Opinion Best ever Brisbane Lions side, you agree?

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Dylan12

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I did it and I think I was two off; Ash McGrath in for Charlie Cameron and Joel Patfull, possibly for Marcus Ashcroft I think.

As good as Charlie is, he has only played 54 games for the club and not achieved anything, other than an AA jacket.

Hardly puts him in the frame for making the best 22 in the club's 25 year history IMO, which I think should be a 100 minimum games requirement, which there are 45.

Not sure if you saw the players that you could choose from, but they had Brendan Fevola listed; is the club for real? That should kind of tell you what a joke it was, not that I believe it was anything official other than an off-season comp or something.
 

jackess

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I did it and I think I was two off; Ash McGrath in for Charlie Cameron and Joel Patfull, possibly for Marcus Ashcroft I think.

As good as Charlie is, he has only played 54 games for the club and not achieved anything, other than an AA jacket.

Hardly puts him in the frame for making the best 22 in the club's 25 year history IMO, which I think should be a 100 minimum games requirement, which there are 45.

Not sure if you saw the players that you could choose from, but they had Brendan Fevola listed; is the club for real? That should kind of tell you what a joke it was, not that I believe it was anything official other than an off-season comp or something.
Buzz Killington. Of course it wasn't a serious thing. Next you'll be getting upset over their selections for photo of the year or throwback photos
 

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Groo2

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I had C Scott in backline for Mal. Rockliff and on Interchange. McCluggage instead of Hart (admittedly recency bias). Also Stef in Ruck. Ruck probably toughest position, no real standouts.

wasn’t sure if you picking players over their career or at their best (in a lions jumper). I assumed the latter with the likes of Fev nominated.
 

Jason mp

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Here's mine >

Chris Johnson, Harris Andrews, Chris Scott.
Daniel Rich, Justin Leppitsch, Darryl White.

Clark Keating, Michael Voss(C), Nigel Lappin.
Simon Black, Lachie Neale, Jason Akermanis.

Craig McRae, Jonathan Brown, Daniel Bradshaw.
Charlie Cameron, Alistair Lynch, Luke Power.

Dayne Zorko, Dayne Beams, Shaun Hart, Marcus Ashcroft.
 

Quigley

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Indig team of the century player Michael McLean gets a run for me.

Beams was terrible for us. Happy to give his spot to someone else. Rockliff very underrated I think in difficult years and he is one I would be tempted to include.

Rich is an interesting one. He will probably deserve it by the time he is finished. Not sold at the moment though.
 

Quigley

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Mine:

Johnson Andrews Scott
Hanley Leppa White
Lappin Voss Acker
Power Brown McRae
Bradshaw Lynch Zorko
Leuenberger Black Neale
McLean, Lambert, Michael, Hart

I do not love putting Neale in so soon (hence why I left out Cameron) but if you win a Brownlow for the club I think you have to go in there.
 

Jason mp

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Indig team of the century player Michael McLean gets a run for me.

Beams was terrible for us. Happy to give his spot to someone else. Rockliff very underrated I think in difficult years and he is one I would be tempted to include.

Rich is an interesting one. He will probably deserve it by the time he is finished. Not sold at the moment though.
Talking on field performances only I thought Dayne Beams was very good for us, won a B&F in 2015, out injured nearly all of 2016 and IMO was excellent in 2017-18.
 

dlanod

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They said on Facebook the captaincy was based off total numbers of votes. Poor decision there.

Aside from that I actually don't mind it. I thought I'd nitpick more than I would but other than Dylan's suggestion of Patfull in for Ashcroft I don't mind it and even that I'll accept.
 

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Warwick

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B: Johnson, Michael, Andrews
HB: C. Scott, Leppitsch, White
C: Lappin, Voss (c), Akermanis
HF: Power, Brown, Zorko
F: Bradshaw, Lynch, McRae
Foll: Martin, Black, Neale
Int: Pike, Hart, Patfull, Beams

Unlucky: Keating, Ashcroft, Hanley, Rockliff, B. Scott, Notting, McGrath, Rich, Adcock, Redden.

Might be a bit too heavy in defence, but with that midfield I wouldn’t worry about it going down there too often.
 

Daniels Riches

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Indig team of the century player Michael McLean gets a run for me.

Beams was terrible for us. Happy to give his spot to someone else. Rockliff very underrated I think in difficult years and he is one I would be tempted to include.

Rich is an interesting one. He will probably deserve it by the time he is finished. Not sold at the moment though.
Have to vehemently disagree on the McLean selection. Brisbane Bears sure, but not a chance he deserves a spot in the best Lions team.


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