Analysis Reasons to be Cheerful (2019) - Part One.

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My fondest memories of football all happened in that space between the races. So many characters. The agony. The sit down protest. The ecstacy. Plugger's hundreth and win against Footscray in 1987. Nothing has ever come close to it. Only a premiership will supersede it in my memories. I had a group of mates who weren't saints' supporters who would always be there. They came to watch Plugger, but stayed for the banter and ambience.
Yep. Footy has never been the same. I remember the game when Plugger outmarked Silvagni with minutes to go and 2 points down. He slotted his 10th and Saints beat Blues for first time in the 80s I think. I raised my fist and it hit the roof of the old coaching boxes behind the animal enclosure, broke my third knuckle, hurt like eff but I didn't care, it was going to be a very big night!
 
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Yep. Footy has never been the same. I remember the game when Plugger outmarked Silvagni with minutes to go and 2 points down. He slotted his 10th and Saints beat Blues for first time in the 80s I think. I raised my fist and it hit the roof of the old coaching boxes behind the animal enclosure, broke my third knuckle, hurt like eff but I didn't care, it was going to be a very big night!
And so it was, Ricmel. I couldn't watch the Plugger kick. It was only my mates jumping all over me that signalled his success! Absolute pandemonium! My second favourite AE memory.
 
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Gees I hope your predictions are correct Drake, it would be great to see players like Gresham, Acres Sinclair, Paton, Phillips and Billings starting to earn their keep through the midfield.

I know certain people are less than hopeful about Marshall becoming a full time ruckman, but I believe he has the tools to be exactly that.

I have major concerns in McCartin making it at all Im afraid. I cant see him having a consistent impact at AFL level. He is too slow and far too limited in his movement for a modern day key forward.[/QUOT
I wouldnt write McCartin off just yet.
His injuries may have left him bereft of Self Confidence and Belief.
Some Continuity in game time,hopefully allows him to produce his full potential.
 

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Yep. Footy has never been the same. I remember the game when Plugger outmarked Silvagni with minutes to go and 2 points down. He slotted his 10th and Saints beat Blues for first time in the 80s I think. I raised my fist and it hit the roof of the old coaching boxes behind the animal enclosure, broke my third knuckle, hurt like eff but I didn't care, it was going to be a very big night!
R2 1989. 8 Apr 1989. Brilliant game. Plugger kicked 10.7. 27,796 crammed into Moorabbin.
 

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Was it first time we beat Blues in 80s? If it wasn't the first I reckon it was only the second.
Yes it was only our second win against Carlton in the 80s. We beat them R16 1984 105 pts to 84. A few honourable mentions - 1 point loss R12 1987, 4 point loss R15 1988 and another 1 point loss in the return match in 1989.

1980 R10
Carlton 14.20.104
St Kilda 9.8.62

1980 R21
St Kilda 13.9.87
Carlton 20.16.136

1981 R5
St Kilda 10.13.73
Carlton 19.23.137

1981 R15
Carlton 6.14.50
St Kilda 5.5.35

1982 R6
St Kilda 11.14.80
Carlton 16.22.118

1982 R16
Carlton 21.13.139
St Kilda 9.9.63

1983 R8
St Kilda 12.17.89
Carlton 22.13.145

1983 R19
Carlton 25.18.168
St Kilda 8.13.61

1984 R6
Carlton 15.14.104
St Kilda 13.12.90

1984 R16
St Kilda 16.9.105
Carlton 13.6.84

1985 R2
St Kilda 2.17.29
Carlton 25.19.169

1985 R13
Carlton 20.13.139
St Kilda 16.11.107

1986 R3
St Kilda 10.9.69
Carlton 24.13.157

1986 R14
Carlton 24.19.163
St Kilda 11.10.76

1987 R12
Carlton 12.25.97
St Kilda 14.12.96

1988 R6
Carlton 10.12.72
St Kilda 4.8.32

1988 R15
St Kilda 9.11.65
Carlton 10.9.69

1989 R2
St Kilda 13.18.96
Carlton 13.14.92

1989 R20
Carlton 20.13.133
St Kilda 20.12.132
 

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Was it first time we beat Blues in 80s? If it wasn't the first I reckon it was only the second.
Second from memory!
We beat them at Moorabin on a pretty wet deck in 84 I think!
Remember It well for the engrossing duel between a young Plugger and Bruce Doull!

The Flying Doormat ( now ain't that a wicked nickname ) prob shaded it
But Lockett still kicked 3 or 4 critical goals in the conditions!

Edit Well there you go! dct66 Sandra Sullied me!
Amazing how I remember shit like that, but ask me what I did yesterday
No idea! :think:
 

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Second from memory!
We beat them at Moorabin on a pretty wet deck in 84 I think!
Remember It well for the engrossing duel between a young Plugger and Bruce Doull!

The Flying Doormat ( now ain't that a wicked nickname ) prob shaded it
But Lockett still kicked 3 or 4 critical goals in the conditions!

Edit Well there you go! dct66 Sandra Sullied me!
Amazing how I remember shit like that, but ask me what I did yesterday
No idea! :think:
You did it from memory though Mighty
 

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Yes it was only our second win against Carlton in the 80s. We beat them R16 1984 105 pts to 84. A few honourable mentions - 1 point loss R12 1987, 4 point loss R15 1988 and another 1 point loss in the return match in 1989.

1980 R10
Carlton 14.20.104
St Kilda 9.8.62

1980 R21
St Kilda 13.9.87
Carlton 20.16.136

1981 R5
St Kilda 10.13.73
Carlton 19.23.137

1981 R15
Carlton 6.14.50
St Kilda 5.5.35

1982 R6
St Kilda 11.14.80
Carlton 16.22.118

1982 R16
Carlton 21.13.139
St Kilda 9.9.63

1983 R8
St Kilda 12.17.89
Carlton 22.13.145

1983 R19
Carlton 25.18.168
St Kilda 8.13.61

1984 R6
Carlton 15.14.104
St Kilda 13.12.90

1984 R16
St Kilda 16.9.105
Carlton 13.6.84

1985 R2
St Kilda 2.17.29
Carlton 25.19.169

1985 R13
Carlton 20.13.139
St Kilda 16.11.107

1986 R3
St Kilda 10.9.69
Carlton 24.13.157

1986 R14
Carlton 24.19.163
St Kilda 11.10.76

1987 R12
Carlton 12.25.97
St Kilda 14.12.96

1988 R6
Carlton 10.12.72
St Kilda 4.8.32

1988 R15
St Kilda 9.11.65
Carlton 10.9.69

1989 R2
St Kilda 13.18.96
Carlton 13.14.92

1989 R20
Carlton 20.13.133
St Kilda 20.12.132
Think you've mistaken this thread thread for the reasons to be pissed off thread :p
 

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You did it from memory though Mighty
Cheers dct66!
Nice to be recognised for my useless talent!

That 1 point loss in 87 was at princess park with Tom Alvin kicking the
Winning goal after the siren!
I think the frenetic last quarter with Rocket Rod Owen going berserk he kicked 7 or 8
Went for about 5 hours! :mad:
 
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Cheers dct66!
Nice to be recognised for my useless talent!

That 1 point loss in 87 was at princess park with Tom Alvin kicking the
Winning goal after the siren!
I think the frenetic last quarter with Rocket Rod Owen going berserk he kicked 7 or 8
Went for about 5 hours! :mad:
I remember the game fondly. The 80s were a horrible horrible time for the club, and this was one of two games that gave me cause for real optimism that maybe finally we were going places. Rod Owen was sensational - 7 goals.

The other game might have been Rnd 1 of the same year vs Geelong in which we also lost narrowly, but if my memory serves me right we were up by 41 points during the game. We played out of our skins. Was this Doc's first year ad coach?
 
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I remember the game fondly. The 80s were a horrible horrible time for the club, and this was one of two games that gave me cause for real optimism that maybe finally we were going places. Rod Owen was sensational - 7 goals.

The other game might have been Rnd 1 of the same year vs Geelong in which we also lost narrowly, but if my memory serves me right we were up by 41 points during the game. We played out of our skins. Was this Doc's first year ad coach?
I should really change my Alias. I’m 32 years old and hearing you old boys talk about how painful the 80s were makes me feel I’ve had it pretty bloody good. Mind you, some say last season was one of the worse...
 

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Cheers dct66!
Nice to be recognised for my useless talent!

That 1 point loss in 87 was at princess park with Tom Alvin kicking the
Winning goal after the siren!
I think the frenetic last quarter with Rocket Rod Owen going berserk he kicked 7 or 8
Went for about 5 hours! :mad:
Remember that game well.

The quarter went so long that 95% of the Carlton supporters had already filed out of the ground and boarded trams or driven out of the car park, certain the game was lost.

When the siren went and then the goal was kicked there was basically only us shocked and saddened Saints fans there.

Eerily quiet response to an after siren win by a home team.
 
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I'm pitching a new show to the networks. Risky and the Doc. The hilarious adventures of a frustrated and slightly unhinged stuntman who teams up with a talented but fraudulent doctor to solve crimes. The Doc can frame anyone for a crime, using his DaVinci like drawing skills and photoshop software. He has been targeted to join Vicpol but is loyal to his vulnerable mate. We don't quite ever find out what Risky's special talents are, other than reckless courage and a complete disregard for his safety and that of others. Follow their hilarious japes as they get into all sorts of scrapes. A must watch this summer.
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Sounds somewhat right although Risky is a little less Risky than he used to be , maybe i need a name change
 

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I should really change my Alias. I’m 32 years old and hearing you old boys talk about how painful the 80s were makes me feel I’ve had it pretty bloody good. Mind you, some say last season was one of the worse...
I can’t speak for others but I remember that time quite fondly. I think it was because we were so bad that any sign of positivity was like a beacon in the gloom. Winning was glorious! There was always the next big hope. We kept turning over players and coaches and got back into finals in our own fashion.
I’m obviously biased but I always found saints followers to be a resilient and humorous group. Probably more well rounded human beings than most. I think staring into the abyss and laughing is integral to sticking with the saints long term.
 
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Remember that game well.

The quarter went so long that 95% of the Carlton supporters had already filed out of the ground and boarded trams or driven out of the car park, certain the game was lost.

When the siren went and then the goal was kicked there was basically only us shocked and saddened Saints fans there.

Eerily quiet response to an after siren win by a home team.
IIRC Tommy Alvin was flattened from behind by spud and couldn't take the kick. Up stepped Mil Hanna. He goaled, but I was behind the kick and it just scraped in past the right goalpost. Inches in it. Typical. That was the same year we lost by a goal at Filth Park. I could've had a very rare quinella. I had to wait until 1993, but thanks to a bad injury I missed most of the season, with these two games as rare highlights.
 

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IIRC Tommy Alvin was flattened from behind by spud and couldn't take the kick. Up stepped Mil Hanna. He goaled, but I was behind the kick and it just scraped in past the right goalpost. Inches in it. Typical. That was the same year we lost by a goal at Filth Park. I could've had a very rare quinella. I had to wait until 1993, but thanks to a bad injury I missed most of the season, with these two games as rare highlights.
By Joves you are right Ol boy! :thumbsu:

The rd 2 game in 85 was certainly a highlight! :(
Think the Saints got confused with Rd 2 and the goal thinking we only needed 2! o_O
 

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I should really change my Alias. I’m 32 years old and hearing you old boys talk about how painful the 80s were makes me feel I’ve had it pretty bloody good. Mind you, some say last season was one of the worse...
Trust me, 2018 wasn't that bad in the big scheme of things.
 
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