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CarnTheScray

The Dogfather
Jun 4, 2019
2,273
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Bevo Bunker
AFL Club
Western Bulldogs
Sam Petrevski-Seton for some reason.
 

Gazza Greatness

Team Captain
Oct 11, 2008
366
458
Werribee
AFL Club
Geelong
A better question for this thread would be average or worse than average players who always manage to play well against your team.

I mean saying Dustin Martin, Buddy Franklin or Ablett Jnr always plays well against your team, well no sh*t, they are really good players. Much more interesting to discuss the spuds that always smash one random team.
In answer to your excellent reply RUNVS there is no one player of note, as with Geelong from my observation outside the champs (Dusty, etc), it's generally been the player, notable or otherwise who has been opposed to Rhys Stanley in ruck. In Stanley's poor and non-competitive games, especially in second halves of games when he tires, he has made whatever opposition ruckman who's out there, look like Polly Farmer and John Nicholls rolled into one and accordingly, Geelong 'always' lost. Apologies RUNVS for not giving name/s as there have been to many opposition ruckman to mention or remember, thankfully Rhys is a better footballer and more consistent player these days.
 

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Barry_Badrinath

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 23, 2011
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Bathing in Premiership Glory
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Richmond
Other Teams
Home Finals at the MCG
Mundy’s nailed the match winner against us twice.

A lot of Carlton players used to sh*t me back around 2008-12. Gibbs, Murphy, Ed Curnow, Jeff Garlett to name a few
 

Goggin Our Best

Norm Smith Medallist
May 23, 2011
5,109
7,266
sydney
AFL Club
Geelong
When the Bris Lions were a powerhouse - of the key forwards who did the damage - i didnt think it was Lynch or Brown so much - but it allways seemed to be Bradshaw

I can remember one of his 1st games against Geel - in Qld - and i thought who is this - how he moved and marked and kicked - i thought it was the next Bernie Quinlan
 

kid_a

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Apr 5, 2010
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Perf
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West Coast
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Hammarby IF, East Freo, Glory
Harry O'Brien always seemed to play well against us back in the day.

Paul Haselby almost lived for Western Derbies, I think he's won the Glendenning(-Allen) medal more than any other player which just backs up my point.

These days it seems to be the whole Brisbane Lions team
 

All Aust

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Oct 29, 2020
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Richmond
Well big Cox ripped us a new one that one time in prelim camp but every time we play the pies, Sidebottom owns us. Often with far fewer possessions than his captain and some of his on ball team mates. We match up poorly on Steele.

This year, Karl Amon dined out fairly well v tigers. A fairly distant 10th this year in the Jack Cahill.
 

harrythetiger

Jack Graham That Is 🏆🏆🏆
Sep 13, 2015
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Hillary Step
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Richmond
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76ers
I recall Stephen Milne absolutely destroying us on a few occasions.
 

Instincts

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Sep 21, 2020
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North Melbourne
Josh Bruce, man probably spent his whole 2 past pre-seasons trying to figure out how to beat Tarrant
 

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Wojcinski

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 14, 2011
14,178
20,530
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Geelong
Darren Minchington's best two or three games of his career were all against Geelong

I remember Dennis Armfield playing the odd blinder against us, same with Jackson Trengove for the Dogs
 

backtozero

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Jul 26, 2020
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Port Adelaide
Eric Hipwood
Ben Brown
 

Sheepey

Club Legend
Oct 18, 2016
1,220
4,146
AFL Club
St Kilda
Taylor Walker
Buddy Franklin
Steele Sidebottom
 

Elton Johns Wig

Bruncher 🏆
Apr 20, 2014
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53,742
Brunch
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Richmond
Other Teams
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Mundy’s nailed the match winner against us twice.

A lot of Carlton players used to sh*t me back around 2008-12. Gibbs, Murphy, Ed Curnow, Jeff Garlett to name a few
Mason Wood seemed to go ok against us as well.
 

Rusty Brookes

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 9, 2001
5,387
5,880
Preston
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Hawthorn
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Hawthorn, Manningham Cobras
Buddy Franklin
During his golden 2008 season, the one player I reckon Buddy struggled with was Max Hudghton. Kept to seven touches (three goals) in the home and away game and then one goal in the prelim final.
 

Fourthawn

Senior List
May 2, 2016
215
487
AFL Club
Hawthorn
In the early-to-mid 2000s Stewie Dew and Shaun Burgoyne would always blitz against us ... until we figured out a way to rectify that particular problem.
 

Power Of Optimism

Travis Boak
Jul 27, 2012
15,043
25,885
Alberton I guess
AFL Club
Port Adelaide
In the early-to-mid 2000s Stewie Dew and Shaun Burgoyne would always blitz against us ... until we figured out a way to rectify that particular problem.
Wingard
 

Catsnlakers

#We did it for Kobe.
Oct 2, 2016
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Always seems to turn it on against your team

someone who your team always has trouble containing

constantly giving your team the business every time
Well Drew Petrie used to be one, he saved his best for us, seemed to always be clunking marks at will when we played North.
 

GastevsBeard

All Australian
Aug 18, 2009
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Richmond
GA Sr
Jarrod Waite
Bryce Gibbs
Drew Petrie
 

Mesc

Ayahuasquero
Mar 30, 2008
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1,135
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
South Freo
Jeremy McGovern..Always...

Dayne Zorko has chopped us up a couple of times too.
 

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