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1984

Post by JockStrap » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:55 am

Got serious goossebumps watching this


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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:21 pm

An absolute must watch for anyone who didn't live through it (well, even if you did!). This was the greatest ever feeling I've ever experienced following the Bombers. It takes some sort of team to beat the Hawthorn unit of the 80's - and we did it back to back.

Can't wait to watch it.
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Re: 1984

Post by Jazz_84 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:20 pm

yep can't wait for sunday morning, should be great viewing!
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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:31 pm

f***** Leon Baker! Would do anything to have someone like him today.
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Re: 1984

Post by swoodley » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:35 pm

I wonder if the wankers will show it in Perth :?

And I'm with you on this one BD...it was THE best feeling I've ever experienced in all my time following th Bombers.
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Re: 1984

Post by tonysoprano » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:48 pm

oh for those days to return - awesome.

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Re: 1984

Post by rockhole » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:36 pm

f*** me!!! Did that get me going.

Easily the greatest Essendon game I have ever seen (with a flag at the siren, a 19 year drought broken and the humiliation of the previous year overcome)

.....and by the way, the most exciting passge of play culminating in my man excecuting the famous blind turn and putting us in front. Never before or since have I gone through the roof to the degree of that moment.

Never get tired of watching the game and will tune in Sunday morning with great interest.
Too far for Baker now he's on to it, now he’s got it, OPEN GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Dons are in front by one point at the 8 minute mark

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Re: 1984

Post by BERT » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:46 pm

That grand final doesn't get the respect it deserves. Everyone fawns over the 1989 GF but 1984 was a better game IMO.

I can't wait to watch this on Sunday.

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Re: 1984

Post by hop » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:59 am

"Put it through Timmy....That's it! That's it!"

Still makes the hair on the back of the neck stand-up and the memory of that day.

Stick with it kids....you just never know......one day.....
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Re: 1984

Post by paddyl90 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:03 am

What are the 80s?

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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:30 am

JP_32 wrote:What are the 80s?
A period in which you missed the greatest of feelings as a Bomber supporter. It was an awakening from a coma the club was induced in for many years. The same sort of period we are currently experiencing. But back then, you could sense the ruthlessness that was emerging and the legends that were about to be made.
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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:55 am

Here's something to wet your appetites;

:arrow: We were annihilated by Hawthorn in the 1983 Grand Final. We made the GF from 5th position, and a 14 year old footy nut became too optimistic about our chances. I ended up a shattered kid. I locked myself in my room for the rest of the weekend, and did not want to go to school on Monday. I knew what confronted me - and I copped it.

:arrow: We finished on top in 1984. But Hawthorn beat us the two times we played in the home & away season. We just couldn't beat the fuckerz. Then we met them in the 2nd semi final - in what has been described as the greatest ever finals match. We lost by 8 points. I was absolutely gutted, and quite distressed. We threw everything at them. "WE JUST CAN'T BEAT THE FUCKERZ!!" I smashed my transistor radio. At least we had another shot at it the following week against Collingwood in the Prelim (which we won by a record margin)



So then it came to another Grand Final against these pricks. I was absolutely nervous as f***. And when they piled on 4 unanswered goals at the start of the game - I thought "here we f****** go again!!!!"

The nerves at the start of the last quarter was unbelievable. I was shaking, pacing, and almost pissing myself. When Baker kicked the goal to hit the front, I went absolutely ballistic. I've never heard so much emotion come out of my mouth ever since that moment. Even after the final siren - as I was emotionally exhausted by then. It was the GREATEST day I have ever experienced as a Bomber fan. I don't know how I would have ended up mentally if we lost that day. Seriously.

But I marched into school that Monday, walking tall and with an air of arrogance. Beaming with pride, it was a glorious day looking at the glum looks on the faces of Hawthorn supporters and the look of envy amongst all others.
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Re: 1984

Post by bombermancan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:23 pm

What ever happened to old Walsh??

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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:38 pm

bombermancan wrote:What ever happened to old Walsh??
He was the NLM of the 80's
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Re: 1984

Post by billyduckworth » Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:52 pm

Still by far the best game ever for me. After so many years in the wilderness...

Amongst other things, I remember taking the train home on the Broady line afterwards. The whole carriage was singing "see the bombers fly up" and complete strangers were hugging each other and carrying on like lunatics. Great memories.

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Re: 1984

Post by robrulz5 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:18 pm

That 2nd Semi was on Fox Footy yesterday.

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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:28 pm

robrulz5 wrote:That 2nd Semi was on Fox Footy yesterday.
WHAT!!!??? f***!

I've been dying to see that game in full ever since! Shit, I could have recorded that :evil:
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Re: 1984

Post by robrulz5 » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:39 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
robrulz5 wrote:That 2nd Semi was on Fox Footy yesterday.
WHAT!!!??? f***!

I've been dying to see that game in full ever since! Shit, I could have recorded that :evil:
It was only an hour long, they showed some highlights then part of the last quarter.

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Re: 1984

Post by BenDoolan » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:43 pm

robrulz5 wrote:
BenDoolan wrote:
robrulz5 wrote:That 2nd Semi was on Fox Footy yesterday.
WHAT!!!??? f***!

I've been dying to see that game in full ever since! Shit, I could have recorded that :evil:
It was only an hour long, they showed some highlights then part of the last quarter.
Ah, ok. I can't understand why this game is not available on name a game or anywhere else. What is wrong with the muthafuckers who have rights to this material?
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Re: 1984

Post by bomberdonnie » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:36 pm

BenDoolan wrote:
bombermancan wrote:What ever happened to old Walsh??
He was the NLM of the 80's
I know what you mean here BD but NLM makes Walsh look like Wayne Carey rolled into G Jakovich

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