Paul Vander Haar
For many of us our favourite or most memorable game is probably a come from behind special or a Grand Final victory.
For me it has long been Paul Vander Haar's comeback game.
Round 6 1978 was a ripper.
After winning every first year player award on offer (remember the Cazaly Awards?) in 1977, Vanda suffered a well documented trail bike accident. So server that many feared this was the end of a promising football career.
Luckily for us this wasn't to be.
I remember sitting in the outer at Windy Hill when the Reynolds Stand crowd went crazy. The roar was one of the loudest I have ever witnessed.
It was all for Vanda.
He had been a late, unnamed replacement for Ronnie Andrews.
When the team ran on to the ground, the resulting roar was deafening.
All for a guy who had only been at the club 12 months.
He wasn't the best on ground that day but he went a long way towards helping the Bombers chase down a five goal 3/4 time deficit with an ripper final 20 minute, nine goal blitz.
It was and still is my favourite all time game.
Here are some articles from the game. They might be hard to read but pictures say a thousand words. Especially the one where he has a cigarette in his hand.
Round 6 1978. Two amazing comebacks on one Saturday afternoon.
Couldn't ask for any more.