Winston Abraham

Cyber_punk

Doomer
Feb 16, 2020
225
458
AFL Club
North Melbourne
No, he didn't come to the reunion. Had other commitments.
Pretty sure he turned up.
He’s been spotted in the rooms post game since, similar to Byron. Appeared happy enough mingling with North folk when doing so too.
Hmm, it's just cause I've seen plenty of past players do interviews for the youtube channel, was just watching a Byron one.

Winnie however, has done some media for the Dockers and been seen at their home games but never mentions us. Would be a bit sad if he saw himself more as a 'Docker' than a Kangaroo tbh - 15 was my first number on my jumper as a kid. Might still be very cut up about how the club managed that injury in his last years. Granted, he lives over there though I believe.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
65,438
122,980
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Hmm, it's just cause I've seen plenty of past players do interviews for the youtube channel, was just watching a Byron one.

Winnie however, has done some media for the Dockers and been seen at their home games but never mentions us. Would be a bit sad if he saw himself more as a 'Docker' than a Kangaroo tbh - 15 was my first number on my jumper as a kid. Might still be very cut up about how the club managed that injury in his last years. Granted, he lives over there though I believe.
He still keeps an eye on us but his kids (3 boys, 1 girl) are Freo supporters.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

giantroo

Bleeding Blue and White
Sep 23, 2005
65,438
122,980
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Arsenal, Chicago Bulls
Any idea how many matches for each club he played?

Edit. Just checked....only 70 for us, 38 for Freo.......So sounds like the boys are eligible for Swans academy.
As a past player, Freo give him free memberships every year. North apparently don't.

As for academy, not sure if he falls under Freo's or West Coke's zone.
 

Wels Eicke

All Australian
Sep 13, 2003
733
601
Cairns
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I remember reading about the trade of Anderson for Winnie in the Australian during my lunch break at work.....no internet and trade news in Qld non existant back then. Couldn't believe it, Anderson was a useful player, but I knew Winston was an excitement machine and couldn't wait to see him play. Though his career with us was brief, his highlights are unreal.
 

Wels Eicke

All Australian
Sep 13, 2003
733
601
Cairns
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Also, whilst not his greatest goal, his goal against Adelaide where he picked the ball up at full pace and after stumbling and almost falling three times kicked it around his body on his left has always been my favourite of his. That and Phil Krakouer's goal against Essendon from the boundary in 85' are my two favourite North goals.....(amongst many which I have since forgotten!)
 

The acurate one

Club Legend
Jan 23, 2019
1,953
9,114
AFL Club
North Melbourne
B.Harvey?

On SM-G950F using BigFooty.com mobile app
Yeah plenty of fine footballers over the journey for us, Winnie was a brilliant kick either foot, 65m's wasn't a stretch, could take a hanger as well as anyone. had explosive pace matched by having a very strong core. Had plenty of time with the ball and rarely made a poor choice.

Goal umpires loved him,cause they didn't need to move as the ball went straight over their heads regardless of the angle. He was the complete footballer and when people talk about underrated, he should be captain.
 

SonofSamsquanch

Member of Bushwood Golf Club
Mar 31, 2016
5,256
10,547
Deep South
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Does anyone remember when an Essendon (I think) fan threw a can at him at the MCG?
I don't recall a can, but I do remember a day at the G, when the AFL were blasting out their anti-racism campaign on the scoreboards and on the TV.... Against Collingwood. A bunch of blokes who were all pissed and extremely pissed off that Winston was running amuck on the field, started yelling some vile racist filth aimed at Winnie. I alerted MCG staff who were extremely ready to respond until they saw the drunk louts and completely walked away refusing to listen to me asking them to act on the AFL policy. So I rounded up a couple of cops who were also instantly keen to make a stand. When they say the pissed bastards, they did go up and have a word, but then I saw them pointing back to me. I suspect the drunk Collingwood racial abusers asked who complained, and the cops were pointing me out, sitting just a few rows back. Then, the cops just up and left after probably telling the mob to quieten down a bit.

Was not good. We (whole family including in-laws) all had to move - we ended up leaving before the end in case they beat the crap out of us (mainly me).

Yeah, I know - lagging and all that. I would do it again in the same situation though. The racial abuse isn't on.
 

tales129

Premiership Player
Jul 27, 2006
3,843
4,909
adelaide
AFL Club
North Melbourne
I don't recall a can, but I do remember a day at the G, when the AFL were blasting out their anti-racism campaign on the scoreboards and on the TV.... Against Collingwood. A bunch of blokes who were all pissed and extremely pissed off that Winston was running amuck on the field, started yelling some vile racist filth aimed at Winnie. I alerted MCG staff who were extremely ready to respond until they saw the drunk louts and completely walked away refusing to listen to me asking them to act on the AFL policy. So I rounded up a couple of cops who were also instantly keen to make a stand. When they say the pissed bastards, they did go up and have a word, but then I saw them pointing back to me. I suspect the drunk Collingwood racial abusers asked who complained, and the cops were pointing me out, sitting just a few rows back. Then, the cops just up and left after probably telling the mob to quieten down a bit.

Was not good. We (whole family including in-laws) all had to move - we ended up leaving before the end in case they beat the crap out of us (mainly me).

Yeah, I know - lagging and all that. I would do it again in the same situation though. The racial abuse isn't on.
fu** the dogs - blokes like winston dont get their rightful praise because of *******s like you have expressed. same can be said for plenty of other indigenous players
 

Top Bottom