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https://timesnewsgroup.com.au/geelongtimes/sport/jones-heart-still-beats-true/

So is anyone going to watch Nathan run around on the 9th? I am hoping he has a bit of fun.

Have been watching a lot of interviews and loving the honesty he brings.

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2 hours ago, Supreme_Demon said:

Great to see Nathan Jones playing footy still. Especially for a Demons team!

 

Portarlington will need a few Nathan Jones Im afraid. They currently sit last on the ladder with zero wins and a percentage of just 16%.

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2 minutes ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

Portarlington will need a few Nathan Jones Im afraid. They currently sit last on the ladder with zero wins and a percentage of just 16%.

It will prob bring back the good ole days playing at Melbourne 😜

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32 minutes ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

Portarlington will need a few Nathan Jones Im afraid. They currently sit last on the ladder with zero wins and a percentage of just 16%.

That's the whole point of it all, all the past players are going to clubs that are 'struggling'. 

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From over here I don't understand what this is all about and how it works. Could someone explain it to me?  I would appreciate your help.

From the little I know it  sounds like a great connection between elite players and the grassroots game. As someone who played suburban football many years ago the idea of playing with or against a player like Nathan Jones would be amazing.

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23 hours ago, DemonOX said:

It will prob bring back the good ole days playing at Melbourne 😜

Admin please add a Laughing & Crying Emoji reaction aha

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20 minutes ago, UK Demon said:

From over here I don't understand what this is all about and how it works. Could someone explain it to me?  I would appreciate your help.

From the little I know it  sounds like a great connection between elite players and the grassroots game. As someone who played suburban football many years ago the idea of playing with or against a player like Nathan Jones would be amazing.

Carlton Draught run something called the Carlton Draft wherein a bunch of recently retired players get drafted for 1 game to struggling country/regional teams (who have nominated for the chance to get the opportunity).

So a feel good story for the small club and they can get some press and some good canteen takings etc.  Also basically an extended advertisement for Carlton Draught - Additionally who doesn't like wordplay.

This year it was as follows;

Alex Rance: May 14 at Campbells Creek
Eddie Betts: May 22 at Branxholme Wallacedale
Dale Thomas: June 4 at Nhill Tigers
Shaun Burgoyne: June 11 at Dalyston
Jarryd Roughead: June 18 at Gormandale
Nathan Jones: July 9 at Portarlington
Brendon Goddard: July 9 at North Wangaratta
Cam Mooney: July 23 at Longwood

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Eddie Betts: May 22 at Branxholme Wallacedale

This generated a massive amount of interest in the area and the game attracted a whopping crowd, which was a much needed financial boost for the struggling Saints and a huge thrill for his temporary team mates.

Eddie did his bit by booting six goals, albeit in a losing team.  He then stuck around to sign autographs, chat with fans and have a beer with the locals.

It's an excellent initiative and I hope Portlarlington gains many positives from Chunk's appearance.

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9 minutes ago, roy11 said:

Dale Thomas: June 4 at Nhill Tigers

Daisy helped Nhill to their first win in three years.  I suspect they had a large night at the club!

Sidebar:  The motel in Nhill is called The Zero Inn.  I'm not kidding.

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8 hours ago, roy11 said:

Carlton Draught run something called the Carlton Draft wherein a bunch of recently retired players get drafted for 1 game to struggling country/regional teams (who have nominated for the chance to get the opportunity).

So a feel good story for the small club and they can get some press and some good canteen takings etc.  Also basically an extended advertisement for Carlton Draught - Additionally who doesn't like wordplay.

This year it was as follows;

Alex Rance: May 14 at Campbells Creek
Eddie Betts: May 22 at Branxholme Wallacedale
Dale Thomas: June 4 at Nhill Tigers
Shaun Burgoyne: June 11 at Dalyston
Jarryd Roughead: June 18 at Gormandale
Nathan Jones: July 9 at Portarlington
Brendon Goddard: July 9 at North Wangaratta
Cam Mooney: July 23 at Longwood

Thank you for the explanation. Sounds a really good idea.

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Hey everyone, 

Pretty sure Nathan Jones is playing for the Portarlington demons today for the Carlton draft. If anyone is going to watch or has any information feel free to share as I'd like to know how he goes

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22 hours ago, Deestiny Awaits said:

Hey everyone, 

Pretty sure Nathan Jones is playing for the Portarlington demons today for the Carlton draft. If anyone is going to watch or has any information feel free to share as I'd like to know how he goes

Well, what a day it was. Jones kicked Ports first goal and the first goal of the match. The crowd went nuts!!! He played very well and geez he’s strong in a tackle. Finished with 2 goals and a stack of possessions. 

Id say they only got him to ground 2 or 3 times in a tackle all day.

The crowd was huge and although Port trailed all day and ended up losing by 74pts they were really into the game. Ports average losing margin would be around 180pts or more this year and earlier in the season they lost to Ocean Grove by about 150pts so this was a really good effort by them. It would have been incredible to be out there playing. It was like a league finals atmosphere.

Id say this whole Carlton Draft promotion has achieved exactly what it set out to do for local footy and who ever thought it up and made it all happen needs to be congratulated.

Geez, I wish we could have another game next Saturday!!!

 

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