Who should Have the Next Statue at MCG

Who should Have the Next Statue at MCG ?

  • Tony Lockett

    Votes: 61 26.4%
  • Wayne Carey

    Votes: 11 4.8%
  • Gary Ablett Snr

    Votes: 23 10.0%
  • Anthony Koutifides

    Votes: 3 1.3%
  • James Hird

    Votes: 16 6.9%
  • Michael Voss

    Votes: 7 3.0%
  • Ben Cousins

    Votes: 27 11.7%
  • Other

    Votes: 44 19.0%
  • Eddie McGuire

    Votes: 15 6.5%
  • Lou Richards

    Votes: 14 6.1%
  • Sam Newman

    Votes: 9 3.9%
  • Masher

    Votes: 1 0.4%

  • Total voters
    231

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telsor

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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.
Sounds like he's a worthy candidate for consideration...what about the rest?

The point is that their record at the G is a huge part of the criteria.
 

telsor

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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.
Wearing a Richmond jumper no doubt.

After all, his deeds at the MCG are what matter, and a large number of his games there were for Richmond.
 

Cuzz09

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"Hot jam donut statue"

Fond memories of the G is grabbing a bag of those bad boys on the way out. Biting in a the top of your mouth peeling off

"Footy Record guy statue"

Part of the footy day experience. Hearing "RECOOOORD!!!" as you walked in was great as a kid.

If Clarko wins another flag then he'd have to be a chance down the track.

Wasnt the G used as a base or hospital or something for the Yanks in WW2? Maybe something along those lines?
 

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Alphonse_

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Peter Hore's infamous 1997 sheninigans at Australia vs Iran WCQ will forever be (good or bad) a part of sporting folklore. Given some of the other names suggested in this thread, Hore has to be a chance :)
 

MadMaxx

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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?
I have wondered the same...

The statue is not up in the concourse (with Warnie, Bradman, Matthews, Strickland, Cuthbert Renolds etc), but on one of the boulevards leading up to Jolimont. For memory, it also has a plaque saying it was commissioned by Tattersalls (Confirm?). Possibly not done by the MCC
 

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Since Ben Cousins is 2nd on the polls, I think it's time to start thinking about moving the proposal forward. Here you have it:


 

Jess Solero

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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.
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?

I have met him, he is a very humble man??
 

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They should put one of Tony Lockett outside the Lockett end of Docklöands and one of Gordon Coventry outside the Coventry end.

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:
Polly Farmer
Barry Cable
Phil Matson
John Todd
Ross Glendenning
Peter Matera
 

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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:
Polly Farmer
Barry Cable
Phil Matson
John Todd
Ross Glendenning
Peter Matera
TI, Mossy, Maurice & find a place for the Nicholas Elvis Winmar statue.
 

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