Prediction North Melbourne’s 10 best players ever - IN ORDER

Rooboy 96

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North Melbourne "blue collar" top 10

Anthony Stevens
Adam Simpson
Brady Rawlings
Pat Kelly
Ben Cunnington
Albert Mantello
Billy Nettlefold
Ted Jarrard
John Law
Mick Martyn


HM's: Gary Cowton, Scott Thompson, Dean Laidley, Anthony Rock, Roy Ramsay, Frank Gumbleton, Denis Pagan, Jock McCorkell
I'd have Ken Montgomery ahead of Billy Nettlefold
 

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AdmiralBenson

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North Melbourne "blue collar" top 10

Anthony Stevens
Adam Simpson
Brady Rawlings
Pat Kelly
Ben Cunnington
Albert Mantello
Billy Nettlefold
Ted Jarrard
John Law
Mick Martyn


HM's: Gary Cowton, Scott Thompson, Dean Laidley, Anthony Rock, Roy Ramsay, Frank Gumbleton, Denis Pagan, Jock McCorkell
Ross Smith should be in this post.

As should Byron Pickett.
 

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Mark Roberts too
Always liked the Fridge.

Spud Firrito doesn't deserve to be on any top 10 list i guess, but i always liked how he went about his footy. Tough as.

Other than stupid brain fades he was a courageous player sometimes in very tough roles (playing on KPF) and a tad underrated imo.
 

Luke72

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Always liked the Fridge.

Spud Firrito doesn't deserve to be on any top 10 list i guess, but i always liked how he went about his footy. Tough as.

Other than stupid brain fades he was a courageous player sometimes in very tough roles (playing on KPF) and a tad underrated imo.
On form arguably the stiffest of the 4 delistings that year. He was very good.
 

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I loved Barry Cable, but considering he only played one season before he was 30 at North I don’t think he can be included. I consider him in the same vein as Gary Dempsey and Doug Wade, great players at North but played their best footy elsewhere.
You mean Barry Davis
 

kangaroo7

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I'll pretty much go with whatever kangaroo7 reckons about the old timers.

In fact, I hope the club is wise enough to put him on the selection panel.
Thanks Snake but it's a very big ask to narrow it down to 10. Is the club going to cover the whole 150 years? Surely Hardy and Barker would be contenders if so. It will be very interesting to see what list the club comes up with.
 

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Can’t argue with many lists on here.
Hard to know who to leave out.
No Crosswell on anyone’s lists - might make the 10 but would be considered imo despite playing more games for Carlton.
Cable would be my #1
Could be easily Carey or Blight though. Even Greig
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Crosswell, Kekovich and Wells all in the same boat for me: their best was incredible but for various reasons we didn’t see enough of it.
 

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The most courageous top 10

1. L. Colbert
2. A. Stevens
3. G. Archer
4. J. Law
5. J. Ziebell
6. W.Schimmelbusch
7. A. Swallow
8. J. Krakeour
9. M. Firrito
10.B. Cunnington

HM's: R. Smith, M. Larkin, B.Nettlefold, S. Kekovich, M. Martyn, B. Rawlings, S. Hickey, L. Thomas, K.Turner, R. Tarrant, J. McCartney, & S. Thompson
Laidley belongs in that group.
 

RobZombie

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The North "mercurial" top 10.

1. M. Blight
2. K. Greig
3. W. Carey
4. W. Abraham
5. S. Kekovich
6. P. Krakouer
7. B. Harvey
8. D. Wells
9. J. Krakouer
10. A. McAdam

HM's: M. Larkin, S. Grant, L. Thomas, C. McKernan, S. Rocca

I'm sure Foote, Aylett & Dwyer would also make that all time top 10.
Reckon you can do better than that. At least half of those were too consistent to make a mercurial top 10. From my time,

W Abraham
S Kekovich
B Crosswell
D Wells
A McAdam
A Briedis
L Thomas
P Baker
J McCarthy
A Edwards
 

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Players I have seen:

Carey
Blight
Cable
Greig
Harvey
Schimmelbusch
Glendinning
Stevens
Archer
Larkin

Cunners will probably end up in there when he winds up.

Players I didn’t see so in no particular order:

Foote
Spencer
Murray
Aylett
Barker
Dwyer
Teasdale
Dugdale
Dynon
Jarrard
 
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