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80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby parkeysainter » Sun 10 Sep 2017 7:22pm

I might be crazy or was there a Saints fan that used to sing out very loudly a "Carn the Mighty Mighty Saints" just before the bounce of a game at Moorabbin and Waverley in the 80's/90's.

I was debating this with someone but it seemed this guy disappeared. What happened to him? Where did he go?

He used to drag out the words and repeat the above. Then the crowd would give him a cheer and you could hear him from the other side of Moorabbin or Waverley. Not sure if this guy did the same Etihad.

Anyone remember this guy or pre game call?!
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby George27 » Sun 10 Sep 2017 7:28pm

My recollection is that a bloke would scream " Caaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrnnnn " very loudly, then we would all scream "'Sainters".

As to when that was, not sure - at my age the decades seem to merge together !

Of course I may be thinking of someone different from the guy you recall !!
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Waltzing St Kilda » Sun 10 Sep 2017 8:08pm

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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby parkeysainter » Sun 10 Sep 2017 8:08pm

Sounds right and then he would go for at least a minute. He would repeat Mighty, Mighty, Mighty also and drag out Sainters maybe.

I'm not crazy after all.
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Postby parkeysainter » Sun 10 Sep 2017 8:11pm

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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby samuraisaint » Sun 10 Sep 2017 8:59pm

He also used to do it sometimes when someone was lining up to have a set shot at goal from a mark or a free kick when the crowd was quiet.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Sainternist » Sun 10 Sep 2017 10:50pm

parkeysainter wrote:Sounds right and then he would go for at least a minute. He would repeat Mighty, Mighty, Mighty also and drag out Sainters maybe.

I'm not crazy after all.


I don't remember any part where he shouted the word mighty.

He'd scream "COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN", holding it for what seemed like an entire minute and then the rest of the supporters (generally in the Animal Enclosure, when at Moorabbin) around him would all chime in with "THE SAINTERS".

Never heard it again after the early 90s. It was sorely missed. Would be great if someone brought it back and could do it just as effectively.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby parkeysainter » Mon 11 Sep 2017 5:33pm

Sainternist wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:Sounds right and then he would go for at least a minute. He would repeat Mighty, Mighty, Mighty also and drag out Sainters maybe.

I'm not crazy after all.


I don't remember any part where he shouted the word mighty.

He'd scream "COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN", holding it for what seemed like an entire minute and then the rest of the supporters (generally in the Animal Enclosure, when at Moorabbin) around him would all chime in with "THE SAINTERS".

Never heard it again after the early 90s. It was sorely missed. Would be great if someone brought it back and could do it just as effectively.


Bloke was a legend. Wherever or whoever he is....

They should play it over the loud speakers before a home game. Would get the crowd going.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Enrico_Misso » Tue 12 Sep 2017 10:58pm

We used to call him The Screamer.

He made it to Waverley but didn't seem as prolific there.
I thought I heard him a couple of times at Docklands in the very early days but nothing since.

Perhaps he lost his voice?
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby ctqs » Wed 13 Sep 2017 8:22am

He used to stand behind my brother and me at the footy. He was always entertaining. Whenever he saw cops on the boundary line he'd yell "where's me pie warmer?" and he was always yelling at umpires, threatening to burn down their house or car.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Winmar7 » Wed 13 Sep 2017 11:44am

I grew up in Moorabbin's animal enclosure and one of my strongest childhood memories, apart from the smell of stale beer on my clothes from collecting cans, was this guy! Loved hearing him call out just before the game started and it would be great to have him as part of the pre game at Docklands - it would be way better than the awful revamped versions of the song, which makes one want to sleep rather than fire up for a game of footy :)
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby saintspremiers » Wed 13 Sep 2017 6:51pm

What happened to the CS guy who could've been on my 600lb life show on Foxtel?
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Sainternist » Wed 13 Sep 2017 7:42pm

saintspremiers wrote:What happened to the CS guy who could've been on my 600lb life show on Foxtel?


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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Sainternist » Wed 13 Sep 2017 7:47pm

parkeysainter wrote:
Sainternist wrote:
parkeysainter wrote:Sounds right and then he would go for at least a minute. He would repeat Mighty, Mighty, Mighty also and drag out Sainters maybe.

I'm not crazy after all.


I don't remember any part where he shouted the word mighty.

He'd scream "COME ONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN", holding it for what seemed like an entire minute and then the rest of the supporters (generally in the Animal Enclosure, when at Moorabbin) around him would all chime in with "THE SAINTERS".

Never heard it again after the early 90s. It was sorely missed. Would be great if someone brought it back and could do it just as effectively.


Bloke was a legend. Wherever or whoever he is....

They should play it over the loud speakers before a home game. Would get the crowd going.


I don't care for that automated crap coming from the PA speakers. Would be great to see an actual person do it from the crowd, preferably from standing room.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby GregPackhamsHeadband » Wed 13 Sep 2017 8:21pm

Enrico_Misso wrote:We used to call him The Screamer.

He made it to Waverley but didn't seem as prolific there.
I thought I heard him a couple of times at Docklands in the very early days but nothing since.

Perhaps he lost his voice?


Or perhaps his mind?
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby minneapolis » Fri 15 Sep 2017 4:05am

GregPackhamsHeadband wrote:
Enrico_Misso wrote:We used to call him The Screamer.

He made it to Waverley but didn't seem as prolific there.
I thought I heard him a couple of times at Docklands in the very early days but nothing since.

Perhaps he lost his voice?


Or perhaps his mind?


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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby kosifantutti » Fri 15 Sep 2017 9:09am

Sainternist wrote:
saintspremiers wrote:What happened to the CS guy who could've been on my 600lb life show on Foxtel?


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Are you saying they're the same person?
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Vazelos » Fri 15 Sep 2017 10:10am

Great days, I used to stand at the Linton St end behind the goals direct with the left point post & just absorb everything that was "Plugger".

I was obsessed with him, everything was about him & the team winning ofcourse.

My mate would count the amount of times he would rest his right hand on his hips, how many times would pace up and down, we had unique "Plugger" stats to entertain us when the ball wa son the other end.

I never stood in the animal enclosure, I wish I ha dnow but was so obsessed with Plugger & I am a creature of habits & I had my place & kept it.

I ended up in the last day in Moorabbin news report & Bruce Eva had the vision to fight & understood more than most of us what we were going to lose moving.

Footy has never been the same, its no where near as unfiltered, organic & exciting as those halcyon days at Moorabbin.

I try to explain to my son about those days now we are seated at Etihad Stadium but hard to get him to understand that level of passion and sound.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Sainternist » Fri 15 Sep 2017 2:55pm

kosifantutti wrote:
Sainternist wrote:
saintspremiers wrote:What happened to the CS guy who could've been on my 600lb life show on Foxtel?


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Are you saying they're the same person?


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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby kosifantutti » Fri 15 Sep 2017 10:05pm

Sainternist wrote:
kosifantutti wrote:
Sainternist wrote:
saintspremiers wrote:What happened to the CS guy who could've been on my 600lb life show on Foxtel?


PAGING: TheJiggingSaint

Are you saying they're the same person?


No, Jiggster knows the person in question and told me of his most recent sighting of them.

Disappointing. Would have made a great infomercial.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby The Fireman » Sat 16 Sep 2017 1:39am

parkeysainter wrote:
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That's him alright.. stood at or near the animal enclosure. Remember talking to him on the odd occasion and yes he would rally the troops. Wonder if he is still around.
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Joffa Burns » Sat 16 Sep 2017 9:56pm

Loved that guy!

I'm sure at half time he'd just scream ahhhhhhhhhh for about a minute then the crowd would cheer.

Remember the old peanut guy that carried the santa sack with little bags of peanuts for sale?
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Sainternist » Sun 17 Sep 2017 12:50am

Joffa Burns wrote:
Remember the old peanut guy that carried the santa sack with little bags of peanuts for sale?


What an icon of the old suburban grounds he was.

Someone told me that they saw him spruiking porno mags from his big old Australia Post duffle bag: "GET YA PEANUTS AND YA DIRTY BOOKS!!!"
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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Devilhead » Sun 17 Sep 2017 10:25pm

My recollection is that he used to stand under the press box area close to the GG Huggins stand fence - under the start of the west stand that curved around to the Neapen Hwy end

He would yell Carn Sainters and hold the "Carn" forever

Early 90s he started doing it - that face is definitely familiar

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Re: 80's/90's flashback of a Saints fan

Postby Enrico_Misso » Sun 17 Sep 2017 10:57pm

I've got one of those "Last Bounce at Moorabbin" t shirts.
It was a narrow win, but felt terrible - one of the worst days ever.
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