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1980s revisited!

June 26, 2015 by  

Anyone within earshot of coach Dave Corcoran reading his team out last week could have been forgiven for thinking they had been miraculously transported back in time to the 1980s.

During his 10-year reign legendary Tigers coach of the 1980s and 1990s, Brian Quade, would have read the names Hilton, Thompson, Bowyer and Goiser plenty of times as he addressed his teams.

On the weekend those names all appeared on the team board again when Michael Goiser, filling in for a shorthanded Reserve Grade side, found himself lining up with some much younger lads for whom he had played First Grade with their fathers in the late 1980s.

Zac Cowley-Hilton (left) is the son of Darren Hilton who was well known for regularly taking speccies up forward.

Luke Thompson (second from left) is the son of Mark Thompson Snr, a hard-nosed flanker and on-baller.

Jack Bowyer (third from left) is the son of Peter Bowyer, a key defender at a time when three Bowyer brothers, Peter, Ian and Murray, were all First Grade regulars.

Michael Goiser (right) is just an old bloke who was much trimmer as a mullet-wearing teenager in the 1980s.

To cap off the 1980s flashback, Matt Briant, son of Mark “Snapper” Briant played in the same game, but for the opposition, Tuggeranong Hawks.

80s revisited

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