Paul Donahoo will reach the worthy milestone of 150 senior games this Saturday July 22 v Eltham, all the more notable for the fact he joined the Two Blues as a 28 year-old!.
His pre-match ritual hasn't changed over those 150 senior games- arrive in thongs (usually), last to change into his footy gear.
In the warm up his action may seem a little scratchy but when the barriers are opened and it's 'game on' he's first into action at the bottom of the pack.
It has been said before but it's worth repeating, Donahoo, known to all at Two Blue land as “Choppa’’, is the heart beat of the team. He's admired by all his teammates, club officials and supporters and is a great example to our younger players when it comes to loyalty and commitment to overcome injury niggles and extract every fibre from his being to get to the starting line each week.
When it comes to the modern footy vernacular of 'hard ball gets' the term sits comfortably alongside his name. Simply put, the higher the stakes and the greater the challenge then Choppa is your man.
Every Two Blues teammate stands taller when Choppa is in a contest and he’ll be in the thick of the action as usual this Saturday.
Choppa’s football career began in the Noble Park midgets where he played until the 2004 premiership winning season.
From 2005-08 he was overseas and a member of the London Wildcats team.
A member of the Prahran Assumption premiers and champion team of 2011, he won the club best and fairest in 2012.