Balcony Banter: ‘Crimmo’ – the ‘real’ hard way





Hawthorn fan Grant Fraser enjoyed his club’s glory days of not too many years ago but he also remembers the days of the Hawks’ quintessential icon, Peter Crimmins.


In a recent contribution on the MCC blog Balcony Banter, Grant explained the centrality of Crimmins to all that is great about the Hawks.


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  1. As a stranger to VFL I asked Dad in the mid 1960’s why Hawthorn were always so bad. He gave a sociological explanation about them coming from the leafy wealthy eastern suburbs of Melbourne, and therefore not tough enough to be a “real football club”. Little did we know!
    It was always Crimmins and Matthews as the roving (ask your grandparents) pair. The Legend always played second feature in the double bill.

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