Enright never had the chance to play midfield. The B&F is an interesting scoring system, didn't Dangerfield only just win it the year he broke the record for Brownlow votes and completely dominated the competition? Dangerfield should have 3 x B&F, plain and simple.
Really, is that a fact? Pfftt.. I like to raise Guthrie's Brownlow record, which like any other of his statistical measures is rubbish when factoring the opportunity he's had. His finals record is still poor too. I want someone to find a player, any player who's polled as poorly as him for the opportunity (mid) he's had in a high % winning side.
Guthrie is a special player. Or as the club says "a quiet achiever"... That's the tag you give the kid in your Auskick side who can't get a kick!
As we know, every premiership team has passengers. Blake is one, Guthrie would be another.
Though I believe Blake played 99 games, they're still the worst 100 games (to round it up) I've seen an AFL player play. I've not seen a poorer general skill level before, happy to be corrected if someone want's to raise me. Indicative of just how strong we were in that period.
Mark Blake played 99 mostly serviceable games as a tap ruckman and link player.
He played 99 more games than every single BF poster.
He polled Brownlow votes in the same season that Ottens polled nil, zero. Not for 1 second saying I can compare him with Ottens, but clearly he could play a hell of a lot better than you intimate.
He has had a game with 20 possessions, has taken 9 marks in a game, has kicked 2 goals in a game, played in a premiership, amassed 36 hitouts in a game, 11 contested possessions in a game, and has actually been BOG in a game for Geelong.
You have clearly not seen all his 99 games; I actually have.
He is playing as our most defensive midfielder, which given his backline experience, makes sense. His tackle numbers are elite and he often plays on the oppositions most dangerous mid at clearances - in particular, centre square bounces.
There is always an interesting idea, "who is a better player" and then balancing that with the mix of players you need to win a game. The argument here is that there aren't too many other options to play his role. Scooter would be an obvious choice, let's be honest though, he needs to show that his body can handle the game.
To be honest I don't really think the club should be looking to play younger players in the AFL unless their form, structure and management all align. They can develop in the VFL just fine. This year is about going 22-1 and then on to a flag.
(Constable could never play again for all I care as long as we win the flag this year!)