Is there a more competitive beast in the league than Albury veteran Shaun Daly?
"He just gives such a good effort, I'd love to clone him," co-coach Tom McGrath said.
I'd love to clone him. He just never loses a contest, he hates it.Albury co-coach Tom McGrath
"He just never loses a contest, he hates it."
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Daly makes it personal. He refuses to be beaten in any aspect.
Early in the third term, Daly took a mark above his head, leaving his body exposed.
Giant Yarrawonga ruckman David O'Dwyer rumbled through him and Daly naturally took offence.
He wasn't going to let anyone get one over him.
The veteran then found Jim Grills with a short kick to set up a scoring opportunity.
He did likewise late in the third quarter to set up Joel Mackie's goal.
At 34, the former coach shows no signs of slowing down and would have to be a leading contender for another Morris Medal.
He won the top gong in 2011.
"He's won four (club) best and fairests, he'd be right up there again this year," McGrath said.
"You'd love three of him. We'd like to play him in the midfield, we need him forward, we'd like him down back because we're missing a key defender."
When Daly won his last best and fairest in 2017 - posting a 31-vote win over boom forward Josh Mellington - he joined club greats Jimmy Matthews and Terry Cross.
In his 16 games this year, he's been named in the best 13 times.
A fifth crown would only add to his legacy.
It's well documented the Tigers have a stack of players over 30 and there's every chance of retirement, as Chris Hyde indicated in May.
If Daly claims the best and fairest, it's hard to believe he would give it away. And, on form, neither he should.