THE FIRST round of voting for The Deadliest has been run and won, but the decisions become even more difficult from here.

Graham 'Polly' Farmer progressed after receiving 69 per cent of the vote in his first match-up against Michael O'Loughlin.

Barry Cable just squeezed past Gavin Wanganeen in round one, taking 51 per cent of the votes.

Both player resumes are extensive and an argument could be made for either Cable or Farmer to end up as the winner of The Deadliest competition.

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Graham 'Polly' Farmer
West Perth/East Perth/Geelong
Noongar
356 games, 277 goals, Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status, five-time WAFL Premiership player, 1963 VFL Premiership, three-time Sandover medallist, AFL Team of the Century, Indigenous Team of the Century (captain), Western Australian Team of the Century, Geelong Team of the Century (vice-captain), West Perth Team of the Century, East Perth Post-War Team of the Century, three-time All-Australian, 1959 Simpson Medal

The accolades speak for themselves, but Farmer's CV probably draws level with Cable's.

The argument for Farmer to win this match-up revolves around how he revolutionised the handball and how he was a 'player ahead of his time'.

The ruckmen that have stood out from their counterparts, no matter their era, share one common trait – their abilities to impact the game away from the ruck contests.

Simon Madden, Paul Salmon, Brodie Grundy and Dean Cox are prime examples, with Farmer one of the visionaries that paved the way for those players.

The final point for Farmer would be the fact he is captain of the Indigenous Team of the Century, an honour that no other player can match.

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Barry Cable
Perth/North Melbourne/East Perth
Noongar
383 games, 505 goals, Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status, West Australian Football Hall of Fame – Legend Status, Indigenous Team of the Century, North Melbourne Team of the Century, four-time WAFL premiership player, two-time VFL premiership player, three-time Sandover medallist, three-time Simpson medallist, two-time All Australian

Both Cable and Farmer have six premierships to their names, as well as three Sandover Medals.

But Cable's edge sits in his standing as a big-game player, winning three Simpson Medals after being named the best on ground in three consecutive WAFL Grand Finals from 1966-1968.

Cable's second edge would be the sheer amount of goals he kicked as a rover, with 375 majors from 268 WAFL games.

Cable's record at North Melbourne wasn't quite as eye-popping, but his contributions were still strong at well over a goal a game as a midfielder.

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