MFC Fans Only Non Dees AFL thread 2019 edition- Thank god its over. Tylenol NOW!

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Proper Gander

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I never thought of it in that manner. The tone of commentary sounds like it wasn't. Really, really shattering.
I did. Think of it in that manner I mean.

Cars are a big weapon against yourself or any other person. Lord only knows how many single car accidents are mishaps and how many aren’t.

We will probably never know. And it probably makes little difference at this point to a horribly shocked and distressed family. I hope they are okay and RIP to Frawley
 

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I never thought of it in that manner. The tone of commentary sounds like it wasn't. Really, really shattering.
He was literally encouraging people with mental health issues to reach out last week on radio.

His legacy in this area will live on. He helped many, many others.

Why are us men such stupid flogs?! Not directed at Frawley but men in general.
 

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I did. Think of it in that manner I mean.

Cars are a big weapon against yourself or any other person. Lord only knows how many single car accidents are mishaps and how many aren’t.

We will probably never know. And it probably makes little difference at this point to a horribly shocked and distressed family. I hope they are okay and RIP to Frawley
Yeah, it's sadly common. Up to a third of the road to I've heard somewhere. A family friend has tried it, I've considered it so I'm well aware of the option. In this case, I didn't know the road and even after, I still surmised it was cold and wet today, he might have been distracted.

But you're right, it's just a horrible loss for all who knew and loved him.


He was literally encouraging people with mental health issues to reach out last week on radio.

His legacy in this area will live on. He helped many, many others.

Why are us men such stupid flogs?! Not directed at Frawley but men in general.
Was booked in for a speech this Thursday too - RUOK day.
I think it's less about being flogs and shows just how insidious depression is, that even for those who are open about it doesn't mean they're over it. It's a crushing hopelessness and unfortunately some people just can't escape it.
 

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He was literally encouraging people with mental health issues to reach out last week on radio.

His legacy in this area will live on. He helped many, many others.

Why are us men such stupid flogs?! Not directed at Frawley but men in general.
Bizarre comment.
 

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Bizarre comment.
I think all he’s getting at, is that we can definitely get better at sharing our problems and talking to people when we are feeling stressed or down on life.

These things tend to creep up on you, and people can have a breakdown before they’ve even realised exactly what they’ve been going through.

Feeling comfortable sharing your feelings, and also identifying when a friend might need a bit of help, is really important and I don’t think we’ve quite got there just yet.
 

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I think all he’s getting at, is that we can definitely get better at sharing our problems and talking to people when we are feeling stressed or down on life.

These things tend to creep up on you, and people can have a breakdown before they’ve even realised exactly what they’ve been going through.

Feeling comfortable sharing your feelings, and also identifying when a friend might need a bit of help, is really important and I don’t think we’ve quite got there just yet.
Mental health is an incredibly difficult thing to approach and understand, kinda the blind leading the blind on this one. Just don't understand why you'd call people stupid flogs for either a) succumbing to it or b) not realizing a friend is going through it.
 

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Mental health is an incredibly difficult thing to approach and understand, kinda the blind leading the blind on this one. Just don't understand why you'd call people stupid flogs for either a) succumbing to it or b) not realizing a friend is going through it.
That’s not how I took the comment.

It was a throw away line ‘why are we so silly - it should be so easy’.

Obviously it’s not so easy, which is very sad.
 

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RIP to spud MMM was a great staple of my footy experience growing up.
Part of Australian culture that's falling away IMO which is the ability to take the piss and laugh at each other. Bloody sad news



 
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Heck of a thing, mental health. Who knows about the accident, but Spud’s attitude is a great way to think about the issue.

I know he’s helped a lot of blokes, particularly in his age bracket where sadly suicide is a huge problem.
 

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But seriously, clubs are becoming more and more ruthless and are being run more like businesses than footy clubs. 5/18 coaches rolled this year and probably 4 more next year.
 

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