Audience marvels at legends

Champion at the podium
Champion at the podium

‘It was a great day,’ said the former ‘goal sneak’ who earnt the nickname Macedonian Marvel in more than 250 games for the Magpies before retiring in 1993.

The AFL Hall of Fame member was delighted to meet former West Perth players such as Bill Dempsey and Les Fong, whom he learned of as a youngster through newspaper Inside Football and interstate games between WA and Victoria.

‘It was just nice to meet the guys and nice to do that for the club,’ Daicos said.

‘I’m quite flattered ” I’ve been out of the game 20 years ” and chuffed that people are happy to have a listen in.’

Three-time premiership ruckman Dempsey was nearly three years retired and Fong into his seventh season at the Joondalup-based club’s former home at Leederville Oval when Daicos made his debut at Victoria Park in 1979.

‘The exposure of football was not as great as it is today,’ he said.

‘There were a couple of ways it was delivered in (to Melbourne) from interstate in respect to the players ” through Inside Football