Beams or Paul Williams?

Who goes down as the better player?

  • Paul Williams

    Votes: 14 60.9%
  • Dayne Beams

    Votes: 9 39.1%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .

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Saintly Viewed

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Dayne Beams a far better player.
Williams was a wonderful young player for us and then etched a terrific career but beams just superior overall.

That’s my take.
 

jathanas

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Aug 17, 2011
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Willo and Beams are not similar at all. Willo was a speedster that took the game on, Beams is more an attacking mid without that burst.

With all due respect to Beema I'd take Willo, absolute jet.
 

Dynamics

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I don't see many similarities as players.

If I was choosing between peak Beams and peak Williams I'd go Beams. A more complete player.

But Willo was still a jet. A combo of pace and a penetrating kick is always effective.
 

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Jelly Bean

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I vote Williams as well. Dynamic player, great half forward, and useful midfielder with great pace and a great long kick for goal on the run.

Agree the Beams comparison isn't great. He is more like Treloar, but played his best football at half forward.
 

Robroy22

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Beams is a ball magnet in the mould of Sam Mitchell or Greg Williams (not as good as those two though). Willo was a classic Winger, an outside mid with speed, balance and great skills.
I'd have both because they'd compliment each others games so well.
 

TheGreatGrundy

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Jul 21, 2008
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Beams is a ball magnet in the mould of Sam Mitchell or Greg Williams (not as good as those two though). Willo was a classic Winger, an outside mid with speed, balance and great skills.
I'd have both because they'd compliment each others games so well.
You can't have both. You have to choose one!
 
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