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James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« on: July 14, 2017, 03:39:32 AM »
James Hird will be welcomed back to football with the honour of presenting the Norm Smith Medal to the player judged best on ground at this year’s Grand Final.

The gesture comes just four years after the AFL banished Hird at the height of the Essendon drugs saga, and two years on from his exit as Bombers coach.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/essendon/james-hird-to-present-norm-smith-medal-at-2017-afl-grand-final/news-story/e3b1ade98bf4592af9bd6401e1b70d64?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=HeraldSun&utm_medium=Twitter

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 08:20:08 AM »
What next?

Ben Johnson presenting a gold medal?

Lance Armstrong presenting a yellow Jersey?
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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 01:32:59 PM »
Damien Hardwick, who is a close friend of Hird and played with him in the Bombers' 2000 premiership triumph, said it was fantastic the 44-year-old had been welcomed back to the game.

"It's great. I think footy is a pretty forgiving game, and James is one of the all-time great players, great leader and a great friend of mine," the Richmond coach said on Friday.

"From my point of view, wrap your arms around him and bring him back in.

"Once again, we've got to remember that everyone has an error in life, so we've just got to make sure we continue to wrap our arms around people and get them back involved in the game.

"I think that's the one thing AFL footy is great for – bringing people together."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2017-07-14/hardwick-urges-public-to-support-hirds-return

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 01:45:09 PM »
pee off back to Windy Hill then and stuff them up.....
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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 07:50:27 PM »
It may not be time yet but he clearly has suffered and I find no need to kick him when he's down. But if he's going to go out there and get the Goodes treatment it isn't going to help so better to decline IMHO.

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2017, 08:10:33 PM »
Maybe they should name the medal after him

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2017, 08:12:15 PM »
The Sir James Hird Premiership Cup has nice ring to it....
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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2017, 08:16:24 PM »
I like it.

The man has suffered and should be restored to glory.

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2017, 01:15:48 PM »
Are we allowed to boo?
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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2017, 06:46:49 PM »
Well he is white

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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 07:33:29 PM »
#standbypeptides :shh
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Re: James Hird to present this year's Norm Smith medal
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 07:56:12 AM »
The AFL have confirmed he has accepted. Stand by for the booing to go balistic.