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Sea Eagles mourn the passing of Fred Jones

Cherryjohn

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I was at the 72 and 73 Grand Finals.He scored in the 72 Grand Final and set up Bobby Fulton's try with a flick pass in the 73 Grand Final.I think he was a butcher by trade ?? A great servant of the club and his community. RIP Fred Jones and condolences to his family.
 

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A bit of rain would not have stopped Fred.
 

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A true legend.
Some great memories from the Captain in the early 70โ€™s , especially that flick pass.
In the old days kids used to be allowed in the dressing rooms after games to get autographs etc and he was always available with a smile.
RIP mate & enjoy football heaven !
 

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I was at the 72 and 73 Grand Finals.He scored in the 72 Grand Final and set up Bobby Fulton's try with a flick pass in the 73 Grand Final.I think he was a butcher by trade ?? A great servant of the club and his community. RIP Fred Jones and condolences to his family.
He was a wharfie for many years.
 

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I was at the 72 and 73 Grand Finals.He scored in the 72 Grand Final and set up Bobby Fulton's try with a flick pass in the 73 Grand Final.I think he was a butcher by trade ?? A great servant of the club and his community. RIP Fred Jones and condolences to his family.
Ian Martin was a butcher
 

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At a GF after he had retired from playing, Fred Jones was apparently asked by the then PM, Malcolm Fraser:

โ€˜What do you do for a living Fred?โ€™

Jones replied, โ€˜Iโ€™m a wharfie.โ€™

Fraser: โ€˜Oh? I have plenty of friends on the wharves.โ€™

Jones: โ€˜I havenโ€™t met any.โ€™
 

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I'm very sad to just learn of our loss of Freddy.
As I remember the opening try he scored right in front of me at the '72 GF i am tearing up. What about that flick pass to Bozo in the '73 GF?
A natural footballer, a larakin, he was quite tough, ruthless, a true captain of the star studded squad.
Vale Freddy. You added colour to my teen years and you will not be forgotten.
 

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At a GF after he had retired from playing, Fred Jones was apparently asked by the then PM, Malcolm Fraser:

โ€˜What do you do for a living Fred?โ€™

Jones replied, โ€˜Iโ€™m a wharfie.โ€™

Fraser: โ€˜Oh? I have plenty of friends on the wharves.โ€™

Jones: โ€˜I havenโ€™t met any.โ€™
the other funny story is Arko saying that his job as Manly club secretary became 50% easier the day after Fred retired.
 

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