Play Nice Majak Daw in hospital after jumping from the Bolte bridge

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Majak showed good signs in 2018 of carving out a career at North as a key defender. 18 games was twice as many as his next best tally for a season - 9 in 2016 when his form probably didn't warrant a place in the team and he was gifted a few games.

Hopefully he can get back to where he was from a football point of view and string a few solid seasons together. Even if he doesn't, it's great that he's back at the club with his mates, giving it his best shot and moving forward in his life, one step at a time..

I think everyone in the football world is behind him and wishes him well.
 

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Majak showed good signs in 2018 of carving out a career at North as a key defender. 18 games was twice as many as his next best tally for a season - 9 in 2016 when his form probably didn't warrant a place in the team and he was gifted a few games.

Hopefully he can get back to where he was from a football point of view and string a few solid seasons together. Even if he doesn't, it's great that he's back at the club with his mates, giving it his best shot and moving forward in his life, one step at a time..

I think everyone in the football world is behind him and wishes him well.
He was the backup ruckman for Goldy, so he wasn't exactly gifted games. In 2018 when he went into the ruck he had a better hitout to advantage ratio than Goldy or NN so he wasn't a mug.

The major issue was with the amount of time Goldy spent rucking, what was the best way to utilise Daw outside of the ruck. CHF is an extremely hard position to play well, most players do not play it well. Alistair Lynch tried to get Scott to play Daw as a defender around mid season in 2017, it didn't pan out that way but the club talked about it over the pre-season and he was moved into the defensive squad over the pre-season and the rest is history.

His biggest issue was that he would get injured just as he started to play well in other roles, which kept setting him back. He thankfully had a good run of it last year.

I do hope he can return to full health and from a selfish point of view get back to the way he was playing last year, however, his health is the most important issue.
 

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I'm really happy to see Majak back and well on the road to recovery. I hope he's in a better place mentally as well. I dislike how the media continue to talk about how he fell from the bridge though.

He didn't fall, he jumped. It just feels like they're trying to sweep the whole incident under the carpet and pretend it was an accident. We should be getting this out into the open and using it as a way to initiate a conversation about mental health.

Heck, we just had Dusty coming out and talking about how he was depressed off the back of pretty much the ultimate footballing year. So it's clearly an issue that warrants discussion. Let's get rid of the stigma attached to this sort of thing so people can stop being embarrassed at letting other people know when they're struggling.
 
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