Greatest AFL nicknames of all time and background on how the nickname came about.

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Greatest AFL nicknames of all time and how they got that nickname when it is not obvious.

You can also add internal nicknames if applicable (in house) within the team versus his nickname in the general public.

I will start off with Nathan Buckley FIGJAM - I find it interesting on Nathan's Wikipedia page that his only listed nickname is Bucks one can only assume he pays some Uni student to check it twice a day and remove it if needed.

Stiffy (word on the street is he isn't fond of this nickname) but with the name Johncock it's hard to get away from it excuse the pun and the Galloping Gasometer are amongst my personal favs. The Horse is also a good nickname.
 
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Mofra

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Nick Blakey - The Lizard
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If Daniel and Michael Talia were not nicknamed 'Jenny' it would be national disgrace.
 

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Quivorir

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Not a permanent nickname but I love the story of Stevie j demanding to be called Norm after he knew he'd wrapped up the norm Smith.
 

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Not a permanent nickname but I love the story of Stevie j demanding to be called Norm after he knew he'd wrapped up the norm Smith.
Wasnt he standing outside the huddle at 3/4 time and kept ignoring them calling him Stevie? My names Norm. :tearsofjoy:
 

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Josh Gibson's nickname is the Jamaican, yet his father is from Barbados. :think:
 
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Mick Nolan was called the Galloping Gasometer because of the Gasometer at the back of Arden Street. Always loved that name and its very appropriate

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Everyone has heard of Cocaine Casey what about Caffeine Kenny! The guy is quite literally 1 part blood 99 parts caffeine.

 

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