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Mustang
A Club with a Great Sense of History

I really enjoyed this on the Box Hill Hawks website:

http://www.boxhillhawks.com.au/news-read.aspx?NewsId=576

Congratulations to the Club for completing such a fantastic project. Reading that list of names certainly brought back some great memories.

I wonder how many other VFL CLubs have legends lockers in their players rooms?

Not too many I'll bet.

zebraman
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I prefer Premiership flags to Legends Lockers...not that there's anything wrong with Legends Lockers...but Premierships are the team thing

Sandy. The most successful club in the past 30 years

vfa
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Where's Michael Kiker ????
A true battler in the days of Box Hill's dark dark era.

I remember when Box Hill broke a long run of outs he yelled the words SMP.
In other words he does not mind a drop of amber fluid or two.
He deserves a locker for that alone.

Should have Eric Moore and Richard Murrie names been on the lockers ?
Especially Eric Moore the first premiership coach, albeit a 2nd division flag ?
I would have added the two premiership coaches. Wouldn't bother with Donald McDonald as it was post Mustangs era. Not that McDonald was not a good coach. He was a long serving vfa coach with a good record. Swore more than once but could coach and did it with passion.

There's a bloke who use to do the scoreboard at Box Hill and was very very passionate.
Unfortunately when the mustangs went so did he.
Mustang you of course would no Tim Jacobs.
I think he has over 100 tapes of Box Hill games from the mid 80s until 1999.
Zebraman, you would have crossed paths with him for sure.
Pretty sad that guys with passion have no interest in the current comp. Unfortunately this happens when big brother sticks the boots in. Bumped into him at last years VFL GF. It was his first VFL game for several years. He has no passion for the comp.

Anyway Mustang back to the topic,
not a bad idea of the legends lockers.

Didn't get to a game at Box Hill last year but will endeavor to get there this year, especially to check the new social club.

I try to get to as many grounds during the year. Usually get to the majority of them.

Dolphin

[quote=Mustang]I wonder how many other VFL CLubs have legends lockers in their players rooms?

Not too many I'll bet.[/quote]

Frankston, for one.

rooster

You'll be able to buy one next year Dolph :(

digs

[quote=Mustang]I really enjoyed this on the Box Hill Hawks website:

http://www.boxhillhawks.com.au/news-read.aspx?NewsId=576

Congratulations to the Club for completing such a fantastic project. Reading that list of names certainly brought back some great memories.

I wonder how many other VFL CLubs have legends lockers in their players rooms?

Not too many I'll bet.[/quote]

For 20 Years at the Roosters.
Great initiative by Box Hill(Hawthorn)from a great club with a wonderful history. Not so sure about the future though with the club being dressed up as Hawthorn development squad. Not much future in that.

We might be from the bush. but we ain't green

Mustang

[quote=vfa]Where's Michael Kiker ????
A true battler in the days of Box Hill's dark dark era.
[/quote]
You'll have to tell me vfa - what's your fascination with Mick Kiker? Every time the old Box Hill "Mustangs" come up you rave on about him!

A battling player in a very ordinary team who played 40 or so VFA games I'd guess. So the correct answer to your question "why didn't he get his name on a locker" is that he came up around 60 games short.

My main memory of Mick Kiker was that he once grew this AWFUL 1970s porn star moustache and got the worst bollocking I have ever heard a player get from the crowd at Oakleigh one day. Not to mention that he liked to throw the fists around but rarely connected.

[quote=vfa]
There's a bloke who use to do the scoreboard at Box Hill and was very very passionate.
Unfortunately when the mustangs went so did he.
Mustang you of course would no Tim Jacobs.
I think he has over 100 tapes of Box Hill games from the mid 80s until 1999.[/quote]
I remember Tim well. I think he is a life member of the Club. He had the most amazing encyclopedic memory of the scores of Box Hill games.

So many of the old VFA supporters have faded away, not just Box Hill but all the former VFA clubs. :(

vfa
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Michal Kiker was a battler and my old mates from Box Hill High use to stir him up when Box Hill were crap. They gave him a bit of curry. I think he just typified when they were real battlers.
That's about it.

I can sort of remember him. I think he had a crew cut and a porno moustache by memory. Only having a lend of you bringing up his name.

Yes Tim could tell you the final score from a game in 1978 or 1983. Pick a game and he would tell you the final score. Rain man at its best thats for sure.

There has been many old characters that were part and parceled and part of the furniture at VFA grounds. Unfortunately a lot of these diehards have lost interest in the last decade. Only guys like us that still follow the remains of what is left.
Mustang it is still good to reflect the good old days and there quite a few posters with fantastic knowledge and memories of the VFA in its halycon days.

iceman

[quote=Dolphin][quote=Mustang]I wonder how many other VFL CLubs have legends lockers in their players rooms?

Not too many I'll bet.[/quote]

Frankston, for one.[/quote]

Casey for another

coachy

Mustang, do you have or know of anyone connected with Box Hill that would have a copy of their VFA Grand Finals. I would pay for the cost of copying and postage.

Cheers

coachy