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Feel good manly story for the oldies

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Go manly, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Go manly

    Go manly Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Was luck enough to have a couple of beers at my local with les Hannigan last night
    Among many topics and reminiscing about the past and present times he told the following story

    It seems his Mrs plays tennis regularly and one day walking home a car stopped,wound down the window and asked direction to a near by street address

    Les's wife looked in the car and said hello Fred , haven't seen you for a while but the street your looking for is just around the corner near my place

    The Fred in question was Freddie jones who les's wife immediately recognised and determined that they would be now somewhat neighbours

    I might add that I also live very close and did not know Fred was there

    The ironic point is that bazza Barrett until his recent move was also only a handful of houses away also

    Have asked les to organise to get hold of Fred and watch a game together at the local

    PS les still looks like he could run the length of the field and score un touched
    Not sure about Fred but will keep you posted and upload a picture of our get together if I can work out how
    Youngsters might have to google but assure you both are manly legends and very proud Eagles
     
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  2. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    On the official NSWRL video of the 1972 and 1973 Grand Finals (the one released years ago on VHS), Zorba who presented the video called Jones the "Robert Redford of rugby league".
     
  3. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    our u15 coach at balgowlah brought his mate fred to a training session one tuesday night and taught our hooker to use all means fair and mainly foul to win a scrum,we made the gf that year and pretty much never lost a scrum for the season
    .lost the gf to christian bros tho.
     
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  4. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    With his craggy good looks, I always saw Fred Jones as more the Rod Taylor type.
     
  5. midsteyne

    midsteyne Well-Known Member

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    i remember the mooses passing comp final,
    freds team had just won the first gf ever and he turned upto the studio pissed as,he won the passing comp with ease
     
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  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    With his preference for the ales, I always thought of Fred as more the Dean Martin type.
     
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