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Footy great and motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Neale Daniher has instigated a reunion of some of his beloved players.

Daniher, who coached Melbourne from 1998-2007, caught up with stars from his beloved 1998-2000 team including David Neitz, Brad Green, Russell Robertson and Rod Grinter.

They had a lunch at Lamaro’s in South Melbourne.

“Neale actually planned the lunch, we’re in a group and he calls it ODD — the old dilapidated Demons,’’ Green said.

“It was great. He’s still walking around and speaks through a computer generated system. 

“I can’t remember the last time we all caught up like that with 16 or 17 guys there. Lot of laughs and old stories being told.”

Daniher was diagnosed with MND in 2013 and continues to inspire the nation with his determination and Fight MND campaigning.

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10 minutes ago, Grapeviney said:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/exdemons-attend-reunion-instigated-by-neale-daniher/news-story/66a1ba13f5fef4d94b9d5d37ad31fe2f

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Footy great and motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Neale Daniher has instigated a reunion of some of his beloved players.

Daniher, who coached Melbourne from 1998-2007, caught up with stars from his beloved 1998-2000 team including David Neitz, Brad Green, Russell Robertson and Rod Grinter.

They had a lunch at Lamaro’s in South Melbourne.

“Neale actually planned the lunch, we’re in a group and he calls it ODD — the old dilapidated Demons,’’ Green said.

“It was great. He’s still walking around and speaks through a computer generated system. 

“I can’t remember the last time we all caught up like that with 16 or 17 guys there. Lot of laughs and old stories being told.”

Daniher was diagnosed with MND in 2013 and continues to inspire the nation with his determination and Fight MND campaigning.

Any chance of naming them? I recognize Grinter, Neitz, Greene, Yze, Nicholson, Holland, and Travis J, but I can't see Schwarz, and, Mister Grinter - god bless him - was before Neale's time...

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9 minutes ago, Monbon said:

Any chance of naming them? I recognize Grinter, Neitz, Greene, Yze, Nicholson, Holland, and Travis J, but I can't see Schwarz, and, Mister Grinter - god bless him - was before Neale's time...

Think a few before my time. Think few others are Ward, Leoncelli, Nathan Brown, Rigoni, and Powell.

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Thanks very much for sharing this Grapeviney.

Neale is truly an inspiration in the real sense of the word.

His courage and strength transcends all sports and his work is incredibly important.

All those I know who have met him over the years comment on his warmth, His smile and genuine laughter.

How privileged we are to have him.

 

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1 hour ago, Monbon said:

Any chance of naming them? 

Need some help with a couple…

Sitting down in order:

Russell Robertson, David Neitz, Dr Andrew Daff, Andrew Leoncelli, Anthony McDonald, Travis Johnstone, Daniel Ward

Standing up in order:

Nathan Brown, tall guy?, Guy Rigoni (his daughter Gemma has just been recruited to our AFLW team), ??, Brad Green, Alistair Nicholson, the reverend Neil Daniher, Paul Hopgood, Ben Dutchy Holland, Bring Back Stephen Powell, ??, Rod Grinter.

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Hope it ended better than the lunch at Entrecote. 

But seriously love all these blokes, looks like lunch is a regular event for most (-; Rigoni, Leoncelli and McDonald still looking trim. Can't imagine there is much knee cartilage between all of them though. 

And thank you Mr. Grinter for keeping the brotherhood going.

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3 hours ago, Grapeviney said:

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/confidential/exdemons-attend-reunion-instigated-by-neale-daniher/news-story/66a1ba13f5fef4d94b9d5d37ad31fe2f

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Footy great and motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner Neale Daniher has instigated a reunion of some of his beloved players.

Daniher, who coached Melbourne from 1998-2007, caught up with stars from his beloved 1998-2000 team including David Neitz, Brad Green, Russell Robertson and Rod Grinter.

They had a lunch at Lamaro’s in South Melbourne.

“Neale actually planned the lunch, we’re in a group and he calls it ODD — the old dilapidated Demons,’’ Green said.

“It was great. He’s still walking around and speaks through a computer generated system. 

“I can’t remember the last time we all caught up like that with 16 or 17 guys there. Lot of laughs and old stories being told.”

Daniher was diagnosed with MND in 2013 and continues to inspire the nation with his determination and Fight MND campaigning.

ABSOLUTELY F@#$%^G BEAUTIFUL!🥰

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A dead set shame that David Schwartz was a non attendee..seems like he has a chip on his shoulder .

 

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10 hours ago, Roger Mellie said:

Is it Ingo between 🐕 Brown Senior and Guy Rigoni? No idea who's between Rigoni and Greeny, or next to Balls

Worked with Anthony about 5 years ago   that's not him unless he has put on weight in the face and lost hair.

But I doubt it is him.   GO DEES   great photo   took a while and I can still only remember some of these guys

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12 hours ago, Monbon said:

Any chance of naming them? I recognize Grinter, Neitz, Greene, Yze, Nicholson, Holland, and Travis J, but I can't see Schwarz, and, Mister Grinter - god bless him - was before Neale's time...

is on the far right of the image

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7 hours ago, jayceebee31 said:

A dead set shame that David Schwartz was a non attendee..seems like he has a chip on his shoulder .

 

Give him the benefit of doubt here, but I do think he has some beef with the club or some of the staff.

He has come out in the media in recent times to criticise the club rather than support them.

 

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