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The goal at 1:49 against Hawthorn.
That was late in the last qr infront of me and he got a closeline shepard that should have been a free to Dawks.
Exciting game as a Melbourne supporter at the time as we were on the bottom as usual and the Hawks were on top and only lost by a kick.
Also read in Flowers book that the song was sung in the rooms by the players after the game despite the loss such was their excitement for pushing the dawks so close.
Which he found disappointing.

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As good as it is on the replay, it was even better live. He found time and space where there was none and made otherwise very good players look foolish. Robbie was a cut above the league in his day. It always used to irritate me that Keith Greig got so much more recognition... because he played finals. Robbie was def  a once in a generation player

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32 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

The goal at 1:49 against Hawthorn.
That was late in the last qr infront of me and he got a closeline shepard that should have been a free to Dawks.
Exciting game as a Melbourne supporter at the time as we were on the bottom as usual and the Hawks were on top and only lost by a kick.
Also read in Flowers book that the song was sung in the rooms by the players after the game despite the loss such was their excitement for pushing the dawks so close.
Which he found disappointing.

Any idea what year that was? Early 80's I'm guessing?

That's a little cringe worthy that they sang the song after a loss.

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The word 'star' is bandied around too loosely today. (I'm looking at you, reality show participants).

This is what a true shining star is. What a champion. What a great man. 

Imagine if he was playing in today's game. People would have to invent new words to describe his skills and greatness. Even superstar is not good enough.

P.S. Loved the vision of Jimmy in his number 37 jumper hugging Robbie after a goal. Miss them both. 

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Tulip was the reason I fell in love with footy. Going to the G or Waverly as a young fella with my Dad and seeing him tear it up will forever be some of my favourite Demon memories. Wasnt the biggest, wasnt the fastest - but he made them all big or small look second rate at times.

Brilliant player.

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I always loved it when Tulip played for the Big V and i was watching the game with mates or at work

I would just tell them to watch the great man, there was none better  he never let me down  always played a blinder

Everyone was in awe of Flower when he played for the Big V because they watched him the same way we did every week

Never a more fair player either

The fact he has not one Brownlow to his name is an utter disgrace

RIP Robbie  thanks for the dinner we had before Marnbrook went to air  

 

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4 hours ago, ProDee said:

Great highlights, but missed one of his absolute best against Richmond where he tapped the ball over an opponent's head in the middle of the ground, regained control and ended up goaling from 50.

He once ran the ball from the back pocket at Windy Hill ending up kicking a goal.

The most skillful player I have ever seen.

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5 hours ago, Wells 11 said:

As good as it is on the replay, it was even better live. He found time and space where there was none and made otherwise very good players look foolish. Robbie was a cut above the league in his day. It always used to irritate me that Keith Greig got so much more recognition... because he played finals. Robbie was def  a once in a generation player

Spot on - Greig, Hawkins etc. were routinely bested by Robbie.

The only opponent who genuinely 'stopped' him was that talentless oaf, Dipierdomenico, who managed to shatter Robbie's shoulder in the fateful 1987 Preliminary Final.

One of football's cruellest of ironies that 'Dipper' collected a Brownlow + multiple Premierships whilst Robbie's cupboard was bare

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some great early football memories for me there. one of the reasons this WA boy ended up a Demons supporter. he was one of the best balanced players I ever saw. a lot of games back then were played on grounds with poor drainage and were quite heavy underfoot at times, but it didn't matter to him, he was so balanced and light on his feet he could stop and prop, and twist and turn like he was playing on a different surface to everyone else. what a champion.

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14 hours ago, Fork 'em said:

The goal at 1:49 against Hawthorn.
That was late in the last qr infront of me and he got a closeline shepard that should have been a free to Dawks.
Exciting game as a Melbourne supporter at the time as we were on the bottom as usual and the Hawks were on top and only lost by a kick.
Also read in Flowers book that the song was sung in the rooms by the players after the game despite the loss such was their excitement for pushing the dawks so close.
Which he found disappointing.

Was that the game when Matthews knocked out Peter Giles and received nothing for it?  Disgraceful act it was too.  If it is that game, we were coming hard at them and Matthew's action stopped our momentum.

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If Robbie was in our team of 2020 he would inspire us to greater heights. Without a doubt we would  be Premiers.

Such a great player and person an inspiration and was much loved by the us  fans.

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Flower in this day and age would be an absolute weapon.
Imagine a lightning quick hard running wingman with elite skills who played tall and impacted the scoreboard regularly.

He'd be writing his own ticket.

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On 2/27/2020 at 7:48 AM, I'va Worn Smith said:

Was that the game when Matthews knocked out Peter Giles and received nothing for it?  Disgraceful act it was too.  If it is that game, we were coming hard at them and Matthew's action stopped our momentum.

No it wasn't.

 

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