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    Quote Originally Posted by mcs View Post
    Rd 18, 2008 at Manuka Oval against the Fairypuppies - during his breakthrough 2008 season (https://www.footywire.com/afl/footy/...stics?mid=3493).

    I remember the game pretty well. We started like a house on fire, because I was late getting there, so only arrived mid way through the first. Then they kicked 8 goals to 1 in the second term and we never quite got back on level terms throughout the rest of the game. My memories beyond that were of a very good performance from Ryan O'Keefe and McVeigh in particular - and that it was pretty chilly as it always is this time of year (looked it up - 12 degrees). Can't say I remember the tagging efforts of Jack, but Aker only kicked 1.1 and had 11 possessions, while Kizza kicked a goal and had 14 - so your memory is spot on.
    Not entirely spot on. The reason why I was trying to look it up, was that although I originally thought that he was tagging Akermanis, my mental picture was of Kieran taking on somebody in a Bulldogs uniform, so I then reasoned that since Akermanis played for the Lions, it couldn't have been him. After blundering around for a while online, it eventually occurred to me that Akermanis played out his career at the Bulldogs.

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    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/afl/...19-p52ilh.html

    This is quite a lovely piece penned by Brandon on his brother's retirement. He's turning into a pretty good writer, is Brandon.

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    One of my all time favorite Swans and Swan captains.
    I especially loved his dancing feet, the way he'd get the ball and could then accelerate of radically change direction - I guess it might have been another leftover from league. It made him unique.
    "Buddy Goggles" are a bit like "Beer Goggles"
    They distort peoples view of reality, cause people to say silly things and are often followed by a nasty hangover.

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    So many favourite moments but still love the away game v GWS last year. My son and I had flown down to Sydney for a boys weekend to celebrate his 8th birthday. Kieran had had a pretty ordinary season to date - I think most of us here were calling for him to be dropped. But he turned on a vintage display, culminating with a cracking goal from a tight angle. My son even asked me who he was as he had never noticed him before!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruck'n'Roll View Post
    One of my all time favorite Swans and Swan captains.
    I especially loved his dancing feet, the way he'd get the ball and could then accelerate of radically change direction - I guess it might have been another leftover from league. It made him unique.
    Like this - especially the dancing feet, so true!
    He reminds him of the guys, close-set, slow, and never rattled, who were play-makers on the team. (John Updike, seeing Josh Kennedy in a crystal ball)

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    Like this - especially the dancing feet, so true!
    Of all the retirees, I thought he was the most articulate at the press conference. Very passionate and impressive person, with great leadership qualities.

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    aaaaand, what's he doing in "retirement", anyone know?

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    In one of the interviews with him, he said he was interested in pursuing a career in the business side of running a club. He has an MBA and has been seeking advice from Tom Harley.

    Sorry, can't remember which interview it was.

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    Great stuff!

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