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Post by innsaneink » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 9:02 am

Just saw news of the passing of former league/sports journo and commentator Ron Casey
R. I. P. Won .... Always interesting and opinionated... Who can forget his on air punch up with Normie Rowe


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Post by bathursttiger » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 10:10 am

It was funny that a rant over Nokia phones being a Japanese company and Australia being taken over by Asians that ended his Radio career.
Nokia in a Finnish company.

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Post by fibrodreaming » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 10:43 am

I always had a soft spot for "Won".

My favourite memory is him calling a Newtown v Balmain match in the late 60s.

The Tigers had Laurie Moraschi and George Rubner in their back line.

Ron was calling a Balmain attacking move and he said: "....and it goes from Moraschi to Maroubra".

One of those little things you don't forget.

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Post by NJLM78 » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:13 pm

RIP Ron. A great broadcaster in Australian radio history. His TV appearances were never quiet ones. The blow ups on A Current Affair were always memorable.

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Post by yeti » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 1:20 pm

Yep, a real part of the history of league broadcasting. Never short of an opinion.


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Post by supercoach » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 3:03 pm

He was a swimming coach at North Sydney pool in the late 50s and early sixties. Coached my wife and her sister. My wife said he was a real character. Always enjoyed Won, him and Rex made league a lot of fun, unlike Gus Johns and co of today

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Post by Yossarian » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 5:56 pm

A sad day for rabid racists everywhere...

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Post by eyewonder » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 6:12 pm

Loved his stouches with Frank Hyde on the Sunday footy show funny stuff
Ron used to be part of the telecast team which showed the second half of footy games
Black and white Tele of course

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Post by GNR4LIFE » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:04 pm

I thought he was already dead.

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Post by mike » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:12 pm

The titled should be changed to Won Casey in memory.
Western Suburbs supporter since 1960 | Balmain junior since 1967 | Wests Tigers supporter since 1999

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Post by quintus » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:35 pm

R.i.P. Ron....Always up for an argument....Controversy Corner was a Rex Mossop panel consisting of Rex and four others. I was surprised to see that Fox adopted that name and format.... :sign:

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Post by Pawsandclaws » Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:57 pm

Yossarian wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 5:56 pm
A sad day for rabid racists everywhere...
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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:31 am

I came across him in the lift at the Commonwealth Centre in Chifley Square in about 1968 and I was wearing an anti-conscription badge re Vietnam War. We immediately eye-balled each other and never stopped the whole journey.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by Cultured Bogan » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:54 am

Of course you did Byron.
#penaltyTigers

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Post by tigerbalm » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 9:27 am

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Post by Newtown » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 11:06 am

Ah, the days before PC.

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Post by Byron Bay Fan » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 7:36 pm

Cultured Bogan wrote:
Fri 12 Oct, 2018 8:54 am
Of course you did Byron.
I knew Jack Brabham a bit as well.
Malcolm Knox: What has happened this week is a pity for the Tigers, a pity for Jason Taylor and a pity for Robbie Farah, who had achieved more than the Big Four put together but was somehow turned into collateral damage. (SMH 25-26 March, 2017)

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Post by bathursttiger » Fri 12 Oct, 2018 7:48 pm

quintus wrote:
Tue 02 Oct, 2018 7:35 pm
R.i.P. Ron....Always up for an argument....Controversy Corner was a Rex Mossop panel consisting of Rex and four others. I was surprised to see that Fox adopted that name and format.... :sign:
Ferris Ashton, Col Pearce, Alan Clarkson and there were some other as well.

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