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Old Bear

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  1. Great News Best going around and grew up barracking for us
  2. Glad someone brought up Jordon Lewis He doesn’t get punished enough for 2018
  3. Thought he looked good seems to be very mature and makes few mistakes
  4. Played against a lot of ex VFL players in my Bush Career But the one who worried me the most was the thought of Greg Parke using my back as a step ladder as I filled the gap at CHB as all good ruckman do Greg was one of my hero’s growing up So as you do I tried to shirtfront at him first opportunity Result Free and Goal to Parky
  5. He wasn’t popular at all with the blokes he did National Service with either He was Lucky that Richmond stopped him going to Vietnam
  6. I might be the only one on here happy about this Im in Darwin that week visiting my son who lives there After missing out on the Alice Springs game the last two years I’m very happy
  7. The Oval at Rye has always been known as the MCG of the bush But as it’s a working class Football club how upset would the silvertails at Sorrento be
  8. Need to play Petty Foward or he will turn into OMac
  9. Sorry to say it will be the centre of a Type of civilisation within 20 years Kilometre after kilometre of boring little boxes with no backyards Built in what was once our most fertile farmland
  10. That’s Good because in 30 yrs of bush footy I didn’t do much of anything more than a slow lap before training But still had plenty of injuries glad it wasn’t because I didn’t stretch much
  11. One of my favourites as a kid Often took 2 or 3 bites of the cherry as the commentators of the day often said Great Mark
  12. As a 10 yr old at the time I felt exactly the same At the time it actually split some families as RDB was so popular that some supporters transferred their support to Carlton
  13. Always hoped he would improve but watching him closely at Casey a few times thought he also struggled at that level I think he could have been tried in other positions He never had the confidence to succeed on the last line of defence
  14. Can anyone ever emulate the great ultra team man Pedo Phillip Island B and F they must think he’s Superman down there
  15. I went to all MCG games and a few away games in the early sixties Gallus looked like a natural CHF from memory but like a lot of our big blokes in that era never really took off After reading that story it’s great credit to him that he did as well as he did
  16. Great watching the footage of that game It seems that when we mention the great players of that team John Townsend seems to get forgotten He was such a talented brave rover I remember John Nichols shirtfronting him at the MCG How he got up after that I don’t know
  17. Can play down back if required Port Melbourne premiership player at CHB I was hoping we might have drafted him back then He stood out as being too good for VFL
  18. Loved Geoff Leek looked like my father As a player they called him the Old War Horse great nick name Had a mate who blamed Doug Bigelows commentary for many a Pies loss
  19. 60 yrs for me think I’m nearly done Till next game anyway
  20. Watched Oscar a number of times up close at Casey He wasn’t even up to standard at that level But often was named among the best It amazes me why he has been given so much support Seems a nice guy Gooo and play Golf
  21. Think Tassie played every position possible for a man his size Ruck all the key positions and back and foward pockets A real legend and hero of mine
  22. Grew up walking distance from Barkly Street Got away and went Bush ASAP never thought that I may have been too pretty to stay
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