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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannie14 View Post
    Yes, it was the tradition, at most grounds for the home CS to sit at the members end behind the goals. This also meant that the visiting team CS was behind the goals at the outer end. It also added to the colour of the game on TV (After colour TV came in), and was supposed to put off the opposing team when they were shooting for goal. The chanting at the old Lake Oval when the CS and the members stand were in full voice was awesome.

    Having said that, when Melbourne and Richmond were the only co-tenants at the MCG, the CS seats were in the upper tier of the old southern stand, Richmond behind the Punt Road goals and Melbourne on the southern wing.

    It was also the time when the CS's had a great relationship, during the reserves game the CS committee would go around and welcome the visiting CS, and in the event of the "run-through" (what they now call a banner) tearing, it wasn't unusual to see opposing CS members helping each other.
    The good old days. Really.
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Quote Originally Posted by goswannie14 View Post
    It was also the time when the CS's had a great relationship, during the reserves game the CS committee would go around and welcome the visiting CS, and in the event of the "run-through" (what they now call a banner) tearing, it wasn't unusual to see opposing CS members helping each other.
    This can still happen. A couple of seasons back we helped prepare Carlton's banner at the SCG.
    "Two cities, One team, Together, Living the Dream."

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    No looking to belabour the point, but this article from today's Age is a good demonstration of Melbourne media's love affair with Saint Kilda:

    Suffocating Saints starting to earn some respect

    "Sides have started to go over the top of Hawthorn's zone," one opposition strategist said. "St Kilda are going back deeper. Their half-forwards come back to the wings, their wingmen and one or two midfielders drop back to support the backline."
    For any other team but St Kilda, this is called flooding.
    To all those people who waited 72 years to see a South Melbourne/Sydney Swans premiership HERE IT IS!!

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    Look at what a champion Sam Newman is

    YouTube - AFL Footy Show - Sam Versus Sam

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