The recent release of the video of John Coleman during his playing days brings back reminiscences of the enthusiasm he gives for the game. Anticipate young fans to ask AFL merchandise shops to show extra aged and new AFL jerseys like these of GOAT and HOF athletes.
Admirers would definitely appreciate to similarly get hold of the guernsey of John Douglas Coleman of Essendon. A prodigy of the game, he played in a local under-18 Australian football team at a tender age of twelve. He was obviously a school player in high school while also playing for a local team that taking part in the Mornington Peninsula League.
He signed with the Same Olds in 1949 and, in his first match, kicked a record twelve goals in the initial home-and-away match of the time. His initial goal of the game was also his very initial kick.
Coleman wasn't bodily imposing, then again he was a talented athlete with the capability to shift to burst mode wherever he desired to. With his long-sleeved number ten guernsey often folded up to the elbow just like a blue-collar employee, he was the footie's innovator aerialist and would generally leap from a pack for an unopposed mark. An really good kicker, he more often than not scored on flat punt kicks. His drop kicks were also to catch a glimpse of and had been frequently created against the blowing wind.
Even now, Coleman is the exclusively player to have notched one hundred goals in a rookie season. In a fairly concise playing years-he got a career-ending knee injury at the age of 25-he has put together the 2nd greatest goal average in the history of both the VFL and AFL. His total career goals stand at 537.