You musn't have seen Trevor Barker PlayPeople might think this is a bit of a strange one by I would say the most courageous player I have seen in the Melbourne colours (or for any team for that matter) is the recently retired Nathan Brown. He weighed 76kg but was absolutely fearless, as you would have appreciated if you saw some of his last games this season. I've mentioned these things in other threads but he has been knocked out so many times for kamikaze acts that Doctors were close to ending his career.
My favourite example to back this up is when Buckley polaxed him just before half time of the Queens B'day clash in 2004. He was concussed, and at half time had pices of teeth pulled out from his cheek and had a hole in his tongue where he bit through it, stitched up. Danners asked him to lead the boys out onto the ground after half time as an honour for his courage and the boys come from behind and won it.
Its one thing to have the physical presence to be able to dish it out and most mentioned in this thread have. Nathan didn't and just kept putting himself in dangerous situations for his team time and time again. A bloody ripper!
Just add Michael Wilson their and that list is about perfect
Stuffed up shoulders in 04, still hit harder then anyone.
Cant KPP be hard men too? Surely Brown, Tredrea Hall should get a mention....
Jesus - I thought I was living in bizarro-world with no one mentioning him in the thread.Tony Shaw
Who would be the toughest, most courageous, and most feared player that you have ever seen play football?
Leigh Matthews would be the first name that comes to mind- he played it tough, hard and dirty at times but when it came to his turn to take a hit he never backed down. Plus he was a great player and kicked over 900 goals.
I was waiting for someone to mention Pickett. He's spent his career running around taking his eyes off the ball to flatten blokes. He might hit hard, but to be a hard man, you've got to have courage and on that front he's a Lonie !!North 1999 backline
Pickett, Blakey, Martyn
Abraham, Archer, Pike.
You would go a along way to see a harder back six as named