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It's always hard to measure the best in a defensive position, but he's been bloody good for a few years now, has lost a battle maybe 5 times in the last 5 seasons and consistently been around the All Australian mark 

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49 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

While watching this I was thinking "bet he's gonna say something about being a goal kicking defender" or some rubbish, and yep I wasn't far off. Jenkins' opinions aren't worth the time of day, though at least he follows that old adage about a stopped clock.

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I love May's aggressiveness towards the contest, hard as nails. Just has a never say die attitude and is a great kick. He is one of the shorter key backs in the comp often giving up several cms but doesn't stop him from beating his opponent. The Saints game exemplified all his strengths, and got the cherry on top with a rare goal, love that man! ❤️💙

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I'll say it again. If a forward won his position as as often as Steve may does as a defender that forward would probably be the highest paid player in the comp. 

Backman don't get anywhere near enough respect. 

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After his goal he made the love heart symbol with his hands and directed it to KC, the teenage heart transplant recipient whose story is the inspiration for this year’s indigenous guernsey, as created by his doting sister, Mali. ❤️💙

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6 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

After his goal he made the love heart symbol with his hands and directed it to KC, the teenage heart transplant recipient whose story is the inspiration for this year’s indigenous guernsey, as created by his doting sister, Mali. ❤️💙


Ah I see, nice. 

It was kind of hilarious how the broadcast made it look like he directed it towards Jake Lever in the box. 

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Great player and an additional captain on the field. One of the best trade acquisitions by the mfc. Brilliant servant. Hopefully we can get a few more years of service from him. Will leave a big hole once he departs 

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12 hours ago, Dee*ceiving said:

I'll say it again. If a forward won his position as as often as Steve may does as a defender that forward would probably be the highest paid player in the comp. 

Backman don't get anywhere near enough respect. 

Forwards - win the attention
Midfielders - win the awards
Defenders - win the premierships

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12 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

After his goal he made the love heart symbol with his hands and directed it to KC, the teenage heart transplant recipient whose story is the inspiration for this year’s indigenous guernsey, as created by his doting sister, Mali. ❤️💙

He said in his interview the love heart sign was directed to his mum who it sounded like was brought down from NT as a surprise for Steven and he knew where she was sitting in the stand.

The KC connection was the heart on the Guernsey -he said.  Having KC in the team song huddle arms around May and salem was priceless.

Best Demon defender I've had the pleasure to watch since 1966

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2 hours ago, Demon17 said:

He said in his interview the love heart sign was directed to his mum who it sounded like was brought down from NT as a surprise for Steven and he knew where she was sitting in the stand.

The KC connection was the heart on the Guernsey -he said.  Having KC in the team song huddle arms around May and salem was priceless.

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I think KC and Marli were sitting with Maysie’s mum. Anyways, Maysie’s heart is SO big he can spread it to a horde of people and still have some love left for, say, Ricky Lever aka his “other half” 😂

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8 hours ago, Mel Bourne said:


Ah I see, nice. 

It was kind of hilarious how the broadcast made it look like he directed it towards Jake Lever in the box. 

Well they are an old married couple so it would make sense. 😅

Speaking of which, during a match earlier this year, Knuckles McVee turned the ball over resulting in an oppo goal. Ricky Lever gave him an almighty spray, one for the ages. Ricky’s face was bright red and only an inch from Judd’s face. It was swift but it was brutal. Poor Judd looked so deflated. Maysie saw this and jogged over when Ricky was done berating Judd and without making a big deal of it, patted Judd on the bum and said something brief but effective because you could see it made a difference to Judd. The balance of their ‘parenting’ of the young defenders is fascinating to watch. 

 

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Fierce, ruthless 1 on 1 defender, brilliant intercept and contested mark, best rebounding big man easily.

Other KPD only do one or the other, Sicily and Darcy Moore can rebound but aren't as good pure defenders. Sam Taylor and Weitering are great defenders, marks and interceptors but they're much slower and don't really rebound.

Love Maysie absolutely deserves another AA jacket this year.

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