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6 hours ago, Damo said:

I still think of 16 as Johnny Townsends number.

I wore that number 16 he was my favourite back in the 60s as a kid  proudly displaying the number on the back of my jumper wearing it to school. he was a fantastic rover and goal sneak. Won 2 Best and fairest   and one of them in 1964 our premiership year.

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21 and 28 are open I wonder if anyone will move up? Bradtke? He's #46 now?

There's also a gap between Nev at 39, Lockhart at 41 and Smith at 44.

I wonder if there is a #50 locker for Ben Brown?

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9 hours ago, nosoupforme said:he was a fantastic rover and goal sneak. Won 2 Best and fairest   and one of them in 1964 our premiership year.

Terrific player was JT, but RDB collected the 1964 Bluey on his way out the door to the Brown Paper Baggers.

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53 minutes ago, Tim said:

Terrific player was JT, but RDB collected the 1964 Bluey on his way out the door to the Brown Paper Baggers.

      JT in 65 and 69  yes you are right  If we win the Premiership and if l am still alive l will remember that one. I hope.

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17 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Is that the same Roy Park who played one test for Australia and was out for a golden duck? 

Yes....from Demonwiki:  http://demonwiki.org/Roy+Park

"After his football career ended Park threw himself into a cricket career and earned a test call-up for Australia against England at the MCG during the 1920-21. He was dismissed for a golden duck in his first innings and urban legend has it that his wife dropped her knitting as he faced his first ball and therefore missed his entire test batting career. "

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Full AFL Player Number List:
1 – Steven May
2 – Nathan Jones
3 – Christian Salem
4 – James Harmes
5 – Christian Petracca
6 – Luke Jackson
7 – Jack Viney
8 – Jake Lever
9 – Charlie Spargo
10 – Angus Brayshaw
11 – Max Gawn
12 – Toby Bedford
13 – Clayton Oliver
14 – Michael Hibberd
15 – Ed Langdon
16 – Bailey Laurie
17 – Jake Bowey
18 – Jake Melksham
19 – Fraser Rosman
20 – Adam Tomlinson
21 – Marty Hore
22 – Aaron vandenBerg
23 – James Jordon
24 – Trent Rivers
25 – Tom McDonald
26 – Sam Weideman
27 – Aaron Nietschke
29 – Jayden Hunt
30 – Alex Neal-Bullen
31 – Bayley Fritsch
32 – Tom Sparrow
33 – Oskar Baker
35 – Harry Petty
36 – Kysaiah Pickett
37 – Kade Chandler
38 – Mitch Brown
39 – Neville Jetta
41 – Jay Lockhart
44 – Joel Smith
46 – Austin Bradtke
50 – Ben Brown

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I am becoming a sentimental old fool, but I like the numbers and think they are so much part of the history and culture of the game. Think Flower and Barassi and you think and visualise  number 2 & 31. They are mutually inclusive. 

I think at one stage a few years ago there was a suggestion that the Commissariat was thinking of ditching the numbers and just use surnames ( no doubt also freeing up space for more advertising). If they ever did enact such an edict, it would really be time for a people’s revolution. 

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2 hours ago, hemingway said:

I am becoming a sentimental old fool, but I like the numbers and think they are so much part of the history and culture of the game. Think Flower and Barassi and you think and visualise  number 2 & 31. They are mutually inclusive. 

I think at one stage a few years ago there was a suggestion that the Commissariat was thinking of ditching the numbers and just use surnames ( no doubt also freeing up space for more advertising). If they ever did enact such an edict, it would really be time for a people’s revolution. 

I think I am becoming less sentimental Ernest. Numbers have never been big for me. I would actually prefer names.

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

I think I am becoming less sentimental Ernest. Numbers have never been big for me. I would actually prefer names.

You have sold out OD. Very disappointed. Not like you. You have to keep some things sacred to stop the slow and invidious creep of commercialism and the second rate TV and media folk, advertisers and the AFL fat cats who will sell their mother down the road for a few dollars.  Increasingly, we have to choose our line in the sand to say no to the infidels. Those who are happy to trade away traditions for marketing reasons and money. OD, I know somewhere within your being is decency and your football soul. It’s there, just need to give it a shake and not lay down and be raped by the entertainers and money sharks.  

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

Now be nice ds. However who the hell was Roy Park?

In his era, a famous Melbourne boy, great cricketer, handy footballer, Doctor. Played sport in in the early part of last century. Attended Wesley College and Melb Uni. A renaissance man. Played test cricket (one test?) and VFL footballer (Uni?). 

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I can imagine egocentric players like Dangerfield would looovvvve to see their names plastered all over the back of their jumpers. 🙄

Leave that to the Americans.

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22 minutes ago, Fanatique Demon said:

I think it was suggested names AND numbers, rather than instead of numbers.

How much room does the AFL think there is on those jumpers? 

Especially if your name is like a Kolodjashnij. It would be so small no one could see it properly from far away.

Just saw your post FD. Sorry, but those jumpers look a mess. I notice they show only short names.

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