Key position allrounders from the past

caspian

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Vaguely cricket world cup related- who in AFL history are the best key position allrounders? Full backs that could go forward once in a while and kick a bag. Full forwards who you could throw back in defence if you badly needed it. There's a few pinch hitters from years past (I'm thinking Ash McIntosh and Silvagni? from what I remember?) but are there any who were genuine all rounder quality- that is, any who'd be a potential first choice for either position? I can't seem to think of all that many, but I'm sure there's a heap of examples from the early 90's and before that I was simply too young for.
 

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caspian

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ayyy forgot about Pav. Bit embarrassing considering how many of his games I've seen over the years. A genuine champion on either end of the field! Trying to remember if he mostly played CHB or FB, from memory mostly the former.
 

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Vaguely cricket world cup related- who in AFL history are the best key position allrounders? Full backs that could go forward once in a while and kick a bag. Full forwards who you could throw back in defence if you badly needed it. There's a few pinch hitters from years past (I'm thinking Ash McIntosh and Silvagni? from what I remember?) but are there any who were genuine all rounder quality- that is, any who'd be a potential first choice for either position? I can't seem to think of all that many, but I'm sure there's a heap of examples from the early 90's and before that I was simply too young for.
Worsfold didn't need a plan C because his plan B was to throw Hunter forward.
 

demondavey

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Shane Heard

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Worsfold didn't need a plan C because his plan B was to throw Hunter forward.
Hunter was awesome. Natural aggression, thick as a brick...played his role when switched.

Im glad he doesn’t use Hurley for the same role..leave him back..good man Woosh.
 

Turnover

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Hunter was awesome. Natural aggression, thick as a brick...played his role when switched.

Im glad he doesn’t use Hurley for the same role..leave him back..good man Woosh.
Ken Hunter?? Ha ha
 

Shane Heard

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Yeah only a forward for 1 game. It counted though.
Oh yes it did indeed.

The sheer joyous smile when he kicked that goal...so good.

I can picture it now sitting up high in the that old stand behind the goals city end ...Billlllllyyyy yes!!!! Lol
 
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