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41 minutes ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Just a backline:

Peter Dean     Any St Kilda player   Paul Prymke

Lynden Dunne     Andrew Ireland    Peter Bell

Peter Paul & Mary..

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15 hours ago, Mazer Rackham said:

Is it Paul Weller?

 

8 hours ago, 3183 Dee said:

No! It's got Britpop in it! Noel, Damon and Liam!

 

16 hours ago, demonstone said:

Assuming the answer is neither "black sheep" nor "Batman",  the only connection I can make in my mind is the song "David Watts" which was written by Ray Davies and recorded by The Kinks and later covered by The Jam (with Bruce Foxton singing rather than usual singer/front man Paul Weller).

As for the rest of the puzzle .... NFI I'm afraid.  I think you'll stump many of us with this one, EO.

Great work gang...

Yes - it is Paul Weller... it's a bit of a nod to his many many career changes.

 

B: Jack Watts, Kelvin Templeton, Mark Williams  (The Jam - Songs - David Watts, Eton Rifles (with mark from essendon/hawthorn goal celebration - remember his rifle??)

HB: Robert Walls, Dennis Commeti, Meg Downie (Yep - great get. Style Council - Walls Come Tumbling Down)

C: Ricky Jackson, Nigel Lappin , Leon Baker (This would be super tough unless you're an anorak - he loves the Rickenbaker Guitar)

HF: Lee Walker, Damon White, Eddie Craddock (backing band members - DC Lee, Steve Craddock, Steve White)

F:    Liam Shiels, Damon Greaves, Noel McMahen (Yes Britpop/cool britania - known as the 'modfather' - mentor to many.)

 

 

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OK with that solved, here I go. Not musically based, as I can barely play the spoons. This could be said to be a leading team in a variety of areas. Some are infamous, some revered, but there is variety across the lineup (and a joke on the interchange bench). The centre line and followers surely wouldn't be able to work with each other and their union would surely be fraught. However, the back line will work together to dismiss any opposition to them.

FB: John Ballantyne (Foot/Coll) Malcolm Kaparny (WCE) Fraser Gehrig (WCE/St. K)

HB: Gareth John (Syd) Michael Roberts (St. K) Daniel Kerr (WCE)

C: Karl Norman (Carl) Martin Leslie (Bris) James Gallagher (Adel)

HF: Jack Anthony (Coll/Frem) Sean Charles (Melb/Carl/St.K) Jarryd Blair (Coll)

FF: Dustin Martin (Rich) Steven King (Geel/St. K) James McDonald (Melb/GWS)

R:  Kieran Jack (Syd)  David Mundy (Frem)   Russell Greene (St.K/Haw)

I/C: Brandon Jack (Syd) Jamie Elliott (Coll) Jason Dunstall (Haw) Jake Aarts (Rich)

You'll need to know your Western and Australian political history over the last 70 years to get this.
 

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70, not 50 years. Plus I wanted to add another wrinkle to the riddle.
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The big giveaway was the hint about a 45 year career. That means this performer must have started in 1976. The only other musician I can think of who started in 1976 was "William Shakespeare", a teeny bopper type who (from memory) sang Vanda/Young songs. But his career didn't go for 45 years. I think (going on memory again) it was 45 minutes.

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1 minute ago, Neil Crompton said:

I'm not going to admit it was a guess, so I'll say that it had to start with a J

I'll make it a bit easier by saying you could replace Dunstall with Michael Hibberd and team chemistry wouldn't be upset at all.

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Well done @Mazer Rackham
Here are the results.

FB: John Ballantyne (Foot/Coll) Malcolm Kaparny (WCE) Fraser Gehrig (WCE/St. K) (Fraser used his middle name as his first)

HB: Gareth John (Syd) Michael Roberts (St. K) Daniel Kerr (WCE) (John Robert Kerr, Fraser's collaborator in the dismissal)

C: Karl Norman (Carl) Martin Leslie (Bris) James Gallagher (Adel) (Disgraced head of the BLF in Victoria who clashed with the Sydney based branch led by Jack Mundey)

HF: Jack Anthony (Coll/Frem) Sean Charles (Melb/Carl/St.K) Jarryd Blair (Coll) (Tony being the contraction of Anthony of course)

FF: Dustin Martin (Rich) Steven King (Geel/St. K) James McDonald (Melb/GWS) (Swapped in a nickname, Junior McDonald, and dropped Dr. King's middle name)

R:  Kieran Jack (Syd)  David Mundy (Frem)   Russell Greene (St.K/Haw) (Greene was included as Mundy was famous in Sydney for implementing Green bans aimed at preserving the environment in inner Sydney)

I/C: Brandon Jack (Syd) Jamie Elliott (Coll) Jason Dunstall (Haw) Jake Aarts (Rich) (What Mazer said!)

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7 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Just a backline:

Peter Dean     Any St Kilda player   Paul Prymke

Lynden Dunne     Andrew Ireland    Peter Bell

Nobody's cracked this one yet.

Is the answer the patron saint of ups and downs, St. Francis of a See-Saw?

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7 hours ago, rjay said:

Peter Paul & Mary..

 

6 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Nice try, but no.

Hint: It's only one person and not a musical performer.

I thought you might be implying something about St Kilda footballers hence the Mary...

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9 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Just a backline:

Peter Dean     Any St Kilda player   Paul Prymke

Lynden Dunne     Andrew Ireland    Peter Bell

Googling this

Anything to do with  

 

Irish Saints?

St Paul's Cathedral?

St Peter Paul's Church in South Melbourne?

Erm - Father Bob Maguire?

Ermmm

Eddie McGuire?

erm... tenuous link to the Bell tolling for Nathan Buckley who once played that weird hybrid game over in Ireland, who is now Dunne as a coach? 

So it's Nathan Buckley right? Right! ? or circling back to the Shakespearian Tragedy that is Eddie's reign at Collingwood...

 

 

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