Most Boring VFL/AFL Player Encounters/Sightings.

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raymond35

Club Legend
Jan 5, 2004
1,174
1,617
gold coast
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
collingwood vfl
During his playing days at the Swans he (Sanford Wheeler) once jogged past me as I was standing waiting to cross
at the lights at the corner of Broadway & City Rd in Chippendale. I was impressed that he was out running, it was a
very hot day in summer. He was the first African-American born player to play in the AFL. Sadly he died in March
this year aged 49 from some kind of heart disease I believe.
He actually wasn't a bad player, but his career coincided with the period where the swans were terrible.
 

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MVille Swan

Debutant
Aug 13, 2016
127
264
AFL Club
Sydney
He actually wasn't a bad player, but his career coincided with the period where the swans were terrible.
Yes, you could say that. I looked him up. 43 games for 5 wins, a draw and 37 losses. He played in 14 games during
our 26 game losing streak over the 92 & 93 seasons. Interestingly, all five of the wins he was involved in were at
the SCG. He played 24 away games and the Swans didn't won one of them. I do remember he was a popular player
amongst Swans fans at the time though, but he could be a bit frustrating sometimes. He had the dreadlock thing
going, a man ahead of his times in some ways. Averaged 11.4 disposals which is not great, but far from our worst.
 
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Ma Xiao Long

Team Captain
Sep 2, 2017
311
726
AFL Club
Richmond
I saw Reece Conca at Emporium in the city at the end of 2018. He was with a woman who I think was his girlfriend, but it could have been his sister or a friend. I was going down the escalator and he was going up. By the time I realised who it was, he had already passed me. I thought about calling out and saying something like, "Hey Conca, good luck at Freo!" but I thought about it for too long and then he was too far away.
 

dave_doncaster

Debutant
May 23, 2014
68
109
I was walking down Swan St one Fri night, about 1am, with a mate. It was around 2010. 2 blokes walked past us. One was Spider Everitt. As they got close I noticed his height first, and then looked at his face and realised it was him. As I looked at him, he locked eyes with me with a piercing, almost unfriendly stare. It was a bit intimidating and I looked away. Then I got a souvlaki.
Same fate befell me at the Stylus nightclub mid 90's next to the wrestling ring. I avoided going anywhere near him for the rest of the evening.

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Evolved1

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 14, 2013
5,323
6,013
AFL Club
Essendon
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Phil Ivey
I was at the tail end of a night out on the town with mates and we landed at crown casino where we saw Robert DiPierdomenico chatting with a handful of people. One of my friends was more drunk than I, so bravely walked up to Dipper like they were high school buddies meeting again at their 10th year reunion.

Dipper handled it like a pro, shook my friends hand, then went back to chatting with his group.
 

cottoneyeYeo

Team Captain
Jan 16, 2019
462
482
AFL Club
West Coast
I saw Reece Conca at Emporium in the city at the end of 2018. He was with a woman who I think was his girlfriend, but it could have been his sister or a friend. I was going down the escalator and he was going up. By the time I realised who it was, he had already passed me. I thought about calling out and saying something like, "Hey Conca, good luck at Freo!" but I thought about it for too long and then he was too far away.
calling a player by their second name when u see them in public. Nuffie mode activated
 

nkbgns

Draftee
Sep 13, 2020
1
1
AFL Club
West Coast
2018 - Saw Joe Daniher & Ben Stratton at the Grace Darling Hotel going to the bathroom together quite a bit throughout the night. Didn't bother approaching, but Joe's demeanour hugely resembles Goofy.

Also served Mal Michael at my old job that same year, unfortunately he's one of those pricks that are incredibly rude to retail staff.
 

Doggies7

Club Legend
Aug 31, 2007
2,727
4,187
Perth
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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Played basketball against Aaron Sandilands. He's very good at rebounding and blocking shots, that's about it though.
 

RookiePick

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 13, 2014
17,989
30,937
AFL Club
West Coast
Played basketball against Aaron Sandilands. He's very good at rebounding and blocking shots, that's about it though.
He forged a 271 game AFL career from being very good at knocking ruck taps to his feet and that's about it. Sounds like he's got a fruitful NBL career ahead to me!
 

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Financialpanther

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 20, 2006
8,349
7,362
Hobbit
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Played basketball against Aaron Sandilands. He's very good at rebounding and blocking shots, that's about it though.
Slightly off topic - did you know that Scott Pendlebury played basketball?
 

RichLeMonde

All Australian
Sep 26, 2019
831
1,240
Sydney
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Celtics
Slightly off topic - did you know that Scott Pendlebury played basketball?
Now that is boring
 

Doggies7

Club Legend
Aug 31, 2007
2,727
4,187
Perth
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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Milwaukee Bucks Manchester City
Slightly off topic - did you know that Scott Pendlebury played basketball?
I doubt it, a commentator would have mentioned it at some stage surely...
 

GCNavyBlue

All Australian
Jan 23, 2010
732
1,022
AFL Club
Carlton
I recently saw Shane Mumford hanging out with mates at a children's playground on the Gold Coast, supervising his or his mates children.

I was annoyed as my kids were being sooky and bratty, and it was hot. I was wearing a Carlton hat which I assume would have made him pity me if he saw me. I stayed out of his vicinity.

He's smaller than he looks on tv.
 

Borussia Teeth

Club Legend
Dec 19, 2011
1,798
2,389
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Man Utd, Seattle Seahawks, SA Spurs
I recently saw Shane Mumford hanging out with mates at a children's playground on the Gold Coast, supervising his or his mates children.

I was annoyed as my kids were being sooky and bratty, and it was hot. I was wearing a Carlton hat which I assume would have made him pity me if he saw me. I stayed out of his vicinity.

He's smaller than he looks on tv.
Mumford and sons
 

RichLeMonde

All Australian
Sep 26, 2019
831
1,240
Sydney
AFL Club
Richmond
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Celtics
Around about 2002 I was catching the train to the Big Day Out in Melbourne. Just as we got to the Showgrounds I realised Gary Ablett Snr was on the train. He was with another bloke who was even more age-inappropriate for the event than Gary was, looking about 45 and sketchy as fu**. Gary did not look off his chops; he was just sitting very quietly. He was wearing a pork pie hat, and it didn’t really suit him.
 

Blackhawk42

Premiership Player
Feb 5, 2018
4,953
8,632
AFL Club
Hawthorn
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Max Lynch playing AFL 9's back home in the off-season. Even against underage girls and middle aged men he didn't look that dominant. Just tall.
 

Anja_Nees

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 14, 2001
5,989
8,220
Melbourne
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Bumped into Scott Camporeale on Brunswick Street at 3am just after he’d switched to Essendon.

I said something like ‘you’re Scott Camporeale.’

He said ‘no I’m not’.

It was him.
 

Thewlis Dish

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 9, 2003
27,316
27,544
Five Star Laundry
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
FGR
Prior to playing Adelaide in round 1, 2015, I saw Leigh Tudor sitting by himself watching the Saturday night game in the Austral.

I went up to him and said "thanks for 1994, mate". We then shared several beers and he told me that Ben Brown would be a late out the next day, that Scott Thompson would play on Eddie Betts and that Phil Walsh (RIP) couldn't coach. I then left and did karaoke at La Sing and the Crows belted us the next day. Then I went to a Counting Crows concert.
 

Engimal v3

Premium Platinum
Sep 21, 2017
5,153
9,742
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Saw Tony Armstrong cross the road this afternoon in Brunswick.
 

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