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Rd 8, 1996 : Fitzroy 16.11.107 def Fremantle 11.10.76 @ E.J. Whitten Oval

Discussion in 'Fitzroy Football Club' started by Mobbenfuhrer, Mar 6, 2001.

Put it out there
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Where were you when we beat Freo?

  1. Cheer Squad

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  2. Inner outer, in front of Whitten Stand

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  3. Behind north goals

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  4. North pocket/flank near the beer caravan

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  5. Outer wing, near the box on stilts

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  6. South flank, outer

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  7. Behind south goals

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  8. South flank, in front of social club stand

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  9. Social Club stand

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  10. Whitten Stand

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  1. Mobbenfuhrer

    Mobbenfuhrer A Large Portion, Yes

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    This is what I wrote back in 1996, about our last win, being against Freo. Bear with me, its long, and there's a heap of in-jokes :

    FITZROY vs FREMANTLE

    Up until that fateful weekend, I had toned down on the drinking,
    and had only utilised Saturday nights for sessions. But last week
    one friend (Carlton supporter) was on her way overseas, we had to
    wish her well (and make sure she was, in all actuality, finally
    p**sing off). So on Thursday I rolled up to Cha Chi's Mexican
    restaurant in Nicholson Street. It wasn't really in Nicholson
    Street it was on Nicholson Street. Or beside Nicholson Street.

    There I reacquainted myself with an old buddy called Midouri
    Marguerita, two jugs full, to be exact, my one and only cocktail
    love (although Chris Mainwaring has offered on various occasions
    to extend that genre of my social set). I also indulged in some
    Mexican food - after purchasing a bar heater on Wednesday, I ate
    a fajita on Thursday. Lots of chilli, two of some so big I was
    expecting them to walk down the stairs in pyjamas.

    After surri surrupt serrupt blatently stealing everybody's
    serviette from the table, I managed to complete that meal, and
    after a bit of idle banter I was back on my way home. Hopefully a
    good night's sleep would see me fit for the next day.

    It did, but the next day was a little more depraved than the
    last. I met my sister Laurel (Collingwood supporter), and boarded
    a train at Murrumbeena (ancient aboriginal phrase meaning 'place
    where the Murrumbeenas are'). From there it was into the city
    (the train, that is, not the Murrumbeena). We ignited at
    Flinder's Street, and walked to Mother's Bar.

    Downstairs, mates Rob (Footscray supporter) and John
    (football-adverse person) were awaiting. Rob had already
    repainted the toilet, and John being an employee at the bar, had
    been paid two spirits (Casper & Zuul) to return it to it's
    original state. Shortly after Davo the Hook (congratulations for
    ruining your life, you idiot) arrived, and then Trev (Saint Kilda
    supporter) made his appearance. We were so primed we could even drink
    the beer that Bill (Essendon supporter) serves.

    Other arrivals during the evening included Pete (support in
    question), Cam, John, Bryan, Scotty (from Telecom Mobilenet),
    Nicole, Jodie, Dermott (great fan of limericks), Alistair
    (Hawthorn supporter), Bel and Tony (Adelaide supporter). I
    seriously cannot remember whether we left early or if the pub
    closed, but our next step was for a portion of us to juxtapose
    our unworthy selves into the Carlton Club. Trev was unsuccessful
    at gaining entry, and everybody had different views on why this
    occurred. Some thought he may have appeared overly intoxicated.
    Wrong. Some were of the opinion that he had a bad name from being
    there before. Wronger. Others again argued the arguable argument
    that he had said something silly on our arrival to the man who
    had only had the hook in about a week. Wrongest.

    The fact is, the Carlton Club does have a little bit of a
    reputation for simple scuffles and worse kerfuffles. Trev being a
    big boy, and looking as though he had once been through Hell and
    not sent any postcards, well, I think the staff are a little
    sizeist in sake of wariness. Seriously, the bouncers were a pack
    of Murrumbeenas.

    This time we were upstairs, and migrated (it was south) to the
    pool room, where a stranger beat about five of us by very narrow
    margins (at pool, that is). The juke box blared, two of Justin
    Murphy's sisters (there's probably a few dozen of them) tried to
    pick up John but were turned down for being post-pubescent. A
    bloke called Bruce gave me about eight conflicting reasons why he
    was skint, and we continued to enjoy ourselves.

    I left around fiveish, ate Hungry Jack's, and caught a taxi home.
    Bryan, also having had enough of the evening, came back and ran
    straight for the couch, complaining about the cold and feeling
    somewhat crookish. I retired unbeaten and was out shortly after.

    Awoke about ten, looked outside, Bryan had done his usual runner
    and left the couch strewn all over the carpet. Sensing the need
    for haste, I bounced from my bed into a pair of jeans (which do
    indeed now stand upright without help, I wish I could be that
    erect that early in the morning) and applied rapidity in my rush
    to get to the footy. Met Cam at Flinders Street, met Scotty and
    John on the train. They advised us of Scotty's recent appointment
    as the Repo Manager for Telstra. Suddenly, we are at West
    Footscray.

    All round good lead up, I reckon.

    At the footy, we perused a seemingly underdone team of Juggers
    show far too little application to do a deed on the Collingwood
    twos. I indulged in a couple of cans of Elevator before dragging
    out my first Melbourne Bitter for the day, the brand of which I
    repeatedly pointed out to boundary rider (?) Neil Kerley.
    Shouldn't he be at Pinnaroo or something?

    A Collingwood player, poor little number 45, had about nine
    billion runs around the boundary line, but still was not utilised
    on the ground itself. We took this unfortunate type under our
    wing immediately, and promised him we'd give him a run if he
    crossed over and played for Adelaide-Brisbane-Carlton-Essendon-
    Fitzroy-Footscray-Fremantle-Geelong-Hawthorn-Melbourne-North
    Melbourne-Richmond-Saint Kilda-Sydney-West Coast Eagles. He did
    get a run later on, and was the catalyst in Collingwood kicking
    right away toward the end of the match.

    A special segment of the MOB, of which I was most definitely not
    a member, tended to pick on one of our blokes all through the
    reserves. Unfortunately, said unfortunate managed to play right
    into their hands, but I'm sure he'll be back to his best form in
    coming weeks, although some even suggested that that was his best
    form. But we did lose that match, and the seconds will have to
    play well against North (or whoever their opponents will be this
    week) to get four points, let's hope they improve. Fuzz was quite
    clearly the best of our team.

    Commendations to the Cheer Squad for the run-through, even if the
    John McCarthy caricature did look a little like that bloke on the
    front page of Mad magazines. On the other hand, Fremantle must
    have left their condom at home, and ran out unhindered by any
    Fire-in-the-Sky type enclosure. It was then that the party began.

    Although we started off well, the Fremantle Gelatis broke back to
    have an early lead at one stage during the first quarter. Joycey
    strained himself again, attempting to get to TWO IDENTICAL KICKS
    THAT WERE'NT ACCURATE ENOUGH FOR HIM TO GET TO WITHOUT STRAINING
    HIMSELF. Murphy got attacked by a vampire, and came off to the
    plasma pit. Then, right in front of our good selves, an unnamed
    mann from Fremantle performed an act better suited to our
    exhibition matches in London. Had Holmer been facing him, I'm
    sure the fellow would have quit footy immediately and gone back
    to belly dancing.

    That made us rather p**sed. Not the MOB, the team. Generally,
    beer and spirits make the MOB p**sed. But a couple of early
    pieces of uncalled for S**tfish brutishness intoxicated Fitzroy
    right off. And then we started to make our ire tell on the
    scoreboard. Our ire ran to the teacher and said "The scoreboard's
    being naughty". As a result, the scoreboard became ticked off,
    and began to tower over the Motherdockers.

    SCOREBOARD (To Gina G's "Ooh, ah, a little bit more")

    Ooh, ah, look at the scoreboard,
    Ooh, ah, look at that score.
    Ooh, ah, look at the scoreboard,
    What the **** are you here for.
    Ooh, ah, look at the scoreboard,
    Ooh, ah, look at that score.
    Ooh, ah, look at the scoreboard,
    Check that out you ****ing *****.

    Our mozzie-size midfielders, some only a couple of games in to
    what will surely become a set of illustrious careers on the
    field, created havoc at centre bounces, while Speedy Molloy
    fulfilled his role as Nana's right-hand man in defence, actually
    defeating his two opponents by playing them from behind. It may
    not have worked against that Welsh b**tard last week, but it was
    a ploy into the hands of which played both Bandy & Oreoli. Sapple
    did the sweeping magnificently in his new attire (looks better
    now, you can see less of his face), and Frankie "No Comment"
    Bizzotto put tears into the eyes of many F**knuckle forays
    forward with his stout "get past me and I'll hunt yer down and
    kill yer" defence. But Speedy was the most inspiring, at one
    stage a wayward Fremantle Easel kick landed amongst a nest of
    both teams' players on the fifty metre line, and the crowd had
    already start to breathe "Jarrod", even though he was about ninth
    from the jack two feet from the ditch. Yeah, he got it, the doubt
    was about how the fans knew he'd be the one to clean up.

    Our forward line was our weakest link. S**thouse Mellington will
    have to start kicking some goals if we're to beat the better
    performers, and last week wasn't good enough. I'm talking about
    the poster. I'm talking about having to juggle marks. I'm talking
    about having to rove off your own lead. I hope Cougah realises
    there's more than a little sarcasm in this. It's alright, Cougs,
    you might just scrape in for a vote from me. Other than Cougah,
    Barks, Krusty and the Broady Boy were amongst a number of strong
    contributors up forward. The latest rumour is that this year's
    State of Origin match between Victoria and the Allies will be
    played at the Calder Park Thunderdome.

    It was hard to fault any of our players, except perhaps Darren
    Holmes for not realising that Peter Mann is from North Melbourne
    and is therefore undoubtedly a king-hitter. Efforts like Primus'
    run and tap along the wing and Bamford's checkside pass to
    teammate Mick Dwyer convinced us that we wouldn't lose this
    match, with or without a Fremantlepiece attempt at a comeback in
    the last quarter. Fellas, it's better than losing. Ain't it?

    Votes :

    9 - Murphy, Carter.
    8 - Molloy, Mellington, Pike, Bamford, Dwyer, Johnson, McCarthy,
    Bizzotto.
    7 - Hawking, Barker, Cassidy, Primus, Dent, Paxman, Morton.
    6 - Clayton.
    3 - McGregor.
    1 - Holmes, Boyd.

    When the only blokes under 5 five votes scored at a rate of 2.5
    votes per quarter (10 for the match, it's not a bad effort from
    the team.

    Pretty well every one of our ugly heads got on telly that night
    (and a few cute heads, too), so we're happy. A kick ensued after
    the match, where I was outplayed by three three-foot high
    opponents and a complete stranger held the other end of the
    session. We moved to the Gelati-car owned by Denis, and screamed
    our way to the pub, having mid-flight conversations with
    neighbouring vehicles, attempting to pick up young nubile
    Richmond-supporter type girls on the way, and getting told off in
    no uncertain terms by the skipper of the ship for asking him too
    many times "Where the f**k are we?"

    Arriving at the hotel, we knew what to expect, the place was
    teeming with folk who I'm sure would not have been there had the
    day been another disgrace for the FFC. Even the media were out in
    full force, made it bloody hard to get to the bar. Because of the
    likely crush, I stayed in the Public until the constitutional
    vote-giving had concluded, then moved into the Social Club.

    We put in a fair session, and left at about closing time. Fletch,
    myself and John threw our weary frames into his little
    Mortonmobile, and went to the Junction Oval. Just for a look
    around, and to inhale the atmosphere.

    For once, even that place seemed satisfied.

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  2. sbagman

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    Love your work Kev.

    I remember going to uni the Monday after wearing my Fitzroy scarf I've had since I was eight, and all these strangers going "carn the Roys!" and "the Roooooooys!" as I passed....

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  3. lioness

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    I used to wear my Roys scarf everywhere, but after that one win, yeah, people kept cheering me on, it was kinda weird, lol. [​IMG] That game is one I will never forget. I will never be able to write such a brilliant piece as Kev's [​IMG] but who knows, maybe tomorrow I will give it a bash. [​IMG]

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  4. Fat Pizza

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    That's what I call a big weekend.

    Did you realise the win over Freo was almost 12 months to the day since our 2nd lst win - that absolute pearler over in Adelaide, when we kicked about 8 goals in the last 11 minutes?
  5. Mobbenfuhrer

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    Yeah, the commentators for that match mentioned it a good dozen times [​IMG]


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  6. lioness

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    I remember that game against the Crows so vividly!!!!!!!! Dad was living in Adelaide at the time, and was listening on the radio, and the TV coverage was delayed half an hour (since it was being played at Footy Park). So he taped the last quarter, I still have it, it's just amazing stuff!!!!!!!! I do remember watching that game, watching the time slip away and getting all despondent, then sitting up and screaming my head off as the comeback began. They'd kicked probably 2 goals when I knew they were gonna get home. [​IMG] We were living in a unit, and the people next door started yellin at me to shut the hell up, I just yelled back 'The Roys are winning, keep it down in there!!!!!!!!' hehehehe. [​IMG] I barely slept that night, I was just so pumped!!!!!!! And I remember seeing that small circle of Roy fans, making sooooooo much noise as the Crow fans left in their droves, and smiling happily. [​IMG] Great memory. [​IMG]

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  7. Mobbenfuhrer

    Mobbenfuhrer A Large Portion, Yes

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    By Christ it was hard to get to the bar of the Albion Charles that evening!

    There was media everywhere. Poor Shadow couldn't even get to the pool table, and Billy's tales of his lawn bowls losses were upstaged.

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  8. Mobbenfuhrer

    Mobbenfuhrer A Large Portion, Yes

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    Where were you when we had that last win in '96?

    Western Oval v Freo. Mellington taking one-handers. Krusty Dwyer passing over his shoulder. Peter Mann everybody's favourite.

    The video of the match shows me standing on one of the dugouts, flag in one hand, tinny in the other. Pure, unadulterated ecstacy.

    Assuming you were at the match, where were you located? Did you get involved in the throng on the ground? Also, did you level any punches at the media in the public bar of the club hotel?
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    ( hoping to get EVERY attendee listed here, as there weren't that many :( )
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    Mobben

    I was stuck in Sydney, and the level of AFL coverage at the time was crap.

    I only found out we won the following day.
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    Oh no! See the angst thread ... you deserve a chapter for yourself!

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    I was almost on the fence in front of the whitten stand only a few metres down from the infamous king hit. After screaming abuse at the dog abley supported by me ma, along bounds John Blackman down the stairs beside us, viens popping out his neck, every drop of blood pulsating to his head. The anger coming out his mouth and the look of a rabid dog (cujo) I was amazed he did not jump the fence to take revenge! I'm sure it passed his mind.
    Ahhh true roys passion
  13. Mobbenfuhrer

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    foreveralion, were you located in the patch of terrace north or south of the race?
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    I know where I was during the match but not sure of where I was at the end of the night. I know I spent some time at the social club though.

    Also know of another 3 who attended but would post here in some family friends.
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    FitzroyRamone, one of the Dutch Bros and myself could be seen wandering around Junction Oval at about 2am after the social club closed.
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    I was a young 13 year old boy that day, on the fence behind the goals at the scoreboard end. Anyone who has the tape look for me behind the goals on the fence with a fitzroy flag, i mainly star in the third quarter when morton and cassidy kicked big goals.
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    Kev I was actually sitiing a box i used all the time but when I was given the kyhber pass, a certain sheila who will remain nameless but starts with Fran sat there so I couldnt.
    I was standing with the cheese and kisses and and some of the magoo players.
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    North. I often think of that day and it makes me smile. My work had kept me away from many a game in those years, and I just happened to be free. It was an amazing feeling, I couldn't believe my luck. I even ran into the folks by accident that day, I didn't know they'd be there. Ahhhhhhh I gotta put on the vid.
    go roy boys
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    John Gent Stand, couple of bays from the wing, 'bout half way back.
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    I can't be precise as to where I was standing but I know I was out on the ground afterwards running around like a headless chook.

    What a wonderful day it was. What a tragedy it was our last win.
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    i was behind south goals (pocket) hurling non stop abuse at that dufus reilly. what a dud. he copped an earful from me all day. unfortunately holmseys kinghit was far from us, however reaction from social club told us it was a low blow. last quarter and we headed to north end to watch mello finish them off.

    onto the ground and spewed out a bit of vitriol. (these days if you run on the ground, you'll be placed in the sleeper within 1 minute by a bunch of chimpanzees in black) too many fun police about.

    a mate living in perth sent me the match on video as it was telecast live in full over there. peter mann is an absolute coward. our little team blessed with youth, had no craig kelly style enforcer to give that dog something worse later in the match.

    a glorious day
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    Although I am a Melb supporter I was also a member of the Roys in their last season (trying to do my bit) I also lived close to the Whitten Oval (in Yarraville)so it was quite convinient to walk home when one was pi$$ed.
    I was standing on the south pocket, outer side near the ambulance gate.

    Now was anybody at the last game at Subiaco.
  23. Mobbenfuhrer

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    I saw the last game at the Fitzroy Club Hotel. I never had, and probably never will have, the money to get myself over to Perth :(
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    Just out of sheer dumb luck I was in Perth for 3 weeks at the end of season 96. I had worked the first weekend, the middle weekend was when my missus was coming over for a romantic rondezvous(sp?), so what else was a bloke to do but take her to the footy.
    I bought 2 dockers members tickets off some cat at the gate for next to nothing , all records were sold out, but my dilligent wife, whilst on a walk to get me a cold bevvy, asked a gatekeeper if he knew where any records were, and he gave up his.
    It now sits as a favourite piece of footy memorabilia.
    A very sad day in footy (i cant imagine losing the team i loved), I will be honest and say i was crying as well.
    I then got lost walking back to the city!!
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    Appreciate your sentiments, RD! A good account and almost sad to read.