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stui magpie 

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:16 pm
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Nice article from the Aged (courtesy of spotting it on Big Footy)

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The AFL's indigenous round is a nod to Australia's first people and their contribution to the game. Tony Armstrong is yet to make the football impression he craves, but his story is a compelling one of a contemporary Aboriginal man making his way in the world while trying to be a footballer.


http://www.theage.com.au/afl/collingwood-magpies/helping-to-make-a-change-magpie-tony-armstrong-20150527-ghak8f.html

Good read IMO. If you want to bag him out as a footballer and/or wish him injury or delistment, do everyone a favour and just don't bother posting it here.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:19 pm
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Seems a Fantastic Bloke but is just Fringe AFL Player still.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:26 pm
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i am surprised this was not posted earlier particularly given it is indigenous round. i read the article the other day and it supports the type of person he comes across as. he is under no illusions about his footy and clubs need people like ta.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:36 pm
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John Wren wrote:
i am surprised this was not posted earlier particularly given it is indigenous round. i read the article the other day and it supports the type of person he comes across as. he is under no illusions about his footy and clubs need people like ta.


He could get a Job in the Footy Department and Help out that way

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Damien Aquarius

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:51 pm
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Great read and great reminder about the pressures these guys are under and that they are real people not just footy players.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 9:52 pm
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Sounds like a quality young manwho won't die wondering. Though it seems uncertain right now, I hope he makes it.
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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2015 11:00 pm
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Thanks for posting that, Stui. Seems like an intelligent and thoughtful guy. Hope he can achieve what he wants at AFL level.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:04 am
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I enjoyed reading that and learning a little more about Tony outside of football!

I don't think he'll be on the list next year but I admire what he's trying to achieve outside of football and for his sake I hope he can make it in this system.

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 9:19 am
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A good article, nice to hear of a footballer who actually has a good taste in music.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 12:06 pm
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Sounds like a nice guy, for sure, but sadly an average player, hes no Leon Davis. I was thinking the other day the Pies have a real lack of aboriginal players, less than any other team, i woud say ?
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:58 pm
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3rd degree wrote:
A good article, nice to hear of a footballer who actually has a good taste in music.


Yes indeedy. Good read. Meredith festival - good stuff.

Would be good if his form improves where he could get to 50 games. Nevertheless, making a go at it in many aspects of his life, well done Tony Armstrong

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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 3:05 pm
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I saw Tony at the first Rally at Flinders St supporting the protest against closure of Aboriginal homelads...
Great to see him...

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:00 pm
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Played a good, solid game in the VFL today. His tackling and attack on the ball is improving.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:04 pm
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Where did he get it?
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