Rick Wayde the magpie saviour and ours now.

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Re: Rick Wayde the magpie saviour and ours now.

Post by GoldXR50Leroy » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 4:12 pm

Rick Wayde was his DJ name, what is his real name?.


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Post by GNR4LIFE » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 4:24 pm

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So this pic was taken of our board (plus a cpl of others) in NZ on the weekend. Rick is there second from the right. Between Mick Lubiskus (Wests Ashfield Director & Chairman of WSM). The other Wests Ashfield Directors on the Wests Tigers board are Dennis Burgess and Mike Bailey, both on the far left and Tony Andreacchio at the front. Of course the other Wests Ashfield nominee is the Wests Ashfield CEO, standing to the left of Justin Pascoe.
That wouldn't be the same Dennis Bugess who fronted Burgess Burgess during halftime at Ctown a few years ago would it? I thought he was Rod Stewart when i first saw him.

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 5:46 pm

Yeah he's an old muso from waaaay back

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Post by Spud Murphy » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 7:30 pm

Magpie Magic wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 11:37 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 10:52 am
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Tue 10 Apr, 2018 11:03 am
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I don't recall Western Suburbs being kicked out of any competition.... :sign:
Wests were excluded 2 years in a row, Wayde run rock concerts and raffles and many more money making schemes to keep the club alive, whilst Wests never missed a season, they were excluded for 2 seasons in a row only to be reinstated before the season started.
I'm confused, what does excluded mean if they didn't actually miss playing a season?
Firstly with regards Rick Wayde I believe he even mortgaged his house to pay for the club's court cases.

Secondly they were only managed to keep playing because of court cases and injunctions in the off season even made the high court. Most were organised by Rick and he organised the 1983 rock concert at Lidcombe oval which drew 17000 and raised 100000 for court costs.
Also in 86 when again they wanted us kicked out Rick was approached by Peter Moore who was one of the NSWRL 9 man board and he offered to go into bad for Wests providing they play at Campbelltown and Rick set up Lasers disco at Canterbury leagues modelled on the very successful Fame niteclub at Wests Ashfield. He also got Wests Ashfield to buy Campbelltown leagues.
Made a huge contribution.
Sorry still don't get it - how were they excluded if they still competed? Did the league not recognise their wins for those years and they didn't earn any points? Sorry, but you'll have to be more explanatory, I'm Irish :lol:

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Post by innsaneink » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 7:33 pm

Simply, the NSWRL kicked them out twice... Wests went to court in the off-season, appealed and won


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Post by Magpie Magic » Wed 11 Apr, 2018 9:00 pm

All the work was done off-season and if not for a High Court injunction early February 85 were were done. Ultimately we lost High court judgement 4-2 which is irregular in that High court judgements are usually unanimous. But by then the tide had turned in our favour. If we didn't challenge in courts Wests were gone.

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Post by Geo. » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 4:01 am

Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 7:30 pm
Magpie Magic wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 11:37 am
Spud Murphy wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 10:52 am
851 wrote:
Tue 10 Apr, 2018 11:03 am


Wests were excluded 2 years in a row, Wayde run rock concerts and raffles and many more money making schemes to keep the club alive, whilst Wests never missed a season, they were excluded for 2 seasons in a row only to be reinstated before the season started.
I'm confused, what does excluded mean if they didn't actually miss playing a season?
Firstly with regards Rick Wayde I believe he even mortgaged his house to pay for the club's court cases.

Secondly they were only managed to keep playing because of court cases and injunctions in the off season even made the high court. Most were organised by Rick and he organised the 1983 rock concert at Lidcombe oval which drew 17000 and raised 100000 for court costs.
Also in 86 when again they wanted us kicked out Rick was approached by Peter Moore who was one of the NSWRL 9 man board and he offered to go into bad for Wests providing they play at Campbelltown and Rick set up Lasers disco at Canterbury leagues modelled on the very successful Fame niteclub at Wests Ashfield. He also got Wests Ashfield to buy Campbelltown leagues.
Made a huge contribution.
Sorry still don't get it - how were they excluded if they still competed? Did the league not recognise their wins for those years and they didn't earn any points? Sorry, but you'll have to be more explanatory, I'm Irish :lol:
NSWRL were desperate to kick Wests out so Manly led by Arko could buy all our players...

Entry into the comp in those days was by invitation...there were no franchise agreements...Wests were not invited prior to those seasons ..that is where MM is referring to excluded...not that hard to understand.... Rick Wayde led the charge in Court to have the exclusion overturned and won..in the supreme court...NSWRL then took it to the High Court..

It is quite an interesting read

https://iknow.cch.com.au/document/atagU ... tober-1985
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Post by Knuckles » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 7:30 am

Bob Hawke (then prime minister) attended a save the magpies dinner as did Neville Wran (then premier) attended another save the magpies dinner. Bob I seem to recall labelled the NSWRL as unaustralian for kicking Wests out of the comp. It certainly helped in gaining public support.
My favourite memory of all however is the fetes at Burwood Park ..... so many people turned up.
They were tough times but good times to look back on. And it was all worth it because of where we are today ..... and that most of us have experienced winning a premiership ..... something we could only have dreamed of during the depths of 1983-5.

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Post by MG1962 » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 10:59 am

Knuckles wrote:
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Bob Hawke (then prime minister) attended a save the magpies dinner as did Neville Wran (then premier) attended another save the magpies dinner. Bob I seem to recall labelled the NSWRL as unaustralian for kicking Wests out of the comp. It certainly helped in gaining public support.
One of Hawke's staffers was a massive Magpie fan back in the day. Thats how the two big white temporary stands that were first at Lidcombe and then at C'Town came to be. They had been used in Canberra for some sporting event and he organized for them to be 'donated' to the club.

I still have the T-shirt from the huge concert at Lidcombe that day

And a test for your brain cells - what was the name of the last band to perform that day?

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Post by Knuckles » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 11:58 am

I should also have mentioned the supporters bus that Jack Ashley used to run that picked up from Lidcombe Pub. I think later Dave Ashley ran the supporters bus too ...... such a great bunch of people on that bus and even though we lost most times, it was still a great atmosphere and a lot of fun.

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Post by magpiesteve » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 12:16 pm

Rick Wayde is the reason Wests are still in the comp. In 1983 he was instrumental in beating the NRL & restoring Wests to the Comp. I attended the Save the Magpies dinner where Bob Hawke was the guest speaker. I will never forget that night. This you tube clip worth watching ( for some reason the sound is missing) but it gives a terrific insight into that story & is a must watch for Magpie historians. The club owes an eternal debt of gratitute to Rick & should consider a memorial in his name.

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Post by innsaneink » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 12:52 pm

MG1962 wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 10:59 am
Knuckles wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 7:30 am
Bob Hawke (then prime minister) attended a save the magpies dinner as did Neville Wran (then premier) attended another save the magpies dinner. Bob I seem to recall labelled the NSWRL as unaustralian for kicking Wests out of the comp. It certainly helped in gaining public support.
One of Hawke's staffers was a massive Magpie fan back in the day. Thats how the two big white temporary stands that were first at Lidcombe and then at C'Town came to be. They had been used in Canberra for some sporting event and he organized for them to be 'donated' to the club.

I still have the T-shirt from the huge concert at Lidcombe that day

And a test for your brain cells - what was the name of the last band to perform that day?
The Radiators?

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Post by gallagher » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:00 pm

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Post by Magpie Magic » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:30 pm

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That was one held a year later not as successful. The original one was at Lidcombe oval. Rose tattoo was definitely there as may have been Hoodoo gorous.

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Post by gallagher » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:38 pm

Magpie Magic wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:30 pm
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That was one held a year later not as successful. The original one was at Lidcombe oval. Rose tattoo was definitely there as may have been Hoodoo gorous.
Yeah, I think there was 3, I seem to remember two at the markets. The flyer I have was about 1985.

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Post by Magpie Magic » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 3:33 pm

gallagher wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:38 pm
Magpie Magic wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:30 pm
gallagher wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:00 pm
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That was one held a year later not as successful. The original one was at Lidcombe oval. Rose tattoo was definitely there as may have been Hoodoo gorous.
Yeah, I think there was 3, I seem to remember two at the markets. The flyer I have was about 1985.
$100000 was big bucks in 83. You could buy 2 houses at Lidcombe with that. As much as a major sponsor would give. I didn't go to Flemington markets. What type of crowd turned up ?

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Post by gallagher » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 6:05 pm

Magpie Magic wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 3:33 pm
gallagher wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:38 pm
Magpie Magic wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:30 pm
gallagher wrote:
Thu 12 Apr, 2018 2:00 pm
magpies.jpg
That was one held a year later not as successful. The original one was at Lidcombe oval. Rose tattoo was definitely there as may have been Hoodoo gorous.
Yeah, I think there was 3, I seem to remember two at the markets. The flyer I have was about 1985.
$100000 was big bucks in 83. You could buy 2 houses at Lidcombe with that. As much as a major sponsor would give. I didn't go to Flemington markets. What type of crowd turned up ?
No idea of the crowd, I was only a young fella then and didnt go to any of them. My older brothers went to them all though. Its funny how a concert could save a club.

Who can fill me in with what happened to Wests Ashfield's backing?
We were called the millionaires in the 50's and they are very rich now. How come the football club wasnt supported?

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Post by Spud Murphy » Thu 12 Apr, 2018 7:49 pm

innsaneink wrote:
Wed 11 Apr, 2018 7:33 pm
Simply, the NSWRL kicked them out twice... Wests went to court in the off-season, appealed and won
Thank you

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