Opinion Geelong Team of the 21st Century

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He will in all likelihood end up being just that. But anything could happen. Injury. Loss of form. Wants out (very unlikely, but...)
Even if that does happen and stewart never plays again he still goes down as the better player. His two walkup all australians vouch for that.

Gees there are supporters in this thread who say egan was a better player then harley and lonergan despite playing less then one season.
 

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But james wasnt even good enough to be a starting midfielder in the team he played in. Corey, bartel, ablett, ling, and later on s.johnson were all picked ahead of him as a starting mid.
Upon further thinking, he probably should be on the wing or the bench. But I do think he was a valuable contributor that flew under the radar when he was mixed with Bartel, Ablett and Selwood. Deserves his spot in the team, and his performance in the 2009 GF exemplifies why
 

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Even if that does happen and stewart never plays again he still goes down as the better player. His two walkup all australians vouch for that.

Gees there are supporters in this thread who say egan was a better player then harley and lonergan despite playing less then one season.
We need a Couldabeen Champions Team of the Century.
Egan, Paul Brown, Daniel Menzel, Jason Snell
 

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Even if that does happen and stewart never plays again he still goes down as the better player. His two walkup all australians vouch for that.

Gees there are supporters in this thread who say egan was a better player then harley and lonergan despite playing less then one season.
Yes, and because Egan really only had one stellar season he won't ever be a hall of famer or in the frame for ToC.
 

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Cowan is the perfect coodabeen - from his 16 games, he only lost 1 match; he was the perfect good luck charm who just couldn't get on the park
How many was's were was's purely cos of their good luckness?

Michael tuck perhaps? I didnt see enough of his career but some people seem to think he should be ranked in the top 10 players of all time and the only reasoning i get is his flags.
 
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And my personal favourite, the man who Bomber Thompson once declared was off limits in trade talk, Kane Tenace
Did tenace get seriously injured though or did he just prove to be sh*t? Kind of like david spriggs and billie smedts.

Marc Woolnough was the other couldabeen. Possibly. He got injured before he even played afl level though.
 

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Did tenace get seriously injured though or did he just prove to be sh*t? Kind of like david spriggs and billie smedts.

Marc Woolnough was the other couldabeen. Possibly. He got injured before he even played afl level though.
Yeah, my bad. He had recurring hammies but his injuries weren't in the same class as Nakia or Woolnough
 

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Did tenace get seriously injured though or did he just prove to be sh*t? Kind of like david spriggs and billie smedts.

Marc Woolnough was the other couldabeen. Possibly. He got injured before he even played afl level though.
Woolnough played seniors footy in 1998 before doing his knee in a pre-season match in 1999. Same match Colbert did his knee in as well.
 

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How many was's were was's purely cos of their good luckness?

Michael tuck perhaps? I didnt see enough of his career but some people seem to think he should be ranked in the top 10 players of all time and the only reasoning i get is his flags.
I saw all Tucks career. A very good Hawthorn Player with extreme longevity but not even close to Top 10 All Time. Not part of the discussion even.
 

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Was actually best 22 in 07 before he got injured.
Not bad, being picked in the best team of all time.
Thought he was never the same once he came back, not that he was awesome to start with. But just IMO looked like he could've been allright before that.
 

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