I’d have Richo above Rance, Riewoldt and on par with Cotch. Footballing ability Richo trumps Cotch. But what he has done for our team in regards to leadership, and a complete culture change, he trumps the Cho. So around even.Dusty in the top five Richmond players of the postwar era, 75 years.
With Bartlett, Bourke, Hart, Stewart.
Then Rance, Cotchin, Riewoldt form the top eight!
It's true, for whatever reason, Jack is neglected as an all-time champion.
Perhaps it's just that he is overshadowed by Dusty, every other player is.
Dusty and daylight.
RichoI’d have Richo above Rance, Riewoldt and on par with Cotch. Footballing ability Richo trumps Cotch. But what he has done for our team in regards to leadership, and a complete culture change, he trumps the Cho. So around even.
Dusty is the best Tiger I’ve ever seen (28).
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I reckon Grimes is better than Rance. Bit of a hot take, but there it is.Reckon we will be adding Grimes to the last with another medal around his neck.
Was overshadowed by Rance earlier in his career but IMO was just as good. Obviously now with Rance gone it's become more evident just how good this man plays football. Also so reliable by foot.
Ian Stewart was a great player for StKilda and he had one stellar year for Richmond, 1971. He was hampered by injuries for the rest of his career. I would put Rioli and Raines above him and Billy Barrot as well. Yes he was a great player but mainly for the Saints.
Not Richo. Love him to bits. But Richo isn't in that company.What makes Dustin interesting is he is so versatile.. plays all over the ground. If you look at the greats they tend to be key position players or defined roles. Also there is not much he can’t do and plays in bursts and his strength in tackles in incredible. He does not need 30+ every week to be awesome. He is really unique in that regard to do it year in year out. Deceptively quick as well And when he’s on his field kicking is breathtaking. The only knock might be his tank. He has also developed into a genuine team player... you can see it the way he shares the pill and the Way he talks. .... I suspect that is a result of the culture and his friendship with Cotchin.
i reckon he plays a lot like Lee Matthews minus being a campaigner on the field.
Another flag and that will put him into genuinely elite company.
All that aside he has to be in the top 5 somewhere with Hart, Bartlett, Dyer and maybe Richo.
Its hard to know where to put Richo. Such a great player kicked 800 goals when we were so sh*t. It’s a good effort. Imagine him in from that era in say the Brisbane team... he would have kicked a 100 in 3 seasons.Not Richo. Love him to bits. But Richo isn't in that company.
If he played nowadays it might be different. Better team and set I reckon he could have developed to another level. But he isn't in the same league as Hart or Dusty.
67 and you're saying you saw KB & RoyceTell my knee, achilles etc. I'm doing pretty well for someone born in 67.
Danger ia obviously a jet but I reckon fyfe > danger67 and you're saying you saw KB & Royce
I'm 60 and seeing them in primary school and early high school I'm a little guarded about saying too much
what struck me the most about Royce was the love Richmond fans had for him and the way the players and crowd would lift when he ran onto the ground
KB was an accumulating machine and slippery
very seldom he got nailed , he also just seemed to sense the right spots to run to over a long period of time
and at the end of his career was the 1980 finals , no one will do what he did that September
both are greats of the game (we can put the Club bit aside )
Dusty - he's there now , brownlow , premierships , changing the results of games and as someone said bringing others into the game
the only current players that rival him are lil Gaz and Dangerfield and they have ticks against brownlows , Gaz premierships and both won plenty of games off their actions - but both are in the twilight of their careers
what Dusty will do between now and his retirement I look forward to , I never tire of his skills
at the end of a game at Etihad I said out aloud is there anyone on the ground that can do that ?
lots of NO's from adoring Tigers fans
Anyone in the league ?
NO NO NO
I said I think Judd was at that level and Ablett is just different players
Yeah yeah the response
But Dusty is ours
I got a roar , slaps on the back couple of high 5's
I had an MRI on my knee last week , the Dr shook his head and said where do I start :-( , the cortisone has been good