19. Nathan Vardy (2017 - )

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Number
19
Height 199cm
Weight 103Kg
DOB 25-06-1991
Debut Round 9 Vs Carlton 2011 (Geelong); Round 1 Vs North Melbourne 2017 (West Coast)

Player Honours: AFL Premiership Player 2018
Draft history: 2009 AFL Draft Pick 42 (Geelong); 2016 Traded for pick 72
 
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Barring any selection surprises, Vardy will become the 232nd Eagles player this weekend. He'll make history as:
- the first Nathan to play for the club (Nathan McIntosh is the only other listed Nathan);
- the first Eagle with a surname beginning with V (Venables is the only other V-named player to be listed, and they're next to each other in the locker room - what are the odds?);
- the first former Geelong player to appear for West Coast. Plenty have gone the other way - White, Spinks, Miles, Hall to name a few.

He'll be hoping to bring some better luck to the #19 guernsey which has only been worn in 41 games since the turn of the century and only eight games in the past seven seasons. He'll be the ninth player overall to appear in the jumper (behind Carter, Neates, Houlihan, LeCras, McDougall, Gardiner, Langdon and Bennett).
 

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13 operation since 2011 have transformed Nathan Vardy into his final form - West Coast Eagles premiership ruckman!

Heading into 2019 as the numero uno. The capo de capo. The biggest bird on the park...
*inspirational music plays*


Our flag defence rests on these broad shoulders. Supported by a Sainter cast away, a raw kid and a never was with a distant Fijian mirage set to arrive late in year. N.Vardy holds the keys to the Ruck division and has his big boy pants on. When the heat is on Vardy will be telling it how it is and will be expecting to be heard.


*Vardy shows a few trinkets from the 2018 Campaign to the new draftees*​
 

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I was pleasantly surprised by Vardy's performances this past season. When he was signed I thought "Huh ?" and couldn't see what position he would play (apart from maybe a 'third tall forward") but he has done very well. Great to see that his injury woes seem to be behind him (Touch wood, cross fingers etc)
 

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...and so it comes to this. The decaying laurels of season 2018 lay strewn around the change room floor, much like the crusty flog-socks of the Big Footy faithful lie around the basement floor of their parents house.

Wounded by the slings and arrows of disapproval as the entitled turn so quickly and show their fickle hearts...one man rises above it all to shoulder the burden of rucking one out. Recalled to reignite the Eagles season after Hickey wore himself out glory-hounding in a 10 goal shellacking...this man's name is Nathan Vardy.

Vardy knows it isn't about looking pretty out there, though he is naturally blessed. Vardy knows personal success is meaningless without team success. Vardy knows the pain of disappointment felt by his team-mates that missed out on the flag. Vardy knows how to bring home the 4 points.

 

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