Milton Bluett stood out of football in 1948 after Port Adelaide had held up his transfer to Norwood. Bluett had played for the Port Adelaide colts and in the district association during the World War 2 years. From Magill, the tall follower had shown excellent form in the Norwood 1948 internal pre-season trials.
Living in the Norwood area, Bluett was eventually cleared to the Redlegs for the start of the 1949 season. Ironically, he made his league debut against Port Adelaide when he was named to lead the first ruck in the round six encounter. Bluett was then named on the bench against Sturt (round 10) and South Adelaide (round 14).
At the end of the season, he played for the Norwood Reserves against a combined team from the Great Southern Football Association.
In 1950, he continued to perform solidly in the B team and was named as a reserve in the Anzac Day match against West Adelaide. Unfortunately, he suffered a cartilage injury in early June.
The following year he again played in the pre-season trials.
He was a State wrestling champion, assistant masseur of the Davis Cup team and gymnastic instructor at Christian Brothers' College and Rostrevor College
R Cialini Dec 2018