Club History David "Swan" McKay elevated to Carlton Legend status

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sosos

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Apr 5, 2007
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True Carlton champion. Hands of steel, but as graceful as they come. Up there with Blight and Quinlan for the ability to sink slipper into leather. Also one of the bravest players to play for the Navy Blues.

The filthy Richmond dog who broke his jaw has no right to be mentioned in a sentence that includes David McKay.
 

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agro

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Jun 7, 2003
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There is a picture on page 77 of today’s Sunday Herald-Sun in Jon Anderson’s column which purports to be David McKay taking a mark over Ray Card in the 1978 Elimination Final - it looks more like Jezza than David McKay to me - anyone else have an opinion on it.

:think:
 

KennyHuntersBlues

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There is a picture on page 77 of today’s Sunday Herald-Sun in Jon Anderson’s column which purports to be David McKay taking a mark over Ray Card in the 1978 Elimination Final - it looks more like Jezza than David McKay to me - anyone else have an opinion on it.

:think:
Yeah I reckon it was Jezza
Youtube the highlights
Definitely not McKay
 

agro

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no question - buzz took a few rippers over 2 or 3 years - swan took them every game for a dozen or so...............
Also no question that David McKay is criminally underrated in the general football world - 4 Premierships, 250+ games.

Deserves to be considered alongside Peter Knights as one of the greatest marks of the 1970’s.

:thumbsu:
 

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TheKITC

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Mar 7, 2009
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For those with Kayo: https://kayosports.com.au/shows/show-open-mike!2971/season-2019!15931

An interesting tidbit in there about him playing on in the GF against Richmond with a broken jaw. Courtesy of Balme, I think.

Sorry, that's the whole season of Open Mike, you'll need to scroll across to the David McKay episode.
A terrific watch, thanks for pointing that one out! Can't believe I hadn't seen it.

I must admit he is a bit of an unknown to me given the era difference, but he comes across as a learned, considered and humble champion. Looks to have given plenty to our great club over the journey. I'm sure my grandma would have been a big fan and I will ask Johnno next time I have a chat about what Swan was like :thumbsu:
 

OldBlueFan

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Sep 23, 2009
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A terrific watch, thanks for pointing that one out! Can't believe I hadn't seen it.

I must admit he is a bit of an unknown to me given the era difference, but he comes across as a learned, considered and humble champion. Looks to have given plenty to our great club over the journey. I'm sure my grandma would have been a big fan and I will ask Johnno next time I have a chat about what Swan was like :thumbsu:
You're welcome. Yeah, talk to anyone who watched the blues during the seventies and there's enormous respect for Swan. He was a class act, no doubt about it.
 

BigBreakfast

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Sep 19, 2019
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You're welcome. Yeah, talk to anyone who watched the blues during the seventies and there's enormous respect for Swan. He was a class act, no doubt about it.
I have watched the Open Mike series, or listened, a few times and this is one of my favourites.
 

thylacine60

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I've seen that same shot from the back - bruce of course - hart heading into the turf, thug balm, front player has 5 on his back so must be rex hunt - the other blue not sure......
 

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