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It's kind of funny when your young you don't really notice trends. He did kick 56 or so in 1971 and we had an average year and didn't make the finals. Barass left and big nick changed his role. In 1972 and was more half forward. Kicked 19 goals before the prelim and then kicked 7 in the prelim and 7 in the g/f. I reckon 1971 was his last real year as a full forward apart from the 2 finals on 1972.
Jesaulenko was the full foward in 69, 70 & 71, winning the club's goalkicking with 66, 115 and 56 goals. Brian Kekovich was the FF in 67 & 68 but I think he never played for us after the 68 GF. In 1972 we recruited Greg Kennedy, and this allowed Nicholls to move Jesaulenko. Kennedy kicked a lot of goals but then lost form (selected on the reserve bench in the Prelim and dropped for the GF.) After 73 Jesaulenko also spent time in the centre, before finishing his career (with us) on the half back flank.
 

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From the 1970 segment sensational seventies documentary.

Why was Jezza's 99th goal included instead of his 100th in that Ch 7 footage? Hudson's & Mc Kenna's century was included.

 

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Jesaulenko was the full foward in 69, 70 & 71, winning the club's goalkicking with 66, 115 and 56 goals. Brian Kekovich was the FF in 67 & 68 but I think he never played for us after the 68 GF. In 1972 we recruited Greg Kennedy, and this allowed Nicholls to move Jesaulenko. Kennedy kicked a lot of goals but then lost form (selected on the reserve bench in the Prelim and dropped for the GF.) After 73 Jesaulenko also spent time in the centre, before finishing his career (with us) on the half back flank.
I remember Kekovich he could have been a very good full forward. I think he done a knee which he never recovered from.
 

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Never caught a full recording of even's Big League on youtube until today and the first 40 or so minutes are from a cracker game I attended in late 1983.
We did something similar to top team North the following week at home and had another comeback win. Did we win 6 in a row?
Bosustow punched a North player in the face, got suspended and never played for us again.
Unfortunately we then had to face our nemesis Essendon 2 weeks in a row including the elimination final and we lost both games.
Our horrible midseason slump that season that put us in 8th spot with a bad % about round 15 was costly.
 

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Would have been good if he had stayed as we might have been a chance to get his brother (Slammin Sam)
Midseason 1972 Slamming Sam was suspended by North Melb for the rest of that season because he refused to play in 2 reserves games after he was dropped for poor form.
At that time Sam wanted a clearance to Carlton and stated that he always wanted to play for the blues. North refused to budge and Sam missed the chance to be part of a premiership team that season instead of a wooden spoon.
 
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We did something similar to top team North the following week at home and had another comeback win. Did we win 6 in a row?
Bosustow punched a North player in the face, got suspended and never played for us again.
Unfortunately we then had to face our nemesis Essendon 2 weeks in a row including the elimination final and we lost both games.
Our horrible midseason slump that season that put us in 8th spot with a bad % about round 15 was costly.
Yep, sounds like you recall right. Probably the most even top five sides of that era, Certainly losing Bosustow and one or two others seem to de-rail us, but really it was earlier in season where damage was done and costly as we should not have been that low on ladder with our talent. Hawks best was not as good as ours but just were more solid for more of the season and got the double chance. I went to North game the following week. Was another cracker. We played some sensational entertaining football to get our season back up again but ended up being too late to make the double chance spots.

Hopefully that next round game v North turns up on youtube sometime too.
 
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Carlton's position at the moment and what needs to happen for the blues to make the finals reminds me of 1997 when there were 2 rounds to go.
With 2 rounds to go in '97 we needed to win our last 2 games and about 6 other games to go in our favour.
All the games went our way with the exception of our final game against Richmond at Princes Park when we failed to kick a goal in the last quarter and lost by 2 points. I was there and it was frustrating to watch after we had a handy lead for most of the day.
We missed the finals by half a game and Kernahan played his last game.
 

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Carlton's position at the moment and what needs to happen for the blues to make the finals reminds me of 1997 when there were 2 rounds to go.
With 2 rounds to go in '97 we needed to win our last 2 games and about 6 other games to go in our favour.
All the games went our way with the exception of our final game against Richmond at Princes Park when we failed to kick a goal in the last quarter and lost by 2 points. I was there and it was frustrating to watch after we had a handy lead for most of the day.
We missed the finals by half a game and Kernahan played his last game.

The difference between the teams couldn't be more contrasting though, the current team being young and on the way up, the 97 team was one made up in great part of aging champions at the ends of their careers.
 

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Was a good day up the top deck of the Olympic stand. Still remember the look of horror on mum's face as the handle on her foam esky snapped on the way up the stairs and drinks , lunches, fruit etc rolled all the way down. The day got better though.
I was in the Olympic Stand as well. We must have seen each other.
 

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What were your thoughts at half time?

The reactions of people there must have been amazing to see when Jezza kicked the last goal that bounced thru.

A friend of mine once told me that he knew a Carlton fan who left the game at half time and went home!
You know footy’s a funny game but I would have been hurting at half time.

As luck would have it a Collingwood supporter who I knew from school and football, and his dad, were nearby and giving me heaps during the first half. 121,000 people and we sit within earshot of each other. I never liked the bloke so it made it all the more galling that he was giving me sh*t during the first half.

I’m probably exaggerating but I reckon Carlton kicked 7 unanswered goals in about 10 minutes during the third quarter. The turnaround virtually happened in the blink of an eye. I still remember the goals that Jackson and Walls kicked during that onslaught. They were special.

It then became a battle of wills for forty minutes and it looked like Collingwood might hang on. However Crozza and Jezza had the nerve and talent to break their hearts late in the game. Jezza’s goal still makes me emotional when I see it. The audacity of it. When it went through I dared to believe that we could win the game. I looked over towards my ‘mate’ to make eye contact but he was gone. It sort of sums up Collingwood supporters. Not as passionate as us bluebaggers. There’s no way I ever leave a game before the final siren.
 

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You know footy’s a funny game but I would have been hurting at half time.

As luck would have it a Collingwood supporter who I knew from school and football, and his dad, were nearby and giving me heaps during the first half. 121,000 people and we sit within earshot of each other. I never liked the bloke so it made it all the more galling that he was giving me sh*t during the first half.

I’m probably exaggerating but I reckon Carlton kicked 7 unanswered goals in about 10 minutes during the third quarter. The turnaround virtually happened in the blink of an eye. I still remember the goals that Jackson and Walls kicked during that onslaught. They were special.

It then became a battle of wills for forty minutes and it looked like Collingwood might hang on. However Crozza and Jezza had the nerve and talent to break their hearts late in the game. Jezza’s goal still makes me emotional when I see it. The audacity of it. When it went through I dared to believe that we could win the game. I looked over towards my ‘mate’ to make eye contact but he was gone. It sort of sums up Collingwood supporters. Not as passionate as us bluebaggers. There’s no way I ever leave a game before the final siren.
Not much exaggeration there. Think it was 7 goals in 13 minutes. Syd Jackson kicked the third of them with an amazing snap. 50 years on hey sometimes it seems like yesterday.
 

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Not much exaggeration there. Think it was 7 goals in 13 minutes. Syd Jackson kicked the third of them with an amazing snap. 50 years on hey sometimes it seems like yesterday.
Two quaters that i can remember like it was yesterday are that 3rd quater in the 70GF and the first quater in the 72GF. Both quaters i watched in disbelief.
 

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I remember Kekovich he could have been a very good full forward. I think he done a knee which he never recovered from.
Serious back injury he played through with in the 68 GF. Told to immediately retire by doctors. A great career robbed.

Greg Kennedy had a hard act to follow in Jezza. Critics expected him to kick ten every week. He hurt his back too, and slowly went downhill.
 

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Carlton's position at the moment and what needs to happen for the blues to make the finals reminds me of 1997 when there were 2 rounds to go.
With 2 rounds to go in '97 we needed to win our last 2 games and about 6 other games to go in our favour.
All the games went our way with the exception of our final game against Richmond at Princes Park when we failed to kick a goal in the last quarter and lost by 2 points. I was there and it was frustrating to watch after we had a handy lead for most of the day.
We missed the finals by half a game and Kernahan played his last game.
Ex-Blue Ben Harrison kicked the winning goal with 5 mins remaining.

Kouta's reply a minute later was a couple inches short and touched by a lunging Ashley Prescott.
 

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