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Had some fun editing this one!

Some call it an urban legend, others claim to have witnessed the phenomenon in person (myself included), but back in Round 7, 2008, Melbourne claimed the most unlikely of victories against Fremantle. After trailing by a match high 51 points towards the end of the second quarter, Melbourne kicked 14 of the next 18 goals to record a 6 point win.

Check out all 17 goals kicked by Melbourne during what was a most eventful afternoon at the G!

 

 

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2 hours ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Had some fun editing this one!

Some call it an urban legend, others claim to have witnessed the phenomenon in person (myself included), but back in Round 7, 2008, Melbourne claimed the most unlikely of victories against Fremantle. After trailing by a match high 51 points towards the end of the second quarter, Melbourne kicked 14 of the next 18 goals to record a 6 point win.

Check out all 17 goals kicked by Melbourne during what was a most eventful afternoon at the G!

 

 

Yep was there, awesome game in an otherwise bleak season.

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17 hours ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Had some fun editing this one!

Some call it an urban legend, others claim to have witnessed the phenomenon in person (myself included), but back in Round 7, 2008, Melbourne claimed the most unlikely of victories against Fremantle. After trailing by a match high 51 points towards the end of the second quarter, Melbourne kicked 14 of the next 18 goals to record a 6 point win.

Check out all 17 goals kicked by Melbourne during what was a most eventful afternoon at the G!

 

 

Classic!

Despite there only being 20,000 at the G, I don't think I've heard a roar as loud as when Wonna kicked his fourth to give us the lead. Bruce's call of the moment never fails to give me chills.

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20 hours ago, AzzKikA said:

Yep was there, awesome game in an otherwise bleak season.

Me, too. With a diehard MCC mate, who happily joined me high in the Southern Stand for that second half. Funny; my memory is of staring into the sun, but it seems quite dull in the footage.

Davey's goal: iconic. Wonna's 'frogs' - ditto. Moloney and McLean: Petracca and Oliver on their day (too few and far between). Miller: some ripper games (ditto). The song: rousing (ditto-ditto).

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3 minutes ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Hard to believe this was only seven years ago. It feels like Clarry's been around for an eternity. Check out all of Clayton Oliver's best moments from his debut match in a tight opening round encounter against the Giants back in 2016.

 

Nice start to the season that day! Watts and Hogan bringing us back in that last quarter.

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1 hour ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Remember the night Colin Garland was thrown forward by Mark Neeld and played a key role in Melbourne's first win of the 2012 Season?

Check out all of Col's best moments from the match!

 

Love Judy!

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Just now, Demonstone said:

From the National Film and Sound Archives, this is a film of life in Melbourne in 1966.

The mighty Demons feature very early on in the piece.  Tuck in, nostalgia lovers!

 

I watched this recently! Some really great footage from back then.

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These ones are a little bit deeper in the vault but I love the history of the game (and club) and I hope some others might find it as interesting as I do.

This is a replay of the final quarter of our win over the Pies at Vic Park in 1968.

 

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This is a classic game from 1989 - 4 rounds after being smashed by Geelong by 69 points at a mud packed MCG where we kicked 2.8.20 for the whole game we beat them by 3 points at Waverley! Check out some of the efforts of Garry Lyon in the last quarter and a bit including a monster torp goal to the right of screen reminiscent of his one against the Blues in the 88 Prelim.

 

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Was watching Fox Footy top 100 games last night

Saw a Fitzroy game and some dude was wearing long pants?? Now that was strange

Any body have info?

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3 hours ago, Demonstone said:

I'm guessing it was Michael Reeves.  He wore the long shorts/short longs to cover padding on his legs.

 

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Yep. Michael Reeves was a haemophiliac so the slightest knock resulted in massive bruising.  Hence the extensive padding as a simple corkie could see him missing a number of games 

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56 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

Yep. Michael Reeves was a haemophiliac so the slightest knock resulted in massive bruising.  Hence the extensive padding as a simple corkie could see him missing a number of games 

still managed 64 games (fitzroy and north)

an interesting snippet where the dipper nailed him (how unusual)

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Used mostly as a defender and in the ruck by Fitzroy, Reeves played 15 games in 1984, including an elimination final.[2] He played finals again in 1986, an elimination final and preliminary final.[2] The preliminary final was on the same day Reeves was due to get married, he had booked it not thinking they would get that far, with Fitzroy having finished fourth last the previous year.[3] Fitzroy lost the preliminary final to Hawthorn and Reeves had to be taken off the field on a stretcher when he was knocked to the ground by Robert DiPierdomenico.[4] He still made it to the wedding.[3]

 

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On 3/6/2023 at 10:29 AM, The Mighty Demons said:

Hard to believe this was only seven years ago. It feels like Clarry's been around for an eternity. Check out all of Clayton Oliver's best moments from his debut match in a tight opening round encounter against the Giants back in 2016.

 

Debuting just a few weeks after Clarry, was this guy.

Fair to say they've become a decent midfield pairing since then...

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8 hours ago, The Mighty Demons said:

Jonesy's first of 302 AFL career matches!

 

What a day for the kid!

Then he accidentally punches Colin Sylvia in the face in the celebration of Yze's goal.

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