Opinion Non-Crows AFL 4: The Centre Cannot Hold

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baldandbroke

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If you watch any game dermott commentates there is always a player who is the best ever at something. It's a standard line he delivers. Do you really think he will say Tex was better than Dunstall as a kick. Not saying Tex isn't great but he isn't the best ever.

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Imo Tex is a better kick than Dunstall. Not a better set shot on goal, or more accurate ... D Jarman was also a better kick than Dunstall. Either foot, different kicks, shaping them, weighting them, Tex's ability to kick that long goal is rare.

Lockett was the best set shot I saw - then Dunstall. They say Hudson was the best set shot ever, not going to argue that.

But I'm not looking to argue the detail, just saying we have some bloody good kicks of the football in the modern game. It's not like the past produced a better average kick ... people remember the guys that were exceptional. Dunstall and Lockett were two of my favourite players to watch, ever.

When we go back and watch a bog standard game from 30 years ago it's a great reminder that there were just as many (if not more) bad kicks, crap umpiring, players diving for frees, weak tackles, lazy runners etc ...
 

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treeman

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Did I hear this morning that Matthew Lobbe is Ports new ruck coach?

Surely you got to be strapped for cash if you're getting in a former dudd that's not as good as your first or even second ruck.

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Mr_Moogle

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Did I hear this morning that Matthew Lobbe is Ports new ruck coach?

Surely you got to be strapped for cash if you're getting in a former dudd that's not as good as your first or even second ruck.

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He was a mediocre player but that doesn't necessarily mean he will be a poor coach. Port are certainly hurting for money though and it's about time they had the quality of coaching that suits their lowly, pauper status.
 

skam85

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Did I hear this morning that Matthew Lobbe is Ports new ruck coach?

Surely you got to be strapped for cash if you're getting in a former dudd that's not as good as your first or even second ruck.

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Those who can't do, teach
 

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