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Robert Walters.  Played about 25 games for the Dees in the late 70s and early 80s.
 

We had been belted by 190 points to the Lions in late season 1979 at VFL Park. It was as dark a day as I can remember.  I sat through it and was gutted after the game for hours if not days.  Then in round 2, we played the Lions again at VFL park. Walters has shown ability as a 6ft tall opportunist full forward. Walters kicked 7 goals as we upset the Lions by a few goals. I think they almost were going to carry him off the ground. I think he was injured shortly thereafter in the season and then always was injured again with a variety of problems. 

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I liked Nathan Carroll.  He was undersized and fought like hell against the big forwards.  HE was also a legitimate Dumbass off the field.  What's not to love? 

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1 hour ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

I liked Nathan Carroll.  He was undersized and fought like hell against the big forwards.  HE was also a legitimate Dumbass off the field.  What's not to love? 

A bit of an Adam Heuskes if my intel remembers correctly...

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Remember Sid Catlin? This is from Demonwiki...

Catlin started 1966 in the Fourths but by Round 14 he was coming off the bench in the last quarter at the MCG as the second youngest known MFC Player at 16 years, 218 days old on debut

After winning five kicks in the last five minutes of his debut Catlin was promoted to first rover for his second and kicked 1.8. He played just one more game for the year and missed all of 1967 after suffering a knee injury in an early season reserves match before returning for a solitary game in 1968. He was again troubled by injury that year.

In 1969 Catlin followed Norm Smith to South Melbourne and played fifteen games over two seasons. In 1970 he finished third in the Gardiner Medal for best player in the Reserves competition but left the Swans at the end of the year.

Year Games Goals Brownlow
1966 3 1 2
1968 1 0
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A friend of mine met Alan Rowarth in Apollo Bay. My friend, an Esse’don fan in his seventies, didn’t remember him , but found out he played in 2 premierships for Melbourne.

I remember him well,¬†number¬†2,¬†a shortish dark haired left footer, who played‚ÄĚdecoy‚ÄĚ full forward. He‚Äôd lead out, leaving the forward line open for Big Bob Johnson.It was a role Athol Webb played before him. ¬†But he got plenty of goals himself, being an accurate kick for goal.

He was originally from Birregurra, but we picked him up from Castlemaine( where we got Barassi from, he informed my friend)

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23 hours ago, DemonWorshipper said:

Not obscure enough.  No mention of Mark Bradly, Leigh Newton or Darren O'Brien!?

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Remember Matthew Mahoney? A contemporary of these guys, I think.

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1 minute ago, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

A friend of mine met Alan Rowarth in Apollo Bay. My friend, an Esse’don fan in his seventies, didn’t remember him , but found out he played in 2 premierships for Melbourne.

I remember him well,¬†number¬†2,¬†a shortish dark haired left footer, who played‚ÄĚdecoy‚ÄĚ full forward. He‚Äôd lead out, leaving the forward line open for Big Bob Johnson.It was a role Athol Webb played before him. ¬†But he got plenty of goals himself, being an accurate kick for goal.

He was originally from Birregurra, but we picked him up from Castlemaine( where we got Barassi from, he informed my friend)

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He was a smoker. I recall a quarter time break in the Reserves at the Footscray oval on the day  Brian Roet demolished Ray Baxter's claim to be the next Victorian Centre half Forward - I played cricket with Ray in the mid 1970's at Ewing in Central Park .It was probably  Rowarth's his last year, 1963, and like a lot of players, he was lit up, sucking on a Craven A, maybe a Turf, maybe a Capstan, maybe a Rothmans....A bloke I went to school with in the 60's lived in Apollo Bay for years. He knew Alan Rowarth, always spoke highly of him.

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Graeme Watson, 18 games(15 wins) for Melbourne 1964/65. No finals. Despite playing 15 games in 1964 he was unlucky to be named as the emergency for the finals games. Known more for cricket than football. Dashing right hand batsman alrounder. Played 5 tests for Australia. First player to play Sheffield Shield cricket for 3 different states. Also played World Series Cricket in later 1970’s. Was nearly killed by a Tony Greig beamer to the face during the Rest of the World Series in 1972. One of the worst injuries ever suffered in Test Cricket and spent a month in hospital.

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I worked with this guy at the Dept of Veterans’ Affairs in the 70’s. A really lovely guy and an excellent payer when he bothered to turn up.

Colin Graham (1975-78, 35 matches, 32 goals)
Graham played 20 of his 35 matches with Melbourne in 1977 and was rewarded with 13 Brownlow Medal votes (one of the two seasons when both field umpires awarded votes on a 3-2-1 basis). He also kicked 20 goals in 1977. A left-footer with a long kick.
 

 

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Robert Walters.  Played about 25 games for the Dees in the late 70s and early 80s.
 

We had been belted by 190 points to the Lions in late season 1979 at VFL Park. It was as dark a day as I can remember.  I sat through it and was gutted after the game for hours if not days.  Then in round 2, we played the Lions again at VFL park. Walters has shown ability as a 6ft tall opportunist full forward. Walters kicked 7 goals as we upset the Lions by a few goals. I think they almost were going to carry him off the ground. I think he was injured shortly thereafter in the season and then always was injured again with a variety of problems. 

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Matthew Mahoney played 6 games from 1989 to 1992  200cm Ruckman    ACT.

Ed  LEES  1967-68  8 games 8 goal  194cm  CHF  tall   clumsey couldn't hold a mark .Ex ammo UNI Blacks.

Fabian Francis played 1 game in 1991

22 games for Bris and  86 for Port Adelaide. Small roving type come goal sneak..

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3 hours ago, dieter said:

He was a smoker. I recall a quarter time break in the Reserves at the Footscray oval on the day  Brian Roet demolished Ray Baxter's claim to be the next Victorian Centre half Forward - I played cricket with Ray in the mid 1970's at Ewing in Central Park .It was probably  Rowarth's his last year, 1963, and like a lot of players, he was lit up, sucking on a Craven A, maybe a Turf, maybe a Capstan, maybe a Rothmans....A bloke I went to school with in the 60's lived in Apollo Bay for years. He knew Alan Rowarth, always spoke highly of him.

He was a Craig Smoker?

 

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7 hours ago, Demonland said:

The real John Howat.

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He was untackleable as he could hear the opposition coming from a mile away

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Jeff Hilton was one of my favorites 'had potential' type players for a bit and was good for a bit of bash, crash and snagging a sneaky goal here or there.  He had games where he would really turn it on, get off the chain and play like a champion.

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