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- Feb 24, 2013
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There are ways of approaching a discussion about the merits of someone’s subjective views of the game without being contemptuous. Mercuri was, in my view, Essendon’s most watchable player in my time. By dismissing the possibility that someone could hold this view, considering how undeniably skilful and smooth-moving he was makes you come across as delusional. You don’t have to agree with my rating of him here but these lists are created with the purpose of generating discussion. What you’re doing is outright dismissing my personal preference which is a bit odd really.
Essendon one-eyed bias aside....I can only imagine that you are either the man himself or one of his nearest & dearest.
Come on man.....6th?.....I'd have issues with it even if you had him in the Top 50.
That's like me claiming that because Colin Robertson was one of the most supremely gifted footballers I's ever seen play for Hawthorn, means I'd put him at 6th.....Everyone would laugh at me & howl me down in derision, & rightly so.....Even though I saw Robbo do things on the field that no other Hawthorn player ever could....Buddy & Sizzle included.
Because even though Robbo was a superbly balanced & sublime footballer.....He just never did it for long enough or to a high enough level often enough, which is what makes a player stand-out from his peers.
Mercuri was a very good player in a very strong & powerful side....But he was no stand-out.