TOPIC: Hawthorn

NPK Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #1

NPK
Take note Freo. That’s how you say farewell to a legend of the game. Well done Roughead and Hawthorn.
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Straddo Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #2

Straddo
Hawks might have been in the 8 if they'd played Roughie in those games they were missing a forward line.
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Raglan Matt Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #3

Raglan Matt
I think you are onto something, there, Straddo.
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Noddy Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #4

Noddy
Do they have a home and an away farewell arrangement for Roughy? Surely you’d play him next week?
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pollyanna Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #5

pollyanna
For years, everything about Roughy has been feel-good stuff and he went out the same way like the champ he is. You'll never meet a nicer bloke.

I did once, about 10 years ago - for the benefit of newer DL readers I'll post it again. I was coming back from a Saturday night post-game function Fremantle held at Docklands after a thrashing by St. Kilda (?). It was cold, well after midnight and I was trudging back to my hotel room in the middle of Melbourne - decided to grab a burger at an all-night Maccas. There was Roughy, outside in a suit/tie with two of his mates - Isaac Smith and Ben Stratten by memory. He was chowing down on a burger with two more balanced on the top of his forearm. I'd been to the WeePoos v Geelong game at the MCG the night before and he had a night out. I said g'day and wanted to chat about his game the night before, but he just wanted to talk about my team. He asked a lot of questions and in the end told me to hang in there, he really liked how Freo were shaping up. He just kept chowing down on his burgers in the cold, asked if i wanted his last one before opening it, then gave me a backslap before I went inside.

Big guy, as friendly as they come - went out like a true champ.
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Corporal Agarn Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #6

Corporal Agarn
I like the story Polly and although he sounds like a lovely guy, he was either just being nice or a bad judge of opposition football teams.
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purple kit Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #7

purple kit
It was 10 years ago, we had just recruited a bunch of talented WA players and had a young team on the up, the next year we knocked the hawks out in an elimination final, I think Roughy was right on the money.
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pollyanna Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #8

pollyanna
He said Luke McPharlin was the best defender and loved how Pav went about it. Not left field ideas at the time - but he said that he'd never talked with a Freo supporter before.
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Raglan Matt Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #9

Raglan Matt
Good onya Polly, you gave him all our secrets. Nek minnit, 2013.
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Corporal Agarn Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #10

Corporal Agarn
Okay, 10 years ago, got it. Now how about we get him over here to help out our new coach.
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expat Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #11

expat
Roughy our new forward coach and part time skills coach.
Let's do it Belly.
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Drubbing Hawthorn 2 months 4 days ago #12

Drubbing
Roughead sent himself off in style. Can't see Sandi or Ballas kicking a bagful to win it for the team.
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