No it doesn't. If we're having a conversation about the best ever midfielder it's going to be centremen, ruck rovers and rovers, Eagles supporters will thrown Dean CoxRight. We're making progress. When we talk about the onballers whats the difference between a rover and a ruck/rover? Where does the centreman come into play? Or the wingmen? They are all midfielders. Yes, even the ruckman but they are a different beast because they have a whole special contest just for them.
We say Tulip and Matera are two of the greatest wingmen of all time because we can. We can also say Bunton Snr and Cable are two of the greatest rovers of all time. Theyre all still midfielders. But opening up from the positional to the more general grouping of midfield lets other players into the conversation.
Just like we were talking about the backmen.
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