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  1. Just did some checking Round 7 1966. Barrie Vagg 5 goals 5 behinds.. Demons beat Bombers by 5 goals. Norm Smith was still coaching at that stage. Reminded me a bit of Geoff Tunbridge though I was very young then and can't picture him all that well in my memory-and also a bit like John Northey..elusive and could slot wonderful goals.
  2. Yes the ranks are thickening..reminds me a bit of those times in the past when the development started to pay dividends with players coming through the ranks..e.g Ray Jordon's just one example.
  3. I'm with you Jontee- I thinklyou are right about those names- think they may have become part of the panel when the originals like Bert Deacon, Chicken etc moved on.
  4. Asa matter of interest Vagg, I was doing some research last night on Demon players who moved on to the VFA club Prahran (who I also barracked for). Barrie Vagg was one. He was a favourite of mine. Number 32. Seemed to have taken on a style that reminded me of Geoff Tunbridge (Number 23 in the late 50's I think). I recall one match in 1966-7 when Essendon came to the MCG and were favourites to beat us easily- and we surprised them- including a 4 goal effort from one Barrie Vagg! (The Dons tried both Barry Davis and Alec Epis on him to no avail! Was wondering why you chose Barrie for your Demo
  5. Yes good old Bruce Andrew-I think Bob Skilton was the other player used in those demonstration teaching videos (maybe Ted Whitten too?)-they were very educational- some of the still photos from them were posted up on the noticeboards at my school (CBC St KiIda) back in the early 60's and I used to study them..especially the stab kick. Gee it would be good to see it back again-I'll never forget Billy Goggin taking the tap from Polly Farmer and hitting Doug Wade hard on the chest as he lead out from full forward-on multiple occasions in one final.
  6. Good one Demonstone. Yes he was small- would have been great to see him play- must have been a real champ.
  7. I actually had a conversation with Chicken at the MCG after a game where Ken Emselle kicked a goal over his head to win us the game against Footscray back in the late 60's or very early 70's I think Chicken played for Fitzroy?
  8. Am also remembering some of the panelists - Mike Williamson, Butch Gale, Chicken Smallhorn, Bert Deacon....any others come to mind?
  9. Good memory Damo. Is my memory correct- dod they give out free Pelaco shirts to footy players who came on as guests after the match?
  10. Especially if the game calling is of the last couple of minutes of the '64 Grand Final!
  11. Thanks for the thoughtful replies- some good perspectives and I enjoyed reading your views. You are spot on Loges-LOL- at my older age these time warps pop up every now and then. We relied a lot on radio for VFL coverage back in my day-and they really brought the footy alive even without the visuals. Though we did enjoy Pelaco Inquest with Mike Williamson and the TV replays on a Saturday night before reading the Sporting Globe! If I start rambling and calling Langdon "Bluey Adams" in my posts then I think a cup of warm milk and a pair of slippers and a nap might be needed on my part!
  12. Hi all Am looking forward to seeing these two (Dunkley and Rivers) in the team together at some stage next year. Wondering what others think about the positions and roles they will play and how they will contribute in a game. Interested to hear your analytical responses and also some possible match scenarios for the creatives in the Demonland group. I can already hear the voices Of Mike Williamson, Phil Webb Jack Dyer and others commentating on some of those scenarios! Thanks in advance.
  13. I seem to remember he played some handy games at centre half forward too.
  14. Pick 42 would have been nice to have kept. Still not sure why we gave that to the Hawks. Regardless of how we feel about losing Frost I'm not sure we did all that well in other parts of the trade. I suspect it might have been possible to get what we got (Pick 50 and future second rounder etc) and still kept Picks 42 and 61 and future fourth rounder if we were tough enough. I fear we were so anxious to do the deal and weren't strong enough in our negotiations. I reckon having 42, 50 61 might have been quite fruitful for us. Thats my feelings anyway..interested to hear what others think. Have
  15. Plenty of love here. Those were wonderful years and he was a key part. Thx FarND
  16. Thanks 58'er..some good memories there. Thanks everyone for contributing to this thread..bringing back good memories and filling in lots of gaps for me.
  17. Yes Matt Whelan......and Derek Feldman-Number 28. Solid back pocket. His brother Rick played HFF No 39 Phil Roden( 3 games). Clint Bizzell seemed to be shifted around a bit for us..up forward then down back..but i think did play at full back or in the pocket too on occasions. Bernie Massey and Tassie Johnson might have been a bit of a conundrum for the selectors. Round 1 in 1964 Had Bernie at full back and Tassie Johnson first ruck. Oh yes..Spud Dullard..remember him well..think he also might have worn no 28?
  18. Hi Bush Demon..yes I had heard that too. Barassi never denies contact..but is adamnant that he was trying to punch the ball out of Dean's arms and made incidental contact with his chest near his throat..if there was any contact with the face or head Ron never felt it and was sure it never happened. Not having been there, I'm guessing ... but based on all that if it there was facial contact, and it was not a fist as Barassi says, who knows.... it might only have been an incidental brush with his arm as his fist was punching the ball and chest. ..certainly not a direct fist or punch to the hea
  19. Yes thanks Dieter..my poor expression.:)
  20. Good memories there Dieter! They were wonderful days to be young and watching a great side with a coach like Norm and captains in Beckwith and Barassi!
  21. Yes Dieter..a great back pocket--handy up forward before that too. I seem to remember he played some of his early games on a wing before Norm Smith used him in a forward pocket or as a "decoy" full forward before his days in the back pocket. Norm Smith seemed to like that style of full forward with players like Alan Rowarth.(2)..not all that tall . Was the great Athol Webb similar?.. I remember him playing and kicking heaps of goals-had a feeling he too was not overly tall. From memory they were good leads or freed up the goal square for talls like big Bob Johnson? Norm Smith did a have a st
  22. Good one Neil Crompton. Am I right in saying he played the first half of his career on a half back flank before moving to the back pocket around the time he was captain? I seem to remember him being knocked out by a stray Justin Madden arm in an Essendon-Melbourne game at the MCG when he was on the HBFlank before becoming a great back pocket?
  23. Yes Laurie Fowler -top Player Fork 'em...From Richmond originally? Did he also ruck rove for a while? Was wondering whether Denis Clark played a short stint there in his later career after his centre line career or is my mind wrong on that one?
  24. Some good ones there '55! Just remembered Matthew Febey too. Trying hard to think of the mid late 60;'s and the 1970's....?
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