Dustin Martin 2017 - Best Single Season For A Star Ever?

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  1. Ron The Bear

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    This is correct, he was perennially one of the best around but certainly wasn't regarded as being head and shoulders above the competition. Matthews as GOAT is a modern retrospective thing.
     
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    Best seasons are subjective

    All i know is he was bloody awesome to watch, best player in the comp right now imo
     
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    Kouta had a year where he went nuts
     
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    So ur trying to tell me that danger had as good a year as dusty? Is that what you are trying to say? That he deserved to win the brownlow? Is that what you are saying?
     
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    So salty. Makes lolnorf even lolier.
     
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    He also got the most 10s ever in a season in the AFLCA award, yes?
     
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    ablett 1993/1989, the year kouta dominated, carey 1996.

    come on martins season wasnt close to these. if danger didnt get suspended and played in the gf this thread would be on danger.
     
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    Carey's 94 was even better than his 96.
     
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    spent a third of the season playing lame with injury, missed a game from a dodgy suspension, was robbed in the last round of brownlow votes despite being clear best on ground so martin would win because of that suspension and still only fell 3 votes short. its safe to say danger is still the better player.
     
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    Seems Martin and Richmond made a small mistake ... they got success

    Now it's time to tear them down
     
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    OFC it's the best season ever by a star player. Only a dummy would try to refute it.
     

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    Second game against Carlton though he was clearly BOG and only received one vote. Had DOUBLE the amount of metres gained than Cripps and had 10 score involvements as well as more possessions. So he still was 2 points better than Danger and with a new record 12 BOGs!
     
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    Best season of all time in regards to awards and accolades.
    Impossible to compare "form" though.
     
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    He won by 11. Mitchell came 2nd on 25.
     
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    Those medals mean nothing really. Like the ANZAC medal. Just a best on ground against the Pies or Saints. Not worth mentioning.
     
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    But he didn't play in the grand final, because Geelong got smashed by the Tigers in the finals with Dusty being named BOG and Dangerfield playing his worst ever game with the Cats, going at ~30% efficiency for most of the game.
     
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    Dusty is outstanding. Loved watching hm go around this year and obviously I paid attention with all the talk of him going to North. There were times this year where he just exerted his will and turned games for the Tiges and then his finals series was phenomenal.

    Houli would have been a deserving winner of the Norm but with 21 contested possessions in a GF it was to hard to look past the tatted beast.

    I imagine they are already preparing the Bronze for his future statue at Punt Rd.
     
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    Are you forgetting the three finals that Dusty dominated? Coz that is all part of Dusty's season. If the roles and outcomes had been reversed then you might have a better argument re: Dangerfield this year.
     
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    It's safe to say you're wrong.
     
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    In terms of awards, yes.

    In terms of pure stats, no.

    Subjectively? For me, yes - he's a force of nature and his laser kicks to advantage are underrated.
     
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    But but but Dangerfield and Geelong etc... ffs Danger wasn't as good as Martin "this season" just accept it.
     
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    Kick 120 goals
    30 touches a game can be done by anyone.
    ****s sake Mark Murphy does it.
     
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    both wrong and salty ;)
     
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    Count the precious years my little Hothamite/Kangaroo/ Shinboner/Tassie Devil. The end is nigh.
     
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    Dusty's horse won a black type race at Flemington today. That puts him over the top.

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    and Tuesday...

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