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45 minutes ago, layzie said:

Do you know how much? You'd hope it's $300 or something 

I don't know and have never used one. They charge via a card so it makes sense they would hold that info until you return the devise. 

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45 minutes ago, layzie said:

Very moving service, plenty of legends in attendance.

The football memories were great but it was much more than footy or Melbourne. We got to see the person and his son Ron the 3rd's speech was possibly my favourite.

He spoke very well. My favourite too.

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3 hours ago, old dee said:

Serious, he is channel 9 man and they are broadcasting the event. Yes he is passionate pies man however I don't mind him. Who would you suggest? 

Clint Stanaway, Neil Michell, Garry Lyon, Nick McCallum, 

 

I typed the above just before the service started then I turned my phone off.

Now that it’s over I believe even more it shouldn’t have been Maguire. He made it ALL ABOUT HIMSELF! He’s a smug, arrogant, self-absorbed [censored] and he just didn’t belong there today. 

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Just now, WalkingCivilWar said:

Clint Stanaway, Neil Michell, Garry Lyon, Nick McCallum, 

 

I typed the above just before the service started then I turned my phone off.

Now that it’s over I believe even more it shouldn’t have been Maguire. He made it ALL ABOUT HIMSELF! He’s a smug, arrogant, self-absorbed [censored] and he just didn’t belong there today. 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I thought he did a good job.

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6 minutes ago, old dee said:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I thought he did a good job.

I agree, he did do a great job… had it been for a Collingwood champion of the game.

Anyways OD, we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Glad you enjoyed the service, as did I. 

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8 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

I agree, he did do a great job… had it been for a Collingwood champion of the game.

Anyways OD, we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one. Glad you enjoyed the service, as did I. 

He can't just leave Collingwood out of it! There was no need for a mention for the Collingwood Football Club, unless it was about how he flogged them in Grand Finals...he found snide and smug ways of getting in Collingwood references throughout. He is a tool

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7 minutes ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

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He can't just leave Collingwood out of it! There was no need for a mention for the Collingwood Football Club, unless it was about how he flogged them in Grand Finals...he found snide and smug ways of getting in Collingwood references throughout. He is a tool

I was disappointed he only mentioned 3 GF defeats. 6 of Barassi's 10 flags were against Collingwood.  I be happy to talk to Eddie about them any day.

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I too like Ron the 3rds speech. RDB wasn't just a footballing legend, he was a father too. It was a human angle to the footballing legend.

I grimaced when I saw Eddie M was hosting and there were many C'Wood references but then again it was hard to avoid given how many times RDB played in a side or coached a team that defeated them on the big day. However, I thought Eddie M. did a decent job and there was some genuine emotion from him at times.

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My first response to seeing Eddie pop up was to groan. Was it appropriate? Probably not when you have others without his Club alignment who could have done a good job, without the huge ego and awareness of their own self importance. Unfortunately, Eddie is like a circus spruiker. He does a thoroughly professional job but always seems glib and insincere. And as others have mentioned he cannot resist the need to refer to Collingwood. Again, he is massaging his own loyalty and of course his own ego. 
However, he is a pro and like a good salesman he could sell anyone or anything and he got the job done. For me however, his glib tone means that he does not truly connect and does not convey the emotion or gravitas of the occasion. 
But he has friends in high places and is a person of great influence. And  would no doubt claim he was a friend of Barass. 

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Was great too be there with plenty of others, vale RDB31.

Ch7 asked me what was my highlight, I responded with hearing how many times colonwood had suffered from the influence of RDB31.

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Not a great fan of Ed’s but acknowledge his knowledge and love of everything football. RDB is a multi layered legend, hero, coach, family man and above all fierce competitor in everything that he pursued. I loved the broad cross section of people that spoke on Ron’s behalf the stories, anecdotes and love for the man was heart warming. I had never heard his son Ron Jnr speak before and he delivered a wonderfully warm and insightful speech which honoured Ron in so many ways, he would have been so proud of Ron Jnr and his amazing memorial. As his manager said he was part General Patton and part Star Trak visionary. I watched it on Ch7.💕❤️💙

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Cringe when Jacinta Allen mispronounced Ron’s mother’s name. Mispronunciation of a proper noun - particularly a loved one’s name - during a memorial service is  awkward, but is avoidable. It’s not like she had the names of hundreds of people to mention. 

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