G. Ablett senior

It is Gary Ablett senior’s 50th birthday on Saturday.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Probably an omen for Collingwood, since Gary Senior never won a flag.

  2. Nor has Neon Leon. He struggles a bit in finals.

    Could he miss out and head west without experiencing the ultimate success?

  3. GaryAblett Snr, the best player i ever saw, but the young one is pretty special in his own right.

  4. He hasn’t struggled all that much in the 2011 finals so far. I suspect that he is more likely to head back West if he does particpate in a Premiership winning team on Saturday than if he doesn’t. Mind you, I understood Leon had considered transferring to Freo, now that they have super negative Lyon as coach you might wonder if there is a place for a player as attacking as Leon.

  5. Fifty? Jeez he’s done it hard

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