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SAM’S BIG GAME By LES PEARSON
OTHER than the local Geelong supporters, the whole of the Riverland will be barracking for its own Saint, Sam Fisher in this Saturday’s Australian Football League grand final. Amongst the crowd of about 90,000 will be Fisher’s parents Terry and Su and younger brother Ben. Terry and Su will head to
Melbourne on Friday, before the game on Saturday and will attend a family day at Moorabbin on Sunday. Last Friday night’s heartstopping preliminary final certainly shook the Fishers, this weekend’s match set to restart the emotional roller coaster. “We’ve settled down a bit now,” Terry said. ■ Continued Page 6 ■ Hill’s grand final memories Page 6
■ HOPEFUL: Sam Fisher’s parents, Terry and Su Fisher, are hopeful their son can add to his collection of awards, including a NAB Cup premiership medal and various club honours, by playing a part in a successful Saints AFL grand final offensive this weekend. Photo: LES PEARSON
Chantelle’s all smiles WHEN Annette Reay’s bank card was stolen from a Renmark ATM and all of the money in the account was removed, plans for her daughter’s eighth birthday were under threat. That was until two local businesses, with the support of the Riverland Weekly, came to the rescue.
In a wonderful gesture, Toyworld Berri provided a $100 gift voucher, while the Renmark Patisserie prepared a special celebratory cake for Chantelle’s birthday on Friday. With their help, Chantelle’s birthday was saved and everyone was smiling again.
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Dreaming of footyâ€™s greatest glory THIS Saturday, former Barmera boy Sam Fisher lives out a dream - playing in an AFL grand final at the MCG. Which young lad growing up with Aussie rules in his blood has not dreamt about being part of that big day? For many of us, the time has past, while for our young footballers across the region the dream is still a chance to become reality. When I was growing up my
hero was Hawthornâ€™s John Platten, a former junior player at my club Elizabeth. Through the late 80s, he seemed to be in a grand final every year and, despite not being a Hawks fan, I willed him to win. At half time of the big game, I would pretend to be The Rat, kicking a football between makeshift goals (two gum trees) in the reserve across the road and starring in
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Quote of the Week I got a few kicks that day (1961 VFL grand final) so I was pretty happy with my effort. â€“ Malcolm Hill
ROB McLEAN my own game. In 1989, the most famous grand final of all, he was savagely felled and I feared for him. Hopefully, there will be young footballers across the Riverland pretending to be Sam this weekend, riding all of the bumps and the ups and downs of a grand final - creating their own dreams around that one day in September.
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