Norm Smith Medallist
- Dec 27, 2017
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
This is why I haven’t contributed. I was born in 81 so I missed most of our greats.The problem with compiling these lists is that I didn't see anyone prior to about 1996, and even then I wasn't actually able to form reasonable judgements on footy until I was about 14 or 15, so about 2005-ish. It makes it hard then to judge players from before that time against players I've actually seen.
Personally, I just go with players in my lifetime, so from about 1991 because at least then I have some sort of frame of reference. On that basis:
Even then I'm not particularly happy with that list because, while I idolised most of that 90s team, I don't really know how good they actually were, if that makes sense. There are probably those who were able to judge footy from that time who might laugh at some of the order I have that in, or players who I've excluded, especially the likes of Bell and Simpson.