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Opposition players you like or respect?

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  1. Luv_our_club

    Luv_our_club Premiership Player

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    There are others, but these players come to mind:

    Cotchin
    Coniglio and Greene
    Travis Boak
    Sam Jacobs
    Simpson
    Howe
    W Rioli
    B. Brown
    Geary
    Stewart
    Fyfe and B Hill
    Bont
     

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  2. HawkerHurricane

    HawkerHurricane Inaugural Mount Barker Eagle

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    The first bloke that comes to mind for me is old "Captain Courageous" - Paul Kelly.
    It was fitting that after his service to the Swans, he was given the honour of presenting the cup to Roos & Hall in 2005 (as much as that hurt)
     
  3. Truckosaurus

    Truckosaurus Premiership Player

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    Tough as nails but unfortunately, as durable as a water cracker. He's still only 34, could theoretically still be playing.
     
  4. Carson Dial

    Carson Dial Club Legend

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    If I remember he was the only one to have a go at Barry Hall after he flattened Brent Staker. Respect ✊
     
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  5. Cadaver

    Cadaver Hotel? Trivago.

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    Unless he wins a flag it'll be hard to top Tredrea.
     
  6. Bjchan13

    Bjchan13 Rookie

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    He retired a while back but Lenny Hayes was an absolute warrior. Gotta love a bit of Dale Morris also.
     
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  7. Topkent

    Topkent Premium Platinum

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    It's 100% true, been confirmed by his old man aswell. In fact when he first got down to Melbourne they had to sit him down and tell him to relax in training because he was injuring blokes in competitive drills.

    Pound for pound he is on par with any tough bloke to ever play the game.
     
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  8. Topkent

    Topkent Premium Platinum

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    I've always loved the scrappers and blokes who are a bit loose.

    Paul Kelly was me original hero.
    Loved Fraser Gehrig, we he got those big biceps wrapped around a poor full backs head with the mullet flowing and the look of a serial killer in his eyes it was legit viewing.
    Beau Waters, man could bump a train off the tracks.
    Brendan Fevola, for a time there was arguably the most entertaining bloke in the game.
    Mitch Robinson, put the ball on the ground between him and an oppo player and he makes them earn it everytime.
    Luke Hodge, plays footy like it's the 90s still. Love him.
     
  9. tropicaltiger

    tropicaltiger ggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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    heard that too
     
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  10. joff

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    Robbie Gray is my pick you want the ball in his hands pure class both on and off the field. Previously I used to love to watch Richo from the tigers loved seeing his passion and he always gave 100%
     
  11. Benny78

    Benny78 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Nobody wants McGovern or Rance? I'd probably prefer Waters and Taylor if we're talking in their primes.
     

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  12. getthefooty

    getthefooty Norm Smith Medallist

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    How can you go past the big Bud.

    That feeling of being completely dumbfounded about the sheer audacity - let alone execution - of some of the things he does is pretty special.
     
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  13. MinistryOfMajak

    MinistryOfMajak Team Captain

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    Kade Simpson and Rory Sloane.

    Neither get the credit they deserve. Absolute champions.

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  14. Heaps of fun

    Heaps of fun Brownlow Medallist

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    Never change, Big Footy.
     
  15. Nobu

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  16. Mundusa

    Mundusa Team Captain

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    Not that I want to lose Wines, but I would pity the team going up against those two in the same midfield.
     
  17. boncer34

    boncer34 It's just the way I say things

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  18. Farang83150

    Farang83150 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Shannon Hurn and Drew Petrie, on and off the field.
     
  19. HavUEvaSeenTheRain

    HavUEvaSeenTheRain Premiership Player

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    Three of my favourites are ex Carlton players. Eddie Betts, Josh Kennedy and Mitch Robinson.
    Eddie and Robinson are two of the best players I've seen at Carlton for interaction with supporters.
    Also love watching Toby Greene. You just can't look away
     
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  20. Isaac Cumming No 1

    Isaac Cumming No 1 Premium Platinum

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    It's players for opposition clubs. :)But I'll nominate Hurn if it helps.
     
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  21. Chief Ten Beers

    Chief Ten Beers Norm Smith Medallist

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    Heath Shaw
    Jarrod Witts
    Dayne Bea.....oh wait.
     
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  22. Reservoir tiger

    Reservoir tiger All Australian

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    Pies- Sidebottom
    Blues- Simpson
    Bombers- was a struggle.. go with dea
    Hawks- Burgoyne
    Dees- again a struggle loved Bernie Vince though...nev Jetta
    Eagles- Kennedy
    Swans- buddy
    Roos- Browne
    Dogs- macrae
    Saints-Gresham
    Suns- swallow
    GWS- kelly
    Freo-Fyfe
    Power- wines
    Crows- Sloane
    Lions- Martin
    Cats- Hawkins
     
  23. Simon_Says

    Simon_Says Premium Gold

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    Roughy Champion bloke and Survivor
    Josh Kelly, Pure class
    Charlie Curnow
    Issac Smith

    (Only read the OP after the fact, although Jetts isnt an oppo player doesn't change the fact that his work he has done has transcended the game)
    Nev Jetta, not for his footballing prowess but the work he does off the field but the work he has done of recent years in the Indigenous community.
     
  24. cznsnowy91

    cznsnowy91 Debutant

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    I really like cripps, he's hard and tough as well as being very good. Fyfe is also great, both are one man teams on occasions but always get on with it and give it everything.
     
  25. Thomas2

    Thomas2 Premium Gold

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    All time - Lenny Hayes

    Currently - Swans Josh Kennedy, Fyfe and Robbie Gray were what came to mind first.
     
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