Taylor Walker voted captain of the year by his peers

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by mick500, Sep 13, 2017.

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Who's opinion do you trust more?

  1. Bigfooty members

  2. AFL peers

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  1. mick500

    mick500 Club Legend

    Adelaide
    Feb 17, 2012
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    Plenty of big footy fans call him the worst captain in the comp? Who do you trust? the current players or bigfooty forum members?

    Discuss.
     

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  2. Cat Maniac

    Cat Maniac Suspended

    Geelong
    Sep 2, 2017
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    Big Footy fans! believe it or not, people who watch games live whether that's at the ground or on TV, would see (or hear) just as much of an opposition captain than what the opposition would.

    The Captain of the team that finishes on top of the ladder is always the obvious choice for 'Captain of the year'
     
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  3. SilentHunter_

    SilentHunter_ Norm Smith Medallist

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    #3 SilentHunter_, Sep 13, 2017
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    Definitely bigfooty members. As a matter of fact any achievement without the trademark approval of the bigfooty community is essentially worthless in my eyes.
     
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  4. Cmarsh

    Cmarsh Premiership Player

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    Apr 23, 2012
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    Peers?

    Unless you are an Adelaide player what position are you in to evaluate his captaincy?
     
  5. Big Cox 88

    Big Cox 88 Premiership Player

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    What!!! Since when has Taylor Walker been captain!!! :D:D

    I think he won it because his team was minor premier. It is too hard to judge who the best captain is in the league, most of the hard work would be done by them behind closed doors at training and mentoring. He doesn't seem like the most inspiring on field captain.
     
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  6. gillon

    gillon All Australian

    Essendon
    Sep 12, 2013
    930
    Nobody calls him that lol
     
  7. Judd2Sewell

    Judd2Sewell Norm Smith Medallist

    Hawthorn
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    He has won because Adelaide are on top.

    He struggles to string 2 words together so I can't imagine him giving stirring pre-game and half-time chats.
     
  8. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Club Legend

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    Feb 3, 2015
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    May as well raise the same question for Sloane getting most courageous, normally it's Selwood given his willingness to put his neck on the line day in day out for the club.

    Pardon the pun.
     
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  9. HairyO

    HairyO Brownlow Medallist

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    Sloane was very courageous that game where he bitched to the umpires every time Dan Howe went near him.
     
  10. Captain Morgan

    Captain Morgan Club Legend

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    Hawthorn show courage with every off the ball hit and misplaced knees to injure the opposition.
     
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  11. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

    Melbourne
    Apr 18, 2005
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    Hawks fans really have a chip on their shoulders don't they? He hasn't won because Adelaide are on top, he won because he leads from the front, does the team thing, and if you look at his statistics you'll see he regularly involves other players in scoring due to his hard work. He also kicked 50 goals himself.

    As far as him talking, well he isn't a brain surgeon but who is that's playing AFL? Luke Hodge certainly isn't.
     

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  12. Barishnakopf

    Barishnakopf Draftee

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    Nov 29, 2011
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    Adelaide
    You guys are aware he also won it last year when we finished fifth?
     
  13. Judd2Sewell

    Judd2Sewell Norm Smith Medallist

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    Not sure what team I support has to do with anything?
     
  14. Listclogger

    Listclogger Team Captain

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    Feb 11, 2016
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    Clearly the result of donkey voting - Adelaide captain would be first on the ballot.
     
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  15. HairyO

    HairyO Brownlow Medallist

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    Is that a reference to that time Walker went to block Brad Hill and hurt himself?
     
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  16. Frank Gallagher

    Frank Gallagher Rent This Space

    Collingwood
    Aug 26, 2016
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    Great leader, well deserved.
     
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  17. Fat Nyfe

    Fat Nyfe Premiership Player

    Fremantle
    Mar 18, 2012
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    Other than when they actually play Adelaide, the players would know stuff all about Walker apart from what they see in the media like everyone else.
    They know Adelaide finished #1, Walker is captain = Walker best captain.
     
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  18. Teen Wolf

    Teen Wolf All Australian

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    I voted AFL peers, which isn't to say their appraisals of Taylor Walker aren't any less superficial than what Bigfooty members provide. However, from my understanding of how the AFLPA survey is conducted, they aren't as biased.

    The idea of a best captain is a little like somebody saying they have the best wife. What about just having the one that best suits you/your club?
     
  19. buddy2fernando

    buddy2fernando Senior List

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    Hodgey actually did very well at school from memory... yes he may not be a brain surgeon but he definitely shouldn't be likened to the Tex Walkers of the world.
     
  20. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    OP once made a crybaby thread about adelaide possibly signing Dustin Martin because he was a crybaby when people dismissed his suggestion that Lever isn't gone and Adelaide could infact sign Martin

    Thread no different. Would of voted Bigfooty posters but Unless OP deletes his account its clearly the AFL peers
     
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  21. Ian Dunross

    Ian Dunross Premiership Player

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    I've never seen Captains Courageous Hodge, Mitchell or Selwood bitch to the umpires...
     
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  22. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    Apr 18, 2005
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    Quite a lot of negativity coming from Hawks fans I've noticed. Don't know why. Great minds think alike I guess.
     
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  23. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

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    How do you know that mate?
     
  24. Jables

    Jables Club Legend

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    I doubt Fletcher Roberts knows more about Taylor Walker than I do. He finished top, who else are you going to vote for?

    He was a twitter whining tosser though about that big meany Mitchell when he tried to whack him, so footy fans.
     
  25. demondavey

    demondavey Brownlow Medallist

    Melbourne
    Apr 18, 2005
    10,694
    Why don't all the super power brains of big footy posters in this thread just come out say who they think the best captain was? I can tell you now, of the top 8 teams, only Josh Kennedy would come close to Walker this year.
     

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