The word champion is used too often these days

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The word champion is used too often these days

Postby am Bays » Fri Oct 22, 2021 8:59 am

But not in this case

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-22/russell-ebert-award-sa-hall-of-fame-award/100557114

SANFL and SA Sport Legend in every sense of the word
Let that be a lesson to you Port, no one beats the Bays five times in a row in a GF and gets away with it!!!
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Postby Booney » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:09 am

The back wall of my man cave. 8 foot tall x 5 foot wide.
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Re: The word champion is used too often these days

Postby am Bays » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:28 am

:twisted: :twisted:

A defining moment in my life. it's fair to say many of my beliefs, values and behaviours over the last 44 years originate from the moment I comprehended the outcome of that game....

But not to the point that I can appreciate the icon of Australian Sport that is Russell Ebert
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Postby Aerie » Fri Oct 22, 2021 9:40 am

Lovely to see. I’ve only caught snippets of the recent interviews Cornesy had with both Robran and Ebert, but must go back and listen properly.

A legend indeed.

Great photo in the man cave Booney!
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Postby JK » Fri Oct 22, 2021 10:05 pm

Booney wrote:The back wall of my man cave. 8 foot tall x 5 foot wide.


Which year mate?
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Re: The word champion is used too often these days

Postby Booney » Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:18 am

JK wrote:
Booney wrote:The back wall of my man cave. 8 foot tall x 5 foot wide.


Which year mate?


'77 mate, ended a 12 year drought, Ebert said "It's been a bloody long wait, but Jeez it was worth it!"
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Postby am Bays » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:08 pm

:(

Its funny how the truly great footballers are also great men.

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Postby Wedgie » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:18 pm

RIP Champion :(
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Postby Booney » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:44 pm

Bit upset here. RIP legend.
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Postby Wedgie » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:47 pm

Booney wrote:Bit upset here. RIP legend.

Thoughts with you and the Port Adelaide faithful mate.
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Postby The Dark Knight » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:50 pm

It's an incredibly sad day.
I can't help getting emotional about this knowing how much my dad and Grandfather loved and adored him.
Was awful seeing how much he had deteriorated.
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Postby RustyCage » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:51 pm

An absolute champion on the field, and an even bigger champion off the field. This is a hard one to take :(

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Postby Brodlach » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:56 pm

Genuinely sad about this, probably the best footballer I’ve ever seen. Fantastic person and magnificent ambassador for the SANFL

Hated Port but could never hate him.

A football god.

Rest In Peace Russell.
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Re: The word champion is used too often these days

Postby amber_fluid » Fri Nov 05, 2021 5:57 pm

RIP
Growing up, Russell Ebert and David Hookes were my 2 idols.
Both are gone but not forgotten.

Sitting out under the pergola enjoying the weather and having a beer for Russ.
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Postby Pseudo » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:07 pm

Brodlach wrote:Genuinely sad about this, probably the best footballer I’ve ever seen. Fantastic person and magnificent ambassador for the SANFL

Hated Port but could never hate him.

A football god.

Rest In Peace Russell.

^ pretty much what I would say. A great loss to the sport of aussie rules.
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Postby mots02 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:27 pm

RIP Champion.

Was lucky enough to work alongside him on several projects between 2000 - 2010.

As a mad Sturt fan I was hard wired and conditioned not to like him, having met him... I couldn't do it.

Great man, great family, a great loss.
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Postby wild dog » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:30 pm

Russell Ebert epitomised best and fairest, he was the best and fairest in a defining era of football, an era when South Australia football was at its very best. A soft spoken man who let his actions do the talking.

My condolences to his family who would have gone through the wringer in the last couple of weeks.
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Postby Yank Man » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:35 pm

What a sad day it is, not just for the footy world, but having had the privilege of meeting and chatting with him several times through a friends charity, the word champion actually seems inadequate. How he gave to others with absolute genuineness and never asking for anything in return makes him a true legend. Vale Russell, the world is saddened.
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Postby Mr66 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:46 pm

I've seen on other forums that he should have a state funeral and apparently the premiers has offered this to the family
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