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Gut wrenching news 

Gus was our family’s favourite player and is a true inspiration in my book.

What a terrible start to the year for the MFC, with one bad story after another.

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I’m hoping Gus’s brave decision lights a fire in the boy’s stomachs that gives them some perspective of how fickle their time in footy can be and really drives them to attack the upcoming season. 
With all the external noise happening at the moment, this may centre everyone and give them some focus.

 

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Noooooooo....     really disappointed for him and our team.  After his early head knocks he seemed to have put it to bed until the Maynard hit.    He's going to be missed as he had at least after 4 good years in him to help our team succeed.

 

 

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Gutted for Gus but as supporters we have admiration for him to have the courage to place his wellbeing ahead of a sporting career. Such a likeable man and loved by his teammates.

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41 minutes ago, DemonSam said:

Sue the AFL, 

The lack of action on the Maynard incident is messed up.

Can I double down on this outrage disgrace!🤯

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16 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

What a brilliant heart and soul player Gus has been for us. Putting aside the impact this will have on the team on field, off field his presence will be irreplaceable. 

I don't think I will ever get over the Maynard incident. It still burns in my stomach, and my interest in football has not been the same since. I hope there is a special place waiting in hell for him. 

Washing Gus all the very best. He has a bright and long future ahead and he deserves to live out his life with a healthy body and mind. 

Thank you for always putting our club first. It's time you put your health first now.

I can't wait to see what Steven May will do to him on the field.

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Congratulations on an amazing AFL career Gus. Decisions like this are always the most difficult, but you have the whole of your life to enjoy and well done in prioritising that.

You’re forever a Dees legend 🏆🔴🔵

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This cup (and its contents) got me through the balance of the 2021 Season & Finals post lockdown, a lucky cup that I will keep forever.

What a season 2021 was for Gussy, then 2022 when he was a Brownlow contender and not even invited!

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Brayshaw reminds me of Luke Ball in that upon retirement he has so many options available to him. Will he go into the media? Into AFL coaching? Into an admin role at club level or within the AFL itself? Few players who retire have these options. Whatever he chooses, I'm sure he'll be successful. 

With Paddy McCartin, that means picks 1 and 3 from the same draft have been forced into early retirement because of concussion.

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Thanks for the memories and bleeding red and blue throughout your career Gus.

A very small part of your life in the big scheme of things is done, time for you to enjoy a healthy life which I have no doubt will involve football in some capacity.

Good luck to you and your family 

A Dee forever 

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Very sad news but he has much to be proud of. Having seen the reasoning - microscopic changes to the brain post-Maynard's hit - he has of course made the right decision. He will be greatly missed as he was coming into his prime.

All the best for the future, Gus!

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