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Player Watch #23 Bernie Vince - Retired - Thanks Bernie

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  1. Jordie_tackles

    Jordie_tackles Norm Smith Medallist

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    If it’s an ACL it’s 12 months out he would literally be coming back justcfor finals without any form? It’s a really bad injury for him at his age and timing in season unfortunately....

    Loved Bernie but if it’s a full ACL injury I don’t know how we can drag him into nexts years finals?
     

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  2. TheCount

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    It's an AC Joint ... which is his shoulder, not his knee. I think it's a 6-8 week injury, so he'd be good to go day 1 of preseason if he were to be retained.
     
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  3. Cold Sober

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    Hope to see Bernie continue, to me he's one of the good guys in football, good to watch and a good fit for Melbourne.
     
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  5. Dancing Potato

    Dancing Potato Club Legend

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    It would be a shame to finish up like this but he's done. I love the guy but he's just too old and slow to go around again.
     
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  6. Jordie_tackles

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    Ah that’s not so bad then, cheers
     
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    The rush to get him to 100 games before dropping him tells me it's all over. If this group wins a flag, him and Daniel cross deserve a medal for building this.
     
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    We did the same thing with Grimes from memory - got him to 100 then cut him loose.
     
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  9. Cannon82

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    Gave him a box of frangas with pin holes in them too, I'd imagine.
     
  10. Dark Avenger

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    Not even
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. schmuttt

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    Damn. Such a likeable guy, will never forget his goals from 55m, the aggression at the man and the fact he came to our club when no one else would.
     

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  12. Toump Ass

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    Love you Bernard, thanks for everything! Hope you have a ripper Mad Monday with the boys once we've won the flag!!!
     
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    Some blokes who split times between clubs you always think of as a player from their original club, Bernie is a Melbourne player now.

    His BNF season was genuinely elite and he deserved AA recognition IMO.
     
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    Does that mean that he Cho-Cho-Chose us?
    [​IMG]

    I heard him on SEN1116 Yesterday. Bloody shame that his career was cut short due to an AC joint
     
  15. Topkent

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    Anyone who has Twitter can ya say cheers from topkent, he will know what it means
     
  16. Gysberts2Bate

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    One of my all time MFC faves. Wore the #23 well.
     
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  17. stEdy

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    Love that we got him from the Sylvia compo

    One of those players that loved the antagonism and the pressure, whenever we went over to Adelaide and he'd tag Dangerfield out of the game was just so great to watch, even when we weren't very good back then

    He'd thrive off the boo's and just keep putting him down behind play

    Even after all the suspensions and late hits, everyone that follows AFL still loves him
     
  18. knackers29

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    Legend! Hope he's back for a Grand Final berth and a premiership medallion!
     
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    He is the Anti-Sylvia

    Bernie could shit on your plate and you would still call him a hero.
    Sylvia could save a cat and you would call the police and tell them that there is a cretin on the loose.
     
  20. booshboy

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    :(

    I think he's made the right call- was a genuine star his first 2-3 years he came over from the crows. Thanks for everything Bern, hope he sticks around in some capacity.
     
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    Just wanted to drop by to say it is a pity that BV is retiring. He was my favourite Crow before we traded him, and I think we sold a bit of our soul when we did.

    Thanks to taking good care of him!
     
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  23. space_cowboy

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    Heart and soul player. We were blessed to have him. Hope he sticks around in some capacity at the club.
     
  24. sylvieMFC

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    Thank you for your service, Bernie! Came to the club in our dark years and helped enormously with the re-build. Won a lot of hearts (particularly female) in the process. absolute legend.

    All the best with the next chapter - hopefully media, though he has his real estate business up and running too.
     
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  25. The Dr

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    I wonder if he's any chance to play at Casey next year? Would be awesome to have him around the club in some capacity.
     
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