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Well done Plod

Streak

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Great to see Emmett Dunne get AFL Life Membership :clap2

Well deserved.

Been a great servant of our club and the game in general.
 
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zippadeee

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Good to see players that left the club come back and become important parts in our success.
Pity Bryan Wood teamed up with the wrong group
 

antman

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Remember him pinch hitting in the ruck at times, if I can remember as far back as 1981 accurately
 

zippadeee

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Perhaps the 1980 version of David Astbury
Great player

Dunne would make Astbury look like Michael Mitchell.
Our backline with Mount Landy and Dunne would struggle to beat a tortoise in a race.
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Perhaps the 1980 version of David Astbury
That's a good comparison, a real percentage player. I can't recall him ever doing anything startling. If he dropped a mark or missed a gettable goal, it somehow looked worse than when other players did it - probably the nominal whipping boy among the regulars!
 
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Nico

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That's a good comparison, a real percentage player. I can't recall him ever doing anything startling. If he dropped a mark or missed a gettable goal, it somehow looked worse than when other players did it - probably the nominal whipping boy among the regulars!
Good summary. I think the name Dummett was used when he messed up
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Good summary. I think the name Dummett was used when he messed up
Dad and I used to stand with a group that might've included a couple of blokes who'd done stints, so Emmett's mistakes got extra attention. I can hear the loudest guy now: "You useless copper bastard!", at volume. But after a long apprenticeship in the reserves, he became quite a versatile player who did his job unobtrusively.

He played over 300 VFL games including seniors/reserves/U19's and served on the AFL Tribunal for 20 years, so it's a well-earned honour.
 
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antman

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Fair summary - I remember being stunned when somehow he took a mark in the forward line once and maybe kicked a goal
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Fair summary - I remember being stunned when somehow he took a mark in the forward line once and maybe kicked a goal
He played forward early on before settling back. Had a simple kicking technique but it wasn't all that reliable - career figures of 63.64. My memory is that his chances were typically set shots from a mark or free.
 
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DavidSSS

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That's a good comparison, a real percentage player. I can't recall him ever doing anything startling. If he dropped a mark or missed a gettable goal, it somehow looked worse than when other players did it - probably the nominal whipping boy among the regulars!

Oh yeah, totally a whipping boy. I remember never being all that impressed with him as a player, never thought he was reliable (to be fair he was in a team with a fair number of oustanding players and we had just come out of the era of having so many stars, Richmond supporters in those days were hard to impress). What I have heard since has been a lot more impressive.

DS
 
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Nico

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He played forward early on before settling back. Had a simple kicking technique but it wasn't all that reliable - career figures of 63.64. My memory is that his chances were typically set shots from a mark or free.
Remember at VFL Park he had a simple snap at goal from 20 out to put us in front with a minute to go. Missed it and the siren went. I was filthy. Just getting over it now :D
 
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glantone

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Remember him as a total liability in his early days but maturing late into a real reliable sort.

They rave about his talks at local footy clubs around the traps. Lovely guy, smart, educational & informative. Top bloke :) Good on him!