- Oct 3, 2010
- AFL Club
wish we had a Barry Gill playing for us now.
Played in the 1968 premiership team. Brother John was a good player for the Blues as well. My memory is that John was the better player but Barry ended up with a flag and his name on the locker with Craig BradleyHe was tough as nails and if my memory serves me correct was the only bald player in the VFL in the swinging sixties.
Hmmm, that's my recollection too. I didn't think Barry was great. Just a good ordinary player - a disciplined soldier in a great team.Played in the 1968 premiership team. Brother John was a good player for the Blues as well. My memory is that John was the better player but Barry ended up with a flag and his name on the locker with Craig Bradley
Best thing is he still loves his footy and the Mighty Blues.club would love to get their hands on that - anything from a premiership year is 10 fold collectable........lovely memories, owwk...........
He’d be up for it !!!Crikey, not many survive PC. He must be made of teak. Any risk we can get some boots on him? Move SPS to a wing?
My 90 year old mother is up against it at the moment, they give her about a week, she has said nothing coherent in three weeks except go Blues after our two wins.He’d be up for it !!!
Yep, 12 hours on the operating table, follow up treatment and he didn’t flinch.
All at 81 years old.
Had the chat with him before he made his decision to go ahead with the Op, suggested it might be best just to see out the rest of the innings as best he could.
“fu** that“ he said. I’m living till 100. You’re not getting rid of me that easily.
Have had nearly 4 more bonus years to this point, prick‘s as fit as a fiddle.
That one eventually got my old man.Best thing is he still loves his footy and the Mighty Blues.
Truely blessed to be able to sit down and watch games together.
Nearly lost him 3 or so years ago to pancreatic cancer, tough old bastard had half his guts cut out, chemo & radio and has not looked back. It will more than likely come back and get him one day, but it’s going to have its work cut out catching him.
I love the old f***er.