Kyabram Free Press

I’VE CERTAINLY NOT HEARD OF ANY OTHER TEAM WINNING 62 IN A ROW.

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PAUL DAFFEY

“He was another to coach a Victorian championsh­ip team, with the Bendigo league,” Daffey said.

Bob Mccaskill captain-coached Sandhurst to six premiershi­ps in a row in the 1930s, then coached North Melbourne (1950 grand final) and Hawthorn.

Daffey said he considered Adam Dowie, from Warrnamboo­l, to be the best coach in country Victoria at the moment.

“He has won six Hampden league flags and was also involved in a couple of losing ones," Daffey said.

“Some think he gets too much credit, but he took Terang Mortlake to two flags, Warrnamboo­l in 2010 and Koroit to three between 2016-18.

“He also coached Nirranda to a minor league flag,” Daffey said.

Wayne Walsh, father of Carlton star Sam, also rated a mention from Daffey, for his record in the Hampden league.

“He had great success with a lot of smaller clubs, Cobden and Camperdown,” Daffey said.

Paul Daffey’s books contain many intricate stories of success, and failure, and his Kyabram chapter is just one of the many entertaini­ng anecdotes that make up his library of work.

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