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13:10  14 august  2019
13:10  14 august  2019 Source:   wwos.nine.com.au

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Tributes flow after AFL legend dies © Getty Geelong legend Sam Newman. Australian Football Hall of Fame legend Graham 'Polly' Farmer has died aged 84.

The Western Australian forged a spectacular career in the WAFL before and after a successful stint with Geelong in the VFL, between 1962 and 1967.

One of the greatest ruckmen of all time, Farmer was named in the AFL Team of the Century in 1996 and as captain of the Indigenous Team of the Century in 2005.

Such was his impact he was considered by AFL legend and iconic TV personality Sam Newman to be "the greatest Australian sportsperson I have ever seen" as tributes for the champion ruckman flooded social media.

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Newman shared the field with Farmer as a teammate for four seasons and forged a close friendship with the man, giving an emotional tribute to Farmer on Nine's The Footy Show last year (watch the full tribute in the video at the top of the article or scroll down to read the transcript), claiming he was "a great credit to what resolve and integrity and spirit will do when you face adversity".

Throughout a life that started in an orphanage and in which a bout of poliomyelitis left him with a permanent limp, there was plenty of adversity to face.

But he overcame it to be arguably the greatest player of his generation, revolutionising the game with his use of the handball.

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"I grew up watching the sides of '51 and '52, I was six or seven, the great sides of Geelong, but when Graham Farmer came to Geelong he was on the next level of excellence, which is not to say that the people who played for Geelong weren't before him but he was just the most technically perfect footballer I've ever seen," Newman said.

"He never wasted a kick, a hand pass, a mark, he never wasted energy, he was the most perfect player I've ever seen, I tried to emulate him, I played with him for four years at Geelong and he bore the blows of the enemy with courage, he was spiritually and mentally the most perfect player I've ever seen."

Farmer, a three-time Sandover medallist, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 24 years ago.

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The West Australian reports Farmer died in hospital surrounded by his family.

Tributes flow after AFL legend dies © Getty Australian Football Hall of Fame legend Graham 'Polly' Farmer. TRANSCRIPT OF SAM NEWMAN'S POLLY FARMER TRIBUTE FROM THE FOOTY SHOW

I grew up watching the sides of '51 and '52, I was six or seven, the great sides of Geelong, but when Graham Farmer came to Geelong he was on the next level of excellence, which is not to say that the people who played for Geelong weren't before him but he was just the most technically perfect footballer I've ever seen.

He came from Kate's orphanage in Perth and he had poliomyelitis, that's why he had that trademark limp of his, and he came over to Victoria and revolutionised football, here he is in the '67 grand final, that's a 40-yard hand pass.

He never wasted a kick, a hand pass, a mark, he never wasted energy, he was the most perfect player I've ever seen, I tried to emulate him, I played with him for four years at Geelong and he bore the blows of the enemy with courage, he was spiritually and mentally the most perfect player I've ever seen.

Now this sounds a bit hokey and it sounds a bit patronising, that I'm overdoing it a bit, but I felt so privileged to play with him.

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Tributes are pouring in from across the entertainment world for US actor Burt Reynolds, who died at age 82. He was a fine athlete and played football at Florida State University in the 1950s before his professional football hopes were dashed by injuries suffered in a car crash.

He's the greatest Australian sportsperson I have seen, because I was there on hand when he played, and what he has done for this game, and rightly so he is a legend of this game.

He's not in great health now but he is a marvellous man and a great credit to what resolve and integrity and spirit will do when you face adversity and you lift yourself up and make a star out of yourself, and there's no better example of that in the world or in Australia than that man Graham Vivian Farmer.

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Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies
Tributes flow after AFL legend dies

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