News Luke Ball, (Retired 2014)

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Markfs

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A great man. His body had taken a massive beating over the years, and I think retiring is the right thing to do. But we are going to miss him around the club terribly next year.
He's a genuinely great guy, a guy I'd love to be mates with. Well done Luke, you're one of us, and always will be.
 

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If Buckley starts him as a sub in his last game, I would be furious. Can really expect everything from Buckley.

Ahh I am still sad about Bally retiring, I feel like we have lost a heart and soul from the club, although he wasn't with us for long enough it feels like the impact he made on the group and even us fans, is more than some players who have played a decade for us have.
 

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If Buckley starts him as a sub in his last game, I would be furious. Can really expect everything from Buckley.

Ahh I am still sad about Bally retiring, I feel like we have lost a heart and soul from the club, although he wasn't with us for long enough it feels like the impact he made on the group and even us fans, is more than some players who have played a decade for us have.
I would not be Surprised if Ball starts but goes off for the Sub
 

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maybe we should make it a special occasion for Bally and invite Lenny and Kosi and some of the other retired st. kilda players over to play for us in the last game. we could put him on the ball and at full forward and ask everyone to try to give him the best send-off that we could. it doesnt really matter if we win the game as long as Bally has an excellent time.
 

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This is up there with Bucks retiring (for me). Man I'll be a complete mess when Pendles hangs up the boots.

Thanks Bally! It was an honour to have a player of your calibre at the Pies for so many years.
 

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If Buckley starts him as a sub in his last game, I would be furious. Can really expect everything from Buckley.

Ahh I am still sad about Bally retiring, I feel like we have lost a heart and soul from the club, although he wasn't with us for long enough it feels like the impact he made on the group and even us fans, is more than some players who have played a decade for us have.
^^This sums it up.
The man was only with us for 5 seasons (with 2012 a write-off). Says a lot that he quickly became the heart and soul of the team and the club. When we recruited him I underestimated how quickly my bromance with him would grow.
Thanks Bally
 

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Luke Ball a champion and humble to the end. While a few players are reluctant, not many knock back being chaired off the ground. Ball was one of my all time favourite non Collingwood players, who luckily become one of my favourites at the 'pies. I was umming and ahhing about going to tonight, Ball's retirement made it a no brainer. Congrats on a great career and thanks for the memories.
 

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