Welcome Rookie Draft Pick #21 - Ben Crocker

earlsta

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Good interview.
His dad has Alzheimer’s disease, early onset.
 

latinoheat

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Good interview.
His dad has Alzheimer’s disease, early onset.
Must be hard on the young lad being away from family in that situation . Wish him all the best
 

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hey shorty

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So yeah anyone who didn't think it was a good idea to recruit this bloke........

It's been hard enough watching my nan go downhill with it at the age of 75, that just takes it to a whole new level.

We need people like this guy here.
 

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Looks like this kid will be an excellent pick up regardless of what he does or doesn’t do on field.

For an organisation desperately in need of cultural change, getting this kind of person to your club is invaluable
He offers plenty more to the mental health than others imagine.
I see it every day. A 64 year old bloke who ran a successful motorcycle business in the advanced stages of dementia.
Your heart just bleeds.
 

FR0GGY

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A 22yr old who can speak like that?

Impressive young bloke.

Doesn't matter if he doesn't get on the park, he's going to be good to have around the club for the next couple of years while we're going through such a key formation period.
Certainly seemed quiet and reserved in his first interview with Keays, he let him do most of the talking, almost as if he was waiting to share this and a weight has been lifted.
 
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A 22yr old who can speak like that?

Impressive young bloke.

Doesn't matter if he doesn't get on the park, he's going to be good to have around the club for the next couple of years while we're going through such a key formation period.
Very wise young fella. I wasn't anywhere near that mature at 22.
 

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Certainly seemed quiet and reserved in his first interview with Keays, let him do most of the talking almost as if he was waiting to share this and a weight has been lifted.
We all have scars. It's just if/when we're are ready to talk about them.
 

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John Who

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Good story on Ben and his dad. Goes to show footballers are just humans who lead human lives and have other human shit to deal with like the rest of us.

Good luck to ya Ben!
 

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