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Here’s a little one that the media don’t know about yet. Ben Cousins has just completed paperwork to play for Old Xavs this year. 
I hope it happens and it is great to think his health is such that Ben believes he could play that competition at 46. 

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The Herald Sun reported today that he trained with them on Thursday

Cousins makes surprise footy return at Old Xavs

West Coast and Richmond champion Ben Cousins had a kick with the Old Xavierans under-23 players at training on Thursday night, showing the brilliant midfielder has lost none of his silken touch.

Cousins, who was in Melbourne as part of an appearance on Channel 7’s award-winning ‘Front Bar’ program, trained with the Old Xavs’ third division and under-23 team and stayed for dinner afterwards.

While it was a low-key affair for the Brownlow Medallist, who is regarded as one of the greatest players of the modern era, it was a major thrill for the Old Xavs’ youngsters.

And onlookers said Cousins, who has made an incredible comeback from drug addiction, “kicked the ball beautifully” as part of a one-hour run-around at Toorak Park.

“He was fantastic with the players. He didn’t make a big fuss or anything, he just enjoyed being out there having a kick around with the guys,” an onlooker said.

“He had a chat with the guys and then had some dinner in the rooms afterwards.

“He still looks in great touch, that’s for sure.”

Cousins played 270 games for West Coast and Richmond and has been lauded for his efforts to overcome drug addiction which ended his career at the Eagles.

Cousins appears on Channel 7 in Perth and will appear on Dancing With the Stars.

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50 minutes ago, demon3165 said:

Now there's a guy that could help teach some in the midfield especially the younger ones about the role, don't think the club would be that brave...

I’d suggest not a great look for the club, given our recent history.

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1 hour ago, demon3165 said:

Now there's a guy that could help teach some in the midfield especially the younger ones about the role, don't think the club would be that brave...

Hopefully we wouldn’t be that stupid. 

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47 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

I’d suggest not a great look for the club, given our recent history.

No it would be a good look helping a great footballer getting on his feet everyone deserves a second chance if they are serious about it, besides his knowledge would help the younger players, now guys like Carey no because he still stuffs up after coming back into the media.

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I know this is only a moot point 3165 but did you say 2nd chance, Ben has had numerous chances, I hope it works out for him though but no where near Dees.

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Fun Fact:

When Kolytn Tholstrup was seven years old, Ben Cousins was arrested at Esperance Airport and found to have meth stashed up his Maynard.

Definitely should ask Tholstrup about it next time he joins the podcast.

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42 minutes ago, Little Goffy said:

Fun Fact:

When Kolytn Tholstrup was seven years old, Ben Cousins was arrested at Esperance Airport and found to have meth stashed up his Maynard.

Definitely should ask Tholstrup about it next time he joins the podcast.

Little Goffy, that Maynard is an excellent use of a proper noun!

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Would be better off in Perth, with support workers and family.

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1 hour ago, Little Goffy said:

Fun Fact:

When Kolytn Tholstrup was seven years old, Ben Cousins was arrested at Esperance Airport and found to have meth stashed up his Maynard.

Definitely should ask Tholstrup about it next time he joins the podcast.

Dr: Good morning QD, how can I help you today?

QD: Got a bit of a problem with my Maynard Doc.

Dr: Your Maynard you say?

QD: Yeah, bit itchy, bit inflamed, quite raw actually.

Dr: Right. I better take a look . . .

. . . Oh yes . . . goodness, gracious me. It's bad. Maynard can, and almost always, causes great irritation. Specialists have studied Maynard for a couple of years now and haven't found a cure. Maynard causes constipation in many and can simultaneously result in diarrhea and a dreadful ****ty feeling. The best thing you can do is clear your Maynard out with a freshly sharpened garden fork. Jab hard repeatedly with the fork until Maynard has turned to pulp.

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3 hours ago, DeeZone said:

I know this is only a moot point 3165 but did you say 2nd chance, Ben has had numerous chances, I hope it works out for him though but no where near Dees.

While he was dealing with drug addiction he would have some serious knowledge for young players.

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