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GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" April 16, 1972 - No. 2
By Swan: The Swans were away to a pleasing start to the new season when they rather comfortably beat Grong Grong-Matong Magpies by 51 points with three quarters of good football and a nonchalant (to say the least) last session.
All Griffith fans at least were interested in the performance of our newcomers and generally were impressed enough to feel that with the return to the team of "Skeeter" Milne, Darryl Collis, Gary Owen and possible John Higgins and Mal Brauman we will again be premiership contenders.
Kevin Kirkpatrick back after two years at Jerilderie showed he still has a lot of good football left in him by rating as our best while Martin Jackson and Kevin Vaughan also showed out well.
David Simmons returning to the team after injury last year also had a good game and was amongst our best.
The fact that Phil Smith, whose long-curled locks earned him the nickname of Shirley last year, now has further repute adornment in the shape of a beard makes you wonder if his mates will now refer to him as the "Bearded Lady".