Last week, Philip Murphy was in Melbourne and caught up with a few Hawthorn greats: Graham Arthur – 1961 Premiership Captain; Alan Jeans – Premiership Coach 1983 , 1986 1989; and Alan Joyce Premiership Coach 1988 1991.
A great lunch and “Yabby” Jeans still speaks about the game with so much passion. He could still coach. Happened to be sitting on their table.
His insights today about what went on behind the scenes in the 1989 Grand Final build up, match day preparation, the moment Dermie (Brereton) went down, that he only had 13 fit players at half-time and how he got them up is just fantastic to hear. Could have listened to these guys all day.
He said of Dermie, “It’s now how he went down its how he got up… ”
Loved it guys.
All good at the beginning, middle and end of the day.