But going with this logic then it includes everybody in time. Including Pratt who was mentioned before.Exactly, and while I am sure having video footage will help keep these players in the public consciousness will somewhat help just think of all the players that played in the 80's that have basically already been forgotten. It isn't hard to believe that in a few decades time only 1% of players who played in the 80's will be remembered or known by the average football fan, and that number will get lower with every passing year.
Take for example Haydn Bunton Sr. This guy is a triple Brownlow medal winner (31, 32, 35) but until I looked him up I have never heard of him.
Not to mention Ivor Warne-Smith who is a duel Brownlow medal winner, as is Dick Reynolds and Bill Hutchison. These guys were once greats of the game and for the most part have been largely forgotten by history.
A good idea for a thread: Footy 101 for Nincompoops.Can't blame others for your lack of historical knowledge.
There's a few non-negotiables that any footy head should know. You don't necessarily have to know the numbers, but should at least know the club / name.
Triple Brownlow Medallists
Haydn Bunton Snr (also won the Sandover Medal in WA 3 times, I can't believe you had to look him up, he's even from NSW)
Players that have kicked over 1,000 career goals
Gary Ablett Snr
Multiple Norm Smith Medal Winners
Dustin Martin x 3
Gary Ayres x 2
Andrew McLeod x 2
Luke Hodge x 2
Norm Smith Medal Winners from Losing Teams
Gary Ablett Snr
Most Premierships in a row (you should know Collingwood at the very minimum)
Collingwood x 4
Carlton x 3
Melbourne x 3 (2 times)
Brisbane x 3
Hawthorn x 3
Most Goals in a GF
Gary Ablett Snr x 9
Most Goals in a Finals Series
Gary Ablett Snr x 27
Highest Goal Average Per Game
Peter Hudson 5.64
Biggest Crowd at a GF
1970 Collingwood v Carlton 121,696 (you don't need to know the exact number, just that 1970 is the correct answer)
Biggest Half Time Deficit
44 points Carlton, 1970 (Teddy Hopkins, footy folklore)
Geelong 37.19 239 v Brisbane
Most Goals in a game
18 Fred Fanning
Most Goals in a Season
Bob Pratt x 150 (kicked the first 100 in 13 games)
Peter Hudson x 150 (choking in the quest to break the record in the 1971 GF and got knocked out by Cowboy Neale)
Essendon x 16
Carlton x 16
Most Wooden Spoons
St Kilda x 27
Most Games Played
Over 400 Games Played
Most Grand Final Appearances By A Player
Michael Tuck x 11
Most Premierships Won By A Player
Michael Tuck x 7
Most Premierships Won By A Player / Coach
Ronald Dale Barassi Jnr x 10, 6 as a player and 4 as a coach.
Unless someone breaks Dusty's Norm Smith wins, I believe 3 is the most for that medal as its named, then he's likely to hold space on Grand Final day until it is.
Because he got a stupidly long big money deal that would have him well paid even when his body was cooked (ala now).Why did Franklin move?
1+ million a year for not playing. Where do I sign?Because he got a stupidly long big money deal that would have him well paid even when his body was cooked (ala now).
Add that to the fact he's less recognisable than he would be in Melbourne, but still celebrity enough to get the perks he wants and its a good deal.
yes he didnt say Sydney FC,FFS i love going theyre sometimes,but doesnt meani want to work n live permanentlyI haven't seen the paper but I bet it was front and back page...
"... It is purely speculation at this point.
Carr has not directly addressed the link with the Swans, but his comments about the three-time Norm Smith medallist’s fondness for Sydney will raise eyebrows.
“Dusty loves Sydney,” Carr said."
In other news I said "won" which means I won a billion dollars.
buddy will be remembered for sure long after hes finished playing,most probably more than anybody else of his era,it mainly comes down to those 3It is an interesting discussion though, wondering which players will be known 100 years from now.
I mean look at someone like Tom Hawkins, great player, no doubt about it, won premierships, kicked plenty of goals, consistently in the top 5 best key forwards of the last 15 years or so, but to me Tom Hawkins won't be well known in 100 years. I mean does anyone remember the 4th or 5th best key forward of the 1930's?
We also see that midfielders seem to be more easily forgotten than key forwards as well, and defenders basically have no hope of being remembered long term. I think the era between 2010 and 2020 history will remember 1, maybe 2 players, and I think Buddy will be one of them simply because he was the best key forward of that period and his name is top 5 in the goal kicking tally.
That's because he's the only player in the league to ever kick 1300+ goals, and his tally will probably never be overtaken. Without that standout achievement to set him apart from the rest of his contemporaries, his lack of a premiership probably WOULD have hurt his legacy, and he potentially wouldn't be as immortalized as he is today.It really doesn't. Tony Lockett will likely be the guy remembered from the 1980's in 2080 and he didn't win a single premiership.
'Mr Nvs, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I've ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response was there anything that could even be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.'In a century from now people will still be talking about Buddy, while Martin will have long since been forgotten about.
The AFL are poor at promoting the history of the game, generally speaking. In fact they seem averse to promoting it.You needed to get out of under that RUNVS rock!
It also astonishes me how little most footy fans are interested in the history of their clubs. All the surviving VFA/VFL clubs have great and interesting and reasonably available histories to read about. The clubs are more or less all genuinely strongly connected to their long histories.The AFL are poor at promoting the history of the game, generally speaking. In fact they seem averse to promoting it.
They briefly provided historical stats pages which some of us gleefully consumed, but it's left to the likes of *Paul* with his afltables.com site to keep the public informed.
Ask Hooker!Ok, excluding those forgettable premierships and individual awards that no-one who follows football care about, Dusty will still be remembered for his haircut and neck tatts.
You mention Buddy will be remembered though...what attributes will he be remembered for?
$$$$$$$$$$He basically wanted to move to a non-AFL state to get out of the spotlight and he picked the team he thought was most likely to win a flag, but considering the Swans competition was GWS, Brisbane and Gold Coast who were all beyond terrible back in 2013 it isn't surprising he picked Sydney. His main reason for leaving though was he didn't like the spotlight.