Review 2009 - Revisiting the 2009 AFL Draft

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Its a hard choose but I'd take Dusty as he is far more durable injury wise (touch wood) and dosnt get suspended (touch wood again..)
(thinking about 2017...touching wood....) :p
Yep. It is Martin only because he never misses games, Fyfe misses a few too much football
 

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1A - Martin.
1B - Fyfe.

3. Talia
4. Gunston
5. Gawn
6. Cunnington
7. Stratton
8. Duncan
9. Scully
10. Carlisle

I've left out Grimes because he has often been injured and we have only seen the best of him the past two seasons. Carlisle makes the ten because if not for injuries he is a constant All-Australian talent at CHB. Each have played 50 less games than Gunston.

I've put Gawn at 5 because I think the others have done more in their careers to date. However, he could easily end up third by the time his career is finished.

Stratton gets added points for finishing second and fourth in premiership years B&F's. He is also now a captain.

Tom Scully gets in from his Giants years when he was a top 3 wingman in the game.
 

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1A - Martin.
1B - Fyfe.

3. Talia
4. Gunston
5. Gawn
6. Cunnington
7. Stratton
8. Duncan
9. Scully
10. Carlisle

I've left out Grimes because he has often been injured and we have only seen the best of him the past two seasons. Carlisle makes the ten because if not for injuries he is a constant All-Australian talent at CHB. Each have played 50 less games than Gunston.

I've put Gawn at 5 because I think the others have done more in their careers to date. However, he could easily end up third by the time his career is finished.

Stratton gets added points for finishing second and fourth in premiership years B&F's. He is also now a captain.

Tom Scully gets in from his Giants years when he was a top 3 wingman in the game.
Scully only gets in because he now wears horrible colours.
 
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Scully only gets in because he now wears horrible colours.
Haha.

By all reports we are likely to see him early in the season. He has 152 games of AFL football and that includes two seasons he was in the All-Australian squad. Grimes has played only 127 games and only the past two have been at a high level.

It's probably more of an indictment on others that Scully, Carlisle and Grimes are about the top 12.
 

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No way

Talia and Gunston have been elite for most of their careers.

Gawn has been for 2 seasons
Gawn has just been voted the most difficult player in the competition to replace by his peers. He's also won the AFLCA most valuable player award.

The other two players have been better for longer, but neither have reached the heights of Gawn's career.

If all three were standing against a wall no other club is picking a player other than Gawn out of those three - except maybe Collingwood.

I agree with you re longevity. It does make it hard to compartmentalise them.

I suppose you're looking for a few more years of Gawn repeating his recent output, which is fair enough and hard to disagree with.
 

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On career to date I`d take Talia and Gunston over Gawn but only Gawn is going to go close to Martin and Fyfe.

I saw someone earlier rate Martin and Fyfe as 1A and 1B. If Gawn puts together 4 more years he`ll make it a 1A 1B 1C race where it's difficult to split them. You'd expect he`s a strong chance to add a flag and be a big part (B&F, MVP) of that flag.
 
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