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Football time, itโ€™s cold wet and windy but so worth it. Cmon Leggies!!!! #sanflselfie #sanfl #norwoodfc #glenelgfc #winter #adelaide #footy #norwood #greatfootyweather

Young Talent from the south east
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Spotted this ripper deep in Magpie territory on Port Rd at Alberton. Hope he or she made it out alive! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฏ
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1970 MOBIL DECAL - GLENELG
Available from Mobil petrol stations and released in conjunction with Channel 9, these decal transfers were ideal to go inside the rear window of the family Valiant Regal to show everyone where your loyalties lie. The Bays made the Grand Final in 1969 so the Glenelg decal would have been a popular one to show off in 1970.
These were released for all 10 SANFL clubs. I've done an ordinary job of shining light on the back of the decal in the pic...the real thing once applied is a vibrant black & yellow. Not an easy sticker to find now, nearly 50 years after its release!
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1995 GFC BOMBER JACKET
This jacket is without doubt the Rolls Royce Silver Shadow of Glenelg Football Club apparel. Made from pure wool and fully optioned with leather sleeves, it was (and still is) the most expensive retail clothing item ever to roll out of Brighton Rd.
Made by STX Sportswear and released in the early-mid 1990s for $199.95, only the most rusted-on Glenelg fans stumped up their hard-earned for one. And, given they were sold in the post-1991 Crows era, anyone peacocking Glenelg Oval in this jacket would have almost certainly handed a house deposit over Snout's Bar in the preceding two decades.
Tony Symonds is pictured above in 1995 wearing his, and, as a quirky side note, I believe his yellow leather sleeves may have been an option only available to the GFC football department.
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EARLY 1980s MINI FOOTY
These are not much bigger than a tennis ball, and the early versions (such as this one) were filled with sawdust, rendering them more ornamental than functional. Later 1980s ones had a small bladder inside, so they could be kicked around properly, with the hallway at home being the perfect spot to practice kicking checkies and over-ambitious snaps through the bedroom doorway.
As a kid I gave this game a thrashing for hours on end. It was the perfect game for a footy-obsessed only child. Funny how certain toys from days gone by can still trigger such happy and vivid memories ๐Ÿšช๐Ÿ‰
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Thought i'd throw this up as a late night 1986 double header offering. This is the only jumper version of the "Premiers 1986" Sports Lover I've ever seen. Fortunately it has seen less use than John Seebohm's right foot!
Only the most committed Bays fan could have the foresight and the fortitude to financially commit to the long sleeve option in October. Winter was 8 months away!
Well bought sir! Well bought! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
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Here she is....a minty mint 1986 "BACK TO BACK take that!" premiers tee.
Wayne Stringer had his on in no time straight after the game. No surprises there though....he ran the Glenelg Sports Lover store at the time!
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I've tracked down a couple of these wondrous t-shirts over the journey, yet a mint condition unworn one has eluded me....until now ๐Ÿ˜ป
As expected, most owners flogged these t-shirts to death until they literally disintegrated one day in the mid-1990s due to a gust of wind while changing the oil on the Mitsubishi Cordia.
This one however is museum quality and will be treated accordingly.
Tune in tomorrow (same bays-time, same bays-channel!) for an eyeful of a mint 1986 version.
Sticks couldn't wait more than 5 minutes after the final siren before throwing his on, while Scotty Salisbury is seconds away from prying open the plastic on his.
The 1985 is definitely a harder one to find than the 1986.
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Sometimes great joy comes from buying other clubs' merchandise from the year that your team won the flag. Unfortunately for Bays fans this is not an exhaustive search! Port Adelaide 1934 merchandise is scarce...which means solace can only be found in good old North Adelaide! ๐Ÿ”
"Nunan's Brigade 1985" is an interesting case study. On first glance at the 1985 minor round ladder it all looks rosy for the Roosters; minor premiership secured, with a 15-7 record.
However, like the rear mudguard on a 1985 Bernie Jones bicycle, what appears nice and shiny may well be hiding some grubby filth underneath.... and North's final 8 rounds of the season were dreadful. They lost 6 of these 8 games (Sturt by 30 points, South by 6, West by 100, Glenelg by 23, Centrals by 47 & Norwood by 87), and their two wins were against the two bottom sides - Torrens by 9 & Woodville by 38 points.
Throw in a 14-point second semi-final loss to Glenelg, and North had to squeak past Westies in the Preliminary Final by 11 points to get to the 1985 Grand Final.
@cornesy12 surely North's poor record in the second half of the year was a small motivating factor to help convince the Tigers' players they were right in the hunt for the 1985 flag?
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2018 GFC HALL OF FAME
Last night saw two new inductees into the Glenelg Football Club Hall of Fame.
KEVIN ABLEY
- 174 games (1954-64)
- 96 goals
Best known for his reliability at full back, Abley proved he was equally adept at both ends of the ground by kicking 96 goals from his 174 games. He played State football, representing SA against Tasmania in 1963. He also coached Glenelg Seconds to their first flag in 1967.
I was fortunate to obtain a pair of Kevin Abley's football boots & Glenelg socks a few years ago which take pride of place in the bays85 cave.
ALLAN BARTLETT
- 201 games (1989-1999)
- 92 goals
Barty was an important key position player for the Bays throughout the 1990s, mainly at centre half back but also very capable in attack as well as pinch hitting in the ruck, mainly inside the 50m arcs. 11 games for the Adelaide Crows along with 1 State game proved he was worthy of opportunities at the elite level. He could easily have walked away from Glenelg under the Stringer regime's unreasonable expectations of him in 1997, but to his great credit he saw out their one year tenure and made it to 200 games a couple of years later. Well played Bob ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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What 5045 kid in the late 1970s and early '80s didn't want number 12 on their back?!
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A reinvigorated forward line and a shift in culture under new coach Mark Stone can fire Glenelg back to the SANFL finals after a seven-year absence, sharpshooter Josh Scott says.
The Tigers' gun has been in blistering form since shaking off a pre-season shoulder injury, kicking 13 goals in four games to help his side to within one win of the top five.
Picture: Matt Loxton @loxton.photo
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Before he was a media star, Crows coach & father of Chad Kane, Graham Cornes was a gun for Glenelg. He was a 300 gamer for the Bays staring a centre half forward. Late in his career @Cornesy12 came across to North for a stint in โ€˜79 and finished up at South Adelaide.

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Proud Mum moment! First game for Glenelg. ๐Ÿ˜
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2018 GLENELG BEANIES
I haven't previously featured any current Glenelg merchandise on here because it has been very slim pickings in recent years in the way of quality and quantity. Now that the Club are getting back into the black (and also moved suppliers to Nelson Teamwear since the demise of BLK) this looks like it might be changing, which is great news.
Previous GFC beanies (released a few years ago) looked like something you would wear robbing a petrol station, but these new ones are beauties. At $40 for GFC members they are not giving them away, but the quality is great...and think of it as just another way we can help support @glenelgfc .
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Watch this space - this young man is an exciting Talent
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Awesome win by Glenelg d Westies by 25 points after trailing by 3 goals in the first quarter ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ’› #forevergold #yellowandblack #glenelgfc #bays #tigers #glenelg

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