Club History 1984 Grand Final 4th Qrt Analysis

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srobbo

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I’ve watched a lot of early 80s Essendon on YT and he was electric. Not just a goalsneak but also capable of large disposal numbers and a tough little nugget too. I’d have thought he’d have been perfect in that 84 GF. Not trying to belittle Frankie Dunnell, but gee, his spot was there for the taking I reckon. Budgie had 25 touches in the lost 83 GF and had 23 touches in the 84 prelim.

In fact, this is his finals contribution leading up to the 84 GF;

81 Elim: 29 disposals, 7 marks, 1 goal
82 Elim: 25, 3, 2
83 Elim: 19, 6, 1
83 Semi: 24, 4, 3
83 Prelim: 23, 3, 2
83 GF: 25, 3, 0
84 Prelim: 23, 1, 1
He has far more ammunition in his right to feel aggrieved than Derek Kickett ever had.

Was only 8 at the time but remember being disappointed but not surprised budgie crossed over to the dogs in 85. He’d put up a decent year too & thought he & the dogs would’ve given us fits had they have beaten the Hawks in the prelim.
 

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