A couple of distant recollections of Ron Barassi by Max THomas
That’s me on the right in the white shorts with the club emblem. The other player in white shorts is Teddy Hopkins, another Gippsland boy.
Percy Jones is partly obscured. Brent Croswell is looking worn out on the right.
Barassi on crutches due to injury. He asked me to test his dislocated shoulder on another occasion, as shown in the other photo.
Barassi said he compensated for his lack of natural talent by becoming a fierce competitor. I learned from him what determination can do.