Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

In His Own Words

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

In His Own Words

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On saying his long farewell:

aI'll only do this once, so once I made up my mind, I wanted to make sure I did it in the right manner. I knew when I made the decision, there would be lots of questions about this game, that game and the farewells. But I knew that was part of the process so it's not a problem.a

On the reception from the public:

aIt's been overwhelming. I've tried to keep my head out of the papers as my focus has to be the footy and making sure I do my job first. But the scenes I have seen this year are a once in a lifetime.a

On living in the spotlight:

aAs a kid you want to be a footballer who is famous and signs autographs and, once that sort of thing comes your way, you then feel this responsibility and you want to do it well. On the field, when you are high-profile, there are a lot of responsibilities. …

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