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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Freshwater

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Oct 30, 2014
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Sounds selfish coming from a Dogs fan, but how about Mr Football, EJ Whitten? He won a flag there as a young fella (win the b&f that year), Captain coached the ‘61 grand final team there. Played and was involved in many state games there. And no one can forget his final lap. Have him in his big V guernsey? Because of his television and state of origin stuff and larger than life personality he is more seen as a universal football identity rather than for just one club. He probably deserves a statue more than some others that already have one?
 

Fadge

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 4, 2007
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Sounds selfish coming from a Dogs fan, but how about Mr Football, EJ Whitten? He won a flag there as a young fella (win the b&f that year), Captain coached the ‘61 grand final team there. Played and was involved in many state games there. And no one can forget his final lap. Have him in his big V guernsey? Because of his television and state of origin stuff and larger than life personality he is more seen as a universal football identity rather than for just one club. He probably deserves a statue more than some others that already have one?
Great nomination.
 

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Blues177

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Oct 3, 2010
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This bloke also deserves a statue:

David Parkin

Played 211 games for Hawthorn, 1971 Premiership captain.
Played 5 games for Victoria.
Coached in 518 games including 4 premierships (1 Hawthorn, 3 Carlton)
 
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AjsGuns

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Franklin/GAJ/Dusty all potentially by the end of their career. Fyfe and Danger need flags
Only GAJ from that list. Buddy close. No to Danger, Dusty and Fyfe, sure there 3 superstars but so are Voss, Hird and Cousins who don't have statues.

GAJ the best midfielder I've ever seen (I'm 30) and was head and shoulders above his peers. Dusty, Danger, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont all much the same. Fyfe probably the best of that lot but it's opinion, Abletts fact.
 

darcytiger

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Only GAJ from that list. Buddy close. No to Danger, Dusty and Fyfe, sure there 3 superstars but so are Voss, Hird and Cousins who don't have statues.

GAJ the best midfielder I've ever seen (I'm 30) and was head and shoulders above his peers. Dusty, Danger, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont all much the same. Fyfe probably the best of that lot but it's opinion, Abletts fact.
I’m not saying that Martin deserves a statue. But the statue would be erected at the MCG, for those who plied their wares at that ground week in, week out. All other names you mentioned (bar Hird, who would be excluded for obvious reasons) did most of their work elsewhere.
 

Yoey

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Ben Cousins should, won everything whilst high all the time and never got caught....artful dodger, larrikin and atypical of the Aussie spirit.
 

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rogiebear93

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May 17, 2017
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I would love to see a commemorative statue for Cyril, Maurice and Long - would be a fantastic commemoration for the Tiwi boys and the success they've had, particularly when it counts the most with some of their best games coming on the big stage.
 

AjsGuns

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I’m not saying that Martin deserves a statue. But the statue would be erected at the MCG, for those who plied their wares at that ground week in, week out. All other names you mentioned (bar Hird, who would be excluded for obvious reasons) did most of their work elsewhere.
Fair point. No statues then of current/recently retired players. GAJ a statue at Kardinia Park.
 

Cuzz09

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Sep 21, 2004
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Norwood & Liverpool.
I would love to see a commemorative statue for Cyril, Maurice and Long - would be a fantastic commemoration for the Tiwi boys and the success they've had, particularly when it counts the most with some of their best games coming on the big stage.
Id say this is the most likely to happen.

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Stan Judkins

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Feb 14, 2018
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To win just 2 games a season, is something special and an award for still coaching a side like Carlton. Why not a coach?

Brave man to face the daily ridicule and humiliation.

Yes have to agree, the mountain of work he did for Carlton and the whole of the AFL is right out there
Statue for Brendan Bolton is a priority
 

Snooza 100

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Nobody IMO, but of the OP’s options Ablett Senior only because he dominated on that ground. I’m not sure how many Lockett kicked in the MCG but Ablett still holds the record for most goals in a GF and frankly I can’t see that record being broken any time soon.

Ablett beat Richmond on the MCG frequently and kicked 14 against Essendon.
No thanks, I don't like what happened in his hotel room.


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