Eagles Jumper history.

avishka5

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Sep 1, 2014
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Couldn't really find a thread to talk about.

Was looking at our jumper number history and I find it odd how 30 isn't treated with great respect by the club. Matera is one of our greatest ever players but since his retirement back in 2002, only 84 games have been played in it. Nelson will crack 50 this week.

Interesting how none these players were big name recruits or high draft picks.
 

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Rowan18

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Feb 20, 2018
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I think there's a bias toward low numbers amongst players. 24 hasn't been that amazing either, considering it was worn by our captain in our pioneering premiership win. Compare these to 3,4,9 etc
 

flamingEMBERS

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I'd think you'd find that at most clubs.

You are also forgetting the Spang wore 30. Pretty illustrious to me. And future premiership player Jacko Nelson
 

Chris_6678

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Oct 29, 2007
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Some other interesting ones:

28:

Chris Lewis215 (132-3-80)1987-2000
Ashley Sampi78 (46-2-30)2002-2006
Scott Selwood9 (2-0-7)2008
Ashley Smith45 (26-0-19)2010-2014
Tom Lamb1 (0-0-1)2015
Tom Cole*27 (19-0-8)2016-present


#19
Darren Bennett4 (1-0-3)1987
Karl Langdon100 (65-2-33)1988-1995
Michael Gardiner57 (31-1-25)2002-2003
Mark LeCras6 (5-0-1)2005-2006
Tim Houlihan15 (5-0-10)2008-2009
Ryan Neates1 (0-0-1)2012
Adam Carter7 (3-0-4)2013-2014
Nathan Vardy*32 (20-0-12)2017-present
 

Ambrose Burnside

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Dec 8, 2006
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I've never understood players who change numbers during their career. Don't remember Gardiner in #19, he must have changed numbers several times during his career.
 

Haydos_WCE

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Jun 14, 2012
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I've never understood players who change numbers during their career. Don't remember Gardiner in #19, he must have changed numbers several times during his career.
Gardy wore #19 from 1997 to 2000 (not 2002-2003 as the table a few posts above says).



 
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TheBrownDog
May 5, 2006
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Weird when the number of a great becomes a bit of a nothing jumper.

28 was Lewie Lewie, then high draft pick and fellow curly haired indigenous forward Sampi. Then it just sort of went into the rotation.

#20 is sitting on 9 AAs, possibly 10 thus year. That'll take some catching.

#7 is interesting. Phil Markle didn't play a lot of footy for WC but Gehrig, Turley, Fletcher, Masten... That's a lot of whipping boy right there.
 

ioppolo

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27 has gone though only 3 players since 1992. 21 of those years has been Jakovich & Darling. The other six are two years of no one and then McKinley for four.
 

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