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Would Plugger star in the modern game? The man himself weighs in


AFL Hall of Famer Tony Lockett has weighed in on whether he would be a star in the modern game.

North Melbourne defender Jasper Pittard caused a stir on the North Melbourne players’ podcast when he admitted that Lockett and Geelong champion Gary Ablett wouldn’t be “bonafide stars” if they were dropped into the modern game without a pre-season.

When Lockett was asked about those comments, he admitted he had “no idea” about how he would go in today’s game.

“I really haven’t thought about it too much,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“It’s too hard to say, there’s too many pros and cons at the moment.

“I think they move a bit quick for me these days.

“The game’s definitely got a bit quicker and the game’s changed so much compared to the way we played the game.”

One of Pittard’s arguments was that since Ablett and Lockett often played one-out inside 50, they would struggle in the team defence style of play dominating the modern game.

Lockett - who has kicked the most goals in VFL/AFL history (1,360) - is a four-time Coleman Medallist who kicked more than 100 goals in a season six times.

Hear Tony Lockett’s chat with Garry and Tim in the player below:

Tony Lockett SEN Breakfast

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