Individual moments of good and bad from forgotten players

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Paracleet

Emotion is not going to get the job done..
Jun 30, 2011
3,952
6,491
AFL Club
Fremantle
Did someone say Tim Ruffles? I trot this story out every few years: I went to a WAFL game he played in in his first season (Rd 12 2009 Perth v East Perth) and he was on a different level to everyone else out there. He physically looked like somehow one of the under 16s players had been swapped into the game at the last moment, but every time he went near the ball the Royals defenders were visibly panicking. He just had too much speed, agility and judgement of the ball drop to stop him turning the defence with each touch. He ended up kicking 5.3 from 16 possies (kicked a third of the Dees goals himself playing off the hff).

I thought as I was watching ‘sh*t we’ve hit the jackpot’. Unfortunately that tiny frame proved to be as durable as it looked (I.E. not very).
 

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Tbonefreo

Norm Smith Medallist
Feb 13, 2013
5,362
5,886
Wagga
AFL Club
Fremantle
My mate watched a game of footy for the first time with me. It was 2005 against st kilda when we lost by a point.

Scotty Thornton, instead of bouncing the ball, tapped it on the ground with his hand instead and my mate thought it was the funniest thing. Hes like how the hell does he get to the big league without knowing how to bounce the ball??? He was in stitches. Never watched another game
 

ImperialPurple

Matthew Pavlich Medallist
May 26, 2003
21,523
12,054
South Fremantle
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
SFFC, Australian Women's Cricket
Nov 18, 2020
5
4
AFL Club
Fremantle
Have to go back two and a half decades when probably many on here weren't born. It was the club's second game in it's debut 1995 year. Leigh Wardell-Johnson kicks 3 in his debut and got the premature Radar-Johnson nickname. Sadly delisted at the conclusion of the club's debut season playing 11 games kicking 10 goals.
 

masai

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 18, 2002
10,973
6,917
A bay at Rotto
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
East Rottnest
Have to go back two and a half decades when probably many on here weren't born. It was the club's second game in it's debut 1995 year. Leigh Wardell-Johnson kicks 3 in his debut and got the premature Radar-Johnson nickname. Sadly delisted at the conclusion of the club's debut season playing 11 games kicking 10 goals.
What was the reason that Hyphen only lasted one season.

Was it work related like Peter Miller ( Metalurgist ? ).
 

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