Always annoys me to hear Archer mentioned as "not the most talented bloke".
One of the smarter players in a footy sense I've ever seen. Used his smarts playing as an often undersized key defender. Was a very craft and successful forward.Always annoys me to hear Archer mentioned as "not the most talented bloke".
He wasn't Adrian McAdam but was hardly some hardworking plodder.
Excellent aerially including over the top, could kick bags of goals, outbody bigger opponents, kick bicycle-kick goals, use it well etc.
His toughness masked his ability in the perception of some supporters, a bit like Cunnington now.