Old Autograph Books: Robyn Lloyd – Part 1



Recognise any of these players?



When Robyn Lloyd spotted Adam Muyt’s piece about ‘Chicken’ Smallhorn, she remembered her autograph book which Chicken had signed when she was young.


Robyn grew up a Doggies supporter in the western suburbs of Melbourne. An only child, she went to the footy with her Dad every week, rain, hail or shine. Both her Mum and Dad’s families were Bulldogs supporters. Her Mum’s brother Allan Broadway played for Footscray and Fitzroy in the 1940s.


She went to Brooklyn Primary School and Lowther Hall in Essendon (thereby fostering her intense dislike of the Bombers).


After marrying a Yarraville boy, she continued to live in the western suburbs. He played footy, but was not a big attender of VFL games because in those days everyone played on Saturdays.


They have two sons, both very passionate Bulldogs (one flew home from San Francisco where he was working for the 2016 Grand Final weekend). And now two grandchildren, also Bulldog members. So we are now five generations of Bulldogs.


Her passion is clearly The Western Bulldogs.



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  1. Can see Chicken Smallhorn, Norman Ware.

    Is that Ian Nankervis (No.40 Geelong)?

    Stan Judkins.

    Love these old books. Flashes of fame for the autographer.

  2. Andrew Starkie says

    I scored a jocular Crazy Horse Cowton and a very shy Phil Kralouer one wet Tuesday night at Arden St., early 80s.I was too frightened to speak. Keith Greig walked past in brown corduroy trousers – I was too scared to shove the autograph book at him.

  3. Colin Ritchie says

    No 40 Dips is John Yeates, dad of Mark. Alistair Lord, Reg Hickey?

  4. Colin Ritchie says

    Bob Davis next to Alistair Lord

  5. Can’t miss the one and only Bobby Skilton!

  6. Adam Muyt says

    Wonderful. Thanks Robyn.

  7. bulldogboy says

    Reg Hickey?

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