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    Great link and video. Thx!

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    2 clutch goals by Cresswell plus that useful behind from number 4!

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    Thankyou for those wonderful links Sandridge. Great to see all footages of Cressa we've been reminiscing, especially that winning mark/goal against Hawthorn in the 96 QF for personal reasons, as i"d posted earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandridge View Post
    That occasion is mentioned in this video which was made for his induction into the Swans Hall of Fame.

    Hall of Fame Inductee: Daryn Cresswell

    Cresswell's biography is worth reading. Annoyingly, it's called "Crezza." (I would have thought his name would be spelt Cressa? I might be wrong. And pedantic!)

    The book is a warts and all account of his life so far. His after-football life has been "colourful" to say the least. He's been no angel but he's honest and owns his mistakes. I loved him as a player for us - liked him even more after I finished the book.
    I loved this autobiography. I have dozens of Swans related books and this one is right up there.

    While his name is spelled Cresswell, I’m fairly sure his nickname is accented with a “z” when pronounced, so the title is ok for me.

    Daryn has been appointed the senior coach of South Cairns for next season and I’m pretty sure he runs a landscaping business

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    I remember seeing him in the 2's after we recruited him - he was definitely carrying a lot of excess weight. Whether that was why Geelong dumped him I don't know, but someone at the Swans believed he had something to give, and he gave so much to the club. I am so glad he's got his life back together again, it's amazing how big a mess of your life addiction can cause.

    This link will take you to CDaryn talking about the knee dislocation https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=787617618476265
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    I'm pretty sure that there was a similar kneecap incident a few years later, involving another player, which is being conflated with the Cressa incident in the collective mind here.

    I reckon Tadgh Kennelly did something similar a couple of years into his career - bunged his horribly dislodged kneecap back into place on the field, and HE was the one who then simply got up and resumed business as if not much had happened.

    Anyone recall?
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    Remember Kenneally's shoulder going out a few times and Leo Barry helping him to put it back in. Can't remember kneecap incident with him. Not saying it didn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blood Fever View Post
    Remember Kenneally's shoulder going out a few times and Leo Barry helping him to put it back in. Can't remember kneecap incident with him. Not saying it didn't happen.
    I reckon most of the team popped Tadhg's shoulder back in at some point, they must have trained for it!

    I don't recall similar kneecap incidents, but he did have kneecap issues several times. For example: joint damage (2007), a dislocation (2008) and an off-season dislocation (2011).

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    Came across on Facebook this private collection of VFL colour photos which contain a few good shots from games at the Lakeside Oval. Photographer must've been an Essendon supporter as they're present in each. I'm certain these were taken in 1975 as it was the only year South wore the red shorts with the hooped socks. They began wearing the all red socks the following year. This was the year Colour TV first became available as Fitzroy is wearing yellow shorts, which didn't last long.

    I recognise ruckman Vic "stretch" Aanensen & Steve Hoffman from some of the shots. Think No 32 was defender Peter Brown and No 5 was Greg Miller (before John Rantall reclaim it the following year upon his return from North)

    https://www.facebook.com/vflafl20thc...9147940201903/

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    Great picture of small press box and scoreboard. Used to climb up and sit in it when my older brother played in the Under 19s. Nostalgia on steroids!

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