Bob Rose (footballer) - Quotations

Quotations

On his relationship with Collingwood supporters:

"The first practice game I played I couldn't find the right gate to get into the ground. I was there about two hours before anybody else. One of the really strong things was about my third year of playing for Collingwood, and I walked into the ground at about 11 o'clock, to watch the reserves play. (By this time I was in the seniors.) And I just saw all these Collingwood supporters. It was a cold, middle-of-the-winter, rainy day, and they had taken up every seat available in the ground, and it was mainly standing room in those days. And I thought then, it really hit me, that these people are there to support people like me, all the players, so it was a real lesson that I would, and I swore to myself, that I would never let the people down, that I would give 100% all the time. And it was really an inspiration to me..."

On his first day of training at Victoria Park aged 18:

"So when we got to Melbourne on the Thursday, he took me out to Collingwood, and I trained out there for the first night and that was unbelievable. I was 15 at the time, and to be with the Lou Richards and Colliers (the Colliers had finished playing, but they were always at the Club) Phonse Kyne and those great players, Fothergill, I could hardly believe it, and I was in some pretty shabby old gear because the war had just finished and things were pretty tough in Nyah West, so yes, Lou Richards and the boys have let me know over the years about that silly-looking green and white guernsey that I was wearing, with motheaten holes in it. But it was really a bombshell to be able to run out on to the nice green grass, because droughts were pretty prominent in the Mallee at that time, and we were almost playing on clay grounds..."

Preceded by
Phonse Kyne
Copeland Trophy winner
1949
Succeeded by
Charlie Utting
Preceded by
Charlie Utting
Copeland Trophy winner
1951–1953
Succeeded by
Neil Mann
Preceded by
Phonse Kyne
Collingwood Football Club coach
1964–1971
Succeeded by
Neil Mann
Preceded by
Ted Whitten
Footscray Football Club coach
1972–1975
Succeeded by
Bill Goggin
Preceded by
John Cahill
Collingwood Football Club coach
1985–1986
Succeeded by
Leigh Matthews

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