Frank Stokes

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  1. Nutzcraw

    By:NutzcrawMay 25, 2006
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    Guys, anyone here remember Frankie Stokes???

    I would guess you would... as a young bloke i use to love watching this bloke play... anyone know what happened to him and if he played any rep footy???

    I don't know a heap about him as i was still a young guy but i loved watching him play

    I might go to player profiles and see if their is something on him!!
     
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    Great player but I remember him for other reasons...
    I was mucking around with my cousins and siblings when younger (primary school age) in a park at Queenscliff when he was working for the Manly Council there after he just started playing for the Eagles.
    I think we were being smart to one of his workmates so Stokes and the other council worker picked me and my brother up and locked us in a portaloo for around 30 minutes...after bout ten minutes we started ****ting ourselves but my parents eventually rocked up and let us out. Stokes and his mate up and left us there...
     
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    Last time I heard of Frank he was back in Darwin captain coaching the Brothers club up there.
     
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    That's a great story and it was probably natural justice and a good lesson to you. :naughty:

    Today it would be headlines, a legal case and apology and him suspended from play. No wonder on the other thread people are saying that it just isn't like the 80s anymore.

    As for Frankie - what a legend!!!! I loved watching him play. He and Paul Shaw were champions and had a lot to do with the footy Manly played in 87/88.

    Not sure if Wheel has done a profile but I am sure he nothing else to do and could get onto it, if not!! 8)
     
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    By:Jatz CrackersMay 25, 2006
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    Today it would be headlines, a legal case and apology and him suspended from play.
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    Doesnt seem like an issue at all. You were in a dunny and you were ****ting yourself. Seems perfectly natural to me :)
     
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    By:Kiwi EagleMay 25, 2006
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    Yessssss, Frankie Stokes :dance:

    Was a great man

    Was a Legends Q&A in RLW last year with the great man, buggered if i can remember what it said though :D
     
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    Today it would be headlines, a legal case and apology and him suspended from play.
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    Doesnt seem like an issue at all. You were in a dunny and you were ****ting yourself. Seems perfectly natural to me :)

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    yeah true....but it stunk like a thousand council workers had already laid cables in it that morning...
     
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    By:Utility PlayerMay 25, 2006
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Frank have legs like a billiard table, he could get them going but.
     
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    yep- tree trunks for legs
     
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    It could have been wrose.

    They could have locked you in and then rolled the portaloo down a hill like the bikies used to do to people at the bathust races years ago.
     
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    Picture the famous try at Parra stadium where he went the length of the field. We used to beat them all the time at Parra Stadium. It's been too long since we did that.
     
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    I was there that day. Great day, great era. Looking for a win there soon!!!
     
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    I was there as well, from memory it was a Friday night game and I was sitting behind the tryline where he scored.
     
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    http://www.silvertails.net/addins/content/content.php?content.266

    Here is a new explayer profile on frank
     
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    By:NutzcrawMay 26, 2006
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    Thank You mate!!! :clap: :clap: :yeah:
     
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    By:NutzcrawMay 26, 2006
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    just read it mate!!

    Excellent stuff.... he may have been used as a back up mostly but as a young supporter i wanted to watch him play every week.. i just remember him being an excitement machine!!

    Go Frankie Stokes!!
     
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