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Player Watch #23 Bernie Vince - Retired - Thanks Bernie

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  1. Gysberts2Bate

    Gysberts2Bate Brownlow Medallist

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    Either the image is flipped or the person that managed to smudge their right hand like this is a dumbass.
     
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  2. TheCount

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    Yes ... illustrative purposed only ...
     
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  3. RandB

    RandB Premium Platinum

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    As others have said, he came over when we were unfashionable as a destination.

    Also, despite being a mature player he always had a lightish frame. He put his body on the line to do the heavy stuff many blokes his size wouldn't. It has probably caught up with him.

    Cheers for the service and hard work Bernie.
     
  4. Jordie_tackles

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    Yep thanks so much for your time Bernie, such a great player.
     
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    Well I mean you’d sorta hope we don’t need any external motivation to throw everything at a finals series...
     
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  9. Tempy Tiger

    Tempy Tiger Premiership Player

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    Brilliant article. That’s giving us all a look into the inner sanctum. Really interesting that it was Bernie and his family who changed the culture of the club off the field. Being genuinely close to your team mates is such an important part of success in team sports. Makes me love him even more.
    The comment by Gawn about five preseasons and give personal best 2k time trials says everything. He never dialed it in, but kept improving every year, even at the end of his career. That is amazing and inspiring. Gawn picking up on something like that makes me think he should be our next captain too.
     
  10. raven echo

    raven echo Premiership Player

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    Favourite player. Gutted he’s pulling the pin. Just a loveable larrikin who flew the flag.


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  11. Theseventhhamster

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    Hire that man. Part time coach or something.
     
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  12. DemonJim

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    Will miss you Bernard!
     
  13. Carn The Berries

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    What a bloody champion, as others have said he chose us when we were nothing and has helped drag us out of the mire. The perfect combination of likable larrikin and hard nosed campaigner when he wanted to be. Very sad he won't be going around next year. If we did happen to make it to the big dance I'd be all for him playing if he can be anywhere near fit... He is the type of player that can win you a GF.

    That article is a brilliant insight as to how footy clubs work. Kudos to Bern and his whole family, we are all indebted to you!
     
  14. 00Stinger

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    Yep hire him as a part time coach that also plays down at Casey and can help the next wave coming through the VFL
     
  15. schmuttt

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    Bernie doesn’t seem like the coaching type, I reckon he will go straight into real estate.
     
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    Or media I reckon
     
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    Doesn't he own a real estate company and a pub already? I'd say he is set up.
     
  18. Toump Ass

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    Congrats on getting your wife preggo Bernard! Future captain of the Dees!
     
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    Could defs see him doing some part time radio on triple m or something.
     
  20. stretcharmstrong

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    **** I love this.

    And this:

    Five years and five personal best 2km time trials.

    I did not know that! Man crush on Bern still growing
     
  21. stretcharmstrong

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    Just hire him as head of morale or morale lead or something!
     
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    Head of the post season piss up
     
  23. Proper Gander

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    No. He works for Pride - Prahran branch I think. I think you may have imagined the pub.
     
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    I thought he co-owned a pub in Adelaide with a couple Dangerfield and Walker but turns out that was Sloane. Anyway, it seems he has an involvement in this pub instead.
     
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