Saw Norm play did you?
Let's name something after every player who has ever played a game in the past 10-20 years? Seriously, the game is nowhere near as good as it was pre-2010, probably pre- 2000, yet every year the media and fans salivate over players calling them the greatest of all time in everything they do. People talk as if they have never seen a great Goal or Mark before?
The only thing I will say is, I thought it was a bit odd to name the best player in the GF after someone who was more famous as a coach (to be fair, Norm Smith also played (well) in 3 winning GFs, so, eeeh maybe).
So if he played today he wouldn't be a professional athlete?Don’t have to mate. He played in the 30s and 40s. If you think anybody from 80 years ago could be any better than an average player today you have no idea. Sports science evolves and players are full time professional athletes. They don’t play against plumbers anymore.
And he was a 4 time premiership player. What more could he have won?If my Aunty had a dick she’d be my Uncle. We can only judge on what they did when they played not hypotheticals.
You start off by calling me an idiot for not touching my toes before the alter of Dusty, and end with you saying I’m some sort of kid.Geez I hope you’re not older than 18. You obviously can’t rebut what I said so you just resort to insults. Very sad and predictable
Goddards would be legendary if Milne remembered what shape the ball isthe AFL need to fix the anomaly that the greatest goal (or mark) could occur in a finals series and never win goal (or mark) of the year as they seem to be only ever goals (or marks) from home and away matches.
And he was a 4 time premiership player. What more could he have won?
Best and fairest? He won 2.
Norm Smith medal, AFLCA, AFLPA etc didn't exist.
Dusty won a brownlow sure but do I really need to explain how many brilliant players didn't win any?
Or if you truly believe that today's players are automatically better no question asked does that make Peter Wright better than Jack Dyer?
You start off by calling me an idiot for not touching my toes before the alter of Dusty, and end with you saying I’m some sort of kid.
So ok me grown up. I’ll say this with out the well deserved insults- you really have no idea abut the game. Dusty isn’t even the greatest player of his generation.
He is bloody good, and I’m sure you have his picture on your wall, but If we are just talking grandfinals McLeod has it all over him. By a long way. But I’m sure you are too young or one eyed to remember that.
And stand by the call on Norm. Dusty is a long way away from being worthy of an award, let alone one that knocks Smitty off his well deserved position of being a huge part in ten flags, including 2 triples.
But feel free to rebut, kiddo
Which Richmond player took the mark of the century, then?
Why would you call it the Eddie Betts medal? Why not the Tony Locket? the Jason Dunstall, the Lance Franklin, the Gary Ablett, etc etc. In what universe Woukd he be in front of those guys and probably plenty more.
Players take marks like Jesaulenkos on a daily basis nowadays. The fact that was voted mark of the century is a disgrace.