 

Rob loved days like today.

He probably would have thought it a tad hot for footy, but would have played and dominated, anyway.

His greatest pastime on days like to day would be cooking a BBQ for family and friends, playing golf, or on his boat catching a few "Flatties" and maybe the odd "Schnapper" in Port Phillip bay, or just shooting the breeze on his sundeck at Sorrento.

Rob was at his happiest when you were happy, it seemed as if by some magical formula he had the "knack" of making you feel as if you were the most important person at that moment he was speaking to you. He loved his family and he loved and valued his friends!

Charismatic people have this gift. Some use it for gain, and power, Rob used his charisma because he was genuinely interested in you and your family.

Yes Rob was a "Superstar" footballer Bernie Quinlan so rightly said yesterday.

But Above and Beyond he was a "Mega Superstar" person! Is this not a better, more substantially satisfying legacy to leave?

In private life he was a generous with his time and expertise, as he appeared in public life.

I have seen and been lucky enough to witness the way he gently and compassionately met people who at the conclusion of an interaction walked away much happier for the experience. Floating on air is as real as an experienceI have seen and been a part of, and just as euphoric! Just ask any who met him and knew him. I count myself extremely lucky and enriched by knowing him as a friend and mentor! The Euphoria stayed with you and lingered on and on.

Over the 35 odd years I have known the man, I have been extremely fortunate to have been welcomed into part of the fabric of his life.

He had many "Brothers" in arms and his own two brothers, Tom and Jim must have thought that they had won tattslotto every day of their lives having him as a brother.

I can tell you he felt the same way about them!

A more gentle, humble, empathic, generous, self effacing, humorous, genuine person you could not find than Rob Flower.

I was at his funeral yesterday, and I will be at his public funeral tomorrow.

Each time I look up at the sky on a clear night I will seek out the brightest star. If all stars represent great people, then Rob's star will surely be the brightest!

With more people like Rob Flower in the world, it would be a more sensational place to be!

Vale Rob Flower, a shining light in my life, never forgotten, always remembered

"No Regrets"

Thanks mate

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18 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

46 years ago today Robbie Flower played his first game for the MFC against Jeelong at the ‘G. 

I remember it well, it was my 10th Birthday

We won...

 

Not sure I remember very well,  was 23 and the memory is hazy.   Was this the game where he came into the Redlegs bar with his father. cos he was only 17 and too young to come in by himself ?   

Such a young boy, very light frame, funny name, but what a player, Champion !

My memory also suggests we had another recruit playing at that time but I cannot remember who it was.

 

Good Luck today to those watching ,                   DEMONS make your own Luck !!

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