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Inspirational vintage film

Postby Sanctorum » Fri 29 Dec 2017 11:05am

Lazy summer days so in search of some uplifting stuff about the Saints, came across the following film on YouTube, if you haven't seen it you're in for a treat!

I imagine this is shown to the team, especially the young blokes, before the start of the season, to complement the sort of stories that the likes of club legends like Cowboy Neale, Neil Roberts etc can relate to the players in order to cement the great culture of St Kilda FC.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdnomNMOlbM
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby bigcarl » Fri 29 Dec 2017 12:47pm

Some great historic footage there. What's the first song they sing in the rooms afterwards?
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby mr six o'clock » Fri 29 Dec 2017 8:02pm

bigcarl wrote:Some great historic footage there. What's the first song they sing in the rooms afterwards?


Sounds like ' stout hearted men '
Anyone else agree ?

What a great doco
Be nice if somewhere they still had all the footage they shot in the club rooms.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby linz » Fri 29 Dec 2017 9:50pm

Thank You. Great footage. Gee it was a long time ago.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby 8bloggs » Fri 29 Dec 2017 10:05pm

Had not heard about nor seen that before, many thanks for posting!
One aspect of tradition that I seriously don't like was how they swapped jumpers with the Collingwood players. It just does not look right seeing Doc in those colours!
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby Trev from the Bush » Fri 29 Dec 2017 11:18pm

mr six o'clock wrote:
bigcarl wrote:Some great historic footage there. What's the first song they sing in the rooms afterwards?


Sounds like ' stout hearted men '
Anyone else agree ?

What a great doco
Be nice if somewhere they still had all the footage they shot in the club rooms.


Agree, Stout Hearted Men.

Thankyou for posting my Christmas present. Doc came over as quite articulate. How about Siera, talking away in the armchair with fag in hand and still blowing in the room after the GF - still with fag in hand! Another player gone to soon - off to Perth at the end of '68 and a great loss. Brian Gleeson in the rooms with the premiership cup - all great stuff.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby Trev from the Bush » Fri 29 Dec 2017 11:18pm

mr six o'clock wrote:
bigcarl wrote:Some great historic footage there. What's the first song they sing in the rooms afterwards?


Sounds like ' stout hearted men '
Anyone else agree ?

What a great doco
Be nice if somewhere they still had all the footage they shot in the club rooms.


Agree, Stout Hearted Men.

Thankyou for posting my Christmas present. Doc came over as quite articulate. How about Siera, talking away in the armchair with fag in hand and still blowing in the room after the GF - still with fag in hand! Another player gone to soon - off to Perth at the end of '68 and a great loss. Brian Gleeson in the rooms with the premiership cup - all great stuff.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby spert » Sat 30 Dec 2017 9:56am

Wonderful old footage. Just sooo long ago and it really is a poor effort by the club and all its various administrations never to have won another premiership since then. Just have to hope that it can all click in 2018..but as Sainters, we all live in hope.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby Sanctorum » Sat 30 Dec 2017 6:39pm

Trev from the Bush wrote:
mr six o'clock wrote:
bigcarl wrote:Some great historic footage there. What's the first song they sing in the rooms afterwards?


Sounds like ' stout hearted men '
Anyone else agree ?

What a great doco
Be nice if somewhere they still had all the footage they shot in the club rooms.


Agree, Stout Hearted Men.


Following is the chorus from "Stout Hearted Men":

Give me some men who are stout-hearted men,
Who will fight, for the right they adore,
Start me with ten who are stout-hearted men,
And I'll soon give you ten thousand more.
Shoulder to shoulder and bolder and bolder,
They grow as they go to the fore.
Then there's nothing in the world can halt or mar a plan,
When stout-hearted men can stick together man to man.


If you enjoyed the doco that I posted earlier in this thread, then I'll guarantee that the following one, from AFL Media, really captures the spirit of St Kilda '66, but be warned, keep a box of tissues handy!

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-04-09/t ... ique-of-66
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby bigcarl » Sun 31 Dec 2017 8:48am

Stout hearted men.

How true and appropriate.

Love it.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby asiu » Sun 31 Dec 2017 8:50pm

omg

:)

a box of tissues didnt come close

an oversized beachtowel struggled

that was fabulous


awwwww

the old fellas still care deeply

it gets in your blood this footy club
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby one point » Tue 02 Jan 2018 11:54am

Should be compulsory viewing for all players and coaches at Stkilda
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby magnifisaint » Tue 02 Jan 2018 12:42pm

one point wrote:Should be compulsory viewing for all players and coaches at Stkilda

Oh yeah.
Fantastic doco
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby st.byron » Tue 02 Jan 2018 4:24pm

Thanks for posting Sanctorum.

What a great doco. As much for the feel of the time as for the footy history. It was a different country then.
Some gems there. Sierakowsi sitting in an armchair (love the 60's decor) having a casual fag whilst he discusses the Doc. Water skiing the day before the GF. All wearing filth jumpers after the game. Snapshot of a different culture and time.
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Re: Inspirational vintage film

Postby Sanctorum » Fri 05 Jan 2018 2:05pm

The Jeans era as coach (1961 to 1976) was by far the most successful in St Kilda's history.

As related in the club's DVD "Heaven and Hell - The Saints From 1897 to 2003", Allan Jeans won the coaching job for 1961 by just one vote of the Board, and he immediately took the team into the finals (from 6th in 1960), with sustained success until they won the Premiership in 1966. By any definition he was a master coach - in the list of AFL coaches with more than 450 games he is 2nd only to Tom Hafey with a record of 61.9%.

I really hope that the club recocgnise our most successful coach by erecting a statue in his honour in front of the clubhouse as part of the redevelopment of Moorabbin!

1971 was the last time that Jeans took his Saints to a Grand Final. It is one of a handful of classic Grand Finals, and typified the physical and mental toughness of St Kilda teams developed by Allan Jeans, which he subsequently did with considerably more success at Hawthorn - 5 Premierships.

I have dug up one more documentary that encapsulates the spirit of the Saints in the Jeans era, and it commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1971 GF that St Kilda lost to Hawthorn by just 7 points. It contains some wonderful observations from the hard men in that game - Carl Ditterich, Cowboy Neale (Saints), Don Scott, Leigh Matthews (Hawks). Both John Kennedy (coach) and David Parkin (Captain) recall this as the toughest game they were ever involved in.

Going into the GF, Hawthorn FF Peter Hudson needed just 4 goals to equal the AFL record of 150 goals in a season held by Bob Pratt (South Melbourne), 5 to beat it. In the days before the game, when discussing how the Saints would try to keep Hudson from kicking a bag of goals, someone in the room said: "he can't kick goals if he's unconscious!", which caused some mirth.

Check the video to see who it was, and how it played out...

https://vimeo.com/154568435

Enjoy!!
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