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#26
Totally different.

I didn't see enough of Johnston to rate. Lade > Primus >>> Brogan over the journey.

Primus was such a dominating ruck prior to the rule change, but Lade was such a clever and effective footballer and held his own in competing for AA honours against 2 of the greatest ruckmen of all time in Cox and Sandi. Lade had the body of the old fashioned lumbering ruckman combined with a brilliant football mind and terrific skills for his size.

Ryder is probably ahead of Brogan but behind the other two. If I had to pick 1 from our AFL era, it's probably Lade.
I agree with all of this.
Johnston was an excellent ruckman for us (& fine captain too). On face value he would have been a back-up ruckman for Primus and Lade, perhaps on par with Ryder & ahead of Brogan for the position. He was a skinny dude, so unless he was able to bulk up he would probably have trouble against the more modern professional bigger-bodied guys. Tantalising to think what it would have been like to have him in our AFL era.
 

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#27
I agree with all of this.
Johnston was an excellent ruckman for us (& fine captain too). On face value he would have been a back-up ruckman for Primus and Lade, perhaps on par with Ryder & ahead of Brogan for the position. He was a skinny dude, so unless he was able to bulk up he would probably have trouble against the more modern professional bigger-bodied guys. Tantalising to think what it would have been like to have him in our AFL era.
Trouble is Johnston was shorter than Tredrea. He wouldn't have rucked in the AFL in the 21st century.
 

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In a 1924 interview of Jack McGargill he lists the following players as the best in his time:

Best player: Goodie Hamilton (rover) "A rover of exceptional ability"
Best ruckman: Welshie Davis (ruck man)
Best kick: Francis Hansen (Full forward) "Frank could get goals from almost any angle"
Best defender: Percy Gardiner (defender) "His dash and reliability were simply wonderful"

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/129721855?searchTerm=mcgargill football &searchLimits=
He also said in 1924 that Harold Oliver was "the finest footballer the state has produced".
 
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Tregenza maybe gets an honourable mention.
Harold McDonald?

Actually, you could almost make a "Second 22" from the unlucky ones in the post 1970 era. Guess it is because we remember so many players from that era as we lived through it, whereas the earlier periods are only names to most of us, and we only do on historical records - rather than having seen them at their peak and thus able to speak from a position of authority.

Great thread this, btw.
 
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1970 - present covers my lifetime so it's the only one I can give a proper opinion on

B - Michael Wilson, Darryl Wakelin, Gavin Wanganeen
HB - Bruce Abernethy, Greg Phillips, Martin Leslie
C - Craig Bradley, Russell Ebert, Bruce Light
HF - Chad Wingard, Warren Tredrea, Travis Boak
F - Robbie Gray, Scott Hodges, Brendon Lade
R - Matthew Primus, Roger James, Brian Cunningham

Int. - Chad Cornes, Peter Burgoyne, Tim Evans, Tony Giles

Coach - John Cahill

Too many special mentions to be able to narrow it down

Agree with 90% of your side but there is no way Tim Evans doesn't make any Port side, i watched him from 75 to 85 and I still think he is a bit underrated in SANFL history and amongst some Port supporters. His goalkicking feats are remarkable and a huge part of our success in the late 70's early 80's.
 

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Agree with 90% of your side but there is no way Tim Evans doesn't make any Port side, i watched him from 75 to 85 and I still think he is a bit underrated in SANFL history and amongst some Port supporters. His goalkicking feats are remarkable and a huge part of our success in the late 70's early 80's.
I've got him on the bench. For me it's a coin toss between him and Scotty for who could be picked at full forward.
 

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What are peoples thoughts so far?
I have a feeling our teams will vary quite a bit.

I'll chop and change with peoples suggestions.

Rules
  • Played majority of career in period OR debuted in period at a high level of performance.
  • If the player moved clubs ONLY consider their form whilst at Port Adelaide (ie Tom Harley wouldn't get a look in).
TEMPLATE

LBP | FB | RBP
LHB | CHB | RHB
LW | C | RW
LHF | CHF | RHF
LFP | FF | RFP
ROV1 | ROV2 | RUCK
INT1 | INT2 | INT3 | INT4

Coach

Extended squad:

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1970–2020

John Cahill (Coach)​

Martin Leslie (LBP) | Greg Phillips (FB) | Tom Jonas (RBP)
Gavin Wanganeen (LHB) | Chad Cornes (CHB) | Peter Burgoyne (RHB)

Craig Bradley (LW) | Russell Ebert (C) | Bruce Abernethy (RW)
Nathan Buckley (ROV1) | Matthew Primus (RUCK) | Josh Francou (ROV2)

Jay Schulz (LHF) | Warren Tredrea (CHF) | Robbie Gray (RHF)
Daniel Motlop (LFP) | Tim Evans (FF) | Scott Hodges (RFP)​

Interchange
Brian Cunningham (INT1)
Travis Boak (INT2)
Stephen Clifford (INT3)
Brendon Lade (INT4)

Extended squad:
  • Rucks
    • Paddy Ryder (RUCK)
    • Dean Brogan (RUCK)
    • Russell Johnston (RUCK)
  • Midfield
    • Ollie Wines (ROV)
    • Kane Cornes (ROV)
    • Darrell Cahill (ROV)
    • Stephen Williams (ROV)
  • Wingmen
    • Bruce Light (WING)
    • Greg Anderson (WING)
    • Kym Kinnear (WING)
    • Byron Pickett (WING)
  • Defenders
    • Peter Burgoyne (HB)
    • George Fiacchi (BP)
    • Peter Woite (CHB / CHF)
    • Roger Delaney
    • Tony Giles (HB)
  • Forwards
    • Chad Wingard (FP)
    • Mark Williams (HF)
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1920–1970

Fos Williams
(Coach)​

Richard Russell (LBP) | John Abley (FB) | Edward Whelan (RBP)
Neville Hayes (LHB) | Marx Kretschmer (CHB) | Trevor Obst (RHB)

Lew Roberts (LW) | Geof Motley (C) | John Cahill (RW)
Bob Quinn (ROV1) | Lloyd Zucker (RUCK) | Allan Reval (ROV2)

Ian Hannaford (LHF) | Rex Johns (CHF) | Dave Boyd (RHF)
Les Dayman (LFP) | Eric Freeman (FF) | James Prideaux (RFP)

Interchange
Fos Williams (INT1)
Bob McLean (INT2)
Ernest Mucklow (INT3)
Jeff Potter (RW)

Extended squad:
  • Defenders:
    • Graham Cooper (CHB)
    • Roger Clift (CHB)
    • Harold McDonald (DEF)
  • Forwards:
    • Peter Obst (HF),

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1870–1920

Jack McGargill (Coach)

Alf Bushby (LBP) | Ken McKenzie (FB) | Archibald Hosie (LBP)
Henry Eaton (LBP) | Pervical Gardiner (CHB) | John Londrigan (RHB)

Sampson Hosking (LW) | Harold Oliver (C) | John Quinn Sr. (RW)
Angelo Congear (ROV1) | John Woollard (RUCK) | Jack Ashley (ROV2)

Alexander McKenzie (LHF) | John Dunn (CHF) | John McKenzie (RHF)
Jimmy Tompkins (LFP) | Frank Hansen (FF) | Harry Phillips (RFP)

Interchange
Harry Smith (INT1)
George Webb (INT2)
William Bushby (INT3)
Goody Hamilton (INT4)​


Extended squad:
  • Defenders:
    • John W. Robertson (DEF)
    • Horace Pope (DEF)
    • Richard James (DEF)
    • George Earle (DEF)
  • Midfield
    • Henry Hills (MID)
  • Forwards
    • Charlie Fry (FWD)
 

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#50
Cant believe nobody has mentioned Tim Ginever, 314 games and inspirational captain.
The other player who would be in my 22 is Peter Woite absolute gun in the 1970's and in Port's team of the century.
note sure about Peter Woite, should moving to Glenelg disqualify him from this?;)
 
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