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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2005, 02:08:41 AM »
Another ex-Tiger looks like he is heading west. Andrew Mills is on the verge of going to play for East Perth.
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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2005, 02:56:30 AM »
This is the darn thread - i saw that posted on some WA footy site today and couldn't find this post to put it in.
Thanks MT.

I reckon East Perth are welcome to him.

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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2005, 09:07:41 PM »
He might struggle in Perth, nightclubs arent as good.
He is a big head, good ridance I say.
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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2005, 05:40:04 AM »
Blumfield's back at the bombers with Bendigo.
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Re: Tim Fleming and former Tigers Update
« Reply #34 on: March 03, 2005, 04:00:21 AM »
Saw this on nick's magpies.net forum about McKee:

Report in this weeks Stonnington Leader that Steve McKee has signed with St Kevins OB to play in the VAFA 'A' Section this season.  Report also states "that the club will need to manage McKee's build up to the season given that he had a struggle with osteitis pubis when he trained with Richmond before the preseason draft".
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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #35 on: March 03, 2005, 04:57:59 AM »
McKee OP ???
Had serious groin problems then back went.
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Re: Tim Fleming Update
« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2005, 01:05:32 PM »
 :thumbsup  T Fleming has signed with S Adelaide and M Rogers and D bourke have signed with E Burwood  :lol

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Whatever happened to thread
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2005, 06:15:32 PM »
I think we should have a sticky thread of whatever happened 2. Me theres lots of players id like to find out about what theyre up to these days (please feel free to add in players from20 years ago and before....so as a starter Ill start with

BRUCE TEMPANY: Anyone have any Ideas of What happened to him after the early 80's. Gotta say one of the unluckiest players never to get a premiership medallion. Deserved one in 80 but was out injured i  think!


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Re: Old Footballers
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2005, 06:17:30 PM »
Is this the one you want, Ramps?

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2005, 09:30:15 PM »
There were a couple of threads (thanks Moi) so I've merged them all together. Cheers MT.

     

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Re: Whatever happened to thread
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2005, 01:07:23 PM »
BRUCE TEMPANY: Anyone have any Ideas of What happened to him after the early 80's. Gotta say one of the unluckiest players never to get a premiership medallion. Deserved one in 80 but was out injured i  think!


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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2005, 01:50:17 PM »
Thanx

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #42 on: May 25, 2005, 06:45:24 PM »
Club corner interviewed John Pitura on Monday night.

- He said he wanted out of South Melbourne because they verbally agreed to pay him more then kept holding off putting the agreement in writing. South like all clubs at the time played hardball until they got Whale Roberts, Teasdale and Jackson.

- Chose Richmond because he wanted to come to a club that he thought would have more future success (beginning 1975). In hindsight unbeknown to him before he arrived our star players were getting old and we were beginning a transitional period. Looking back he said if he had chosen to go to North instead he would have got a transfer easily (in one day) and would have had a chance to win a premiership or two. Seemed he enjoyed his time at Tigerland though.

- He said he found it difficult fitting into our gameplan under Tommy and knowing where teammates ran to. Tommy also trained the players harder which was something he had to get use to.

- Feels what he went through has made it now easier for players to change clubs if they want to.

- Went up to Syndey due to job opportunities. Coached North Shore to a couple of premierships. Lived a period of time in NZ.

- Now living in Queensland IIRC and doesn't have any real interest in modern footy although he likes to reminisce and catch up with ex-teammates about the old days.
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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ... David Honybun article
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2005, 02:49:40 AM »
Ask a ruckman
Tony Hardy
The Age
June 4, 2005


David Honybun in the back of Brendon Gale's HQ Kingswood, where he'd lie down to help his back on the long drive to Geelong.

After two taxing careers, David Honybun ignores the glitterati, Tony Hardy writes.

David Honybun spilled a mark in front of Tom Hafey at NSW state training one night. The great coach hissed that "anyone over six foot three has no brains".

Sure enough, ex-former Carlton and Richmond ruckman Honybun is now an assistant commissioner of the Australian Taxation Office. His title of chief economist (international strategy and operations) needs two business cards and a spell check. No other ruckman could be more qualified to analyse the issues of the day.

"So, David," I asked, seated in his boardroom high above Spring Street, "what are your thoughts on the rumour that Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie actually hate each other?" Now I understand that two spoilt rich kids is an odd tack to take. But the question came late in the interview, after nearly two hours of his hypothe . . . hypotheseesi . . . of his really smart insights on everything from the future amalgamation of AFL clubs to the GDP of Guatemala.

His career has been one smart move after another. In 1986, his first night of pre-season training with North Melbourne was in 30-degree heat. It began at 5pm and at 7.30, there was a seven-kilometre race. For three hours, coach John Kennedy ruled that no player was allowed a sip of water. To prevent his death, halfway through the seven-kilometre time-trial, David stopped and jumped in the lake where he "paddled around".

"At Carlton, they watered their players" he smiled. He loved his previous three years at the Blues. He trained with legends such as Ashman, Southby, Doull, Buckley and Maclure. His locker was next to "Wow" Jones. "On our first weekend away, I was billeted with Jimmy Buckley. I looked up to Jimmy for reasons I'm not sure of. On the Saturday night, we were watching this country and western band when there was a big crash. Jimmy had thrown Ken Sheldon into a wall. Ken Sheldon was stuck in the wall."

"So anyway, David, Paris Hilton and Nicole Ritchie were friends but not any more. What do you think?"

David deflected the question. He mused about the difference between "implicit" and "complicit" and then we arrived at his years at Tigerland. It was where I first saw him play.

One afternoon at the MCG, he stopped and lay down for a rest along the half-forward line. He crossed his legs and put his hands behind his head. The footy bounced around him and 30,000 people watched. I was rapt. Other people liked it, too, because a few games later, I was hit in the head by a bun, tossed by a cult of Honybun supporters after he kicked a goal.

David's back collapsed on him at Richmond. His specialist said it was the worst back X-ray he'd ever seen on anybody of any age. For the drive to Kardinia Park, Allan Jeans made him lie in the back of Benny Gale's orange HQ Kingswood station wagon. "We got flogged, anyway. Bryan Leys' job to tag Gary Ablett was routinely unsuccessful. Ablett kicked 10 or 12, which was about his average against Richmond."

David described Richmond in the late '80s and early '90s as "like a country footy club". Things didn't work. They even had a boot sponsor that refused to send boots. "We bought our own boots, then had the bootmaker put the right stripes in," he said.


The chief economist of the ATO worries about the future of the game. "We've had an economic boom and clubs are making a loss. What happens at the next recession?"

"I think it was during the last recession that Nicole Ritchie's dad Lionel sang . . . Hello?" I countered.

"Soccer has finally got itself right," he continued. "I don't think it's half the game that Aussie Rules is, but long-term, footy hasn't the right system in place. What if there's no media rights and we're in a recession?"

I took his point. "Speaking of media rights, I only bring up Paris and Nicole because they were on the cover of a women's magazine."

And then, finally, Honybun agreed to point his ruckman's brain towards the issue of the day. "Oh, I don't follow that stuff at all," he said. "I'm not a glitterati person. Most of US television is a non-event, a complete waste of time."

Gee he's smart.

http://www.realfooty.theage.com.au/realfooty/articles/2005/06/03/1117568373041.html

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Re: Old Footballers - Whatever happened to ...
« Reply #44 on: July 03, 2005, 04:51:23 PM »
Marty McGrath is playing for Templestowe (EFL-Div 3).
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