Well 1980 I have tried my best to erase from my mind!1980 was shiat as well, got flogged in the GF and a few weeks later Ali got smashed by Holmes, was on FTA television, those days are long gone.
Good thing I wasn't born til 1983. I don't remember anything prior to 1990 lolWell 1980 I have tried my best to erase from my mind!
The 1980 loss had a huge impact on my father he sold the house and packed up the family and we moved to Queensland.
Perhaps in his case 1970,1977 twice and 1979 took it's toll...
RorzzaLike many others I didn't have a choice. My Grandma said you're a collingwood supporter and that was it. Third generation and my daughter is fourth generation.
I remember watching my first game, it was on TV in Alice Springs, 1980 grandfinal. I remember I was extremely disappointed.
Found out many years later my Grandma made a commitment to a cousin before he went off to war. Support CFC until he came back. He never came back AND my Grandma tried her very best to pass that commitment off onto her kids and grand kids. She was quite successful.