It isn’t always other players that hand out the nicknames, Cam Pedersen gave himself one the other week. We were in the spa at the club doing training recovery before a game and someone asked him what position he would be playing on the weekend. Cam said ‘probably CHOG as in centre half off ground’. When asked to explain himself, he reckons he said it because he is always named as an emergency and never makes it into the team. So now, we call him CHOG.
Did Burger and Fries ever get on the coke?Most of my teammates with good nicknames are fairly self explanatory and immature:
Jack Fitzhenry was ‘Jack Fists Henry’
I had a teammate who’s last name was Burgar and his best mate (they went everywhere together) was known as ‘Fries’
Scratcher was always scratcher as a kid in Wynyard, longer before he in got to the VFL. Scratcher is a generational Neal family nick-name.Well before my time but that is a very cool nickname.
Was funny how Louie never settled on one nickname for Peter Bosustow. I remember he called him Mr Magic, Mr Modesty and the Buzz.
For Peter Daicos I remember he called him the Macedonian Marvel. Rod Carter, The Tilt, Rotten Ronnie Andrews, The Flea for Dale Weightman. Scratcher Neal