GRIFFITH NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" July 25, 1971 - No. 15
By Swan: One win in three games was disappointing last Sunday. We had high hopes of winning the Firsts and Seconds but had to be satisfied with the Firsts, which, after all, is the big "plum".
The main game erupted into a series of all in brawls after 30 seconds - something like the famous Ganmain v A.P.M. battle some years ago and there were more punches thrown in the first ten minutes that a session of TV Ringside, although the contestants may be a little more scientific at Festival Hall.
There were no reports as VFL umpire Whitford said it would take too long to name all 36 players.
Our weekly winners were: Firsts (Co-op Stores Toby Lee award) Mal Brauman; Seconds (Bob Carroll's award) Greg Harrison; and Thirds, Stephen Murray, who won the footie sox.
Selector Jake Carter proved an ideal ganger and we now have an all weather "den" for the timekeepers and press men - not before time, either. Jake and his crew are planning further improvements for next season.
We have never been happy at Ardlethan - let's hope for a win. Notes No. 16 >>>