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Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 10:59 PM
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The Macedonian Marvel aka Peter Daicos gave a great insight into all things AFL and Collingwood in front of a packed house at the Stirling Adriatic Centre on Friday.

His insightful views on the AFL and his recanting of great players from a past era had those in attendance in the palm of his hands.

Daicos is not a regular on the “sports talk” circuit but he should be.

It was a great pleasure to listen to one of the AFL’s most mercurial footballers simply recant the facts from his playing days. Topics covered included the AFL rules, Toyota Legendary Moments TV advertisement (featuring Daicos, Steve Curry and Dave Lawson), Mick Malthouse, Eddie McGuire, Ronnie Wearmouth and Leigh Matthews.

The room was littered with fans, members and Falcons royalty. These included Les Fong and Bill Dempsey, who Peter acknowledged as great players in the WAFL. The fact that there is a desert between Perth and Melbourne had not lessened his knowledge or the reputation of our two great champions. Others in attendance were Premiership player Laurie Heal, Wildcats Premiership Coach Rob Beveridge and leading 6PR commentator Paul Murray.

Daicos nominated Chris Judd as the best player of the current era with Cyril Rioli as his most favourite player to watch. When asked about Mick Malthouse and his bust up with Collingwood he was forth coming. Daicos doesn’t believe Mick ever took in the older past greats of the club and was more than happy to see him move on to the Pies’ biggest foe, Carlton.

After speaking for 45 minutes the crowd was treated to a banquet feast from our great friends at the Stirling Adriatic Centre and then Peter returned to take questions for a further 30 minutes. This was followed by an auction in which Falcons President Brett Raponi showed his ‘Pies allegiance by successfully bidding for the Collingwood Team of the Century jumper signed by Daicos himself and Stuart Cuthbert took home the signed player card WEG 1990 Premiership poster.

Daicos then stayed on for the afternoon mingling with the crowd posing for photographs and signing autographs.