The final within the collection of nicknames that I had enjoyable in producing. Thanks for all of the suggestions and feedback and solutions.
Fitzroy is gone as an AFL group and so their top 100 membership gamers (video games and objectives) will stay without end. Those included within the AFL top 100 general lists will steadily disappear however some included on this checklist will hold the title alive for many years to come.
20. ‘Apple’: With his surname, what else might Len Pye (1934) be referred to as? He topped Fitzroy’s aim kicking with 39 objectives in 1934, his debut season, together with a bag of eight towards North Melbourne at Arden Street.
19. ‘Monty’: R.B. Horan (1943) got here from Coburg Juniors.
18. ‘Wedger’: Jack Holt (1905).
17. ‘Bice’: William Cleary was a veteran defender by the point the VFL was shaped in 1897. He captained Fitzroy within the opening 12 months and performed within the 1899 premiership.
16. ‘Sonny’: Thomas Alfred Edgar Douglas (1905) got here from Albert Park.
15. ‘Dinny’: Dennis James Ryan (1935) performed his first sport for Fitzroy as a thin 18-year-old and excelled at centre half ahead. However, he was shifted to centre half again and received the 1936 Brownlow.
14. ‘Baron’: Alan Gordon Ruthven (1940) was one of many nice characters of his period. Ruthven was an excellent rover who had the flexibility to run all through a match. He was given his nickname due to Australian Governor General, Baron Hore-Ruthven.
13. ‘Tunner’: Thomas De Brot Reardon (1911) performed 16 video games for Fitzroy in 1911, making his debut in Round 3. He was cleared from Fitzroy again to Golden Point firstly of the 1912 season.
12. ‘Bunty’: Raymond Gordon Niven (1931) was a fast shifting ahead who fed the ball effectively to his teammates.
11. ‘Boxer’: Herbert Milne (1902). Canny, lithe and sleek, he performed in Fitzroy’s 4 successive grand finals from 1903.
10. ‘Hoot’: In 4 out of his 5 league seasons, Frank Gibson (1928) was a first-choice ruckman for the Fitzroy Football Club.
9. ‘Titch’ 2: Barclay Bailes (1905) was additionally identified by the nickname ‘Bendigo’. A tiny winger, he was finest on the bottom in Fitzroy’s 1905 grand last win.
8. ‘Titch’ 1: Arthur Edwards (1936).
7. ‘Puffer’: Ernest George Elliott (1921) was a half again flanker in Fitzroy’s 1922 premiership successful facet. He additionally performed within the 1923 VFL grand last, however this time completed on the dropping group.
6. ‘Chicken’: Wilfred Arthur Smallhorn – so nicknamed as a result of his mom might by no means catch him when he was younger – was a deceptively fast winger who performed 150 video games (kicking 31 objectives) for Fitzroy between 1930 and 1940.
5. ‘Sport’: Not a lot is understood about Henry Anderson, who performed six video games for Fitzroy in 1913 and died in 1926 aged 34.
4. ‘Gracie’: In 1937 Gracie Fields was the highest-paid film star on the planet, in order that when Alan Fields (1939) began his league profession, he was provided that nickname.
3. ‘Butch’: Alan Gale was an enormous, awkward 17-year-old child when he performed his first sport for Fitzroy in 1948 however performed over 200 video games.
2. ‘Gubby’: Graham Allan (1975) was nicknamed after an Australian born cricketer who captained England in 11 Test matches within the Forties.
1. ‘Superboot’: Bernie Quinlan (1969) was an outstanding footballer with nice expertise in each a part of the sport. He achieved each honour in soccer aside from enjoying in a premiership facet. Recruited from Traralgon by Footscray, he crossed to Fitzroy in 1978.
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