bigcarl wrote:I was there that day. It rained, I think, but at least was gloomy and overcast.
No, it didn't rain and it wasn't gloomy or overcast. It was a perfect Autumn day in April, with not a cloud in the sky. Perhaps around 20 degrees. From memory it was on a Saturday before Easter Day.
Big Tony ended up with 12 goals and 3 behinds that day. Our only other goal scorers were Brad Gotch and Kenny Sheldon (both with singles)http://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/19 ... 70418.html
prwilkinson wrote:Happy birthday Plugger!! 1991, 127 goals in 17 games...pretty handy footballer. The link above is his comeback game against the Crows.
Yes. A wonderful day at Moorabbin. Will never forget that game.
Your memory is spot on, Sainternist. The bride and I had just returned from our honeymoon and had a day basking in the autumn sunshine, watching, "that big fat kid" (her words, not mine. she was a Carlscum supporter!) put on a masterclass. Not only did he kick the twelve of fourteen, but Sheldon's snap goal came from a plugger knockout from a boundary throw in that went straight down Bomba's throat. Gotch's goal in the first quarter was shepherded through in the goal square by the great man. Today, they would say he had 14 score involvements. I doubt anyone in the modern game could claim a record like that. I still rank it the best individual effort I ever witnessed because we were ordinary at the time and the ball hardly got down there.
I rate it even higher than his other greatest hits, including the 10.7 against Silvagni at Moorabbin in 1989, his 15 against the Swines and his comeback game in 1991 against the Crows, not forgetting his lazy 13 against Carlton at Waverley in 1991. How good was he? To quote Tina Turner, "Simply the best!"