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Just now, ProDee said:

Hard to know.  Maybe he was held to a higher account as in it just became expected.

He did, however, finish top 5 in the B&F 9 times, so was mostly thereabouts. 

It is hard to know. One of the great mysteries of the game.

He was universally regarded as a great player, and one of the fairest ever to pull on a boot. I rarely saw him argue with an umpire. 

For most part, he played in a losing team but there have been many other players who won a Brownlow playing in a poor side. 

It would be interesting to look at match statistics. 

Perhaps his disposal count was not as high as other players. That's all I can come up with.

He did play on a wing for most of his career and play often went down the opposite wing. Players of his era still played to position although Robbie tended to float to space when there was an opportunity.  

What he did was often brilliant, but perhaps he was not in the play as often as other high possession winners. 

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Often got a hard tag. Lots of good wingers around that period eg.Keith Greig .

Lot of his team mates in the lowest quartile of AFL players during the period leading to serious lack of support.

 

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3 hours ago, hemingway said:

It is hard to know. One of the great mysteries of the game.

He was universally regarded as a great player, and one of the fairest ever to pull on a boot. I rarely saw him argue with an umpire. 

For most part, he played in a losing team but there have been many other players who won a Brownlow playing in a poor side. 

It would be interesting to look at match statistics. 

Perhaps his disposal count was not as high as other players. That's all I can come up with.

He did play on a wing for most of his career and play often went down the opposite wing. Players of his era still played to position although Robbie tended to float to space when there was an opportunity.  

What he did was often brilliant, but perhaps he was not in the play as often as other high possession winners. 

I've looked at his career average disposals, which is around 19, and iy holds up well with the wingmen of his era.

Or should I say "wingperson".  FMD

 

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I remember one piece of play in about 1984 when Robbie won his own ball in the centre, went for a run, dodged about 3 players and took a shot from about 50, which just missed. Cue Barassi yelling "Jeez Robbie you are ordinary sometimes!". I think he was a victim of his own consistency, as a higher level of play than most was just considered normal. I can understand the Brownlow votes to some extent (when there are only 3 votes to give, it is hard to give any to a side that is thrashed), but I am buggered if I know why Robbie has one Bluey and Chunk (no disrespect to him) has three ...

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11 hours ago, Red and Bluebeard said:

I remember one piece of play in about 1984 when Robbie won his own ball in the centre, went for a run, dodged about 3 players and took a shot from about 50, which just missed. Cue Barassi yelling "Jeez Robbie you are ordinary sometimes!". I think he was a victim of his own consistency, as a higher level of play than most was just considered normal. I can understand the Brownlow votes to some extent (when there are only 3 votes to give, it is hard to give any to a side that is thrashed), but I am buggered if I know why Robbie has one Bluey and Chunk (no disrespect to him) has three ...

The period that RF played in was a poor MFC era however while team results were not good we did have a number of good players during his career time.

Move forward to the period that Jones won the B&F,  he was part of the worst teams that the MFC have put on the park IMO. Jones won those awards when we had 4-5 AFL standard players .Simply there was no one else. He will not win another B&F simple because there are a lot of players now drawing votes. I actually think Jones is playing better now than when he won the awards.

Time also clouds what players were really like we remember the good times but forget the not so good.

Flower had poor games I remember thinking on lots of occasions if only Flower had played well today we would have won.

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If only we had demonland then we could search the archives. I'm sure all the answers would have be there :P

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Treasured memories viewed through teary eyes.  Sincere thanks Demonland!

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3 hours ago, daisycutter said:

If only we had demonland then we could search the archives. I'm sure all the answers would have be there :P

Not sure the Demonland Server would have survived the 87 Prelim on a Commodore 64.

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AT his peak l remember when R. Flower wasn't in the team mainly because of injury, we didn't win too many games maybe a hand full.It would be interesting to know. I was there for his first game against Geelong, he kicked 3 goals at the MCG. However the talk was more about Robbie and not about Greg Swan who kicked 8 Goals straight. In those days in a better team he would have been a world beater. 

One commentator calling the game against Richmond running down his favourite win at the G called when he kicked a vital goal. bouncing the ball with his left and right hands.......

                                                  GREAT PLAY SKIPPER......

 

 

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11 hours ago, old dee said:

The period that RF played in was a poor MFC era however while team results were not good we did have a number of good players during his career time.

Move forward to the period that Jones won the B&F,  he was part of the worst teams that the MFC have put on the park IMO. Jones won those awards when we had 4-5 AFL standard players .Simply there was no one else. He will not win another B&F simple because there are a lot of players now drawing votes. I actually think Jones is playing better now than when he won the awards.

Time also clouds what players were really like we remember the good times but forget the not so good.

Flower had poor games I remember thinking on lots of occasions if only Flower had played well today we would have won.

Mmm.... not so sure about that, OD. Yes, of course, Flower had poor games, but your last sentence kind of says it all.

Also, in 1981 we won a single game, by a point over the Bulldogs (who finished second-last) with Robbie taking a hangar in the goal square and kicking the winning goal, IIRC. Best and fairest that year: Steven Smith. Smith was a good player, no doubt about that, but the 1981 team would have to be at least as bad as the 2013 one ... Robbie came third in the Bluey in 1981, behind Smith and Brent Crosswell. Playing only 16 games might have been an issue, as Robbie did seem to suffer more than his share of injuries.

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On 12/5/2017 at 9:06 AM, old dee said:

The period that RF played in was a poor MFC era however while team results were not good we did have a number of good players during his career time.

Move forward to the period that Jones won the B&F,  he was part of the worst teams that the MFC have put on the park IMO. Jones won those awards when we had 4-5 AFL standard players .Simply there was no one else. He will not win another B&F simple because there are a lot of players now drawing votes. I actually think Jones is playing better now than when he won the awards.

Time also clouds what players were really like we remember the good times but forget the not so good.

Flower had poor games I remember thinking on lots of occasions if only Flower had played well today we would have won.

 

On 12/5/2017 at 9:06 AM, old dee said:

The period that RF played in was a poor MFC era however while team results were not good we did have a number of good players during his career time.

Move forward to the period that Jones won the B&F,  he was part of the worst teams that the MFC have put on the park IMO. Jones won those awards when we had 4-5 AFL standard players .Simply there was no one else. He will not win another B&F simple because there are a lot of players now drawing votes. I actually think Jones is playing better now than when he won the awards.

Time also clouds what players were really like we remember the good times but forget the not so good.

Flower had poor games I remember thinking on lots of occasions if only Flower had played well today we would have won.

You must have had poor eyesight. Lucky if he had a handful of poor games. Not that many!   MANY OCCASIONS AS YOU SAY ??????/

 

 

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12 hours ago, nosoupforme said:

 

You must have had poor eyesight. Lucky if he had a handful of poor games. Not that many!   MANY OCCASIONS AS YOU SAY ??????/

Not sure where you got the "many" from nsfm.

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On 12/4/2017 at 4:17 PM, hemingway said:

It is hard to know. One of the great mysteries of the game.

He was universally regarded as a great player, and one of the fairest ever to pull on a boot. I rarely saw him argue with an umpire. 

For most part, he played in a losing team but there have been many other players who won a Brownlow playing in a poor side. 

It would be interesting to look at match statistics. 

Perhaps his disposal count was not as high as other players. That's all I can come up with.

He did play on a wing for most of his career and play often went down the opposite wing. Players of his era still played to position although Robbie tended to float to space when there was an opportunity.  

What he did was often brilliant, but perhaps he was not in the play as often as other high possession winners. 

You say it as it was. 

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39 minutes ago, old dee said:

Not sure where you got the "many" from nsfm.

Well OD  when you say lots of occasions l assume you mean many. Reading between the lines. You have an opinion and that's fine by me.

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Hi Demonland. Where and how did you get my Tape??

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