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Is Shaun Burgoyne the best clutch player of all time?

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  1. H2F

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    Was chatting to some mates, all neutrals except MightyHawks and they all said Burgoyne.

    Got me thinking and I can’t actually think of a player who consistently performs when it matters more than him.

    I’m sure someone will come up with some other names, these are my favourite type of players.
     

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  2. Kram

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  4. H2F

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    Yeah Hird is another. Good call.
     
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  6. H2F

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    Dustin Martin is coming into the mix to.

    Keeps going like this and could be right up there.
     
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    Darren Jarman GOAT Clutch.
     
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    Pffft jack darling >>>>>>burgoyne
     
  10. Luv_our_club

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    Garry Buckernara was clutch.
     
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  11. MaybeItsGreg

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    I'd say Burgoyne or Hodge. Hodge always seemed to effect a defining touch late in close prelims on top of his 2 Norms.
     

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  12. Luv_our_club

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    For best big game player ever, I would argue Dermott Brereton - I know I am biased. And i know its also because he played so many, which is a huge advantage. His debut was a final in 1982 - kicks 5. Breaks the record for most goals in a GF when he kicks 8 in 1985. He Kicks 3 with broken ribs and split kidney in the 1989 GF. He kicks 5 in the 1991 GF. And so on.
     
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    Last quarter of the 2013 PF was one of the most inspiring things i've ever seen on a football field. Burgoyne single handedly dragged us into a grand final, which unfolded into a threepeat. Geelong had the game in their pockets and it was Burgoyne that said "no, this is not happening today". I get emotional even reflecting on it. The guy is a frikin legend.
     
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    If nothing else he was the toughest bastard
     
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    Shaun Burgoyne is my favourite Hawthorn player (an oxymoron for a Geelong supporter?). I hate the way he has killed us in the past (see post #12 above) but he is a wonderful footballer to watch. He is a 'break glass in case of emergency' type player. Best of all time? Dunno, but definitely in the conversation.
    Glad he's playing on.
     
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    Hird, Hodge, Bartel I would have ahead of him
     
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    Sburger for sure

    Thank F for his smother against the saints in 2004
     
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    Bartel pretty good.
     
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    Also, Mundy goes alright, although he did miss after the siren once.
     
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    Don’t feel like I have numbers to back it up, but I’ve always felt that Paul Chapman was the difference for the Cats in many close ones.
     
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    Good call re Chapman

    He always found a way to win
     
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    Kouta. His finals games have been impressive... the '99 PF being a highlight.
     
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    Against Sydney yep Burgoyne
     
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    Hodge is unquestioned, but Burgoyne with no exaggeration will never let you down in every facet of his game, on the backline he'll get that critical tackle or save a goal, in the midfield he'll do some heroic thing that doesn't show up on your typical stat sheet, in the forward line he'll kick a game winner. Will probably never have another player like him.
    Overshadows guys like Cyril and Stratton who seem to kick up another level or get a second wind when the game is tight late.

    Chapman was way more scary in a tight situation than Bartel or Johnson who seemed to have more of that reputation? Not that they were slouches there. Chapman would all of a sudden become unstoppable, laser every forward kick and become impossible to tackle. Screw that guy, activates his bs cheat mode.

    Brent Harvey consistently had some crazy game winning runs too.
     
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    Hands down the greatest ever when the game is on the line



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