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AFL great Neale Daniher, who has helped raise tens of millions of dollars to fight motor neurone disease while battling it himself, will be honoured at the MCG.

The former Essendon player and Melbourne coach will have a walkway in the MCG precinct named after him, reports Seven’s Tom Browne.

The move was said to be driven by Victorian premier Daniel Andrews, assisted by the MCG.

 

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Thoroughly deserved. 

And it allows me to restate that I believe all the clubs Neale Daniher has been involved with (Melbourne, Essendon, Freo, WCE?) should annually play for the Neale Daniher Cup. It's simply determined by compiling the results of the first game each plays against each other into its own mini-ladder with the top team winning the cup. It would add extra interest in each of those games and continue to remind all AFL supporters of Daniher's extensive contribution to the game. 

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1 hour ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Thoroughly deserved. 

And it allows me to restate that I believe all the clubs Neale Daniher has been involved with (Melbourne, Essendon, Freo, WCE?) should annually play for the Neale Daniher Cup. It's simply determined by compiling the results of the first game each plays against each other into its own mini-ladder with the top team winning the cup. It would add extra interest in each of those games and continue to remind all AFL supporters of Daniher's extensive contribution to the game. 

I've seen it suggested elsewhere on here before that the Big Freeze should be shifted from QB to the Melbourne-Essendon game, an idea I like.

QB won't lose anything of its status or crowd, but it would lift the Dees-Bombers game into the blockbuster category - a win for both clubs and the league.

And I also agree with @Wrecker45and others that it's long past overdue for Neale to be named Australian of the Year - what are they waiting for?

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Well deserved for Daniher. Was a titan for our club and great in his MND role. Let's leave Daniel Andrews name out of it whatever he has done to promote it 

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He's a great man battling an awful illness, a true inspiration. 

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6 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

I've seen it suggested elsewhere on here before that the Big Freeze should be shifted from QB to the Melbourne-Essendon game, an idea I like.

QB won't lose anything of its status or crowd, but it would lift the Dees-Bombers game into the blockbuster category - a win for both clubs and the league.

And I also agree with @Wrecker45and others that it's long past overdue for Neale to be named Australian of the Year - what are they waiting for?

To be named Victorian of the year first, without that he can't be named Australian of the year

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14 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

To be named Victorian of the year first, without that he can't be named Australian of the year

The selection criteria on The Australian of the Year website is:

 selection criteria are:

  • Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation
  • An inspirational role model for the Australian community
  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level
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Just now, Wrecker45 said:

The selection criteria on The Australian of the Year website is:

 selection criteria are:

  • Significant contribution to the Australian community and nation
  • An inspirational role model for the Australian community
  • Demonstrated excellence in their field
  • The Local Hero award acknowledges a significant contribution at local community level

 

14 hours ago, don't make me angry said:

To be named Victorian of the year first, without that he can't be named Australian of the year

What you are posting is incorrect. Let all demon supporters and other supporters of human life get behind Neil.

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Neale really is an inspiration after reading his Book i have realized that he and his family have lived life to the max, making friends and strong contributions where ever he has found himself at the different stages of his life. I would have liked a bit more perspective on the 2000 Granny but apart from that a great read. I love the fact that most of his ex-players still feel a strong connection and bond with him, that really speaks volumes for the great man.

He deserves the Australian of the Year Award.!!!!.

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