Key position allrounders from the past

Turnover

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Oh yes it did indeed.

The sheer joyous smile when he kicked that goal...so good.

I can picture it now sitting up high in the that old stand behind the goals city end ...Billlllllyyyy yes!!!! Lol
Weston was a good move aswell, according to Lou especially.
 

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Turnover

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An absolute gem of a player.

Silky smooth, courageous and tough as all ####.
Yep, him and bassato. Bradley and sticks. Gee Carlton use to nail their recruitment. What happened.
 

Ishikawa

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Chad Cornes or Adam Goodes come to mind for me of the players I grew up watching.
 

JUSTWORK

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Chad Cornes was more than handy in his day, All Australian at CHB and Wing and very capable of pushing forward with 179 Goals
 

Shane Heard

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Yep, him and bassato. Bradley and sticks. Gee Carlton use to nail their recruitment. What happened.
The ####ers had stars on every line ..81’ until 93’ when we ended it..sort of.

Can remember many many games in 80, 81, 82 at VFL park where they would always get us. Princes park no hope. And if I go into my bomber book I’m sure the ####s beat us Windy Hill many times too.

A great club back then.

Now, not so much.
 

Papa G

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The ####ers had stars on every line ..81’ until 93’ when we ended it..sort of.

Can remember many many games in 80, 81, 82 at VFL park where they would always get us. Princes park no hope. And if I go into my bomber book I’m sure the ####s beat us Windy Hill many times too.

A great club back then.

Now, not so much.
Essendon weren't bad in that period on the back of SA/WA recruits. Probably the best two at it.
 

Shane Heard

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Weston was a good move aswell, according to Lou especially.
Yes...Richards was on to it that day with his commentary.

“ This is Sheedy’s Premiership”

I’ve got a warm fuzzy feeling just thinking about it.

In fact, I think I’m going to cry lol
 

Shane Heard

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Essendon weren't bad in that period on the back of SA/WA recruits. Probably the best two at it.

We were lucky...Westy and Duckworth, Budgie who missed out...the footy gods were kind to us.

Oh and of course the great Leon Baker.

Sheedy and Donahue hounded him to come to Windy Hill...thank Christ
 

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Chaisa

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Henderson and Reid two pretty decent recent ones. There was a phase when Harry Taylor was a gun when swung temporarily up forward too.

Glendenning arguably the best IMO.
 

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We were lucky...Westy and Duckworth, Budgie who missed out...the footy gods were kind to us.

Oh and of course the great Leon Baker.

Sheedy and Donahue hounded him to come to Windy Hill...thank Christ
You forgetting Stephen Copping?

Then Sheeds invented Indigenous footballers.......
 

Turnover

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The ####ers had stars on every line ..81’ until 93’ when we ended it..sort of.

Can remember many many games in 80, 81, 82 at VFL park where they would always get us. Princes park no hope. And if I go into my bomber book I’m sure the ####s beat us Windy Hill many times too.

A great club back then.

Now, not so much.
Yeah gotta love the rivalry. Fitzpatrick on the mark when Neale Daniher was dominating @ pp 81, funny stuff. Blues will come back, as will the bombers, in the meantime we are both average.
 

Turnover

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Back to the topic. Chad Cornes was a decent switchman.
 

Chaisa

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Has anyone mentioned Steven Silvagni?
Was he not in the OP?

Though SOS is a weird one. Not that he wasn't a very capable forward, but he was mostly an emergency option as a forward, he was 90% a fullback. Your Grants, Glendinnings, Cornes, etc. played lots of footy at both ends of the grounds.
 

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Even though he copped a lot of criticism Justin Koschitzke won the rising star playing CHB, rucked and played second fiddle to Riewoldt up front with a career best of 48 goals in 2009.
 
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