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Ablett Junior
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For mine from say 2000 onwards

However Dangerfield could find his way in here eventually
 

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glenferry23

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One thing that continues to amaze me is the inability of the opposition to be able to tackle Ablett properly. Even after all these years, he still somehow someway is able to break a tackle or get a clean disposal out. It’s an art form in itself.
 

UnitedWarrior93

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One thing that continues to amaze me is the inability of the opposition to be able to tackle Ablett properly. Even after all these years, he still somehow someway is able to break a tackle or get a clean disposal out. It’s an art form in itself.
He’s very strong at the hips, in his prime it was such a pleasure to watch.
 

UnitedWarrior93

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He has had an incredible incredible. He needed a few early years early in his career to become who he eventually became but when he did, he was amazing. Snr and Jnr are the greatest Father/Son duo this sport has produced. And considering the genes, could we perhaps get another amazing Ablett generation in the future?
Gaz’s little boy is quite ill with a rare degenerative disease. Would love another Ablett playing for Geelong in the future though.
 

Cluggage

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Saturday night sucked, but I feel honoured to have watched the little master in the flesh in his 2nd last game.

I was over it by yesterday afternoon - Geelong were immense. Monstered us around the contest and executed their system to perfection. I really hope they go all the way.

Cameron is a fantastic get by the Cats. Their list management is unmatched.
 

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chef

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Unlucky son.
Reading that a few are saying the same thing as Jod. Judds absolute best was better or at least as good than Abletts, but Abletts been by far the better player over a career.
 

Art Vandelay_

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Reading that a few are saying the same thing as Jod. Judds absolute best was better or at least as good than Abletts, but Abletts been by far the better player over a career.
Those people are clearly forgetting 2009-2014 Ablett then. He legitimately was unstoppable right up until Macaffer tackled him and he did the shoulder. Multiple seasons over 30 touches and 1+ goals a game. Rarefied air.

Jod then made the deluded, and biased, decision that he’d pick Judd.

Ablett is discussed as possibly (wrong) being better than his father (AFL TOTC member) and is mentioned in the same esteem as Matthews (AFL TOTC member). I’m sorry but Judd just isn’t fit to be compared to him and he was an excellent player in his own right.
 

RPCB

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Reading that a few are saying the same thing as Jod. Judds absolute best was better or at least as good than Abletts, but Abletts been by far the better player over a career.
Judd’s best started a lot earlier than GAJnr. Ablett polled 14 Brownlow votes in his first 5 years in the league. Judd had polled 78 and won the award during that period. He came to Carlton and won another one but he had started to decline in the last 3 to 4 years of his career and retired early in 2015. Both incredible players who had very similar down years late in their careers.
 

RPCB

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I just saw that Fantasia has nominated Port Adelaide. Dodo must be thrilled. His dream of getting Neale, Witherden, Walsh, Wines and 6 first rounders through the door is still on...
 

Kram

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Those people are clearly forgetting 2009-2014 Ablett then. He legitimately was unstoppable right up until Macaffer tackled him and he did the shoulder. Multiple seasons over 30 touches and 1+ goals a game. Rarefied air.

Jod then made the deluded, and biased, decision that he’d pick Judd.

Ablett is discussed as possibly (wrong) being better than his father (AFL TOTC member) and is mentioned in the same esteem as Matthews (AFL TOTC member). I’m sorry but Judd just isn’t fit to be compared to him and he was an excellent player in his own right.
I'd take Gaz Jr over his old man.
 

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