North Melbourne Team of the 21st Century

curnow inferno

Debutant
Nov 22, 2017
91
104
AFL Club
Carlton
FB: G.ARCHER - S.THOMPSON - M.FIRRITO
HB: D.KING - R.TARRANT* - T.MAKEPEACE
C: D.WELLS - B.RAWLINGS - A.SIMPSON (vc)
HF: S.GRANT - W.CAREY (c) - S.HIGGINS*
FF: D.PETRIE - B.BROWN* - L.THOMAS
RR: T.GOLDSTEIN* - A.SWALLOW - B.HARVEY
INT: B.CUNNINGTON* - A.STEVENS - J.ZIEBELL* - S.GIBSON
COACH: DEAN LAIDLEY

Minimum 50 games qualification.

Thoughts?
 

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north_lad

All Australian
Oct 26, 2003
660
1,526
Melbourne
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FB: G.ARCHER - S.THOMPSON - M.FIRRITO
HB: D.KING - R.TARRANT* - T.MAKEPEACE
C: D.WELLS - B.RAWLINGS - A.SIMPSON (vc)
HF: S.GRANT - W.CAREY (c) - S.HIGGINS*
FF: D.PETRIE - B.BROWN* - L.THOMAS
RR: T.GOLDSTEIN* - A.SWALLOW - B.HARVEY
INT: B.CUNNINGTON* - A.STEVENS - J.ZIEBELL* - S.GIBSON
COACH: DEAN LAIDLEY

Minimum 50 games qualification.

Thoughts?
been a slow century
 

King Corey

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Jun 9, 2001
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Pretty good effort mate. Only minor tweaks for mine.

You could mount an argument about whether Carey's 1.5 seasons in this millenium should outweigh Ben Browns consistent output etc.

FB: G.ARCHER - S.THOMPSON - M.FIRRITO
HB: D.KING - R.TARRANT* - T.MAKEPEACE
C: D.WELLS - B.CUNNINGTON* - A.SIMPSON (vc)
HF: S.GRANT - W.CAREY (c) - S.HIGGINS*
FF: D.PETRIE - S.ROCCA - L.THOMAS
RR: T.GOLDSTEIN* - A.SWALLOW - B.HARVEY
INT: B.RAWLINGS - A.STEVENS - J.ZIEBELL* - C.JONES
COACH: DEAN LAIDLEY
 

Pykie

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Sep 17, 2006
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Carey played 37 games this century for the club, whilst he averaged 2.8 goals per game, I'm not sure he qualifies.

It's essentially what Brown has done over the last 3 seasons.

Waite played 60 games for the club at over 2 goals a game also.

Under the same criteria Adrian McAdam should make the TOTC.

Simmo should be the captain.


It's pretty bleak reading tbh, most struggling to fill some positions with anything but honest battlers. This team basically covers 2 x decades and it still probably doesn't hoild a candle to the single all-decade teams of the 90's, 80's & 70's.
 
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Jabba the Trump

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Oct 3, 2017
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Carey played 37 games this century for the club, whilst he averaged 2.8 goals per game, I'm not sure he qualifies.

It's essentially what Brown has done over the last 3 seasons.

Waite played 60 games for the club at over 2 goals a game also.

Under the same criteria Adrian McAdam should make the TOTC.

Simmo should be the captain.


It's pretty bleak reading tbh, most struggling to fill some positions with anything but honest battlers. This team basically covers 2 x decades and it still probably doesn't hoild a candle to the single all-decade teams of the 90's, 80's & 70's.
He only played 14 games for NMFC this century.
 

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benbanjo

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Aug 16, 2009
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Pretty good effort mate. Only minor tweaks for mine.

You could mount an argument about whether Carey's 1.5 seasons in this millenium should outweigh Ben Browns consistent output etc.

FB: G.ARCHER - S.THOMPSON - M.FIRRITO
HB: D.KING - R.TARRANT* - T.MAKEPEACE
C: D.WELLS - B.CUNNINGTON* - A.SIMPSON (vc)
HF: S.GRANT - W.CAREY (c) - S.HIGGINS*
FF: D.PETRIE - S.ROCCA - L.THOMAS
RR: T.GOLDSTEIN* - A.SWALLOW - B.HARVEY
INT: B.RAWLINGS - A.STEVENS - J.ZIEBELL* - C.JONES
COACH: DEAN LAIDLEY
Pretty good, would probably slide Sinclair in there ahead of someone and would have Brown instead of Carey due to not enough games.

Not a team of superstars unfortunately.
 

Marstermind

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Oct 16, 2004
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That it's reasonable for a bloke who coached for 7 years and made 3 finals series, 5 finals (1 win and 4 thrashings) and a total W/L of under 50% to be coach of this team is a bit damning on several levels
 

Liam Boy

Premiership Player
Oct 12, 2008
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2,330
Melbourne
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North Melbourne
That it's reasonable for a bloke who coached for 7 years and made 3 finals series, 5 finals (1 win and 4 thrashings) and a total W/L of under 50% to be coach of this team is a bit damning on several levels
He held the club up through some really tough times, not comparable at all to Brad Scott who had a stable club with brand new facilities
 

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