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Saw Damian Monkhorst among the punters at Fed Square.. he would have rucked against Jim plenty of times. Quite a few opposition supporters there too which was nice to see

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In the Age collection, there are four very powerful images in particular that struck me with the emotion they conveyed; they were those of Gerard Healey, David Schwarz and Jeff Farmer as well as one of a woman in Federation Square, holding her hands in prayer.

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I saw Nathan Carroll there too. A bit sad, on his own, not with his old mates, but obviously still there to pay his respects. He was on 'our' side of the road - with the fans and not the invitees.

It was a good moving service, although I thought it was a shame that the hearse didn't do a lap of honour around the G afterwards!

I too saw Nath Carroll. The service had finished, he was walking on his lonesome eating a dim sim. I felt sorry for him. Didn't seem to have too many old mates. Also saw Strawbs O'Dwyer in a very 'vintage' 90's olive green suit. ahha. Also saw Stinga, Yeats, The Febeys, Paul Hopgood, Brett Bailey (I think), Barry Richardson, Leoncelli (i think). Very hard to distinguish players when they are no longer playing and/or not in an MFC jumper.

It was a really moving day. It was sad and yet inspiring at the same time. We are lucky to have had Jim. The sea of red and blue was amazing. As was the demogrphics of the supporters there.

I thought Sam Stynes was brilliant when she waved to the fans and blew kisses as she jumped into the car. It was a lovely gesture.

If anyone tells you this club stands for nothing again, point them to this day. Farewell Jimma for now, we will miss ya mate. Thanks for all the memories!

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A beautiful service for a beautiful man. Found it hard to keep it together when his brother Brian spoke.

Also spotted Nathan Carroll, Wheatley in the crowd amongst us.

A few of us went across to Young & Jacksons to have a pint of Guinness in his honor, whaddya know the other

half of the pub is full of old teammates:

Febey, Febey, White, Strawbs, Cuthbertson, B Lovett, Lovell, Kowall, Grinter, Viney, Lamprill, Hopgood,

Seecamp, O'Donnell, Eishold, Beveridge,Tingay etc etc...

It was very surreal having a beer in the company of these past MFC players.

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A beautiful service for a beautiful man. Found it hard to keep it together when his brother Brian spoke.

Also spotted Nathan Carroll, Wheatley in the crowd amongst us.

A few of us went across to Young & Jacksons to have a pint of Guinness in his honor, whaddya know the other

half of the pub is full of old teammates:

Febey, Febey, White, Strawbs, Cuthbertson, B Lovett, Lovell, Kowall, Grinter, Viney, Lamprill, Hopgood,

Seecamp, O'Donnell, Eishold, Beveridge,Tingay etc etc...

It was very surreal having a beer in the company of these past MFC players.

Sounds fantastic. How is Stinga looking these days? Still fit?

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http://www.theage.co...selectedImage=0

The HUn had one of Sam Newman in a red and blue tie as well which was a nice touch on his part.

Thanks Robbie.

It was great to see Bobby Skilton there. Gee, he looks well. What a champion footballer he was.

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Agree, a nice touch.

I noticed James McDonald did not. (I'm not judging him, just thought it was interesting)

Saw the photo of McDonald and Silvagni, wonder if T$ took the effort to head down with them.

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I just got home, I don't even get that emotional over people I know personally.

It was very moving.

Nice to see the spectrum of people that were there. Seeing the Wiz there made me choke up, again.

I'm glad I was there, also glad I'll never have to do it again.

RIP Jim

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What a beautiful speech from his brother Brian...

Sorry I missed you there- saw Deeluded however it was great to celebrate Jim's life and to continue his great work.

We will catch up and celebrate his life sometime soon.RIP Jim.

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It could not have been done better. Bryan was clearly moved but battled on in true Stynes manner and made it through.

A very respectful morning.

I tried to make out Mitch Clark in the guard of honor but couldn't pick him from afar - he was the one who seemed most affected on the day Jim died, which I must say (without knowing him) surprised me.

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Very nice to see Bailey there too.

A touching and in more ways than one absolutely remarkable service to a remarkable person.

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Photo of Cam Bruce and the Wiz was nice to see.

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Agree, a nice touch.

I noticed James McDonald did not. (I'm not judging him, just thought it was interesting)

James might not have been wearing a Melbourne tie, but interestingly enough was not wearing a GWS tie either. I find that very interesting. Just watching an old game from 1998 and a very young James McDonald kicked a couple of crucial goals. What a great lineup it is, playing with Jimmy I can see James, Robbo, Ooze, Schwarz, Febey, Leoncelli and a host of others I really miss.

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Wasn't able to watch a live feed up here, but just saw highlights on Fox Sports and it seemed a fitting way to send off a great man. Does anybody know if it is replayed on television or if there is a website link that people can watch the funeral on? Greatly appreciated.

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Was it just me or did the eulogy by the Reach lady drop the F-Bomb?

"A time to plant, a time to ...."

I replayed it and it still sounded like it

Hope I am wrong and will head off for a de-waxing

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Service was what he deserved his work goes beyond the Dees, I heard this poem this morning on 6PR in Perth which is 3AW'S sister station. It was written specifically for Jim after his passing, great tribute to the man.

http://www.6pr.com.au/blogs/6pr-perth-blog/jim-stynes-mick-colliss-tribute/20120327-1vvsb.html

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A privilege to be there with my brother. I didn't see any past players although we did spot "Ballee" (as me and bro used to call him) from our crazy fanatical days with the gang in the outer a few decades back, walking through the throng. I wonder if he's on here? I kept my eye out for WYL, but no luck.

Went to the Transport bar afterwards for a scotch as per Jimmy's request. Y & J's sounded like the place to go but nvm. Very humbling listening to Bryan and i thought Garry's "lighter" eulogy was well timed and a nice touch.

What a fighter and super bloke our Jim was.

R.I.P. big fella

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It could not have been done better. Bryan was clearly moved but battled on in true Stynes manner and made it through.

A very respectful morning.

I tried to make out Mitch Clark in the guard of honor but couldn't pick him from afar - he was the one who seemed most affected on the day Jim died, which I must say (without knowing him) surprised me.

Mitch Clark was third from right with his back to Fed Square. Jack Grimes, Aaron Davey, Mitch Clark

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was good to see the wiz there! what a touching tribute :) times like this im proud to be a melbourne supporter!!

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A privilege to be there with my brother. I didn't see any past players although we did spot "Ballee" (as me and bro used to call him) from our crazy fanatical days with the gang in the outer a few decades back, walking through the throng. I wonder if he's on here? I kept my eye out for WYL, but no luck.

Went to the Transport bar afterwards for a scotch as per Jimmy's request. Y & J's sounded like the place to go but nvm. Very humbling listening to Bryan and i thought Garry's "lighter" eulogy was well timed and a nice touch.

What a fighter and super bloke our Jim was.

R.I.P. big fella

RIP Jim. Condolences to Stynes family and friends.

I love this club.

Fitting farewell for Dublin Jim and it was great to see the massive support in the tens of thousands.

Also visited the Transport Bar post service and I reckon Rusty our scotch's may have touched (clunked with cheers) in recognition of Jim, if you were the brothers I think you were sitting in front of me. At least I think it was my scotch as I had a few different beverages.

Not long after Yze, Woewodin, Ward, Molan, N.Brown, Ingerson, Grgic, Bizzell, partners and the likes of Hamish Blake entered Transport for a drink or two for JS.

I would say a few establishments around Melbourne saw a few past players and officials frequent.

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