The Shane Warnes of Football: Overweight players

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iameviljez

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It's a cute nickname, but he's not and never has been a porker. He's just a big, big man.

On the subject of fatties, Motlop returned in 2016 looking like he'd eaten a cow. It was actually quite funny.
He's already got his nomination earlier in the thread.
 

ThatsjustDappa

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Glenn Archer always struck me as a bit of a chubber. As eptimosied in this lovely true to life sketch from some dude on Southbank promenade....

 

kane249

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It's a cute nickname, but he's not and never has been a porker. He's just a big, big man.

On the subject of fatties, Motlop returned in 2016 looking like he'd eaten a cow. It was actually quite funny.
Hawkins probably based off this pic of him
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Motlop and Clark both also rocked up a little portly
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PhatBoy

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Tom Porkins.
I’ve never really understood this view.

The guy is f***ing enormous, no question, but that’s the inevitable result when you have someone with that amount of sheer bulk and muscle who has to virtually inject himself into his playing strip.
 

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Erick_the_Greatest

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AFL fattened them right up for 20 years by force feeding them COLA and academy advantages, which the Swans gleefully accepted without the slightest semblance of guilt

Haven’t they thinned out quickly since the AFL removed the feeding tube
 

footyfan1978

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Wayne Harmes was a chunky dynamic back pocket when I first started following the game. But about 8 years later the chunkiness seemed to be turning into being overweight. He was past his prime by mid 80's and probably cost himself another 50 to 100 games in a career.
 

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