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StationHotel
1997 Grand Final Sandy v Frankston at Port

Back in Season 1997 1998 1999 Port Melbourne Cricket Ground hosted 3 great grand finals

Lets hope in the future it can host another grand final.

Here is a flash back to that great day.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-gviVs8be8

billythekid

Must have been the last really big crowd at Port for a GF.

Sandringham copped plenty of rough stuff from Frankston who were the favorites but Sandy went on to a great victory .

Ironicly for Coach Andrew Collins ex Sandy premiership player and Hawthorn triple premiership player after he left Sandy it was his last game at Zebraland.

vfa
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Ironically Andy Collins coached the Foxtel Cup winners West Adelaide on Tuesday night.

ozybeer

Stubbs playing for Frankston.
Was thier a bigger dud going around ?
Shit fighter as well as footballer too.

StationHotel

didn't he also play for Oakleigh ?

riccardo
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Crowd was apparently 10,000. Hard to believe they fit everyone in, especially given there is only the one grandstand, and 90% of the crowd would have been standing (was the old one behind the goals at the scoreboard end still standing in those days?)
A huge TV audience, too, I understand.

Go Borough!

NorthPort
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Imagine when there was 26,000 there for that Port v Wily final!

 


blackrocker
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[quote=riccardo]

... Hard to believe they fit everyone in, especially given there is only the one grandstand.

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A tempoaray grand stand was erected between the visitors rooms and the old stand near the goals.

billythekid

[quote=riccardo]

Crowd was apparently 10,000. Hard to believe they fit everyone in, especially given there is only the one grandstand, and 90% of the crowd would have been standing (was the old one behind the goals at the scoreboard end still standing in those days?)
A huge TV audience, too, I understand.

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The old grandstand was there and was full to overflowing.

I would think there was at least 10,000 at Port in 1997

billythekid

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riccardo wrote:

Crowd was apparently 10,000. Hard to believe they fit everyone in, especially given there is only the one grandstand, and 90% of the crowd would have been standing (was the old one behind the goals at the
A huge TV audience, too, I understand.

Back in the 1960s there were crowds of 26,000 at North Port Oval I was at those games and they were massive and the Sunday League used to get the same to their GFs in the 1950sI know they were massive crowds as we had to park 2 kms down Williamstown Road and in those days the embankment at the back of the city end goals was open with out the advertising signs was in full use and was massive.

The old grandstand was there and was full to overflowing.

I would think there was at least 10,000 at Port in 1997

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Wally from Will...
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i read somewhere that there was more than 30,000 there for a home-and-away game between Port & Coburg back when Bob Pratt played for the 'Burgers, which was between 1939-45.