Toast Chris Grant - A Retrospectus

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Game #17 – Round 17, 1990 vs Collingwood at MCG (29/7/1990)

Kicked 3.1 from 9k, 1hb in 3-point win over the Magpies.

Another folkloric Bulldogs game from this era. Footscray and Collingwood (the eventual premiers) were trading blows in a thrilling final quarter, when Billy "Steve" Kolyniuk audaciously baulked around Graham Wright on the mark to kick a beautiful running goal and give the Doggies the win and Footscray fans the highlight of their year. Bravo!



That game also highlights how sad and disappointing it is that two players with so much potential never fulfilled it for different reasons.

Darren Davies (in probably his best game for us) would only play 2 more games for us (and 2 for Saints in 1991). He was a good player at his best, just struggled with consistency.

And Adrian Campbell looked good at FB, after Wheeler moved him there. Sadly a few weeks later in a reserves final, he did his knee, missed all of 91, struggled in 92, ended up at Melbourne in 93, but was never the same, and his AFL career finished up at that point.
 

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Game #15 – Round 15, 1990 vs Sydney at Western Oval (14/7/1990)

Kicked 4.0 from 6k, 3hb in 16-point win over the Swans.

NSFW: 1990 season higlights presented by Ernie Sigley! Merry Chris-mas!



5:20 - Liberatore handball to McGuiness, handball to Royal, left foot kick to the top of the square - mark Chris Grant.
Those 4 were so instrumental in the club bouncing back from oblivion in 1990. It's a pity Freddie took the lure to go back
to Adelaide in 1991. How handy would he have been in the 92 finals series?
 

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Game #11 – Round 11, 1990 vs Richmond at Western Oval (11/6/1990)

Kicked 1.0 from 5k, 4hb in 14-point win over the Tigers, played on a Monday for some reason.

Some light reading before the main event:

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Always good to relive a victory over the Tigs:

 

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How good was Scott Wynd, geez he was a champion! Another thing that stood out watching that clip was just how good Graham wright was for them.
 

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Game #10 – Round 10, 1990 vs Geelong at Kardinia Park (3/6/1990)

Kicked 4.0 from 9k in 2-point loss to the Cats.

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Elite company.
 

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Game #9 – Round 9, 1990 vs Brisbane at Carrara (26/5/1990)

One of our best, kicking 6.3 from 12k in 69-point win over the Bears.

This game is notable for Danny Del Re's first goal (DDR would go on to kick 139 goals in 62 games for the Scray):

 

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Game #8 – Round 8, 1990 vs Essendon at Western Oval (20/5/1990)

Kicked 0.3 from 7k, 3hb in 19-point loss to the Bombers.

If you'd like to watch some highlights of the match where some Essendon shut-in has done his best to remove the Doggies from the game, go ahead:

 

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