This is a terrific standard game. Although Richmond won by 15 points, the most eye-catching individuals are actually the Bays players, in Marker, Phyllis, Cornes and Sandilands. Thanks to SA Football Video Archive for this upload. “The sides tossed to see who could wear their regular strip. Glenelg lost and were forced to wear the plain yellow guernseys.”
Back to the classics again. Fearless Fred Swift is the dashing hero here, running and bouncing through his own goalsquare with John Sharrock in hot pursuit. And of course he takes the mark on the goal line seconds from full time. Bartlett’s goal at the start of this clip is notable for the emotion of the other players. Billy Barrot narrowly avoids decapitation at 1:22 with a lovely bit of evasive action. Butch Gale: “Oh they deserve this really, either side deserves it, what a glorious game its been”.
Two seconds of death-defying magic. This was a miserable period to follow Richmond. I lived in Melbourne then and going to games you just held out hope for some Mitch Magic. Is this Richmond v Bears? Or is it Claremont v Subiaco?
When someone takes one of these screamers within range, the goal ump should just signal a goal. Save us the anticlimax. Thanks for the tipoff @EastEmAliveTiger.
Although this ended in a draw there is some inspiring play here. Chris Bond at 1:28 and Maxfield’s subsequent goal.
This starts with four Tigers getting hammered by friendly fire, but gets better. Lovely cameos from Scratcher Neal and Michael Turner, then it settles into a groove of Kevin, combover flapping, doing u-turn after u-turn and dobbing goal after goal. Vale the lace-up jumper.
Robert Lamb and Noel Carter catch the eye here. I don’t remember Lamb at all but he top scored in this match. Jim Jess pulls down a massive pack mark to seal it. Straight through the hi-diddle-diddle, goal umpy gives it only one finger then quickly corrects himself. I love to see the old goal umps lean right back, stick out their guts and pump their arms. A bit of showmanship. Hudson is in his comeback for Hawthorn – comes out in the last quarter in a short sleeve jumper No 54. Another highlight – Drew sounds like he’s come to work with his dad on a student-free day.
Tempted to call this one The Tale of Two Vardys. Huge marks at the end from Richo, Stafford and finally I think that’s Royce Vardy taking a screamer just before the siren. We were in the top three after this game. Do you remember how many more games we won that year? One.
Spud going through a living nightmare while his assistant coaches try to hose him down – I think that’s the highlight here. Knighter talks at the end about waiting 15 weeks for payback – Bulldogs beat Richmond in Round 2 and I think that was the game where Liberatore scratched him from head to toe. We were never out of the 8 right through 2001.
Lots to like here. @SatchSkippygirl liked Deledio’s blond tips. I enjoyed the sight of a gormless young Zac Dawson, who would astonish the football world by continuing to play football for a living, and in fact attend four Grand Finals.