1972 Major Semi MW v ES

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    By:eagle66Sep 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    Just filling in time until March 2019, came across an article of the Major Semi in 1972. My first semi that I had gone to as an 11 year old.
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    • Harvies elbow

      By:Harvies elbowSep 16, 2018 at 12:45 PM
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      Wow.
      Any wonder we won the premiership.
       
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        By:globaleagleSep 16, 2018 at 12:46 PM
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        So.....

        Does seeing the footage of it in black and white look weird to you as you saw it 'live' and in colour (I assume?)


        Nice try by Bozo at about the 2:22 min mark!
         
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        Look how deep the attacking team is standing at the play the ball! As a result when the defence rushes up there are gaps opening up you can run through sideways and not just directly in front like today. Now in 2018 the game is so one-dimensional with the defence in one flat line across the field.

        I know Bellamy and co try to pass sideways from the dummy half and just take the 10m, but if an attacking team stood deep again you wonder if it would make gaps just like in this 1972 game.
         
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          I started watching footy on TV from 1966. I was only 5 and it just seemed normal at the time. The thing I miss is having progress scores of the other games during the game you watch. Back then 2nd half of the games were live on a couple of the seasons.
           
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              How about bozo sprinting 30 metres across field to target the winger, while everybody else just ambles around.
               
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              I almost got a major semi watching the major semi.
               
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                Those were the days!
                From the newspaper clipping - I want to go on the Ansett Travel footy tour of the world.
                 
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                  The price is right too...
                   
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                  I could be wrong, but wasn't it the 5m rule back then ? Teams stood deep to get the room to move, I think they changed the rule to 10m for that very reason ( to open up the the field for attack) all except for the storm of course they can stand where the feck they want. It worked for a while though until the wrestling and slowing down the play the ball.
                   
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                    Can anyone enlighten me on what was Ian Martin's nickname?
                     
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                    ima martian no idea who came up with it
                     
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                      Lol.
                      Seriously?
                      If I came up with I wouldn't own up to it...
                       
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                        Pretty original haha
                         
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                          I was there! I was 14.
                           
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                          I went to the GF.
                          The day I became a Manly supporter...
                           
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                          By:Go manlySep 17, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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                          Me too mate


                          Sat in the Sheridan stand in the front brow against the green wrought iron fence

                          I was 11 st the time and actually slept outside the ground the night before the GF

                          Weird thinking back how safe it felt for an 11 year old kid and HTF did we trick mum and say we were staying at a friends place overnight

                          It wasn’t until the ripe old age if 14 that we were allowed to sleep with mums permission and that was only because we told her we already did it in72
                           
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                            Just look at the crowd for a semi final. Today empty seats. What a disgrace the current admin and state of the game is in.
                             
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                              That belongs in the ‘Share Factor’ folder.
                               
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