I don’t know whether grassroots support influences things at all, but my Hawhtorn partner (don’t start…) is already talking up Michael Tuck to legendary level in the Hall of Fame. Sheeds is so much more deserving!
Anyway, you think the great man has a legitimate shot at being the next official AFL legend? He’s already one to me.
Wasn’t Sheedy not elevated before because he took the job at the Giants and you have to be out of the coaching or playing for a few years before you’re eligible to be inducted or elevated? Or maybe I just dreamt that up
I was watching 1984 Grand Final yesterday and the commentary really underlined how Sheedy has changed the game. His use of the interchange was groundbreaking - Poor Lou Richards couldn’t work out why Madden spent most of the third quarter on the bench. Also the way he swung backs into the forward line (Duckworth even won the Norm Smith playing most of the game in the forward line) and instructed the players to stretch the rules to the limit. The man was years ahead of the game and no -one deserves legend status more.
Next level of players down I’d have Williams, Voss, Hird, Buckley, Goodes.
But that’s very biased towards recent history.
Doug Wade might say, hey! Hang on…
Let alone other deserving players from the sixties and before.
If you never saw him play, think Josh Kennedy from the Swans. Similar type of game, though I reckon Tuck was a better player. He played in 7 premiership sides, with 4 as Captain. I hate the Hawks, but no-one could hate Michael Tuck.