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The three most memorable are the 1987 finals run where we beat Footscay, then North by 118 points and the Swans by 70-odd. That was peak optimism as a supporter The campaign for the whole season was do it for Robbie after he wanted to retire at the end of 86.

Round 22 1987 - Footscray vs Melbourne - YouTube

 

VFL Elimination Final 1987 - North Melbourne v Melbourne - YouTube

 

1987 AFL Semi Final Melbourne Vs Sydney - 1st Half - YouTube

 

 

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6 hours ago, dee-tox said:

The three most memorable are the 1987 finals run where we beat Footscay, then North by 118 points and the Swans by 70-odd. That was peak optimism as a supporter The campaign for the whole season was do it for Robbie after he wanted to retire at the end of 86.

Round 22 1987 - Footscray vs Melbourne - YouTube

 

VFL Elimination Final 1987 - North Melbourne v Melbourne - YouTube

 

1987 AFL Semi Final Melbourne Vs Sydney - 1st Half - YouTube

 

 

All fantastic games you've mentioned.

Interesting that nobody ever talks about our 1988 finals wins. Great wins over West Coast, Collingwood and Carlton. And we were one of the rare clubs in history to win 3 finals in the one year without winning the flag, in 1988.

 

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13 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

All fantastic games you've mentioned.

Interesting that nobody ever talks about our 1988 finals wins. Great wins over West Coast, Collingwood and Carlton. And we were one of the rare clubs in history to win 3 finals in the one year without winning the flag, in 1988.

 

We are rather good at holding unusual records

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For some reason my all time favorite final is the win against Carlton in the 2000 final series, what a game and Malcolm Blights one sided commentary still rankles me. Green and Bruce played crucial cameo's in a solid team win, I can still remember that we were all jumping up and down as the scoreboard chopped and changed in that last quarter...Phew, I was exhausted.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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7 hours ago, DeeZone said:

For some reason my all time favorite final is the win against Carlton in the 2000 final series, what a game and Malcolm Blights one sided commentary still rankles me. Green and Bruce played crucial cameo's in a solid team win, I can still remember that we were all jumping up and down as the scoreboard chopped and changed in that last quarter...Phew, I was exhausted.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I remember the bounce of the ball in the centre it went slightly angling towards Jeff White and Malcoim Blight, oh  the opposition ruckman unfairly disadvantaged saying did you see the bounce. Spare me Malcolm ! Never ever had a good word for the Dees.

Honestly i am not even exaggerating. He was a Whinger.

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On 2/19/2021 at 5:03 PM, nosoupforme said:

What beats the Melbourne V Bulldogs at the Western Oval when we needed to beat them and Hawthorn needed to beat Geelong for us to make the finals for the first time in 23 years. It was the final round.

With 2 mins to go in our game and holding The Dogs just about every Dees supporter at the ground was glue and listening to the radios as the siren went at Kardinia p[ark and Hawthorn hung on to a 3 point win coming from behind thanks to Dunstall's winning goal.

The Dees supporters at the ground all went ballistic while our game was still in progress it felt by the players of both clubs had stopped and thinking the siren had gone. However the Melbourne boys would have worked it out quickly l believe.

Brings a tear to my eye, 1987.  They did it for Robbie,

Nothing and I say again absolutely nothing can top this game for me!!???

ANNNND the after match party at MINOOTZ RESTAURENT in Collingwood I think was a particularly great night! Players, Wives, Coaches hangers on and associated hangers on partied on in what still remains for me a pivotal moment in time!!

Not sure if this restaurent is still around!!?

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Nothing and I say again absolutely nothing can top this game for me!!???

ANNNND the after match party at MINOOTZ RESTAURENT in Collingwood I think was a particularly great night! Players, Wives, Coaches hangers on and associated hangers on partied on in what still remains for me a pivotal moment in time!!

Not sure if this restaurent is still around!!?

We got side tracked by our own party PF.     Minootz that rings a bell  Smith st Collingwood.  

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On 2/20/2021 at 10:46 AM, DeeZone said:

For some reason my all time favorite final is the win against Carlton in the 2000 final series, what a game and Malcolm Blights one sided commentary still rankles me. Green and Bruce played crucial cameo's in a solid team win, I can still remember that we were all jumping up and down as the scoreboard chopped and changed in that last quarter...Phew, I was exhausted.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was strangely confident the entire game.  Carlton were well on top in the general play for three quarters but couldn’t put us away.  Daniher’s teams were always very hot and cold and when we switched it on for the last quarter we were hot!

 

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Love the question, these are the first ones that come to mind:

- 2000 Qualifying Final last quarter against Carlton 

- 2005 Rd 21 last quarter against the Bulldogs and Jeff White's winning goal

- 2006 Elimination final against the Saints

- 2016 against the Hawks

- 2017 against the Eagles. Might have been my favourite Sat night ever as a Dees fan

-2018 against the Eagles. I still have this gane recorded in the Foxtel planner and watch that last quarter probably more than anything I've mentioned. One of the best days of my Melb supporting life.

- 2018 finals.

Also, I always had a really special place in my heart for certain pieces of play by us that involved a massive team lifting bump that flattened the opposition that leads to the team kicking a goal straight after (usually from about 15 - 20 years ago). I used to jump through the roof when this would happen. 

The 2 that come to mind are the Neitz one on Mccabe that effectively ended his career. And the Wrecker Whelan one on James Hird in the 2004 down the members wing that led to the Trapper goal.

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On 2/20/2021 at 9:28 PM, nosoupforme said:

I remember the bounce of the ball in the centre it went slightly angling towards Jeff White and Malcoim Blight, oh  the opposition ruckman unfairly disadvantaged saying did you see the bounce. Spare me Malcolm ! Never ever had a good word for the Dees.

Honestly i am not even exaggerating. He was a Whinger.

I remember after Ox's goal early on where he raised the ball he was just sounding off. "I reckon it sucks, I've seen so many games turned because of that shocking behaviour" 

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The best of/highlights video of Liam Jurrah for me. He was the most talented football player I've ever seen and sometimes I watch it wondering what could have been and what we all missed out on.

The Freo comeback game is also a highlight but that's possibly because it was one of the most fun days at the footy coupled with a bloody fun night.

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There's a bunch of good ones but I do love Farmer's nine second half goals against the Pies.

I also have good memories of our 2006 final against the Saints. I was living in Sydney at the time and watched the game with a bunch of other ex-pats (mostly Saints supporters) in a bar in King's Cross.

My cousin and I were outnumbered and being heckled the entire game and then something changed late and we sprung into action. Brock McLean's goal is forever etched in my memory.

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On 2/20/2021 at 2:46 AM, DeeZone said:

For some reason my all time favorite final is the win against Carlton in the 2000 final series, what a game and Malcolm Blights one sided commentary still rankles me. Green and Bruce played crucial cameo's in a solid team win, I can still remember that we were all jumping up and down as the scoreboard chopped and changed in that last quarter...Phew, I was exhausted.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Easily one of my best ever moments as a Dees fan. I was only 14 and sat next to a Blues fan who oddly wasn’t too bad and we just had good banter all game. At the end he shook my hand said, wished us luck, and said thanks for back and forth. Don’t think I’ve ever met a good Blues fan since!

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On 2/19/2021 at 5:03 PM, nosoupforme said:

What beats the Melbourne V Bulldogs at the Western Oval when we needed to beat them and Hawthorn needed to beat Geelong for us to make the finals for the first time in 23 years. It was the final round.

With 2 mins to go in our game and holding The Dogs just about every Dees supporter at the ground was glue and listening to the radios as the siren went at Kardinia p[ark and Hawthorn hung on to a 3 point win coming from behind thanks to Dunstall's winning goal.

The Dees supporters at the ground all went ballistic while our game was still in progress it felt by the players of both clubs had stopped and thinking the siren had gone. However the Melbourne boys would have worked it out quickly l believe.

Brings a tear to my eye, 1987.  They did it for Robbie,

Great choice 'soup!  That last 5 minutes was unbelievable, and the outpouring of emotion that followed it will live with me until the day they drape my old red and blue jumper over a pine box.  For an old fart like me, the only possible rival would be the last 5 mins of the 1964 GF vs Collingwood ...... the Froggy Crompton goal and the Ray Gabelich 'drunken' run.  Indelible memories!

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On 2/19/2021 at 4:38 PM, Better days ahead said:

Yep. Definitely right up there. Iirc Pederson played a big role in that win as well.

Spot on. Pederson's last 15 minutes were immense. Think he had three shots at goal, clunked some contested marks and helped set up that TMac special.

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2000 when the whiz produced a 2nd half display against the pies and kick 9 goals

when tom kicked the goal against west coast

the 2 finals in 98

beating geelong down there when Robbo stepped up

the game against essendon when we ran that fantastic bit of play in the dying moments and salem slotted through the winner

our 2 finals against geelong and hawthorn

I'm sure there are many more. 

 

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