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Which is why we get good odds. Simpkin is @ $101 and Cunners is @ $251 for the Brownlow
Maybe slight overs but realistically we won't win enough games this year for our players to be in genuine contention and Cunners has proven to not be a great vote-getter relative to his output. It would be interesting to see what odd you could get on our players winning a Brownlow in the next five years.
 

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I went past a second hand bookshop today and found these two finals records against hawthorn... what happened in 1977 (we lost) and how did we turn it around to beat them 2 weeks later and hold then to 5 goals? I was too young to remember.

The 1994 game was the first finals win (and draw) that I ever attended.

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That 94 win was an absolute classic! Carey was enormous.
 

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I went past a second hand bookshop today and found these two finals records against hawthorn... what happened in 1977 (we lost) and how did we turn it around to beat them 2 weeks later and hold then to 5 goals? I was too young to remember.

The 1994 game was the first finals win (and draw) that I ever attended.

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My first game!
 

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I went past a second hand bookshop today and found these two finals records against hawthorn... what happened in 1977 (we lost) and how did we turn it around to beat them 2 weeks later and hold then to 5 goals? I was too young to remember.

The 1994 game was the first finals win (and draw) that I ever attended.

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Was at the '77 game. Was a wet day at the 'G if remembered correctly and we did not have our best team on the park, one being the great Robbie Smith at full-forward, Craig Davis who was stop gap at best, Jarrot, Terry Moore.
By the time we met them 2 weeks later the hype was over them meeting Collingwood again in the G.F. after a classic 2nd semi-final game, the Hudson return, beating us the previous 2 occasions and us having made 5 changes since the qualifying final.

That '77 prelim is my personal all-time favourite finals win. Beautiful Waverly sunny day ( a first ), classic underdog status, big rivalry, lots of confident Hawk supporters. But we literally wiped the floor with them. They only kicked 3 goals after 1/4 time. Cable gave Matthews a football lesson, Hudson not up to it and we ran and ran and ran. 16.16 not a true reflection of our dominance. Baker kicked 2.6 and 2 out on the full.
Some reasonable footage on you-tube 👍
 

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Was at the '77 game. Was a wet day at the 'G if remembered correctly and we did not have our best team on the park, one being the great Robbie Smith at full-forward, Craig Davis who was stop gap at best, Jarrot, Terry Moore.
By the time we met them 2 weeks later the hype was over them meeting Collingwood again in the G.F. after a classic 2nd semi-final game, the Hudson return, beating us the previous 2 occasions and us having made 5 changes since the qualifying final.

That '77 prelim is my personal all-time favourite finals win. Beautiful Waverly sunny day ( a first ), classic underdog status, big rivalry, lots of confident Hawk supporters. But we literally wiped the floor with them. They only kicked 3 goals after 1/4 time. Cable gave Matthews a football lesson, Hudson not up to it and we ran and ran and ran. 16.16 not a true reflection of our dominance. Baker kicked 2.6 and 2 out on the full.
Some reasonable footage on you-tube 👍
The greatest hiding Leigh Matthews ever copped from anyone.
 

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Was at the '77 game. Was a wet day at the 'G if remembered correctly and we did not have our best team on the park, one being the great Robbie Smith at full-forward, Craig Davis who was stop gap at best, Jarrot, Terry Moore.
By the time we met them 2 weeks later the hype was over them meeting Collingwood again in the G.F. after a classic 2nd semi-final game, the Hudson return, beating us the previous 2 occasions and us having made 5 changes since the qualifying final.

That '77 prelim is my personal all-time favourite finals win. Beautiful Waverly sunny day ( a first ), classic underdog status, big rivalry, lots of confident Hawk supporters. But we literally wiped the floor with them. They only kicked 3 goals after 1/4 time. Cable gave Matthews a football lesson, Hudson not up to it and we ran and ran and ran. 16.16 not a true reflection of our dominance. Baker kicked 2.6 and 2 out on the full.
Some reasonable footage on you-tube 👍
Was at both
Probably sat near you
 

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I went past a second hand bookshop today and found these two finals records against hawthorn... what happened in 1977 (we lost) and how did we turn it around to beat them 2 weeks later and hold then to 5 goals? I was too young to remember.

The 1994 game was the first finals win (and draw) that I ever attended.

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How much was the one on the right?

I have that copy and several other Finals from the late 70’s
 

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Was at the '77 game. Was a wet day at the 'G if remembered correctly and we did not have our best team on the park, one being the great Robbie Smith at full-forward, Craig Davis who was stop gap at best, Jarrot, Terry Moore.
By the time we met them 2 weeks later the hype was over them meeting Collingwood again in the G.F. after a classic 2nd semi-final game, the Hudson return, beating us the previous 2 occasions and us having made 5 changes since the qualifying final.

That '77 prelim is my personal all-time favourite finals win. Beautiful Waverly sunny day ( a first ), classic underdog status, big rivalry, lots of confident Hawk supporters. But we literally wiped the floor with them. They only kicked 3 goals after 1/4 time. Cable gave Matthews a football lesson, Hudson not up to it and we ran and ran and ran. 16.16 not a true reflection of our dominance. Baker kicked 2.6 and 2 out on the full.
Some reasonable footage on you-tube 👍
Love hearing this stuff mate.
 

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Goes back a ways but great era for the purists.
3. Cable B.O.G. Would have given all 3 just for his handballing !
2. Johnny Byrne.
1. Tanner. Set up the game.

H.M. Baker mightta got the 3 if he'd kicked straight.
Am I right in thinking Cable was Boomer ground coverage and evasion combined with Cunnington handball plus general skills up a notch on either of them?
 

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Am I right in thinking Cable was Boomer ground coverage and evasion combined with Cunnington handball plus general skills up a notch on either of them?

Close. Throw in a bit of Jimmy & Phil too.
Got to the right spots, spin on a sixpence and punch out a 20 metre handball to a teammate running full pelt and hit him on the chest. Couple to Blight that '77 prelim and the over the head, no-look to Alves will never leave my memory. Watch between the 2.30 - 3.00 minute mark.
 

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Galloping around at training this morning, St. Kilda barracking team mates getting into me for their win. Seriously boys, it's February!! I just laughed and told them they had signed Mason Wood. They seemed excited actually hahahaha
 

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Galloping around at training this morning, St. Kilda barracking team mates getting into me for their win. Seriously boys, it's February!! I just laughed and told them they had signed Mason Wood. They seemed excited actually hahahaha
When your last flag signified the shift to a decimal currency you gotta find the little things in life to celebrate.
 

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I went past a second hand bookshop today and found these two finals records against hawthorn... what happened in 1977 (we lost) and how did we turn it around to beat them 2 weeks later and hold then to 5 goals? I was too young to remember.

The 1994 game was the first finals win (and draw) that I ever attended.

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still remember driving home from work screaming for kingy to kick that shot in the dying seconds of normal time, bloody lucky we smashed em in the extra time.
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