Geoff Southby – 268 games for Carlton, 2 premierships, AFL Hall of Fame, member of Carlton’s
Team of the Century and one of the games hardest and best defenders.
From Bendigo, he had to start for Carlton, in 1971 taking over Wes Lofts’ position and number
(20) and won Carlton’s Best and Fairest in his first 2 years. He played his 200th game under
coach Percy Jones in 1980 and missed both the 81 & 82 premiership sides due to injury. He
retired in ’83 at age 33.
The photo shows Geoff marking over Neil Balme in 1972, Neil (a recent Odd Friday guest) got
his own back in the 1973 Grand Final.
Geoff continued his direct involvement in the game for some years including 3 years as a
specialist coach with Fitzroy.
Entree – Penne Pasta Salad with Buffalo Ricotta, Tomatoes, Olives, Spinach &
Main – Spanish Braised Pork Belly with Peppers, Tomato & Saffron Aioli with a
Corn Pecorino & Chive Croquette
Kangaroo Fillet with Pistacchio Pomegranate, Tabbouleh, & Spiced
Dessert – Cheese Platter with Quince, Apple & Pear.