One of Geelong's favourite sons is Fred Flanagan who played for the local footie team, the Cats. My Dad once told me that he taught a little kid called Freddie Flanagan to kick a football. That must have been eighty years ago .
Cats great Flanagan dies at 88
``Fred was a great man and a great Geelong man,'' Geelong CEO Brian Cook told the GFC website.
``Fred's record as a player speaks for itself, but it is the man himself that was special.
``We will all miss Fred's friendship and we offer our deepest condolences to Pauline and to their family.''
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Flanagan played 163 games for the Cats and was also a veteran of World War II.
He is a member of Geelong's team of the century and was inducted into the AFl Hall of Fame in 1998. He won the Cats' best and fairest in 1949 and represented Victoria 21 times.