Closes after next weekend - make Chief laugh (the most) and win a prize!
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Lived in the same street, was selling Vanguards (a car of the 50s), my brother & I waved to him as he was going home, he squirted us with the garden hose when we walked to the beach ... were only kids from up the street, but he was friendly & we loved it, everyone knew Polly, you didnt have to follow East Perth, we didnt.Ah okay, didn't realize that. I wasn't aware he had been ill, I realize he had some financial problems in the past few years, but not health wise.
Hopefully he is now at peace.
Did you ever wqtch him play, he was before my time, but old time footy fans have told me he was a real game changer and an All time Great
10 time club best and fairest!? Who does that?Has sadly passed away aged 84 today
The Western Australian ruckman forged one of the all-time great football careers.7news.com.au
5× WAFL Premiership: 1956, 1958, 1959, 1969, 1971
VFL Premiership: 1963
3× Sandover Medal: 1956, 1957, 1960
7× East Perth Best and Fairest: 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961
2× Geelong Best and Fairest: 1963, 1964
West Perth Best and Fairest: 1969
2× Simpson Medal (Grand Final): 1959, 1969
Geelong Team of the Century
West Perth Team of the Century
East Perth Post War Team of the Century
Tassie Medal: 1956
National Football Carnival Championship: 1961
3× All Australian: 1956, 1958, 1961
2× Simpson Medal (Interstate): 1956, 1961
Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status – (Inaugural Legend)
AFL Team of the Century
Western Australian Team of the Century – (Vice-Captain)
Indigenous Team of the Century – (Captain)
Thanks for the heads up Stephen, I'll check it out.Lived in the same street, was selling Vanguards (a car of the 50s), my brother & I waved to him as he was going home, he squirted us with the garden hose when we walked to the beach ... were only kids from up the street, but he was friendly & we loved it, everyone knew Polly, you didnt have to follow East Perth, we didnt.
Saw him play often, the East Perth side of the mid to late 50s was a power house, handballing to Kevin McGill was the forerunner of the Farmer/Goggin era of the 60s.
Can recommend the book by Stephen Hawke, its on my book shelf:
Wrong time to challenge your earlier remark of Polly & Nick.
His boys Brett & Dean played WAFL footy.