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Peter Hudson induced Stockholm Syndrome

Injury to players has a debilitating effect on all concerned. They can also cruel the imagination of the humble supporter. One such injury – and it’s amazing yellow brick road aftermath – to my Hawthorn hero Peter Hudson in 1972 … Continue reading

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Future Shock – 1989

Both my children were born in hawthorn premiership years. My son born at the beginning of 1989 and my daughter midway through 1991. It took another 17 years for Hawthorn to appear again after dominating the 70’s and 80’s. Many … Continue reading

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That’s what I’m talking about – 2008

There were some lean years at Hawthorn after the 2001 preliminary final loss to Essendon. My hero Trent Croad was flogged to Fremantle. Alistair Clarkson came to the club in 2005 as senior coach. I had a sticker labelled Clarko’s … Continue reading

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Torpedos of happiness and great joy – 1978

Early 1978 I sensed it was a time for me to play Under 18s with Leongatha. I’d played 4 seasons with Meeniyan Dumbalk United in the AFL (sorry that’s the Alberton Football League) but was now too old for the … Continue reading

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Knights of the happening Church – 1976

Drop kick me Jesus through the goal posts of life is an apt metaphor for the hitherto direction of my life in the early 1970s. The Anglican church had embraced happy clapping, rock gospel, singing nun 6 or 12 string … Continue reading

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Rise of the Hawk – 1971

As we approach the climax of the 2013 season, Season 2013 takes a look back during Grand Final week at Hawthorn Grand Final Glory from my living memory. The first in 1961 I was barely cogniscent of my own identity … Continue reading

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