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Angus Brayshaw Forced into Retirement


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2 hours ago, jane02 said:

I will never forget that as long as I live. I was at the game and surrounded by Pies supporters who looked like they had a total combined IQ of about 10 between them. I couldn’t stand it so left my seat and went and sat downstairs. I refused to talk to my husband for about a week and told him I will never, ever go to a Collingwood game with him ever again. This still makes my blood boil. 
I have not watched one minute of last years GF and never will. It make me feel sick to think that thug has a premiership medal.

Jane, I think I speak for everyone when I say we feel your anger, rage and devastation. It makes my blood boil too everytime I think about it. 

Know this though - the outpouring of emotion, admiration and community wide respect for Angus today has been outstanding. He's an amazing guy who has the right values, and today leaves a legacy and a mark on the game that is being lauded far and wide. His life will be full for all his days because of it. He will have every avenue of life (other than football) open to him because people support good people. 

If and when Maynard retires, he will not enjoy a morsel of what Gus has experienced today. Maynard will be remembered fondly by a small number of slack jawed yokels, but otherwise does not and will never have the respect of his peers or the general public. It is easy to see that opposition players already don't respect him, and haven't for years. 

His post-footy opportunities will be limited by this. The richness and fullness of his life over the long term will be limited by this. 

We talk about the karma bus - this is what it truly looks like. It's not him copping an injury, or a suspension, or losing an important game - it's the long, slow, day-by-day realisation that he could have been better, and wasn't. Regret and emptiness will be his prize at the end. 

As for his premiership medal - flags aren't about that. They're about fulfilment, mateship and a sense of accomplishment - and his will always have an asterisk against it. Not in my view, but I can say with some certainty in his own mind. Anyone who has ever felt white line fever will watch that incident and can tell he bumped with intent. 

Ultimately he won some footy stuff, but left a body behind and lied on the (kangaroo) stand to get it. That's not fulfilment.

 

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6 hours ago, sue said:

Same old AFL-line waffle at the end of that.   No new rule was necessary to punish Maynard.

1 guess which club will have a player suspended as a result of the "new rule" to make an example....

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7 hours ago, Bates Mate said:

Best call for his long term health. But really sucks from a team perspective. In our top 5-6 must important and best players. 

Dark day for the the Dee's and the AFL in general. That Maynard hit has ended his career and the AFL ticked it off as ok.

They suck and so does Maynard.

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29 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

AFL dictated Maynard must not be suspended and threatened media with their accreditation if they pushed against it too hard.

They're a despicable organisation, I've had enough of them.

And the media took their sycophancy a step further with puff pieces painting Maynard as a top bloke with a heart of gold who was dead unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The second victim of an unfortunate accident.

Distraught. 

Kick to kick with a kid in the park. What a bloke.  

Flowers for the missus and wine for Gus. Sweetheart.

Supposed to be on the downlow, but surprise, suprise, somehow the media get wind of it and dutifully report it.

A soft ball interview with an emotional Maynard. Poor fella.

The AFL wasn't going to allow the product to affected. A pies flag is gold.

And the remora media, who also have their snouts in the pies trough, are more than happy to help out.

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2 hours ago, Sir Why You Little said:

I have just read Angus’s letter Saying goodbye. SWYL shed some tears. He is a Heart and Soul Player that will leave a huge hole within the Club this Season. 
I am also incredibly ANGRY at the INJUSTICE that Followed that night in September. 
I have a Filth Mate who i have known since School days. 
I HAVE NOT SPOKEN TO HIM SINCE THAT NIGHT 

That is how much i HATE The Filth. 
 

We must Win FLAGS against these [censored]

For Gus and all of us

Smash the Bastards at every opportunity 

This was a Planned Move executed by our Mortal Enemy….

I am the same, a 50 year friendship went down the toilet and I dont feel ANY regret!

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2 minutes ago, binman said:

And the media took their sycophancy a step further with puff pieces painting Maynard as a top bloke with a heart of gold who was dead unlucky to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The second victim of an unfortunate accident.

Distraught. 

Kick to kick with a kid in the park. What a bloke.

Flowers for the missus and wine for Gus. Sweetheart.

Supposed to be on the downlow, but surprise, suprise, somehow the media get wind of it and dutiful5 report it.

A soft ball interview with an emotional Maynard. Poor fella.

The AFL wasn't going to allow the product to affected. A pies flag is gild.

And the remora media, who also have their snouts in the pies trough, are more than happy to help out.

This. It sickens me honestly. I am beyond gutted about Gus. This is gut wrenching.

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9 minutes ago, greenwaves said:

This is serious.  The Maynard hit resulted in brain damage.

The media should stop using words and phrases like concussion and head knocks.

They only serve to minimise what we are really talking about:

Brain damage and brain trauma. 

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So many mixtures of emotions at this news. Firstly mostly sadness as Gus is not only a fantastic player for us but quite simply a great bloke. To have his career cut short because of concussion after he fought so hard to come back is devastating. I wish him all the good health in the world and I hope he sticks around the club to mentor and still feel a part of the red and blue.

The news also brought back a lot of the feelings I had at the time, mostly anger at not only Maynard but the Pies fans, Eddie Maguire, the AFL Media, and the tribunal. The conduct of the pies fans knowing full well that if the roles were reversed they would have been screaming for Angus to be strung up was disgraceful, they are scum pure and simple. They weren't cheering someone for doing something courageous, they were cheering someone who had blatantly and recklessly taken a key player out of the game (and now his career). The tribunal were gutless in that they didn't want to suspend someone from a potential premiership, if ever there was proof that different rules exist during finals that was it. They even said it that "the stakes were high for Maynard", that should never have come into the conversation.

And as for Maynard, I hope you choke on your dinner tonight, karma's a [censored] and I hope with every part of me that it finds you with full force.

I'm sorry, maybe I'm just emotional right now but justice was not served here and because of Maynard's recklessness a fantastic player has had to retire prematurely.

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2 hours ago, jane02 said:

I will never forget that as long as I live. I was at the game and surrounded by Pies supporters who looked like they had a total combined IQ of about 10 between them. I couldn’t stand it so left my seat and went and sat downstairs. I refused to talk to my husband for about a week and told him I will never, ever go to a Collingwood game with him ever again. This still makes my blood boil. 
I have not watched one minute of last years GF and never will. It make me feel sick to think that thug has a premiership medal.

I’m with you Jane. The moment I heard them booing when he was still down I vowed to never go to another Collingwood game again.

This would be even harder on the players, and I hope the club can use this emotion as a positive force this season. They had an opportunity to against Carlton and didn’t. This is their chance to do it again. Do it for Gus.

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Devastating news. For him, for his family, for the club - don't think re the latter enough are grasping the seriousness of this. Angus was one of the keys to our success (such as it was) last year, and I for one have no doubt that the outcome of that final would have been different without him having been taken out in such brutal fashion.

On a footy level he'll forever be fondly remembered for his place in our golden year because I don't see us repeating it in the near future. Losing him is just a step too far, we already had a lot against us in terms of injuries etc but now this ...

Devastating news.

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man i’m having a bitter text argument with an old high school mate pies supporter. 

wont admit any fault at all to maynard 

he’s getting both barrels 

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Absolutely devastated for Gus. A fantastic career cut too short by that thug. Not only a great footballer, but a genuiene great, endearing and infectious person, who is in every part of this strong MFC fabric that it is today. Your presence and spirit will be missed. One of the great heart and soul players, reflective of that great GF performance. Thanks for all the memories, all the best to your health and opportunities in retirement ❤️💙

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Monthly reminder time:

Since Craig McRae become coach of Collingwood, Brayden Maynard has hospitalised with a head injury at least one opponent every season.

And Angus Brayshaw is one of the most honourable men in Australian sports.

This is real 'evil vs good' stuff.

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