Norm Smith Medallist
- Apr 23, 2013
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
- Cleveland Indians
All correct old mate except Wee Georgie was lucky to get off. Was at that game , Georgie came in to more than fly the flag after Bert Thornley smashed Pagnocolo .Great post Dogwatch. One other Bulldog story worthy of inclusion, imo, is the 1969 Brownlow involving Bulldog George Bisset. The 1969 Brownlow was won by Fitzroy's Kevin Murray with 19 votes with Bisset second on 18 votes. Bisset had a BOG against Carlton ( I think it was) in the final round of the season. Unfortunately he was reported for striking during the game. In those days the umpires were instructed not to give votes to a reported player due to the "fairest" aspect of the award. Bisset was acquitted at the subsequent tribunal hearing but the votes would not be recast and the Brownlow was gone. The then VFL subsequently changed the directive to not give votes to reported players but to late, no Charlie for Georgie. More injustice for the Dogs.
We had a big win that day , I think Bisset kicked 6 , Charlie got 5.
You wouldn’t know it to look at but Georgie was a gun , one greats for this club.