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Bad day today, a MFC great has passed away. I knew him well, as well as a great  player he was a great guy. Just a few months ago we were discussing the current team and we thought 2019 might be the year. Sadly No! Miss you mate.

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8 minutes ago, old dee said:

Bad day today, a MFC great has passed away. I knew him well, as well as a great  player he was a great guy. Just a few months ago we were discussing the current team and we thought 2019 might be the year. Sadly No! Miss you mate.

A very bad day, was one of the greats, a stalwart of our greatest era. RIP. Condolences to the family and friends.

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A sad day for all those connected.  R.I.P. Bluey and condolences to family, friends & you Mr Old ✌🏼

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Condolences to all the family and friends. No many names more synonymous with the MFC than Frank "Bluey"Adams. A legend of the Club.

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One of my boyhood heroes. A very sad day, RIP Bluey.

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Another premiership player has departed us.

If we're not careful, we may just end up having no surviving premiership players. Hurry the [censored] up Melbourne.

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My first hero was Bluey

What a sad day... :(

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Condolences to the Adams family. I hear you OD 😢

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The great Frank "Bluey" Adams has sadly passed away.

Condolences to family and friends.

One of the smallest players to have played for the MFC and one of its biggest champions.

RIP Bluey.

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Very sad to hear of Bluey/s passing. What a champion winger he was. When he had the ball it was 'catch me if you can'. Gee he was fast. Even Hunty would pale in Bluey's presence. Of course he was courageous and tough and could he ever play football.  RIP my Demon hero.

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I am so sad to hear this and my condolences to the family. Such a great person he will be missed. I met him on so many occasions at family days etc with his family and was happy to be one of the crowd but such a gentleman.

My best story was at Luna Park where Frank and grand children where in the queue to get Jack Watts signature and no-one around including Jack knew who he was. I knew who he was, as he was my late mums favourite and suggested that maybe Bluey should be signing autographs as a premiership hero. Introduced him to Jack who didn't know who he was and but then started asking him questions about all those flags.

He will forever be remembered in 1955 (I was 2 months old) for that short lived finals appearance of a few seconds when late in the Grand Final he sprinted onto the ground of the bench and collided with wingman Des Healy of Collingwood. Both ended up unconscious. Healy had won the Copeland that year and never played again at age 28 while Bluey went on to win 6 premierships.

Another of that great era has passed.

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Yes, another of the old firm has departed the scene.  So very sad. 

I'm afraid old Father Time is catching up with us all.  My sister turned 71 yesterday.  I wished her a belated Happy 21st (albeit a full half Century late!)

Condolences to Bluey's family.

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I am from a long line of Melbourne-loving ancestors, and grew up after Bluey was finishing his footy at the Dees. The collision was part of my family's folklore, with family members wincing when they recalled the actual sound of the collision between Healey and Bluey, but loving the fact that Tiger Ridley snuck a goal in all the confusion, that finished the game. 

6 premierships. I am yet to see 1.

Sympathy and respect to the extended Adams family.

 

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1 hour ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

Very sad to hear of Bluey/s passing. What a champion winger he was. When he had the ball it was 'catch me if you can'. Gee he was fast. Even Hunty would pale in Bluey's presence. Of course he was courageous and tough and could he ever play football.  RIP my Demon hero.

Great Comment Bobby.

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Every Demon fan who lived through that golden era would be shedding tears today.

Bluey was one of our true greats - as a player and a bloke.

Condolences to his family.

 

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1 hour ago, Older demon said:

I am so sad to hear this and my condolences to the family. Such a great person he will be missed. I met him on so many occasions at family days etc with his family and was happy to be one of the crowd but such a gentleman.

My best story was at Luna Park where Frank and grand children where in the queue to get Jack Watts signature and no-one around including Jack knew who he was. I knew who he was, as he was my late mums favourite and suggested that maybe Bluey should be signing autographs as a premiership hero. Introduced him to Jack who didn't know who he was and but then started asking him questions about all those flags.

He will forever be remembered in 1955 (I was 2 months old) for that short lived finals appearance of a few seconds when late in the Grand Final he sprinted onto the ground of the bench and collided with wingman Des Healy of Collingwood. Both ended up unconscious. Healy had won the Copeland that year and never played again at age 28 while Bluey went on to win 6 premierships.

Another of that great era has passed.

I once discussed the Healy incident with him, contrary to what was written back then he said he was so excited about getting onto the ground ( there was no interchange back then ) he simply charged off the bench and did not see Healy. He also told me that today  a player would be suing the newspapers about some of what was said in the stories. He then added he was fairly sure that we are not  better off today. Just suck it up and  get on with life.

 

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5 hours ago, The Gunslinger said:

A very bad day, was one of the greats, a stalwart of our greatest era. RIP. Condolences to the family and friends.

Quite a player, great thinker, great man. Vale

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1 hour ago, Maldonboy38 said:

I am from a long line of Melbourne-loving ancestors, and grew up after Bluey was finishing his footy at the Dees. The collision was part of my family's folklore, with family members wincing when they recalled the actual sound of the collision between Healey and Bluey, but loving the fact that Tiger Ridley snuck a goal in all the confusion, that finished the game. 

6 premierships. I am yet to see 1.

Sympathy and respect to the extended Adams family.

 

Ridley and Bluey had a good deal in common - both on the field and off the field. Great pair - boy, we could do with some of that quality smaller stuff right now!

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8 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

Another premiership player has departed us.

If we're not careful, we may just end up having no surviving premiership players. Hurry the [censored] up Melbourne.

I know very little of the players from that era but how sad is that notion that there may be no passed premiership players left alive if we ever win another.

RIP Mr Adams.

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Met him once, had an Uncle who lived in Richmond for years, ( This same Uncle also knew Wayne Gordon who I also met) Anyway my cousin and I used to have kick to Kick at pub near York St Richmond after our respective Dads , Uncles and my Grandmother used to congregate Every SAT NIGHT and get sloshed!

Cut to the chase ................................................................................ In fading light after a Dees Game Bluey was at same hotel having a Sarse. and came outside where myself and Cousin were kicking a Footy .... in fading light gave us sensational encouragement and ruffled hair and both became instant fans

When we had our Kick to kick my cousin was always Bluey Adams and I was Tassie Johnson!

Thanks Bluey RIP

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Frank gave me my first break in business back in 1986 when he was GM of Multix, then a division of Amcor. 

He was an authentic human being at every level and for those who don’t know, a wonderful  competitive and honest businessman that built a bridge between Australia and so many countries. We would travel frequently to Indonesia well before others would venture there. He made life longs friends in that country and many others.  

l learn’t the value of true sportsmanship transferred to business integrity and loyalty from Frank for close on 14 years. 

If we had more people with true  nuggety  values and basic humanity like this, the world would be a much happier and safer place.

Thanks for the lesson Frank.

Condolences to the family. 

Sincerely

Philip Withers

 

 

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Very sad to see another Demon legend pass on - condolences to his family.

I remember him well as part of a Demon team that one could always rely on to put in a strong performance, and indeed expected them to win each week and each year.

It must sadden him (and his team mates) to see how far we have fallen.

RIP Bluey. 

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