Best Defender

Best defender

  • Andrews

    Votes: 57 39.6%
  • Grimes

    Votes: 35 24.3%
  • Mcgovern

    Votes: 21 14.6%
  • Rampe

    Votes: 10 6.9%
  • Jonas

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Stewart

    Votes: 7 4.9%
  • Haynes

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Moore

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • Vlaustin

    Votes: 2 1.4%
  • May

    Votes: 6 4.2%

  • Total voters
    144

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LukeParkerno1

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Sep 23, 2005
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Wouldn't take anyone over Nick Haynes personally, then the next lot is close
 

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nineteen eighty

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Sep 18, 2003
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Tall defender: Andrews. Grimes can also play tall (as well as short) and hence I'll have him top.

Medium defender: Vlaustin v Haynes. Haynes got the AA spot over Vlaustin this year and was well deserved. Having said that, I wouldn't choose another defender over Vlaustin. He gets my vote.

I'm also a big fan of Stewart's and Moore's (although his haircut is a joke).

p.s. yes I am biased.
 

Partridge

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Nov 12, 2002
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Tall defender: Andrews. Grimes can also play tall (as well as short) and hence I'll have him top.

Medium defender: Vlaustin v Haynes. Haynes got the AA spot over Vlaustin this year and was well deserved. Having said that, I wouldn't choose another defender over Vlaustin. He gets my vote.

I'm also a big fan of Stewart's and Moore's (although his haircut is a joke).

p.s. yes I am biased.
If your backline had Andrews, Grimes, Vlaustin, and Haynes....good luck to the opposition forwards.
 

La Dispute

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Jul 14, 2005
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If your backline had Andrews, Grimes, Vlaustin, and Haynes....good luck to the opposition forwards.
Imagine if the opposition forwards were Carey, Dunstall, Gary Ablett Snr, Gary Ablett Junior, Stephen Milne and Eddie Betts.
 

BronCrow

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Sep 20, 2019
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Not quite there yet, and at the risk of being accused of bias, I believe Tom Doedee is on his way to being in the top defenders in the comp.
 

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Wacky Tiger

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Aug 26, 2004
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Not quite there yet, and at the risk of being accused of bias, I believe Tom Doedee is on his way to being in the top defenders in the comp.
Whilst i admit i dont watch a lot of Crows games his intercept work looks top shelf to me. As for shutting down an opponent im yet to really see it but yeah hes def one for the future. Just hope he can get those hammys sorted now
 

BoundbyKreuze

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Feb 9, 2020
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This might come off as biased but;

Intercept: Vlastuin
3rd up: Grimes
1v1: Balta
This may come off a bit biased but Weitering and jones are 3000% better 1 on 1 than balta.

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Interesting neither get included in popularity contests like this but they e been playing for one of the worst clubs this decade but they actually DEFEND THE MAN.
 

Wacky Tiger

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Not surprisingly you cherry pick one line of the post to make a smarmy comment rather than address the factual data.

Nice join date btw :thumbsu:
Clearly each team is going to be happy with their respective players but yeah lets address the factual data.

Noah Balta is 2 years younger than Jacob Weitering and 8 years younger than Liam Jones.

So in 2 years time we can more fairly compare Balta with where Weitering is currently at.

None the less both are absolute beauties and both clubs would be thrilled to have them
 

Brutalitops

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Feb 6, 2016
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Clearly each team is going to be happy with their respective players but yeah lets address the factual data.

Noah Balta is 2 years younger than Jacob Weitering and 8 years younger than Liam Jones.

So in 2 years time we can more fairly compare Balta with where Weitering is currently at.

None the less both are absolute beauties and both clubs would be thrilled to have them
Is this thread qualified by aged? No. The thread title says "Best Defender" and poster BoundbyKreuze was responding to said "1v1: Balta". He isnt and he isnt close.

Hes had some of the fewest 1v1s and his success rate is middling to the rest of the pack. I rate Balta but he isnt in this conversation.
 

The 747

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Given the year he had in 2020, Steven May seems a bit underrated, he was very dominant, constantly outmarked his opponents. But he Melbourne.
 

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