Adam Goodes

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by TheWhiteRhino, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. Running Dog

    Running Dog Club Legend

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    EFFC, Perth Heat, Cardinals
    May 24, 2007
    on the run...
    I'll jump on the Goodes train, too!

    One curious thing about Goodes is his elbows- they bend to an unusual degree. Anyway, just sayin'.

    What a fantastic player, probably one of the most versatile and athletic footballers of recent times. Deserves every accolade.

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  2. keepzitreal

    keepzitreal Club Legend

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    Essendon Bombers
    Sep 17, 2003
    At times he comes across as selfish and puts himself before the team.

    Having said that though you can't argue with what he has achieved. Terrific player!!
  3. J_Moore

    J_Moore Norm Smith Medallist

    Jun 8, 2008
    Mate he put a guy on antibiotics. How do you think his family feels?
  4. The Falcon Strike

    The Falcon Strike Brownlow Medallist

    West Coast
    Nov 18, 2008
    Goodes was never really a ruckman - even in his brownlow year of '03 he barely was in the top 30 ruckmen in the comp by hitouts.

    He was always a top-end midfielder who stood in the middle at the bounces.

    High quality player, very damaging in a team that was very much structured around him.

    He doesn't like chasing too much, but it didn't really matter when he had plenty of blokes to back him up to let him do what he does best.
  5. Mick63

    Mick63 Senior List

    West Coast
    Other teams:
    Crystal Palace
    Feb 25, 2010
    Awesome player, absolute match winner.

    Has played some titanic games against the Eagles over the years.

    Most distinct thought that springs to mind when A.Goodes is mentioned is his goal on the run, 10 seconds into the final quarter of the '06 Grand Final.

    I was sitting behind the goals, as soon as he got the handball off Hall I knew it was going to split the big ones.

    He is still quick and super agile, if he still has the fire raging inside I think he could have at least two years left.
  6. Hearts to hearts

    Hearts to hearts Brownlow Medallist

    North Melbourne
    Other teams:
    Wales, Eastwood, West Ham
    Mar 16, 2001
    Melbourne VIC
    Champion Swans player, champion indigenous player, entirely appropriate that he'll hold the record. If it's officially broken interstate, you just have a second celebration at home, every club has done it.

    Btw the wholehearted, unanimous love-in would be on the club board. Every one of these threads on the main board turns up a variety of opinion (except, I think, Robert Harvey's retirement?) so glad sanity prevailed.
  7. DeadlyAkkuret

    DeadlyAkkuret Brownlow Medallist

    Other teams:
    Lakers, West Ham
    Mar 10, 2007
    Ensconced in velvet
    He's a legend, pure and simple.

    I remember his 6 goal effort in the VFL and saying to my brother that I'd love the Swans to pick up a player like that. It's funny that I read the draft selections in a newspaper at the highschool library and saw that we'd taken him and was pleasantly surprised. Who knew he'd turn out to be as good as he is?

    It'll be a sad and strange day when he retires, I feel like he's played for Sydney forever and he should continue playing forever.

    He deserves another flag before he retires.
  8. baja

    baja Premiership Player

    Dec 23, 2010
    Bass Strait
    I dont get the hate? He is not dirty, he does throw his arms up in the air ala Richo and many others do but he is a gun and a absolute pleasure to watch, when on song he is poetry in motion.. Good Onya Goodesy...:thumbsu:
  9. Pusswah

    Pusswah Club Legend

    Aug 16, 2009
    He is a magnificent player. Anyone who disputes that is an idiot.

    He is definitely not a 100% clean player though, and it's this perception that he is a saint that shits me. He gets in cheapies now and again - absolutely not to such an awful extent that i'd label him a sniper or anything like that, but enough to make me roll my eyes when someone tries to extoll his virtues and proposes him as the next pope or something.

    You won't like that but i'm trying to address your quandary.

    That said, he's a brilliant athlete with superb skills and is a genuine matchwinner. Also has a great footy brain, he's the complete package.
  10. CAS79

    CAS79 Brownlow Medallist

    Apr 23, 2007
    around about
    So be it. He's played 300 games and had the odd moment. Who's played 300 games and not had an altercation of some description. It's not like any action has ever left a player grasping for any length of time though is it.

    He's not the next pope, A total clean skin isn't going to gel as a leader of the club.

    It's not like he is a Greg Williams in the other direction either.

    His work rate at training has inspired others to push further and improve and we have no trouble putting him up as what I would call the three pillars of the club.

    For all that's said the Swans would be a significantly poorer place not to have had him in the team and the culture at the club is all the better for it.
  11. Lord Nicholson

    Lord Nicholson El Supremo

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    May 30, 2011
    Avenue by Radio City
    According to Patrick Keane, this week Jared Brennan too will be breaking his club's all time match record.

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  12. tazaa

    tazaa Brownlow Medallist

    North Melbourne
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    Apr 11, 2007

    Cant believe 4 players are breaking their clubs games record!
  13. Tippett2Goal

    Tippett2Goal Premiership Player

    Oct 16, 2011
    Well he'll no longer be equal 1st and moves to holding it outright
  14. Danz4

    Danz4 Team Player

    Apr 11, 2009
    Bit stupid that....Good on Goodey!
  15. NobleBlood

    NobleBlood Team Captain

    Sep 8, 2010
    Sat through a whole footyshow episode tonight (which finished at 1:30am here in Sydney) for them to go "and uhh Goodes to be the Swans record holder. What a great effort by the guy. MOVING on... bla bla bla"

    Lame... lol. But yeah what an amazing guy. He's done so much for AFL in Sydney and is just about a household name. Hes not just some fancy streaky player who butters up crap teams. He always lifts when we're down and against the best. He's such a great player and captain and pretty much my hero. He was awarded 2010 Australian Charity person of the year. Like the entire Swans team, hes never had an off-field discretion and he's such a great rolemodel.

    I wish this was game in Sydney but hopefully we can beat Hawthorn for him.
  16. bedford

    bedford Brownlow Medallist

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    Oct 29, 2007
    Lake Moodamere
    Absolute superstar, if he played in Melbourne he would get more credit.
  17. Slattery_20

    Slattery_20 Brownlow Medallist

    Aug 16, 2006
    My house
    Who? I live in Melbourne and I've never heard of him.
  18. nicky1995

    nicky1995 Team Captain

    Mar 4, 2012
    Well said Cas!!
  19. dlanod

    dlanod Moderator

    Brisbane Lions
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    GWS; CCMariners; NQCowboys; Ravens
    Sep 14, 2006
    As of next week, Simon Black apparently? ;)
  20. SM

    SM Bigfooty Legend

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    Hull City, Adelaide United, GW
    Aug 3, 2008
    North Shore
    Actually it's more like 17, if you count all the blokes at GWS who've played every game this year.
  21. CAS79

    CAS79 Brownlow Medallist

    Apr 23, 2007
    around about
    I know you lions supporters want to forget the 2004 gf ever happend but if you have read the match reports.
  22. Plugger35

    Plugger35 The umpires are always right!

    St Kilda
    Other teams:
    Chelsea, Subiaco, Black Caps
    Sep 27, 2008
    Don't know about that. Goodes is still seen as a superstar around the country and gets plenty of attention and credit wherever he goes.

    Just about every Swans game you watch on tv the commentators always bang on about him which is usually because he's dominating the game but even when he isn't they are talking about why he isn't dominating the game.

    I love watching him as a player, he is freakishly skilled for a guy his size and not many better players to watch when he is in full flight. A worthy Swans games record holder.
  23. PVF

    PVF Call Me?

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    Miami Heat, Parramatta, Ravens
    Jan 11, 2007
    Great player for the Swans and one of the finest to play for us. Great to see two cousins for the club have the number 1 and 2 spots for the games record for the club.

    I for one will be there and it will be the first time i see to Swans play so hopefully it will be a great day and experience and see a Swans win :)
  24. Leg End

    Leg End Club Legend

    Apr 8, 2008
    They bang on about him because he's the only Swans player they know.
  25. Danz4

    Danz4 Team Player

    Apr 11, 2009
    No it is because he is elite and a champion of the game, just like Buddy at Hawthorn, Judd at Carlton and Ablett at GC.

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