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I am sure there are plenty.

Biffen, Ditterich, Powell.

My favouite was Ted Fidge blindsiding Pants Millane at Waverley.

Couldn't understand why he was picked until Millane went down that day.

Or Ditterich evening up with Russell Crow (Fitzroy) after he bowled over Paul Callery.

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I am sure there are plenty.

What about "Duke" Spalding's bump on Bolton up in Sydney? Apparently dislocated both his shoulders!

Also, Grinter's great bump on Mew in the '87 Prelim.

Spalding landed a great bump on Dipper that game, also. Does anyone know which came first, Spalding on Dipper, or Dipper on Flower? I presume the latter.

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I assume that is Bolton the little bald headed germ ex Geelong. Can't recall it JC.

He whacked Alan Johson at the SCG one day, that may have been the square up.

I ran into Grinter at the tennis this year. We spoke about the 87 prelim saying he really got Mew that day.

We need some Grinter spirit out there at the moment. He was a beauty.

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Sorry, this is pathetic.

No-one's forcing you to read posts which are so far below your intellectual level, Bush Demon.

Hey, Eric, a point about that game where Grinter flattened Mew(fairly).

We had four really tough players in that '87 team, Grinter, Hughes, Spalding and O'Dwyer. O'Dwyer didn't bump people , but he was described as being like a "string bag full of set-squares" as an opponent. Viney was more of a peripheral player at that stage of his career.

This toughness no doubt contributed to the success of that team.

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We had four really tough players in that '87 team, Grinter, Hughes, Spalding and O'Dwyer.

Don't forget Dean Chiron and Jamie Duursma. We had an incredibly tough team who played committed football.

As for Neita's hit on McCabe I reckon it is right up there with the best because not only did he fairly take McCabe out of the game he gathered the ball and kicked the goal. It was an inspirational piece of play where the bump was part of the contest for the ball and not like many other bumps where the object is to merely take the opposition out.

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No-one's forcing you to read posts which are so far below your intellectual level, Bush Demon.

Hey, Eric, a point about that game where Grinter flattened Mew(fairly).

We had four really tough players in that '87 team, Grinter, Hughes, Spalding and O'Dwyer. O'Dwyer didn't bump people , but he was described as being like a "string bag full of set-squares" as an opponent. Viney was more of a peripheral player at that stage of his career.

This toughness no doubt contributed to the success of that team.

Jumping Jack, I have been irate about this issue ever since I noticed the James Hird clip used by one of the posters. Do you celebrate this kind of thing when you socialise with your mates who support other clubs?

Jumping Jack Clennett, i know you go back a long way, further than me. What about Carl Ditterich's unpremeditated violence on anyone going near the ball, what about John Greening being felled behind the ball, what about Neil Balme king-hitting Southby in the (?71 grand final) what about grinter taking out Terry Wallace's teeth in the late 80's? Thank goodness a lot of this stuff has been cleaned up. While you guys drool over the punishment dished out to footballers from other clubs, somewhere someone will be keying in their delight at Daniel Bell being flattened last year.

How you guys can celebrate this cowardly head-hunting blind-sided gutlessness is beyond me. What distinguished aussie rules for me as a kid was that (unlike rugby) it didn't celebrate violence yet permitted body contact if delivered in a fair manner. A lot of the stuff celebrated in this link no doubt involves taking a player out because 1. he got to the ball first; 2. he had the courage to get down low over the ball.

As for the intellectual 'sideswipe', I didn't know that knuckle-dragging was a qualification for posting, but I will re-check the site rules.

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Hey BD, have a look at title of thread, and re-read Fan contribution. Celebrating a shoulder on shoulder bump that dislodged the ball, to the benefit of the bumper and gave an inspirational goal. Best I've seen of an absolutely fair bump that set the tone for attack on the ball. I seem to remember D Schwarz reprising Neita's effort a bit later in the game on somebody else on Members wing.

Fwiw, I don't come from the hairy-chested brigade that decries current day alleged netball tendencies of the game. It's as tough as ever, but they've cleaned out the cowards who masqueraded under a tough guy image.

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Jumping Jack, I have been irate about this issue ever since I noticed the James Hird clip used by one of the posters. Do you celebrate this kind of thing when you socialise with your mates who support other clubs?

Jumping Jack Clennett, i know you go back a long way, further than me. What about Carl Ditterich's unpremeditated violence on anyone going near the ball, what about John Greening being felled behind the ball, what about Neil Balme king-hitting Southby in the (?71 grand final) what about grinter taking out Terry Wallace's teeth in the late 80's? Thank goodness a lot of this stuff has been cleaned up. While you guys drool over the punishment dished out to footballers from other clubs, somewhere someone will be keying in their delight at Daniel Bell being flattened last year.

How you guys can celebrate this cowardly head-hunting blind-sided gutlessness is beyond me. What distinguished aussie rules for me as a kid was that (unlike rugby) it didn't celebrate violence yet permitted body contact if delivered in a fair manner. A lot of the stuff celebrated in this link no doubt involves taking a player out because 1. he got to the ball first; 2. he had the courage to get down low over the ball.

As for the intellectual 'sideswipe', I didn't know that knuckle-dragging was a qualification for posting, but I will re-check the site rules.

Mate, the Neitz hit on McCabe gave him a goal opportunity and really fired up the side and the crowd. It was a great moment and it was totally fair. Same can be said for the Elimination final-Whelan hit on James Hird that Trapper Johnstone gathered up and goaled from 50. Great moments that the AFL should be ashamed of themselves for trying to faze out of the game so that 'the mothers' of Australia don't complain.

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In my mind, I would rellish a big hit on Judd but I know if he was carried off I'd feel sick. We often see some rough stuff and wish it would go further but when I see tapes of the all in brawls and king hits that used to go on in football I'm just horrified. I can't believe that used to be the norm. I applaud the AFL for wiping it out. Bush Demon has every right to state his piece. If the title said Great Racist Football Taunts, would you say to Bush Demon "Well you saw the title, you didn't have to read it."? I'm all for the hip & sholder but I don't want some kids mother having to watch her son srrounded by medical staff. - not one of the Demon players and not anyone else's.

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Jumping Jack, I have been irate about this issue ever since I noticed the James Hird clip used by one of the posters. Do you celebrate this kind of thing when you socialise with your mates who support other clubs?

Oh you mean this one

Really gave our side a spark that day and set up a beautiful TJ goal.

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Hey BD, have a look at title of thread, and re-read Fan contribution. Celebrating a shoulder on shoulder bump that dislodged the ball, to the benefit of the bumper and gave an inspirational goal. Best I've seen of an absolutely fair bump that set the tone for attack on the ball. I seem to remember D Schwarz reprising Neita's effort a bit later in the game on somebody else on Members wing.

Fwiw, I don't come from the hairy-chested brigade that decries current day alleged netball tendencies of the game. It's as tough as ever, but they've cleaned out the cowards who masqueraded under a tough guy image.

Spot on Tim.

BD if you can't distinguish between the cowardly acts of thuggery (which I hate) and the acts of courage and bravery that occasionally leave a player hurt you're watching the wrong game. Neitz on McCabe was a wonderful example of the latter.

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Spot on Tim.

BD if you can't distinguish between the cowardly acts of thuggery (which I hate) and the acts of courage and bravery that occasionally leave a player hurt you're watching the wrong game. Neitz on McCabe was a wonderful example of the latter.

The hit on Hird remains a low act. Hird is a ball player and that's how teams typically try to neutralise him, garnished of course with "hip and shoulder bla bla bla" justifications.

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The hit on Hird remains a low act. Hird is a ball player and that's how teams typically try to neutralise him, garnished of course with "hip and shoulder bla bla bla" justifications.

Can somebody tell what rule(s) wheels actually broke in order for his bump on Hird to be considered dirty?? Ball,s within 5 metres, bumped him in the side and below the shoulder and no part of wheels" arm makes contact with Hird's head, infact, for someone to actually be able to deliver such an effective bump cleanly takes skill rather than being an act of thuggery, plus moments like as well as Tavis' goal seconds later are what makes people jump out of their seats and roar( or usually in all too many of our fan's case, continue sitting while giving a quiet and polite little golf clap!!!)- Bush Demon- you need to lighten up dude!!

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I didn't know that knuckle-dragging was a qualification for posting, but I will re-check the site rules.

Hey, Bushy, it's the "Knuckle-dragger" here.

Where were you on May 7th last year when I posted about "Pickett's vicious tackle" on Cornes? I guess that's too far back. You probably were barracking for Collingwood then!

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No-one's forcing you to read posts which are so far below your intellectual level, Bush Demon.

Hey, Eric, a point about that game where Grinter flattened Mew(fairly).

We had four really tough players in that '87 team, Grinter, Hughes, Spalding and O'Dwyer. O'Dwyer didn't bump people , but he was described as being like a "string bag full of set-squares" as an opponent. Viney was more of a peripheral player at that stage of his career.

This toughness no doubt contributed to the success of that team.

Northey's teams won close games and were never intimidated. Tjey \were a great team to support.

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The hit on Hird remains a low act. Hird is a ball player and that's how teams typically try to neutralise him, garnished of course with "hip and shoulder bla bla bla" justifications.

And it's a low act because....? What, the golden boy not allowed to be tackled or bumped? Perhaps Wheels should have cleared a path for him. Or just a "nice" push to James on the upper arm to let him know you're there, Wheels?

Suggest you look at the work of Hird's teammates in the 2000 GF if you want some guidance on "low act".

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And it's a low act because....? What, the golden boy not allowed to be tackled or bumped? Perhaps Wheels should have cleared a path for him. Or just a "nice" push to James on the upper arm to let him know you're there, Wheels?

Suggest you look at the work of Hird's teammates in the 2000 GF if you want some guidance on "low act".

Spot on Tim !!!

Having Wheels back on board can't come soon enough !!!

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