Opinion The Most Loveable Bomber? - Now with a poll!

Who is the Most Loveable Bomber?

  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

    Votes: 18 30.0%
  • Tim Watson

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Paul Barnard

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Scott Lucas

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Paul Van Der Haar

    Votes: 2 3.3%
  • Leon Baker

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Jobe Watson

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Adam Ramanauskas

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Dustin Fletcher

    Votes: 9 15.0%
  • Michael Long

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Terry Daniher

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Michael Hurley

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Cale Hooker

    Votes: 4 6.7%
  • Gavin Wanganeen

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • Billy Duckworth

    Votes: 1 1.7%
  • James Hird

    Votes: 6 10.0%
  • Simon Madden

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • **wildcard**

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    60

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Cold Sober

Premium Platinum
Sep 28, 2016
5,682
6,863
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Essendon
Other Teams
Man U .White Sox;Storm,Victory
Ronny Andrews, he ruffled hair too.
Neagle, Vanda, Nobby Clarke, Hirdy, John Coleman, Bill Snell, Billy Duck, Tippa, The Great One Roger Merrett etc etc etc.
In the words of Jeff Fenech, ' I luv yas all'.
 

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Yoda_

Hall of Famer
May 6, 2007
30,575
15,486
South East Suburbs
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspurs, Melbourne Vixen
Tippa has the same league wide universal love that Fletcher once commanded. A special sort of character and player is afforded that sort of love


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ScrappyCoCo

Norm Smith Medallist
Jul 5, 2014
5,760
6,068
AFL Club
Essendon
Ronny Andrews, he ruffled hair too.
Neagle, Vanda, Nobby Clarke, Hirdy, John Coleman, Bill Snell, Billy Duck, Tippa, The Great One Roger Merrett etc etc etc.
In the words of Jeff Fenech, ' I luv yas all'.
I remember sitting on the fence in front of the "Wizards from Windy HIll" banner as a kid, and mum yelled out "I love you Ronnie". He turned, smiled and gave a thumbs up in her general direction. Dad and the nearby crowd were laughing!

TD for mine but also a soft spot for the church going hipster Simon Madden.
 

ghostdog

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 18, 2008
9,704
5,373
gondawanaland
AFL Club
Essendon
Tippa has the same league wide universal love that Fletcher once commanded. A special sort of character and player is afforded that sort of love


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Yes. It's the humility of Walla and knowing where he's come from and how hard he worked, and I think the humility of Fletch as well.

...and although I wasn't as invested in the game back then, I loved what I saw of Bomber and recall thinking even back then, that dude is a little General. He's gotten a bit lost, and I pity that situation, but he also had humble beginnings. I think he was an electrician?
 

Runk

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 12, 2003
18,781
20,117
under the table
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Not important
I have been thinking about this, who is the most loveable bomber of all time?
For mine it is Scott Lucas, just the most likeable bloke and the left peg of a god.
Yeah but Bombers fans were all over him whenever he played a bad game. He seemed to cop it big time.

Most loved I've seen....I'd have to say the most loved no matter what, was Terry Daniher. People just loved the guy.
These days, it'd have to be Walla.
 

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Zach Package

Kyle Langfourd
Sep 21, 2012
25,695
36,428
Parish, Francis
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Essendon
Other Teams
Piggy Smith, Heat
Surprising lack of Paul Barnard, Jobe and Michael Long here for mine.

It’s currently a tie between Chook, Walla (I was on the train very, very early) and Draper but I think it will always be Jobe.
 

Yoda_

Hall of Famer
May 6, 2007
30,575
15,486
South East Suburbs
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Essendon
Other Teams
Tottenham Hotspurs, Melbourne Vixen
Surprising lack of Paul Barnard, Jobe and Michael Long here for mine.

It’s currently a tie between Chook, Walla (I was on the train very, very early) and Draper but I think it will always be Jobe.
Take a number pal, I was two years before he was drafted :p


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owen87

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 23, 2016
10,953
13,927
AFL Club
Essendon
Hard to go past AMT current day, the back-story, the magic on-field, the humble personality.

Hooker has been a phenomenal clubman, no doubt, but AMT is pretty much universally loved as far as I can tell. Even when he draws infuriating (for opposition supporters) free kicks, they never really hate him.
 

Ati Tude

Team Captain
Mar 20, 2018
592
966
AFL Club
Essendon
Darren (Boris) Bewick deserves a mention. I get that supporters from all other clubs hated him but that was part of the appeal. His 9 goal performance first game back from a knee reco including 5 in the last quarter against the Cats in the Centenary Game back in '96 or thereabouts, and his '93 Prelim were the stuff of legend.
 

rumply

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 11, 2002
24,092
23,691
AFL Club
Essendon
Other Teams
Iggles, 76ers.
Mark Harvey back in the day, fearless.
Longy, simply great to watch.
AMT these days, did laugh at the footy on Sunday how everyone's arse starts to lift off their seat when he gets close to the ball.
 

Mootsy

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 13, 2015
6,688
5,865
AFL Club
Essendon
Personality??
You hardly ever get to see that side of the players at all, but from interviews i've seen..
David Hill, super nice guy.
Lucas..
Ramanauskas.
Winderlich.

Player skill etc Lloyd, Lucas, Mercuri
 
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