Opinion Crows Team of the Decade

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Kane McGoodwin

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If you were to pick your Crows team of the decade from 2011 to 2020, who would be in it...

Our 2017 team played our best brand of football, so they make up most of the team.

B: Brown, Rutten, Doedee
HB: Smith, Talia, Laird
C: Sloane, Dangerfield, van Berlo
HF: Lynch, Walker (c), Douglas
F: Betts, Jenkins, Porplyzia
R: Jacobs, Thompson, B Crouch
I: Otten, M Crouch, Milera, Cameron

I didn't consider those who only played a couple of seasons.

Usually someone obvious that gets missed...
 

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If you were to pick your Crows team of the decade from 2011 to 2020, who would be in it...

Our 2017 team played our best brand of football, so they make up most of the team.

B: Brown, Rutten, Doedee
HB: Smith, Talia, Laird
C: Sloane, Dangerfield, van Berlo
HF: Lynch, Walker (c), Douglas
F: Betts, Jenkins, Porplyzia
R: Jacobs, Thompson, B Crouch
I: Otten, M Crouch, Milera, Cameron

I didn't consider those who only played a couple of seasons.

Usually someone obvious that gets missed...
Doedee pretty lucky having only played a couple of seasons.
Mackay gets in somewhere.
Vince stiff.
Atkins ahead of Milera for output.
Don't remember porplyzia doing much this decade.
Callinan. Reilly.
 

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Doedee pretty lucky having only played a couple of seasons.
Mackay gets in somewhere.
Vince stiff.
Atkins ahead of Milera for output.
Don't remember porplyzia doing much this decade.
Callinan. Reilly.
DMax should not be considered for any team of the decade

Maybe gold pass of the decade

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Kane McGoodwin

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Doedee pretty lucky having only played a couple of seasons.
Mackay gets in somewhere.
Vince stiff.
Atkins ahead of Milera for output.
Don't remember porplyzia doing much this decade.
Callinan. Reilly.
Doedee - i did consider Lever, but his exit swayed me.
Mackay - how many match winning games? No thanks.
Vince - i considered, but only played 3 seasons in the decade at the Crows.
Atkins- i value someone who tackles when needed.
Porplyzia - Was on our list for 1st 4 years of the decade. Could make a case of swapping for Vince.
Callinan - only 3 seasons. If going to bring in another small forward type, I would pick Wright.
 

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Am I the only person who hates how the team of the decade is done every 10 years?

Some players are serviceable for a few years, have 5 years of great football, then are serviceable for their last few years.

But if their career is say 2012-2025 with their best football around 2018-2022

They may not have done enough in either decade to make either decade team, but if it's a 2015-2024 decade, they're a shoe in.
 

Kane McGoodwin

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Am I the only person who hates how the team of the decade is done every 10 years?

Some players are serviceable for a few years, have 5 years of great football, then are serviceable for their last few years.

But if their career is say 2012-2025 with their best football around 2018-2022

They may not have done enough in either decade to make either decade team, but if it's a 2015-2024 decade, they're a shoe in.
Feel free to post your rolling team of the past decade for the last however many years...
 

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If you were to pick your Crows team of the decade from 2011 to 2020, who would be in it...

Our 2017 team played our best brand of football, so they make up most of the team.

B: Brown, Rutten, Doedee
HB: Smith, Talia, Laird
C: Sloane, Dangerfield, van Berlo
HF: Lynch, Walker (c), Douglas
F: Betts, Jenkins, Porplyzia
R: Jacobs, Thompson, B Crouch
I: Otten, M Crouch, Milera, Cameron

I didn't consider those who only played a couple of seasons.

Usually someone obvious that gets missed...
Tippet, Lever, Thompson, Vince, Van Berlo a few notable omissions
 

Eagleboy2011

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Thompson & VB are named in my side.

Tippett only played 2 seasons in the last decade at Adelaide & JJ's career was far greater.

The others I have already commented on my reasoning.
sorry about those 2. I need specsavers

Doedee has not played enough but will be a future captain. The jury has to be out on Milera..
 

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B: Brown Talia Lever
HB: Laird Rutten Smith
C: van Berlo Dangerfield Sloane
HF: Lynch Walker Douglas
F: Betts Jenkins Cameron
R: Jacobs M.Crouch Thompson
I/C: B.Crouch Otten Mackay Reilly

19/22 pretty much pick themselves. Then you're basically just going on preference for the last 3 spots. Some standouts who were only here for a couple years, some long lifers who have just been solid, some inbetweeners.
Short stayers: Tippett, Lever, Doedee, O'Brien, Porplyzia, Cameron, Vince, Johncock, Gibbs
Long lifers: Hartigan, Atkins, Wright, Kelly
Inbetweeners: Reilly, Henderson, Milera
 

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Am I the only person who hates how the team of the decade is done every 10 years?

Some players are serviceable for a few years, have 5 years of great football, then are serviceable for their last few years.

But if their career is say 2012-2025 with their best football around 2018-2022

They may not have done enough in either decade to make either decade team, but if it's a 2015-2024 decade, they're a shoe in.
You're really whinging that they do a 'team of the decade' once at the end of each decade?
Considering our first year was also at the start of a decade, there's really no argument for it to not happen at the end of the xxx0 year.
 

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A true decade of disappointment. So I've made my team accordingly

B Shaw - L. Thompson - Doughty
HB Reilly - Hartigan - Mackay
C Henderson - Grigg - Atkins
HF Wright - Jenkins - Knight
F Callinan - Johnston - Petrenko
R McKernan - Gibbs - Van Berlo

I Ellis-Yolmen - Martin - Kerridge - Kelly

These players played well over ONE THOUSAND games of AFL for us in the decade. 1382 games to be precise. So the average player from this side played 63 games!

We had 4928 games to give, and these guys got 28 percent of those games
 

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Now for the real best team

B Brown - Talia - Lever
HB Laird - Rutten - Smith
C Vince - Dangerfield - Sloane
HF Lynch - Walker - Douglas
F Betts - Jenkins - Cameron
R Jacobs - Thompson - M. Crouch

I B. Crouch - Van Berlo - Tippett - Reilly

Most of these are fairly self explanatory. The final two bench spots were difficult.

Tippett gets in as he is, as far as I can tell, the 7th highest goal kicker for us in the decade, just edging out Mitch McGovern (70 vs 67 goals). He also had a very strong goal average in the two years he played. He easily gets in over Porplyzia whose best years were in the previous decade.

For the defensive bench spot I put Reilly over Mackay due to his superior record and AA squad in 2012. We should have been good enough that neither are even in remote consideration for a best team of the decade. We weren't.

Lever gets a backline spot over Doedee and Hartigan as he was the better player. Doedee not enough games.

If we're considering players like Milera and Otten for the team then Vince has to be in consideration and easily makes it as he was better. Very solid 58 games for us in that period
 

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A true decade of disappointment. So I've made my team accordingly

B Shaw - L. Thompson - Doughty
HB Reilly - Hartigan - Mackay
C Henderson - Grigg - Atkins
HF Wright - Jenkins - Knight
F Callinan - Johnston - Petrenko
R McKernan - Gibbs - Van Berlo

I Ellis-Yolmen - Martin - Kerridge - Kelly

These players played well over ONE THOUSAND games of AFL for us in the decade. 1382 games to be precise. So the average player from this side played 63 games!

We had 4928 games to give, and these guys got 28 percent of those games
Brad should probably be in both your teams. Close to the most disappointing player we've ever had.
 

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A true decade of disappointment. So I've made my team accordingly

B Shaw - L. Thompson - Doughty
HB Reilly - Hartigan - Mackay
C Henderson - Grigg - Atkins
HF Wright - Jenkins - Knight
F Callinan - Johnston - Petrenko
R McKernan - Gibbs - Van Berlo

I Ellis-Yolmen - Martin - Kerridge - Kelly

These players played well over ONE THOUSAND games of AFL for us in the decade. 1382 games to be precise. So the average player from this side played 63 games!

We had 4928 games to give, and these guys got 28 percent of those games
Jenkins as Captain. No doubt.
 

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A true decade of disappointment. So I've made my team accordingly

B Shaw - L. Thompson - Doughty
HB Reilly - Hartigan - Mackay
C Henderson - Grigg - Atkins
HF Wright - Jenkins - Knight
F Callinan - Johnston - Petrenko
R McKernan - Gibbs - Van Berlo

I Ellis-Yolmen - Martin - Kerridge - Kelly

These players played well over ONE THOUSAND games of AFL for us in the decade. 1382 games to be precise. So the average player from this side played 63 games!

We had 4928 games to give, and these guys got 28 percent of those games
All I can say is 🤮🤮
There are too many teams not enough talent.
Id like to see all teams like this, so I can judge how sh*t we’ve really been.
 

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I remeber the circa 2010/2011 teams under the twilight days of Craig... the absolute EPITIOME of mediocre. Real honest, vanilla, B grade players like VB, Douglas, Reilly, Mackay, Sellar, Henderson etc running around.
 

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