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

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Put it out there
  1. Snake_Baker

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    This is rich coming from a supporter group that abandoned its own club en masse in its darkest hour.

    The greatest irony of this years flag is that it took you lot 37 years and when you did it, it was against the club that saved you from extinction. You should have laid down and let the Crows have this flag as a sign of gratitude.
     

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    Wasn't 1975 great.
     
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    Superb

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    So this is why North capitulated in those prelims... because if they ever make a GF it doesn't matter who it is against but they'll be laying down in gratitude for the constant hand-outs that have kept the NMFC alive over decades.
     
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    I liked Snake's earlier stuff better. He's getting into self-parody now.
     
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    Leigh Matthews will take some beating. Similar posessions in an era where stats werent cheap.

    And the small case of 90 odd goals.
     
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    The AFL likes to manufacture good news stories...
     
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    Oh by the way...

    Martin (2017) 744 disposals and 37 goals

    Matthews (1977) 658 and 91 goals

    Not really close...
     
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    1971 - 43 goals, 1972 - 45, 1973 - 51, 1974 - 52, 1975 - 68, 1976 - 71, 1978 - 91, 1979 - 71, 1982 - 74, 1983 - 79, 1984 - 77, 1985 - 56


    But yeah, Dustin Martin, greatest season ever.:thumbsu:
     
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    It wouldn't even be the greatest season by a Richmond player.

    Kevin Bartlett 1974: 647 disposals & 47 goals in 3 less matches.

    Kevin Bartlett 1977: 665 disposals & 55 goals in 2 less matches.
     
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    the awards say yes. also lethal is the one pushing this as dusty having the best year ever
     
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    Dunstall 92, Ablett 94, Ablett 2010, Lethal whenever.

    A lot more better than this season
     
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    I cant believe Snake Baker is still hurting this much over missing out on Dusty, it is quite hilarious and enjoyable to watch.
     
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    ^^ ""Flat World Champions".
    if anyone had a better year ever it was by a bees dick

    not "a lot more"

    in the days before there was 18 people in the defensive 50
     
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    You wouldn't have a clue. My guess is that you are about 28 years old.

    It's your coach that designs it this way.

    Of course, a power player is going to be massively advantaged by this.
     
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    ^^ ""Flat World Champions".
    if i was 28 i would of seen Dunstall, Ablett & Ablett wouldnt I? Or at east have access to the footage.

    it was terry wallace in 2000 that decided football must die. the reality is many of the past greats would struggle with the modern game if the put down the tinnies and smokes long enough to give it a go. the 'forward pressure' has come a long way since.

    Dustys season stacks up very against any player ever. To say he was miles off someone is hyperbole rubbish.

    "power player" dusty would have been dominating in any era; hes bigger than AFL TOTC CHF Royce Hart
     
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    This is beginning to take on religious connotations. It's disturbing.
     
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    you know your team was trying give him 11 million dollars yeah
     
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    They must be so glad now that they didn't get Dusty, ay?
    Don't know why they're so annoyed.
     
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    Lethal, Lockett, Dunstall, Ablett Sr, Ablett Jr, Pratt, Buckley, Buddy all have like 15+ seasons combined better.
     
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    Wasn't Dane Swan's 2010 the best ever
     
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    When we're you born 2016?
     
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    In tennis you wouldnt compare how many 6-0's, how many aces he did or how many matches he won in a calender year because they were all competing in different generations and the opponents were different.. it simply would never be equal much like same in different years of footy of games, disposals and goals

    What they do value though if you achieve a calendar grand slam, us, wimbledon, french and aus. Dont think i can remember any one in the modern era to do it.

    Dusty basically did an afl slam. Premiership, brownlow, norm smith which i dont think anyone has done before.
     
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    Not only that, but the awards for best player as voted by the AFLCA and AFLPA too...

    Pretty incredible
     
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