Toast Retirement: Josh J Kennedy

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Scythe94

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Aug 12, 2017
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Thought this deserved a MB thread. A wonderful player who brought fear to opposing backlines for 17 years, and always played the game with class.

Impossible not to like – congrats on a great career, JK.
 

Engimal v3

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Sep 21, 2017
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Giddy up Josh

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PhatBoy

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Fantastic player - at his absolutely peak just for a moment probably had a claim at being Buddy’s equal during a time when Buddy was not at his Best But not far from it. Seems a ripping bloke and carried that forward line for a long time
 

owen87

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Apr 23, 2016
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Thought this deserved a MB thread. A wonderful player who brought fear to opposing backlines for 17 years, and always played the game with class.

Impossible not to like – congrats on a great career, JK.


2nd best player from a West Australian team to retire this week. Solid effort JJK.
 

PhatBoy

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May 5, 2016
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No room for Jack Reiwoldt?

Buddy is clear number 1 and then JK,JR & TH the next clear big three


It’s interesting that none of those 4 are what you’d call similar to each other outside of the position they play and the high quantity of goals they’ve ticked.

One pure athlete with freak skill who is oddly average as a mark for such a big skilful guy but incredible at ground level.

One almost pure lead out full forward: just run mark and kick relentlessly.

One contested beast who has surprisingly elite general disposal skills but just happens to be built like a tank

One who is a little bit of a hybrid who has developed his all round skill as he’s gotten older
 

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PhatBoy

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May 5, 2016
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I love it when my club picks the right player with their early draft pick - good drafting right there :cool:

It was hard watching him play and dominate seasons when we didnt have a full forward after the Fev debacle. Stutter step aside, what a champion


I’d imagine the hurt of watching Kennedy turn into such a champion is lessened by the impact of Judd to some degree but geez it must be shattering to think of what you could have got from Fev if he wasn’t such a basket case
 

Forward Press

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Jul 5, 2011
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2x Coleman medallist
3x AA
1x Premiership
292 games
715 goals

Cracking career. You'd sign off to that from day 1 if they offered it to you!

Will unfortunately fall 7 games short of the 300 club (still only one Eagle to have cracked that mark) but an amazing career indeed and achieved just about everything you could ask for.

Even though he's clearly on his last legs (figuratively and literally) he will be missed at West Coast.
 

FRUMPY

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Aug 18, 2006
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I’d imagine the hurt of watching Kennedy turn into such a champion is lessened by the impact of Judd to some degree but geez it must be shattering to think of what you could have got from Fev if he wasn’t such a basket case

would have been better if we traded fev instead.....
 

demondavey

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Apr 18, 2005
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Absolutely one of the best FF in his time. He goes into that Category with Hawkins and Riewoldt, and just a rung below the greatest ever in Franklin. WC the absolute winner of that trade with Carlton. His value to WC was worth more than Judd to Carlton.

Where does he rank in terms of Eagles greats?
 

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