Where are they now (delistings / retirements since 2005)

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Prison in Osaka will be no picnic. Will be all kinds in there. Not good! Esp if he's detained for several weeks as Wayne Gardner was.
 

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Prison in Osaka will be no picnic. Will be all kinds in there. Not good! Esp if he's detained for several weeks as Wayne Gardner was.
Having spent quite a bit of time there, getting to the point where they lock you up means he has been in or seen something that's pretty serious (allegedly). I've seen some "alternative" punishments handed out by the cops there that ensure you don't misbehave again rather than them taking you to lock up. Hope he has some dragon tattoos and has his phrase book!
 

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Having spent quite a bit of time there, getting to the point where they lock you up means he has been in or seen something that's pretty serious (allegedly). I've seen some "alternative" punishments handed out by the cops there that ensure you don't misbehave again rather than them taking you to lock up. Hope he has some dragon tattoos and has his phrase book!
Yeah there's a lot of darkness lurking beneath the surface in that country. Osaka in particular has its unsavoury elements. Not that a tourist would ever be exposed to it.
 

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Dragon tattoos remind me of my father in law. He was in Japan on business once - and the blokes who had taken him out knew it was his shout that night as it was theirs on the previous night. They take him to this one bar where he notices the service is above and beyond the usual high standards. He also notices the blokes are pushing the drinks harder than the night before. He ends up with a whopping bill - when he went to pay the staff were adamant his money was no good there and insisted that everything was on the house. By this time the other blokes had already left.

He meets them the next day and tells them about how the staff wouldn't accept money. These guys start pissing themselves and said it was because of his finger. Years earlier my father in law had half of his left pinkie ripped off in a boating accident. These guys knew that the staff at this place wouldn't charge him because not only did they think he was Yakuza due to the missing finger - but that he was a white Yakuza to boot.
 

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Dragon tattoos remind me of my father in law. He was in Japan on business once - and the blokes who had taken him out knew it was his shout that night as it was theirs on the previous night. They take him to this one bar where he notices the service is above and beyond the usual high standards. He also notices the blokes are pushing the drinks harder than the night before. He ends up with a whopping bill - when he went to pay the staff were adamant his money was no good there and insisted that everything was on the house. By this time the other blokes had already left.

He meets them the next day and tells them about how the staff wouldn't accept money. These guys start pissing themselves and said it was because of his finger. Years earlier my father in law had half of his left pinkie ripped off in a boating accident. These guys knew that the staff at this place wouldn't charge him because not only did they think he was Yakuza due to the missing finger - but that he was a white Yakuza to boot.
Needs to get Daniel Chick to visit.

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Ex-rookie Jarrad Hardisty plying his trade Claremont in the WAFL


Shades of Luke Hodge as Jared Hardisty inspires Tigers
John TownsendThe West Australian
Thursday, 26 July 2018 8:11PMJohn Townsend

The WAFL Show - Round 17 preview
9:56 | The West Australian


Claremont tackling machine Jared Hardisty has set himself to play in the image of his former captain Luke Hodge when the Tigers attempt to exploit the boggy conditions at Claremont Oval tomorrow in a bid to upset the unbeaten Subiaco.

Hardisty was a rookie in Hawthorn’s 2015 premiership season and, while he was disappointed to be cut after just one year, is now starting to reap the benefits of his apprenticeship alongside some of football’s greatest modern midfielders.

The most influential mentor was Hodge, Hawthorn’s triple premiership captain, whose ferocious example has inspired the muscular Tiger.

“It was unreal to play with Sam Mitchell and Shaun Burgoyne and Luke Hodge,” Hardisty said on the eve of his 50th WAFL appearance.

“Mitchell is one of the smartest and most skilful players ever but I picked up so much from Luke Hodge too.

“He was such a great leader and so hard at it. That hardness is something I take a leaf from and try to play like that.”

Hardisty lived up to Hodge’s example last week when he laid 13 tackles to lead Claremont to a WAFL game-record 135 and overcome East Perth in the match that could prove critical to both teams’ finals chances.

The tough left-footer has 117 tackles this year and is on track to go past Aidan Tropiano’s season record of 157.

Peel’s Ben Howlett (125) is the only other player with more than 100 tackles this season.

Hardisty, 22, is a key part of another outstanding midfield with Claremont boasting Sandover medallists Kane Mitchell and Jye Bolton, prolific former St Kilda player Tom Curren and the versatile Ryan Lim.

But they must overcome Subiaco’s gold-star midfield brigade of Kyal Horsley, Chris Phelan, Leigh Kitchin and Josh Deluca if Claremont are to become the first team to beat the Lions this season.

Claremont Oval is situated on top of an underground carpark and has little drainage, which means the constant rain this week is likely to slow the game and make it a battle of attrition.

“It means that we are a very good chance if we win the territory battle,” Hardisty said.

“In our four walls we have the belief that we can knock them off, but we know that their run and spread is elite and we have to bring it to them to have a chance.”

Hardisty admitted that he struggled to adapt to the AFL’s intense demands after being drafted at age 18 and leaving Perth, but said he would be significantly better prepared now if he got a second chance.

“One year was too short and it was disheartening when I finished because I would have loved to have another couple of years to prove myself,” he said.

“But if I have another good year or two back at Claremont I would love to get back into the system and have another crack.”

Hardisty’s natural strength makes him an ideal inside mid but he has improved his disposal efficiency this season while maintaining his career average of 20 disposals a match.

And no other WAFL player has surpassed his record of 318 tackles in the past three years.

“I have found my feet,” he said. “I have a simple role which is to do the nitty gritty things like tackling and blocking.”
 

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Former rookie Zac Webster playing in Tassie............

Glenorchy Zac Webster cops a whack and is facing more in fiery end to final
BRETT STUBBS, Mercury
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GLENORCHY’S former AFL-listed forward Zac Webster is facing a lengthy delay to his 2019 season for his violent hit to end 2018 on Saturday night.

Webster has accepted a two-match ban for making contact with his head to the head of Lauderdale’s Jacob Gillbee in Saturday night’s preliminary final loss to the Bombers at Blundstone Arena.


But he has also been sent directly to the tribunal for striking the same player in a fiery end to Saturday night’s game that saw Lauderdale overrun Glenorchy in the last term to secure its second consecutive grand final spot.


The Match Review Panel determined the strike to be intentional with high impact to the head with the potential to cause injury.

The independent tribunal will hear the matter tomorrow night (Ed note Wednesday night).

It is the second time in as many weeks Webster will be fronting the tribunal.

He was only able to play against Lauderdale in the preliminary final after beating a two-match ban for striking North Launceston’s Rhyan Mansell.


Webster, in his second year back at Glenorchy after being drafted by Hawthorn, endured a tough 2018 through injury, playing just 11 games.


There were no other incidents from the game, meaning Lauderdale is only sweating on the fitness of swingman Ryan Wiggins (ankle) who suffered an ankle injury in the semi final and possibly Ben McGuinness (broken thumb), who has not placed since round 17.
 

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Kade Stewart - WA Country team of the year. Surely he returns to play WAFL next year.


Bush and ‘Burbs team of the year: Josh Bootsma, Rory O’Brien, Simon Duckworth, Kade Stewart, Aidan Parker and more
Jordan McArdleThe West Australian
Thursday, 4 October 2018 3:30AMJordan McArdle

Dons break premiership drought
2:17 | GWN7





The Donnybrook Dons have taken home the flag in the 2018 Grand Final, breaking an 18-year premiership drought.
He won the BJ Giles Medal for his best-afield performance in the Sea Eagles’ drought-breaking grand final win over Fremantle CBC to go with the CJ Jamieson Medal as the competition’s best and fairest player.



Kade Stewart (Katanning/Upper Great Southern)

The former Hawk is arguably the best player in country WA.

Stewart returned to his home club after getting cut by Hawthorn at the end of last season and had a massive impact.

He won the Leo Graham Medal as the league’s best-and-fairest player, finished fourth in the competition’s goal-kicking as a midfielder and took his side into a grand final.
 
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Tim Clark joining Stuey Dew's coaching staff at the Suns. He'll certainly earn his money!!


Tim Clarke joins GC SUNS coaching group
goldcoastfc.com.au October 12, 2018 9:40 AM

The Gold Coast SUNS are pleased to confirm the appointment of Tim Clarke to its coaching group ahead of the 2019 season.

General Manager – Football Operations, Jon Haines was thrilled to welcome Clarke to the football club as a development coach.

“Tim is an exciting addition to our coaching group, and we look forward to Tim, Bec and Zac moving up to the Gold Coast and becoming an important part of the Gold Coast family,” Haines said.

“With a strong reputation throughout the AFL for developing young talent, Tim will work closely with Nick Malceskiand the recently appointed Tate Kaesler to deliver a new look development program for our players.

“Tim is a high quality person with outstanding personal characteristics and is going to add great value to what we are trying to build.”

Clarke joins the club from Carlton where he has spent the past three seasons playing an instrumental role in the development of the young midfield group at the Blues.

After playing 96 games for Hawthorn between 2001 and 2008, Clarke turned his attention to coaching spending six years in various roles at the Richmond Football Club before joining Carlton ahead of the 2016 season.
 

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After being delisted by the Suns and playing a year of local footy, Mitch Hallahan is headed to East Perth in the WAFL. They recently split with West Coast to go standalone.


East Perth kick off WAFL signings by recruiting former Hawk and Sun Mitch Hallahan
John TownsendThe West Australian
Monday, 15 October 2018 8:11PMJohn Townsend

Eagles join the WAFL
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The West Coast Eagles will get a stand-alone team in the WAFL next year.
New East Perth coach Jeremy Barnard has secured an early coup with tough former Hawthorn and Gold Coast midfielder Mitch Hallahan set to join the revamped Royals next year.

Barnard has vowed to use an aggressive recruiting campaign to bring up to six Victorians in their mid 20s to East Perth to bolster the club’s playing stocks after the split with West Coast.

Interstate players are not subject to transfer fees, often making them a cheaper option than local recruits.

Hallahan, 26, appears an ideal fit for Barnard’s blueprint for mature-aged players who can help the Royals have “an impact straight away”.

The contested-ball specialist spent four seasons at the Hawks but played six matches as he struggled for opportunities during their premiership era.

He added another 20 games at the Suns before returning to his original club Sorrento this season, where he started his football alongside recently departed Gold Coast co-captain Tom Lynch.

Hallahan, 26, won the JJ Liston Medal in 2013 as the VFL’s best player and was a key player in Box Hill’s VFL premiership.

He averaged 10 contested possessions a match in his AFL career, with the highlight coming against West Coast at Subiaco Oval in 2015 when he won 22 for the Suns. Gary Ablett and Jarryd Lyons are the only two Gold Coast players to have more contested possessions in a game.

Barnard made it clear what type of player he would target as he prepares to return to the club where he was a triple premiership captain.

“We are in the market for five or six 24-year plus players who can come into the club, help us with our leadership model, help us with our training standards and give us an impact straight away,” he said.
 
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