Wednesday, 30 April 2014

2014 Round 8, Half time.

1st May Birthdays.
Troy Selwood 1984.

 PLAYER OF THE DAY. Marcus Drum, born 1st May 1987.
The Drum name is obviously well recognised at Freemantle and Marcus is the nephew of their one time coach Damian. 

With a career spanning the years 2006 to 2008 Marcus played 17 games and kicked 6 goals for the Dockers.  He was a good user of the ball but hamstring problems kept him out for the last two months of season 2006 and he was in and out of the team for the next two  years. 

He was traded to Geelong at the end of the 2009 season but did not play a senior game with them.

Source: The Encyclopaedia of  AFL Footballers.

John Peck – Triple Coleman Medalist.
Joining Hawthorn as a 16 year old, John Peck played his first game in 1954 and played 213 games, kicking 475 goals before ending his career in 1966.
A big, strong player with good hands and a powerful kick he was played as a ruckman, centre half forward and centre half back before moving to the goal square.
He proved a revelation there and was the highest goal scorer for the league in three successive years, 1963, 1964 and 1965.
Peck was vice captain in the Hawk’s 1961 premiership side and played for Victoria on 7 occasions.
Source: The Encyclopaedia of  AFL Footballers.

The Perils Of Interstate Travel.
In 1904 Essendon and Melbourne played a fixture in Sydney which Essendon lost by 32 points.
Having travelled there by boat Essendon’s return trip was delayed by rough seas and they were not able to train that week.
The next weekend they played Fitzroy and with the week they had had their game was not up to scratch and they went down to the Lions by 42 points.
Source: Sports Screamers by Jim Main and Lou Richards.

The Turners of Geelong.
Leo Turner was with Geelong from 1947 to 1954 and played 130 games for 30 goals.
He used his height and speed to advantage on the wing as one of Geelong’s best players of the time.
Part of the clubs 1951 and 1952 premiership sides he also represented Victoria 13 times.
Michael Turner followed his father to Geelong and was with them from 1974 to 1988 in 245 games and kicked 285 goals.
He inherited his fathers speed and also, like his father, played on the wing with the occasional stint at half forward.
Michael was captain of the club in 1984 and 1986, played 11 games for Victoria and was All Australian in 1979. 
Source: The Encyclopaedia of  AFL Footballers.


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