Back in Time 1993 – From the Snowy Mountains to the MCG

In 1993, with my team Essendon playing in the Grand Final, I decided to try my luck and travel down to Melbourne from the Snowy Mountains. 


Outside the ground, I did the usual scouting round for a ticket but had no luck until just before quarter time , when word came round the outside of the ground that there were tickets at one of the entrances. 


Along with others I ran to the the Punt Rd side of the ground. A man with several tickets was offloading them so I bought one for 15 dollars and enjoyed the rest of the game watching the Bombers have an easy win over Carlton.


Sheedy’s team of Baby Bombers had triumphed. 


Michael Long was Norm Smith medalist. 


During the week Derek Kickett was omitted from the Essendon team.  


Gavin Wanganeen had won the Brownlow Medal.


Cheers Pamela Sherpa





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  1. george smith says

    Well certainly an antidote for Col Ritchie’s misery in 1990. I was working, so I didn’t get home until quarter time, when Essendon had a good grip on the match. However this still did not prevent me from going out and symbolically kicking a gum tree in my backyard every time those shifty Showponies got a (usually umpire assisted) goal.

    Memories of the morning on local ABC radio beamed from Melbourne was all about the 1968 Grand Final, the last encounter between the two heavyweights. It was interviews with Jack Clarke the losing coach and other Essendon players. Tim Lane was unusually restrained and professional, not his usual fanboy self whenever there was a Blue about.

    Later in the match, Michael Long did one of his Maradona like runs then passed the ball to Wanganeen, who kicked – a point. But what a spectacular point!

  2. Colin Ritchie says

    A great day Pamela! When Michael Long kicked that goal I jumped so high as every Bomber supporter there did, and the roar of the crowd was incredible! Fab memories for me.

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