A 100 goal season & Joe Daniher: is he overwhelmingly the most capable player of achieving it again?

Is Daniher overwhelmingly the only player capable of kicking 100 goals in a season?

  • Yes

    Votes: 18 17.3%
  • No

    Votes: 86 82.7%

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He wouldn’t be, the thread is two years old. No a fluke would be a statistical anomaly, like one out of the box and then back to normality. It was an upwards trend. He was constantly improving year to year (aka development) and kicked 65 when he was 23, three years before a KPF even enters their prime. He was trending towards an 80 goal a year peak and from there magic can happen. It was always unlikely and Lance was being braggadocious and facetious. He’s certainly sucked you in.
Ahh, Lance was merely pretending to be stupid. How clever.
 

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Im certain it will happen again one day, we will see some big freak athlete with the skills to match, or some freak once in a generation player. The game constantly twists and turns, it was only just over a decade ago we saw someone kick 100+ and another player kick 99.
It's going to happen again, but I highly doubt it will be Joe.
 
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Im certain it will happen again one day, we will see some big freak athlete with the skills to match, or some freak once in a generation player. The game constantly twists and turns, it was only just over a decade ago we saw someone kick 100+ and another player kick 99.
It's going to happen again, but I highly doubt it will be Joe.
everyone forgets Fev
 

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That's what I mean, if two players basically achieved 100 only a decade ago, and Fraser Gherig did it a few years before that, it's certainly not outside of memory.

It will happen, it just needs the right player at the right time, at the right team to come along.
 
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That's what I mean, if two players basically achieved 100 only a decade ago, and Fraser Gherig did it a few years before that, it's certainly not outside of memory.

It will happen, it just needs the right player at the right time, at the right team to come along.
Buddy would have done it multiple times, had he not gone off the rails with women & the recreational drugs.....Not to mention his busted thumb....The fact he did it as a 21 year old shows you just how much scope he had to be the best player in the history of the game.
 

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.The fact he did it as a 21 year old shows you just how much scope he had to be the best player in the history of the game.
What - you mean like Geoff Blethyn, who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or Ron Todd, who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or John Colkeman, who kicked 100 goals aged 20, or Larry Donohue who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or a few others.................................. and Franklin has only done it once.

Franklin is probably the best player in the AFL over the last 15 years (IMO, and I'm a Tigers man, and yes, we had two chances at him), but there's quite a few Key Forwards at his level in the history of the game.
 
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What - you mean like Geoff Blethyn, who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or Ron Todd, who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or John Coleman, who kicked 100 goals aged 20, or Larry Donohue who kicked 100 goals aged 21, or a few others.................................. and Franklin has only done it once.

Franklin is probably the best player in the AFL over the last 15 years (IMO, and I'm a Tigers man, and yes, we had two chances at him), but there's quite a few Key Forwards at his level in the history of the game.

Ouch....Throwing both Larry Donohue & Geoff Blethyn in my face…..That smarts.
 

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Buddy would have done it multiple times, had he not gone off the rails with women & the recreational drugs.....Not to mention his busted thumb....The fact he did it as a 21 year old shows you just how much scope he had to be the best player in the history of the game.
The thing about career best year is you can only have one.

Think it's a little naive to blame the fact he didnt kick multiple 100s on "drugs and women". What even does that mean? He had too much sex to play well?

I think its more to do with the fact its incredibly hard to do in the modern game, just not impossible.

Hes still the greatest forward of the 00s.
 

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The thing about career best year is you can only have one.

Think it's a little naive to blame the fact he didnt kick multiple 100s on "drugs and women". What even does that mean? He had too much sex to play well?

I think its more to do with the fact its incredibly hard to do in the modern game, just not impossible.

Hes still the greatest forward of the 00s.
Not in Buddy's case.....It was definitely him losing his way in the social milieu that stopped him from having a far more successful career.....Watch his melt-down in the 2012 Grand Final, where he couldn't even hit the side of a barn door.

The Budwah has all the natural ability in the world - but if you aint prepared to apply yourself - then that raw ability alone won't see you improve your game.

Put Sam Mitchell's application into Buds raw athletic abilities & you'd have the best player to have played the comp ever.
 

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Not in Buddy's case.....It was definitely him losing his way in the social milieu that stopped him from having a far more successful career.....Watch his melt-down in the 2012 Grand Final, where he couldn't even hit the side of a barn door.

The Budwah has all the natural ability in the world - but if you aint prepared to apply yourself - then that raw ability alone won't see you improve your game.

Put Sam Mitchell's application into Buds raw athletic abilities & you'd have the best player to have played the comp ever.
Let's not go nuts, Buddy is a freak athlete, but there are better footballers that have played the game. Buddy would probably have 1200 already if he could take a pack/contested overhead mark or kick with greater accuracy.

I think you're still missing the point of an out of the box career best year. Fev had one, Gehrig had one, Martin had one in 2017. The fact they wont/didnt reach those heights again, it's not unique to Buddy. You can only have one career best year. Dont spin rubbish about women and drugs ruined him, the game doesnt make it easy to kick 100 multiple times in a career anymore.
 

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That's what I mean, if two players basically achieved 100 only a decade ago, and Fraser Gherig did it a few years before that, it's certainly not outside of memory.

It will happen, it just needs the right player at the right time, at the right team to come along.
I'm not so sure, Fev kicked 99 for the bottom team, these days the bottom sides leading scorer is closer to 20 because they throw so many numbers behind the ball an make it impossible for forwards. The only way it could happen is if they restrict interchanges back to a minimal level so that specialist forwards make a comeback or else I can't see it happening
 

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I'm not so sure, Fev kicked 99 for the bottom team, these days the bottom sides leading scorer is closer to 20 because they throw so many numbers behind the ball an make it impossible for forwards. The only way it could happen is if they restrict interchanges back to a minimal level so that specialist forwards make a comeback or else I can't see it happening
6-6-6 might have some beneficial effect too. Itl happen one day.
 

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6-6-6 might have some beneficial effect too. Itl happen one day.
I really hope so. Carlton were watchable as **** with fev back then. They are a disaster to watch right now. Same goes for GC an StKilda. Horrifically boring.

The 6 rule might cause some huge smashing, might also cause some upsets as teams can't just defend anymore.

It's great that it forces you to try an score rather than not concede
 
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