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22 years I've been supporting the Demons (I know most y'all have me covered). Jonesy has been a part for 16 of them.

There's def been the frustrating, sad, annoying, but I can tell you it's never been directed at Nathan.

I'm not ready to let go. Nathan is almost all I know..... Petition to sign Zac as a "transition" Jones.

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9 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

Where would we be without Nathan Jones?

Certainly not where we are now - staring directly at our best opportunity in almost six decades to win the holy grail. 

This one is for everyone who participated as a member of our playing list and you will always be part of it.

Very well put WJ. 

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18 hours ago, Maldonboy38 said:

Norm Smith said in his famous tv interview "I'm Melbourne, through and through". 

Jonesy - you represented all of us who are Melbourne through and through, by being Melbourne through and through.

I thank you for maintaining pride in our jumper when so much else was bringing it shame.

Perfect summation. I will, in fact I’d suggest no Melbourne supporter will ever look at the No. 2 on a guernsey again and not be immediately reminded, from their own memories or recollections of their elders, of Nathan Jones - just as it has been for Robert Flower. Nothing better than a number on a jumper can memorialise what Jonesy means and has meant to this club. 

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Loved the bloke. Loved his effort. Loved his loyalty. Loved his game. Loved his tatts. Loved his bald head.

I remember a Bradshaw interview from years back. Angus said how Jones picked him up in a hot car, looking cool and then proceeded from this day forward to teach him everything about being a professional. No lesson more important than loyalty by the way.

this is where a premiership tilt starts. This was 6,7, 8 years ago. Gus is now the bloke picking up the young kids, showing them.

we are winning a flag.


 

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Well done loyal Jonesy. You didn't quite do the Allan Border thing and lead the club to glory, but you have left an indelible image on the Demons. When times are tough, it will become a Demon saying to say "remember Chunk" as a means of pulling through. There was to be no fairytale finish to a career that was always about loyalty, determination and making the right choices. But doing the right thing is its own reward. Enjoy your retirement.

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On 9/16/2021 at 2:42 AM, RickyJ45 said:

Respect!

Thanks for posting this coz I was starting to worry I’d go a whole day without crying about something MFC-related. 😁

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17 hours ago, Red and Bluebeard said:

Well done loyal Jonesy. You didn't quite do the Allan Border thing and lead the club to glory, but you have left an indelible image on the Demons. When times are tough, it will become a Demon saying to say "remember Chunk" as a means of pulling through. There was to be no fairytale finish to a career that was always about loyalty, determination and making the right choices. But doing the right thing is its own reward. Enjoy your retirement.

I disagree i think he has lead us to this moment, with his leadership, loyalty and club spirit that has been built up over the years of him as a player and a captain. This is a close knit team that became that way over the years not just the last year or two. Jonesy was responsible for a fair bit of that. it is now up to his team mates to finish the job he started not only for Jones but all of the other players who were in and out of the team over the year and who were injured at the wrong time or could not make the team because those there were playing so well.  I know Jonesy will be disappointed not being there, but he would also have been very disappointed in missing his childrens birth, but he will equally proud of both the team getting there and his new family.

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