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Blues177

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Big Nick running into the ‘G in the 1973 GF (I think). Possibly 1972. How ripped is Big Nick? My mum use to get the best tix for the games. Close to the teams races.
Once saw a similar photo in the paper or a website. Found it. Did the photo below capture you taking the photo that you posted? Running behind big Nick is Walls, Robertson?, Dickson and Hurst. Its 1972 because Hurst & Robertson did not play in the 73GF.

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Robbo's my hero

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Once saw a similar photo in the paper or a website. Found it. Did the photo below capture you taking the photo that you posted? Running behind big Nick is Walls, Robertson?, Dickson and Hurst. Its 1972 because Hurst & Robertson did not play in the 73GF.

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It’s definitely 1972 then. I didn’t take the photo. It was amongst my mum’s possessions. However in this shot I reckon that’s me (well half of my head, behind the guy in the light shirt) in the top left of the photo.
 

Moody Blue

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Went onto the ground after the game (like 3,000 others) and we all stood at where he kicked it and just shook our heads. Not only the distance, but it went in at goal post height. Two weeks later against Hawthorn he only needs to score a point and kicks it on the full from 15 metres out. Go figure.
That one point PF loss in 1976 still irks. We were by far the best team in the comp that year and went out in straight sets.
 

Moody Blue

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Once saw a similar photo in the paper or a website. Found it. Did the photo below capture you taking the photo that you posted? Running behind big Nick is Walls, Robertson?, Dickson and Hurst. Its 1972 because Hurst & Robertson did not play in the 73GF.

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Armstrong was the key loss in that game. He got appendicitis a few days before the game. He had been in career best form.
 

Blues177

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That one point PF loss in 1976 still irks. We were by far the best team in the comp that year and went out in straight sets.
We lost to Hawthorn in wet conditions the previous week in the second semi but I thought we could knock them off on a dry surface (as we did twice that year) in the grand final.
I was a kid at the time who idolised Jesaulenko and was shattered to lose that prelim. Should have won as we had several shots at goal in the last minutes. Could also have easily ended up in a draw which would have had repercussions for Hawthorn who would have faced the dilemma of not playing for 3 weeks.
 
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