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Con Gorozidis wrote:I watched Raph play a few weeks ago v Uni Blues.
Milney would be very entertaining in the Amos.
BEAUMARIS had former St Kilda goalsneak Stephen Milne pencilled in to play against Collegians on Saturday but was blocked from doing so by the VAFA on Friday evening.
Milne, who has been playing for Strathfieldsaye in the Bendigo Football League since his AFL retirement in 2013, has been training with the Sharks and was hopeful of making a one-off appearance on Saturday.
However, the league informed club president John Murton that Milne’s professional status at Strathfieldsaye (among others) ruled him ineligible for Amateurs footy.
“I got a fairly short letter just before five o’clock on Friday basically saying they regarded him as a professional because he plays at other places and earns money,” Murton said.
“If there was a gap in his schedule he wanted to pay the club back for letting him train here by playing a one-off game and the Collegians game happened to be the opportunity to do it.
“We got notified on Thursday there was an issue, and there was a committee meeting on Friday (where) they challenged him on the reasons he wanted to play for us. “They intimated they’d be happy for him to play with us next year on a full-time basis, but it is disappointing because a lot of people down here want to watch him play.”