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burraburger
BIG DOM BERRY

I'll never forget the sight of him lining up in the goal square for our first home game in 1995. He was massive! Abit taller than Plugger and easily over 110kgs.

He even makes Bonaddio look like a light weight!!!!

He actually lead the AFL reserves goal kicking in previous seasons but being at Hawthorn he was unlucky in that he was behind Dunstall, Brereton, Morrissy and co for a spot. Did debut for the Hawks in 1992.

Kicked 60+ for Port in 1995 but also missed plenty through injury.
He did get hold of Williamstown and kick 15 in a home game that season.

Missing so many games, Danny Sexton snuck past him to win the frosty miller medal that year with 64 goals.

We need more cult figures like this bloke!!!

burraburger

Id love Station Hotel to go through his archives from 1995 and maybe get a highlights reel of this guy in full flight.

Would be great to see the big guy again and Im sure the young posters on here would love to see him.

Not sure how many TV games we had that season but I think he played that day at Springvale when Rhett Bowden got 50 possesions. And I think he kicked a few too!

NorthPort
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Rhett Bowden an absolute star during the 90s. Possibly my favourite footballer during that decade. Played a different style to his brothers and was one of the bright spots in one of the clubs quieter decades.

Dominic Berry was huge. Difficult to match up on, and kicked a couple of bags of 10 if I remember rightly.

 


vfa
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I would have a few of his games on tape. Could have been anything but did not last that long at Port. He kicked a bag against Williamstown at Point Gellibrand.
He reminds me of a player at Williamstown that was pretty similar to Berry in style and being fiery but not as large. Stephen Reaper who went and played up the bush and he has been involved in a few clubs since.
Both of these players are characters. They would get plenty of stick from opposition supporters but can draw crowds and entertain.
There is definitely a lack of these characters in recent years.

digs

[quote=vfa]I would have a few of his games on tape. Could have been anything but did not last that long at Port. He kicked a bag against Williamstown at Point Gellibrand.
He reminds me of a player at Williamstown that was pretty similar to Berry in style and being fiery but not as large. Stephen Reaper who went and played up the bush and he has been involved in a few clubs since.
Both of these players are characters. They would get plenty of stick from opposition supporters but can draw crowds and entertain.
There is definitely a lack of these characters in recent years.[/quote]

Reaper was an ex Kyneton boy who played in the TAC cup with the Bendigo Pioneers. The Roosters had a crack at him after that, but alas not enough cash. After his stint at Willy he returned back home to play for a few years. Not sure what happened to him after that.....

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

digs

[quote=vfa]I would have a few of his games on tape. Could have been anything but did not last that long at Port. He kicked a bag against Williamstown at Point Gellibrand.
He reminds me of a player at Williamstown that was pretty similar to Berry in style and being fiery but not as large. Stephen Reaper who went and played up the bush and he has been involved in a few clubs since.
Both of these players are characters. They would get plenty of stick from opposition supporters but can draw crowds and entertain.
There is definitely a lack of these characters in recent years.[/quote]

Reaper was an ex Kyneton boy who played in the TAC cup with the Bendigo Pioneers. The Roosters had a crack at him after that, but alas not enough cash. After his stint at Willy he returned back home to play for a few years. Not sure what happened to him after that.....

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