Strangest player in the league (past/present)

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  1. herculez09

    herculez09 Premiership Player

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    I misread the thread title about strongest player in the league earlier, and that got me thinking, who is the strangest player in the league?

    I remember reading here once that Ben Brown was a bit of a weirdo that only wanted to hang out with the coaches when travelling interstate. Throw in his sideshow Bob hair and you've got a veritable oddball.
     
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  2. Dons4days

    Dons4days All Australian

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    Brian Lake was always a bit odd
     
  3. herculez09

    herculez09 Premiership Player

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    Yes, I'll never forget when he decided to try to choke out Drew Petrie, or whoever it was (turns out I have forgotten it).
     
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  4. Stevi_Tigers

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    alex rance from hiding in bins and soaping up the floor to slide on and dive in the spa
     
  5. JoshWoodenSpoon

    JoshWoodenSpoon Club Legend

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    With regard to football style, I'd consider Justin Westoff's career rather enigmatic.
     
  6. Moo

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    Title should read 'After Mark Jackson- Who is the Strangest Player?'
     
  7. herculez09

    herculez09 Premiership Player

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    Oh, yes, I forgot about Rance and his stalker!

    That was a very strange situation.
     
  8. herculez09

    herculez09 Premiership Player

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    You should become a mod again so that you can edit it.
     
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  9. Moo

    Moo Premium Platinum

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    Or Perhaps '3rd Strangest Player (Jackson & Acker aside)?'
     
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  10. Moo

    Moo Premium Platinum

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    I've asked Chief to reinstate me as a WC Mod just so I can get my mojo back.
     
  11. herculez09

    herculez09 Premiership Player

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    That title isn't gonna change itself, Mr. Manager.
     
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  12. Sinjin Smith

    Sinjin Smith All Australian

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    Bruce Doull, not strange in a derogatory manner, he was one unique individual. Could play a bit as well.
     
  13. Stevi_Tigers

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    greg stafford had one as well when he was a tiger
     
  14. SBI

    SBI Norm Smith Medallist

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    I still remember this post from years ago about Adam Heuskes:

     
  15. Chief

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    You mean Moojo.
     
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    Jarrad Grant is one weird looking mofo
     
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  18. pan_

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    Apparently Mark Coughlan was a very weird unit. Nathan Brown wrote about him once:

    "In my 13 years of playing football, he is the rarest individual I have ever met. He is very popular among the playing group and conducts his life like no other person I know. He turned up at the club the other day with one shoe on — he couldn't find the other one. Mark doesn't talk much and could quite easily go a week without saying a word, is ridiculously intelligent in a Stephen Hawking way, and somewhat aloof."
     
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  19. Masquerade

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    No one's mentioned Lumumba?
     
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  20. Xenthor

    Xenthor Club Legend

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    Cooney is a little bit strange
     
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  21. Tyler Hodges

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    On field, Luke Shuey is the biggest twitcher I've ever seen, flicks his head around the shop like he's Leo in what's eating Gilbert Grape. Never notice it much until I got seats behind the Eagles interchange at subi.

    As far as off field antics goes Harry O is one strange chap.
     
  22. The 747

    The 747 Brownlow Medallist

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    He certaintly got himself paid pretty well out of it. Odd guy but he puts on a lot.
     
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  23. Tyler Hodges

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    Was it Max Rooke or Steve J who was the weirdo at Geelong in their heyday? Use to ride scooters and dress up randomly?
     
  24. Withnail

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    Jason Akermanis.
     
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  25. the_big_sav

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    first name that came to mind
     

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