banner.gif (3613 Byte)

Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
1x1.gif You are at: Home - Discussion Forum 1x1.gif
Corner.gif 1x1.gif Corner.gif
      
round_corner_upleft.gif (837 Byte) 1x1.gif (807 Byte) round_corner_upright.gif (837 Byte)

Go Back   Gordon Lightfoot Forums > Small Talk

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-03-2021, 03:48 AM   #1
Dave, Melbourne,Australia
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 515
Default My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

On my previous Small Talk thread "And 2 Gord songs on an Aussie's 60th birthday album", I mentioned James Taylor's song "Angels Of Fenway", which described how in 2004 the Boston Red Sox broke their 86-year title drought. I said that my beloved Australian Rules Football club, the Melbourne Demons, last won the AFL title in 1964 (when I was 2 years old) and after half a century of frustration I wished that they would "do a Boston Red Sox". Finally, on 25Sep2021, my wish came true. Ironically, due to my state Victoria's untimely COVID outbreak and interstate quarantine requirements, the Grand Final was shifted from the Melbourne Cricket Ground (capacity 100,000) to Perth Stadium 2500 miles west (capacity 61,000) and I couldn't attend. Melbourne led the Western Bulldogs 29-8 at quarter time, trailed 40-59 in the middle of the third quarter, then dominated the remainder, winning 140-66. I was especially happy for my mum, who started following the club in 1965 (the year after their last premiership). As she is 90 years old and has a faulty heart and worsening Alzheimers, it was almost certainly her last chance to enjoy a premiership. We watched the game together at her house.


Fox News video highlights (4min):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mjam_u4BY0


AFL website written match report:
https://www.afl.com.au/matches/3738#match-report


Full match video (2hr10min):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quypJblc5_U

Last edited by Dave, Melbourne,Australia; 10-06-2021 at 03:37 AM.
Dave, Melbourne,Australia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 11:24 AM   #2
formerlylavender
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Delaware
Posts: 743
Default Re: My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

That's fantastic Dave! How lovely for your Mom to finally see this happen
formerlylavender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2021, 09:09 AM   #3
BILLW
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Salisbury, MD, USA
Posts: 2,559
Send a message via AIM to BILLW
Default Re: My club wins Australian Football League title after 57 years

Good for them, good for you and yours. Next up back to back titles!!

Bill
BILLW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
downleft 1x1.gif (807 Byte) downright