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Happy Birthday Wombat

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HoldenV8, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Just a short one.

    Happy 61st birthday to none other than Graham "Wombat" Eadie :party:

    I wonder how many of us know that he was actually born in Lidcombe?

     
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  2. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    What an absolute Champion.
     
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  3. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe I'm just showing my age but I still think he was our best ever fullback. Happy birthday Wombat.
     
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  4. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Always difficult comparing players from different eras. The roles and styles of play are so different now. But Wombat was far ahead the best fullback of his time, so he gets my vote.
     
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  5. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Ahhhhhh 1978 brings a tear to my eye.Happy birthday wombat.
     
  6. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Its always difficult comparing players from different eras. Was Wombat better than Snake? Is Snake better than Wombat? They are easily they are the top 2 fullbacks we've ever had, and we've had good ones from Ron Willey to Bob Batty, Dale Shearer and Matthew Ridge.

    Both had/have their strengths and both had/have their weaknesses. If you could somehow combine the two of them into one fullback.......damn lol. Snake's pace and skill, Wombat's size and strength.......:rock:
     
  7. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  8. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    And for a bonus 10 points, who is the player behind Wombat in that picture?
     
  9. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Looks like Gibbs
     
  10. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Still the best, all round Manly player that I've ever seen :clap:
    So many wonderful Manly memories :)


    Happy Birthday Wombat :inlove:

    70's chant to the Mickey Mouse tune:

    Who's the leader of the Team that's made for you and me?
    G-R-A-H-A-M E-A-D-I-E
    Graham Eadie, Graham Eadie
    Forever raise our banners high, high, high
    Graham Eadie, Graham Eadie
    :musicnotes::musicalnote::musicalscore:
     
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  11. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Johnny Gibbs wearing a wig?
     
  12. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If you mean the #7, that"s Steve Martin The Wizz Kid :)
     
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  13. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    Great days. Still in awe of the blistering pace of Wombat and Russell Gartner in those tries.
     
  14. Wombat Legacy

    Wombat Legacy Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  15. Sea Eagle 4 Life

    Sea Eagle 4 Life Active Member

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    Pitty we couldn't get Eadie & Stewart to mate. Then we would have the fastest & strongest fullback of all time.
     
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  16. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Hmmm...cross-breeding a Wombat with a Snake...interesting...
     
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  17. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Happy birthday Wombat, I only vaguely remember the end of his career & he was still great then. Wish I had seen all of it.
     
  18. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Then you'd have a Wake :party:
     
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  19. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Martin Meredith
     
  20. Terry Zarsoff

    Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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    Or a snombat.
     

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