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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

I still think of 16 as Johnny Townsends number.

My problem is that I still remember the player numbers from the 1950s and 1960s like they were still playing, but I struggle with the current team.  I mentioned this to Mrs Deeoldfart one day last sea

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10 hours ago, hemingway said:

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.  

I am duly chastised Ernest and on the basis of your expressed reasons I am now numbers forever. I am right beside you as we storm the barricades of the AFL money sharks. 

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12 hours ago, Dame Gaga said:

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.

McDonald-Tippungwuti would have to be dropped or retire citing lack of space for name on guernsey as the reason

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15 hours ago, hemingway said:

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?). 

Just looked at Wikipedia and Roy Park was a pretty incredible guy.

As a teenager, I remember hearing a number of old guys of the day say that he was the greatest schoolboy footballer and cricketer they had ever seen. 

Served in WW1 and played for Uni, Dees and North. A little guy at 5ft 5 he kicked lots of goals but retired after being suspended for 4 weeks for hitting a player. He maintained  he did not commit the offence and was outraged by the suspension. Clearly a man of principle.

His Test career was one test and a first ball duck. His wife dropped her knitting and missed his entire Test career. Served as an administrator and his son in law was ex Test cricketer and Sec of the MCC, Ian Johnson. His entry in Wikipedia is worth a read for history buffs.  

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On 12/15/2020 at 3:15 PM, Damo said:

I still think of 16 as Johnny Townsends number.

That makes you a moderately old bugger Damo. ( with a good memory)

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26 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

That makes you a moderately old bugger Damo. ( with a good memory)

I remember Townsend well as a player but what number he was I would have no idea. I can only remember three  player numbers obviously no 31, no. 9 Brian Dixon and no.6 of course was Frank Adams. I have never been into numbers I struggle to remember the current numbers on game day. 

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56 minutes ago, pineapple dee said:

That makes you a moderately old bugger Damo. ( with a good memory)

Emphasis on the word moderate rather than old bugger pineapple. 

Moderately aged gent, seasoned supporter, well aged supporter. Senior supporter, long-time supporter. 

But I give you credit for your diplomacy. As you get older feelings become important. Because you still feel young but notice the furniture is sagging and bits start to fall off or stop working. 

That’s why some of us are greeting desperate as we watch the sands of time passing. 

No more rebuilds, false dawns, just win a bloody flag and give us back our pride. NOW

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1 hour ago, hemingway said:

Emphasis on the word moderate rather than old bugger pineapple. 

Moderately aged gent, seasoned supporter, well aged supporter. Senior supporter, long-time supporter. 

But I give you credit for your diplomacy. As you get older feelings become important. Because you still feel young but notice the furniture is sagging and bits start to fall off or stop working. 

That’s why some of us are greeting desperate as we watch the sands of time passing. 

No more rebuilds, false dawns, just win a bloody flag and give us back our pride. NOW

Agree completely Ernest however it will not be in 2021. We will just have to stay alive till 2022.

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On 12/15/2020 at 3:45 PM, Damo said:

I still think of 16 as Johnny Townsends number.

 

On 12/15/2020 at 6:16 PM, ChaserJ said:

Trav Johnstone for me.

 

On 12/23/2020 at 5:24 PM, pineapple dee said:

That makes you a moderately old bugger Damo. ( with a good memory)

And older old buggers such as myself think of Bib Bob Johnson.  

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On 12/23/2020 at 6:07 PM, old dee said:

I remember Townsend well as a player but what number he was I would have no idea. I can only remember three  player numbers obviously no 31, no. 9 Brian Dixon and no.6 of course was Frank Adams. I have never been into numbers I struggle to remember the current numbers on game day. 

Ditto, OD but, like me, wouldn't you add Hassa's 29 and perhaps John Lord's 4?

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On 12/24/2020 at 10:47 PM, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Ditto, OD but, like me, wouldn't you add Hassa's 29 and perhaps John Lord's 4?

Or Strawberry’s #1

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My problem is that I still remember the player numbers from the 1950s and 1960s like they were still playing, but I struggle with the current team.  I mentioned this to Mrs Deeoldfart one day last season, and she comforted me  by saying "that's quite understandable dear, the game is so much faster these days".

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On 12/23/2020 at 5:50 PM, hemingway said:

Emphasis on the word moderate rather than old bugger pineapple. 

Moderately aged gent, seasoned supporter, well aged supporter. Senior supporter, long-time supporter. 

But I give you credit for your diplomacy. As you get older feelings become important. Because you still feel young but notice the furniture is sagging and bits start to fall off or stop working. 

That’s why some of us are greeting desperate as we watch the sands of time passing. 

No more rebuilds, false dawns, just win a bloody flag and give us back our pride. NOW

I àlways go for diplomacy if I can manage it. I would classify myself as an ' experienced ' supporter rather than a grumpy old coot who follows the dees. I would say there would be very few of those on Demonland.

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