Hey there, I was researching trying to find any evidence my grandfather played for fitzroy, the only thing I found was something you posted about the 1944 fitzroy gorillas team, my grandfathers name is in that list. Gordon Smith. Could you please reply to me and she'd some light on how you know that and if you have anything else on my grandfather would be much appreciated
Thanks for editing my post on Tinka's roster watch. I meant no offence. Just thought stuyd1 was a Lions poster who'd forgotten to switch from an alias. My post was a clumsy and not very funny attempt at humour. It was not mean to carry any sting.
I have sent stuyd1 an apology via a PM, and a short explanation.
Hey bud, didnt mean to offend on your board, not sure if you remember me however I used to post under stantonLEGEND a fair bit on your board, and was well known to TBD when he modded the bay as well as posters such as Nigelicious, Axel, Ginger Greatness etc etc, so I feel a have a slight bit more leniency compared to other posters hence my post. I also feel this way on the Richmond board so my posts on there are also slightly more eye catching.
Anyway thought I'd let you know for any future reference, If i do once again overstep my mark.
Wont be back in Brisbane until 9th due to a mate suffering a very serious heart complaint here in Bang Kok. At the moment he is on life support, with the doctors making a decision on whether to pull the plug on Friday.
If this delay creates a problem with my player review contribution I will have to pass.
"They are genuine stars of the side who are very important to us and it goes without saying that we all want them to stay", Brown said. "They've put in a lot to the footy club and I know they love the footy club and I'm pretty confident they'll stay. But its a pretty nervous time for all footy club's at the moment, so you can undrstand why players are reluctant to sign up early in the season."
Young is also due to talk to the Lions about another out-of-contract WA recruit, James Hawksley. Brown said Hawksley was in good for the Lions reserves, but was struggling to reclaim a senior position with players such as Josh Drummond, Xavier Clarke soon available to join the recalled the Matt Maguire, who will play against Richmond tonight."
There was a bit more about Brown, his weight etc etc which is already covered, but thought you may find the above interesting and I can't find an online version of the article.
Not sure what you want to do with these quotes from page 8 of the The Age Footy liftout today. Article by Steve Butler - "Brown fears for unsigned star players":
"Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown has admitted the changing landscape of the expanding AFL had aided a nervous element to the club's battle to retain star West Australian trio Mitch Clark, Matthew Leuenberger and Daniel Rich.
With all three contracted only until the end of the season, WA based manager Colin Young will travel to Brisbane next week to discuss Clark's immediate future, while Melbourne-based Paul Connors expects to meet Lions officials this weekend in relation to Leuenberger and Rich.
Brown said the trio were vital to rebuilding the once powerful club and was optimistic they would all see enough young talent at the Lions at Brisbane to want to continue their careers there.
more to follow