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Got to the page, and then go to AFL. Then it works. It's a great write up. Roosy is one of ours.

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it works but via their home page!  fantastic read.  It occurs to me that the fact that Roos comes from a background involving smaller clubs made him a perfect fit for us at the time.  Best of all he refers to Melbourne as "us" & "we".  He has come a long way too.

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I'll try that again. When the page crashes pick the sports box, then afl. Then you'll see it and it works.

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Best read of the last few weeks, and considering the press that’s saying something. First time I have felt we were as important to Roosy in his football journey as he was to Melbourne. Let’s hope there is a few more chapters to this story in 2018

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Every time I watch the video of that kid getting the tickets I spring a leak!

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1 hour ago, Salems Lot said:

Strange, the link keeps crashing

I’m not sure what happened to the original link but I think I've fixed it. 

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Great Pride and Respect from Roos for Nathan: 

"I’m going to buy a photo of Nathan Jones...You might know the one I’m referring to. It was taken immediately after his goal against Geelong in the last quarter two weeks ago. Fists clenched. Arms raised. Fire in his eyes.

I’m going to ask Nathan to sign it and then I’m going to hang it in the TV room at home. It’ll sit alongside my premiership photo with the Swans and my medals from Fitzroy

To see him now leading the team into the penultimate week of the season is incredible. It all seemed like an impossible dream a few years ago. Nathan’s goal against the Cats, Max Gawn’s celebration after the West Coast game, Neville Jetta crunching Joel Selwood … I don’t know quite how to put it all into words other than to say this group has finally wiped out the negativity around ‘old Melbourne’ and the myth about mental toughness".

Love that he is including other stalwarts: Jetta and Gawn.

Roos knows better than most about downtrodden clubs.  He hails from Fitzroy, South Melbourne/Swans and then Demons.  It is no coincidence that he resurrected the South Melbourne Bloods at Sydney:  Pride in clubs history, those that have fought the battles and joy of being at the top of the game once again.

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Nice article from the guy who has to take huge amount of the credit for where we are.  Was great to see him on Fox Footy after the hawks win last week.  He was genuinely emotional about the win and the adulation of the fans nearby -- even if they were being a little whipped up by mad Eddie.  (Doubt Eddie will be in the same mood if we make it to the big dance and knock off his mob!  LOL)

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Great read from someone who will forever be a part of the Melbourne that rose from the ashes of a very dark chapter in our history.

Great man. I'm not teary, you're teary.

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I'd be lying if I said that didn't make me tear up. Thanks Roosy, you're a huge part of the reason we're here today.

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Roos has always come across as an unemotional type. That’s obviously wrong. It is both surprising and pleasing to see him so invested in the Club. His time with us was obviously much more than just a another job. Good on ya Roosey.

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Great read. We all lived through those dark days, it is really a blessing that roosy came in and helped set up the blue print for what is the demons today.

 

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What also struck a chord with me was this about Peter Jackson:  "I’d already said no to the Melbourne job a couple of times...At the time, Peter would’ve been with Melbourne for six months, tops...But I could already tell how much the club meant to him. You could hear it in his voice".

So many people have contributed to the 'New Melbourne' but the one who had the vision and made it happen is :pj:   I hope the club has a very fitting farewell for him in a few weeks.

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Caro's article in The Age this morning puts into perspective where the club was when Jackson took over. It was beyond awful.

The hero is Andrew Demetriou but that will be a bit hard for some here.

Roos played a critical role but Demetriou started the ball rolling and with Jackson in place it never waivered.

High praise to all as we run onto Optus this afternoon.

 

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I recorded the SF on Fox and the post match discussion panel, consisting of Roos, McGuire, Brereton and King, is surrounded by Melbourne fans who keep chanting Roosy’s name. I must have watched it twenty times over just to see Roosy’s reaction. The smile on his face is absolutely brilliant. He’s left in no doubt how much the fans love him for what he did for this great club. He’ll be cheering the boys on today just like the rest of us.

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2 hours ago, ucanchoose said:

Every time I watch the video of that kid getting the tickets I spring a leak!

Hard not to get affected by that.

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39 minutes ago, Lucifer's Hero said:

What also struck a chord with me was this about Peter Jackson:  "I’d already said no to the Melbourne job a couple of times...At the time, Peter would’ve been with Melbourne for six months, tops...But I could already tell how much the club meant to him. You could hear it in his voice".

So many people have contributed to the 'New Melbourne' but the one who had the vision and made it happen is :pj:   I hope the club has a very fitting farewell for him in a few weeks.

maybe next week😎

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Got a bit emotional reading this

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