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It's time to saddle up the old grey matter and take it for a gallop again, cowboys and cowgirls.

The team below is a far from star-studded line up of players all from the AFL era (post 1989). 

What do they have in common (apart from that)?

I've tried to make this teaser easier than recent ones.  Then again, I already know the answer.

Prizes are of an alliterative nature in keeping with today's tortured thread title (another alliteration actually).

First:          Nowt       Neil Crompton

Second:     Nihil        reynolds46

Third:         Nothingburger     Dee Zephyr

As always, answers to me in a PM please, or you may send in your responses written on the back of a $50 note.

 

B:       Matthew Hogg     Darryl Wakelin     Glenn Manton

H/B:  Shane Morwood     Craig Bolton     Brent Montgomery

C:       Sean Denham     John Blakey     Dean Laidley

H/F:   Peter Wilson     Barry Hall     Tyson Stenglein

F:       Paul Williams     Paul Barnard     Doug Barwick

R:       David Hale     Shaun Grigg     Kym Koster

I/C:    Martin Mattner     Dean Rice     Shane Biggs     Ted Richards

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Just like 1964, Neil Crompton has come up with the winner and takes home the gold medal today.

I'll take pity on everybody else and reveal that, as opposed to my usual method, the answer has nothing to do with the players' surnames.

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Dee Zephyr has come home with a late run to claim third.

The answer is that all these players won their first premiership playing for their second club.

Given the general lack of interest in today's quiz, I'll hold over some others I have prepared for a later date.

Thank you to those who did participate.

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4 minutes ago, Demonstone said:

 

Given the general lack of interest in today's quiz, I'll hold over some others I have prepared for a later date.

Thank you to those who did participate.

IMHO it’s not a general lack of interest. It’s that they’re too bloody hard. 🥴

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10 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

IMHO it’s not a general lack of interest. It’s that they’re too bloody hard. 🥴

WCW, i have never been close with any of the previous brain teaser's - so probably not too hard if i can get it. Probably just luck on my part.

This is how my brain works - looked at the names and immediately thought aha, famous cross dressers!

But based on my past record of success, I thought I'd better have a back up option. So i looked up the first name (Hogg) and read that he had been delisted, went to another club, and won a premiership. Thought that might be a more likely choice than my first option, so I went with it.

WCW, i find all these teasers impossible to solve, but just got lucky this time.

 

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43 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

WCW, i have never been close with any of the previous brain teaser's - so probably not too hard if i can get it. Probably just luck on my part.

This is how my brain works - looked at the names and immediately thought aha, famous cross dressers!

But based on my past record of success, I thought I'd better have a back up option. So i looked up the first name (Hogg) and read that he had been delisted, went to another club, and won a premiership. Thought that might be a more likely choice than my first option, so I went with it.

WCW, i find all these teasers impossible to solve, but just got lucky this time.

 

Don’t sell yourself short, NC. That’s not a matter of getting lucky at all. You thought laterally which is how these things are usually worked out. Good job! 

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And @Demonstone, I presume including Messrs Brown, Hibberd, Langdon, Lever and May would have made it a real dead giveaway?

Would 5 be a record too, btw? In the AFL era at least? Would Tomlinson have made sure of it?

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13 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

And @Demonstone, I presume including Messrs Brown, Hibberd, Langdon, Lever and May would have made it a real dead giveaway?

Would 5 be a record too, btw? In the AFL era at least? Would Tomlinson have made sure of it?

I bet that is a record, TR-A’B!
Five is substantial. It’s not much under a quarter of the players. 

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44 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

Would 5 be a record too, btw?

Hawthorn had seven (!) in 2015 - McEvoy, Lake, Frawley, Gunston, Hale, Gibson and Burgoyne.*

Richmond had six in 2017 - Houli, Prestia, Nankervis, Townsend, Caddy and Grigg, as did Sydney in 2012 - Mumford, Kennedy, Richards, Mattner, Morton and Shaw.   

* Strike Burgoyne off that list - he played in Port's flag in 2004 before his Hawthorn career.

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1 hour ago, Demonstone said:

Hawthorn had seven (!) in 2015 - McEvoy, Lake, Frawley, Gunston, Hale, Gibson and Burgoyne.*

Richmond had six in 2017 - Houli, Prestia, Nankervis, Townsend, Caddy and Grigg, as did Sydney in 2012 - Mumford, Kennedy, Richards, Mattner, Morton and Shaw.   

* Strike Burgoyne off that list - he played in Port's flag in 2004 before his Hawthorn career.

Well done! Crikey!

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