Unforgettable Utterances (list 1)
"Often his actions reminded me of a cat, because he could take freakish marks by twisting his body in the air. In his ground play he twisted and weaved, sometimes running backward out of packs, and he was hard to tackle because his strength was unreal." (Champion Carlton ruckman John Nicholls writing -in his biography Big Nick- about Carlton Brownlow medallist John James).
"Watching Ablett made me feel vulnerable, as though he was complete and the rest of us had something missing." (Geelong president Frank Costa, on Gary Ablett Snr)
“I have no hesitation in naming this Port Adelaide team as the best club 18 that has visited W.A., and I am not forgetting Collingwood’s two visits, nor those of Essendon, Fitzroy and St Kilda. They were the team they looked.” (Dolph Heinrichs, East Fremantle club historian, writing just after World War Two)