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Old 06-30-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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Hi Guys,

Not sure if it's filtered across here yet, but there's been a website dedicated to WAFL videos over at:

http://www.waflvideoarchive.webs.com

Hopefully there's some guys here that have got golden footage they wouldn't mind sharing and getting some videos they may not have in return.

It's in its infancy, and it's been modelled directly on the one a few SANFL fans have got set up, which has gone pretty well over the past few months.
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Old 06-30-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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THIS IDEA IS BRILLIANT !!

The WAFL themselves should have been pressing the networks who have all this footage stored in their archives. These tapes should be heritage listed as it is a huge part of the Perth and Western Australian historical landscape.

Bring on the footage.... I know people will pay good coin to have some of this in their home libraries.

It promoting the WAFL too, which comes as no suprise that someone other than the WAFL themselves have shown some initiative here. You would think such a thing would be in the best interests of the WAFL. They should pay the person who starts this for his/or her efforts.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #3
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The idea that the TV networks (especially the one which falls between 6 & 8) aren't doing anything with their footage is laughable, bordering on criminal.

This is stuff I can guarantee they'll NEVER show again. With that being the case, why not let it out? Well, they'll say that it will take too much effort and that the tapes won't be in the best condition.

I don't care. Get it out there and let us take care of that.

The worst part is that you can't even find out what's in the Ch 7 archives.
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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Watched my first lot of footage courtesy of the Archive on the weekend.

Three lots of Cardies highlights from 1982 (games v South Freo, East Freo and Subi).

So many things to bring up:

1) Can't believe the change in West Perth from 81 to 82. I haven't seen any 81 games, but from everything I've read they were a rabble, especially in the second half of the season.

2) Love the hair styles!

3) I could sit and watch highlights of Stephen Michael play all day.

4) Chris Stasinowsky - What's the deal with him? I know he switched to South Fremantle, and then ended up at Perth, but was he a bit of a hothead or something? Look as though he was a skill level above most on the ground.

5) The WP v EF game? I take it this was the infamous game at Leederville that's spoken about? That Ben Jager elbow to David Rankin's head was pretty disgraceful. It was probably in retaliation to whatever broke Brian Adamson's jaw, but still not excusable. Did he get weeks for it?

6) Ken Judge - Odd seeing him run around in a sleeveless jumper! Great skills though.

7) Kevin Taylor - I'm completely intrigued by this guy. Not sure whether it's the red hair (I'm a fellow bloodnut), the mo' or that amazing left foot of his, but his career fascinates me. That goal he kicks in the dying minutes of the game is great.

8) Helmets. Showed my wife the helmet that David Court was sporting back then and she cracked up. Great stuff.

Also - quality of the footage was great. Awesome work!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #5
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This is quite a remarkable effort to get this up & running. Amazing it has taken someone outside the WAFL headquarters to use some initiative. Cant wait to see other footage of some home & away games. This is classic stuff and watching the Swans v East Perth game at Basso (what a crowd!!) . This was of course quite common on a Saturday arvo around the metro area. If you were not at the footy you were either sick or dying.

What I noticed and miss the most is the colour behind the goals at the grounds. Every team had cheer squads who had massice flags and confetti paper flying everywhere. It was really great and watching a bit of that West Perth v Subiaco game I noticed how well run the old scoreboards were. All around-the-grounds score were updated every few minutes. Geez they even had the score of the little league up there !!

Where the hell did we drop the ball on this ? I think we gave up too easy in many area's. Its a shame because people even these day crave these simple things. You go to Leederville now and this electronic peice of crap gives inadequate scores at other venues, and breaks down. Other grounds scoreboard attendants dont bother with other score very often. Some even put up quarter time scores, then by the last quarter the scores are still the same.

This old footage should open the eyes of a few in power. We need to at least try to get some of this type of proffessionalism back to the grounds and maybe get kids involved in cheer squads on the day. How much would it cost a club to make up a dozen or more big flags and other things ? Not that much Im sure.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:49 AM   #6
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cheers gasman this stuff is gold! escort cup was fascinating - collingwood wearing a different strip - something they (or eddie) became quite stubborn about later. the match between the garlic munchers and the mighty sharks was a trip down memory lane. crowds in those days, shame no one goes now - so much better when the crowd is evenly divided - there is not the same atmosphere when everyone supports the one team. kevin taylor was a brilliantly gifted player. pretty much won easts the 79 gf off that left boot. i think he was done for dd on the week of the 84 gf. by 1985 he was at swan districts and that was the last anyone saw of him. he was at fitzroy too for a while but his best football was for the sharks and the odd state game. chris stasinowsky sadly died quite young - i remember the priest at my school praying for him during mass.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:39 PM   #7
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Watched my first lot of footage courtesy of the Archive on the weekend.



4) Chris Stasinowsky - What's the deal with him? I know he switched to South Fremantle, and then ended up at Perth, but was he a bit of a hothead or something? Look as though he was a skill level above most on the ground.

Kicked 6 goals in 1 quarter,the 3rd qtr V Swans at Lathlain.
Brilliant on his day but when he had an off day it was off.
Was one of the best forwards going around at the time.
Followed Mal Brown over from Souths.

Sadly he Committed suicide in the 90's(around about then i think?)
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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I remember when Stazza left West Perth.... He was within a whisker of signing with East Perth originally. He then lodged another clearance application just before the midnight deadline, and with that moved to South Fremantle. He was a great player on his day and as you said 30plus... Was a great kick for goal. His drop punts were very accurate from difficult angles.
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Old 07-08-2011, 12:36 AM   #9
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cheers gasman this stuff is gold! escort cup was fascinating - collingwood wearing a different strip - something they (or eddie) became quite stubborn about later. the match between the garlic munchers and the mighty sharks was a trip down memory lane. crowds in those days, shame no one goes now - so much better when the crowd is evenly divided - there is not the same atmosphere when everyone supports the one team. kevin taylor was a brilliantly gifted player. pretty much won easts the 79 gf off that left boot. i think he was done for dd on the week of the 84 gf. by 1985 he was at swan districts and that was the last anyone saw of him. he was at fitzroy too for a while but his best football was for the sharks and the odd state game. chris stasinowsky sadly died quite young - i remember the priest at my school praying for him during mass.
Yeah, Taylor played for the black ducks in 85 & 86 before heading over to West Torrens in 87. Not sure how he went over there but I don't think the team were anything special. Got busted recently for breaking into his ex girlfriend's place and found guilty. Don't think he's been sentenced yet.

Amazingly, the 102 goals he kicked in 1979 was the only time he kicked over 40 goals in a WAFL season.
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:33 PM   #10
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Stazza died in '88. Very sad. He was only 27yo. Total of 106 WAFL games, plus 18 for South Adelaide in 1987.

Some great memories in watching him, and others from that era, play.
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Old 07-09-2011, 07:10 PM   #11
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Ah the days when we drank export at the footy and not carlton draught. This website is gold. I just wish there was a way of viewing all that footage in the archive other than having to come up with a trade. Easier to win lotto than come up with old wafl tapes
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:21 AM   #12
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Oldgoldandblue, I'm involved with the archive and we know that some people simply don't have anything. We are encouraging people to ask their mates, their rellies and anyone they can think of to see if they have tapes/DVDs. In the meantime, we're putting clips on youtube for you all to enjoy and we do plan to put entire chunks of footage up on youtube at some stage in the future. The problem, as we see it, is that we want the archive to grow and nobody will be bothered digging out their old tapes unless there is a reward - ie footage for them in return. And, despite the massive number of requests, we cant sell anything because we dont own copyright. The last thing any of us want is to step on the toes of the TV stations and put the whole thing in peril.
Anyway, I can only urge you to ask around and see what you can come up with. At the moment, we are taking anything pre-2005. We are really only interested in pre-1995, but we thought that would be a good way of opening things up a bit more...
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:39 PM   #13
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great that the last 5 minutes of the 85 gf has been added to the archive. those two teams had some cattle. bomber peake, paul harding, mainwaring (rip & god bless), wrensted, peter wilson, barge lockyer, clinton browning, gererd neesham, mario turco, ron alexander amongst others for the mighty sharks and subi a team i just loved to hate as a 12 year old growing up deep in the east fremantle zone, i do admit, so many years later were wonderful ,fair and coached beautifully by haydn bunton jnr had many great players . keene, featherby,dwayne lamb,zanotti, neil & brian taylor to name but a few. it was a great game and the sharks were lucky to hang on in the end - if stephen sells had kicked truly late in that match it would have been a drawn match, but it was our destiny thank god. i think the gfs of that time for the wafl are of the best standard the comp has produced 79 to 86 great years it is such a shame what has happened to our league.it is a real pleasure tho to watch highlights of a great time from this archive.
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:47 PM   #14
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I actually enjoyed watching Murray Couper kick 10 goals at Lathlain in that game against WP in 1979. What a great kick for goal he was. This footage is priceless stuff and love watching it, even though they are only 5 minute clips.

Watching the WP v EP game at Leederville in 1978 in front of 24,000 people is just remarkable. Golden times and how did we let this level of suburban warfare dissipate ? Its almost a crime.
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Old 07-29-2011, 04:29 AM   #15
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I'm glad you are enjoying the footage and make sure you keep an eye on youtube for the regular free clips. We're gradually trying to spread the word so that the great video continues to come in for transferring to DVD. Any help in that endeavour would be appreciated. As for the free clips, we will gradually add more and, eventually, will put longer clips up for you all to enjoy.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:47 AM   #16
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this is the greatest thread ever - i cant wait to see what appears next, hopefully a fine moment involving east fremantle. this latest update has a good sharks team but smelly mely was coach and we should of had neesham who is a freo person but claremont wisely had him and in 87 were the team to beat - outstanding performance by derek kickett in this match, i went to this match and came away hating derek kickett and will alway s remember my father marvelling at his skills and me thinking my dad a complete traitor to the blue and white cause.
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:41 AM   #17
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how is that goal he kicks from the northern grandstand pocket???
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:08 AM   #18
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No idea how that actually went through the goals?!?

Then to follow it up with the mark where he gets the sit on one bloke before coming down on another. Unbelievable
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:23 AM   #19
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he defied the laws of football physics to kick that, he was a one man circus that season derek
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:15 PM   #20
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Just watched some of that EP v WP game from July 1982.... I can remember being at that game quite clearly as a young bloke. WP ran right over the top of us in that last quarter & that was a bad trait the side had in them that year. EP did a very similar thing a few weeks previous to this game leading by about 3 goals and falling in the last 25 minutes against Swans. These were long drives home in the car, I can never forget that.

After this game (EP v WP July 1982) Grant Dorrington made the EP players walk to Leederville Oval on the Sunday morning in the rain and stand in the middle of Leederville Oval. The West Perth clubrooms were packed with members watching all this, and Dorrington said he "Felt the shame as much as the players did".... He had enough of the fade outs and in the end these things cost EP a much higher position on the ladder. Dorrington actually offered his resignation after the "Walk to Leederville" fiasco, but the board did not accept it.

Almost 30 years later (this year) EP had a similar fade-out against WP on Foundation day. Micale could have re-enacted Dorro's walk to Leederville.... But it wouldnt have been a long walk considering they call it home now.

A Sunday Joondalup walk would have been a bit harsh.... distance wise
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