Raised on the AFL board by Big Footy user kdavva74 who argues:

250 games now, and the bulk of them during Melbourne’s darkest days. He is the modern day Robert Flower. Saying Melbourne are a premiership chance is perhaps getting ahead of myself, but they are looking like a gun team at the time of writing. Does anyone in the AFL deserve the ultimate success more than Nathan Jones?”

No, not the 208cm wrestler turned actor, the Melbourne midfielder with just as much hair.

While the Demon’s midfield warrior is a great nomination the names of other loyal players to never taste the ultimate success like Kade Simpson and David Mundy come to mind. Then there are blokes like Dan Menzel whose life story would read like a sports’ movie script if he won a flag after four knee reconstructions.

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