Sounds like he's a worthy candidate for consideration...what about the rest?Ponting had 1338 runs (second most) at the G at an average of 58, with 4 centuries and 7 fifties, only Bradman has more scores over 50 there.
Wearing a Richmond jumper no doubt.I voted for Ben Cousins but I’m a bit worried that he would make every other statue look like a representation of a complete dud.
I have wondered the same...Honest question.
Why is there a statue of John Coleman at the MCG?
I realise he was a great player and was sadly cut down in his prime by injury... but he only ever played 10 times at the MCG and kicked just 42 goals there. I’m not questioning his ability, but I am about why in particular does he get an MCG statue. How is he worthy?
Well said. I agree. How could this mark not be immortalised, mark of the century.. what comes before that? And a champion player. Rates in almost all top 10’s. I find it hard to believe that they haven’t done it yet although I hear he is a very private man who couldn’t care less about his football career. I heard an interview where he said “there are one hundred Jesaulenko’s playing right now” so maybe they have asked and he isn’t interested?Especially when mark of the century was taken in front of the biggest crowd of all time in a 44 point comeback after half time.
The Jezza statue should not be a part of the ring around the G. It should be by itself in a prominent position near the G and the statue should be three times as big as the others.
This was a seminal part of Australian history. This was the first time that immigrant Australians became mainstream in Aus society.
"Jesaulenko you beauty" is an iconic catchphrase that transcends club loyalty and seeped into the culture of Australia, to make Australia a more inclusive place.
TI, Mossy, Maurice & find a place for the Nicholas Elvis Winmar statue.Id like to see Perth kind of follow suite and introduce a champions walk near Optus Stadium with great WA athletes.
Straight off the bat in terms of footballers Id have a few of the following: