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Dustin Martin

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10-minute highlight video of the greatest midfielder of the 21st century is on the AFL website.

Let’s face it, you couldn’t possibly have something better to do over the next 10 minutes.

Consider it a form of gratefulness training.
 
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aoc1974

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10-minute highlight video of the greatest midfielder of the 21st century is on the AFL website.

Let’s face it, you couldn’t possibly have something better to do over the next 10 minutes.

Consider it a form of gratefulness training.
Ya reckon they could at least update their own content over at HQ... Pretty poor for what's supposed to be the most viewed sports code website in the country!

Dustin Martin (225 games from 2010-present)

You only have to look at the 2017 season to see why 'Dusty' is not only the Tigers' best midfielder this century but among the club's best ever players. In that record-breaking season, he won nearly every individual award on offer, including becoming the first player in history to win the Brownlow, the Norm Smith and premiership in the same year. He added another flag and Norm Smith to his resume in 2019, while he is also a three-time All Australian and two-time best and fairest. Trent Cotchin and Brett Deledio are next best, but neither possess the match-winning ability that makes Martin one of the best players in the competition. - Ben Sutton
 
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tigerman

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10-minute highlight video of the greatest midfielder of the 21st century is on the AFL website.

Let’s face it, you couldn’t possibly have something better to do over the next 10 minutes.

Consider it a form of gratefulness training.
It must be 10 minutes of the 2020 GF is it?
You'd need a few hours to watch highlights of the great mans career.
 
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glenn downing

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Sliding doors moment. In the 2009 draft, Melbourne draft Dusty at number 1 or number 2 instead of Trengove or Scully. What impact and success would Dusty have had in a Melbourne jumper?. In hindsight, Melbourne got it completely wrong and didn't think Martin was worthy of a number one or two pick. Thank goodness that Melbourne messed up big time. Dusty has been the perfect fit for the RFC for the last 10 years.
 

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Sliding doors moment. In the 2009 draft, Melbourne draft Dusty at number 1 or number 2 instead of Trengove or Scully. What impact and success would Dusty have had in a Melbourne jumper?. In hindsight, Melbourne got it completely wrong and didn't think Martin was worthy of a number one or two pick. Thank goodness that Melbourne messed up big time. Dusty has been the perfect fit for the RFC for the last 10 years.

But don’t you feel a ........ little bit ........ sorry ... for .........Melbourne ... ....... I’m having trouble typing with a straight face
 
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TigerMasochist

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Martin 1, Naitanui 2.

Would have been a fairly different decade for Melbourne.
Dusty, NicNat, Fyfe.

How tidy would two of that threesome have been?

Scully, Trengove, Morabito.

Recruiters nightmare from that year.

Wouldn't have complained at the time if we'd picked up Mora, reckon God himself mighta decided to compensate the Frockers by letting them have Fyfe because of the way Mora's career and knees imploded. Maybe he figured the Demons could *smile* up their own *smile* n look after themselves regarding their selections.
 
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Rfc4Ever

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Sliding doors moment. In the 2009 draft, Melbourne draft Dusty at number 1 or number 2 instead of Trengove or Scully. What impact and success would Dusty have had in a Melbourne jumper?. In hindsight, Melbourne got it completely wrong and didn't think Martin was worthy of a number one or two pick. Thank goodness that Melbourne messed up big time. Dusty has been the perfect fit for the RFC for the last 10 years.

Thank Jordan McMahon
 
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The Big Richo

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Recruiters nightmare from that year.

I think it was a bit of a reflection on how things were done back then as well. That was my first little glimpse of AFL recruiting and it was a shambles.

Us getting Dustin and him being a player was a kiss on the old fella from the man upstairs I think. The kid had spent a year and a bit in the TAC cup program and no-one from Richmond even had a conversation with anyone from the organisation. I reckon our recruiting process at that stage was Frank Jackson in a room with a twenty cent coin.
 

TigerFurious

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Sliding doors moment. In the 2009 draft, Melbourne draft Dusty at number 1 or number 2 instead of Trengove or Scully. What impact and success would Dusty have had in a Melbourne jumper?. In hindsight, Melbourne got it completely wrong and didn't think Martin was worthy of a number one or two pick. Thank goodness that Melbourne messed up big time. Dusty has been the perfect fit for the RFC for the last 10 years.
The logic behind taking Scully and Trengove ahead of Martin was sound at the time. Both were very highly rated juniors, had great leadership potential and were probably safer bets compared to Martin. The decision was vindicated somewhat during their first two seasons when both averaged 20+ disposals and looked like jets but without the behavioral “challenges” Dusty had.

The problem was development and culture. Scully famously abandoning an end of season trip not liking what he saw from teammates then leaving for GWS after only two years. Trengove being burdened with the captaincy after only two seasons and then having to battle a serious foot problem which eventually ruined his entire career. Not isolated instances either with Melbourne proving capable of destroying plenty of talented youngsters promising careers in subsequent years.

Martin has gone on to become a legend of the game but I’d bet a significant amount money that if we had picks 1 and 2 in that draft we’d have done the same as Melbourne and taken Scully and Trengove.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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The logic behind taking Scully and Trengove ahead of Martin was sound at the time. Both were very highly rated juniors, had great leadership potential and were probably safer bets compared to Martin. The decision was vindicated somewhat during their first two seasons when both averaged 20+ disposals and looked like jets but without the behavioral “challenges” Dusty had.

The problem was development and culture. Scully famously abandoning an end of season trip not liking what he saw from teammates then leaving for GWS after only two years. Trengove being burdened with the captaincy after only two seasons and then having to battle a serious foot problem which eventually ruined his entire career. Not isolated instances either with Melbourne proving capable of destroying plenty of talented youngsters promising careers in subsequent years.

Martin has gone on to become a legend of the game but I’d bet a significant amount money that if we had picks 1 and 2 in that draft we’d have done the same as Melbourne and taken Scully and Trengove.
I disagree. I think the RFC were always going to take Martin if he was available, regardless of what pick/s we had.
 
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The logic behind taking Scully and Trengove ahead of Martin was sound at the time. Both were very highly rated juniors, had great leadership potential and were probably safer bets compared to Martin. The decision was vindicated somewhat during their first two seasons when both averaged 20+ disposals and looked like jets but without the behavioral “challenges” Dusty had.

The problem was development and culture. Scully famously abandoning an end of season trip not liking what he saw from teammates then leaving for GWS after only two years. Trengove being burdened with the captaincy after only two seasons and then having to battle a serious foot problem which eventually ruined his entire career. Not isolated instances either with Melbourne proving capable of destroying plenty of talented youngsters promising careers in subsequent years.

Martin has gone on to become a legend of the game but I’d bet a significant amount money that if we had picks 1 and 2 in that draft we’d have done the same as Melbourne and taken Scully and Trengove.
Both Scully and Trengove were private school boys which fitted Melbourne mantra. There was an interview from someone at Melbourne at the time that said that was the main reason why they recruited them.
 
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Tenacious

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Both Scully and Trengove were private school boys which fitted Melbourne mantra. There was an interview from someone at Melbourne at the time that said that was the main reason why they recruited them.
Serves them right
 

TigerMasochist

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I reckon our recruiting process at that stage was Frank Jackson in a room with a twenty cent coin.
Maybe Francis had a big big night before the draft n was telling the coach he was still feeling a bit Dusty n didn't realise his mic was on.
 
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fastin bulbous

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I was reading the ‘your club’s best player of the 2000’s’ article on the the AFL site while having a crap at my mother in laws. I clicked on dustys highlights and they went on forever. I looked after - almost 10 minutes without 2020. Other players went for 3 or 4. There was a fair bit of pounding on the door and questions about crowd noise after. I strutted out jubilant!
 
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tigerman

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I was reading the ‘your club’s best player of the 2000’s’ article on the the AFL site while having a crap at my mother in laws. I clicked on dustys highlights and they went on forever. I looked after - almost 10 minutes without 2020. Other players went for 3 or 4. There was a fair bit of pounding on the door and questions about crowd noise after. I strutted out jubilant!
When questioned, I hope you gave them a couple of Dusty's finest don't argues.
 
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