Home movie-Richmond v St.Kilda from 1990 (thanks grandpa!)

As I was looking through some old videos lying about the house, I stumbled across some of my grandpa Harold’s finest work from the year 1990, when as a family, we headed (with friends) to the MCG for the round 12 clash between the Tiges and the Saints. This was before my little brother Pete had become a Footscray follower, so there’s some rare footage of him in yellow and black, bouncing on my mother’s knee.

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About to leave for the footy with our Richmond supporting friends. I am extreme left, my sister right. Behind sat our mode of transport that day, the rusty old Kingswood

As fate would have it, my mother also had her camera on the go this day, so our expedition was documented in far greater detail than usual. In fact one of my earliest posts was of a photograph taken this round 12 clash.

One of the intriguing aspects of the video is the dismantling of the old Southern Stand. As you can see, the roof was being removed, the Richmond cheer squad shunted around to the wing for a portion of the year.

Also worth looking out for is Michael Mitchell’s sensational goal at the 2 min 50 sec mark, yours truly taking great pride in his flag at 5:56, and the Richmond supporter being escorted from the ground by the police at 6:10. There are many other gems such as the prevalence of Sweathog apparel and cigarette smoke, both severely lacking from the modern game.

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To the left is grandpa Harold in his Essendon beanie, video camera in hand

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Valentines Day themed team sheet

I’ve loved themed team-sheets since my dad, a lover of playing around with the English language, ran me through his favourite line of:

LOVE – FREE – BEERS

Even recently I’ve been amused by fellow Nick Maxwell blogger, Recovery Session panellist and mate Nath’s centre line of…

TRIANIDES – GARLICK – GOODES

*That reads ‘Try and eat his garlick goods’ for those wondering*

However to date on this blog I’ve shied away from the themed team-sheets as they’ve become slightly clichéd. But I took a long hard look at myself in the mirror and got off my high horse. Seeing I make the claim that this site is a  ‘wondrous world of footy sub-culture,’ it’s now become clear that without a themed team-sheet, I was living a lie.

So here it is, my VALENTINES DAY Themed Team-Sheet

final VALENTINE team

Some explanations…

-Wynne, Dear, Hart…should you win the heart of the one you love.

-Wittman, Wines, Sparks…Wittman being Chocolates, Wines, and the sparks should fly!

-Neeld-Many a man has gotten on one knee on Valentines Day.

Please don’t hesitate to ask for further clarification, or add your own Valentines Day inspired teams or lines in the comments section.

Happy Valentines Day…

                                                                                                          Love, The Holy Boot

UPDATE: Some fantastic entries from my twitter followers…

@FightingTiger12 added Terry Keays, Luke Toia, David Hart – KEAYS TOIA HART

@nathcroughan added Jason Wild (whom he loves) Love and Knights – WILD LOVE KNIGHTS.

Keep ’em coming…

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