Pretty sure a lot on here are or were wrongfully salty, coz when our admin was very much disorganised/incompetent and with a few backstabbers and a few overpaid players not giving a fair dinkum toss..... he threatened to walk and take up a juicy offer from north, he stayed and some fans never forgave him. terrific player and i'd have in my top ten in a heartbeat...most lists by those having a crack are bloody good too by the way.Never ever understood the Campbell hate, gut running is such an easy thing to do at AFL level.
For the record, I've never appeared on talkback radio...at least AFAIK.1) Agree with the previous caller...
Loved the comparison to Merv, very apt.14) Nick Vlaustin, the Merv Keane of today. A rock who is very, very skilled. Courageous and a great backline leader... still improving.
Played seven seasons into the era, still racked up huge numbers with his typical class when he wasn't injured, that was good enough for me to not be able to leave him out.Definitely Flea if the criteria or years allow it.
I only rated him (or didn't rate him except to say I thought he was very good in his early years) based on what he did on the field. On the simple premise that a player who demanded the ball so often is obliged to do something useful with it. I screamed at him (internally or externally!) every single time he sought to pad his stats with a telegraphed chip to Andy Kellaway or Gaspar 10m further down the boundary line. He didn't do that game after game, season after season because he's a moron incapable of understanding that he just buggered any chance we had of clearing our defensive zone (he's one of the smartest players we ever had), he did it to get his endless collection of cheap stats up to an acceptable level where nobody could possibly deny he'd played a 'good game.' He played some genuinely great games in the last 3/4 of his career, but they were really few and far between over the long haul, overwhelmingly they were cheap stat-fests.Pretty sure a lot on here are or were wrongfully salty, coz when our admin was very much disorganised/incompetent and with a few backstabbers and a few overpaid players not giving a fair dinkum toss..... he threatened to walk and take up a juicy offer from north, he stayed and some fans never forgave him.
Matthew Knights was sh*tAbout to have a punch on at work when a Doggies supporter tried to tell me Matthew Knights was sh*t.
*Punch on is slightly exaggerated.
Good sensible post cheers , I had rance so high coz they just don’t make defenders like that everyday , he was a once in a 50yr defender. I actually think jack is a tad underrated , when he hangs up his boots his record will look every bit as good as riches and then some , he prob doesn’t have the universal Kobe Bryant style love that richo had and that’s why by default he’s marked under where he should be . Scratch beneath the surface and jack is a bloody starMatthew Knights was sh*t
haha just ******* with you, I'm so bored with no footy I'm reading your club forum
I'm surprised by some posters rankings, I thought the top 3 would be Dusty, Richo & Rance. Surprised many have Jack Riewoldt ahead of Rance.
my top 3 would be
Then a gap..
Although I reckon most would have Richo over Rance. Probably rate Rance higher due the amount of football I watched from 2014-2018 and Rance was a god defender over that 5 year stretch.
Absolutely, he was the Richo of his day in terms of bums on seats, hugely loved player with good reason. When he retired we lost our last link to the '80 premiership and he was the last of them for a long time.
Flea dragged me around to 5 other 1980 premiership players at a club function showing a replay of the 1980 GF a few years back and insisted that they all signed my 70s style Richmond jumper I had on. He's in based just on that
Interesting side plenty of talent and footy smarts .B:Vlas,Grimes,D.Kellaway.
F-Dusty,Richo,N.Brown(Would've played 100)
I/C.B.Gale & Broderick