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Post by Lee on Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:27 pm

I've threatened it for a long time.

Here it is (and I'm happy to divulge names, apart from a few Very Happy  )



F:              Youngster,                     Girl,                   Piddler

HF:            Flies,                             Prez,                   Hat

C:              Boofa,                          Mad Dog,              Guidance

HB:            Cheryl,                         Drugsy,                Grub

B:              George,                        Single,                 Melbourne Jack


R:               Rubbers                
           
                  Mopsy*

                  Smurf

Interchange:                Mud,               Bang Bang,             Sesame Street


And a bloody good side, too.

Apologies to those I missed, this is off the top of my head, with some assistance.


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Re: Nickname Bloods Team

Post by mark beswick on Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:33 pm

Golly made a good full back too
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Post by bayman on Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:15 pm

one change, surely the full back should move to the forward pocket...................is ''bang bang'' Mick Foley ?
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Post by Lee on Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:23 am

bang bang is a player from the 40's and 50's, Clarrie Cannon.

Apart from Melbourne Jack, he's the only player before the 80's.

The full-back would be more comfortable where he is, unless his opponent was Rick Davies.

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Post by oldfella on Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:10 pm

Lethal, great post however sadly as a long term westies tragic i do not know all of these nickname so at some stage you must update with names.

Allowing for censorship requirements, you must tell us the story behind some of the nicknames
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Post by Lee on Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:39 pm

Sadly, there are several I don't know much about.

My brother Noel assisted with some of them, as he was a 1983 trainer and before and after that era.

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Post by brodlach on Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:26 pm

Some great players there


Has Noel been awarded Life Membership as yet? Been at the club many years.
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Post by Bundy on Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:44 pm

brodlach wrote:Some great players there


Has Noel been awarded Life Membership  as yet? Been at the club many years.

Agree a great westies stalwart.Great club man 110%

Clarrie Cannon is my uncle,even though someone at the club did not believe me so they had to check up on it.They slipped on their proverbial.He was a really nice fella. Used to kick the ball with him when i was a youngster.A very funny kicking style if i remember rightly.
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Post by oldfella on Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:53 pm

brodlach wrote:Some great players there


Has Noel been awarded Life Membership  as yet? Been at the club many years.

Yes mate from memory awarded 1985 or 1986
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Post by Flag No.10 on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:04 pm

Well, I'll knock over the ones I know so we can narrow it down.

Youngster is Greg Mellor.
Flies is Peter Meuret.
Prez is Bruce Lindner.
Drugsy is Mark Dreher.
Rubbers is Mark Mickan.
Mopsy is Leon Grosser.
Smurf is Bernie Conlen.

Is Melbourne Jack Jack Broadstock?

Any info on the meaning behind any of these? I think The Prez related to Bruce's self-confidence.

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Post by Lee on Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:29 pm

Melbourne Jack was Jack Richardson. He hit the post late in one of those Grand Finals.

I think the nickname was conferred because every year he announced he was going to play in Melbourne.

I think he got in with some dodgy characters and came to a nasty end.

Rumour has it that Jack Broadstock was a 'colourful character' too.

Of course Jack 'Captain Blood' Dyer was reported as saying Broadstock was the most talented player he ever saw Fair wrap from someone who saw most of the greats of the time

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