Opinion Dustin Martin is better than Dangerfield

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TigerMoz1973

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I'm sure he is a good guy. But he just comes across to me as a little fake. Always playing this role for the cameras with this lovable boyish attitude. I don't know what it is. Maybe i'm just a cynical asshole.
I reckon he gives us all a good glimpse of who he truly is in the last 2 minutes of the second quarter PF.
 

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David_Full

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Are we not comparing individual players or great players in great teams?

Nathan Buckley, Robbie Flower, Bobby Skilton & Haydn Bunton all considered legends of their clubs and in the greatest players to ever play the game.

Never won any VFL/AFL premierships are are never marked down for doing so.


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Nathan Buckley is a Collingwood great but he would not rate above a player like Michael Voss.

Pendlebury would be rated over Bucks now played over 300 games & has a flag.
 

Bazzar

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He was brilliant in the 2017 finals.
Definitely poor last year and backed it up with two fairly mediocre performances this year.
Not in the QF he wasn't
He pooped his pants under pressure. Game high 13 turnovers, 5 out of bounce on the full, 42.5% DE, with only 14 of his 31 disposals effective.
 

Back One Out

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Dangers effort against the Pies in the QF was monumental...reckon that's why he was fading by the 2nd half of the prelim..
Chris Scott was full of sh*t when he said Dangerfield was sore over the last 2 weekends of the season

The reason why he was below 100% in the Prelim Final was because Richmond are the greatest team in any sport in the history of mankind
 

Partridge

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Not in the QF he wasn't
He pooped his pants under pressure. Game high 13 turnovers, 5 out of bounce on the full, 42.5% DE, with only 14 of his 31 disposals effective.
Yeah he got a bit of the ball but was under pressure virtually the entire time.
 

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Farang83150

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Yes I believe dangerflop was carrying an acute case of guilt
It still amazes me how little such an exaggerated bit of stagging wasn't commented on by the media, yet joe public spotted it straight away.
Lost a lot of respect for Dangerfield after that, especially when he tried to glorify it and rub it in Martin's face.
 

richoatthedisco

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It still amazes me how little such an exaggerated bit of stagging wasn't commented on by the media, yet joe public spotted it straight away.
Lost a lot of respect for Dangerfield after that, especially when he tried to glorify it and rub it in Martin's face.
Diverflop is a serial stager.
 

OneEyedHawk

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Probably because he carries on like a flog on and off the field. Dusty just gets on with it... the Dusty's and Swannies of the footy world are what most people identify with. The Chris Scott's and Patrick dangerfield's of the footy world are what makes most people cringe.


I wouldn't say that Dusty is someone that most people identify with him (or Swanny either for that matter). He could quite easily be as big a flog, if not bigger than Danger...but no one knows as the man barely speaks.

Good luck to him BTW, he doesn't need to. But he's not automatically a great bloke in the absence of actually knowing anything about him or what he's like.
 

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Not in the QF he wasn't
He pooped his pants under pressure. Game high 13 turnovers, 5 out of bounce on the full, 42.5% DE, with only 14 of his 31 disposals effective.
Don’t let the Clanger stats in that game get in the way of a good story , he was brilliant in that game
 

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In which game in 2017? All of them or just one?
Semi final and prelim final.
He and Selwood tried their guts out.

Dangerfield was bloody average this year finals campaign though. No denying that.
For a footballer on 850k + incentives and off-field income, he should be carrying this current team just as Selwood did when the champions of the golden era hung up the boots post 2013/2014.
Selwood is one of Geelong's greatest big game performers. Even this season when he looked cooked at certain stages, he was the same old brilliant Selwood in September.
 

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