Player Watch #9: Luke Davies-Uniacke - signs two year contract extension until end 2023

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Agenda 21

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First Comben lost his mum and now LDU has lost his dad. :'(

So sad. Imagine being Todd Marshall. Absolutely horrific.

As has been said, take all the time you need, LDU.

Much respect, to these young players. I sometimes forget, that you're human.

North Melbourne loves you. We love you.
 

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tales129

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terrible circumstances

hope the naysayers get that there’s a mental side to the game every day. Hopefully the heavy cross he’s been carrying can be lifted and we see some explosive footy dedicated to his old boy
 

Moti

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terrible circumstances

hope the naysayers get that there’s a mental side to the game every day. Hopefully the heavy cross he’s been carrying can be lifted and we see some explosive footy dedicated to his old boy
First, really tough for LDU and I pray that he and his family are getting the comfort they need I this terrible time.

Regarding the "naysayers", I have been critical of his performance and I will not take that back as being my reflection on his individual performance. Just like an injury that is not disclosed but found out later, if there is a circumstance that is a reason for poor performance the it will be reflected in the change of form later on.
 

Jasemon

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Dec 27, 2011
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Such sad news for Luke and his family. North boys will gather round and support him. A strong blue and white family.
Rip Pete Uniacke. Cancer an evil thing. And as others have said take as much time as you need Luke. Much more important things than football.
 

RobZombie

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Having lost my own Dad at the end of a long illness last year, I will say that while it is desperately sad when the time finally comes, it's not a shock. Luke and family will have been preparing for this, both emotionally and practically, and they would be taking this time to just be there for one another. Heart goes out to Luke and the family, losing a loved one in their prime.
 

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Val Keating

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Having lost my own Dad at the end of a long illness last year, I will say that while it is desperately sad when the time finally comes, it's not a shock. Luke and family will have been preparing for this, both emotionally and practically, and they would be taking this time to just be there for one another. Heart goes out to Luke and the family, losing a loved one in their prime.
Sorry to hear about your father mate.
 

ferball

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Having lost my own Dad at the end of a long illness last year, I will say that while it is desperately sad when the time finally comes, it's not a shock. Luke and family will have been preparing for this, both emotionally and practically, and they would be taking this time to just be there for one another. Heart goes out to Luke and the family, losing a loved one in their prime.
Condolences Rob.

(And yeah I very much agree.)
 

speedy

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What a heavy heart Luke must have been carrying while trying to play this year knowing his dad was so ill. This sucks. :thumbsdown:
It can be mentally draining to see a family member succumb to an illness like cancer. Especially the last few months. I wouldn’t blame him if footy has taken a back seat this year.
 

koshari

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Mar 24, 2011
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Very sad scenario. I suppose at Least a tiny piece of silver lining was that Pete was able to see and share Luke's dream of being recruited and playing football in the AFL. Clearly Pete and Cath were thrilled with Luke.
 

krakouers85

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Having lost my own Dad at the end of a long illness last year, I will say that while it is desperately sad when the time finally comes, it's not a shock. Luke and family will have been preparing for this, both emotionally and practically, and they would be taking this time to just be there for one another. Heart goes out to Luke and the family, losing a loved one in their prime.
Sorry to hear that mate
 

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