Who had the better year: Wines 2021 or Gray 2014?

Who had the better season?

  • Gray 2014

    Votes: 24 88.9%
  • Wines 2021

    Votes: 3 11.1%

  • Total voters
    27

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Chopperdave

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Grays 2014 is the most criminally underrated season from the past 20 years... His stats match up against Martin most dominant years and he destroyed that finals series too and was potentially BOG in all 3 games.

Robbie Gray and Dustin Martin AFL Stats Comparison (footywire.com)

A few disposals less but a bit more scoreboard impact... 36 votes vs 14

Wines very good this year but Gray was next level.
 

Powerage

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Both had their breakout years at the age of 26. Neither previously AA squad, neither Club B&F. Just goes to show...
 

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Powerage

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Gray had major injuries before he was 26.
Yes, especially that ACL which he credits for making his approach to training and preparation much more professional. When he came back in 2013 he was a much improved player and 2014 speaks for itself.

Ollie also had injuries, mostly shoulder related which hampered his performance through several seasons.

I'm just saying you can't always predict a players career trajectory based on what they do in the first half of their careers. Particularly if they change their approach to what it takes to be a top echelon AFL player and also in cases where their body holds up.
 

edgie

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Gray 2014 was one of the best years this side of Leigh Matthews you will ever see from a goal kicking midfielder.

If Martin put up those numbers he'd already have a statue (Dusty's 2017, more disposals than Gray, less goals, so it's close).
 

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Gray 2014 was one of the best years this side of Leigh Matthews you will ever see from a goal kicking midfielder.

If Martin put up those numbers he'd already have a statue (Dusty's 2017, more disposals than Gray, less goals, so it's close).
Dustys 2017 is the best season by a player in the AFL era. But Robbies 2014 is certainly right up there
 

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Here is how the coaches saw Gray.

398 votes out of a possible 30 max votes x 25 games = 750 ie Gray polled 53.06% of possible max votes.

Boak was 2nd with 255 votes so 64.1% of Gray's total.

So Ollie would have to get 53.1% of 20 max votes x 24 games = 480 = 255 votes. At 1/2 way mark Ollie has 110 votes, and comes home like a train.

Edit Ollie ends up with 229 votes or 47.71% of maximum votes. Coaches agree Gray's 2014 was better than Ollie's 2021. Boak's 167 was 72.9% of Ollie's winning votes so he was closer to Ollie relatively than he was to Robbie.
 
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I Dont Care

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What I remember most about 2014 Robbie Gray, was those incredibly quick handballs out of pressure situations that the umpires and commentators couldn't believe existed until the slo-mo replay showed how wrong the umps were
 

tribey

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• AFLCA MVP
• Port B&F (premiership year, obvs)
• Showdown Medal
• Precount Brownlow favourite (Judd admitted he thought Warren was a ‘shoo-in’ in his acceptance speech)

His year was so next-level it was insane.
 

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Gray for mine. The combination of midfield dominance and hitting the scoreboard tips him over the line.
 

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tribey

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Purely subjective opinion in terms of pure dominance, excellence, enjoyment, accolades, and OH MY HAT, etc (lifetime)

1. Hodges (1990)
2. Tredrea (2004)
3. Buckley (1992)
4. Gray (2014)
5. Hodges (1996)
6. Wingard (2013)
7. Wines (2021)
8. C Cornes (2007)
9. Boak (2020)
10. Boak (2014)
 

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Purely subjective opinion in terms of pure dominance, excellence, enjoyment, accolades, and OH MY HAT, etc (lifetime)

1. Hodges (1990)
2. Tredrea (2004)
3. Buckley (1992)
4. Gray (2014)
5. Hodges (1996)
6. Wingard (2013)
7. Wines (2021)
8. C Cornes (2007)
9. Boak (2020)
10. Boak (2014)
Wines, Boak, Wingard have not/never will have years as good as Gray 14-16. I think the lack of finals in 15 and 16 makes his form less memorable.

Gray was insane in 2016 and didn't make the 40-man AA squad, lol
 

tribey

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Wines, Boak, Wingard have not/never will have years as good as Gray 14-16. I think the lack of finals in 15 and 16 makes his form less memorable.

Gray was insane in 2016 and didn't make the 40-man AA squad, lol
Fair. I reckon his sustained excellence made it less pronounced too. It just became an expectation, rather than something that felt explicitly out of the box.
 

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