MURTOA'S premiership stars from the 1970s and 1980s will return to the town for reunions tomorrow.
The Magpies' only senior Wimmera League premiership side, from 1980, will join its three 1970s reserves premiership sides, 1970, 1971 and 1974, at Minyip-Murtoa's match against Horsham at Murtoa.
David Delahunty, premiership player from 1980 and 1974, said the flags held prominent places in Murtoa's history.
"Winning a senior premiership was a very, very special event for everyone," he said.
"We had people like Murtoa's all-time games leader Kel Taylor running out on the ground to congratulate us."
Delahunty said Taylor came to mind because he played almost 300 games for the club between the late 1950s and mid 1970s without playing in a senior finals match.
He was a member of the 1970 reserves premiership but has since died.
"One of Kel's sons Jack Taylor is coming from Mackay, Queensland to attend this reunion," he said.
"There are still a number of former players based around Horsham or Victoria and we also have people coming from Darwin and New South Wales."
Organiser and premiership player Wayne Shevlin said the reserves sides, known as the Shirt Tearers or Shirties, had some memorable grand finals including the 1974 win against a highly-favoured Warracknabeal side.
"In 1974 the team played at Horsham in front of a very big crowd," he said.
"Because we were the underdogs the crowd got behind the team and it made a big psychological difference in the match.
"The team was down in the last term and kicking against a howling gail but managed to win in a very gutsy performance."
Shevlin said premiership player John Cross would travel from Hong Kong to attend the reunion.
He said the celebrations would kick off with former Collingwood and 1980 Murtoa premiership player Michael Delahunty speaking at a dinner at the football club tonight.
"We hope on Saturday we get lots of supporters at the game to see the past players and also to cheer on the current side against the all-powerful Horsham team," he said.