Monday, 8 September 2014

2014 Round 27, Quarter time.

9th September Birthdays.
    Shane Crawford 1974, Sean Godsell 1960.

 PLAYER OF THE DAY. Peter Mann, born 9th September 1970.
In the 4 years from 1991 to 1994, Peter played 39 games for North Melbourne and kicked 12 goals and even though he had been a centre half forward at Claremont, they used him mainly at centre half back. 

They knew he had talent and were frustrated when he decided to join some old Claremont team mates at Fremantle. 

Joining the Dockers in 1995, he was more consistent than at North and up until finishing his career in 1999 played 77 games for 88 goals.

He was always a strong mark and was used in his more favoured position of centre half forward, winning the club Best and Fairest in his first year. Peter also represented Western Australia in 1995.

Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.

Graeme and Wes Fellowes.
Graeme Fellowes played as a ruckman for Collingwood from 1956 to 1964 and was in 66 games for 22 goals.
At 200cm he was the tallest ruckman around at the time and even though he only played 7 games in his first 2 years by the time the 1958 finals came around he really proved himself. So much so that he was named as first ruck in the Premiership team that year and from then on was a regular in the side.
A knee injury in 1961 saw him sidelined and when he was able to play again he couldn’t regain his earlier form.

Wes Fellowes was also a ruckman and followed his father to Collingwood. He was the same height as his father and even though he was not a ‘hard’ player he did win the Copeland Trophy (Best and Fairest) in 1986.
Racking up 102 games in his 9 years at the club (1981-’89) he kicked 28 goals.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.

What’s In a Name?
When Hawthorn were admitted into the VFL in 1925 they were commonly known as the ‘Mayblooms’ as their colours were the same as the Maybloom bush.
In 1933 they altered their uniform from being brown with a gold V to gold with a brown V people started to call them the ‘Mustard pots’.  It didn’t take long to change the uniform back!
The Maybloom tag stuck for a number of years, then in 1941 it was announced that they wanted to be known as the ‘Brown bombers’ and that the Maybloom name was banned from being mentioned around the club.
It was in 1943 that coach Roy Cazaly told his players before a match that they would become known by the more ‘fierce’ name of the Hawks.
Even though it was only a decision made by him it has nonetheless been used ever since.
The current strip of brown and gold stripes was introduced in 1950.
Source: Our Game by Jim Main.

Tony Jewell – Player and Coach.
Tony played 80 games for Richmond from 1964 to 1970, mainly in the back line, and kicked 16 goals.
Whilst he was used on occasion as a rover or half forward, he was best used as a hard tackling back man and played in the back pocket in the Tigers 1967 flag winning side.
In 1979 he was appointed coach of the club and led them to the flag in his second year at the helm. Then they had a slump which saw the end of his first tenure there in 1981.
During this time his record was 69 games for 41 wins, 1 draw and 27 losses. They also played in 3 finals games and of course won 1 premiership. The winning percentage was 59%.
St. Kilda then invited him to coach their team and he was with them in 1983 and 1984 for 40 games with 9 wins and 31 losses. A winning percentage of 23%.
It seems that by 1986 all was forgiven at Richmond and he re joined them for a second stint as coach for 2 seasons.
Once again they struggled and from 44 games they managed 12 wins and 32 losses, a 27% winning percentage.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers & AFL Record Season Guide 2013.


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