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3 minutes ago, Murph1524 said:

Thanks for nothing Chip

What a load of rubbish. 
 

He gave the club very good service and got himself an AA guernsey when we were tripe. 
 

Good luck to him but clearly haters are gonna hate.  

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Seems like just yesterday he was one of the players ushering in our new era. In his early years he was fast , exciting, AA  and set to be almost anything. Couldn’t kick unfortunately and Never really became the player many thought he might. Got caught up in the Neeld years of abomination and left for a flag. All in all a decent career... but a slightly bitter taste when I think about him and that era. 
In terms of the dees,  Probably the best thing he did for us was bring in a Brayshaw. 

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23 minutes ago, Murph1524 said:

Thanks for nothing Chip

That's not right, didn't he get us Petracca or Brayshaw?

Jeez being Full Back in the period he was for us anyone would want out.  Getting smashed each week by big forwards with a truck load of supply.  He served us well through his time at the Dee's right to the very end when we got overs for him as compensation.

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33 minutes ago, McQueen said:

What a load of rubbish. 
 

He gave the club very good service and got himself an AA guernsey when we were tripe. 
 

Good luck to him but clearly haters are gonna hate.  

Spot on Steve was he supposed to stay while the club was run by idiots and end up with nil success.

He has what no other Melbourne player of that era has a premiership medal.

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13 minutes ago, JimmyGadson said:

Must feel amazing to be given a flag upon arrival.

Credit where it's due, he was just about BOG in that grand final. No such thing as an easy flag.

Was disappointed when he left, he was a shining light in some pretty dark times. As a Dee, his battles with Buddy Franklin were always a highlight. He was pretty much universally recognized as the best young full back in the league for a while there. He never reached the heights we all predicted, but he retires as a 239 game, All Australian premiership player. Not too many Demons with that resume. Solid career whichever way you look at it.

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9 minutes ago, drdrake said:

That's not right, didn't he get us Petracca or Brayshaw?

Jeez being Full Back in the period he was for us anyone would want out.  Getting smashed each week by big forwards with a truck load of supply.  He served us well through his time at the Dee's right to the very end when we got overs for him as compensation.

I remember when he was interviewed with Lynden Dunn, and Chip wouldn’t look at the Camera when asked about his next contract. Long before “the very end”

Chip was part of the problem, nobody cared except the Members and Supporters

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30 minutes ago, Red and Blue realist said:

The guy played 130 odd games for us, more than for the Hawks. It's the classy thing to so, snipping at a guy who gave us pretty good service while he was here is not a good look. 

Sure, that's not the point I was making though. I don't think the club needed to say anything.

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How good was it in 2010 when he took on the best forwards as a 22yo and beat Jon Brown and Brendan Fevola. It was just so exciting watching him play with such gusto that year as we started a mini climb with our two top picks Scully and Trenners adding to the euphoria.

He was so good that year that he won an AA and I thought we were on our way. Then after the infamous China post-season trip the word came out that Scully was going and I'm sure Chipper was devastated as well. 

Very proud that he was asked to play at Hawks and showed why he was so highly rated on the biggest stage - quelling Josh Kennedy in his prime and in a GF.

Very pleased also that he keeps up regularly with Gawny and Dunny and Howey at a bar in Richmond, at least until this year. That's loyalty that a few on here clearly don't appreciate. He battled for almost a decade with us through ****ty times and full credit to him for getting a flag, just like Stan Alves and Greg Wells before him.

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