Most Boring VFL/AFL Player Encounters/Sightings.

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FredLeDeux

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 2, 2012
29,291
45,162
AFL Club
Geelong
Years ago, I was at a physio in Keilor Road, Essendon, sitting next to an older lady. We got talking, and the subject of footy came up. She gathered I was a Dogs supporter, but also a keen student of general footy history. She said "my brother played for Essendon, but it was a long time ago," I said "oh yes, what was his name". She said "Dick Reynolds". I nearly fell off my chair! Then we both got called into our appointments and I never saw her again. But I've always wondered how her physio treatment turned out.
That's not boring
 

Glaeken Oracle

Club Legend
Dec 3, 2015
1,215
2,547
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
That's not boring
Maybe. If I'd met a triple Brownlow medallist in person, that definitely would not be boring. Meeting his unknown sister in a physio's waiting room though - I'm pretty confident that's close to boring. :D I've got anecdotes of meeting Kevin Murray, Val Perovic, Jimmy Buckley, Bill Serong, Shane Zantuck and Tony McGuinness - they're not boring!
 

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Lampers

Team Captain
May 27, 2004
377
670
Eastside
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Melbourne
I was on a Zoom the other day and someone’s name was “Ben Harrison” and I wondered if it was THE Ben Harrison.

He was brave enough to have his camera on and I looked, and it was THE Ben Harrison.

I suspect my thought processes weren’t reciprocated by THE Ben Harrison.
 

lvandinter

Senior Player
Jul 5, 2019
342
289
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Melbourne Storm
Saw Luke Beveridge at a NAB Cup match a few years back down at marvel, was leaving the match because we were getting smashed, he was walking down the aisle at 3 Quarter time and said he said G’day.
 

Mofra

Moderator
Dec 6, 2005
50,160
139,940
Footscray
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Other Teams
Footscray, The Exers
Saw Jobe Watson last night, had his baby strapped to his chest while he pushed his little girl on the swing at the same time.
Couldn't imagine anything more annoying than someone saying hello while you're with your family so I just gave him a nod and left him alone.
 

Kramer1

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 8, 2007
9,976
18,720
AFL Club
Carlton
Justin Koschitzke once tried to sell me industrial lighting.
 

AFDogs

Premiership Player
Sep 9, 2014
4,406
5,502
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Had a kick to kick with Brad Johnson a few years ago at Bunnings. This was back when I didn't play local footy and my kicking skills were horrid, but I managed to nail every kick to him. He noted how good my skills were.

Easily the best bloke ever.
 

Deliverance

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 19, 2011
11,028
15,183
MCG
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Justin Koschitzke once tried to sell me industrial lighting.
Read that as lightning initially. 🤣🤣
 

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Brad Goodman

His name isn't important
Oct 7, 2002
11,742
9,664
AFL Club
Collingwood
Justin Koschitzke once tried to sell me industrial lighting.
A job that requires speaking doesn’t seem the best use of his skill set.
 

Forever North

Club Legend
Apr 24, 2011
1,295
2,908
Greek Islands
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Many years ago ex Richmond and Fitzroy FF Jeff Hogg was doing eyesight tests at our workplace. Walked into the room and recognised him straight away. Looked pretty fit and seemed a decent enough bloke. Couldn‘t be bothered starting up a footy convo. Kept it low key and boring in order to add to this thread.
 

Financialpanther

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 20, 2006
8,706
8,432
Hobbit
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Many years ago ex Richmond and Fitzroy FF Jeff Hogg was doing eyesight tests at our workplace. Walked into the room and recognised him straight away. Looked pretty fit and seemed a decent enough bloke. Couldn‘t be bothered starting up a footy convo. Kept it low key and boring in order to add to this thread.
This brings the thread back on track after some flirtation with slightly interesting anecdotes - well done.
 

Pistol Night

Club Legend
Sep 3, 2019
2,597
7,089
AFL Club
Collingwood
Many years ago ex Richmond and Fitzroy FF Jeff Hogg was doing eyesight tests at our workplace. Walked into the room and recognised him straight away. Looked pretty fit and seemed a decent enough bloke. Couldn‘t be bothered starting up a footy convo. Kept it low key and boring in order to add to this thread.
Great foresight. Kudos
 

raymond35

Club Legend
Jan 5, 2004
1,201
1,665
gold coast
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
collingwood vfl
Many years ago ex Richmond and Fitzroy FF Jeff Hogg was doing eyesight tests at our workplace. Walked into the room and recognised him straight away. Looked pretty fit and seemed a decent enough bloke. Couldn‘t be bothered starting up a footy convo. Kept it low key and boring in order to add to this thread.
I also saw Jeff Hogg many years ago on an end of season trip with his Fitzroy team mates. The were drinking quietly and watching the two up game at Jupiter's casino.
 

Millsie69

Club Legend
Nov 30, 2009
1,384
2,814
Adelaide
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
St Louis Blues, Sturt FC, MUFC
My wife and I were getting subway a few years ago, a few hours before a Crows home game and Sam Jacobs came in and ordered a footlong veggie delight.

Ironically without sauce.
 

blackshadow

Premium Gold
Sep 24, 2007
24,676
34,715
Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Team WADA
My wife and I were getting subway a few years ago, a few hours before a Crows home game and Sam Jacobs came in and ordered a footlong veggie delight.

Ironically without sauce.
Any headwear?
 

The 747

Brownlow Medallist
Jan 19, 2008
16,983
20,009
Melbourne
AFL Club
Geelong
Lots of players around where I used to live:

I saw Michael Gardiner wandering into the Avenue in Albert Park surrounded by his work team. Managed to look like a mob boss even though I think he does real estate. He is quite an intimidating person in the flesh.

Used to see lots of footy players doing rehab at the Albert Park beach, they are very skinny now unlike back in the 90s when they were all tanks EXCEPT Dusty, saw him in Albert Park village, he is a tank. Very physically powerful frame.

Used to see Jobe moping around a lot before he got the job as erudite TV football analyst totally on merit.

See Wayne Carey all the time in Port Melbourne, usually at the Exchange when I am walking past (horrid place).

Luke Hodge tried to kick the toilet door down one time when I was in there - smashed Hodgey wanted to go NOW.

Have taught lots of current and past Hawthorn players. Not much to report there, footy players are not smart (Gunston is though).

That is my boring contribution to the thread.

Edit - Saw Pendles and his lady one time, Pendles was wearing a pink beanie and white puffy jacket. Great player, bad fashion sense.
 

Chubberson

Club Legend
Apr 12, 2011
1,718
1,888
radelaide
AFL Club
Hawthorn
got on a plane with riccutio and his fancy looking mate who seemed important and was sitting across the isle. It was a small plane. The mate was telling Roo about hitting a kangaroo in a rent a car or some sh*t and that he hoped he wouldn't see too many more when i dryly interjected that we shouldnt see too many in the plane. Roo laughed, his mate looked a bit annoyed. I put my earplugs in and ignored them both for the rest of the trip even though I wanted to talk footy with Roo a little more than i should have. I knew a thread like this would pop up so kept it lame.
 

Rocco sifreddi

Club Legend
Aug 13, 2017
2,276
8,678
AFL Club
Richmond
See Mark Mercuri every day at the building site
He and I are working in I say good morning
He says good morning , thats as far as the convo goes.
 

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