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Dustin Martin

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Nov 8, 2005
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Dusty's never had less than 20 possessions star must be leading the AFL record books.
 

Baloo

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There is a lot of Dusty talk early this season. More than most. He's also looking fitter and hungrier.

The two combined will have Umpires always going into the votes thinking "Did Martin deserve any?"

Dusty should add a second Brownlow to his name. Probably an All Australian Captaincy too
 
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amc11

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Jack Ross had some thoughts about Dustin Martin after Thurs nights game.

Teammate Ross told the Herald Sun after his own excellent cameo on Thursday night that Martin’s confidence was at an all-time high.

“He is a freak, pretty much. I didn’t think he could get any better than he was, but he’s come back and he’s just in incredible nick,” Ross said.

“He has run all these PBs (personal bests) and is dominating on the track and tonight he was doing what he just does. He is a big moment player and with the longer quarters and the high-scoring game, it is just falling into his hands nicely.

“He is a pretty quiet guy but he is so attached with the whole mental side of the game.

“His self-belief is second to none and in games he does a lot of deep breaths and brings himself back into the present.

“If we are under the pump, he will get us all back into the centre square and tell us all to take some deep breaths and remain calm.

“He’s quiet and not outrageously cocky or arrogant, he is just demanding of the big moments and wants the ball in his hands. His self-confidence is through the roof.”

Is there a better big-game player in the AFL? Picture: Getty Images
Is there a better big-game player in the AFL? Picture: Getty Images
 
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amc11

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:)

Massive difference in broken tackles and Patrick Naish is hilarious.

Martin has broken twice as many tackles as any other player in the AFL over the past five years, according to Champion Data. Some players barely break one tackle; Martin breaks hundreds.

Since 2016, he has broken 206 tackles in 102 home-and-away games. The next best is Dangerfield, with 103 from the same number of games. After them comes Melbourne’s midfield bull Jack Viney with 100 in 83 games.

Don’t argue, the numbers don’t lie. The competition can’t touch Dusty.


The teammate who brought Dusty down

When Steve Smith made hundred after hundred in the 2019 Ashes and England’s bowlers were bereft of ideas as to how to get him out, Nathan Lyon wondered what the fuss was about.

Lyon routinely got him out in the nets, the off-spinner laughed in an ABC interview on grand final day 2019.
Richmond winger Patrick Naish is like Lyon. He wonders what all the fuss is about.
During a practice match early last year, Martin had the ball and looked up to see the menacing figure of Naish. Generously listed at 78kg, possibly while wearing clothes, boots and carrying a bag, Naish went at Martin with trepidation and a plan.
“It was a bit weird because he sort of fended me off but because I have a massive physique I was able to stay with him. Look, I am massive, so I was able to tackle him. Yeah, I brought him down,” Naish recalled.
“He had the ball and pretty much tried to take me on and I just caught him. With Dusty you have to get a bit lower which is what I did. By the time I tackled him he was a bit too slow getting the don’t argue up. I completely beat him for pace.”

Martin didn’t like it. But the rest of Richmond did.
“He hated it. He whacked me afterwards. He said ‘stop being a champion’,” Naish said.
“The boys loved it though, especially Shane Edwards. He loved it the most. He gave it to Dusty. He went straight to him and said ‘Not today mate’.”
During the Tigers’ long stretch in hubs last year, the moment Naish brought down Martin was revisited more than once. In team meetings, at breakfast, on a bus, a voice would float over the room: “Hey Dusty remember the day I tackled you?”
 
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TigerForce

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Massive difference in broken tackles and Patrick Naish is hilarious.

Martin has broken twice as many tackles as any other player in the AFL over the past five years, according to Champion Data. Some players barely break one tackle; Martin breaks hundreds.

Since 2016, he has broken 206 tackles in 102 home-and-away games. The next best is Dangerfield, with 103 from the same number of games. After them comes Melbourne’s midfield bull Jack Viney with 100 in 83 games.

Don’t argue, the numbers don’t lie. The competition can’t touch Dusty.


The teammate who brought Dusty down

When Steve Smith made hundred after hundred in the 2019 Ashes and England’s bowlers were bereft of ideas as to how to get him out, Nathan Lyon wondered what the fuss was about.

Lyon routinely got him out in the nets, the off-spinner laughed in an ABC interview on grand final day 2019.
Richmond winger Patrick Naish is like Lyon. He wonders what all the fuss is about.
During a practice match early last year, Martin had the ball and looked up to see the menacing figure of Naish. Generously listed at 78kg, possibly while wearing clothes, boots and carrying a bag, Naish went at Martin with trepidation and a plan.
“It was a bit weird because he sort of fended me off but because I have a massive physique I was able to stay with him. Look, I am massive, so I was able to tackle him. Yeah, I brought him down,” Naish recalled.
“He had the ball and pretty much tried to take me on and I just caught him. With Dusty you have to get a bit lower which is what I did. By the time I tackled him he was a bit too slow getting the don’t argue up. I completely beat him for pace.”

Martin didn’t like it. But the rest of Richmond did.
“He hated it. He whacked me afterwards. He said ‘stop being a champion’,” Naish said.
“The boys loved it though, especially Shane Edwards. He loved it the most. He gave it to Dusty. He went straight to him and said ‘Not today mate’.”
During the Tigers’ long stretch in hubs last year, the moment Naish brought down Martin was revisited more than once. In team meetings, at breakfast, on a bus, a voice would float over the room: “Hey Dusty remember the day I tackled you?”
Naish - massive physique??????
 

tigerman

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Well I suppose the likes of Gary Lyon and Brad Johnson will be happy, Lachie Neale was held onto all night when he didn't have the ball, the same thing will happen to Dusty tomorrow because they've been calling for it all week.

If he does get a heavy tag, I'd love nothing more than to see Dusty spend most of the game forward and kick 6. That might even be enough to get that smirk off Lyon's face.
 

ToraToraTora

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Well I suppose the likes of Gary Lyon and Brad Johnson will be happy, Lachie Neale was held onto all night when he didn't have the ball, the same thing will happen to Dusty tomorrow because they've been calling for it all week.

If he does get a heavy tag, I'd love nothing more than to see Dusty spend most of the game forward and kick 6. That might even be enough to get that smirk off Lyon's face.

It's an absolute Monty isn't it. But we know what happens then. Dusty will kick 6.
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Well I suppose the likes of Gary Lyon and Brad Johnson will be happy, Lachie Neale was held onto all night when he didn't have the ball, the same thing will happen to Dusty tomorrow because they've been calling for it all week.

If he does get a heavy tag, I'd love nothing more than to see Dusty spend most of the game forward and kick 6. That might even be enough to get that smirk off Lyon's face.
Part of the problem for the opposition us that our midfield is deep. If you do put so much into Dusty what happens if Shai or Presti or Sheds get loose and start having a party! You tighten up on them and then Dusty does what Dusty does. This is what idiots like Lyon fail to understand.
 
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Pandaboy

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Dont think clarkson typically belives in tags given u are essentially sacrificing one of ypur own mids to curtail another.
 

MD Jazz

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Is there a better big-game player in the AFL? Picture: Getty Images
Is there a better big-game player in the AFL? Picture: Getty Images
That question should really be has there ever been a better big moment player in AFL history?

Today wasn't a big game, but Dusty settled it early in the last. He's done that in more games than any other player I've ever seen in my lifetime.

I noticed he was a bit shitty with a couple of players for not kicking it to him one out in the last, he threw his hands up a few times. Pretty rare for him to be so demonstrative. He really wants to leave an unsurpassable legacy.
 
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Mr Brightside

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That question should really be has there ever been a better big moment player in AFL history?

Today wasn't a big game, but Dusty settled it early in the last. He's done that in more games than any other player I've ever seen in my lifetime.

I noticed he was a bit shitty with a couple of players for not kicking it to him one out in the last, he threw his hands up a few times. Pretty rare for him to be so demonstrative. He really wants to leave an unsurpassable legacy.
I think he was actually talking to the umps
 
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