A Rough Timeline Of Sporting Posters On My Bedroom Wall

1990-92: Allan Border playing a wristy square cut with a grill-less helmet;

1992-93: Mal Meninga taking a hit up; Tony Modra taking a trademark leaping mark, David Campese mid-goose step;

1995-6: Split poster featuring Waratahs Tim Gavin and Sam Payne. Also, several NSW Blues cricketers (Waugh brothers, Michael Slater, Michael Bevan) engaged in elegant strokeplay;

1996: Sun Herald liftout of Manly v St George grand final matchup;

1997: Glenn McGrath front on action shot (wrist cocked during his ‘gather’) during those days when the Australian One Day cricket strip had lightning bolts all over it. A general proliferation of “team posters” torn out of Big League;

1998-2000: A heavy focus on Rugby League Week and Big League liftouts, too many to mention. Laurie Daley featured prominently, I’ll say that much. Several Sports Illustrated ‘models’ crept into the mix, too, despite their tenuous sporting link;

2001 – current: Nothing. Hoping to develop an appreciation for modern art sometime soon.

By Dave Edwards

2 Replies to “A Rough Timeline Of Sporting Posters On My Bedroom Wall”

  1. Memories of everyone constantly trying to unnecessarily replicate the Sam Payne/’Champagne’ Pass during backyard games of touch.

    Classic.

  2. Tony Lockett somehow managed his way onto my wall. I was lucky enough to get that baby signed too. His picture was in a magazine i was reading on a flight which lucky enough he was on.

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