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The replay of the 1988 Preliminary Final verus Cartlon is on Fox Footy Friday 17/4 at 5 pm. It will be great to watch this game again.

 

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16 minutes ago, Ditcha said:

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The replay of the 1988 Preliminary Final verus Cartlon is on Fox Footy Friday 17/4 at 5 pm. It will be great to watch this game again.

Watch for Ricky Jackson's lucky 5th goal....free for ??? then hit the post!

Important goal!

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Garry Lyon's Torpedo from the square 😄and Steve O'Dwyer belting Steve Da Rui to be rubbed out for the GF 😔

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18 minutes ago, grazman said:

Garry Lyon's Torpedo from the square 😄and Steve O'Dwyer belting Shane Da Rui to be rubbed out for the GF 😔

Strawbs suspension was a big moment. He won our b and f that year. But let’s face he wouldn’t have helped with the shalacking the following week. 

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Maybe, he may have helped some of our younger players walk a bit taller though.  There were some key players who were thoroughly intimidated by the occasion -not mentioning any names, but Jimma wasn't one of them.

 It might also have helped if we kicked the very gettable goals that we missed in the first quarter.  

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1 hour ago, grazman said:

Maybe, he may have helped some of our younger players walk a bit taller though.  There were some key players who were thoroughly intimidated by the occasion -not mentioning any names, but Jimma wasn't one of them.

 It might also have helped if we kicked the very gettable goals that we missed in the first quarter.  

NoThing has changed in our games !!!

Rueing missed opportunities early in games viz 1st quarter 

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1 hour ago, Wells 11 said:

Strawbs suspension was a big moment. He won our b and f that year. But let’s face he wouldn’t have helped with the shalacking the following week. 

Da Rui deserved a thump for what he'd just done. Strawbs barely connected with his wild swing.As usual, the retaliator suffered.

Losing O'Dwyer unbalanced us badly.   I think Hughes had to play back-up ruck in the GF.   Stynes was only a 2nd yr ruck at that  stage.

What a great job Duursma does on Kernahan.

We had some tough players then, in Grinter, Hughes, Spalding, and the "string bag full of set-squares"... Steve O'Dwyer.

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Earlier in the game Dorotich gave Duursma (I think) a proper knee to the head as Duursma was on the ground and Dorotich just ran straight through.

I have to agree Strawbs was a massive loss for us the following week, upset our structure and we lost one of our few enforcers which were needed against a Hawks team out to make amends for 87. We still wouldn't have won but we probably wouldn't have lost by a record margin (until 119 in 2007) either.

We beat the Blues and the Pies 3 times each in 88 and that'll always put a smile on my face.

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They played 3 tough finals & not much left in the tank  for the GF , hawks had a week off before prior in the final 5 format. 

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Watching now. Sensational game. Hairy Garry has been fantastic as has Jamie Duursma.

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Bloke in the crowd wearing a full face motorcycle helmet. 

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Jeez the Ricky Jackson goal had a fair deviation off the post.

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On 4/16/2020 at 11:37 AM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

Watch for Ricky Jackson's lucky 5th goal....free for ??? then hit the post!

Important goal!

I can only think that the jumper clash and mud caused this. Even on replay, mine and the commentators first thought is that two Carlton players jump in the ball after a fumble. Jackson pulls the jumper of the players laying over the ball, hand 🖐 raise in appeal of a free. I am certain the ump thinks two Carlton players are laying on the ball and plucks a free kick. The commentators watch back the replay and realise it’s a Melbourne player and Carlton player on the ground and can’t believe a free was paid.

Then he hits the post. He is on his knees in disgust at missing and the umpire signals a goal. Extraordinary!

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2 hours ago, John Demonic said:

Why are we always playing finals at Waverley in 87/88 ? 

Prelim was always played at Waverley in those days. In 1987 we played the first 2 finals at the G, and in 88 we played the 1st Semi v Collingwood at the G.

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Flintoff, a very underrated performance!

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8 hours ago, Swooper1987 said:

Prelim was always played at Waverley in those days. 

Why? Some sort of agreeememt with the big wigs sitting in that awful solitary megatron stand towering over the plebs on the commentary side wing?

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7 hours ago, jumbo returns said:

How many premierships in this time?

It was all about Panasonic Cups in those days. 

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Here is some extended highlights from the match.

Hopefully someone recorded this entire match off Fox and uploads it to YouTube.

 

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I nearly choked when the commentator ? Ian Robertson accused Melbourne of trying to rough Carlton up.

RhysJones was running around hitting guys behind play, and Da Rui was trying to make up for his lack of skill by punching guys. Kernahan had a swing or two, too.

Gary Lyon did a good hip and shoulder on Silvagni, and none of our guys were distracted by Carlton's tactics.

Strawbs lost it when DaRui thumped (?Lovell from memory,it wasn't on the replay).

He rushed in and swung an inaccurate haymaker, was reported, and missed the GF

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BEST PLAYERS FOR MINE WERE

Stretch, Lyon, Jackson, Duursma, Wight, Grinter, Spalding good after half time and Flintoff very good when he came on!

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On 4/19/2020 at 2:15 PM, Jumping Jack Clennett said:

I nearly choked when the commentator ? Ian Robertson accused Melbourne of trying to rough Carlton up.

RhysJones was running around hitting guys behind play, and Da Rui was trying to make up for his lack of skill by punching guys. Kernahan had a swing or two, too.

Gary Lyon did a good hip and shoulder on Silvagni, and none of our guys were distracted by Carlton's tactics.

Strawbs lost it when DaRui thumped (?Lovell from memory,it wasn't on the replay).

He rushed in and swung an inaccurate haymaker, was reported, and missed the GF

Ian Robertson was Carlton through and through, always saw things through his blues glasses

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