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38 Sedat Sir

Discussion in 'Western Bulldogs' started by littlenails, Jan 14, 2004.

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  1. littlenails

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    Counting Down by player jumper numbers

    First match of pre-season cup
    Friday February 20.
    Western Bulldogs v Richmond.
    Dogs and Tigers to open 2004. The first match of the pre-season competition.

    First match for premiership points
    Sunday 28th March.
    Western Bulldogs v West Coast at Telstra Dome.

    That's 38 days away

    38 Daniel Cross
    38 Douperouzal Bruce
    38 Petraglia
    38 Sedat Sir
    38 Saadi Ghazi

    38 Sedat Sir
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    Height 189
    Weight______84
    Date of Birth __ _6 March 1975
    Years played 1995 to 1998
    Senior Games _____24
    Goals ____0
    Disposals ____156
    Recruited 1993 National Draft pick #54, second pick of just 2 picks.West Coburg/Central Dragons U/18
    Honours Reserves Premiership Player.
    Played for Parkside with his brother in 2003 as Captain.

    Here is a piece on him
    He was of Egyptian background. His ancestors were building pyramids when northern Europeans were just throwing stones at each other.

    The Bulldogs were lucky because Sedat was specialist defender. At the guernsey presentation, they awarded him the number 38 worn with distinction by Bruce Duperouzel and Saadi Ghazi during his second stint at the Whitten.

    Sir had a decent physique for a backman. 188 centimetres tall and 85 kgs.

    The Westerners did not rush Sedat. They gave him two years in the reserves. He developed a reputation as a no frills defender that did every job asked of him. He was a down back kind of bass player. Not a larger than life front man like the David Lee Roth of football. Perhaps because of his ethnic origin, Sedat was quick at helping to build a wall at half back or on the last line of defence. Plus for a kid he was cool as Ice-T in a crisis. He seemed unruffled by feverish activity and chaos and clutter around him. Sir had a bonus at the business end of 1994. He was a member of the Bullies' Reserves Premiership side.

    Sedat made his senior debut in 1995. He had 5 games in the Ones that year. He wasn't the type to rack up 30 disposals over four quarters. But you looked at the stats of his opponents and you realised they'd made a limited contribution. He was able to wear an adversary like a second skin. Sir had superb discipline and great powers of concentration for a fella 20 years old.

    Through 1996, the double S played four senior games. He spent the rest of the season in the seconds doing the Australian Democrats - keeping blokes honest.

    He made 7 senior appearances in 1997. Sedat Sir was at his best in Round 10 against Essendon at the MCG. He kept Blake Caracella under wraps and calmly ran out of defence gathering 10 kicks and 3 marks to feed the dynamic Doggie midfield. The young defender showed he would be intimidated by no one in particular. For example, in the 21st Round of 1998, a night match also v. the Dons at the MCG, Sir stood his ground under intense physical pressure from Jordon Doering and David Calthorpe.

    Sedat had 7 senior games in 1998. He capped his career by playing well in the Bulldogs 1998 Reserves Premiership team. He finished up with 23 senior games and around 100 in the Twos between 1993 and 1998. Sir transferred to VFL team Williamstown where he has kept the backline tight yet calm.

    A man with maturity beyond his years.

    http://www.coodabeens.com.au/dukes_25032000.htm


    38 Daniel Cross
    Current Player we know about.

    38 Douperouzal Bruce
    What's his first name?

    38 Petraglia
    What's his first name?

    38 Saadi Ghazi
    Is this a joke or somebody's real name?

    Who can tell us anything about Sir, Douperouzal and Petraglia?

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  2. desipura

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    How about Gary Barrow, he also wore 38!
  3. Ching

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    This guy (SS) would be in running for captain in our All-Dud team.
    Can't talk about him much becuase I'll get upset.
  4. dogman22

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    Angelo Petraglia, who's biggest claim to fame was appearing on a 1987 Scanlens footy card (which I have)!!

    Lined up in the same team as Zeno Tzatzaris a few times, which cause heartache for commentators and Football Record publishers alike
  5. Dogs 13

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    Bruce Duperouzel
    St Kilda 1974-82 139 games 160 goals. Footscray 1983-84 25 games 24 goals. (b: 21 Apr 1950 174 cms 74 kgs). Claremont An extremely talented rover with great ball skills Duperouzel was particularly dangerous near goals. Recruited from WA club Claremont he topped the Saints' goalkicking in 1974 with 26 goals and was club captain following the retirement of Alex Jesaulenko as a player during the 1981 season. Duperouzel also captained the Saints in 1982. He played cricket for Western Australia.

    Duper came to the Bulldogs when he was way past his best (a policy we seemed to have in those days of giving players from other clubs a superannuation year)

    He was used mainly as an impact player and would generally only play a half.

    I do remember him coming off the bench one day and giving Darren (??) Morgan from Geelong the best shirtfront. Morgan stood there vibrating like a cartoon character before going down.
  6. Captain Sensible

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    Re: Re: 38 Sedat Sir


    Duper was great value for us. Put in some terrific performances. He was a fast bowler far WA.


    Petraglia was also a good performar for us as a permanant forward pocket. He kicked of of the most unusual goals I have ever seen at Windy Hill in '87. The ball bounced in the forward pocket and turned at a right angle and went through-kind've like Nathan Browns effiort against Melnbourne this year but with a bigger turn. It got us going in that match and we came from 5 goals down to win.
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    Ghazi made Williamstowns Team of the century. He had a year at Central Districts in 1990 where his unruly mop bought instant comparisons with Johnny Platten. His SANFL stats(including night series) 25 games 40 goals.
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    Re: Re: Re: 38 Sedat Sir

  9. Sedat!

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    Ching, I hear you loud and clear. I still break out into a cold sweat thinking about him being out-marked in the goal square in Perth by that colossus Chad Morrison in the infamous game where we were 8 goals up at qtr time yet still lost. If Sedat is our All-dud captain, surely Peter Quill would admirable fill the vice captaincy role to perfection.
  10. Ching

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    Disagree Sedat.
    Peter Quill actually played some good games so he was too good for the All-duds.
    Plenty of great vice captains available like Murray Rance, Richard Cousins, Stuart Wigney and Lynton Fitzpatrick

    Might have to do a search for that thread on the alternative team of century that was around about 2 years back.

    As for Angelo Petraglia, he was one of my favourites. Sort of took over from Lally Bamblett and was a pretty good FP.
  11. Sedat!

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    Sorry Ching, I must have missed all of Quilly's good games for our club. My mind is still scarred by some of the great Quill turnovers in the back half. My 2 favourites were against Freo at the Kennel in 1995, when we were clinging onto a 2 point lead, Quill directs traffic to the Hawkins wing, then proceeds to kick short in-board straight to Ben Allen at CHF. Siren goes, Ben Allan's kick falls only 5 metres short. Another gem in 1995 was against Carlton at OO, Quill marks on left defensive 50 at Lygon St end, proceeds to play on back towards goal and then kick it OOF in the right back pocket. Resultant free kick from James Cook (of all people) sails straight through.

    One of my other All-dud vice captaincy possibilities would have to be Todd Curley. He did play some great games for our club, but he too was a great turnover specialist in the back half. He would average at least 1 shocking skill error per game that would giftwrap the opposition a goal.

    Loved Petraglia. He was a real terrior in the wet during 86-87 seasons. Was actually regarded higher than Libba when they played together briefly. Malthouse never gave Libba a sniff. I can still see that afro wearing no.60 bust a gut in the wet and then get summarily dropped the following week if there was even a hint of sunshine.

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  12. Bloody-Redhead

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    Sedat Sir was remarkable....but not perfect...

    We still managed to win some games with him in the side!:eek:
    Who can forget his stellar 97 season. Had Modra kicking 8 on him at Optus, somehow got back into seniors, got suspended for an attempted shirt-front on an Essendon bloke (couldn't do that right either)

    Egyptian? If his ancestors were building Pyramids then he must have been a lower caste, such as football capabilities.

    Still got a reserve premiership in final year though....?

    He wasn't the type to rack up 30 posessions
    Opponents did though....:eek:
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    I read he was of Turkish background (I know it was all the same thing during the Ottoman empire but i do like preciseness (?)

    (Any way say what you like about my posts, today is a great day. I just got caught doing 100 in a 80 zone and the policeman let me off!!!!!!!!!!!) PS I have learnt my lesson

    Remember SPEED KILLS
  14. Dry Rot

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    Re: Re: 38 Sedat Sir

    How much did you pay him? Perhaps his speed gun lacked precision. ;)
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    Re: Re: Re: 38 Sedat Sir

    The police in our state do not accept bribes.

    I just put on my best "Simon the Likeable" smile and he could see I was an honest trustworthy citizen who for the only time in his life had slipped over the speed limit for a second.
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    I thought he was Turkish as well. In fact I can remember reading he was in Istanbul when he heard about being drafted.
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    other ex players to have worn the number38 jumper are ricky symes and one of our current players daniel giansiracusa whenhe first came to the club in 2000.
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    The best thing about there being sedat sir days left today is that tomorrow there will be BERNIE COLLINS days left WOOHOO :D :D :D :D :D .
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    Come on! Surely it would be Ian Rickman day?
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    I dont even know who that guy is :eek: ;) :D , so for me its bernie collins day :D :D .