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Imagine this flag with Nev and Jones in the side. I don't think I could have contained myself, and that says it all.

I thought Wrecker was great, but peak Nev was the best small defender in my time.

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Lord Nev, an absolute star of this football club and proudly my favourite player of the last 5 years. outstanding loyal servant who got absolutely everything out of himself and put his body on the line week in week out. what a leader and role model. all the best to our No. 39 games record holder

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One of my all time favorites. 
Held us together down back for years with sheer determination and some shoulder tape. 
As brave as they come. As loyal as they come. An exemplary human being on and off the field. Did so much for so many, including Kosi and countless indigenous players before him. 
A great of our club and a massive part of this success. 

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Is anyone doing welfare watch on Saty? 😯

Being serious, Nev was as honest as the day was long, resilient, reliable and loyal. It should be remembered that he was a bit lost until the end of ‘13 with no real position to call his own. When Roosy came in ‘14, he nailed that small lockdown defender position down to the point where he was holding blokes like Eddie Betts to one or two goals. 

Like Nate, it would have been perfect to see him play in a flag winning team but fairytales rarely happen not only in footy, but life. Nonetheless, Nev should be remembered as a great club man who will always be associated with our club and welcome back anytime.👏

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Absolute legend of our great club and absolutely instrumental in pushing indigenous awareness to forefront. Really hope he stays at the club in some capacity, but I wonder if he and his family will move back to WA? Either way, I hope he can continue his immense work as an indigenous mentor and leader.

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Has he retired or just finished at Melbourne.  The wording in the clubs post and his wifes post make mention of his time at mfc coming to an end not his time on the AFL.

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Took time to come good but Roos seemed to be huge influence on him developing into probably the best small defender in the comp. between 2015 and 2019. Tough, courageous, team-orientated. Hope he is able to stay around the club in some capacity.

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5 minutes ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

Nonetheless, Nev should be remembered as a great club man who will always be associated with our club and welcome back anytime.

The MFC would not be in the position it is today, without Nev.

He played a huge part in forging the culture we currently have. 

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I'll always remember that massive defensive stop against Carlton a couple of years back which won us that game, and what about that massive hip and shoulder on tom mitchell in the 2018 semi-final. 

Jonesy, the delistings and now Nev leaving as well is all honestly quite sad, hopefully him and jonesy can both still play a role at the club if they want to. 

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Thanks Nev, will never forgot your AA season in 2018 and contribution to the club, Enjoy the next chapter of your life.

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He was one of my favourite players. He was easily the best small defender in the competition during his peak years (2017-2018). He was one of the most brave and loyal players we'll ever see and his field kicking was elite.

Jetta and Jones retiring in the same year feels like the end of an era.

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