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PhatBoy

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His toe poke was one of the deftest skilled thing in footy IMO.

And it is odd from a Saints pov talking about cats defenders as arguably Taylor was the most important one when we played each other from 08-11.


Taylor gets very very underrated in these discussions I reckon. Had some huge games on Riewoldt and was impassable at times
 

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Scarlett Silvagni Hodge
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Harvey Buckley Williams Voss

Way too hard too many good players miss out. Riewoldt, Rance, Franklin, Leppitch, Wanganeen, Matera, Fyfe, Pavlich , Black, Goodwin, Pendlebury, Swan, Cox, Kerr, Cousins, Johnson, Lappin, Goodes, Hird, Crawford, Long, Bradley, Hurn, Shaw etc etc
 

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Andrewy

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List one other offical award Jolly has related to football and I’ll take it all back.

Also beating St Kilda in a GF isn’t a flex. I probably could’ve done it.

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Man :cool:



needs a music soundtrack to appreciate the talent :think::p

 

Stan_Darsh72

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Taylor gets very very underrated in these discussions I reckon. Had some huge games on Riewoldt and was impassable at times
Taylor vs Riewoldt was one hell of a duel.

Also Chapman gets underrated in these discussions too, Bloke was best big game players.
 

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Ahhh, so hard to choose!

B Matthew Scarlet, Dustin Fletcher, Alex Rance
HB Luke Hodge, Bruce Doull, Andrew McLeod
C Chris Judd, Michael Voss, Patrick Dangerfield
HF Wayne Carey, Lance Franklin, Peter Daicos
F Jason Dunstall, Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett sr
FOLL Simon Madden, Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Fyfe

IC Eddie Betts, Joel Selwood, Adam Goodes, Brent Harvey
 
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Sttew

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Ahhh, so hard to choose!

B Matthew Scarlet, Dustin Fletcher, Alex Rance
HB Luke Hodge, Bruce Doull, Andrew McLeod
C Chris Judd, Michael Voss, Patrick Dangerfield
HF Wayne Carey, Lance Franklin, Peter Daicos
F Jason Dunstall, Tony Lockett, Gary Ablett sr
FOLL Simon Madden, Mark Ricciuto, Nathan Fyfe

IC Eddie Betts, Joel Selwood, Adam Goodes, Brent Harvey
Didn’t rate Ablett Junior?
 

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Chris Johnson Leppitsch Enright
Goodes Michael Voss Hird
Akermanis Dunstall Buckley
Franklin Lockett Ablett SR
Dempsey Judd Black

Hodge Robert Harvey Ablett Jr Jonathan Brown
 

Bipolarbear

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It's amazing how many times I have seen Buckley on a list, but not Hird.
It's very clear to me how much the saga has impacted his legacy as a player.
It was always Voss = Hird > Buckley. Now suddenly Hird is at the back of the list.
Unfortunate.
 

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I'll let you guess my age, I am sorry that I forgot the player from your team.

FB: Matthew Scarlet, Dustin Fletcher, Glenn Archer
HB :Andrew McLeod, Alex Rance, Gavin Wanganeen
C: Chris Judd, Michael Voss, Dustin Martin
HF: Lance Franklin, Wayne Carey, James Hird
FF: Jason Akermanis, Matthew Lloyd, Stephen Milne
Foll: Dean Cox, Simon Black, Gary Ablett Jr.
Int: Ben Cousins, Matthew Richardson, Mark Riccuto, Nathan Buckley
 

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Piggy Smalls

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I'll let you guess my age, I am sorry that I forgot the player from your team.

FB: Matthew Scarlet, Dustin Fletcher, Glenn Archer
HB :Andrew McLeod, Alex Rance, Gavin Wanganeen
C: Chris Judd, Michael Voss, Dustin Martin
HF: Lance Franklin, Wayne Carey, James Hird
FF: Jason Akermanis, Matthew Lloyd, Stephen Milne
Foll: Dean Cox, Simon Black, Gary Ablett Jr.
Int: Ben Cousins, Matthew Richardson, Mark Riccuto, Nathan Buckley
I’d guess you are late 30s like me
 

Piggy Smalls

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36 :) Don't remember Plugger, Dunstall, Big Gaz etc., sadly
I’m 39 so Matera, Wanganeen and McLeod just made it into mine but really only because I can recall them all having big performances in grand finals.

As a kid in WA I wasn’t into footy enough to watch interstate teams play home and away games so those three you mentioned didn’t get considered in mine either. Not much doubt they’re probably better than at least three of the players in my team as well.
 

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B: Wanganeen, Scarlett, Enright
HB: Mcleod, Rance, Hodge
C: Cousins, Selwood, Dangerfield
HF: Martin, Franklin, Gray
F: Johnson, Fevola, Akermanis
R: Cox, Ablett, Judd
Int: Tredrea, Ricciuto, Voss, Goodes
 

Bipolarbear

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I’m 39 so Matera, Wanganeen and McLeod just made it into mine but really only because I can recall them all having big performances in grand finals.

As a kid in WA I wasn’t into footy enough to watch interstate teams play home and away games so those three you mentioned didn’t get considered in mine either. Not much doubt they’re probably better than at least three of the players in my team as well.
Yeah Matera almost made mine to be honest over Milne, but I decided I didn't see most of his career.
I only just remember the 92 Premiership. I remember really loving the Eagles at that age,
 

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It's amazing how many times I have seen Buckley on a list, but not Hird.
It's very clear to me how much the saga has impacted his legacy as a player.
It was always Voss = Hird > Buckley. Now suddenly Hird is at the back of the list.
Unfortunate.
Still ahead of Buckley in my eyes.
But neither made my team, but least Hird crossed my mind as a possible.
If I'd only been watching since early 90's I could have found a spot for him but I been watching every season since 1978 so I have a lot more players I seen to chose from. He should be in teams for people that only been watching from the 90's though.
 

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B: C Johnson, A Rance, M Scarlett
HB: A McLeod, C Grant, L Hodge
C: P Matera, N Buckley, N Winmar
HF: D Martin, W Carey, N Riewoldt
F: E Betts, L Franklin, G Ablett Jnr
R: M Gawn, R Harvey, B Cousins
I: J Ackermanis, L Hayes, A Koutafidies, A Goodes
 

footyfan1978

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36 :) Don't remember Plugger, Dunstall, Big Gaz etc., sadly
It's like me not seeing Barry Cable. I did see the 77 grand final as a kid and I know he was star of 70's but vague memories of one match was not enough for me to include him. Wish I'd seen more to see how good he was.
 

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It's like me not seeing Barry Cable. I did see the 77 grand final as a kid and I know he was star of 70's but vague memories of one match was not enough for me to include him. Wish I'd seen more to see how good he was.
Yeah, my father in law talks about Barry Cable like he was the king, it's a good idea to only put players that you saw the brilliance of.
It's strange for me seeing the lists without Carey and Hird, then I realise that Reiwoldt and Dangerfield are there because they didn't get to see them play.
Very jealous of some of the guys you got to see! I wanted to put Paul Salmon in there so badly, because he high fived me once as a kid and it made me fall in love with footy, I just didn't see him in his prime.
 

footyfan1978

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Yeah, my father in law talks about Barry Cable like he was the king, it's a good idea to only put players that you saw the brilliance of.
It's strange for me seeing the lists without Carey and Hird, then I realise that Reiwoldt and Dangerfield are there because they didn't get to see them play.
Very jealous of some of the guys you got to see! I wanted to put Paul Salmon in there so badly, because he high fived me once as a kid and it made me fall in love with footy, I just didn't see him in his prime.
For a short period of time Paul Salmon was like a phenomenon.
Season 1984 he seemed unstoppable at one point because he was a 205 cm and over 100 kg full forward. That was too tall for the type of players that played full back then. This was the era where great full backs like Geoff Southby, David Dench and Kelvin Moore had been the standard of full backs for era that had gone before and he would have well over 10 cm's over all of them and sometimes 16 cm's over our Southby and near 30 kg's too. If a man that tall can mark and kick goals most teams do not have a match up to stop him if ball kicked in air for him to mark. Like he taller and weigh more than Harry McKay now but most full forwards back then were more like 188 to 193 cm's, not well over 200 cm's. Opening six rounds of 1984 he had a run of 7, 7, 8, 4, 5 and 8 goals.
 

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Damn, this is tough. I'm looking at from 1988 which was when I started watching footy. So many great players. I think my reserves team could beat the A-Team. Anyway, here is my best "Team", not necessarily my best 22 players, but best team. No donkey in here.

B:Matthew ScarlettDustin FletcherStephen Silvagni
HB:Andrew McLeodGlen JakovichSean Burgoyne
C:Peter MateraNathan BuckleyAnthony Koutafides
HF:Peter DaicosWayne CareyLance Franklin
F:Jason DunstallTony LockettGary Ablett Snr.
FOLL:Dean CoxGary Ablett Jnr.Michael Voss
INT:Dustin MartinChris JuddScott Pendlebury
James Hird
pretty handy forward line
 

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