I turn 40 in December. Was at his 1st game which was an incredible day with the Carlton draw and Metallica/Kyuss at the "tennis centre" back then as a 17 year old.
Just missed out playing again him in the 1993 Herald Sun School Boys comp when my Chanel boys lost to Assumption (coached by Brendan McCartney and had Brad Johnson in the team).
The only player in the team older than me. Has kept me feeling young. I'm going to miss watching him play more than Watson, Madden, Long, Hird, Lloyd, Van der Haar, wanganeen, smoking Joe, salmon, the Lot of them.
The last 3 years have been painful, this trumps them profoundly. Thanks for all the amazing memories Duzzy!!
I'm sure going to miss screaming "have a shot fletch" even when he was 100 meters away from goal.
A true champion on and off the field. I sure as heck hope this superstars name is never tainted as a cheat by WADA. He never deserves anything bad said about him ever!!!!