And as for SOS, his final series in 1995 where he gave up only 1 goal against his direct opponents, Daryl White, Wayne Carey, Gary Ablett Senior, and that goal was Daryl White, surely cemented his name as the Full back of the Century.
Have always contended that SOS was the main reason for Carlton's 95 Finals success. His efforts on Carey, Ablett and White were supreme. From memory the 1 goal kicked against him ( by White) was a relayed free kick
Except that ASADA and WADA didn't PROVE Essendon guilty.
Because, in the WADA universe, they can set up a kangaroo court, and Essendon have to prove their innocence, not the other way around, which is going against basic human rights.
People say that Hird sued because of ego. But ASADA had four years to prove Essendon guilty, and failed to. It was WADA and those who run it's egos who then appealed, and then twisted things to put the onus of proof on Essendon, when it should have been up to them to prove guilt.
Also, ASADA never went after Dank. If they thought he did the wrong thing, why not interview him, and then have him handed over to the police. You know why, because there was no political mileage in that, and they wouldn't get the media attention that they would by bringing down celebrities.
I would not be surprised if WADA are proven one day to have been involved in corrupt practices.
This is why Essendope supporters get so worked up about WADA's presentation of evidence at the CAS hearing. WADA were able to prove their case to reasonable satisfaction due to the lack of hard evidence emanating out of Windy Hill. Simple record keeping could have blown WADA out of the water. Problem is you don't keep records if you are trying to cheat.