After 1999 there is never forgiveness.
After 1968 there is never forgiveness.
And my Dad wasn’t happy in 1947 or with Harry Caspar in 1951.
In 1968 we were lucky to be close. It was only because we kicked straight and they didn’t that we were. They were a better side than us that year.
Can’t say much about 1947 and 1951. Was one of those the one where we had baked the premiership cake? Serves us right.
Everyone. See point 3
How the rookie-list replacements will work
Pre-season list changes (Dec 1, 2018 to Mar 15, 2019)
- Clubs that have a rookie list spot available can now utilise it by signing a player during this period.
- To be eligible, players must have previously nominated for the NAB AFL National Draft or previously been on the list of an AFL club.
- If a club suffers an injury or retirement, a list spot can be created by placing a player on an inactive list, and they can now be replaced by a rookie player.
- Clubs must have the available salary cap for that player as per the current AFL rules
What about the push in the back to Alan Noonan in the dying minutes?
And why didn’t Geoff Blethyn pass it in the dying minutes?
We could have won it.
Since then I have hated the Blues
In his defence, Geoff Blethyn was inexperienced and rushed into the team to cover for Ken Fraser, acknowledged then and since as a Champion of Essendon.
That push in the back to Alan Noonan that was not paid effectively lost us that flag.
■■■■■■ maggots. They also cost us the 1951 flag referred to by AN_10 above when Harry Caspar whacked John Coleman all day with no repercussion from the maggot. But when eventually JC retaliated, he was reported and duly suspended.
1947 was when one of their clowns snapped over his shoulder with 40 seconds to go to win by a point 13.8 to 11.19 (3 goals different from the ‘99 prelim).
1951 was when Coleman was belted from pillar to post by Caspar and retaliated, copping 4weeks and missing the finals. We lost the granny to Geelong by less than 2 goals.
We got them back in 1993
And how sweet was it!!!
Broke my heart
We were 7 goals better than them that year…just that the only time we proved it was in the Granny.