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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:48 am
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Looking for old members of the 1970s (or earlier) cheer squad - that is:
VFL, not AFL;
Official Cheer Squad and Outer Cheer Squad, not Grog squad;
Independent cheer squad, not club controlled cheer squad.

They were the days that if you were 25, you were probably far too old to be in the Cheer Squad, and simply moved your reserve seat to somewhere futher back in the Sherrin Stand.

If you can remember the Sherrin stand before it was extended, red rattlers, Kyle, Bugsy or Puppet, and know the difference between run-throughs and banners, then you're the person I'm looking for.

Maybe you remember the great flogger fire of 72, the mini-patties on pencils that were confiscated by Sgt Watkins in 76, or the bring-back-floggers protest march to the City Square.

Pls give me a yell as we have a VFL Cheer Squads site tucked away on Facebook that we'd love you to be a part of.

Also, if anybody has any old cheer squad photos from that time, or, copies of the "Magpie Times" cheer squad newsletter that began around 1978-79, I'd love to hear from you too.

Cheers,
Rod
Treasurer 76-78, President 79
Life member original COCS

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:23 pm
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G'day Rod - I remember the Sherrin stand before it was extended, red rattlers, Kyle (whatever happened to Kyle?), Bugsy or Puppet, and I know the difference between run-throughs (I was responsible for most of them for a couple of years mid-70s) and banners. How do I get to the cheer squad site on Facebook ? And how do you remember all this stuff?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:08 pm
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Hi Rod

I think you will remember me from the cheer squad days, I used to catch the train at Nunawading, last carriage, and remember things like going to the Classic whilst others went to MacDonalds. I also remember "dump master" and other choice nick names such as "dairy queen and blow fly".

Puppet still goes and sits with us in the social club, level 1 Ponsford Stand, Kyle Stewart was last seen in Brisbane when they were the Bears!! As for Bugsy, watch the 1990 GF video for his cameo appearance. Stephen Bell lives down on the surf coast somewhere, he is usually providing expert comment at the Bells Surfing Pro, that is the last time I saw him.

My guess is that Back Pocket Allan is none other than the legendary Allan R#%k, with the point 05 number on his jumper!! Heather Mitchell lives in Coffs Harbour, I have email contact with her, she is a legend, who could ever forget her comment in the E J Whitten Stand......and my xxxx bleeds for you Footscray!!!

If you noticed on the website at the family day there was a banner - copy of the old Domination banner from 73, Mick Butler was responsible for it.

I last saw you at the MCG at a reunion in about 2000, I rocked up with Puppet, it was a Queens Birthday game against Melbourne.

Hope you are well and regards Allan if you read this post.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:01 pm
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Now over 100 members on the 'secret' Facebook page - "VFL Cheer Squads". Lots of old photos and memories from all club cheer squads. Long banners, huge run-throughs, concerts, finals costumes, and floggers...lots'n'lots of floggers.

floggers at PPk 1979 (4).jpg

Collingwood Official Cheer Squad 1981 - floggers from post to post, and beyond.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:05 am
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R-o-d wrote:
Now over 100 members on the 'secret' Facebook page - "VFL Cheer Squads". Lots of old photos and memories from all club cheer squads. Long banners, huge run-throughs, concerts, finals costumes, and floggers...lots'n'lots of floggers.


I really miss the big cheer squads we used to have. The Tigers had those big floggers across two rows on the weekend and it looked awesome.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:25 am
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Hello there did you know a person by the name of Joy Hogg in the old cheer squad days
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:02 pm
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Sorry, no Joy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:49 pm
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Or ok and we're is this vfl cheer squad page i can't find it I would love to have a look at the cheer squad back then and go pies
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:44 pm
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The VFL CS facebook page is a 'secret group' so you can't find it by browsing. It's open by invite only to old CS members.
A few old CS photos were re-posted onto the "Cheer Squads and Supporter Clubs of the AFL"page, but you've got to scroll to find them. However, their main banner photo at the moment is Collingwood CS 1981 at Princes Park.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:45 pm
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Hi again would you be able to help me? Do you know how to make patties that the old cheer squad made out of crepe the really big ones that went like black white black. Hope you can help or somebody you know
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:25 am
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The patty dukes were made for when floggers couldn't be used....In a grandstand, not front row, when floggers were banned, etc.
Best to speak to the patty-making experts - Greg Vian from Collingwood, or, Kevin McNair from Carlton. People pay Kevin to make patties. He does a great job.
Basically, from your roll of crepe, cut really fine strips.
Grab all the ends and unroll all the fine strips.
Fold the long strips in half, so it's like you have a long thin flogger in your hand, but without the stick.
Fold in half again, and cut the ends where their is fold, so all the ends are single pieces.
Secure the end in your hand really tightly with a piece of tape.
Tape this little bundle to the end of a stick, so it's like you have a mini flogger.
Repeat, repeat, repeat. And add bundles of finely cut strips around your stick, then on top of each other, and overlapping slowly up the stick.
When you have a nice section of color, give the patty a hair cut so all the ends are neat. Then change colors.
Repeat, by adding the other color, etc.
When you hold the stick vertically up in the air, the crepe should hang down. When you push-wave it up and down, the colors move creating a neat look.
Patties were first invented by Hawthorn CS in 1970-71 when they sat in their old Glenferrie stand. Used by Collingwood in the mid 70s when floggers were banned. However, even patties were confiscated. Including tiny ones taped to pencils! But in the outer you could get pissed, have a fight, and swear all you like.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:36 pm
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Thanks mate your a great help but how can I contact Kevin from Carlton as I would be happy to give him money to make me one
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:27 am
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:36 am
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Hi Rod I was a member in the late 70's early 80's, which makes alot younger than some of you. Anyway I was actually thinking today about a reunion of past members and then I came across this. I also say that nothing is a new idea just an idea that has be rehased. Anyway I would love to join, I have a duffle jacket and loads of photos, not necessarily cheer squad but I have the sewn on badges from the cheer squad. My name is virginia miller, do you have a book that you can check to see that I was a member?

People scoff at me but at that stage in my life, I was young and at school, very niaeve and I found the cheer squad a great group to be with and safe. I learnt more about Melbourne by travelling to all the games all over melbourne and as time went on became friends with many locals and in turn learnt about early history of collingwood (not necessarily footy related) than any school could teach me. I think this history (supporters and local families) is lost on todays generation and in a way, we are the ones who should have a place at the club to promote this.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:38 am
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R-o-d wrote:
Looking for old members of the 1970s (or earlier) cheer squad - that is:
VFL, not AFL;
Official Cheer Squad and Outer Cheer Squad, not Grog squad;
Independent cheer squad, not club controlled cheer squad.

They were the days that if you were 25, you were probably far too old to be in the Cheer Squad, and simply moved your reserve seat to somewhere futher back in the Sherrin Stand.

If you can remember the Sherrin stand before it was extended, red rattlers, Kyle, Bugsy or Puppet, and know the difference between run-throughs and banners, then you're the person I'm looking for.

Maybe you remember the great flogger fire of 72, the mini-patties on pencils that were confiscated by Sgt Watkins in 76, or the bring-back-floggers protest march to the City Square.

Pls give me a yell as we have a VFL Cheer Squads site tucked away on Facebook that we'd love you to be a part of.

Also, if anybody has any old cheer squad photos from that time, or, copies of the "Magpie Times" cheer squad newsletter that began around 1978-79, I'd love to hear from you too.

Cheers,
Rod
Treasurer 76-78, President 79
Life member original COCS


Rod do you know of a guy called Max and he lived in the Moonee Ponds/Essendon area, around late 70's

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