|Venue: Victoria Park||Date: Saturday August 8, 1970|
|Result: Lose by 77 points||Umpire: J.Crouch||Crowd: 39,959|
|Goalkickers: A.Jesaulenko 1, I.Robertson 1.|
|Best: S.Silvagni, B.Crosswell, G.Crane, I.Robertson, B.Gill.|
|Reports: Nil||Injuries: J.Goold (bruised hip and stomach muscles)|
Game ReviewThe Blues were appalling.
And yet, as I left, I couldn't help but think ....
..surely we couldn't play this badly again,
..surely we couldn't be this unlucky again (we hit the post 5 times and only scored 2 goals),
..surely the Pies wouldn't rate us next time,
..surely Barass would repair what was broken.
..surely all was not lost.
Hadn't I seen us kick 1-11 against Essendon on Anzac Day 1968 and reverse the result on Grand Final day? Perhaps, 1970 could still be our year.
We would see.
|B:||21 Barry Gill||20 Wes Lofts (vc)||15 Phil Pinnell|
|HB:||4 Bruce Doull||11 John Goold||35 Barry Mulcair|
|C:||6 Garry Crane||17 Brent Crosswell||34 Ian Robertson|
|HF:||5 Syd Jackson||42 Robert Walls (dvc)||32 Bryan Quirk|
|F:||43 David McKay||25 Alex Jesaulenko||23 Ian Nicoll|
|Ruck:||2 John Nicholls (c)||1 Serge Silvagni||10 Adrian Gallagher|
|Res:||7 Ted Hopkins||38 Mark Amos|
MilestonesInteresting Fact: It wouldn't just be this whitewash defeat in a Premiership year; this game brought back memories of another horrible early season where glory would shortly follow...
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