AFL Player's Top 50 2018

Discussion in 'AFL - The Australian Football League' started by fletchisgun, Mar 9, 2018.

Put it out there
  1. fletchisgun

    fletchisgun Debutant

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 10
    Posts:
    91
    afl.com.au has put out 50-21 of the player's Top 50.

    50. Nicnat
    49. Laird
    48. Wines
    47. Treloar
    46. Sidebottom
    45. Higgins
    44. Scully
    43. Ross
    42. Rampe
    41. May
    40. Heppell
    39. Walters
    38. Burgoyne
    37. Bradley Hill
    36. Hannebery
    35. Marc Murphy
    34. Hurley
    33. Jeremy McGovern
    32. Oliver
    31. Jeremy Cameron
    30. Ward
    29. Matt Crouch
    28. Cyril Rioli
    27. Cripps
    26. Beams
    25. Gawn
    24. Parker
    23. Cotchin
    22. Shiel
    21. Greene

    20 spots left, who will take them? And in what order?

    I can see a group of 23, with 3 likely to be very stiff.

    Martin
    Dangerfield
    Fyfe
    Ablett
    Selwood
    Franklin
    Rance
    Daniher
    Gray
    Josh Kennedy X 2
    Tom Lynch
    Sloane
    Pendlebury
    Bontempelli
    Tom Mitchell
    Zorko
    Hibberd
    Ryder
    Josh Kelly
    Merrett
    Ben Brown
    Betts

    My guess is Ryder, Lynch? and Hibberd.

    Neale, Duncan, Yeo, Wingard, Viney, Jones, Jack Riewoldt and Gibbs ll will be stiff to miss top 50 too.
     
    Juddernaut08 and 00Stinger like this.

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  2. Luv_our_club

    Luv_our_club Club Legend

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Feb 17
    Posts:
    2,927
    Tom Lynch is lucky to get in the 20 imo.

    The alternative is that he misses the top 50 altogether
     
  3. BF Tiger

    BF Tiger Premiership Player

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Jun 07
    Posts:
    4,671
    Location:
    9th
    Ablett misses surely if this is based on output last year. Still a gun though.

    Hibberd and Merrett to miss too. But it is hard.
     
    Thetrader15 likes this.
  4. RUNVS

    RUNVS Brownlow Medallist

    Sydney
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Feb 07
    Posts:
    28,618
    Location:
    Sydney
    Ablett shouldn't be anywhere near the top 50.

    It would be like Tony Lockett coming out of retirement and people instantly rating him a top 10 player in the league, not taking into consideration his age and only remembering how good he was 25 years ago.
     
  5. Power Raid

    Power Raid TheBrownDog

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Oct 04
    Posts:
    55,295
    Location:
    West Perth
    3 players worthy of mention around the top 20 but missing all together

    oh well
     
  6. ThaiTiger

    ThaiTiger Team Captain

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    May 17
    Posts:
    578
    Higgins at No. 45! He hasn't even played a game yet...

    Jack Higgins that is.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2018
    JAKLAUGHING and Foucault1989 like this.
  7. Sttew

    Sttew Premium Gold

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Oct 06
    Posts:
    17,119
    Location:
    Who's asking?
    If NicNat is 50, Ablett has to be top 50 as well. He did win GC's B&F.....having said that I don't think Ablett or NicNat should be in top 50
     
    Benny78 likes this.
  8. Mofra

    Mofra Moderator

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    Footscray, The Exers
    Joined:
    Dec 05
    Posts:
    35,942
    Location:
    Footscray
    Now we only have to wait 7 weeks as they inevitably drag out the process of naming the top 20.
     
    Mezz, branedotorg, tallyho7 and 8 others like this.
  9. TiggyTig

    TiggyTig Senior List

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    May 17
    Posts:
    229
    Didn’t see his games last year or just don’t know footy?
     
  10. NavyBlueTJ35

    NavyBlueTJ35 Premiership Player

    Carlton
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Feb 15
    Posts:
    3,532
    Surprised players don't rate Docherty.

    I guess it's because he is out for the entire year. Big out for us since he instigated play and was the reason for most of our rebounding and scoring.
     
    Aramis likes this.
  11. master bate

    master bate Brownlow Medallist

    Melbourne
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 06
    Posts:
    12,690
    Location:
    Melbourne
    The players seem to have done pretty well. Lots of outside mids is interesting. Players value them. Probably because they can't run with them.

    I think Ryder and Ben Brown miss. In terms of pecking order of the rucks I'm not sure Ryder gets in ahead of Gawn and Nic Nat (who maybe shouldn't be in but if he is included at his best). Same with Brown. Kennedy, Franklin, Lynch and Daniher top 20 AND Brown? Seems too many key forwards. Brown, Cameron, Jack Riewoldt should be around the 30-50 mark (as should Lynch on last years form) though but it's so hard to leave guys out.

    Laird the only flanker so I'm guessing Hibberd misses too.

    top 3 freaks: Martin, Danger, Fyfe
    top 5 freak talls: Franklin, Rance
    best of the best mids (not in order): Ablett, Pendles, Selwood, Bont, Gray, Zorko, Swans Kennedy
    goal kickers: Eagles Kennedy, Daniher, Betts
    In vogue mids: Sloane, Merrett, Kelly, Mitchell
    money man: Lynch
     
    Marc_Remillard likes this.

    (Log in to remove this ad.)

  12. Abasi

    Abasi SUPERSTAR MODERATOR

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Spurs, Socceroos
    Joined:
    Apr 06
    Posts:
    52,946
    Location:
    LOBSTER CAVE
    Reckon the players or the OP have fogotten Roughie.
     
  13. TedDougChris

    TedDougChris Premium Platinum

    Western Bulldogs
    Other teams:
    Charlton Athletic
    Joined:
    Mar 07
    Posts:
    14,275
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Hmmmm. Sounds familiar...... :p
     
  14. Benny78

    Benny78 Norm Smith Medallist

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 16
    Posts:
    5,096
    Location:
    Broadmeadows
    Will Mitch Duncan make the AFL players top 20?
     
  15. craffles

    craffles Norm Smith Medallist

    Essendon
    Other teams:
    Brooklyn Nets, New York Jets
    Joined:
    May 08
    Posts:
    9,856
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Not really, his comeback was good and an inspiring story but plenty of others ahead of him for season 2018
     
    Sprout, Big Fresh, TiggyTig and 3 others like this.
  16. SA HAWK

    SA HAWK Norm Smith Medallist

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 06
    Posts:
    9,402
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Nein.
     
    JG13, TiggyTig and Benny78 like this.
  17. Benny78

    Benny78 Norm Smith Medallist

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 16
    Posts:
    5,096
    Location:
    Broadmeadows
    I'd have him floating somewhere between 40-51 myself :moustache:
     
    Percel likes this.
  18. SA HAWK

    SA HAWK Norm Smith Medallist

    Hawthorn
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Aug 06
    Posts:
    9,402
    Location:
    Adelaide
    Touché!
     
    Benny78 likes this.
  19. Eaglespur

    Eaglespur Premiership Player

    West Coast
    Other teams:
    Tottenham Hotspur
    Joined:
    Nov 14
    Posts:
    4,081
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Haha Jeremy Cameron better than Jeremy McGovern...

    Not in this lifetime
     
    Yippy Yi Yeo likes this.
  20. Frank Hansen II

    Frank Hansen II No Relation

    Port Adelaide
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Oct 17
    Posts:
    21
    Didn't stop Cyril getting in.
     
  21. iBeng

    iBeng Hnnng

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 12
    Posts:
    44,039
    Good unbiased observation!
     
    TiggyTig and Buzzasto DaSilva like this.
  22. Barry_Badrinath

    Barry_Badrinath Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    Home Finals at the MCG
    Joined:
    Aug 11
    Posts:
    17,013
    Location:
    Bathing in Premiership Glory
    Sure, only difference is Ablett is an active player who managed 33 possesions a game and 14 Brownlow votes last year.

    But totally similar.
     
    Lunchlady Doris, Seeds, Mofra and 7 others like this.
  23. Sttew

    Sttew Premium Gold

    Geelong
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Oct 06
    Posts:
    17,119
    Location:
    Who's asking?
    On what basis does Nic Nat get in the top 50?
     
    Mezz and Coalface like this.
  24. juss

    juss Brownlow Medallist

    Richmond
    Other teams:
    New York Jets, Detroit Pistons
    Joined:
    Feb 09
    Posts:
    12,992
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Easily top 50.
    Itd be because of injury, or maybe hes in the top 20?
     
  25. iBeng

    iBeng Hnnng

    Brisbane Lions
    Other teams:
    Joined:
    Apr 12
    Posts:
    44,039
    Interesting to see if Zorko makes it into the top 20.