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Where are they now - Rod Grinter

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12 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Tune in ladies and gentlemen to get some Balls with your Sunday morning breakfast.

Can't do it, due to other commitments and I would feel absolutely irresponsible, abjectly disappointed with myself and altogether remiss if I missed this conversation with one of our greats - and certainly, one of my own personal favourites from the footballing fraternity across the years. Is there a way to get this recorded online, for example, to listen at a later time? No.14 - what a footballer!

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3 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Can't do it, due to other commitments and I would feel absolutely irresponsible, abjectly disappointed with myself and altogether remiss if I missed this conversation with one of our greats - and certainly, one of my own personal favourites from the footballing fraternity across the years. Is there a way to get this recorded online, for example, to listen at a later time? No.14 - what a footballer!

SEN often put up podcasts or streaming sound files of segments, so hopefully this one ends up online.

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Can't do it, due to other commitments and I would feel absolutely irresponsible, abjectly disappointed with myself and altogether remiss if I missed this conversation with one of our greats - and certainly, one of my own personal favourites from the footballing fraternity across the years. Is there a way to get this recorded online, for example, to listen at a later time? No.14 - what a footballer!

Yes. I'll post a link to the stream in this thread once it is available. It's usually 2 or 3 days after airing for the This Is Your Sporting Life shows.

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Onyer, guys! That would be phantastique. In the past, I have hung onto every word from Rodney the Grunter - a man who largely self-sacrificed his footy career to do something about the way the games against the Dees were being implemented to the blind eyes of the white froth holding the whistles. 

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Cheers for the tip WJ! Look forward to it, enjoyed his DL and Open Mike interviews in the past. 

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Would make an excellent Asistant Coach at the DEES of course. He has an astute Footy Brain, speaks well and did some great things when involved with St. Kevins. Very highly regarded!

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5 minutes ago, picket fence said:

Would make an excellent Asistant Coach at the DEES of course. He has an astute Footy Brain, speaks well and did some great things when involved with St. Kevins. Very highly regarded!

Yes, well regarded as a footballing coach and mentor. Well regarded to the point of coaching/teaching/supervising at St Kevins College, as you say. It would be great to have him involved in the MFC coaching ranks - perhaps he could straighten out a few kicks at goal, in general field play and teach a few of our current players to 'put in' when the going counts. It was all about team pride, for Rodney.

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Appropriate sponsors.

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A great  interview.  In contrast to Ball's tribunal record,  it is interesting to note how West Coast went the biff in the 1990 semi final.  Grinter kicked 4 that day, but the horse had well and truly bolted by the time we made the scoreboard look respectable.  We fell for the 3 card trick that day and let the Eagles strong arm us.  Note the umpires did very little to stop their tactics.

 

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4 hours ago, I'va Worn Smith said:

A great  interview.  In contrast to Ball's tribunal record,  it is interesting to note how West Coast went the biff in the 1990 semi final.  Grinter kicked 4 that day, but the horse had well and truly bolted by the time we made the scoreboard look respectable.  We fell for the 3 card trick that day and let the Eagles strong arm us.  Note the umpires did very little to stop their tactics.

 

Despite kicking 4 goals that was one of his worst ever games for us. He gave away a free kick before the first bounce that resulted in a goal to I believe to Chris Waterman who ended up kicking 6 goals. That set the tone for a horrendous first half. Loose and undisciplined and over reacted to WC’s hostile tactics. He atoned somewhat in the second half when shifted forward but as you say too late. 
In the last minute of the 87 prelim he gave away that free to Buckenara but it was desperate lunge on the fast leading Buckenara on the end of a perfect pass who was always was going to take the mark anyway. It was professional foul and could have easily not been called in the high heat and intensity of the last few minutes.

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