Footy: Personality matching game

Let’s play a game of match maker, AFL style.

My regular readers know that my writing is ‘different.’

While some dive into stats, I dive into which player has the best hair. If you want to read a piece about how many push-ups Juddy did last training session, or how many times the ball went out-of-bounds in Round 2 of the NAB cup, this is not the piece for you, so stop reading and go find yourself another piece on this wonderful website to read.

Still here? Good, that means you want to play and I’m all set.
The rules are simple. I will describe 3 guys, their features, personalities, and your job is to match them up with a footy personality and explain why they fit it according to my description.

Let’s see how many different players we can get for the one person.


Here we go:

Dude number one-

Is tall, with a teasing smile, has built up his body mass in the past two years despite being injury prone. Never one to go crazy with the hair style, his hair is brown and has proved his patience through his struggles. Is yet to have children, yet to marry in fact, and more importantly yet to win a Premiership.

Dude number two-

Is a guy that has ventured into media after a great AFL career.

Happily married with children, has fair hair and coloured eyes.

Jumper number- doesn’t exceed 20

Dude number three-

He is brown-eyed and bounces like a spring when chasing the ball, has Aboriginal blood and a talent to thrill the crowd.  It’s safe to say this fella will be seeing success in the years to come.

Weighs over 80 kilos and can be described as ‘freakish’

There, now I await your answers and wonder if the players that came into my head come into yours.

Let the matching begin!

About Danielle Eid

Im 23, cute and most importantly im the Collingwood Football Club's very own PRINCESS!! :) A Latrobe Uni graduate from Bachelor of Journalism. Admirer of Samantha Lane and Jon Ralph. Not your typical 'Robot Journalist' Loves Alex Fasolo


  1. Figured at least 2 of them would be Collingwood players if not all 3..but on reflection perhaps not

    Dude 1 – Sean Rusling

    Dude 2 – Shane Crawford

    Dude 3 – Buddy Franklin

  2. Danielle says

    great matches! :)

    hopefully more will come in and i will reveal the identities i thought of on Friday night.

    Go Pies


  3. Steve Healy says

    I should’ve stopped reading, but I didn’t.

    I think I’ve got this:

    1-Nathan Brown

    2- Luke Darcy

    3- Liam Jurrah

  4. When did Luke Darcy dye his fair fair lol

  5. Steve Healy says

    I dunno, but I do that his hair didn’t give away any free kicks during his career

  6. Danielle says

    4- Darcy does have fair hair, it certianly isnt dark.

  7. Richard Naco says

    1. Gary Ablett Jnr

    2. Gary Ablett Snr

    3. Nathan Ablett.

    (Good to see you accepting your catty side there, Danielle!)

  8. Danielle says

    7- lmaooo hahahah u are kidding right? :)

  9. Steve Healy says

    I didn’t know Nathan Ablett was aboriginal!

  10. My description of fair hair is bordering on blonde, somethin Luke don’t have last time I looked lol

  11. Danielle says

    10- ‘fair’ enough lol
    in my opinion fair can be bordering on blonde and also light brown shades. in this case Darcy is under the light browns. ( yes i do look at him in that much detail) lol

  12. Steve Healy says

    I know number 2 is Luke Darcy, Danni

  13. Danielle says

    12- maybe, maybe not ;)

  14. Dude 1- Nathan Brown?
    Dude 2- Luke Darcy?
    Dude 3- Cyril ‘Delicious’ Rioli?

  15. Danielle says


    Dude 1- Sean Rusling

    Dude 2- Luke Darcy

    Dude 3- Liam Jurrah

  16. 1 outta 3 aint bad, knew a Pie had to be in there somewhere

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