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Bob Fulton question...

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eireylu, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. eireylu

    eireylu New Member

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    Ok, please don't kill me and go gentle on me, as I understand you are all the most passionate Manly supporters on earth.

    I am buying my boyfriend a 1976 jersey for christmas and I want to get it personalised with 'Fulton' (his favourite player) and the number.

    OK, so I have NO IDEA what I am doing, but trying to be a good girlfriend and have researched and learned the 76 jersey is the only one he doesn't have from winning premierships and Fulton is his favourite player etc.

    He is VERY into accuracy, SO I have been trying to work out what number to get and I am stuck.

    I see that Fulton is renowned and honoured for being a five-eighth. However, I saw he played Centre too, and played centre in that grand final. But i can't find out anywhere whether fulton played a lot of games that year as 5/8th or if it was mainly ventre

    So please... manly fans, help a hapless girlfriend out and tell me what bloody number I should be getting on this jersey?

    Thanks!
     
  2. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Bozo played centre in that Grand Final - my gut feel is that he wore Number 3 but might need to look at the video to be sure

    Manly-Warringah
    Graham Eadie FB
    Tom Mooney WG
    Russell Gartner CE
    Bob Fulton (c) CE
    Rod Jackson WG 
    Alan Thompson FE
    Gary Stephens HB 
    John Harvey PR
    Max Krilich HK 
    Terry Randall PR 
    Steve Norton SR 
    Phil Lowe SR 
    Ian Martin LK
    Gary Thoroughgoood Reserve
    Mark Willoughby Reserve
    Frank Stanton Coach
     
  3. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    not 100% sure but I think he wore the #4 jersey in the 76 GF

    and this is the jersey
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  4. eireylu

    eireylu New Member

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    thanks for the help guys. I guess what I am asking is, regardless of anything, is there a number he was most known for, that I should get?
     
  5. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I reckon he was a better centre than 5/8 but he was bloody good in both positions!

    From the footage I have seen i am pretty sure he was the right centre in the GF. I might have the footage somewhere and will look it up for you.

    Wikipedia has him in the 5 and I seem to remember the 4 on his back from the footage I have seen

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Fulton
     
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This may confuse the issue a bit more haha

    In Manly's greatest side he was named in the 3 jersey

    I just put on my 1976 GF DVD and Fulton played in the 4 jersey

    To put my 2 cents into it, the jersey is a replica of the 1976 GF win against parramatta and he played in 4 for that match so I would go with that
     
  7. eireylu

    eireylu New Member

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    I feel a LOT better about not being able to figure this out myself now!

    Thank you thank you thank you!
     
  8. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    Your asking a bit much arn't you ?
     
  9. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I would go with 4.

    I think Fulton being named at 3 for the team of the century was more because centres generally can play both sides, so they threw him in there, I remember seeing the 4 on his back most
     
  10. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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  11. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    4 is right. Dan is full of nonsense though as in those days it was Inside and Outside Centre. Bozo played next to Ian Martin and Gartner played outside him on both sides. The centres aligned themselves according to where the ruck was and crossed the field at various times. Right and Left Centre did not come into play until the 80s and then 90s.
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    CW that does not change the fact he was named in 3 for the team of the century.....care to offer another explanation?
     
  13. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The team of the century did not run onto the paddock to play a game. He was just one of the centres chosen.
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    i cant believe you are a teacher sometimes.

    no wonder kids are the way they are
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am just glad I didn't have to teach you!!!! :)
     
  16. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Nobody has ever been able to teach Dan anything..
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I am just glad I didn't have to teach you!!!! :)
    [/quote]  Teachers hate it when they cop a kid smarter than them.  Happened to me all the time at school.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am just glad I didn't have to teach you!!!! :)
    [/quote]  Teachers hate it when they cop a kid smarter than them.  Happened to me all the time at school.
    [/quote]Who was the kid? Friend of yours?
     
  19. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    I was going to say I didn't realise he had a teaching career.
     
  20. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I believe it was more as a lecturer.
     

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