When a comment was made that it was great to see Hird "part of the Club again", Hird responded that he had never left.
Thanks for the report Fairybread, what a line. Something cinematic but also spiritual here- as if part of James and Essendon are one. "Strike me down Vlad, and I will become more powerful than you can ever imagine". Yes I may be exaggerating, but I don't just follow footy for the Champion Data spreadsheets.
Without giving away confidences Fairybread, what happened after this quote for the ages? Standing ovation? Teary hugs from Fletch and Sheeds? Blood oaths to celebrate our next flag together at Napier St around a bonfire of Age supplements?