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Welcome to the Tigers Marlion Pickett!

Bernie

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Has anyone read Marlion's book?

Just finished it. Must admit I had low expectations, but I think it is a wonderful story and I couldn't put it down. Provides a lot more insight into Marlion's life than the TV stories such as Australian Story.

Truly remarkable that he has made it this far. I have even more respect and affection for him and his family.

Based on his career at South Fremantle, I have a feeling he is going to go up a level next year.
Mine is in Christmas wrapping; so the anticipation builds!
 
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Jewell

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May 4, 2006
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Read the book yesterday...a pretty easy read......respect for Marlion. Hope he smashes it next year.
 
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tigerman

It's Tiger Time
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Has anyone read Marlion's book?

Just finished it. Must admit I had low expectations, but I think it is a wonderful story and I couldn't put it down. Provides a lot more insight into Marlion's life than the TV stories such as Australian Story.

Truly remarkable that he has made it this far. I have even more respect and affection for him and his family.

Based on his career at South Fremantle, I have a feeling he is going to go up a level next year.
Just finished it, It's sure is a great read. I agree that he'll go up another level next year. With a settled life in Melbourne, with no hub, he will shine.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Jun 4, 2006
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The club clearly has faith. $500k per season for the next two years suggests this.
Hasn't been upgraded, still officially a rookie.

Dual premiership player, 29 next month. Logic says he is deserving of the AFL's average salary, ~$360K.

Not sure what the salary cap rules are concerning a job after football, job for the missus, kids' schooling etc. Anyone have any info on Marlion's list status?
 

happytige

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May 1, 2005
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Hasn't been upgraded, still officially a rookie.

Dual premiership player, 29 next month. Logic says he is deserving of the AFL's average salary, ~$360K.

Not sure what the salary cap rules are concerning a job after football, job for the missus, kids' schooling etc. Anyone have any info on Marlion's list status?
Just finished the book, but even though I knew the ending and had watched Australian Story, I found the final chapters gripping and hugely emotional. Marlion’s mentors at South Fremantle are inspirational.

I agree with Dusty that everyone deserves a second chance.
 
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tigerman

It's Tiger Time
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Just finished the book, but even though I knew the ending and had watched Australian Story, I found the final chapters gripping and hugely emotional. Marlion’s mentors at South Fremantle are inspirational.

I agree with Dusty that everyone deserves a second chance.
Agree.
It's very well written, his manager did a fantastic job getting him on to an AFL list. He used a very good strategy in promoting him, not hiding anything, and telling anyone who interviewed Marlion to ask him any question that they wanted to.
 
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TigerPort

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Hasn't been upgraded, still officially a rookie.

Dual premiership player, 29 next month. Logic says he is deserving of the AFL's average salary, ~$360K.

Not sure what the salary cap rules are concerning a job after football, job for the missus, kids' schooling etc. Anyone have any info on Marlion's list status?

There are minimum payment requirements on the rookie list but the club can pay them higher than that.
 
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willo

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Hasn't been upgraded, still officially a rookie.

Dual premiership player, 29 next month. Logic says he is deserving of the AFL's average salary, ~$360K.

Not sure what the salary cap rules are concerning a job after football, job for the missus, kids' schooling etc. Anyone have any info on Marlion's list status?
He may well be on $360k.
Rookie list players $80k outside the cap. So only$280k counted in the cap.
It may be the reason he’s still classed as a rookie. Not that I have much idea
 
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tigre garçon

Yes, 2017 and 2019... were very good years!
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Just finished Marlion's book... an easy read, a great insight into his journey over the last decade, surreally capped off with 3 X AFL/VFL premierships! :)
 
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tigertim

something funny is written here
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Just finished it, a very enjoyable book and agreed, easy to read.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Mar 8, 2004
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Agree with others. Interesting and easy read. Got through it in about a day or so. Liked the stuff about his WAFL days, and it’s particularly nice to read about the bond between he and Jess. She and the kids keep him grounded.
 
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TigerFlag2017

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May 16, 2007
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Having read all 3 tiger books this summer, I think this is the best of the lot. Not going to win any literary awards, but the most interesting and insightful.
 
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seven

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Just finished Marlion's book... an easy read, a great insight into his journey over the last decade, surreally capped off with 3 X AFL/VFL premierships! :)
We can thank that injured finger.
could have easily gone top 3.
 
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eZyT

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I thoroughly enjoyed them all, but I think Houli’s was the best.

Absolutely loved Marlions book. Read it in a day. made me cry a couple of times.

Jess and the kids were sitting 3 rows behind me at the gabba GF, and im extra spewing now that I didnt go up and pay my respects.

I like to think they would have enjoyed seeing dad's No.50 on the crazy bloke drinking hand sanitiser in front?

will get Bachar's on this recommendation.

im also toying with the notion of going duel-numbered in 2021

49/50? 98%?

The Richmond/South Freo relationship is a beautiful thing
 
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