Shane Morwood

If, in another place and time,

reason was in sync with rhyme,

then the Iceman Shane Morwood

would have represented Norwood.




About Damian Balassone

Damian Balassone is a delusional Collingwood supporter who writes poetry and fiction.


  1. Jason Atkins says:

    Legends are created when fate places people at the feet of a mountain and they scale its heights.

  2. Luke Reynolds says:

    Nice work Damian.
    S.Morwood to me never looked quite right without his moustache…

  3. DBalassone says:

    Cheers Luke (and Jase). Silly rhymes aside, what a great, versatile footballer Shane Morwood was. Played more on the back-flank & back-pocket in ’89-90, but what a season he had at full back in ’88. Rarely beaten. And then in ’91 he answers the call and goes forward, reinventing himself as a creative half-forward. I also seem to recall him playing on the wing in ’86 and hitting BT on the lead with some pinpoint left foot passes.

  4. Luke Reynolds says:

    My first memories of him are as a full-back in ’88. Played in the Big V around 88, 89 I think??
    Wonderful player.
    Very good in the 1990 Finals.

  5. DBalassone says:

    Correct, he was All-Australian in ’88 (or VFL Team of the Year as it was then known) and polled 13 Brownlow votes. I think he had 32 touches for the Big V in that ’89 State game, sweeping up across the half-back line in front of 91,960.

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