Wednesday, 4 April 2018

Moorabbin City 1994 - The Video

Edited to add: The video has been blocked in some countries due to musical copyright claims by that prick Billy Joel's reps. I'll carry around a USB with it on me for those keen to get a copy. You just need to get in touch.

Predating the great Football Chaos, Moorabbin City had most of their games in 1994 filmed by former first team and then reserve team player Rob Mihalek. I now present that video in it's entirety, complete with some graphic I made up on the old Amiga 1200.

It was Moorabbin's first on field (there had been some league re-structures) promotion in almost 20 years. Initially coached by the late Billy Whiteside, it was Dave Christians who led the side into securing a place in Division Two. Stevie Irvine (Jackson's dad) was Billy's assistant.

The first team squad was:
Bertie Arlove, Ray Bryden, Paddy Cooper, Davie Fourna, Tony Hermus, Dom Iasenza, Gerry Lepkowski, Mickey Maguire, Craig Miller, Jimmy Nelson, Brian Smith, Jimmy Stewart, Iain Stirton, Brian Sweeney, Brendan Thomas, Rob Tobin, Stan Webster, John Whiteside and Troy Williams.

                                               (Click on images to enlarge)

Promotion was secured on the final day of the season, in dramatic circumstances which is of course the highlight of the video, along with the reserve team celebrations after winning their championship under Sven Helbig on the same day. Other highlights (some may say lowlights) are Mickey Maguires knockout v Fitzroy City and the smart work to prevent Jimmy Nelson battering a referee. The home ground for the year was Gaelic Park, Keysborough. The best game there was the defeat of South Dandenong (now Dandenong Thunder).

If you it and want to keep it, use one of those video downloader thingies in case the use of music sees the sound taken from the video at some point in the future due to certain violations.

Anyway, behold Moorabbin City 1994:

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