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Nathan and Jerri had their twins on Sunday. Jonesy just made it back on time for the birth.

Sounds like it was the right call and hopefully he gets to sit back and watch a Melbourne flag with his family next Saturday, knowing how instrumental he has been to this club from the day he step foot in the door. 

We would not be where we are today without him. He was driving standards long before anyone else. 

Wishing him and his family only the best!

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Awesome he made it back for the birth. Congratulations Nathan on growing your beautiful family. Hopefully Mum and newborns are in good health.

So glad he made it back to be with his family. Would’ve sucked big time if he’d waited a few more days and missed both the birth and playing in the grand final!

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36 minutes ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Congrats Nath and Jerri. Amazing stuff.

Get the feeling though that Jerri isn't particularly warm towards the footy club.

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Don’t really get that feeling from that, but she’d have every right to feel unhappy with the club given how Nathan’s career ended there after all he put up with.

Congrats to the Jones’!

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Congratulations to the Jones’. Must’ve been an incredibly hard time for both Nathan and Jerri recently. Just goes to show how resilient they both are. If you want a role model for perseverance and resilience, look no further than these two. 

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1 hour ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Congrats Nath and Jerri. Amazing stuff.

Get the feeling though that Jerri isn't particularly warm towards the footy club.

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I think she’s disappointed for him, and rightly so. She knows better than anyone the hell he went through with the club. She knows all the clubs he knocked back over the years, all the heartache and humiliation. I’m sure it was her dream to watch him win a flag, as much as it was his. They’ve been together since high school and she is as much a part of his career as anyone.

I would feel exactly the same in her situation and it absolutely sucks that Covid has meant Jonesy had to make these sacrifices. But I’m sure he leaves with no regrets and knowing he left no stone unturned. 
The club I am sure will make him feel part of the success if we win next week, and I have no doubt if Max gets up on the stage to give a victory speech that Jonesy will get a very big shout out. As I said before, he is as much a part of this success as anyone. 

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Sounds like he made the perfect decision.

I don't know whether to read Jerri's post as her own view on the fact that Nathan isn't in the team, or an expression of Nathan's true feelings, or just a (kinda) poorly worded expression of the turbulent times they've both been through with him being in Perth in quarantine and then only just making back whilst she was in hospital. But it should be no surprise to anyone that Nathan would be disappointed to not be playing in the Grand Final.

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23 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I don't want to sound rude, but am I the only one who can't tell if they are both girls? I'm assuming Dove is a girl, but Odie??? 

A boy and a girl. 

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3 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Sounds like he made the perfect decision.

I don't know whether to read Jerri's post as her own view on the fact that Nathan isn't in the team, or an expression of Nathan's true feelings, or just a (kinda) poorly worded expression of the turbulent times they've both been through with him being in Perth in quarantine and then only just making back whilst she was in hospital. But it should be no surprise to anyone that Nathan would be disappointed to not be playing in the Grand Final.

Best if she just kept her comments to the joyous occasion. 

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30 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I don't want to sound rude, but am I the only one who can't tell if they are both girls? I'm assuming Dove is a girl, but Odie??? 

I was the same when I saw the names , don't think if seen it mentioned twin girls or boy and girl. Emergency C section can be serious , so glad he made it he would have not been there mentally if he wasn't and still with the group. Worked out for the best hopefully just part of the story we are all hoping for

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15 minutes ago, titan_uranus said:

Sounds like he made the perfect decision.

I don't know whether to read Jerri's post as her own view on the fact that Nathan isn't in the team, or an expression of Nathan's true feelings, or just a (kinda) poorly worded expression of the turbulent times they've both been through with him being in Perth in quarantine and then only just making back whilst she was in hospital. But it should be no surprise to anyone that Nathan would be disappointed to not be playing in the Grand Final.

Exact feeling I got.

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22 minutes ago, Jaded said:

I think she’s disappointed for him, and rightly so. She knows better than anyone the hell he went through with the club. She knows all the clubs he knocked back over the years, all the heartache and humiliation. I’m sure it was her dream to watch him win a flag, as much as it was his. They’ve been together since high school and she is as much a part of his career as anyone.

I would feel exactly the same in her situation and it absolutely sucks that Covid has meant Jonesy had to make these sacrifices. But I’m sure he leaves with no regrets and knowing he left no stone unturned. 
The club I am sure will make him feel part of the success if we win next week, and I have no doubt if Max gets up on the stage to give a victory speech that Jonesy will get a very big shout out. As I said before, he is as much a part of this success as anyone. 

Agree.

I see it more as a statement of fact than a backhanded chip at the club.

From someone really hoping Jonesy could still be in GF calculations, I think the club did pretty much all it could by him this season given where we are at.  What really cost him was getting injured again just as his form was comming good, that and that the GF is being played in Perth, not the MCG and thus he couldn't do both the birth and potentially still keep a glimmer of hope as being named even the sub.  With what it sounds like Jerri was going through, and what Max has said, it sounds like Nathan would have made the decision to come back home regardless of the potential of being named in the side or not.

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Can't find the words for it but Nathan Jones... he is 'us'. It is almost fitting that on Grand Final day he will be 'with' the supporters. He's one of us now.

And you know it is peak MFCSS when people are investing effort looking for negative connotations between the lines of an instagram post of someone who just gave birth to twins by emergency C-section!

Grand Final can't come soon enough and I look forward to watching and celebrating in much the same way as Jones will be.

Well, except I hope I won't be needing to change any nappies mid-game. We'll see how close it gets.

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Congratulations to the Jones family. Welcoming twins into the world must be amazing.

Jonesy will be remembered for the 300+ games he played during some very grim times. Missing out on a granny will not define him at all. His place was with his wife at this time not with the team, whether selected in the side or not

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