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If you remember it, you weren't there. 8)
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I posted this on a Pies subReddit and someone suggested I post it here.

I just thought I'd tell this story on the off chance that one or two of you might have been involved.

On grand final day 1990 we set our TV up on our front footpath outside our house at 7 Raphael St, Abbotsford next door to the Carringbush Hotel. We put our couch on the road and moved it back as the shadow of our house crept forward. You all know the result. For Collingwood supporters of the day, it was huge. It broke the drought. The Colliwobbles were buried. It was pure joy.

Post game we had our stereo speakers facing out our front windows with Good Old Collingwood Forever playing on repeat. After the post-game wrap up on 7, we rewound the VHS tape and started playing the game again.

A couple of blokes from the Carringbush had a look at our set-up & went back into the pub and within minutes 20 or 30 Carringbush patrons had gathered around our TV & started singing the song and cheering as if they were watching the game live for the first time.

At the same time the Magpie army was on the march along Punt Rd from the G to Vic Park. We took a quick look and it was amazing. I had a laugh at a few blokes carrying a couch along Punt Rd, then sitting down to have a beer before continuing on.

Needless to say that a chunk of these migrating Magpies went via the Carringbush which means most of them stopped outside our place to sing the song and watch a bit of the game.

By the time we got towards the end of each Good Old Collingwood Forever, people would start to drop out, then the cassette would take a couple of minutes to auto rewind and then when the song started again EVERYONE would join in at full voice. There were so many croaky voices
How I like to remember the 2010 (not 2011) grand final
https://youtu.be/hjtV2xBb2N0?si=yPmOSI069O3rk-fj
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ummm the Carringbush Hotel has closed

https://www.news.com.au/finance/busines ... bcf0506074
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Post by npalm »

^^^ A great story, Micky D. Thanks for sharing.
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The Black and White Lion wrote:ummm the Carringbush Hotel has closed
Bloody vegans

Many a beer I had in the little side bar with all the Pies memorabilia
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My Dad took me to Collingwood vs Adelaide Round 6 in 1997. I was 8 years old, still remember we got to the ground and when we went to go through the turnstyles we had to pay for the tickets Dad thought he had already paid for, so we were holding up the line while Dad was trying to work out what to do. |
I disctincvily remember Gavin Brown taking a mark to save the game just before the siren sounded, still remember how amazing the atmosphere was!
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Rd10.1998_11.1#36 wrote:
The Black and White Lion wrote:ummm the Carringbush Hotel has closed
Bloody vegans

Many a beer I had in the little side bar with all the Pies memorabilia
It's a damn shame!

Just speculating but I reckon the owner is on the hook with a developer for a larger redevelopment but doesn't want to pay out the long term lease and is trying to force out the lessee to avoid the compensation. Very lousy.
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dale_mighty_pies wrote:My Dad took me to Collingwood vs Adelaide Round 6 in 1997. .... |
I distinctly remember Gavin Brown taking a mark to save the game just before the siren sounded, still remember how amazing the atmosphere was!
Yep, that's how it ended indeed.
1997 promised so much, only to capitulate mid season, as usual under Shaw.

Yet we took down both the 1996 Premier, and eventual 1997 premier in the process.
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