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    Re: Number #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc26 View Post
    Luke Dahlhaus during his prime was a fantastic contributor for us.
    Incredibly courageous, came through the hard way for 154 games and a Premiership puts him right up there.
    A real shame how it ended with Dahl, he was a bright spark during a dark time for Dogs fans and an absolute warrior for us in the premiership run.

    Doesn't sit right seeing him play out his days with Geelong.
    Our 1954 premiership players are our heroes, and it has to be said that Charlie was their hero.

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    Re: Number #6

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    Ian "Bluey" Hampshire. I saw his entire career with us from '76 to '82. He played 111 games with us and 224 in total. He joined us from Geelong and quickly became a crowd favourite. I actually saw him bounce the ball once - a rarity for he was the archetypal "lumbering ruckman". Of course upon retirement he later coached us.
    I'll never forget when he was coaching us, after his first or second game in charge, we had a huge upset win against Hawthorn. We were all out on the ground after the siren (like we did back then) celebrating and slapping backs and chanting "Red, White, Bluey!" As he disappeared down the race with the players surrounding him his first rose in the air in triumph. It was a great moment.

    He bought some pride back to the club in 1983. That was the year that everything changed. We stopped just going through the motions and being happy to help be making up the numbers as a VFL club. We got some decent players on board and took some pride in our performance.
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    Re: Number #6

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    Murray Zeuschner was with us for six seasons - '62 to '67 and wore number #1 throughout. A ruckman back pocket he played 64 games. His brother Barry was a fine CHF in the VFA with Sandringham.
    That's right. Murray had a real awkward kicking style.

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    Another #1 who springs to mind is Simon Minton-Connell. He had a 13 year career at Carlton, Sydney, Hawthorn and finally with us in '97 and '98. He booted 43 goals in his first season, 10 in his second - 53 goals in 25 games. Simon's hands were scared of heights so he never raised them above his head. No, his go to was the chest mark on the lead or the big leaping pack mark - always taken on the chest. He booted 350 goals in his career. A pretty decent player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Another #1 who springs to mind is Simon Minton-Connell. He had a 13 year career at Carlton, Sydney, Hawthorn and finally with us in '97 and '98. He booted 43 goals in his first season, 10 in his second - 53 goals in 25 games. Simon's hands were scared of heights so he never raised them above his head. No, his go to was the chest mark on the lead or the big leaping pack mark - always taken on the chest. He booted 350 goals in his career. A pretty decent player.
    Just a suggestion - you should start separate threads by number. maybe the the mods could move your number 1s and we can talk about each one over the years.
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    Re: Number #6

    Yes, good idea. I was thinking of re-naming the thread "Bulldogs By Numbers. #1" and so on down the list but don't know how. Mods please.
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    Yes, good idea. I was thinking of re-naming the thread "Bulldogs By Numbers. #1" and so on down the list but don't know how. Mods please.
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    Re: Number #6

    John Kerr was a significant #1. He started with us in '53 and left in '58 to go to Melbourne where he played just one game. A smart rover he was BOG in our '54 Flag win. He played 81 games for us and kicked 94 goals. He only played one game for us in '58 before leaving during the season.
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    Re: Number #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    I'll never forget when he was coaching us, after his first or second game in charge, we had a huge upset win against Hawthorn. We were all out on the ground after the siren (like we did back then) celebrating and slapping backs and chanting "Red, White, Bluey!" As he disappeared down the race with the players surrounding him his first rose in the air in triumph. It was a great moment.

    He bought some pride back to the club in 1983. That was the year that everything changed. We stopped just going through the motions and being happy to help be making up the numbers as a VFL club. We got some decent players on board and took some pride in our performance.
    Indeed 1982 was a bleak year. We won just three games. The nadir was a 146 point drubbing by Essendon at home in the last round. We won the wooden spoon. In '83 we finished 7th and won 10 games. So yes, Bluey helped turn the ship around.
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    Re: Number #6

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Yes, good idea. I was thinking of re-naming the thread "Bulldogs By Numbers. #1" and so on down the list but don't know how. Mods please.
    Thanks mods. You are always on the ball!
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    Re: Number #6

    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Indeed 1982 was a bleak year. We won just three games. The nadir was a 146 point drubbing by Essendon at home in the last round. We won the wooden spoon. In '83 we finished 7th and won 10 games. So yes, Bluey helped turn the ship around.
    The sponsor Eastcoast Jeans offered the players $21 000 for the end of season trip if we won our last three games against Fitzroy, St Kilda and Sydney. First game at Whitten oval against Fitzroy we were 21 points down at halftime and kicking into a gale in the third quarter. Not only that, they had 24 scoring shots to 12 and were drubbing us.

    According to legend the owner of Eastcoast Jeans walked into the dressing room and threw a brown paper bag with $7000 in it on a massage table and said "this is what you're playing for. Win the game and it's all yours" I can remember Mick Conlan strolling into an open goal and Brian Cordy appearing from nowhere to drag him down just as he went to kick the ball. We were 9 points behind at 3/4 time and ran over the top of them in the last quarter.
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    Re: Number #6

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    The sponsor Eastcoast Jeans offered the players $21 000 for the end of season trip if we won our last three games against Fitzroy, St Kilda and Sydney. First game at Whitten oval against Fitzroy we were 21 points down at halftime and kicking into a gale in the third quarter. Not only that, they had 24 scoring shots to 12 and were drubbing us.

    According to legend the owner of Eastcoast Jeans walked into the dressing room and threw a brown paper bag with $7000 in it on a massage table and said "this is what you're playing for. Win the game and it's all yours" I can remember Mick Conlan strolling into an open goal and Brian Cordy appearing from nowhere to drag him down just as he went to kick the ball. We were 9 points behind at 3/4 time and ran over the top of them in the last quarter.
    That's a great memory TD. Was Robert Percy associated with Eastcoast at the time do you recall?
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    Re: Number #6

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    That's a great memory TD. Was Robert Percy associated with Eastcoast at the time do you recall?
    From memory the guy associated with Eastcoast Jeans was Danny someone?


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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Justin Charles had a 9 year career with us and the Tigers for 90 games all up - 36 with us. - spread over 5 seasÚns. He began as #17 but then changed to #1. He debuted in the ruck as an 18 year old. Son of Bulldog player John Charles. Also was an excellent basebaĺ player.
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    Re: Bulldogs By the Numbers

    Justin Charles had a 9 year career with us and the Tigers for 90 games all up - 36 with us. - spread over 5 seasÚns. He began as #17 but then changed to #1. He debuted in the ruck as an 18 year old. Son of Bulldog player John Charles. Also was an excellent basebaĺ player. In his best season at Richmond he polled 3rd in the Brownlow.
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