Chalk and cheese. As @Geo stated above, plenty of people recall his debut game through richly tinted rose coloured glasses.
Given more control, some support and the ball out in front, he is able to show much more of his ample ability. That he normally defends like a trojan is icing on an already sweet cake.
Today, 2nd good game ive ever seen him play. About time. See if he can back it up next week or go missing as usual.
Solid effort to win the Dally M halfback of the year when you’ve only ever played 2 good games in your career and none of those games were in that year.