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blast from the past 6 months 2 weeks ago #177342

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here ya go
1982
check out big Stan

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blast from the past 6 months 2 weeks ago #177359

Thats a great clip mate, thanks for sharing. Lots of fond memories of that day as you can imagine. I was amazed to see tough guy Ron Boucher crying like a baby at the end!

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blast from the past 6 months 2 weeks ago #177384

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How good was that cheers Southy.
I will never forget the atmosphere after that game, pandemonium on the field as the crowd flocked onto the ground, with the streets around Subi Oval just after a sea of Black & White, car horns beeping, SD flags out of nearly every car and a mass convoy all headed back down Guildford Rd to Basso.
2010 was the only time since WCE came on the scene where I have seen anything else like it albeit on a smaller scale.

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blast from the past 6 months 2 weeks ago #177389

This was the first flag I had experienced as a Swans supporter and it was a special day. It was a great feeling to be sitting on the grass bank at 3 quarter time knowing the premiership was wrapped up. Celebrating all through the last quarter, sprinting onto the ground at the end with a Swans flag. Hearing Graham Melrose yelling "lets win another one of the bastards next year"
Then the delirious celebrations at Bassendean and the happy hangover the next day. Swans were the toast of WA footy. They were the halcyon days of the WAFL which are gone forever but won't be forgotten by those who experienced them.

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mikeh wrote: This was the first flag I had experienced as a Swans supporter and it was a special day. It was a great feeling to be sitting on the grass bank at 3 quarter time knowing the premiership was wrapped up. Celebrating all through the last quarter, sprinting onto the ground at the end with a Swans flag. Hearing Graham Melrose yelling "lets win another one of the bastards next year"
Then the delirious celebrations at Bassendean and the happy hangover the next day. Swans were the toast of WA footy. They were the halcyon days of the WAFL which are gone forever but won't be forgotten by those who experienced them.

Spot on Mike, halcyon days indeed.

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blast from the past 6 months 2 weeks ago #177428

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A few friends and I made the run through banners during the 1981 to 1984 period and 'decorated' the change rooms before the 1982 Grand Final. We wanted the 1982 GF banner to be the largest and best put together, so we got 20' long posts from somewhere and started Tuesday night and had it finished by Friday. Just before finishing it at about 10pm it sudden dawned on us - how the heck are we going to get it to Subiaco? The previous banners had been small compared to this monster - small enough to be tied/taped/held onto the side of my old Holden HT. We were at a loss, when someone said 'why not we put it on a train?' The impertinence of youth...we marched down to Success Hill station and caught the second last train to Perth for the night that turned into the last train to Fremantle. No issue with the train to town - it travelled through fairly friendly territory - but the 11.30pm train to Fremantle that had a few Claremont supporters on-board was more interesting. Anyway, around midnight we got off at West Leederville and walked to the ground with this banner. The place was already going off, with many SD supporters already camped at the gates, but we managed to talk our way in via a friendly SD supporting security guard to deposit the banner safely in the change rooms!

The last ten minutes of the second quarter in the GF broke Claremont's back, but all that seems like just yesterday, not 37 years ago.

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the days of pure football one on one football contests that pitted very good players against very good players
sure there were some absolute champions in all the sides but every side also had the battlers and roughies and even they were well known household names
Getting harder to find this stuff

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Success Hill wrote: A few friends and I made the run through banners during the 1981 to 1984 period and 'decorated' the change rooms before the 1982 Grand Final. We wanted the 1982 GF banner to be the largest and best put together, so we got 20' long posts from somewhere and started Tuesday night and had it finished by Friday. Just before finishing it at about 10pm it sudden dawned on us - how the heck are we going to get it to Subiaco? The previous banners had been small compared to this monster - small enough to be tied/taped/held onto the side of my old Holden HT. We were at a loss, when someone said 'why not we put it on a train?' The impertinence of youth...we marched down to Success Hill station and caught the second last train to Perth for the night that turned into the last train to Fremantle. No issue with the train to town - it travelled through fairly friendly territory - but the 11.30pm train to Fremantle that had a few Claremont supporters on-board was more interesting. Anyway, around midnight we got off at West Leederville and walked to the ground with this banner. The place was already going off, with many SD supporters already camped at the gates, but we managed to talk our way in via a friendly SD supporting security guard to deposit the banner safely in the change rooms!

The last ten minutes of the second quarter in the GF broke Claremont's back, but all that seems like just yesterday, not 37 years ago.

Great recollection SH as you say 37 years ago now but still seems like yesterday when I reflect on those great days.
By the way love that badge of Bunts gee he must have a been a great Captain/Coach for us back in the 1960s both tough and inspirational.

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blast from the past 6 months 1 week ago #177542

Success Hill wrote: A few friends and I made the run through banners during the 1981 to 1984 period and 'decorated' the change rooms before the 1982 Grand Final. We wanted the 1982 GF banner to be the largest and best put together, so we got 20' long posts from somewhere and started Tuesday night and had it finished by Friday. Just before finishing it at about 10pm it sudden dawned on us - how the heck are we going to get it to Subiaco? The previous banners had been small compared to this monster - small enough to be tied/taped/held onto the side of my old Holden HT. We were at a loss, when someone said 'why not we put it on a train?' The impertinence of youth...we marched down to Success Hill station and caught the second last train to Perth for the night that turned into the last train to Fremantle. No issue with the train to town - it travelled through fairly friendly territory - but the 11.30pm train to Fremantle that had a few Claremont supporters on-board was more interesting. Anyway, around midnight we got off at West Leederville and walked to the ground with this banner. The place was already going off, with many SD supporters already camped at the gates, but we managed to talk our way in via a friendly SD supporting security guard to deposit the banner safely in the change rooms!

The last ten minutes of the second quarter in the GF broke Claremont's back, but all that seems like just yesterday, not 37 years ago.

That's a brilliant story! I wouldn't mind sharing that on Lost WAFL in a post
Beneath the Southern cross i stand, on Bassendean Oval, can in hand, Swan Districts, you Farkin Beauty!

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blast from the past 6 months 1 week ago #177544

great story SH - a really good read.

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