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

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kool kangas

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Sad news...family comes first so take your time get yourself and family right and when ready North and supporters will be waiting for you to return with open arms Luke.
 

Usayed Givashe

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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.
My condolences mate, love to you and the rest of the Zombie family.
 

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Ashley B

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Awful news. Absolutely gutted for Luke and his family.

The North family will definitely get around them and make them feel the love.

Come back when you're ready Luke, not before <3
Concur DarkPhoenix, will be wearing my favourite LDU badge this week,very sad news .
 

BRider

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Lost my mum to Cancer - I think this might have been a factor in his up and down form, its very hard to get keep a constant level of emotion when you are watching the person you love the most getting worse and worse every day.

This will light a fire under LDU to go out and do his old man proud everytime he puts that Jumper on. I aim every day to make my mother proud.

Condolences to LDU and his family. Stay strong for one another and talk, do not bottle that grief up!
 

rooboy_07

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Nov 7, 2007
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Chin up Luke! It bloody sucks and hurts so much. Lost both my mum and dad within 18months of eachother to cancer when I was 22 and yeah as said it f*n hurts.

Look after mum big fella and come back stronger than ever! The North Melbourne family is thinking of ya mate and sending its love.
 

DuckYeah

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good to see him continuing to get out there during this painful time, hope he's getting the support he needs from the club and his teammates
Its what you have to do to not have it wear you down. Must be around people, be engaging positively, exercise, keeping a healthy mind. Bringing positive energy to your other family members. He’ll be right.
 

archereleven

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Its what you have to do to not have it wear you down. Must be around people, be engaging positively, exercise, keeping a healthy mind. Bringing positive energy to your other family members. He’ll be right.
Yeah 100%

He'll be getting more support than the average Joe out there.

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Horace

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More likely related to Ben's recently deceased grandad I imagine. But maybe that's selling Ben short and maybe he was giving a little shout out to both of them.
Only just looked at this thread. Pretty sure that would be it. His grandfather on his mother's side was a bloke named Peter Edney, a tough old farmer, who Ben was very close to and based his football on. I rather suspect that Ben's season is/will be played this year in tribute to his grandpa.

Just horrible stuff for LDU to have to deal with. It is such a cruel disease, cancer, and it would have been ever present in Luke's mind over the last couple of years, especially the last couple of months. Let's hope footy can help him a little to get him through this.
 

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