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1980 Brooky Brawl

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagle66, Aug 12, 2012.

  1. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Not a great copy but worthy of remembering. Go Max!
    http://youtu.be/Z7I1Egr9B8Y
     
  2. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Don't care what the NRL says, but everybody loves a good brawl. Good clip eagle66.
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    Don't care what the NRL says, but everybody loves a good brawl. Good clip eagle66.
     
  3. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    ^^^^THIS!!

    X2 :)
     
  4. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Poor 'ol camera man didn't know who to stay with.lol
    I hadn't seen that one before. Keep 'em coming Eagle66...love it.
     
  5. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Nice one eagle66. Bring back the biff!!!
     
  6. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Love the Biff :D

    Manly great memories of Manly pummeling the pretenders since '77 :p
     
  7. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I still remember the headline the next day: Sunday Bloody Sunday!
     
  8. Normie

    Normie Well-Known Member

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    You would always get down to Brooky early when Manly were playing Wests back then as there were brawls through all 3 grades........
     
  9. Phantar

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    Forestville junior Freddy Teasdell made his 1st grade debut in that game and played very well.

    It was great all-in. I was on the Hill - probably just south of where the booze hut is now.
     
  10. sean1976

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    My friend Laurie, who was about 10 years old, probably inspired by that brawl, got into a punch up on the stairs of the brookie grandstand at half time of that game. I'll never forget Rex Mossop at some point in the telecast giving some sermon about violence and its effect on children, citing that fight and the fact that half the ground were cheering it on. They were wild times.
     
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    • The Who

      The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

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      Moose was the biggest thug of his era.
       
    • Brewski

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      Who was our number 12 that king hit a bloke? Didn't miss him that's for sure
       
    • eagle66

      eagle66 Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Max Krilich. Led from the front.
       
    • Michael D

      Michael D New Member

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      There was also an almighty brawl the year before Manly V Wests in May 1979. I remember it clearly because I was on the fence on the hill side.

      Max Krillich was king hit and (I think) Dallas Donnelly, Bruce Gibbs, Stephen Knight and Magilla Thompson were sent off. I had lots of newspaper cuttings in a Manly scrapbook I kept as a kid and lost some years ago in a house move.

      Does anyone remember it? It may explain Max Krillich's behaviour in the 1980 brawl - maybe a payback.
       
    • sean1976

      sean1976 Well-Known Member

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      I vaguely recall a brawl in 79. But the most famous brawl and the one that started the whole silvertail fibro thing was the rolling brawl that was the 1978 game at lidcome oval - it was featured in a recent ABC documentary on the Manly wests rivalry. I was an 8 year old sitting at the top of the stairs in the stand. Steve knight sent off, Terry Randall assaulted at every hit up, Dallas donnelly, Bruce Gibbs, Les Boyd. Everytime I go past Lidcome oval in a train and see that old stand I think of it.....
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

      SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      I thought it started with a pre-season match in Melbourne?
       
    • Phantar

      Phantar Well-Known Member

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      Wests won that 1979 game - 17-10 (I think).
      It was Dallas and Tarzan Knight who were sent off. Knight was going ape**** and Magilla handled himself pretty well too. Graham Eadie copped a nasty Christmas hold in that game as well.
       
    • Frank

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      I remember the game well. Also remember there being at least a 4 page spread about it in the DT or RLW.
       

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