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  1. Kevin did that often - my son in law also had the thrill to wear the medal. And for those too young to remember, Kevin was a champion of champions. He was that good.
  2. Even though he is not yet a ghost, his spirit is alive and well at the ground.
  3. Would have been nice to see Woey Jnr in 22. Perhaps he chose not to.
  4. Hope it means that players get only one shot at a disposal - no 360 turns or pretend handballs. In order to be fair, umpires should be lenient to those players who, while complying with this rule, cannot avoid putting the ball out of bounds due to the tackle.
  5. I think they also played at Coburg for at least one year. And WJ, you forgot to include the greatest Lion of all who until recently attended some home games - the still living legend Kevin Murray. Agree on the atmosphere - they are a great club.
  6. It was built in 1937 so by the end of its life the facilities were primitive. No AFL/VFL members - sit or stand anywhere. Hard timber seats and smokers everywhere. Glad it was demolished. Go to see the last game (GF) and attended the first test match in the new stand.
  7. Started going to the footy in the early 60s. Have been to every ground in suburban Melbourne (no Geelong) when they were all much the same mostly standing room in the outer with poor amenities. Sadly (or not) they are all gone. The old MCG (DEES only), Junction Oval (sainters before before Moorabbin), Lakeside Oval (South Melbourne before Sydney), Punt Rd Oval (toiges), Glenferrie Oval (dorks), Victoria Park (filth), Princes Park (lollie blues), Windy Hill (bummers), Western Oval (bullies), Brunswick St Oval (lions before ground sharing with others), Arden St (roos). Waverley Park came later and was was cold, ope,n difficult to get to and barren but we won the 1987 night grand final there so has sweet memories. The old grounds were rough and ready but, so long as the footy was good, we didn't care. We were watching the greatest game on earth.
  8. How did this thread get a title change? Kitty litter?????
  9. Or more likely from hoisting the cup multiple times. Lifting my arms to celebrate Bang! Bang, bang, bang leads to chronic soreness. Long may it last.
  10. Even if Roos did nothing special to improve the club and the playing list, he at least stopped the rot and lent his prestige and reputation to lift the club's profile if not its playing style and record of success. He also brought us Goody. For this we are grateful.
  11. For those of us who waited every day for 57 years, it is not just all, but it is everything. This time with my family. Bang! Bang, bang, bang still chokes me up and Max and Goody lifting the cup does it all over again. This feeling will never go away. GO DEES
  12. Less than one half of football. Greater rate than 186.
  13. To everyone who has replied. I started this thread to gauge supporters reactions to that awful day. The universal response has been that it is history and we now move on as PREMIERS. My hope is that, should we once again pass through a difficult time, this will never be raised again. GO DEES
  14. I have now again watched the most exciting, thrilling and important 7 goals in 57 years of longing and despair. Everything that happened over that period is now at an end. We are PREMIERS. GO DEES
  15. In the grand final, we outscored the doggies by 93 points in a quarter and a half. Extrapolate that for a whole game (not real but for comparison purposes) and that rate of outscoring would equate to 248 points. When it happened to us, we were at the lowest point of our form and ability. OTOH, the doggies were in a GF and streaming until we rose from our lethargy. I reckon that a 93 margin in a quarter and a half in a GF is enough to cancel out the memory of 186. GO DEES
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