Universal Love Down Memory Lane

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HBF was very patiently explaining it all to me while we watched. I had no idea that all the games weren’t televised live or at all in those days. And I hate the score not being on screen at all times.
Such primitive times. If you turned up at the ground & saw the Channel 7 Outside Broadcast vans parked outside, you at least knew we would be on The Big Replay that night. If the Ground Announcer called for spectators to remove scarves, banner, blankets etc from the fence prior to the game, you knew the game was Channel 7's Match of the Day & would be broadcast live outside of Victoria.

One of my fond memories is of the final scores from other grounds being posted on the scoreboard & if Collingwood or Richmond had lost, those spectators still at the ground would let out a huge cheer.
 

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ha! zero.........classic, 78!
Yeah, was going through garage yesterday looking for something else but found this and did amuse me to see I'd written that in there. Not sure If I did it on the day at the grand final or a few days after filling it in watching a replay of grand final at home. I think I was getting out of habit of filling in record about then to keep tabs on goal kickers.
I do not even buy a record anymore when goto the footy but still got plenty from 90's and a few from the 80's.
 

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waverley - shootout against norf - was there.........stood behind sticks' kick as it sailed through and put us on top with a week's rest.............
Must have been near me! For some reason was high up in the Kenneth Luke stand, which was not my normal spot at Arctic Park.
Good game to re-watch as I had a bit of a North connection from going to school with Larkin and Holt (also Passmore, Lisle and Crocker - not bad for a shitty FTG college). Hardwick went there as well. Not sure what happened with me...
Always try to work out who missed out on the GF team. I know Evans got suspended so Murphy came in. Why didn't Sartori play in the flag?
 

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Must have been near me! For some reason was high up in the Kenneth Luke stand, which was not my normal spot at Arctic Park.
Good game to re-watch as I had a bit of a North connection from going to school with Larkin and Holt (also Passmore, Lisle and Crocker - not bad for a shitty FTG college). Hardwick went there as well. Not sure what happened with me...
Always try to work out who missed out on the GF team. I know Evans got suspended so Murphy came in. Why didn't Sartori play in the flag?
Was Sartori even at Carlton in 87. Think he might have come in 1988 ?
I remember our forward line was weird in 87, Maclure retired at end of 86 so Sticks was main key forward in 87 and maybe the others were make shift. Veteran Hunter and Dorotich played in forward line in grand final. Interesting spine actually as Rhys-Jones whom not normally a key position player, played centre half back for day on Dermy as Wallsy wanted that specific match up. Even though we won the grand final, still looks weird to me seeing Dorotich up forward...lol

Yeah, Bernie Evans ,the poor bugger, missed the grand final from suspension. I had a lot of time for Bernie Evans. He deserved to get a premiership medallion but was not to be.
 
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Was Sartori even at Carlton in 87. Think he might have come in 1988 ?
I remember our forward line was weird in 87, Maclure retired at end of 86 so Sticks was main key forward in 87 and maybe the others were make shift. Veteran Hunter and Dorotich played in forward line in grand final. Interesting spine actually as Rhys-Jones whom not normally at key position player, played centre half back for day on Dermy as Wallsy wanted that specific match up. Even though we won the grand final, still looks weird to me seeing Dorotich up forward...lol

Yeah, Bernie Evans ,the poor bugger, missed the grand final from suspension. I had a lot of time for Bernie Evans. He deserved to get a premiership medallion but was not to be.
Sartori definitely there in 87. Kicked 5 in the round 22 game against North. Marked everything that Sticks didn't. Defenders had no idea in that game, even Phil Krakouer was taking contested marks in the goal square.
I guess Warren McKenzie has the medal that is rightfully Sartori's.
Lots of bad luck stories that year. As Peter Dean so eloquently said on the dais. Dessie (English, cancer) Bernie and Motts - with an expletive and a stumble! Loved that. We need some updated versions of dais antics from the current mob!
 

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Sartori definitely there in 87. Kicked 5 in the round 22 game against North. Marked everything that Sticks didn't. Defenders had no idea in that game, even Phil Krakouer was taking contested marks in the goal square.
I guess Warren McKenzie has the medal that is rightfully Sartori's.
Lots of bad luck stories that year. As Peter Dean so eloquently said on the dais. Dessie (English, cancer) Bernie and Motts - with an expletive and a stumble! Loved that. We need some updated versions of dais antics from the current mob!
Yeah, you right about Sartori. I looked up AFL tables and he was playing that year. I was at the semi-final at Waverley Park but do not remember him playing so he must have got injured in the game and not played it out and missed the grand final. Sartori kicked 26 goals when looked it up and young swing man, Silvagni had 24. So look like Dorotich up forward was purely for the grand final due to the Rhys-Jones taking Centre Half Back and SOS, Aitken and Rhy-Jones would have been the talls down back for the game. I assume if Doro did not do enough up forward they probably would have switched Silvagni forward. As it was veteran Kenny Hunter did enough up forward that and Rhys fixed up Dermy it worked a treat even though Dorotich only got one goal himself in the grand final. Shows Doro only kicked 4 for the year. Guess we should give more credit to Wallsy being so versatile in his thinking to back his hunch a temporary change of biggest game of season would work. Rhys-Jones got the Norm Smith Medal.

Was a strange season all round as you reminded with the sad stuff with English and Motts we won the premiership in the end but the journey during the season was really tough emotionally to go through for supporters and even harder on players seeing Motts fight for his life up close and probably most did not think he would live through it.
 
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Yeah, you right about Sartori. I looked up AFL tables and he way playing that year. I was at the semi-final at Waverley Park but do not remember him playing so he must have got injured in the game and not played it out and missed the grand final. Sartori kicked 26 goals when looked it up and young swing man, Silvagni had 24. So look like Dorotich up forward was purely for the grand final due to the Rhys-Jones taking Centre Half Back and SOS, Aitken and Rhy-Jones would have been the talls down back for the game. I assume if Doro did not do enough up forward they probably would have switched Silvagni forward. As it was veteran Kenny Hunter did enough up forward that and Rhys fixed up Dermy it worked a treat even though Dorotich only got one goal himself in the grand final. Shows Doro only kicked 4 for the year.Guess we should give more credit to Wallsy being so versatile in his thinking to back his hunch a temporary change of biggest game of season would work. Rhys-Jones got the Norm Smith Medal.

Was a strange season all round as you reminded with the sad stuff with English and Motts we won the premiership in the end but the journey during the season was really tough emotionally to go through for supporters and even harder on players seeing Motts fight for his life up close and probably most did not think he would live through it.
And to top it all off 31 degrees on grand final day.
 

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Yeah, you right about Sartori. I looked up AFL tables and he way playing that year. I was at the semi-final at Waverley Park but do not remember him playing so he must have got injured in the game and not played it out and missed the grand final. Sartori kicked 26 goals when looked it up and young swing man, Silvagni had 24. So look like Dorotich up forward was purely for the grand final due to the Rhys-Jones taking Centre Half Back and SOS, Aitken and Rhy-Jones would have been the talls down back for the game. I assume if Doro did not do enough up forward they probably would have switched Silvagni forward. As it was veteran Kenny Hunter did enough up forward that and Rhys fixed up Dermy it worked a treat even though Dorotich only got one goal himself in the grand final. Shows Doro only kicked 4 for the year.Guess we should give more credit to Wallsy being so versatile in his thinking to back his hunch a temporary change of biggest game of season would work. Rhys-Jones got the Norm Smith Medal.

Was a strange season all round as you reminded with the sad stuff with English and Motts we won the premiership in the end but the journey during the season was really tough emotionally to go through for supporters and even harder on players seeing Motts fight for his life up close and probably most did not think he would live through it.
The footy gods didn't like us during the year, but from the moment Sticks took the mark on the siren against North, they were with us.
Who knows what would have happened had he missed. The weeks off proved vital on the hot GF day.
Doro obviously went forward into Sartori's spot. As you said, this allowed Rhys to play on Dermy which is what Walls wanted. McKenzie was the back up tall if things went pear shaped.
Great that Motts got through it, and also great that his girl stuck with him all the way.
 

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fu** em...
Clearly remember Russo trying to chase someone on the wing late in the game. He simply could not run properly. Was absolutely plodding. They should have kept the game going for another 6 quarters for our pleasure.
Also Fraser Murphy kicking one late on the run. The game was over, but Sticks with his index finger indicating to everyone "one more, one more".
 

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