PAV IS NOT FIRST PICK FOR STATUE

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION - Rachel Fen­ner - reporter

WHILE there is a groundswell of sup­port to hon­our the Dock­ers’ cham­pion, there are plenty of peo­ple who should be im­mor­talised be­fore the re­tir­ing for­ward.

Sure, I like Matthew Pavlich, but does he de­serve a statue? Sure, he’s def­i­nitely been the Dock­ers best player. But I can think of other WA footy leg­ends who are more de­serv­ing. John Wors­fold for a start.

The West Coast Ea­gles vice­cap­tain, cap­tain and then coach has been one of the great­est in­flu­ences on the AFL in WA. Wors­fold was even from Fre­man­tle.

Peter Su­mich – he kicked 514 goals dur­ing his ca­reer at West Coast. “Pretty boy” Prid­dis – the San­dover medal­list turned Brown­low medal­list.

And the player who will al­ways hold my heart and who should have been WA’s first Brown­low win­ner: Peter Mat­era.

The finest wing­man of his gen­er­a­tion, born in Wa­gin. No doubt Pav is a cham­pion, but there are a few blokes who need hon­our­ing be­fore we get to him.

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