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The Crows are a football team which haven't had much success. In fact they haven't won a game for a considerable time... See more »
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Classic Aussie TV comedy... I think See more (2 total) »

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Keith Wilkes 
 
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Alan Hopgood 

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Oscar Whitbread .... producer
 

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Australia:30 min (6 episodes)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Classic Aussie TV comedy... I think, 8 May 2006
Author: Lupercali from Tasmania

Please bear in mind that it's over 30 years since I've seen this, and I was eleven at the time.

The series centers on a farm worker with unbelievable natural football (Australian rules) skills. A talent scout accidentally spots him kicking a bale of hay about 50 feet. He is quickly snapped up by a VFL team (which became the AFL, which is roughly the equivalent of the NFL in the US), and to be blunt, I don't remember much more than that, except that I thought it was great when I was eleven years old, and so did most of my mates.

This comes from a period of Australian comedy that produced other shows like 'Kingswood Country' (later to become 'Commodore Country') and saw the tail end of the Grahame Bond/Aunty Jack series, like 'Flash Nick from Jindavik' and 'Woolongong the Brave', and before Australian comedy deteriorated into tedious stand-up comedy shows.

I suspect this show will remain lost forever, which is a shame. It just might be as much fun as I remember.

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