Just thought I would start a thread that we can add to week to week. Basically it’s about past recollections against the team we are playing in the current week.
So the pies. My first memory was playing them in 1990 at the G, standing in the ponsford stand. We beat them convincingly in round 6, then we played them at VFL park in round 18 I think. Won by a goal after losing Van Der Haar and Watson before quarter time. Funnily enough, they didnt use Monkhorst all game.
Then they smashed us in the semi (thanks Sumich) and GF.
1995 first anzac day, I was there and been to all except last year when nurse called us all in because my wife’s grandfather was dying and ready to go. We rock up to the hospital and he is sitting up, having lunch and talking to us all. Thought it was strange that someone who is about to die (priest was even called). Not only did he pull through, he even made it home at 95.
Wonder what the future dentist is up to now?
Anzac day draw, crazy. Such an empty feeling at the end but looking back, deserved it. Lines at gate 6 went back to jolimont station, gate 12 back to the tennis center bridge. 94,825 got in, about 30,000 locked out. Gates were locked at 1pm, I remember being at the ground when the announcement came over and turned to my dad and said “gonna be a big one today”
1996, robbed by counts Harvey, Kennedy and Goldspink. 21 free kicks to 4 after half time, even the footy show mocked the umpires.
1997, ruined by injuries, Cransberg and Cocky nearly get us the win.
And then not much until 2009 and zaka
Non-anzac day, meh. Carlisle embarrassed Maxwell.