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We need a champion or two!

Postby leighsaintsince66 » Sat 23 Dec 2017 11:44pm

Over the journey it seems that we have regularly had a champion ot two on our list. Perhaps even three on occasions.

Who are our next champions now that Roo has retired? Will it be Billings? Perhaps Gresham?
Will it be a free agent or perhaps someone else ?


I have compiled the following list of champions (only an opinion):

1960's: Roberts, Baldock, Stewart, Morrow, Ditterich and Smith
1970's: Smith, Barker
1980's: Barker, Lockett, Winmar
1990's: Lockett, Winmar, Harvey, Burke and Loewe
2000's: Riewoldt, Hayes
2010's: Hayes, Riewoldt

Apologies if I have missed another champion or two?

Having a champion or two allows us to dream, even if we don't win the ultimate prize.

Going from one end of the ground to the other at Moorabbin...
Watching from behind the goals, Plugger outmuscling his opponent.
Would he kick 10 or perhaps 13 today? How many did Dunstall kick?
Is it a dream? Could he even kick 170-200 goals in a given season?
Will that precision kicking guide us to our second premiership cup?
Winmar will surely help... How about that kid Harvey?

It didn't seem to matter whether it was wet, misty or cold at Linton Street. Those days were magic and will live on forever in our hearts.

It has been a pleasure to dream; to watch our champions over the years.

Bring on the next champion or two!
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby WellardSaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 2:27am

Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.
Summertime just means lots of sunburn, lots of pain.
Long wait till footy season, when the pain of sunburn is replaced by the pain of missed opportunities, missed shots at goal,
mistakes under pressure...
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby SuperDuper » Sun 24 Dec 2017 3:24am

WellardSaint wrote:Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.


garbage

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_ ... 1=O&fid2=O

Billings played as a 21 year old all year... in that comparison Lenny played as 22 year old

Billings looks fine to me... will be a star..
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby SaintPav » Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:44am

SuperDuper wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.


garbage

https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/ft_ ... 1=O&fid2=O

Billings played as a 21 year old all year... in that comparison Lenny played as 22 year old

Billings looks fine to me... will be a star..


Well said.
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby kosifantutti » Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:58am

When the new draftees came to the club I was waiting for one of them to say “I can’t believe I’ll be training with....” but I couldn’t finish the sentence.
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby saynta » Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:55am

leighsaintsince66 wrote:Over the journey it seems that we have regularly had a champion ot two on our list. Perhaps even three on occasions.

Who are our next champions now that Roo has retired? Will it be Billings? Perhaps Gresham?
Will it be a free agent or perhaps someone else ?


I have compiled the following list of champions (only an opinion):

1960's: Roberts, Baldock, Stewart, Morrow, Ditterich and Smith
1970's: Smith, Barker
1980's: Barker, Lockett, Winmar
1990's: Lockett, Winmar, Harvey, Burke and Loewe
2000's: Riewoldt, Hayes
2010's: Hayes, Riewoldt

Apologies if I have missed another champion or two?

Having a champion or two allows us to dream, even if we don't win the ultimate prize.

Going from one end of the ground to the other at Moorabbin...
Watching from behind the goals, Plugger outmuscling his opponent.
Would he kick 10 or perhaps 13 today? How many did Dunstall kick?
Is it a dream? Could he even kick 170-200 goals in a given season?
Will that precision kicking guide us to our second premiership cup?
Winmar will surely help... How about that kid Harvey?

It didn't seem to matter whether it was wet, misty or cold at Linton Street. Those days were magic and will live on forever in our hearts.

It has been a pleasure to dream; to watch our champions over the years.

Bring on the next champion or two!



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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby fugazi » Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:19am

kosifantutti wrote:When the new draftees came to the club I was waiting for one of them to say “I can’t believe I’ll be training with....” but I couldn’t finish the sentence.


A six goal Seaford breeze in my face?
Nee!
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby skeptic » Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:02pm

Let me be a first...

We need a champion team
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby Zed » Sun 24 Dec 2017 1:48pm

12 months ago , I had my doubts on Billings becoming a star. Thought he was soft.

If you watched him closely in 2017, his tackling got better as the year progressed and by year end he was hard at the contest. His tackles stuck. He won plenty of hs own hard balls. Once he fixes his goal kicking (which I’m confident he will in 2018) he will come roaring into AA calculations.

Just need one or 2 others (Steele ?) to step up.
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby desertsaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 6:44pm

leighsaintsince66 wrote:Over the journey it seems that we have regularly had a champion ot two on our list. Perhaps even three on occasions.

Who are our next champions now that Roo has retired? Will it be Billings? Perhaps Gresham?
Will it be a free agent or perhaps someone else ?


I have compiled the following list of champions (only an opinion):

1960's: Roberts, Baldock, Stewart, Morrow, Ditterich and Smith
1970's: Smith, Barker
1980's: Barker, Lockett, Winmar
1990's: Lockett, Winmar, Harvey, Burke and Loewe
2000's: Riewoldt, Hayes
2010's: Hayes, Riewoldt

Apologies if I have missed another champion or two?

Having a champion or two allows us to dream, even if we don't win the ultimate prize.

Going from one end of the ground to the other at Moorabbin...
Watching from behind the goals, Plugger outmuscling his opponent.
Would he kick 10 or perhaps 13 today? How many did Dunstall kick?
Is it a dream? Could he even kick 170-200 goals in a given season?
Will that precision kicking guide us to our second premiership cup?
Winmar will surely help... How about that kid Harvey?

It didn't seem to matter whether it was wet, misty or cold at Linton Street. Those days were magic and will live on forever in our hearts.

It has been a pleasure to dream; to watch our champions over the years.

Bring on the next champion or two!

you have roo and lenny two decades but not Harvey? easily a champ for more of the 2000s than Hayes was in the 2010s, or the 2000s. Taking nothing away from Hayes.
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby WellardSaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 6:51pm

Zed wrote:12 months ago , I had my doubts on Billings becoming a star. Thought he was soft.

If you watched him closely in 2017, his tackling got better as the year progressed and by year end he was hard at the contest. His tackles stuck. He won plenty of hs own hard balls. Once he fixes his goal kicking (which I’m confident he will in 2018) he will come roaring into AA calculations.

Just need one or 2 others (Steele ?) to step up.

Steele spent the last preseason in a moonboot, I think.
Had a foot problem.
Young enough to stack on muscle and improve his fitness- at that age they're still growing. Teenage body almost.
So improvements are massive.
Summertime just means lots of sunburn, lots of pain.
Long wait till footy season, when the pain of sunburn is replaced by the pain of missed opportunities, missed shots at goal,
mistakes under pressure...
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby saint6709 » Sun 24 Dec 2017 8:30pm

WellardSaint wrote:Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.


Best on ground playing with one eye for almost the entire match after the other one was bruised shut doesn't cut it for you ?
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby remboy » Sun 24 Dec 2017 9:51pm

skeptic wrote:Let me be a first...

We need a champion team


Took the words out of my mouth. I remember speaking to a guy, who was in his 90s, about 10 years ago and he said StKilda has always had champion players but never had a champion team. Who were the Bulldogs champions in 2016?
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby magnifisaint » Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:22pm

saint6709 wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.


Best on ground playing with one eye for almost the entire match after the other one was bruised shut doesn't cut it for you ?

I think Wellard and Con are sleeping together,

Billings will be an absolute star. I'm biased but I reckon he will be better than Bontempelli.
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Re: We need a champion or two!

Postby saynta » Sun 24 Dec 2017 10:49pm

magnifisaint wrote:
saint6709 wrote:
WellardSaint wrote:Carlisle will be our champion.

Can't see anyone else stepping up.
Billings is prone to going missing under pressure.
Has zero DNA shared with Hayes.
Sure he has sublime skill, has it in spades,
will not help when he has ZERO hardness and won't do the extra tough stuff that Lenny used to do when it was needed.


Best on ground playing with one eye for almost the entire match after the other one was bruised shut doesn't cut it for you ?

I think Wellard and Con are sleeping together,

Billings will be an absolute star. I'm biased but I reckon he will be better than Bontempelli.


Not that there is anything wrong with that. :wink:
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