Let's talk Ports! Part 2

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Magpiespower

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Just catching up with this thread. Must admit that Peckers team along with Westies 1983 are my 2 favourite Oppo teams of all time.
Westies '83 is probably my favourite team of all-time, lol.
Gawd, they were so good. Best (SANFL) one-hit wonder I've ever seen.
They were top late in '82 but then dropped five of their last six games.
Centrals beat Torrens by 20 goals in the last minor round game to pinch their finals spot.
Classic Westies, lmao...

If you put this in perspective though, this was Woodville's and it's supporters finest moment in their entire existence.
Back then, I had one perspective:

PORT RULES - Centrals/Glenelg/Norwood/North/South/Sturt/Torrens/West/Woodville SUCKS

Still, except for the 1st semi, I cheered my arse off for Woodville during the finals (just like pretty much the rest of the state.)
Stephen Nichols was a gun farken.
2.10 in the last quarter against Glenelg in the Prelim, ffs.
Probably would've rolled North in the granny...
 
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I was at woodville oval the day they beat Port by 6 points, I almost marked the footy when Bomber kicked out on the full on the wing.
Hell, I was there that day! Went with my old man and his mad Woodville mate. Cracked the sads that day, too.

"Calm down, it’s only a minor round game! You'd think you won the premiership! See how you go in the finals!"

Nek minnit:

 
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Leading teams lol. Just goes to show you can get paid to do anything these days so long as you can sell the illusion of value to some idiot with a budget.
The best get rich quick scheme I can think of is to start a leadership/teamwork consultancy company and get around running workshops for this exact reason.

Leading teams for our executive at this point in their tenure is laughable but at least I guess it's an acknowledgement that they have an enormous accountability problem that is holding the club back from any sort of success.
 

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The best get rich quick scheme I can think of is to start a leadership/teamwork consultancy company and get around running workshops for this exact reason.

Leading teams for our executive at this point in their tenure is laughable but at least I guess it's an acknowledgement that they have an enormous accountability problem that is holding the club back from any sort of success.
Brian Cunningham does executive coaching. Perhaps they should get him back instead.
 

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Westies '83 is probably my favourite team of all-time, lol.
Gawd, they were so good. Best (SANFL) one-hit wonder I've ever seen.
They were top late in '82 but then dropped five of their last six games.
Centrals beat Torrens by 20 goals in the last minor round game to pinch their finals spot.
Classic Westies, lmao...
Doug Thomas used to recruit every fringe Victorian player he could get his hands on and finally turned out a few good ones that year - I remember Dreher, Borchard, Watson and Peter Meuret who was poached from Woodville via Broken Hill.

Whenever anyone had a dig about all his Victorian recruits he used to thunder 'Our recruiting zone includes Adelaide airport, the West Terrace Cemetery and Marineland! How many recruits do you think we'll get from them?'
 

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Doug Thomas used to recruit every fringe Victorian player he could get his hands on and finally turned out a few good ones that year - I remember Dreher, Borchard, Watson and Peter Meuret who was poached from Woodville via Broken Hill.

Whenever anyone had a dig about all his Victorian recruits he used to thunder 'Our recruiting zone includes Adelaide airport, the West Terrace Cemetery and Marineland! How many recruits do you think we'll get from them?'
Davey Jones and Mr Percival !
 

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Whenever anyone had a dig about all his Victorian recruits he used to thunder 'Our recruiting zone includes Adelaide airport, the West Terrace Cemetery and Marineland! How many recruits do you think we'll get from them?'
The Victorian recruits would have come from the airport, so probably quite a few.
 

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What do you mean? They are going to get Ray Mclean and his guys in and get the executives to go thru their program, get some kid in membership to tell KT what he has to do better?
i found out our old mate David Arnfield is the facilitator, obviously working with LT now, this could have some substance, be more than a token shake-up, we hope
 

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i found out our old mate David Arnfield is the facilitator, obviously working with LT now, this could have some substance, be more than a token shake-up, we hope
So they are coming in to fire up the executives in general management, or the executives in the football department, or the players, or everyone????
 

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Doug Thomas used to recruit every fringe Victorian player he could get his hands on and finally turned out a few good ones that year - I remember Dreher, Borchard, Watson and Peter Meuret who was poached from Woodville via Broken Hill.

Whenever anyone had a dig about all his Victorian recruits he used to thunder 'Our recruiting zone includes Adelaide airport, the West Terrace Cemetery and Marineland! How many recruits do you think we'll get from them?'
Very much on his last legs old Doug Thomas. Know a guy that helps him out a bit and yeah, he won't be around much longer.
 

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Very much on his last legs old Doug Thomas. Know a guy that helps him out a bit and yeah, he won't be around much longer.
He is a great character. The old footy show days were great entertainment with the likes of him, Neil Kerley, Gary Window, Wally May etc. At least they treated KG like an idiot umpire. Not so much Wally, he was too much of a gentleman in the studio.
 

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Very much on his last legs old Doug Thomas. Know a guy that helps him out a bit and yeah, he won't be around much longer.
Actually I'm surprised to learn from your post that he is still around. A bit like Alan McAllister the other day - I thought he was already dead.
 

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Doug Thomas used to recruit every fringe Victorian player he could get his hands on and finally turned out a few good ones that year - I remember Dreher, Borchard, Watson and Peter Meuret who was poached from Woodville via Broken Hill.

Whenever anyone had a dig about all his Victorian recruits he used to thunder 'Our recruiting zone includes Adelaide airport, the West Terrace Cemetery and Marineland! How many recruits do you think we'll get from them?'
I think Craig Williams was another one that year?

When I began my working life in 1983 I was working with him. It amused me how he'd sit at his desk all day chain smoking.

He took time off work during the finals that year and I was constantly fielding phone calls for him from journos looking for a story.
 

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I think Craig Williams was another one that year?

When I began my working life in 1983 I was working with him. It amused me how he'd sit at his desk all day chain smoking.

He took time off work during the finals that year and I was constantly fielding phone calls for him from journos looking for a story.
All-Australian that year. A few Westies blokes had career bests in ‘83. Linder & Luders were two more that come to mind.

Such a potent forward line - they kicked ‘em from everywhere, fmd.

Dat game at Richmond when they came from the clouds in the last ten minutes to beat us by one point and effectively end our season.

Poor ol’ Dexter Kennedy. Moves to Alberton the year Westies break their 22-year premiership drought. Stars in the ‘84 finals but... f@%k.

Also Mark Mickan. Played every game that year but missed the finals thru injury. Dirk de Jong answers Kerls’ SOS call, plays two games and jags a flag.

Fos didn’t mind a country call-up during the finals, either...
 

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What year did you play ??
Actually I lie. It wasn't Samboy Cup (as that was under 15s I think). I was in the under 13's team. Had moved out of that zone by Under 15s and only played school football after that (and probably wouldn't have been good enough any rate).
 
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