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SonofSamsquanch

Rebuilding
Mar 31, 2016
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19,258
Deep South
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Anyone remember a freezing cold day at the ' G v GoDees. Was about 6dg but just soooooo still. Big cold air mass sitting over Melbourne. Was during 17 game streak
I do recall one stinking wet and cold day at the G against carlton. We sat down a few rows from the fence, and when it started to rain everybody except for one dickhead moved back to be under cover. I was in a shitty mood as Carlton were kicking North's arse and I sat alone, in the rain like a drowned water rat for the whole game. Almost every goal kicked by Carlton ended with an image of a lone north supporter looking extremely pissed off flashing up on the scoreboard. That's why I laughed that other night when the ******* thing caught fire and burned down. Served it blood right.
 

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northbergs

Team Captain
Dec 24, 2010
317
741
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
I’m pretty sure you’re referring to Round 4, 2001. Can confirm it’s the coldest I’ve ever felt too.

One of the all time great wins on the road, along with the early 2007 win down there. From memory, was similarly wet without the the floods that diverted traffic away from the highway in 2001.


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northbergs

Team Captain
Dec 24, 2010
317
741
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Continuing on the rain theme, I remember a day at VFL Park in 1986 I think against Fitzroy where it was bucketing down and Phil Krakouer kicked one of the greatest dodging and weaving goals you’ll ever see. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if there was great footage from that day and have rarely seen a replay of it, but wonder if anybody might have access to footage from that day.


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leighlee13

All Australian
Aug 13, 2019
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I’m pretty sure you’re referring to Round 4, 2001. Can confirm it’s the coldest I’ve ever felt too.

We were great wet weather team back in those days and it actually helped us win that day at KP.
 

Grrr

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 16, 2009
8,215
17,906
mildura
AFL Club
Richmond
Have just read the Age article about Dani Laidley and am very proud of our club.
This will be seen as a watershed moment in Australian and a day that our club will be seen as the club that is undeniably leading the way in social Justice.
Good karma coming our way.
Butting in here, but couldn't agree more. Great read, great leadership, always liked Brayshaw. Those photo's of your players, past and present, embracing Laidley are something your club should be very proud of. Good karma indeed, and just good people.
 
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1975

All Australian
Aug 4, 2019
774
2,212
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Butting in here, but couldn't agree more. Great read, great leadership, always like Brayshaw. Those photo's of your players, past and present, embracing Laidley are something your club should be very proud of. Good karma indeed, and just good people.
Thanks Grrr it’s much appreciated.
I know this is a really difficult thing for a lot of the public to process (me included) and for it to be handled in a matter of fact way amongst such a mainstream environment is very uplifting.
 

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