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It’s that time of year again when clubs and players start announcing retirements. With players about to say au revoir, here’s this year’s HATCH MATCH & DESPATCH. Adelaide has announced it won’t renew Tom Lynch’s contract and we have him down as delisted as he might continue to play on. Marc Murphy is in much the same boat but it looks like he’s going to hang up his boots so we have him as retired. Well done to all players who are hanging up their boots at season’s end. Not everybody gets to play at the elite level of their sport.

ADELAIDE 

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Out: Jake Kelly (free agent) Tom Lynch (delisted) David Mackay (retired) Tyson Stengle (delisted) Daniel  Talia (delisted)

BRISBANE LIONS

In:

Out: Grant Birchall (retired) Archie Smith (delisted) 

CARLTON 

In:

Out: Eddie Betts (retired) Levi Casboult (retired) Marc Murphy (retired)

COLLINGWOOD 

In:

Out: Levi Greenwood (retired) Chris Mayne (retired) Anton Tohill (retired)

ESSENDON

In:

Out: Patrick Ambrose (retired) Ned Cahill (delisted) Cale Hooker (retired) Lachie Johnson (delisted) Irving Mosquito (retired) David Zaharakis (delisted)

FREMANTLE 

In:

Out: Brett Bewley (delisted) Reece Conca (delisted) Taylin Duman, Stefan Giro (delisted) Stephen Hill (retired) Leno Thomas ® (delisted) Tobe Watson (delisted)

GEELONG

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Out: Ben Jarvis (delisted) Josh Jenkins (retired) Cameron Taheny (delisted) 

GOLD COAST SUNS 

In:

Out: Jarrod Harbrow (retired) Jack Hombsch (retired) Jordan Murdoch (retired) Zac Smith (retired) 

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 

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Out: Matt Buntine (delisted) Tom Hutcheson (delisted) Sam Reid (delisted) Nick Shipley (delisted) 

HAWTHORN 

In:

Out: Keegan Brooksby (delisted) Shaun Burgoyne (retired) James Cousins (delisted) Damon Greaves (delisted) Michael Hartley (delisted) Jon Patton (retired) Harrison Pepper (delisted) Tom $cully (retired)

MELBOURNE 

In:

Out: Nathan Jones (retired)

NORTH MELBOURNE 

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Out: Taylor Garner (delisted) Connor Menadue (delisted) Dom Tyson (delisted) Will Walker (delisted)

PORT ADELAIDE 

In:

Out: Joel Garner (delisted) Hamish Hartlett (delisted) Tom Rockliff (retired)

RICHMOND 

In:

Out: David Astbury (retired) Mabior Chol (free agent) Bachar Houli (retired) Patrick Naish (delisted)

ST KILDA

In:

Out: Sam Alabakis (delisted) Jake Carlisle (retired) Oscar Clavarino (delisted) Luke Dunstan (delisted) James Frawley (retired) Shaun McKernan (retired) Dylan Roberton (retired)

SYDNEY SWANS

In:

Out: Kaiden Brand (delisted) Malachy Carruthers (delisted) Sam Gray (delisted) Matthew Ling (delisted) 

WEST COAST EAGLES 

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Out: Brendon Ah Chee (delisted) Brayden Ainsworth (delisted) Will Collins (delisted) Mark Hutchings (delisted) Ben Johnson (delisted) Nathan Vardy (retired) Daniel Venables (retired) 

WESTERN BULLDOGS 

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Out: Lin Jong (retired) 

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17 minutes ago, Leopold Bloom said:

HATCH MATCH & DESPATCH

You can add Tom Rockliff (Port), Stephen Hill (Freo), Levi Greenwood and Chris Mayne (Pies), Lin Jong (Dogs), Daniel Venables (Eagles), Dylan Roberton (Saints), Tyson Stengle (Crows) plus Jon Patton and Tom Scully (Hawks).

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16 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Wonder how retirement will effect Adelaide’s Tom Lynch in his game against Melbourne this week. Always liked him as a player and thought he might have fitted in well with us a few years back.

Will be his penultimate game for the Crows but I believe he is still weighing up his options for 2022.

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On 8/11/2021 at 11:33 AM, Red and Blue realist said:

I wouldn't mind adding "Umpires" to the 18 clubs listed in the Opening Post. I know there will be people cheering at some retirements (as there will be with some players), but it would be a way of Demonland showing respect to umpires and thanking them for their service. A small gesture, I know, but nevertheless I think it would be appropriate. 

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Today's additions are Jarrod Harbrow (GC) retiring plus new contracts not offered (and probably the end of their career) to Jake Carlisle (St Kilda) and Reece Conca (Fremantle).

edit:  David Zaharakis (Essendon) looks goneski at well.

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Long time member, infrequent poster! This is a long shot but because I'm getting all sorts of grief from mates for claiming it... can any Demonland brethren who were player sponsors in the mid 2000's remember a post draft debrief we got from Craig Cameron and Craig was asked why we overlooked Eddie in the ND. CC said their medical staff thought he'd be injury prone. I'm starting to think I dreamt this?!? Oh. well. What a career he's had. 

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1 hour ago, diesel said:

Long time member, infrequent poster! This is a long shot but because I'm getting all sorts of grief from mates for claiming it... can any Demonland brethren who were player sponsors in the mid 2000's remember a post draft debrief we got from Craig Cameron and Craig was asked why we overlooked Eddie in the ND. CC said their medical staff thought he'd be injury prone. I'm starting to think I dreamt this?!? Oh. well. What a career he's had. 

They would need a good memory to remember the detail. I certainly don’t but I’m fairly certain that the knock on him at the time was that he wasn’t big enough to hold down a spot at AFL level. Hence, he was overlooked by all clubs in the National Draft and had to wait for the 2004 Pre Season Draft to be picked at 3 by the Blues. 

At the time we had a fairly decent Indigenous small forward speedster named Aaron Davey who came into the team a year before Eddie, had a decent 10 year career and retired at the end of 2013. Shows how resilient a footballer Eddie turned out to be!

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1 minute ago, Whispering_Jack said:

They would need a good memory to remember the detail. I certainly don’t but I’m fairly certain that the knock on him at the time was that he wasn’t big enough to hold down a spot at AFL level. Hence, he was overlooked by all clubs in the National Draft and had to wait for the 2004 Pre Season Draft to be picked at 3 by the Blues. 

At the time we had a fairly decent Indigenous small forward speedster named Aaron Davey who came into the team a year before Eddie, had a decent 10 year career and retired at the end of 2013. Shows how resilient a footballer Eddie turned out to be!

Gee Aaron was underrated! Kudos to Eddie but I would Davey in today's side.

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On 8/10/2021 at 6:00 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

Wonder how retirement will effect Adelaide’s Tom Lynch in his game against Melbourne this week. Always liked him as a player and thought he might have fitted in well with us a few years back.

Played a good game v Dees. Lynch is a smart footballer who set up a few crows goals.  His fitness and durability must be the question mark.  

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