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    Roughead was never outstanding for us but did risk blindness to help get us a flag. His mark from the JJ goal overturn kick-in sealed it for us
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    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Yes, I think Wally Donald. I have a feeling he may have been just the third Bulldog, after Arthur Olliver and Alby Morrison, to play 200 games. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong about this. I saw him in 1956 and '57 play a few times alongside Herb Henderson. They were a great duo.

    Other than Wally, Ted Whitten Jnr was an outstanding player who was forced out by injury at just 25 years old. He was destined to play 250 plus games. And so on to #23.
    Very hard to go past Wally Donald, an outstanding Back pocket player, Vice Captain in our 54 Premiership, a member of the WB Team of the Century and Hall of Fame member. Was part of the best defence of its time as follows:
    B. Donald Henderson Bryden
    HB. Martin Whitten Gallagher.

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    Very hard to go past Wally Donald, an outstanding Back pocket player, Vice Captain in our ‘54 Premiership, a member of the WB Team of the Century and Hall of Fame member. Was part of the best defence of its time as follows:
    B. Donald Henderson Bryden
    HB. Martin Whitten Gallagher.
    That was indeed a rock solid defence. In 1953 it only conceded 959 points - the lowest since the 12 team, 18 game fixture was inaugurated in 1925. In 1954 we finished the season in 2nd place and again had the most water tight defence conceding only 1095 points. The next best was Geelong, who finished first, and conceded 1225 points.
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    Best #23 for mine is Simon Atkins. Followed closely by Stuart Magee. And now on to #24.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    Best #23 for mine is Simon Atkins. Followed closely by Stuart Magee. And now on to #24.
    Gary Dempsey - Brownlow, 6 times Sutton Medal, team of the century
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    Gary Dempsey - Brownlow, 6 times Sutton Medal, team of the century
    Yes, absolutely. One of the best marks of all time, mobile and a great tap ruckman. Steve Wallis - another great player for us along with Premiership heroes - Jim Gallagher and # Never Forget - Shane Biggs aka "The Wall of Biggs" - still the finest concerted effort I've seen on the football field.
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    We've had some good #25s over the years.
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    We've had some good #25s over the years.
    Jeff Jennings just pipping Ryan Hargrave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    I happened to see Chook at Marvel yesterday and had a yack with him about the old days at Totty Tech. He was a couple of years ahead of me. Great bloke. Grew up in Braybrook, played cricket for Druids and footy for Braybrook and was a damn good player for us and a good recruiting officer too.
    Then took his recruiting skills to West Coast.

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    Then took his recruiting skills to West Coast.
    Biggest coup was his recruitment of Scott Wynd under North’s nose whilst he was playing with Jacana.

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    Hall of fame Herb Henderson and full back in our Team of the Century was a stand out in the No. 25.
    Well known Sun football writer Alf Brown claimed that John Coleman the Essendon champion FF was the best player he had seen.
    The only player capable of containing Coleman at his peak was Herb Henderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by merantau View Post
    That was indeed a rock solid defence. In 1953 it only conceded 959 points - the lowest since the 12 team, 18 game fixture was inaugurated in 1925. In 1954 we finished the season in 2nd place and again had the most water tight defence conceding only 1095 points. The next best was Geelong, who finished first, and conceded 1225 points.
    It was also the defence that kept a team (Fitzroy) scoreless longest in a game ever. Fitzroy didn't score at all until time on in the last quarter. Even when st Kilda only scored 0.1 against Geelong St Kilda scored first.

    Apparently Charlie Sutton blocked up one of the drains with a mop head during the week.
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    I think it was Alan "the Baron" Ruthven who soccered a goal late in the last quarter.
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    Best #25 for mine was Herb Henderson followed by John Jillard, Ryan Hargrave and Geoff Jennings.
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    Best #26 ? Two stand outs - Ray Walker and Danny Del Re.
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