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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal 2022
Last post by Baggers -
Technically i'm 14 as well but have no real memory of football in 1962 at 5yo so didn't count it. My mother got me supporting the Blues in 1964, before the old man could get in and make me a Swans supporter....lol.

My first game was Carlton v Melbourne in 1964. 3rd last, us, v the Premiers, Melbourne. We led most of the day but got run over by 2 goals.

Very similar story here. I also started barracking for the BlueBaggers in '64... believe it or not, I felt sorry for them and liked the jumper. We were near the bottom and struggling - hence feeling sorry for them (good old Aussie favouring the underdog mentality). First game was Fluffy Ducks v Us. We won by 25 pts.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal 2022
Last post by 31Tommys_barber -
Technically i'm 14 as well but have no real memory of football in 1962 at 5yo so didn't count it. My mother got me supporting the Blues in 1964, before the old man could get in and make me a Swans supporter....lol.

My first game was Carlton v Melbourne in 1964. 3rd last, us, v the Premiers, Melbourne. We led most of the day but got run over by 2 goals.
I remember 1964 as being our worst ever to that stage as we finished 10th
hard to believe as we are happy to finish 9th this year 🙄🤔
Upheaval at board level in came Harris and Barassi and the rest is history kicking off a golden era!
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal 2022
Last post by crashlander -
The first game I saw live was in 1970; Carlton vs Melbourne at the MCG. Jezza kicked his 100th goal that day and we won comfortably. Fans ran out on the ground 4 times, the first three because long shots from Jezza got touched on the line.

The 1st GF I saw was 1973 when we lost to the thugs of Richmond. I will never forgive them for that.

I saw all our premierships from there live. I saw 1968. 1970 and 1972 on the TV, as black and white replays.

It was a heady thing indeed to be a Carlton supporter in those days. The last generation really haven't seen Carlton as the powerhouse we were for more than 30 years.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal 2022
Last post by laj -
There’s a huge difference when you measure our success over the last 35 years and the 35 years before that.

I’ve been lucky enough to witness the Mighty Blues in 14 grand finals for 8 cups 🙂

Technically i'm 14 as well but have no real memory of football in 1962 at 5yo so didn't count it. My mother got me supporting the Blues in 1964, before the old man could get in and make me a Swans supporter....lol.

My first game was Carlton v Melbourne in 1964. 3rd last, us, v the Premiers, Melbourne. We led most of the day but got run over by 2 goals.
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Robert Heatley Stand / Re: Brownlow Medal 2022
Last post by 31Tommys_barber -
There’s a huge difference when you measure our success over the last 35 years and the 35 years before that.

I’ve been lucky enough to witness the Mighty Blues in 14 grand finals for 8 cups 🙂
Same for me 14 GFs for 8 flags although 1962 GF bit of a blur remember the controversial prelim more 😀👍
My old man had the golden run died aged 78 but had 19 GFs for 11 flags!
Be nice to catch him 🙏
No wonder we expect results from “ the team that never lets you down”🤔