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32 only 32!  Just too young.  I was just working my life out at that age.  Vale Colin

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This is a tragedy he was just getting started in life !! Col it was a pleasure to watch you play , your heart beats true  ,  condolences to your friends and family . 

RIP . 

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Vale Colin. Very very sad.

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Shocking news. I can’t quite comprehend it. He’s my age. Way too young! 

My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Colin. 

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Such sad sad news.   Despite the tragedy it was nice to hear that Colin was happy and his life was moving forward positively,

Rest in Peace # 12 gone too soon

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Sylvia

Stynes

Bailey

Broadbridge

Wight

Flower

M Young

This club has WAY too many players who depart this life before their time. Don't know if its cursed or what but we need to win a flag to put an end to this....

 

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5 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Sylvia

Stynes

Bailey

Broadbridge

Wight

Flower

M Young

This club has WAY too many players who depart this life before their time. Don't know if its cursed or what but we need to win a flag to put an end to this....

 

Wayne Gordon & Steven Clark, the list is too long, very sad indeed

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This is shocking.

He was one of my favourite players for a while. Thought he’d win a Brownlow.

Very sad news. A life has been cut far too short here.

 

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In an ideal world, Col would have just been coming to the end of an illustrious footy career.

Life's a [censored] sometimes.

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Way too young.  Very sad news to wake to.  Family/friends will be devastated. R.I.P. Col & ty for some fine memories in the red & blue mate

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I heard on the news this morning that an unnamed former footballer had died near Mildura and Colin was immediately the player that came to mind. So sad to hear this confirmed - 32 is way too young for anyone to die.

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There are three occasions/memories with me/my family where his qualities as a person shone, firstly at an after game function at the tennis centre where he took the time to chat with my mother in law who at the age of 85 had a long discussion, and at the end of it he was calling her Nanna- made her night she still has the photo, secondly at a pre season function at Caulfield racecourse where he was kind enough to share a tip which duly saluted and thirdly where he came to our school and talked to my year 12 PE class regarding training and game preparation. To his family and friends my prayers and thoughts are with you. RIP Colin

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Colin Sylvia

drafted #3 in 2003 as the modern midfielder 

185cms 86kgs. Solid build. Strong. Pace. Skilled. Kicking over 50 metres. Goal kicker.  

Debut 2004

157 games

130 goals

27 Brownlow Votes 

10 years. ** MFC Life member ** 

2009 5th B&F

Awesome 2009 game v Hawks (reigning premiers) 4 goals  37 possessions  

Always excites the crowd  

Fantastic clubman. Always friendly. Great with kids. Had a chat each time. Big smile. 

Huge talent. Struggled with intense demands of AFL. Struggled with life’s vices especially alcohol   

Gone too soon.  Too bloody soon.

Always remembered 

 

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8 minutes ago, return of the dees said:

There are three occasions/memories with me/my family where his qualities as a person shone, firstly at an after game function at the tennis centre where he took the time to chat with my mother in law who at the age of 85 had a long discussion, and at the end of it he was calling her Nanna- made her night she still has the photo, secondly at a pre season function at Caulfield racecourse where he was kind enough to share a tip which duly saluted and thirdly where he came to our school and talked to my year 12 PE class regarding training and game preparation. To his family and friends my prayers and thoughts are with you. RIP Colin

Col was also involved with the Reach program while at Melbourne and acted as a mentor to one of my staffs son who was being bullied and involved wirh a seedy group of peers who were leading him astray. I cannot say that Col saved him from a life of crime but I know he looked up to Col and is now a well adjusted boy. He told me Col was his role model as he had no dad or anyone to look up to.

 

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Gorgeous player when on ... so sad to have lived such a short life.

Here is a small youtube playlist of Colin's highlights. Just let it play through, clips will automatically cycle to the next.
 

 

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26 minutes ago, caddypgt said:

Gorgeous player when on ... so sad to have lived such a short life.

Here is a small youtube playlist of Colin's highlights. Just let it play through, clips will automatically cycle to the next.
 

 

Magic.  Sadly missed

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Rest In Peace. So sad when someone so young dies tragically and after his troubled past seemed to be turning things around.

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