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23 minutes ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes very talented but lazy. Like Gysberts. Very disappointing. 2004 draft was poor.  Top 4-5 blokes were very good but then it is a bust for many.  Only about 7-8 guys ended up playing 150+ games. Dunn was probably one of the better selections.  

Is my memory fading?  Seem to recall both Dunn & Bate were taken as under-age recruits under some special arrangement.  Anyone else got a memory that's working better than mine?

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56 minutes ago, Vagg said:

Is my memory fading?  Seem to recall both Dunn & Bate were taken as under-age recruits under some special arrangement.  Anyone else got a memory that's working better than mine?

I think they were both bottom age, but not under-age per se. The only under-age recruit I can recall us taking was Hogan.

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2 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

Always think of his torps fondly

There was a ripper on the Anzac Day eve game vs Richmond in the rain (2015?), City End. Just about hit the centre circle. I wondered before that kick why he was intently checking the ball pressure. Worth getting wet to watch.

I remember a big barrel of a goal he kicked from outside 50 playing as a forward against Brisbane at the Gabba one year and nearly put us on the path to a come from behind win.  Possibly back in the Wonaeamirri era as I seem to recall him turning it on that day as well.

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4 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes very talented but lazy. Like Gysberts. Very disappointing. 2004 draft was poor.  Top 4-5 blokes were very good but then it is a bust for many.  Only about 7-8 guys ended up playing 150+ games. Dunn was probably one of the better selections.  

I've never heard this about Bate before, and the only place I've seen it said about Gysberts has been on Demonland. Is there any empirical evidence that either was lazy or is each just an urban myth repeated endlessly (in the case of Gysberts) on Demonland?

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6 hours ago, Vagg said:

Is my memory fading?  Seem to recall both Dunn & Bate were taken as under-age recruits under some special arrangement.  Anyone else got a memory that's working better than mine?

Both started forward and showed some promise in 2006.
Bate in particular looked like he could be a player similar to Adelaide's Tom Lynch; mobile, tall half-forward.
Never really kicked on.

Bailey then tried to fashion Dunn into a big bodied tagger, like Cameron Ling.
It was Neeld then Roos that moved him to full back.
He started to play some good footy there when Frawley moved forward in '14, but again, didn't develop.

Dunn's a great survivor and, by my count is one of only three players remaining from the 2004 drafts (national, pre-season and rookie).
The other two being Franklyn and Eddie Betts.

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LOL The Tiger King look, but like others, have a soft spot for his torps. I know he could be annoying but compared to the bruise free footy we were playing in the dark years I at least felt like he was trying.

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10 hours ago, titan_uranus said:

Like you, I never really liked Dunn when he was here.

Faux aggression, inconsistency, and a tendency to only play well in contract years.

He's taken swipes at the club since then: might indicate his true feelings towards us, but I don't rate that sort of behaviour all the same. 

In response to those who suggest we made a mistake by trading him: you're wrong IMO. He was not fulfilling any sort of potential here. Plenty of players need a change of scenery to get the most out of themselves and Dunn was one of them. 

Pretty much sums up my thoughts on Dunn. Rag-dolling Boomer Harvey does not make you tough. Especially from a player who had a finely tuned sense of hearing with regard to footsteps.

Haven't heard him slag the club but I have read him saying how much he loves being at the 'Pies. 

He probably deserves 200 on persistence alone but the 'Pies missing finals is a much greater good.

I reckon one the main reasons he got the flick from us was because Garlo had a year on his contract & Dunny didn't. We didn't have room for both

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37 minutes ago, Go the Biff said:

Pretty much sums up my thoughts on Dunn. Rag-dolling Boomer Harvey does not make you tough. Especially from a player who had a finely tuned sense of hearing with regard to footsteps.

Haven't heard him slag the club but I have read him saying how much he loves being at the 'Pies. 

He probably deserves 200 on persistence alone but the 'Pies missing finals is a much greater good.

I reckon one the main reasons he got the flick from us was because Garlo had a year on his contract & Dunny didn't. We didn't have room for both

I think what was coming to mind was him reacting to beating us in Round 23 2017 to stop us making finals.

Was it Howe, rather than Dunn, who had a crack about playing in front of empty stadiums or something like that?

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Just now, titan_uranus said:

I think what was coming to mind was him reacting to beating us in Round 23 2017 to stop us making finals.

Was it Howe, rather than Dunn, who had a crack about playing in front of empty stadiums or something like that?

I believe so

(to be fair I think it was said in jest)

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1 hour ago, Wrecker45 said:

I'll never forget when he was playing for Collingwood and got carried off the ground. All the Melbourne supporters genuinely cheered him off. Wouldn't of happens the other way around.

Listening to Dunn in a post match interview he speciffically acknowledged the support from Melbourne supporters for his efforts making his come back.  Not often that players would acknowledge the ex club and least still supporters of their ex club like that.  I think it says something of the genuineness of the bloke and the way he is regarded.

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14 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

I don't expect him to get that oppertunity.  Apparently they are more or less just bringing him into the side to allow them to manage Moore and some other back of theirs.

Roughhead has concussion I would play Dunny ahead of Roughhead anyway. Roughhead is a spud.

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