The Shane Warnes of Football: Overweight players

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Total_Juddshanks

Premiership Player
Aug 4, 2005
4,294
4,331
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
The good ones
Mcgovern currently but boy can he play.
First person I thought of- you can tell he will balloon out to brownless size about 3 weeks after retirement.

What I think is interesting about Gov is how well he uses his girth when out positioning defenders- He's a master at using his considerable arse to keep forwards away from the drop of the ball.
 

00Stinger

Duel Group 1 winner
May 8, 2007
22,184
22,558
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Liverpool & San Francisco 49ers
Dean Rioli of past players.

Jarrad Waite and Stevie J of current players. Waite was known as "mudguts" at Carlton and apparently wasn't too happy with it.
Yep. I remember seeing him walking down Napier street near Windy hill during the season eating a pie and drinking a coke.

He was massively over weight

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Bunk Moreland

Hall of Famer
Sep 22, 2011
31,945
63,397
AFL Club
Essendon
Yep. I remember seeing him walking down Napier street near Windy hill during the season eating a pie and drinking a coke.

He was massively over weight

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He used to regularly rock up training early and sit around eating a couple of pies and wash it down with a coke. Sheedy just let him go. His training wasn't that vigorous!

He was such a gun, wonder how he would've been fit. Similar to Cyril I guess.
 

HolyRioli

Norm Smith Medallist
May 17, 2009
7,426
4,300
AFL Club
Hawthorn
Other Teams
Leeds Utd
ironically i remember stewie dew having a cracker game in the grandy, i thought he would go close to the norm smith that day
Nah, not the NS, he floated in and out of the game.

But he broke the game open with 2 goals and 2 more involvements / assists in a 5 minute period
 

Superstar swan

Brownlow Medallist
Jun 16, 2012
19,359
14,884
AFL Club
Sydney
First person I thought of- you can tell he will balloon out to brownless size about 3 weeks after retirement.

What I think is interesting about Gov is how well he uses his girth when out positioning defenders- He's a master at using his considerable arse to keep forwards away from the drop of the ball.
Quite remarkable in todays game...overweight with no apparent natural athletic gifts, yet is arguably the best defender in the game
 

blueboy25

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 14, 2006
6,765
7,204
AFL Club
Carlton
Other Teams
West Perth, Tottenham
Scotty Cummings, built like a fridge full of custard.
(Also an absolute legend off field)

Ashley Sampi would bugger off for the summer and fail every skin fold test know to man come first training back.

Willie Rioli in the WAFL looks like he could ruin a few Bunning's BBQs

Western Australia: Come here to get fat
Willie looks like he hasn't lost any weight at all this year. Will be interesting to see him after another preseason.
 

Leon

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 13, 2004
6,025
6,739
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
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Harry's Heroes
Was Mark "The Fridge" Roberts from North slightly on the portly side?
 

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