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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140366

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Who was the Essendon forward whom joinned the monts in the mid 1970s? Was he a swap for Moss?

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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140367

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Geoff Blethyn!!!!
Though I think he was before that time.
What a bout a fella called Hines, Hynes.A great high mark.Blonde headed player.
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29=353
S.O.F. The Brute,Michael Apeness
2x25= Seinor and Michael.
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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140368

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Anch: your right -- he kicked quite a few goals too especially in a weak side. Never heard of Hynes. Did he also play for Claremont or another club?

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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140371

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He played for Claremont. Played forward and as a ruckman, though shorter than a lot of ruckman.A big strong fella.Could leap over buildings in a single bound.Well leap over packs any way.
Blethyn also wore glasses and played FF.
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29=353
S.O.F. The Brute,Michael Apeness
2x25= Seinor and Michael.

Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140373

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Anchor and Ark Royal, former Footscray ruckman Peter Hines is the fella in question.
afltables.com/afl/stats/players/P/Peter_Hines.html
Only a short-arse ruckman at 6'2" in the old language - these days he'd be a flanker at best.
Hines had four years at Claremont and was a teammate of Geoff Blethyn's in 1973-74.
waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=2932
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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140374

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Around the same time, there was a left-footed HFF (in the mould of George Young/Neil Randall) came over from Richmond to join the Pussies.

He was well regarded at Richmond, but from memory had some domestic issues (I may be wrong here), and felt it best to get out of Bleak City.

I remember him well, because in the good old days, you could get a job transfer in the Commonwealth Public Service (HMC) if you were well connected.

BC may also remember him.
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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140375

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jackspratt wrote: Around the same time, there was a left-footed HFF (in the mould of George Young/Neil Randall) came over from Richmond to join the Pussies.

He was well regarded at Richmond, but from memory had some domestic issues (I may be wrong here), and felt it best to get out of Bleak City.

I remember him well, because in the good old days, you could get a job transfer in the Commonwealth Public Service (HMC) if you were well connected.

BC may also remember him.

Rod Oborne?
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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140376

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Yep - that's him. Thanks BH.
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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140379

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Oborne seems to have been swapped for Kevin Worthington

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Essendon Forward 7 months 3 weeks ago #140380

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Archie Duda Goal Machine wrote: Anchor and Ark Royal, former Footscray ruckman Peter Hines is the fella in question.
afltables.com/afl/stats/players/P/Peter_Hines.html
Only a short-arse ruckman at 6'2" in the old language - these days he'd be a flanker at best.
Hines had four years at Claremont and was a teammate of Geoff Blethyn's in 1973-74.
waflfootyfacts.net/player/stats.php?PlayerID=2932

I think he was the fella that did a job on Noddy McAullay

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