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Wilson Onions 1 month 3 weeks ago #160239

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Vale Wilson onions. Top bloke that loved to have a chat. 101 games for Old Easts and a premiership player.
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Outstanding man and player, condolences to all his family immediate and the Old Easts ones
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Coached Armadale to a Grand Final in 1961 in the South Suburban Murray FL. They went down by 10 goals, but Wilson went out swinging getting reported more than half a dozen times for striking. At the tribunal a few nights later, the list of reports were read out. The tribunal chairman said " This is quiet a list Mr Onions. What do you have to say for yourself?" Wilson replied " Its not true your honour. I only hit half the b***rds listed in the reports"
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Very sad to hear of the passing of Wilson Onions whose commitment to the EFFC for many years as a player and as head of the past players must be acknowledged.

Wilson Onions was a member of the 1957 premiership team - a flag described by Jack Lee as probably the toughest the club has won as a 53 point 3/4 time deficit was overturned against Perth the week prior to a hard fought win in the GF against the Royals.

The same author described Wilson Onions as one of the most engaging bad boys the game has known in W.A - mainly because he was always so unaware of having done anything wrong.

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Sadly and slowly, all the players of the era are passing on.Time and tide waits for no man.
He was a very very good player.Tough as old boots, and never afraid to throw his limited weight around in packs.
Rest peacefully Wilson.

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Wilson Onions 1 month 3 weeks ago #160261

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Before my time, but reading his work for the club, his presence around the club since his playing days and his genuine love for the EFFC, truly a sad day not only for the family, the EFFC but the WAFL as a whole.....would of loved seeing the fella play, sounded like real character who wore his heart on his sleeve and in some reports on other parts of his anatomy.

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RIP Wilson. One of the great East Freo players and clubman. Tough bugger in his day! Play on Wilson!

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58shark wrote: RIP Wilson. One of the great East Freo players and clubman. Tough bugger in his day! Play on Wilson!


For those of us too young to remember him, can you give a relative similar comparison of someone playing from say 1980 until now?

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Robbie or Tony Solin perhaps Swandog....tough no nonsense sorts who dished out some no nonsense stuff during their time at EF and other clubs.....can only go on what my old man said and thought of good ole Wilson..
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Swandog wrote:

58shark wrote: RIP Wilson. One of the great East Freo players and clubman. Tough bugger in his day! Play on Wilson!


For those of us too young to remember him, can you give a relative similar comparison of someone playing from say 1980 until now?


Sorry SD, I don’t remember too much about him - I was pretty young. I do remember my old man, who was a Perth supporter say during an EF v Perth game “that basket’s going to flatten our whole team”. Despite Dad’s alliegance to PFC, he respected Wilson as a hard nut and good player on the field.
I have to agree with freeze about the Solin boys.
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2x25= Seinor and Michael = 1xBrian Peake
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