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hop
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Cooney

Post by hop » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:22 am

Has pulled the pin.

250th and last game this weekend against the Bulldogs. Fitting way to go out.
My material isn't very good..Oh...and then there's the bladder problem.

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Re: Cooney

Post by BenDoolan » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:31 am

Stanton killed him off. Well played Stants =D>

Thanks for your efforts Coooooooon. Time is right.
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Re: Cooney

Post by BERT » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:50 am

What I really liked about his time with us is that he embraced the club.

And that torp goal at quarter time in his first game for us in Sydney.

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Re: Cooney

Post by Gimps » Tue Aug 16, 2016 1:04 pm

BERT wrote:What I really liked about his time with us is that he embraced the club.

And that torp goal at quarter time in his first game for us in Sydney.
Agreed.

All of the players/ staff at the club that I've spoken to about him, have all said he's been awesome around the club, especially with the young players.

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Re: Cooney

Post by F111 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:03 pm

Gimps wrote:
BERT wrote:What I really liked about his time with us is that he embraced the club.

And that torp goal at quarter time in his first game for us in Sydney.
Agreed.

All of the players/ staff at the club that I've spoken to about him, have all said he's been awesome around the club, especially with the young players.
That's good to read. He deserves some thanks for that. =D> =D> =D>
Wise choice to retire. Timing can be everything.

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Re: Cooney

Post by MH_Bomber » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:27 pm

Despite some clangers in his play for us this year, he still kept trying to be in the play and in a number of games played very well. He had a dip as much as his poor old stuffed knees would allow.

Good luck Adam.
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Re: Cooney

Post by Windy_Hill » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:15 pm

Applaud his commitment and dedication. God help him in 10 years when age and his terrible knee problems catch up with him.

Thanks Coons. Always be admired at Essendon and I do hope the Bulldogs fans help to give him a great send off.

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Re: Cooney

Post by patoman » Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:59 pm

Funny I was not a huge fan of his first part of the year with his poor disposal and turnovers. I felt like his 2nd half of the season was getting better with each game.... I was even starting to think he might be a chance to play next season.. Oh well good luck with life after football and thanks for embracing the club so well in your time here.

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Re: Cooney

Post by Flip » Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:23 am

Windy_Hill wrote:Applaud his commitment and dedication. God help him in 10 years when age and his terrible knee problems catch up with him.

Thanks Coons. Always be admired at Essendon and I do hope the Bulldogs fans help to give him a great send off.
What Windy said x2.

He may have looked at the proposed 2017 full list and thought "I am not playing VFL Footy with this f**king knee"

Have a great retirement Coons. Looks like a great bloke to have a beer with.

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Re: Cooney

Post by robrulz5 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:46 pm

Unfortunately I don't think we ever saw the best of him due to his knee problems at such a young age.

Seems to be very well respected by the playing group.

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Re: Cooney

Post by hop » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:03 am

I've always admired sports people who have perspective on life. Cooney is one of these.

He has a great sense of humour as well, which further elevates him in my book.

The third piece of the puzzle is - can they play their game to the level required or exceed expectations?
Unfortunately Cooney - by his own admission - was crueled by his body and we never saw what we, and he, hoped to achieve.
My material isn't very good..Oh...and then there's the bladder problem.

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