Bobbyborough don't forget to mention your team had 45 years start in the competition before Sandy and most other clubs so that certainly helps.
[quote=Slammin Sammy Says][quote=Wally from Williamstown][quote=zebraman]Billy...it was 1972 when Skilton and Barassi played their 1st games for Port...the game was at Sandy...huge crowd there..then a huge downpour at 1/2 time..it was John Scholes 1st game for Sandy as well...and my 1st game on the scoreboard...I remember going to the office at 1/2 time...Clem Dimsey was giving a match update over the phone...a mate and I had finished painting ZEBRAS on the grandstand roof the night before the game
Biggest crowd I have ever seen at Sandy[/quote]
Didn't Skilton win or nearly win Port's B&F that year after playing about 8 games?may have done ok in the Liston also if my memory serves me correctly ...[/quote]
Don't know if this is a very realiable source but I found this:
Did Skilton play just 1972 or 1973 as well?
"A former playing coach of the Swans, Skilton beat out nine other candidates for the job after a year spent with Port Melbourne in the VFA where he won a best-and-fairest, and finished third in the Liston Medal playing just 11 games."[/quote]
I've finally found the link to that article
[quote=bobbyborough]I supported South Melbourne as well Port Melbourne in my early days before South Melbourne relocated to Sydney and have seen Frank Johnson, Peter Bedford,Gary Brice,Shane McKew,Vic Aanensen,Norm Goss Jnr,Kevin Goss,Greg Dermott,Bernie Evans & the great Bob Skilton all play for Port Melbourne & South Melbourne at some time.
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Last Sunday i played in the port melbourne past players golf day,names included all johnsons,the barrel,peter wilkinson,arms anderson,suds daley,mick irwin.graeme clark,glen robertson,just to name a few,awesome day,its my third yr and they all make you feel like one of them..
[quote=Wally from Williamstown][quote=bobbyborough]I supported South Melbourne as well Port Melbourne in my early days before South Melbourne relocated to Sydney and have seen Frank Johnson, Peter Bedford,Gary Brice,Shane McKew,Vic Aanensen,Norm Goss Jnr,Kevin Goss,Greg Dermott,Bernie Evans & the great Bob Skilton all play for Port Melbourne & South Melbourne at some time.
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Crikey, you saw Frank Johnston play? He moved to South in 1960 at the age of 29 and won South's B&F in his first year beating the great Booby Skilton, pretty amazing story. I see him on the train occassionally, still looks in pretty good nick for an 80yo.
I'm also another South tragic, but i don't remember Greg Dermott playing there. Did he play seniors? You can also add Tony Haenan, Rod Carter, Peter Hall & Terry O'Niell to that list, just off the top of my head.[/quote]This is an old topic but I found out some information about Greg Dermott concerning whether he played at South Melbourne.I was speaking to him at the qualifying final against Casey Scorpins and asked him if he had ever played at South Melbourne and he informed me he played 4 reserves games I think in 1978 but didn't get on with the coach of the reserves team who was Tony Franklin and left to return to play with Port Melbourne.I thought I was right that he had been at South Melbourne but never played in the seniors.
Go Borough! 2011
Somthing everyday. If somone was to make a team of players who have pulled on tbe borough jumper just once it would be a bloody good side.
Lockett to a foward pocket freddy cook to ff
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