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History Ned Kelly - half back flanker

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  1. Sloth

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    THE VFA/VFL has uncovered many stars, but perhaps none greater than Ned Kelly. Williamstown confirmed that Kelly played half a season with it back in 1873. Seagulls president Trevor Monti said in a video commemorating the history of the Williamstown Football Club: ''It is a fact that Ned Kelly did play 11 games for Williamstown in 1873.'' Monti said Kelly, who was named in the Record as Edward (Ned) Kelly, lived in Williamstown from June 1873 to January 1874. He was serving a prison sentence on the hulk Sacramento, at Point Gellibrand. Monti said club records indicated that Kelly was a ''very tough centre half-back'' with ''unconventional tactics''. It is believed Kelly was on track to win the club best and fairest in 1873 but was suspended for six weeks in his final game for headbutting the emergency umpire. In 1928, the club uncovered more evidence of Kelly's time at Williamstown when, while resurfacing the ground, it discovered a prototype of the armour that the bushranger eventually used for the events in Glenrowan. The club has a picture of Kelly's armour in its rooms. ''He is a legend of the Williamstown Football Club, and we're proud to have had Ned Kelly play for this football club,'' Monti said.


    http://www.theage.com.au/sport/legends-of-the-vfavfl-20110618-1g919.html

    WTF??? Kelly buried a prototype of his armour under Williamstown footy ground 7 years before the glenrowan siege?? what drugs are these people smoking?
     

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    WTF?

    Is it the 1st of April or something?
     
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    Someone calling themselves Kelly may have played for Willy in 1873, he was predisposed to attacking authority and during resurfacing an unexplainable piece of iron was found.

    The evidence is irrefutable.:D
     
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    Lol at the armour. There's not enough info there to judge whether it's actually true (there could be a whole lot of other documentation which fits), but why on earth would he be carrying around an early prototype of his armour, and bury it under the ground? Seems very hoax-ish to me.
     
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    Absolute proof that Harry O'Brien is an imposter.
     
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    The Dalai Lama approached Harry to be his ambassador.
    Who's the impostor?
     
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    That's a given.

    There's no way he's from County Clare, let alone Irish.
     
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    Someone played with his willy in 1873. I believe that. "Half-back flanker" is rhyming slang to denote one who is an onanist. Here we are in the 21st century and the same things just keep happening. It seems those who ignore history are condemned to repeat it.
     
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