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footyfan1978

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 27, 2014
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I must have collected footy cards before I even started watching footy and do not remember it. As I never seen McKenna play and do not even remember how I came to have his footy card as a Carlton player.
 
Jun 8, 2018
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Plenty of these classic names come up in this week's episode, recorded and readily available via the links in our signature.

All Time Twenty-Twos: Odds vs Evens. It's Fab vs Tim, stars on every line and a frivolous (yet fun) battle for the ages.

Have a listen and let us know who got it right, who got it wrong and who you got.
 

Accidental genius

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 4, 2018
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seeing ASOS tear buddy a new one makes me feel good inside, was at this game, the infamous willo staredown, we had just come back from being absolutely pantsd by port at AO. i miss footy x.
That was an impressive display of how a defender should play. Absolutely destroyed them. Amazing how impactful you can be when you have real intent.
 

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Accidental genius

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 4, 2018
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Then he played North in London and hit Clarkson so got reported when already on suspension and got more weeks.
Both deserved it though.
Dom willing to pay the price...as the great John Kennedy himself might say
how much id luv dominator to be in our current team. one of my fav players. im proud of what he did there and in london. clarko deserved worse.
 

BigFrizz36

Club Legend
Mar 20, 2017
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Not very peacenik Accidental.
True story here (I think - if I have my years lined up). The club I played for won the flag in 1986 by 132 points. We were on our end of season trip in Tassie at the casino having a ball when David Rhys Jones and the Dominator sidled up to me to congratulate me (and the club) on our huge win. Clearly the boys had seen them there and teed them up knowing how big a fan I was. Had a few beers with them and they told me that they had escaped Melbourne as Big Jack was pi##sed off at them for bailing out on the game that was being played about the same time v Hawthorn in Japan and that he couldn't find them there. Must admit it was a damn fine feeling having two of the greats of the game come up to congratulate you.
 

Robbo's my hero

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Jun 6, 2007
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I knew about Harry ‘Soapy‘ Vallence when I was knee high to a grasshopper.

My father was a long time Blues supporter and Soapy was one of his heroes. His game was built on strong marking and prodigious kicking. For so many years the answer to Carlton’s greatest goal kicker was Vallence with 722 goals in 204 games. I’ve gone searching for the raw statistics which made him a great of Australian Rules football. Apart from his VFL career he also played in the VFA where he kicked 426 goals in 83 games. Yes that’s 1148 goals in 287 games.

Soapy was a big occasion player and destroyed Collingwood in consecutive seasons. He kicked 11 in the first semi final in 1931 and then repeated that effort in the 1932 preliminary final. Both are records. Equalled but not bettered. Soapy had to wait until his final season to snag a flag (against Collingwood in 1938). He only kicked 1 goal but I reckon he wouldn’t have given his own performance much thought. There’s plenty more of an incredible career if you want to go looking.

One rare fact is that Gary ‘Soapy‘ Vallence captained the Carlton u19s in 1975.

I rubbed shoulders with Harry Vallence on plenty of occasions at Princes Park. He attended Carlton games and could be found in one of the bars in the Social Club. His hair was perfect and he liked a beer. I had known that since I was knee high to a grasshopper.
 

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