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Alex Rance

TigerForce

Richmond has a better list.
Apr 26, 2004
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Jackmond has explained the social media silence re The Rancid One.
Unfortunately it's on The Hun's paywalled section and can't be viewed by mere mortals.
If anyone can paraphrase for the rest of us, would be much obliged.
Just posted it on the JOURNOS board, but not much was really said.
 

Roar19

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Dec 30, 2019
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For all those who continue to gossip re Rance and Higgo’s missus, Not that it means much but Higgo has liked a post of Rance on Insta. If and I mean a huge if something happened there then it seems Higgins has moved on. Let’s move on and forget about rumours. They only hurt people more.
 
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seven

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Apr 20, 2004
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For all those who continue to gossip re Rance and Higgo’s missus, Not that it means much but Higgo has liked a post of Rance on Insta. If and I mean a huge if something happened there then it seems Higgins has moved on. Let’s move on and forget about rumours. They only hurt people more.
Pitty it wasn’t Jenkins.
“Haven’t you taken enough?”
 

frangalis4eva

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Apr 11, 2009
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Rancey certainly doesn’t do things half hearted. Bloody door knocking??!! Far cry from wearing the mighty yellow and black in front of 90k. But I guess whatever floats your boat.
 

123kid

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I’ve known people who felt a strong sense of urgency to restore/maintain credibility within their church circles. It might be unlikely Rance can plan again without their approval. Maybe next year?
 

kiwitiger

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Jul 28, 2004
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From what I gather , they pretty much have to do it , ( door knocking , spreading the word) its a big part of their service to god

He may have got some leeway due to his football earlier , and is possibly a big part of what made him feel like he isnt giving enough
 
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TOT70

I'm just a suburban boy
Jul 27, 2004
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Time to move on. He is still on the list because it is prudent to leave him on it. On the off chance that he does decide to come back, the mechanism is there to accommodate him. We all know there is a 95% chance it is over. Good luck to him in retirement.

As a club, the challenge is not to contend this year or next year, it is to contend most years. We never want to see another period like 1983-2016 again. Sooner or later, we have to move on from all our stars and sometimes the end comes quicker than anyone is expecting.

Everything we do should be about building a team for the next ten years now. We are all going to miss Rance and it will always feel like his career ended before we were ready for it. That’s life. Losing him frees up the money under our cap that might just extend success for a few more years.
 
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TigerPort

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Jun 29, 2006
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Time to move on. He is still on the list because it is prudent to leave him on it. On the off chance that he does decide to come back, the mechanism is there to accommodate him. We all know there is a 95% chance it is over. Good luck to him in retirement.

As a club, the challenge is not to contend this year or next year, it is to contend most years. We never want to see another period like 1983-2016 again. Sooner or later, we have to move on from all our stars and sometimes the end comes quicker than anyone is expecting.

Everything we do should be about building a team for the next ten years now. We are all going to miss Rance and it will always feel like his career ended before we were ready for it. That’s life. Losing him frees up the money under our cap that might just extend success for a few more years.
Reckon the club has started this process with most of the older VFL players departing and we will be playing mainly kids
 

artball

Tiger Champion
Jul 30, 2013
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If Rance wants to walk around with copies of Awake and The Watchtower trying to grow the flock then okay. Wonder if he wears tigers socks or t-shirt under his neatly pressed attire?
 

Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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Time to move on. He is still on the list because it is prudent to leave him on it. On the off chance that he does decide to come back, the mechanism is there to accommodate him. We all know there is a 95% chance it is over. Good luck to him in retirement.

As a club, the challenge is not to contend this year or next year, it is to contend most years. We never want to see another period like 1983-2016 again. Sooner or later, we have to move on from all our stars and sometimes the end comes quicker than anyone is expecting.

Everything we do should be about building a team for the next ten years now. We are all going to miss Rance and it will always feel like his career ended before we were ready for it. That’s life. Losing him frees up the money under our cap that might just extend success for a few more years.
We are in the window to win back to back and 3 in 4 years. The time to strike is now and Rance could be the difference, which makes it so disappointing.
 
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tigerlove

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We are in the window to win back to back and 3 in 4 years. The time to strike is now and Rance could be the difference, which makes it so disappointing.
A year out of the game, 30 years old I am not sure he would have been as significant player as in the past. The half glass full way to look at it is Grimes stepped up to the plate performing a similar role in his absence.
 
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Dont Argue

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Jun 26, 2018
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We are in the window to win back to back and 3 in 4 years. The time to strike is now and Rance could be the difference, which makes it so disappointing.
Still sinking in.
As is the sinking feeling in my guts when I think of footy without him.
A club great has walked away. Going to take time to digest
 

Harry

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Mar 2, 2003
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A year out of the game, 30 years old I am not sure he would have been as significant player as in the past. The half glass full way to look at it is Grimes stepped up to the plate performing a similar role in his absence.
Rance roaming the backline without a man mopping and intercepting everything alongside stackman busting dance moves, would put my house on winning the flag.
 
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Dont Argue

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A year out of the game, 30 years old I am not sure he would have been as significant player as in the past. The half glass full way to look at it is Grimes stepped up to the plate performing a similar role in his absence.
I can understand people making excuses to help ease the pain but we have to stop lying to ourselves. Rance was in his prime and half fit would beat most teams key forwards.
We need to remember that we didn’t face Hawkins in the preliminary final which allowed us flexibility. He could have caused us problems as we would have been a tall defender short. Just saying
 
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123kid

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May 1, 2016
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They keep records of how many houses everyone has been to. Rance has a chance to make it to the top of the list now.

He’ll become the world’s best JW.

All religions have a kindness culture, but it’s hard to imagine he’ll find a connection with them like he has with his teammates. Maybe he will, but it’s not easy to build a truly deep connection with a group of people.

Our best hope is he earns their respect but ultimately misses what he had at Richmond.