Hawthorn win by 41 points
First MFC Game
First Game as Coach
When Ron Barassi ran out with his team before the Round 1 clash with Hawthorn he had been given a rock star reception by most of the 32,202 fans in the ground, but nobody really expected miracles against a side that had finished one spot but five wins in front of the Demons on the table in 1980.
What they got instead was a magical first twenty minutes of the season. When the lead reached 27 points even the skeptics were rubbing their eyes in disbelief. Maybe Barassi was the ultimate miracle worker after all? They