PAV IS NOT FIRST PICK FOR STATUE
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.