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56 minutes ago, Pates said:

Like so many that have come before him, he deserves so much better in terms of being able to play in a premiership/grand final/or even just finals. Sadly he got his chance early and he had to wait years before he got his chance again. I don't think there could be a single bad word said about the guy, he's been a warrior, a soldier, and a true clubman. Now he's the father of two beautiful twins to go with the two he already has.

Congrats on a great career, thanks for the memories, and thank you for everything you have done.

I'd made a video in tribute to his 300th purely for my own enjoyment earlier in the year, it's a bit corny but I reckon it'll tug some heartstrings. So here it is:

 

 

well done, pates.......an awesome job

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He’s a total champ who at the most difficult moment possible has put the team’s chances of success above his own. Of course it’s heartbreaking, but it’s the correct call and is once more an example of how selfless he is. I [censored] love the bloke and wish him and his family nothing but the best. A true legend of MFC.

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2 hours ago, TRIGON said:

I see it differently. Whilst the 22 (23?) on the day peak the summit, everyone whose played in the firsts during the year have been part of laying the groundwork.

I get that.

But a Grand Final is fought over 2 hours by 2 teams. Those who are on the ground, Actually get the job done. 
They deserve elevation over the rest of the team

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53 minutes ago, Fork 'em said:

So who gets #2 now Jones is gone?
Petty ?

I've often felt over the years that Nathan Jones was a supporter that actually played such was his want to compete for the jumper.  He gave us behind the fence something to barrack for week in week out and for that I'm so greatful.

I think it's worth considering that the number be rested for a few years in honour of Jonsey. Or perhaps forever and it becomes the number of the supporter and inspires us on again.

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1 minute ago, illbarto said:

 I think it's worth considering that the number be rested for a few years in honour of Jonsey. Or perhaps forever and it becomes the number of the supporter and inspires us on again.

Nah ......

Wouldn't mind if Bowey took it TBH.

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Thanks for everything Jones. You were there for all the hard times and never lowered your head. You were there for both 2008-2009 wooden spoons but never abandoned us like so many (who shall remain nameless) players did.

The courtesy you showed my niece/nephews when they met you was really gracious and  left a lasting impact on them. You were their favourite player and they will never forget you.

Thank you for everything. Nothing but love and respect for you.  

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Jonesy first game was at the 'G v Doggies, I was lucky enough to be there and gave him a real decent rev up when he ran on from the bench. That seems a lifetime ago. He had a good day that day, some really nice touches. My old man leaned into me and said he is a good kid. Bit of a underestimation with hindsight, but if you knew my old man it was big statement. We won that day, hopefully a good omen (Yze also had a day out that day with 5) 

 https://afltables.com/afl/stats/games/2006/071120060730.html 

 

In the time since we have both lost out hair and he had got a lot more ink

I reckon he has a great career post game, He has a really smart performer who has got the most out of his body. Looking forward to his next chapter. 

 

 

He also joined a very small exclusive 300 demon club. He and David can have a few beers and wait to the next generation (and there is a few in this team) try and join. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I feel like Sparrow would be a good call to give the number 2, him or Rivers perhaps but I think the way Sparrow plays is in a similar no nonsense style to Jones. 

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Well done Nathan Jones. You were a genuine FOOTBALLER.

No 2 is a label of respect in MFC with Robbie Flower & Nathan. This purely about loyalty (and class) because bothe these blokes did the hard yards . Maybe the Club could honour the Number.

Nathan struggled when he firt became Captain, but you could see that it was another challenge he accepted anddeveloped to being the heart & soul of the Club.

Thank you.

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Nathan Jones you are a class act.

Thank you  for your service.

You had a long and not necessarily great time on the field but you just took on more and more responsibility in order to get us to where we are.

May they deliver you the grail and beg of you to join them in celebration.

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Remember going into the Subiaco Social Club after losing the 06 Semi Final to Freo, Danners, Brad Miller and Jones came in. I bought all 3 a beer and had a chat. Chunk was just a kid in his first year.

Back then he had hair and played with his socks up. Over the next 12 years he was an inspiration and a warrior who gave everything he had to us. It was great to see him play finals again in 2018 and kick the sealer against Geelong. Unfortunately for Chunk Father Time has caught up with him when we are close to realising a dream.

His performance in the #2 has been befitting of its status. I hope it is passed down to a player who has earns the right to wear it.

Thank you Jonesy for everything you gave and did for the club. You may not be on the ground next Saturday but you have played a big role in getting us there.

Best wishes to you Geri and the family in life after footy

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8 hours ago, Clint Bizkit said:

If we do win the flag I fear that he will resent it.

I don't think that he will resent it but l do think that not being selected for the GF would have cut his m to the quick.

He possibly realising Sed at PF that his time was over, handing over to the new generation probably easier to handle in isolation.

Someone said he is one of us and this isolation really emphasises that.

The time for celebration will happen, and it will be with us. It will be better than being on the fringes in Perth.

Although Max and the team will give genuine acknowledgement the GF will be their moment, I hope they get that.

When we all get together we will acknowledge a legend of the club, he may not have all the trappings of success but his record like Robbins will endure longer than many others. In the meantime every tribute on Demonland  is well deserved and like this can barely do justice to him.I hope he enjoys the family and as they grow they are acknowledged by the club and its supporters as a significant part of the history of this club.

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