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Two-Way Traffic: Demons and Dogs

Comment - I can't believe that you didn't write anything about my favourite player of all time Lally Bamblett and his 50+ goal season In 1985! Quality VFL defenders would lose their minds and fall over or hand the ball over if they sensed that Les was on the p
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Article by Andrew Gigacz, 11th Oct

1919: Dawn of a new Dogs era

Comment - I have read in the past that the only reason Footscray fielded a team in 1918 was that it's hold on the players it had before the war would have lapsed and the players (like Craddock and Patterson) would have been eligible to play for other clubs. Th
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Article by Andrew Gigacz, 8th Nov

The Hat-trick: Port wins it thrice for Brice

Comment - And Footscray had a hatrick from 1898-1900, if we are going to include North's 1914,15,18 flags then we should include Footscray's too. In fact take out 1918 when they only competed in order to keep their contracted players Footscray made consecuti
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Article by Michael Rees, 30th Jul

Templeton's day out

Comment - Yesterday in the Herald Sun there was a team of players who's career was ended or limited because they had done a knee. And guess who wasn't in the team. Not at Full Forward but Coleman was selected there so no complaints about that. However was KT a
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Article by Michael Rees, 3rd Jun

'Tiger' Crosswell — A man of his time

Comment - Fascinating character. I didn't know his middle name was Tasman. What a player he was, Tiger Croswell was THE colourful VFL sporting personality par excellence when I was growing up. If you wanted opinion then you went to Brent and he gave you his wh
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Article by Michael Rees, 14th Aug

The master and the pupil

Comment - Nirm Smith's 1970 season at South Melbourne must be due a bit of examination. I think that taking a club like South Melbourne to its first final in 25 years and give a champ like Bob Skilton a taste of the big time is one of the great coaching perfor
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Article by Michael Rees, 19th Mar

The master and the pupil

Comment - Once again a well researched and written article. I thought I knew this subject matter pretty well right down to having bailed RD Barassi up in the street one day and not letting him go until he had answered all the questions I had for him but Mic h
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Article by Michael Rees, 19th Mar

Templeton's time

Comment - While I was up on my high horse I forgot to say what a great essay that was Mic. I really enjoyed reading it and it took me back to those far off days. Especially that one at Victoria Park watching us get thrashed and hoping that KT would get the 3 g
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Article by Michael Rees, 21st Oct

Templeton's time

Comment - 19 marks v StKilda at Western Oval. Proper marks too. Contested marks against two or three opponents. Not receiving a kick from a teammate 15 metres away, kicking it back to him and him kicking it back to you type marks. Or just ran onto the ground a
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Article by Michael Rees, 21st Oct
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Carl Rayson

Ranked Draftee

Goals 43 What's this?

Joined 23rd Sep 2014

Last seen 20th Sep 2021

Teams

AFL: Western Bulldogs (VIC)

Local: Footscray (VIC)

About Me

Not much. Footscray supporter, colourful sporting identity

Favourite Players

Les Bamblett, Kelvin Templeton, Doug Hawkins,

Favourite Moment

Footscray VFL premiership 2014, beating Carlton at Princes Park 2000, beating Essendon at Windy hill 1977, 2016 Finals series

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.