Play Nice Rance Retirement

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the Ziebull

Brownlow Medallist
Nov 14, 2010
26,447
24,871
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Apparently has released picture books

That’s what he is doing in retirement among other things


And has a Nepal 2020 trip in November this year booked and sold out for others to come on his health and fitness holiday
 

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Scotland

TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
60,168
65,972
AFL Club
West Coast
Hasn't played since Rd 1 2019. I'm sure he has kept in shape but can you just play at VFL level after 2.5 years out of footy? It's not like he's playing country footy or ammos.
 

citizen-erased

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 11, 2007
23,680
18,758
Victoria
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham, Bayern, Milan, Celtic
Saw him not long ago and he is absolutely fit as a fiddle. But yeah he’d be well out of touch. I think he’s mates with Rutten, it’d be more an on field VFL coaching type thing I think.
Reid, Eyre, Brand, McBride
could do with the experienced head amongst them.

I'd also imagine this could be an indicator both Hurls and Hooker pull the plug this year
 

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PhatBoy

Brownlow Medallist
May 5, 2016
29,190
31,227
AFL Club
Geelong
No idea, but if he is then he isn't trying to convert people, and that is what both Ablett and Rance try and that just fractures a playing group as people don't like being preached at.
Lol.
People can take or leave religion but don’t make out like offering someone an invitation somewhere is preaching at them. If a teammate says ‘hey I’m going to the pub how about you come too’ are they preaching to them?
 

dean33

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 10, 2007
10,610
15,116
melb
AFL Club
Richmond
No idea, but if he is then he isn't trying to convert people, and that is what both Ablett and Rance try and that just fractures a playing group as people don't like being preached at.
Don’t think he fractured richmonds playing group while he was there, in fact I never heard of him trying to preach to anyone.
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
26,144
34,641
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
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New York Jets
Hasn't played since Rd 1 2019. I'm sure he has kept in shape but can you just play at VFL level after 2.5 years out of footy? It's not like he's playing country footy or ammos.
Have you seen some of the VFL players? He'd be rusty but the best defender in it. He's 31 but was always an elite athlete and conditioned. If he's kept his fitness up then the only question mark would be on how he moves after the knee reco we haven't seen him play AFL since.
 

Dangerousfield

Club Legend
Oct 11, 2012
1,925
3,037
AFL Club
Adelaide
Isn't he in Tokyo with the diving team?
Last thing we need, Mr.Flop returning!

Speaking of which, in lockdown I've been looking through some games from earlier this year, R1 Brisbane vs Swans and what do you know, Daniher does his best flop forward, fails to con the ump and then mouths off about a lack of free. So he's been doing it all year but only fined once.
 

Tzatziki_Man

Greek Souvlaki 🇬🇷
Oct 2, 2008
8,442
16,468
Death Valley
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Brothers of Destruction
Lol @ the salty Adelaide supporter in the comments.

I remember when Andy Otten (is that his name?), got so nervous playing against Rance in the Grand Final, you forgot who was the defender and who was the forward 😂

All the best to him. If he did come back to AFL, would be nice if Essendon allowed us to borrow his services. Our last memory of him was clutching his knee in agony. Would be nice to see him get a retirement match.
 

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