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vfa
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He also played at Ainslie and kicked a truckload of goals there. He wore number 20. Sadly he is no longer with us. Pretty sure he passed away quite a few years ago.

Bearsman
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Thanks vfa...I remember him well. No 20 was right. Sorry to hear he passed on, he was a very talented footballer.

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Marc is confirmed as attending the reunion, his book was very insightful and a great read outlining the days of the Panthers.

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I used to walk up to Central Reserve in 1981 as a 13 year old living near VFL park (which was about a 4km walk) to watch the panthers play and Paul Angelis was a big draw card, the hulk as he used to be known. One day he kicked 23 odd goals against Sunshine in a score of 55.45 which was massive for the time, possibly still one of the highest scores in VFA history

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Waverley booted 52.31.343 to Sunshine 8.5.53
It was round 1 5/4/1981

It wasn't the record which belongs to Williamstown where they booted 55.17.347 to Camberwell 4.8.32 in 1986
That is the highest score as well as greatest winning margin.
George Gough of Northcote holds the record of 25 goals in a game.

We trained on the ground last night (Waverley Warriors) and the ground these days is a far cry from the majority of grounds that were mud patched in middle of winter.

Panther I will be attending the Waverley turn on Saturday.

Marc Fiddian is a wealth of knowledge and has written many VFA books as well as others which include his other passion Victorian Railways.

billythekid

I was at the Waverley premiership game in 1965 at a packed (est crowd 25,000) North Port Waverley were the underdogs as you would expect playing against a powerful Port side on their home ground and trailed by 13pts at half time but came out after half and were ferocious at the ball and man and Port crumbled Waverly kicked 6 in the quarter and never looked back eventually winning by 12 pts .The next year Port had their revenge at the Junction Oval winning easily.

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I' look forward to catching up with you on Saturday vfa,

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I think the VFA style of good hard footy was very much alive in 1965 by the sounds of it Billy.
From most games I watched or participated in, no one took any prisoners in these games, it was community v community and the players left nothing on the field..........

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Waverley's games in 1965
19 April Waverley 2.2.14 Dandenong 12.9.81
24 April Williamstown 5.4.34 Waverley 12.8.80
1 May Waverley 10.11.71 Port Melbourne 7.15.57
8 May Sandringham 15.18.108 Waverley 12.14.86
15 May Oakleigh 7.14.56 Waverley 8.9.57
22 May Waverley 13.18.96 Brunswick 9.20.74
5 June Waverley 19.13.127 Yarraville 14.11.95
14 June Geelong West 16.9.105 Waverley 13.10.88
19 June Waverley 16.17.113 Coburg 7.13.55
26 June Dandenong 17.18.120 Waverley 12.9.81
3 July Waverley 15.6.96 Williamstown 10.20.80
10 July Port Melbourne 12.15.87 Waverley 10.12.72
24 July Waverley 10.11.71 Sandringham 6.11.47
31 July Waverley 15.16.106 Oakleigh 10.10.70
7 August Brunswick 1.11.17 Waverley 10.15.75
14 August Yarraville 8.19.67 Waverley 12.14.86
21 August Waverley 17.19.121 Geelong West 2.4.16
28 August Coburg 9.11.65 Waverley 11.17.83
11 September SS Waverley 8.17.65 Dandenong 8.10.58
25 September GF Waverley 14.13.97 Port Melbourne 10.25.85

billythekid

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I think the VFA style of good hard footy was very much alive in 1965 by the sounds of it Billy.
From most games I watched or participated in, no one took any prisoners in these games, it was community v community and the players left nothing on the field..........

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Yep it was pretty rugged footy and GFs were not the place for the fainthearted Ian Thorogood the former Melbourne star was C/C of Waverley who was a very hard and tough player whacked and knocked out the Port star CHF Peter Howell just after half time just when Port seemed to be getting on top and all hell broke loose with nearly all players involved in a brawl. Waverley were first to settle and never looked back.

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