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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 15, 1971 - No. 18
By Swan: Another valuable feather was added to the Swans' plumage last Sunday with our defeat of comp leaders, Leeton, so we only need one from the Magpies today to complete our collection.
Despite seven wins and a draw in our last nine games, we still can't get a firm grip on the double chance, but things could be settled, one way or the other, today.
Match awards for last Sunday were Firsts: (Co-op Stores Toby Lee award) Bob Prenzel; Seconds (Bob Carroll's award) Greg Thompson; Thirds (sox award) Steven Murray.
Our Annual ball on Friday was a swinger with too many contenders for the "belt" for a decision to be made.
There were a lot of tired and queasy footballers around on Saturday, but they were all fit and well on Sunday.
One keen supporter, after the win over Leeton said: "If that's how they come up, let's have a ball every Friday night". Bob Prenzel and Phil Smith, prominent ball contenders, were keen enough to do a spot of training on Saturday afternoon.
From all reports it was really hard on the system but it paid dividends as Bob won our best player trophy and Smithie kicked seven goals.