TOPIC: Worse than the West?

Walter the baker Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #1

Walter the baker
If you think Hagdorn and co are bad then prepare to reconsider what bad journalism looks like. According to Mark Robinson's Best 50 players of the last decade, Pav ranks 40 overall, behind players such as WCE's Josh Kennedy (12), Brian Lake (26) and Heath Shaw (35) No disrespect to Sandi but he rates 10 places higher than the Pav at 30. Seriously! Pav's only sin is being judged as a CHF after playing the first third of his career as an AA backman and then a signifcant portion of what was left in the midfield yet still managing to average 2 goals a game. Multiple AA's across all key positions and he sits beside Luke Shuey at 41. Unbelievable!
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shane Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #2

shane
That's his opinion. He's not trying to pass it off as factual.
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Svenny Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #3

Svenny
It's my opinion that Robbo is a peanut.
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Leed Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #4

Leed
Go easy on Robinson, it's Christmas time and he just loves pudding and basting the turkey. We all know how good Pavlich was, we all know how the ignorant east coast based 'journalists' love to slobber all over east coast based players. They can't even tell the difference between a Luke and a Liam, although I understand even Luke and Liam Ryan's mothers have trouble telling them apart. Have a look at Champion Data (www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-champi...ab9863a6ad4dd630916c). According to them there are 51 elite footballers in the AFL. Only 1 made the list from Fremantle. Majak Daw's inclusion confounds me but I guess it really shouldn't.
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pollyanna Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #5

pollyanna
Top 50 best players - really, who cares.

Now, top 50 Best Dakkings is another thing entirely. No question, Antoni Grover on Jonno Brown #1 - miles of daylight before #2. It was the ultimate dakking of all time, in any sport played anytime anywhere. Grover hung on for an eternity and eventually dragged that meathead down despite being dragged towards the goals. Add on that Browney went commando on the day has got to earn the dakking extra moon points. It was wonderful - I rate it as one of the greatest Freo moments, above JLo's mark and goal.

Peter Bell was pretty good at it as well. Historical fact.
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shane Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #6

shane
Stephen O'Reilly did a good dejumpering of Plugga but I think he spared us all the indignity of a dacking.
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The_Yeti Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #7

The_Yeti
Ah c'mon. Lay off Robbo.

It's Christmas and he was probably "tired and emotional" again.

I think he buys "tired and emotional" by the carton
Egurls Suck!
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fradonjan Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #8

fradonjan
no Tim "thats a lovely farmhouse you've got " Kelly ,not there either ? wet toast fans will be up in arms
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pollyanna Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #9

pollyanna
I sat at the AMM and thought what question would I ask - seriously, I only wanted to know if JLo thought Grover's dakking was better than his mark/goal. As a Freo moment.
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TheColonel Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #10

TheColonel
pity they cut you off just before you got up to speak
Eh Poly.
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Raglan Matt Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #11

Raglan Matt
Yeti, judging by his journalistic knowledge, I think he buys it by the pallet, weekly.
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Dockermus Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #12

Dockermus
Is there a newspaper anywhere in Australia that’s worse than the West Australian?
It’s astonishing that they’ve thrown up a paywall and actually expect to be paid for the cringeworthy crap they publish.
As for Robbo, he’s not worth an insult.
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mac Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #13

mac
Melbourne TV show The Front Bar has more correct unbiased relevant facts than any show in history for this national game. Every second week there was a Western Australian guest and they truly knew their true achievements.
Michael Mitchell,Ken Hunter,Chris Lewis, Nicky Winmar and Les Fong to name a few.
Most Melbourne shows talk up Vic myths and folktales on old home grown players and place a star on a home grown player after a couple of good games...specially if he has a surname which is a commentators dream to call.
As John Todd said..The Winners was a show that the Vic's only showed the good parts in the good games by the good teams.
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heycharger Worse than the West? 2 months 2 weeks ago #14

heycharger
Yes I was impressed when the Front Bar had Les Fong on. The link was Sam Pang and footballers from Chinese/Asian backgrounds but still - to feature a player who didn't play AFL/VFL showed that the Front Bar was better than just another Vic boys club. (And bringing in a player of non-European or Aboriginal background was a breakthrough in itself).

It's a shame Marngrook is gone - or will it be back? - they had Noongar champions on all the time. Stephen Michael got a warm welcome when he was on the show (again despite not having played AFL/VFL).

Vics who aren't so parochial remember players like Stephen Michael and Les Fong from State Of Origin games.
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