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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Except for the whole "work effort" thing! The Hawk relied on natural ability to make his opponents look silly, he didn't exactly take training seriously.

    I couldn't imagine Doug working out how many calories he was taking on board with the latest Big Mac that he ate!
    And the whole not drinking alcohol.
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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by azabob View Post
    And the whole not drinking alcohol.

    Oh my God the Hawk could drink! The problem is he would take teammates (who he promptly drank under the table) out the night before a match and get them pissed too.

    I can remember being in a video shop in Footscray the night before the prelim in 1985 when Hawk and Les Bamblett rolled in blind drunk. The Hawk killed it the next day and Les barely touched it.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Except for the whole "work effort" thing! The Hawk relied on natural ability to make his opponents look silly, he didn't exactly take training seriously.

    I couldn't imagine Doug working out how many calories he was taking on board with the latest Big Mac that he ate!
    Come on TD! I was taking the piss! I grew up in Braybrook mate.
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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Come on TD! I was taking the piss! I grew up in Braybrook mate.
    I know you did, but not everyone else reading the post would have. When you look at how professional players are nowadays and then track back a generation or two you would have trouble believing a bloke who prepared like Doug did could dominate the compin the way that he did.

    The Hawk may have been a bit like Tom Liberatore but he is still in the best three bulldogs I have seen play.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Points taken TD. Agree with you about the Hawk. What he could do on a football field had to be seen to be believed. He could use his body to hold his position and out manoeuvre opponents like no other I've seen and had wonderful skills and the surest of handling. I rate him my number three after EJ and Chris Grant.
    The competition to be drafted is just so intense these days I have a strong suspicion that many super talented, but less disciplined individuals, don't even get a look in.
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    Re: Bailey Smith is a one-of-a-kind prospect who loves his exhaustive lifestyle

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Points taken TD. Agree with you about the Hawk. What he could do on a football field had to be seen to be believed. He could use his body to hold his position and out manoeuvre opponents like no other I've seen and had wonderful skills and the surest of handling. I rate him my number three after EJ and Chris Grant.
    The competition to be drafted is just so intense these days I have a strong suspicion that many super talented, but less disciplined individuals, don't even get a look in.
    I think you are right about drafting these days. Clubs are very risk averse to giving away a spot on the list who could cause trouble in the playing group as we have found out lately.

    I didn't see so much of Teddy play so I'd have Templeton, Hawkins and Grant as my 1, 2 and 3. Liberatore is a close fourth but I think it's all academic because the Bont will be no 1 by the end of his career.
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    After speaking to Obie for about fourty-five minutes on the telephone we
    Finally arrived at the truth of the matter and said that we had to go down
    And pick up the garbage, and also had to go down and speak to him at the
    Police officer's station. So we got in the red vw microbus with the
    Shovels and rakes and implements of destruction and headed on toward the
    Police officer's station.

    Now friends, there was only one or two things that Obie coulda done at
    The police station, and the first was he could have given us a medal for
    Being so brave and honest on the telephone, which wasn't very likely, and
    We didn't expect it, and the other thing was he could have bawled us out
    And told us never to be seen driving garbage around the vicinity again,
    Which is what we expected, but when we got to the police officer's station
    There was a third possibility that we hadn't even counted upon, and we was
    Both immediately arrested. Handcuffed. And I said "Obie, I don't think I
    Can pick up the garbage with these handcuffs on. " He said, "Shut up, kid.
    Get in the back of the patrol car. "




    Arlo Guthrie

    WOOF NUMBER 6

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