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11 Nov 2018
Memories From Yesteryear..Bob Coleman(Perth)

TOPIC: Players hit by Injuries

Players hit by Injuries 1 week 6 days ago #159527

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DG wrote: McGowen fell of the back of a ute up north in the off season, paraplegic I think

Yes that is right DG he was a very good junior played WA Teal Cup, League footy at 17yo etc before his tragic accident. He has had a fair bit of success as a racehorse owner over the years tho.
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Players hit by Injuries 1 week 6 days ago #159530

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Rod Buckenara had an accident on a treadmill in the 1979 pre season which peeled the skin off his hands. He tried to make a comeback by wearing gloves but unfortunately the skin on his hands would split when the ball hit them
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Players hit by Injuries 1 week 6 days ago #159532

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Beasley Hutton wrote: Just for you as requested AR and following your lead of players who missed large chunks of games or had their career ruined or ended through injury in my time following at SD-
BA: Ware, Mullooly, Grasso
HB: Hetherington, Cransberg, Solin (1981 Finals)
CE: P.Narkle, M.Smith, Robinson
HF: D. Holmes, Sartori, M.Sidebottom
FO: Blackaby, Hutton, A.Sidebottom
RU: Boucher, Callaghan, Shine
IN: Williams, K.Ugle, Renfree, N.Blakely, Blight, Ellard, Banfield, Melrose, M.Richardson (1981 Finals)



Fair list there, quite a few had long careers also.


Not so sure about Cransberg, more than a fair player and could have done a lot more at an AFL level. However I think it was his professional career and not injury that ended it.

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ooollllrrrrrry2 wrote:

Beasley Hutton wrote: Just for you as requested AR and following your lead of players who missed large chunks of games or had their career ruined or ended through injury in my time following at SD-
BA: Ware, Mullooly, Grasso
HB: Hetherington, Cransberg, Solin (1981 Finals)
CE: P.Narkle, M.Smith, Robinson
HF: D. Holmes, Sartori, M.Sidebottom
FO: Blackaby, Hutton, A.Sidebottom
RU: Boucher, Callaghan, Shine
IN: Williams, K.Ugle, Renfree, N.Blakely, Blight, Ellard, Banfield, Melrose, M.Richardson (1981 Finals)



Fair list there, quite a few had long careers also.


Not so sure about Cransberg, more than a fair player and could have done a lot more at an AFL level. However I think it was his professional career and not injury that ended it.

Yes that is true Oool that his professional career ultimately ended his footy career after the 1983 Premiership win but I think you will find he missed a whole season of footy in either 1979 or 1980 due to injury!

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ArkRoyal wrote: jim: thanks mate, I have heard people speak highly of him so he was a sad loss. He was the link between Robertson and Clinton Brown at full-forward which we lacked. The other thing that side lacked, of course, was a really class ruckman, as you know. Hence the recruitment of Jeff Murray and Vic Melville a bit later on by the club.

What about David Rhodes, jim, came over from Fitzroy as a Victorian representative, I believe? Any good?



Rhodes came to Subi with a big reputation but never really lived up to it at Subi. Remember him kicking a few goals for us in 1977 playing as a half forward but went back to victoria at the end of that year. Only played 48 games in the four seasons with Subi.
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