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1987 VFL Panasonic Cup Final Melbourne Vs Essendon - 1st Half

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Brilliant! I remember all of the players except Sparks, Dean Bailey playing for Essendon. Bring on the second half, love Brett Bailey.

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Geez thats a 1987 preseason game and its better quality than the crap dished up in an actual season in the last 15 years.

And unpopular opinion -  I miss Waverley Park.  Some great memories there.

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4 minutes ago, JakovichScissorKick said:

Geez thats a 1987 preseason game and its better quality than the crap dished up in an actual season in the last 15 years.

And unpopular opinion -  I miss Waverley Park.  Some great memories there.

Played during the season

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8 minutes ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Played during the season

no complaints then about short turn arounds.

It was of course a night comp and it was the only fully televised game each week. It wasn't a Mickey Mouse comp.

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42 minutes ago, John Dee said:

Brilliant! I remember all of the players except Sparks, Dean Bailey playing for Essendon. Bring on the second half, love Brett Bailey.

 

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14 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

no complaints then about short turn arounds.

It was of course a night comp and it was the only fully televised game each week. It wasn't a Mickey Mouse comp.

It was a tough Comp

we were mid table on the ladder at the time of the game

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That game was the beginning of our resurgence, which lasted, with vicissitudes, until the early 2000s.

Northey could turn ordinary footballers into dedicated ,reliable members of the team.

(eg Chiron, Duursma,Koop.) He made Yeats, Bailey and Campbell into good league footballers.

Can you put up the second half?

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Wore my Melbourne gear into work which was crawling with ESSENDON SUPPORTERS.

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4 hours ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

That game was the beginning of our resurgence, which lasted, with vicissitudes, until the early 2000s.

Northey could turn ordinary footballers into dedicated ,reliable members of the team.

(eg Chiron, Duursma,Koop.) He made Yeats, Bailey and Campbell into good league footballers.

Can you put up the second half?

I just found the 2nd half. Thanks!

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I'd just like to congratulate Jumping Jack Clennett for being the first to ever use that wonderful word "vicissitude" in a post.

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3 hours ago, demonstone said:

I'd just like to congratulate Jumping Jack Clennett for being the first to ever use that wonderful word "vicissitude" in a post.

Do you remember when I used the word "panegyric" in regard to Judd's retirement. Demonlanders liked that, too.

( I was saying how we should remember his eye gouging and chicken-winging, before praising him too much for his footy career)

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One of my favourite memories- I was 14 years old. I attended the game with my Dad, my older brother and my younger brother, the three older males big Dees fans. My younger brother had jumped ship a couple of years earlier to barrack for Essendon which had won a couple of real premierships. 

My memory is of the Dees hanging on desperately in a last quarter that went 25min 42secs. And then celebrating while being so mindful of my younger brother. I thought we were so gentle with him. We made it nearly all the way home when he burst into tears. It seemed so incongruous to me- up until then we'd won nothing- had not even made finals in my lifetime.

Of course this VFL Park experience was followed later that year with the tragic prelim final loss in Robbies final game. ... So pleased he got to play finals.

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Sparkes and Ryan played well, yet I barely remember them.

We ended up with quite a bit of talent out injured in the Prelim.

eg Lyon and  Connolly,( can’t remember the others). I notice Flower was missing from the Nat. Panasonic Cup. Danny Hughes made mention of Connolly in his victory speech, and made sure Robbie shared the glory. The fantastic team spirit of that group really shone through in that night final.

It very nearly took us through to a proper Premiership.
We  had some tough players in Hughes, Grinter and Spalding.

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1 hour ago, Call Me What You Will said:

And of course the incomparable Doug Heywood leading the commentary! Different times.

A True Demon was Mr Heywood, he loved calling our games. A true gentleman too

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Alan Johnson to Steven Stretch

Be still my beating heart.......

 

And Sean Wight. Hard as nails with a leap like Shaun Smith and could play at Full Back or Full Forward just like Steven Silvagni.

The one good thing about getting old is that you can carry wonderful memories with you. These guys sure gave me that.

 

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The sad thing is that we have to go so far back to find highlights of the dees.  I find Foxtel's footy replays pretty demoralizing as you rarely see a melbourne game and even more rare see a game that melbourne wins.

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50 minutes ago, Deecisive said:

The sad thing is that we have to go so far back to find highlights of the dees.  I find Foxtel's footy replays pretty demoralizing as you rarely see a melbourne game and even more rare see a game that melbourne wins.

 

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2 hours ago, Deecisive said:

The sad thing is that we have to go so far back to find highlights of the dees.  I find Foxtel's footy replays pretty demoralizing as you rarely see a melbourne game and even more rare see a game that melbourne wins.

 

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On 3/26/2020 at 8:52 AM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

 Can you put up the second half?

 

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27 minutes ago, MyFavouriteMartian said:

 

1st half

 

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