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zebra
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:D Bruce Harper was a top mark and great kick for goal (1947/55) and played 155 games for the Zebs and kicked 534 goals until he broke his leg in a game at Sandy in 1955 and that crack could be heard in many parts of the ground, unforunately helped led to his early death. Bruce had a very good younger brother Roy (Sandy 1949-51 and 55/56) a classic centreman with an accurate drop kick to his forwards who went on to play for Footscray 1952/54. zebra :wink:
zebraman
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from a Sandy perspective, I remember a guy called Paul Ladds who was a great player but was unfortunately killed in a car accident....could have made the VFL back then...Ian Hutchison was also a player who I reckon could have made it...his skills were way above most... From other teams...Terry Reid from Dandenong always struck me as player capable of VFL...not sure if he came from a VFL background but he always seemed to play well against Sandy... Another guy from Dandenong even though he turned out to known as a thug was Alan Harper...I think he was a very good football player but had a nasty habit of hitting people behind play...if he had stuck to football I think he could have made it at VFL level... Joe Radojevic should have played VFL...good mark...good lead...good kick... Tony Ebeyer from Port was another who always seemed to well against Sandy...again, I'm not sure if he played VFL at all...but if he didn't he certainly was good enough

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

bac
[quote="jb"]Williamstown players i saw play would have been: Brett McTaggart - played Essendon reserves in the bombers back to back years of 1984/85, so was unlucky Kevin Hughes - tough little bloke who finally got picked by North, but had a career ending knee injury in his first game, which was Norths Round 1 game of 1988. Mark Fotheringham - Essendon thought he was lazy, but was terrific lead and kick. Bill Swan Troy West - very good defender, great judgment, and shone when playing alongside collingwood players. Rickman and Ghazi, while great players, werent built right for the VFL. Ghazi was too short, and Rickman wasn't tall enough for key position, and too bulky to be consistently effective on the ball or a flank. Players from other clubs i saw who were superb were; Peter Stevenson (Camberwell) - very skillful and classy Jamie Shaw (Preston) - was easily skilled enough for VFL Robbie Evans (Coburg) - full back Reno Pretto (Camberwell, Coburg, Oakleigh and Dandenong) - wasted in defence most of his career, then excelled at full forward. Prahrans 1978 back line of Thornton, Foley and Anderson (Thornton did get the chance (Fitzroy ?) and did well). Springvale and Sandy's 90's teams were full of excellent footballers, and Port had a bunch in the '70's, many of which could have done well given the opportunities in the VFL.[/quote] What about Tony Pastore had one game at Richmond. Still plays Supers footy for Werribee and is probably the best the Supers player going around at the moment in the 3 Divisions.
bobbyborough
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What about David (Sammy) Holt for Port also Merv Hughes who played For Werribee Go Borough!
Redlegger
Poor old Harps face was that badly swollen after the 1976 Grand Final after Buster Harland fixed him up., He was eating his food by a straw on presentation night. Gave as good as he got. One tuff soldier for the mighty Redlegs.
bcarbonaro
[quote="zebra"]:D Sandy had a few really good ones in the 90's , Shane "Axel'' Foley a brilliant midfielder that St. Kilda looked at hard but being a Zebra he wasn't considered, serves them right he played 3 premierships for Sandy and was brilliant for years. Coming from Collingwood was Andrew Tarpey who played in Sandys '92 Premiership and was invited to join Richmond but declined and stayed at Sandy to help win the '94 flag and with Andrew Krakour were both terrific as ruck and rover and around the ground. Barry Zeuschner ( brother of Footscray Murray) a half forward kicked many a goal with the Zebras and one day 9 against Oakleigh and always a player to be watched by the opposition. Ian Hutchison (brother of racing gentleman Bill) was a top half forward flanker and a great left foot kick in the 70's and won many a game for the Zebras , could have been anything if the right people at the time looked at him. John Ward another top forward who's good marking game and a long kick would have been in the mix also. There are many more but individuals don't win flags , it's a team effort. go zebs zebra :wink:[/quote] Don't you mean Andrew Kellaway?
zebraman
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[quote="bcarbonaro"][quote:8eca22800c="zebra"]:D Sandy had a few really good ones in the 90's , Shane "Axel'' Foley a brilliant midfielder that St. Kilda looked at hard but being a Zebra he wasn't considered, serves them right he played 3 premierships for Sandy and was brilliant for years. Coming from Collingwood was Andrew Tarpey who played in Sandys '92 Premiership and was invited to join Richmond but declined and stayed at Sandy to help win the '94 flag and with Andrew Krakour were both terrific as ruck and rover and around the ground. Barry Zeuschner ( brother of Footscray Murray) a half forward kicked many a goal with the Zebras and one day 9 against Oakleigh and always a player to be watched by the opposition. Ian Hutchison (brother of racing gentleman Bill) was a top half forward flanker and a great left foot kick in the 70's and won many a game for the Zebras , could have been anything if the right people at the time looked at him. John Ward another top forward who's good marking game and a long kick would have been in the mix also. There are many more but individuals don't win flags , it's a team effort. go zebs zebra :wink:[/quote] Don't you mean Andrew Kellaway?[/quote] No..Andrew Kellaway had gone to Richmond by then...he had one season I think at Sandy.....Andrew Krakouer was an outstanding player...92 GF he rang rings around Williamstown

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lum
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Unfortunately "Poor old Harps" gave out far more than he got. I saw a number of vicious attacks on unprotected Camberwell and Port Melbourne players. He was a blot on the game.

lum

Redlegger
Come on Lum, what happened on the field stayed on the field. Every game at Shepley Oval was as ferocious as they came. But afterwards the oppostion team always visted the Old Tin Shed out the back. Exept for the day Phil Cleary was escorted out of the ground by divvy van after dropping Terry Reid in front of the Grand stand. I have videos here of that 76 Grand Final and Cookie only come up with a blood lip, Harps couldn't even finish the game with a broken jaw after Harland King Hit him. As i said Gave out as much as he got. Dont give me the "Port were Angles" line either.
jasonborough
[quote="Redlegger"]Come on Lum, what happened on the field stayed on the field. Every game at Shepley Oval was as ferocious as they came. But afterwards the oppostion team always visted the Old Tin Shed out the back. Exept for the day Phil Cleary was escorted out of the ground by divvy van after dropping Terry Reid in front of the Grand stand. I have videos here of that 76 Grand Final and Cookie only come up with a blood lip, Harps couldn't even finish the game with a broken jaw after Harland King Hit him. As i said Gave out as much as he got. Dont give me the "Port were Angles" line either.[/quote] The bloke(harper) was a dirty sniper

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