Author Topic: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith  (Read 12538 times)

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #105 on: January 26, 2020, 08:04:12 AM »
Cornes - Just why bother?
Wont read or listen to anything he says any more
Decided to side with bigfooty rumours rather than straight from the horses mouth.

Just about sums up his journalistic integrity.

What a pathetic little person he is.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #106 on: January 26, 2020, 12:54:10 PM »
Cornes is pretty smart really - hes a shock jock and he knows exactly where the "click bait " is.

I would poke the bear too if I was in his position .


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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #107 on: January 26, 2020, 04:00:17 PM »
Cornes is pretty smart really - hes a shock jock and he knows exactly where the "click bait " is.

I would poke the bear too if I was in his position .
Like all commentators who play the 'controversial statements means publicity & ratings' card, Cornes knows we're now the biggest bear in the forest to poke too. Most members and biggest crowds in the country = biggest reaction to his click bait.
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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #108 on: January 27, 2020, 11:51:50 AM »
No one complained more about us playing our final 7 games at the MCG than Cornes.

Before that it was Lynch coming to Richmond.

Now it's the Rance conspiracy .
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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #109 on: January 27, 2020, 02:49:37 PM »
I genuinely don’t get why people even bother moaning about him. He’s completely irrelevant. He doesn’t move me one little bit.
He’s the Pauline Hansen of the AFL
“50-29 felt like the game might be over – 35-50 felt like it was over. Geelong would not get a chance to breathe again. Suffocate and surge – that is Richmond’s game. Make it feel like there’s no space, then make it feel like there’s too much space, a transition that happens in a split second”

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #110 on: January 27, 2020, 08:01:05 PM »
For what it’s worth, I don’t believe Dimma either.

I don’t think anything sinister has gone with Rance, I just think the club and players weren’t overly impressed at Alex walking out 2 years early on a commitment he had made to them.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #111 on: January 27, 2020, 10:07:12 PM »
For what it’s worth, I think he is sorting out the most important things in his life , and football is taking the back seat. Some in the club think if he sorts it out he may change his mind. He may just need  time , why wouldn’t the players give him time and space.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #112 on: January 28, 2020, 10:23:59 AM »
Balmey putting a dampener on the rumours (or is he going the double bluff?):

Rance return ‘less likely’: Balme
Jack Hudson
Herald Sun
January 28, 2020

Richmond general manager of football Neil Balme said any chance of Alex Rance going back on his retirement is getting “less likely”.
Speaking to SEN 1629 Breakfast, Balme said the initial decision was ‘unexpected’.

“It was not so much a shock, but it was a bit unexpected,” he said.

“We thought we’d got to the point where he was able to cope with the things he wanted to do and still play footy.

“But he decided that he wasn’t.

“You can’t talk someone out of that.

“We have to respect what he thinks.

“We’re still in the back of our mind hoping he might think about coming back, but that’s getting less likely I think.

“He’s such a strong-minded kid that he doesn’t tell you things for the fun of it.”

Rance played his 200th game in round one of 2019 and tore his ACL, and was expected to make a big return in 2020 to help the Tigers with their premiership defence.

Balme added it’s something the club has to cope with.

“So we have to accept the fact that maybe it is the end for him,” he said.

“It’ll be disappointing because he’s such a wonderful player.

“But in the end as a club, you’ve just got to cope with it if it’s something the individual wants to do.”

Rance finished his career as a five-time All-Australian, a one-time Tigers best and fairest and a premiership player.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/teams/richmond/richmonds-football-boss-neil-balme-said-chances-of-premiership-defender-alex-rance-returning-are-getting-less-likely/news-story/c0b4699172258aaa9926cde5da57504b

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #113 on: January 29, 2020, 02:41:19 PM »
If Balmey is correct and there's no reason to doubt him here then the Club moves on. Plan B is to look at the midseason draft if Rance is eventually removed from the list and then target a free agent in October with our freed up salary cap space.
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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #114 on: January 30, 2020, 09:39:14 AM »
Rance spotted in Chambers Street, South Yarra leading a group of JW to an apartment block.

I know the lady who runs the building and she was outside with her 8 year old when they saw Rance in a suit. They were out the front when they were approached by other JW to discuss "their future"and also be allowed to knock on the apartments doors. I take this as pretty much fact, knowing a few JW in my life and also who told me.

He wont be coming back IMO, JW have him now.

Move on and give the spot to someone else at years end, if not mid year.




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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #115 on: January 31, 2020, 10:59:00 AM »
For those who are heavily religious, in their mind it supercedes everything else.

Rance is also 30, coming off a ACL, hasn't played for a year and hasn't trained for over a month. The longer he is gone the more it becomes unlikely.

For the Club it does allow us to spread out upcoming retirements and manage our list and salary cap more easily. So in the mid-long term it may be advantageous.
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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #116 on: January 31, 2020, 12:28:49 PM »
For those who are heavily religious, in their mind it supercedes everything else

Spot on - only have to look at Israel Falau to see how religion can corrupt a person's morality.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #117 on: January 31, 2020, 01:52:07 PM »
Rance is also 30, coming off a ACL, hasn't played for a year and hasn't trained for over a month. The longer he is gone the more it becomes unlikely.

For the Club it does allow us to spread out upcoming retirements and manage our list and salary cap more easily. So in the mid-long term it may be advantageous.
Thing is (and apologies for the cliche), Rance is a once in a generation player. Things that might normally mean you write a player off don't really apply to him as far as I'm concerned.

If he comes back hungry after 6 months and can get fit and match ready and we can use him, its a no brainer.

Of course, we can try spin it so we take away some positives, but I still feel robbed of 2-4 years of quality football from a champion. All respect to his personal decision aside.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #118 on: January 31, 2020, 04:04:52 PM »
For those who are heavily religious, in their mind it supercedes everything else

Spot on - only have to look at Israel Falau to see how religion can corrupt a person's morality.

Since when has speaking out against homosexuality been a symbol  of someones morality being corrupted. Theres way to much  liberalism these days. Homos all over the place. I hope no ones kids end up as homosexuals and your sons start copping it up the kyber. Youll all be crying. Homosexuality should be illegal. Blokes sticking it up each others backsides Geez its shameful stuff. And for all the upset over Folau he absolutely reamed Rugby Australia. He was vindicated with a multi million dollar payout.

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Re: Rance Retires Effectively Immediately to Focus on Family & Faith
« Reply #119 on: January 31, 2020, 04:12:37 PM »
oh dear...

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