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My earliest VFA memory is at Sandy training in the 60's and Barry Bourke (father of Nathan) lifting me up from the Hampton Street end after I retrieved a ball he had kicked out of the ground.... I went to the 1962 Grand Final but can't remember a thing..... I have vague recollections of the old Moorabbin ground in Linton Street,,, The earliest Grand Final memory I have is when Port and Dandenong played and Port coach ..Laurie Mithen??? threatening to take Port off the ground in protest at the umpiring...1967?? Getting thrashed by Port in 1977 is still clear...that's why beating Port 2 years ago by 4 points was so enjoyable..... And of course winning the GF in 1985 over Willy in a thriller.... Seen some great VFA players over the years.... The Reverend Dennis Oakley...Bob Murray...Fred Webster...Ian Hutchison...Bob Addison...John Ward....Peter Chisnall...Kelvin Clark...Paul Ladds... From opposition clubs....Pat Flaherty...Lance Taylor...Norm Brown...Saade Ghazi...Swooper Murnane...Max Papley...Alan Joyce...Peter Weightman...the Christou brothers...Tony Ebeyer...Derek King...John Einsedel... Could go on for ages here.....far too many to mention.. The toughest of players I've ever seen....at sandy...Dennis Clark....opposition...Lyle Hendricksen from Dandenong

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[quote="zebraman"] The Reverend Dennis Oakley...[/quote] Good old Dennis officiated at my wedding...... for what its worth. :wink:
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and no doubt joined you in a refreshing Carlton Draught afterwards?

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Lyle Hendricksen, reported in 1973 for an umpire headbutting him. Got 18 months for it. A great half back flanker that was unlucky not to be named in Dandy's Team of the Century. Wore his number on my Dandy jumper every year till it got to small for me. Also got chased of Shepley Oval by Fred Cook, was catching me pretty quickly till I reached the fence were the old man and fifty Dandy supporters the with empty 750s in hand. Talked to Cookey when organizing the TOC for Dandy and he still remembered the incident. Thought Alan Harper was going to be named in the side and I was hoping Cookey would present he's jumper, just didn't work out. Zebraman, have that Dandy Port Grand Final on tape, umpire taken out by one of the Port Players that day. 71 the famous Frosty incident before the bounce, won by 6 points. 72 Bad day against the Oaks, 73 3rd, 74 4th, 75 done in a very high scoring match against Geelong West, 76 well what can you say about this game, old Harpes was eating thru a straw for a couple of weeks after Buster fixed him up. The only thing we won that day was when Eddie Melai dropped one the trainers. Next premiership fo Dandy was 91. Got it on full tape and can never get enough of it. Frosty to be on hand this weekend to hand out medals to premiership team in Narre Warren or Doveton.

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