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31. Would thought quite simple.

Others iconic numbers 2, 3, 5, 11.

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Was never even close to seeing the great man play but even I would say 31 is such an iconic number. 2 has had the most champions.

Maybe not the most iconic but no. 5 is the most special MFC number to me. It was the first I ever wore on my back (for The Ox) and I’m happy to say I still wear this on my back now for Trac! 

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1 hour ago, DeeZee said:

31 backwards is 13

Postcode of Warrandyte. 3113

 

 

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9 was also Alan Johnson. With Flower the two greatest wing men Ive seen. But we all went to the footy to see Robbie play. 2

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8 hours ago, Diamond_Jim said:

It will always be 31 (tbh we should retire that number as it carries such enormous expectations).

Perhaps we will when RDB leaves this mortal world. (But hell let's do it during his lifetime!)

Bayley Fritsch says hello.

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3 hours ago, red&blue1982 said:

31. Would thought quite simple.

Others iconic numbers 2, 3, 5, 11.

What about #9?

David Neitz (300 games, 600+ goals, Coleman, 2 times AA),  Alan Johnson (2 Blueys),  Laurie Fowler (3 Blueys), Brian Dixon (5x Premiership player including BOG in the 59' GF, All Australian, Bluey, Team of the Century)

 

and of course, Charlie Spargo.

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for me it'd be 2, 11, 13, and 31 (more from a historical perspective than any recent players, although i love fritsch already)

2: jones, tingay, flower
11: gawn, stynes
13: oliver, yze, jakovich
31: fritsh, grimes, $cully, wheatley...and from a historical perspective rdb

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It depends on what a person thinks "iconic" should mean. I can understand why some think it shouldn't be #31 because RDB played and coached other clubs; I can understand the support for #2 and the argument for #9 because of the various records David Neitz holds.

For me, however, it has to be 31 because Barassi was the dominant player of his era AND at the same time Melbourne was the most dominant team in the competition. Those two reasons make 31 iconic whereas the numbers 2 and 9 were worn by great players but, through no fault of their own, they didn't play in great teams.

 

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As long us are still alive its 31

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What number is Daisy Pearce....coincidental what her number is ?

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5 hours ago, SFebey said:

What number is Daisy Pearce....coincidental what her number is ?

Nice. Number 6 as one of the most iconic. Worn by the first AFWL captain and also by Fred Fanning when he kicked a still standing record of 18 in a match.

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Just now, Dee Zephyr said:

Nice. Number 6 as one of the most iconic. Worn by the first AFWL captain and also by Fred Fanning when he kicked a still standing record of 18 in a match.

Glenn Lovett also from memory

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2. Robbie was the best player I've seen take the field. 

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6 hours ago, puntkick said:

As long us are still alive its 31

Bloody oath. 31 it is. Can't go past RDB. Robbie's No.2 would be next.

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49 without a doubt.

Most recently donned by Daniel Nicholson and James Magner. The proud and recent history of that number alone explains why the club hasn't given it to anyone since.

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Pleased to see also this 31 talk as a tribute to Rod Keogh.

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31 has very little significance to anyone born in the last 50 years. Yes, we know the history, but it has been a very long time since a top player wore it.

2 and 11 are clearly more significant to the recent generations.

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23 hours ago, loges said:

31 closely followed by 2

This.

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Robbie is my all-time favourite player and it was great to meet him not long before his death, but it's clearly no. 31.

It can't be disputed if you're remotely familiar with the club's history.

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3 hours ago, Supermercado said:

Pleased to see also this 31 talk as a tribute to Rod Keogh.

only player to win the reserves b&f medal (competition wide) twice if I recall.

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