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bootsie16
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Matt Burns
Rico, any word on where Matt Burns from the Dandenong Stingrays has decided to play? Saw him a bit late last year and prior to the rookie draft training at Hawthorn and thought he showed quite a bit. Infact a little surprised he wasn't rookie listed. Given our need to develop goal kicking options would like see him at Box Hill.
rico
Last seen: 15 years 7 months ago
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ouch !..........shamed me into this one boots. Hate to say it but I'd forgotten all about him !!!! I too was a huge wrap for him and his training form was terrific. Must make a few enquiries to see what happened to him.
mattyc
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I too thought that Matt Burns looked the goods at training. Good leap, enthusiastic and a fair size. I waspretty suprised he wasn't rookied, but I'd certainly welcome him at Box Hill.
rico
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Guys I've been reliably informed that whilst Matt Burns oozed talent , his attitude may have been better suited to a lower level of footy where the demands were not so great. I'm told he will probably head back towards Rye on the Peninsula.
bootsie16
Last seen: 17 years 8 months ago
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Thanks Rico. A shame really. Maybe with a bit of maturity Matt will realise the opportunity being offered to him and be a late bloomer. Given the level playing field these are the types of players that can really give a club an advantage if they can alter the character of the individual.
footyman
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Its probably one of the frustraing things in footy - young blokes with talent who may not have the right attitude. Matt Burns played some good footy last year at Stingrays. Has a powerful left foot kick, can take a mark and in one TAC Cup final he made Troy Chaplin (pick 15 in the draft) look second rate. He would've kicked 25-30 goals last year in the TAC Cup. Disappointing decision not to go on and try his luck at VFL level.
mattyc
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Upon listening to the SEN coverage of Frankston and Coburg, I just realised Burns is playing for the Dolphins this year. Looking forward to seeing him play.
Dolphin
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Played last year at Sorrento and had a good year at Full Forward. Your right about him looking the goods. Strong and a capable kick at goal. Will take a bit of time this season for the Dolphoins forward steructure to get settled with Luke Molan likley to come back this week after injuring his ankle in a practice match. Got through a game in the 2's on the weekend. Its up to Burnsy now to show what he has.
GOALdenHawk
Last seen: 8 years 2 weeks ago
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I saw him play for Frankston against Coburg on Saturday. Played up forward but his kicking was poor.
Birdseed
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I always had the passion and the drive to play, i was working at the Portsea pub over that summer and one night all the Hawks guys were relaxing and enjoying themselves at the pub. I was just there working nothing else, then the next week coaching staff and selectors decided not to pick me for the Rookie Draft.... A year later i heard from a reliable sorce that the coaching staff had heard word that i was a heavy drinker and was not commited.... I am not now nor have i ever been much of a drinker! let alone a heavy drinker... I would have certainly relished the opportunity to play at the highest level of all...
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NorthPort
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Sorry to hear that Matt. Rumours and innuendo have probably destroyed a few careers over the years. Are you still playing the game at surburban level?

 


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