The irony of you starting a thread incorporating the possibility of 'appreciation' for the Cuth truly cannot be underestimated.One is a champion of the club and the other is much maligned.
They both play milestone games against Port Adelaide after the bye.
Show your appreciation here.
This thread is designed to appreciate the milestones of two current players. Please keep it that way in preference of trying to antagonise.The irony of you starting a thread incorporating the possibility of 'appreciation' for the Cuth truly cannot be underestimated.
Any danger of actually contributing yourself?
Great post, agree with everything & so well saidH. is a 'different cat', that's for sure. But the role he has played in providing stability and nous down back since his arrival can hardly be overstated. To walk straight into senior footy in a contending side (after the devastating loss of Ego) and perform such a key role in defence over such a long time remains a huge achievement.
He stamped his arrival as a vital cog in our ongoing success by holding Riewoldt to a single goal in our epic 2009 GF win. His spoils and match-clinching mark across half-back with seconds left in that game are now the stuff of GFC legend.
Two All Australian inclusions then tell of how highly rated he has been across the competition. And his raking left boot, his sure hands in the air, and his footy I.Q. around when to take possession and when to tap to advantage have been a pleasure to watch across his career thus far. Along with the understated goal celebrations (so quintessentially Harry) and the quirky on-field moments (in his role as Jenkins' personal dietary consultant, for example), he has endeared himself forever to the Geelong faithful.
Resisting the urge to return home to W.A. on what would have undoubtedly been a massive contract has also played a huge role in ensuring his legacy at Geelong. None of us could have begrudged him the desire to head back after all he had already given to our club. But for him to buy in and commit his long-term future to the hoops back then was a very significant move, and a brilliant reminder of how much he has embraced the GFC over his time with us.
And his resurgence this year shouldn't be underestimated either. Plenty questioned whether he would be a automatic inclusion in 2019 after an injury-ravaged '18. He's now entirely reestablished as a vital cog in the back six, and that is a massive credit to his preparation for this year and his determination to not tail off as the end approaches.
In the end, being a two-time premiership player is a great achievement and due recognition of his massive contribution to the club. And there's still hope that the story on that front might not be done just yet...
One point made by CS I think is valid .. how often have we played good sides after a bye. Lets see us play at KP against the Suns after the bye a couple of times and we will blow that record to the smithereens ..Hopefully this is enough reason to play better after the bye.
This is the start of a few important milestone games coming up.
Well done to both players.