News RIP - Danny Frawley

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TrollCrusher

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Never read about his struggles. Came across as the happy larrikin who was likeable and personable. Don't think there was a bad bone in his body. Was one of the few coaches who didn't really hold a grudge about his departure. Saw him at a Collingwood practice game with his scribes from Richmond in 2001, said to my bro this guys charasmatic, happy -easy going dewd full of laughs.

Condolences to all those close to him or knew him on a personal level. A big loss. RIP
 

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Jeff Kennett tweeted something along the lines of not being able to save him , so it sounds that way.

Either way - it's hit a lot of us pretty hard , which is a measure of how highly he was regarded.
Unfortunately media reports this morning have expanded on the possible mindset of Frawley at this time.

 

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Unfortunately media reports this morning have expanded on the possible mindset of Frawley at this time.

Media scumbags. I'm not sure that the things he confided to family and friends need to be in the paper today. The journo is a low-life.
 

HeathComeBack

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Media scumbags. I'm not sure that the things he confided to family and friends need to be in the paper today. The journo is a low-life.
The marriage and financial struggles absolutely did not need to be in the article but the rest of the article needs to be written.. I spoke to a distant family member today and she said it was shocking but not surprising. They were all quite aware of his struggles. Depression needs to be treated and unfortunately so many people still try and hide it. Danny did not try and hide it and he got treatment but he still couldn't cope. if one person is saved by the article today then its worth writing the article.
 

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if i was a footballer and I was nearing death, I would write a note just before I died that AFL 360 shouldn't even mention my death...... just so mark robinson didnt talk about me.
 

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Yep i find Le Grande pretty much a ruthless hack who puts the "scoop" above anything and anyone. This was totally uncalled for. benefits no one.
Apparently his personal issues were well known in media circles, yet large fries has to be the one to “break the back story”, it’s an exercise in egotism, being “first” with the back story.
 

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I'd love to know the story behind that photo. Are they laughing at two different things or what? Or maybe looking at different scoreboard vision at the same thing, but it looks at Vic Park, I can't remember one video scoreboard there. Anyone know whats happening there?
 

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Still crying after watching Lyon and Dunstall on Fox.

Well done to Whately great interview.
Geez that was hard to watch, i watched it in the office on my break just before and it wasn't the best decision i've made..

Strange how we are so emotionally invested in people we most likely have never met or will likely meet. It's the spirit of our great game that pulses through every fan.

And Spud contributed a hell of a lot to the game we all love and it sucks he is no longer with us.
 

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A lot has been said about danny during the week. it seems to me that much of the authentic stuff was provided by members of the public calling in to the media. People like Mark Robinson had me feeling that we should all just move on. That was until Gary Lyon made his appearance last night. If you ever wanted to feel a connection with Danny, you only had to listen to Gary. It was real. It was honest. It involved both good and bad. You got a real sense of what it was like to know Danny - something that hours of television earlier in the week failed to provide. Some of it for good reason - Stewart Loewe and Rob Harvey's speeches at the Saints BF were reflections by a couple of friends who were representing a generation of players. It was heartfelt but they were prepared speeches and something was lost because of it. So well done to Gary from me. When I kick the bucket, I hope to have someone around to talk about me like you have.
 

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