PLAYER OF THE DAY. Mark Jackson, born 30th August 1959.
On Richmonds list at one stage he was loaned to South Freemantle but actually got a vote of unpopularity by the other players and returned to Richmond where he was unable to get a senior game.
For the 1981 and 1982 seasons he played under Ron Barassi at Melbourne and was in 41 games for 152 goals. Ron was not able to put up with his antics and so he moved on to St. Kilda.
There he played just 10 games in 1983 for 41 goals, which included a bag of 10 against Sydney. Again he tried the coaches patience and mid season he was sacked but found his way to Geelong.
From 1984 to '86 he was able to notch up 31 games for 115 goals, but once more the coach despaired at his behaviour and that was the end of his VFL career.
Along the way he kicked 308 goals in 82 games, an average of 3.3 and he had a streak of 79 games where he kicked at least 1 goal.
Source: The Encyclopaedia Of AFL Footballers.
Obviously he was a highly skilled player, averaging over 30 kicks a game and as well as the Brownlows he was Fitzroy Best and Fairest twice and leading goal kicker twice.
Source: The Clubs, The Complete History Of Every Club In The VFL/AFL.
Source: Our Game by Jim Main.