Discussion Rare Long-sleeve Sightings

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Lemon Boi

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Geelong remains one of the few teams to supply longies to their players.
Geelong players of yesteryear to wear the longy include:

Graham “Polly” Farmer, a few occasions in 1962–67
Farmer.jpg


John “Sam” Newman, a few occasions in the 1970s
Newman.jpg


Mark “Jacko” Jackson, Round 12 1984
Jacko 1984 12.png


Corey “Boris” Enright, Round 10 2002
Enright 2002 10.jpg


Steve “Stevie J” Johnson, Round 14 2004
Stevie J 2004 14.jpg


I have also seen Gary Ablett Sr. in a longy around 1986 but could not locate the footage on YouTube. It may be in a highlights video.

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Lemon Boi

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This guernsey was only worn in this match.

Round 2 1996, North Melbourne vs. Footscray
Plain 1996 2.jpg


North Melbourne adopted polyester guernseys in 1996; Round 2 featured this eight-striped guernsey.
By their next home game, in Round 5, they resumed wearing six-striped guernseys.

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Lemon Boi

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The background of that photo looks like it's from a training venue rather than the MCG. Maybe this photo came from another time in the pre-season?
North and Footscray didn’t play each other in the Lightning Premiership or the Ansett Cup that year so I have no idea.

It’s still probably the only time this longy was ever worn, making it a very rare longy.

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Lemon Boi

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Ricky Ponting in a long-sleeve Kangaroos training guernsey, 2002.
Ponting KA.jpg


A lifelong Shinboner, Punter had recently been elevated to the captaincy of the ODI squad.
I would have thought North Melbourne could have supplied him a home guernsey or an away guernsey; but no, a training guernsey.
I then assumed that it was a number 14 guernsey (his ODI shirt number) and that number 14 of the Roos only had a training guernsey with sleeves.
But no; it seems that there was no number 14 playing for the Kangaroos that year.
Odd.

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