Who is your current favourite Melbourne player?

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Proper Gander

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My Mum and two of my sisters have vaguely taken up AFL and the demons basically in sympathy with my obsession. They only watch sometimes when they remember and being in NSW means they don't get the constant media influencing their decisions. So I checked yesterday who they had adopted as their favourite players and why.

Mum likes Jeff Garlett - because he has a "lovely smile". (Also she has a social conscience regarding Aboriginal issues so generally tends to support Aboriginies in sport). Also Jesse Hogan "what a handsome young man" (giving me a slightly uncomfortable insight into her 'type' - ew) and, strangely, Colin Garland - for no reason she can amplify as far as I can make out. My eldest sister loves Gawn and has an Airedale puppy that she called Maxy Gawn. Another sister likes Petracca I think because she watched Queens Birthday and the commentary was hyping him big time so she hitched on the bandwagon as it swung by.

My sister in Tasmania has taken up Norf as her team, so she can get stuffed.
 

PerfectFooty

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My Mum and two of my sisters have vaguely taken up AFL and the demons basically in sympathy with my obsession. They only watch sometimes when they remember and being in NSW means they don't get the constant media influencing their decisions. So I checked yesterday who they had adopted as their favourite players and why.

Mum likes Jeff Garlett - because he has a "lovely smile". (Also she has a social conscience regarding Aboriginal issues so generally tends to support Aboriginies in sport). Also Jesse Hogan "what a handsome young man" (giving me a slightly uncomfortable insight into her 'type' - ew) and, strangely, Colin Garland - for no reason she can amplify as far as I can make out. My eldest sister loves Gawn and has an Airedale puppy that she called Maxy Gawn. Another sister likes Petracca I think because she watched Queens Birthday and the commentary was hyping him big time so she hitched on the bandwagon as it swung by.

My sister in Tasmania has taken up Norf as her team, so she can get stuffed.
Maybe this time round on our trip to tassie she can be converted
 

TheCount

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My Mum and two of my sisters have vaguely taken up AFL and the demons basically in sympathy with my obsession. They only watch sometimes when they remember and being in NSW means they don't get the constant media influencing their decisions. So I checked yesterday who they had adopted as their favourite players and why.

Mum likes Jeff Garlett - because he has a "lovely smile". (Also she has a social conscience regarding Aboriginal issues so generally tends to support Aboriginies in sport). Also Jesse Hogan "what a handsome young man" (giving me a slightly uncomfortable insight into her 'type' - ew) and, strangely, Colin Garland - for no reason she can amplify as far as I can make out. My eldest sister loves Gawn and has an Airedale puppy that she called Maxy Gawn. Another sister likes Petracca I think because she watched Queens Birthday and the commentary was hyping him big time so she hitched on the bandwagon as it swung by.

My sister in Tasmania has taken up Norf as her team, so she can get stuffed.
Do you have a brother? ... because if so, I feel sorry for him ... as I go about living my life with a wife and two daughters.
 

Toump Ass

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Watts was for mine for ages, but now everyone has stopped picking on him I'm not quite as horny for him as I used to be (Sorry Jack)
Yeah not the best choice of words there, but all the same... halfway through the 2017 preseason Jack Watts is once again my number one crush :)

2nd and 3rd spots go to Bugg & Vanders; I love good, honest triers who aren't particularly good at what they do. Bugg gets bonus points because of his immense s**t-stirrering ability.

Brayshaw, Oliver and Hunt are my three favourite players to watch.
 

Proper Gander

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Do you have a brother? ... because if so, I feel sorry for him ... as I go about living my life with a wife and two daughters.
Nope. My dad had to go through his life surrounded by women, so I have some sympathy. It must be like living in a Woody Allen film only without any role for Michael Caine or Alan Alda.
 

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Klyntonius

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Every time I try to think of a favourite player, I keep adding to the list!

Hunt, Salem, Gawn, TMac, Daisy, Watts, Oliver in no particular order and a split hair width between them.
 

hurlygurdy

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Apr 15, 2013
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TMAC. Those brain fades of his are infuriating and I can't see them stopping.
I am so seriously glad to read this on a different teams page! I've never been so infuriated with a player, and going by our experience your club will probably just keep picking him week in week out no matter what.
 

schmuttt

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I am so seriously glad to read this on a different teams page! I've never been so infuriated with a player, and going by our experience your club will probably just keep picking him week in week out no matter what.
Has over 80% disposal efficiency, the clangers thing is a myth. Hurley (Who is a better overall player) averaged more clangers in his last full season than McDonald in his last two.

I'm not saying they don't happen but they stick in the mind, whereas the other 9 kicks that hit a target don't.
 

Klyntonius

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Has over 80% disposal efficiency, the clangers thing is a myth. Hurley (Who is a better overall player) averaged more clangers in his last full season than McDonald in his last two.

I'm not saying they don't happen but they stick in the mind, whereas the other 9 kicks that hit a target don't.
McDonald's problem is when he does screw up it's usually monumental and unfortunately overshadows the good work he has done.
 

Topkent

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Has over 80% disposal efficiency, the clangers thing is a myth. Hurley (Who is a better overall player) averaged more clangers in his last full season than McDonald in his last two.

I'm not saying they don't happen but they stick in the mind, whereas the other 9 kicks that hit a target don't.
His problem is he aims for kicks that only the elite players can make, sometimes he pulls them off and other times it costs us a goal. He doesn't just bang it down the line though he is always trying to make something happen with the footy. Coaching staff probably don't mind it
 

schmuttt

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His run from the back half is seriously good now, can't remember the last time he was caught HTB. Agree with Topkent he goes for dangerous kicks I reckon under instruction from the coaches, they want him to take the game on.
 
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