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Passing of Williamstown legend Ray Smith
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My spy at Williamstown sent me this news.

   https://www.facebook.com/share/p/HxXEv4eX8yWfpMyf/?mibextid=WC7FNe

Wally from Will...
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yes blackrocker, sad news of his passing on NYE, a true Willi legend - no doubt you saw him play?

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Wally... I saw him play during Willy's golden years.   In the twitter comments it was mentioned only two players remain from the 1954 GF, that was the first GF I went to as 10 year old..  I'd say not many of the spectators who attend that game are still alive. 

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Yes, Johnny Martin and Len Kent are the only two survivors of the 1954 side although there are three from 1948/49 that are still with us and a fourth only passed away in September last year. I know a bloke whose first game was the 1949 GF but he's not travelling too well since a stroke last year but he was OK prior to that.