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Opinion 5 Toughest Cats You've Seen

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  1. Frappe

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    If this has been done, then apologies and close..I may have imbibed this evening.

    With the chat re GAS in the last week or so, I started viewing a bit of footage on You Tube and had me thinking..

    Fighter tough (as in can handle themselves)

    1. G Ablett Snr
    2. A Bews (insisted in fighting in about 10 divisions above his weight)
    3. C Mooney
    4. S Johnson (underrated)
    5. R Waddell (left field)

    Hard at the ball tough

    1. G Hocking
    2. J Selwood
    3. G Ablett Snr
    4. D Drum
    5. R Card...apologies G Williams, J Corey, J Kelly, R Bogunovich etc
     
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  2. Goggin Our Best

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    Mark Jackson ( im not rating him as one of the toughest ) but i will quote him

    Jacko consistently said when at the Cats - that pound for pound - Andrew Bews was the strongest and toughest Geel player - one of the strongest in the whole VFL Competition

    There were 2 parts to Bews career - before he did his knee - he was a genuine bona fide superstar - unfortunately after he did his knee - he was a hack - a battler
     
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    Jonathon Brown would be up there too
     
  4. King Cat

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    Selwood
    Rooke
    G. Hocking
    Ablett snr
    Bartel
     
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  5. Man0gwaR74

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    ^After reading the OP and giving this some thought, first name that came to mind.
     
  6. longtimecat

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    Giving away my age,
    1. Billy Ryan toughest footballer I've ever seen, was a very good boxer as well as a great CHB,
    2.Gary Snr.
    3. Ray Card
    4.G Hocking
    5. Joel.
     
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  7. Frappe

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    Fair call. Forgot Max
     
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  8. you pick one

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    Plenty to pick from,but off the top of the head.
    Ablett Snr
    G Hocking
    J Devine
    R Card
    M Scarlett
    Apologies to heaps of others.
     
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    When did he play for us? ;)
     
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    Surely Paul Chapman deserves a mention. Loved watching him play. He was a gun and incredibly hard at the ball!
     
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    I'll go with this.
    The top 4 pick themselves from the last 25 years and Bartel isn't a bad choice to join them.
     
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  12. pollywaffle

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    I presume by tough you mean someone who made you nervous as an opponent not Durability.
    Recently:
    Rooke,Chapman,Mooney
    past:
    Yeates
    Toohey
    Card
    Both Hockings
    Ablett senior

    Note the absence of any current players
     
  13. BlakeyNoFlakey

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    1. Max Rooke
    2. Gary Ablett Snr
    3. Gary Hocking
    4. Cam Mooney
    5. Joel Selwood
    6. Paul Chapman
    7. Darren Milburn
    8. Mark Jackson
    9. Matthew Scarlett
    10. Andrew Bews
     
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    This thread needs more Domsy.
     
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    Who's asking?
    Gary Ablett Senior
    Ray Card
    Max Rooke
    Buddha Hocking
    Joel Selwood
     
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  16. Mad_Hatter

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    VERY good point.
     
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  17. Down at K Park

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    Danger? I’ve seen him dive on some loose balls headfirst that made me shake my head about his disregard for his own safety. And he usually gets the ball out of those situations too.

    GAS was one of the toughest guys i’ve seen. Wasn’t afraid to smash an opponent. Had the perfect build for it to. Could throw hands like a pro from all accounts aswell. No one wanted to get in the clubs boxing ring with him.

    Chappy, rooke, mooney were pretty tough too.
     
  18. Spazz Cat

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    Everyone in 89 granny.
    Extra mention to Buddha. Played with no knees for years.
    Tottally agree with DAKP. Danger is tough as Damn. So incredibly hard at the ball.
    Selwood can take a hit in the head better than anyone.
     
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    This 4 is a lock for mine.
    The 5th... Andy Bews, Neville Bruns, Domsy, Chappy, Lingy, Scarlo, Darren flannigan to name a few

    Go Catters
     
  20. Ricky Vaughn

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    It really depends on how you define tough.

    A few key traits for mine, consistently putting yourself in harms way to benefit the team, Single minded focus on the job at hand, holding yourself and your teammates to a high standard, taking a hit and coming back, causing fear/intimidation in your opponents, getting the best out of yourself when absolutely stuffed.

    1. Joel Selwood
    2. Gary Hocking
    3. Max Rooke
    4. Matthew Scarlett
    5. Brad Sholl
    6. Paul Chapman
    7. Cameron Ling
    8. Tom Lonergan
    9. Tom Harley
    10. Cameron Mooney

    There's no real order here and they certainly aren't the only blokes I can think of.
    Leigh Colbert stiff to miss. I'd love to know the real story behind that situation.
     
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  21. Spazz Cat

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    Can't really remember but Damien Bourke was a bit of a tough campaigner wasn't he?
     
  22. Spazz Cat

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    Tottally forgot about Colbert. He was a tough player.
    Also forgot about Lingy. Quite a few broken noses. Never seemed to bother him.
     
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    Curse you, Frappe!

    My picks:
    1 Max Rooke
    2 Darren Milburn
    3 Joel Selwood
    4 Gaz Snr
    5 Buddha
     
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    These whippersnappers obviously hadn't seen this bloke play.....he was hard!
     
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  25. Down at K Park

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    I guess he didn’t have to worry about messing up that pretty face of his. But yeah he copped a few big hits. The solomon one especially. I was at that game. Dog act.
     
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