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On 7/21/2019 at 10:14 AM, Bitter but optimistic said:

Thanks for that tip dazzle - I'll try and catch it.

 

Arrrrh …………………………… what might have been !

Indeed.!! Thanks Dazzle for posting, Mooney for Vid, and Uncle for astute comments!

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8 hours ago, Moonshadow said:

Wrong. Started drinking at MFC. China game anyone?

China was in 2010 and his first charges were in 2012 so cant see the link. First got himself in trouble in NT when intervening in complex family / cultural troubles

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9 hours ago, Demonland said:

Sadly he only played 36 games.

Only 36? Wow i thought it was more.😢

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Have a framed, signed copy of his mark of the year. Makes me sad every time I look at it.

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18 hours ago, david_neitz_is_my_dad said:

Had he of started his career not when we were a complete rable things more than likely would have turned out better. You can’t do much about culture but being in a poor side with no leadership off field wouldn’t have been appealing.

If we wern’t such a hopeless club we wouldn’t have drafted him.

There is an old saying if my Aunty had balls she’d be my uncle.

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2 hours ago, Demons1858 said:

China was in 2010 and his first charges were in 2012 so cant see the link. First got himself in trouble in NT when intervening in complex family / cultural troubles

Jurrah did not drink before the China trip. He took a huge speccie in the last quarter there and kicked the winning goal. Then went on a bender with the players and never stopped. If you cannot see the link between alcohol and trouble in indigenous lives, I give up.

Incidently, that was the trip Gawn yawned on Scully

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11 hours ago, Bitter but optimistic said:

My recollection is that he first got into "difficulties" when he had that wrist injury and MFC gave him leave to return home.

His problems ran much deeper than the odd drinking episode with MFC, if indeed that happened. His career was doomed when the Yuendumu community split just after he moved to Melbourne.  He was the first elder to play AFL and his community was in turmoil. When he was off injured in 2011 he went back home and was drawn into all the problems back there. What could have been I don’t know, he had immense talent but I suspect injuries would have always been a problem for him. 

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53 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Jurrah did not drink before the China trip. He took a huge speccie in the last quarter there and kicked the winning goal. Then went on a bender with the players and never stopped. If you cannot see the link between alcohol and trouble in indigenous lives, I give up.

Incidently, that was the trip Gawn yawned on Scully

He has said himself that his issues were in Yuendumu and not at mfc. having said that 'm sure drinking doesn't help

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He could have been anything!! Instead we sit and wonder what if...

Glad to see him playing footy again. 

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What’s the point in speculating who’s to blame and whether or not MFC contributed to his off field issues? We know some of the facts and it’s a sad story. It’s good to see him back playing footy and looking happy. His brother was playing for the opposition. 

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On 7/22/2019 at 11:37 AM, Moonshadow said:

Some Jurrah magic: 

 

That highlights package is ridiculous. You almost forget how good he was.

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21 minutes ago, P-man said:

That highlights package is ridiculous. You almost forget how good he was.

In Melbourne's dark day's he was worth 10k more attendees at the gate just to see him play.

I can recall the opposition gingerly looking over their shoulder trying to work out where he would run and fly from.

He had serious flaws both on and off the field but he certainly had a dose of magic.

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46 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

In Melbourne's dark day's he was worth 10k more attendees at the gate just to see him play.

I can recall the opposition gingerly looking over their shoulder trying to work out where he would run and fly from.

He had serious flaws both on and off the field but he certainly had a dose of magic.

IIRC, Jurrah didn't deal well with close checking opponents who targeted him and bumped him around. Was amazing when given space to leap or run onto the ball. His body was slender at the time, his forearms were like twigs. That might explain some of the wrist problems, not sure. 

Those one handed marks were freakish. His ability to foresee a passage of play and then position himself or kick to where needed was a joy to watch.

I rate him as the most naturally gifted player of a wide variety of skills I've seen in the red and blue.

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On 7/22/2019 at 9:37 AM, Moonshadow said:

Some Jurrah magic: 

 

Great video Moonshadow. Wonderful. exciting memories. Was that a very young Nev Jetta at the two minute mark of the video?

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Jakovich

Farmer

Jurrah

three footballers who brought the greatest excitement to Dees fans in the past 25 years. 

Love them all 

Shaun Smith was another cut short

Jeremy Howe was in the range but it all ended too soon imo

 

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5 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Jakovich

Farmer

Jurrah

three footballers who brought the greatest excitement to Dees fans in the past 25 years. 

Love them all 

Shaun Smith was another cut short

Jeremy Howe was in the range but it all ended too soon imo

 

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