IT’S one of football’s great debates … one that even the two men involved have expressed an opinion on.
Who is better; Gary Ablett the father or son?
Like many who played alongside Gary Ablett snr during his 13-year, 242-game career at Geelong, Darren Flanigan is sure the man football fans referred to as ‘God’ is the superior player.
“Gary snr could do stuff that I don’t think anyone else ever could,” Flanigan said of his former teammate, who booted 1030 goals during his career, which also included six games at Hawthorn in 1982 before he re-emerged at Kardinia Park in 1984.
“For longevity and consistency, his son is an absolutely outstanding player.
“But Gary snr could play centre half back, centre half forward, wing, full forward; probably everywhere but full back and in the ruck.
“He was just such an amazing player.
“He was the most skilful and the quickest, the hardest tackler; just a freak.”
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