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All the best, Jack. A great clubman and a pretty bloody good footballer.

Leaving the AFL to have a kick with your mates in a local league is a suitable exit, given the fella he is.

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Interesting that he didn't want to explore either the option of a rookie at another club, or even VFL ... yet alone interstate options. He's not that old, could have easily had another 5+ years at a decent level.

Still, he must feel that it's time to move on from footy, though wonder if coaching is on the horizon.

Good luck to him, could never say that he didn't put in.

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It would be rather unfortunate really, should Lumumba retire in comming weeks as predicted, the sentimentalist in me would have loved to see Grimes take his spot again as a delisted FA (if that's even possible), as unlikely as it would be.

Turning down "bigger" money offers to play footy with his mates, says a lot about the true spirit of the game and sport that some others would do well to take note of.

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7 hours ago, bing181 said:

Interesting that he didn't want to explore either the option of a rookie at another club, or even VFL ... yet alone interstate options. He's not that old, could have easily had another 5+ years at a decent level.

Still, he must feel that it's time to move on from footy, though wonder if coaching is on the horizon.

Good luck to him, could never say that he didn't put in.

Don't give up hope that he'll play at Casey.  I heard a whisper.

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7 hours ago, bing181 said:

Interesting that he didn't want to explore either the option of a rookie at another club, or even VFL ... yet alone interstate options. He's not that old, could have easily had another 5+ years at a decent level.

Still, he must feel that it's time to move on from footy, though wonder if coaching is on the horizon.

Good luck to him, could never say that he didn't put in.

Did he not nominate for the draft?

52 minutes ago, hells bells said:

Don't give up hope that he'll play at Casey.  I heard a whisper.

That would be going above and beyond if he was to stick around to continue helping develop the younger players. Wouldn't rule it out with Grimesy.

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Very interesting that he didn't nominate for the national or rookie draft despite serious interest from clubs in picking him up, particularly as a rookie draft.

He might have felt that a rookie contract at another club might not have been worth as much as starting his post footy career now.

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I found it strange that GWS would pick up both De Boar in the draft and then Muzugi as a rookie where I thought Grimes would be a better option, bias included, but it makes sense now that he didn’t nominate for the draft after not getting picked up as a DFA.

 

While I’m sure it wasn’t the ending he wanted, to get drafted, play 100 games and captain the club you grew up supporting is every Demonlanders dream.

 

Well played Grimesy you gave it all and more.

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38 minutes ago, Grimes Times said:

I found it strange that GWS would pick up both De Boar in the draft and then Muzugi as a rookie where I thought Grimes would be a better option, bias included, but it makes sense now that he didn’t nominate for the draft after not getting picked up as a DFA.

 

 

 

While I’m sure it wasn’t the ending he wanted, to get drafted, play 100 games and captain the club you grew up supporting is every Demonlanders dream.

 

 

 

Well played Grimesy you gave it all and more.

 

Fully agree with you GT that he would have been better value than the 2 Freo discards.

Clearly the powers that be at Melbourne had a line ruled through Jack early on.  If you look at round 16 - in the AFL report they list Grimes in the best players but in the Melbourne Annual Report they do not.

I also think that Casey's insipid GF performance had a negative impact on the chances of listed players to get picked up by other Clubs.

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9 minutes ago, Cranky Franky said:

Fully agree with you GT that he would have been better value than the 2 Freo discards.

Clearly the powers that be at Melbourne had a line ruled through Jack early on.  If you look at round 16 - in the AFL report they list Grimes in the best players but in the Melbourne Annual Report they do not.

I also think that Casey's insipid GF performance had a negative impact on the chances of listed players to get picked up by other Clubs.

Yep. Grimes shouldn't have been on the field in the GF. He clearly still wasn't feeling 100%.

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18 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

It would be rather unfortunate really, should Lumumba retire in comming weeks as predicted, the sentimentalist in me would have loved to see Grimes take his spot again as a delisted FA (if that's even possible), as unlikely as it would be.

Turning down "bigger" money offers to play footy with his mates, says a lot about the true spirit of the game and sport that some others would do well to take note of.

It certainly irks me that the totally uncommitted HL - uncommitted to footy that is though maybe he should be committed - is taking a list spot that anyone could take - I would prefer Grimes, even Terlich who at least gave his best to this narcissistic headless chook. 

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On ‎30‎/‎11‎/‎2016 at 6:53 PM, monoccular said:

It certainly irks me that the totally uncommitted HL - uncommitted to footy that is though maybe he should be committed - is taking a list spot that anyone could take - I would prefer Grimes, even Terlich who at least gave his best to this narcissistic headless chook. 

That is a very, very good point.

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On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 6:14 AM, hells bells said:

Don't give up hope that he'll play at Casey.  I heard a whisper.

Gaurentee he wont be at Casey next year... More than likely will be headed to his junior club, Hurstbridge in the Northern Football Leauge...

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