Forgot about him. Had a purple patch for a while where he was palming it to cousins at will. At the same level of Nic Nat? It was too long ago to remember.Easily better imo, early 2000's Gardy was developing into being one of the top ruckman in the league.
I'm too young to have seen Keene play, but my Dad says similar things about him.Forgot about him. Had a purple patch for a while where he was palming it to cousins at will. At the same level of Nic Nat? It was too long ago to remember.
Gardiner was a better ruckman at tapping v Cox, both at the height of their powers but Gardner not at his peak for long enough.
Mate used to go on about how Laurie Keene could have been anything, barring injury. Unfortunately I didn't really follow footy pre Eagles. Snuck into lots of South Fremantle games as an 'underager' pre Eagles but never followed the game or that team.
Will be interesting how Hickey goes against Nic Nat now. In the past he’s got his ass whooped but now he’s worked under him and has Cox guiding him too. Also Hickey seemsed to be be our ruck coach last year.I think we are all forgetting something here. Tom Hickey, comes in and trains with the best tap ruckman in the comp. fu**s off and trains with west coasts OTHER team of the century ruckman, now with the bloods, now pantsing everyone else. Clearly west coast can make a mint developing and selling big men. Or maybe its just Coxy as NN was under him as well
Nic Nat doesn't take enough marks around the groundI'm too young to have seen Keene play, but my Dad says similar things about him.
We really have been blessed with ruckmen over the years.
Just think, what awesome ruckmen, will we have in the next 20 or so years? every time we lose one, we just find another.We really have been blessed with ruckmen over the years.
His 2003 season (until the knee) was a better 3/4-month run than any of our other great rucks have produced. Such was his dominance he got picked in the AA team that year off what was essentially 13 games (he did SFA on his return). But the longevity of Cox and NicNat obviously takes them past Gardy.