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NorthPort
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Nathan Thompson heart surgery?

In Inside Football it is reported that big name recruit (and media personality) Nathan Thompson will unfortunately miss a few weeks after undergoing heart surgery.

A big blow to the Tigers, hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.

footyman

Well done to Paul Amy on getting the news on that one.

I suppose it will be in The Age tomorrow ;) Or should that be The Aged since their stories are often a day behind other media sources.

bcarbonaro

I was told that he didn't play for us against Geelong because he was "not feeling well".

He was a late withdrawal and was replaced in the selected side by Lachlan Baddeley.

Dolphin

Nathan Thompson has a heart?

bcarbonaro

Of course he does.

footyman

[quote=Dolphin]Nathan Thompson has a heart?[/quote]Ouch!

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Way back in 1997 I watched Willamstown play at Traralgon when Nathan Thompson a then raw 16 year old played for the blue and gold. The game ended up in a draw.

jb

[quote=vfa]Way back in 1997 I watched Willamstown play at Traralgon when Nathan Thompson a then raw 16 year old played for the blue and gold. The game ended up in a draw.[/quote]

I think that may have been the televised game, in which case i have the tape of it somewhere at home. Miserable weather if i recall correctly.

vfa
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The televised ABC game was the following year in 1998 where the seagulls won easily. The 1997 drawn match would have been televised by WIN TV as they would have done the home games for both Traralgon and North Ballarat.
Your right JB in the 1997 clash the weather was pretty cloudy and it was a cold day.
We caught the train down to Traralgon and hard a few ales at the pub across the road from Traralgon Station. I think it was the Royal Exchange by memory.
Nathan Thompson was on loan from Hawthorn as the vfl clubs were allowed to play those players for a handful of games back then.
If Traralgon stuck at it and continued in the vfl how would have they fared ?
They could have had the Under 18 TAC side Gippsland Power as a feeder.
They haven't really set the world on fire in their own comp in recent years after being nearly unbeatable in the GLVFL before joining the VFL.
The local teams did not like Traralgon then and probably do not like them now.
They definately should have stuck it out in the VFL.
North Ballarat did and look how they went last year with a flag to show.

arab

i was president of the roosters in those days ,and i can remember the long trip down to tralalgon from ballarat,it was unfortunate they could not get their act together.they had some good players but just did not want to be in it.yes as you say we have stuck at it andhave reaped the reward with fitzy who i recall was not wanted by port,who by the way were my team in the old vfa days and remained so until we came in.i can remember being at the port ground i think it was a grand final against coburg and you could not move sideways o for those crowds again at our games,people dont know what they are missing.

digs

[quote=vfa]The televised ABC game was the following year in 1998 where the seagulls won easily. The 1997 drawn match would have been televised by WIN TV as they would have done the home games for both Traralgon and North Ballarat.
Your right JB in the 1997 clash the weather was pretty cloudy and it was a cold day.
We caught the train down to Traralgon and hard a few ales at the pub across the road from Traralgon Station. I think it was the Royal Exchange by memory.
Nathan Thompson was on loan from Hawthorn as the vfl clubs were allowed to play those players for a handful of games back then.
If Traralgon stuck at it and continued in the vfl how would have they fared ?
They could have had the Under 18 TAC side Gippsland Power as a feeder.
They haven't really set the world on fire in their own comp in recent years after being nearly unbeatable in the GLVFL before joining the VFL.
The local teams did not like Traralgon then and probably do not like them now.
They definately should have stuck it out in the VFL.
North Ballarat did and look how they went last year with a flag to show.[/quote]

The Roosters played Traralgon on a Sunday at Traralgon in April 1996.
It was the first game commentated by Channel 9 for WIN television. the commentators were Eddie Maguire, Brian Taylor, Lou Richards, Tony Jones who all arrived by helicopter. Traralgon won the game.
I also have an idea it was the day of the Port Arthur massacre.

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