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1 hour ago, Demonland said:

 

Thanks for that , watched him playing as a teenager . (Me)  and you dont appreciate  his skill and bravery  at the time  and playing in a weak team . The world is different now  players are full time , earning big dollars  better surfaces, you can watch footy 24/7 . 

 

 

 

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Robbie was simply THE BEST.  

Skills. Left and right.  Pace. Evasive.  Determination. Marking.  Goal kicking. Vision. Decision making.  
 

We had dark times through the 70s and 1st half of the 80s. It was tough.  But we all had the number 2 on our jumpers and duffel coats.  It was Robbie that sustained us.  I’d watch the state games v SA and v WA. Robbie was outstanding.  The best amongst the best.  Wow. He was magic even in the company of other greats.  Without doubt the best player I’ve seen in the red and the blue.  That’s how good he was  

Peter Mckenna.  Summed up Robbie in the commentary : 

“ Robbie Flower. He’s a great player. What a player.  The Champ”. 

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I often wonder what he'd be like playing today. He'd be great, of course, but in what way? Playing on the wing, I hope, not HBF ...

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I started following Melbourne in about 1976 when I was 8. One thing I appreciated about Robbie in particular was that he was a recurring champion of the Handball Competition on World of Sport on Sunday mornings. His accuracy on both sides was uncanny. 

it was one of the few times in that era when Melbourne entered a contest with genuine confidence. A huge thrill for this young lad. 

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7 hours ago, whatwhat say what said:

i reckon he'd be a half-back sweeper, reading the play, intercept marking, and providing rebound

sort of like lachie whitfield

Much much much much better than Whitfield.  I like the compatibility but Flower could evade and twist and then burn off opponents. Genuine goalkicker as well. 

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22 hours ago, Demonland said:

 

Much of this on some bog ordinary pitches as well vs this last 20 years or so.

The greatest i've seen in the red & blue

Mercurial on either side made him so hard to play against.

R.I.P. tulip

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He’d be on 5 million a year playing today (plus the 6 Brownlow bonuses he’d have won)

life is just not fair 

petracca to flower - blind turn into space, no look handball for Oliver, runs, kicks to Petracca, fends off daicos into 2055, handball to flower, blind turn, baulk , shows daicos (N) the ball, baulk, bounce on the left, bounce on the right,blind turn from daicos (j), FLOWER BOUNCES AGAIN, HE WON’T! (he will), HE CAN’T! (He can), HE WILL, FLOWER KICKS HIS 5th, THAT’S HIS FLAG IN HIS 400th game 

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