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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Rounding the corner into September moments Round 21

Injuries gutted two teams this weekend with vastly different results. Fortunately there was a family dinner party at our home which gave my pie loving Erin a rare out to avoid the carnage in the medical room and on the … Continue reading

Merger Part 2 – Final fateful game

Someone in the AFL in 1996 must have been obsessed with the idea of wholesale dispensing of history by brokering unions, takeovers and mergers of Melbourne clubs, presumably to ease the load in supporting loss making teams in Sydney and … Continue reading

Merger Fireworks – Part 1 1971 to 1996

I’d only experienced once before that bewildering package of emotions when I heard the news in 1996 that the AFL has ratified a request to merge from Melbourne and my Hawthorn. Shock, fear, helplessness, despair. Like your heart was on … Continue reading

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Brain fades to grey

Just 12 months ago we celebrated the Kanga’s extraordinary win over then flag favourite Geelong. The bloke in front of me in the members hugged me joyously sensing he’d witnessed a rebirth.  A summer of ’67 descended upon Arden Street … Continue reading

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Moments split in two duirng Round 18