Pick the top 10 players of all time from the 'Big 4' states of Australian Rules-Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania

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Put together a list made up of the top 10 players of all time from each of the 'Big 4' States of Australian Rules-Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia & Tasmania.
 
Lance Buddy Franklin
Graham Polly Farmer
Stephen Michael
Barry Cable
Ben Cousins
Nathan Fyfe
Simon Black
Peter Matera
Dean Cox
Josh Kennedy
 
Matthew Richardson
Dusty Martin
Trent Cotchin
Nick Daffy
Alex Rance
Jake Aarts
Royce Hart
Jason Castagna
Kevin Bartlett
Tyrone Vickery
 

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I’ll have a go

Victoria

  • Leigh Matthews
  • Tony Lockett
  • Gary Ablett Jnr
  • Gary Ablett Snr
  • Dick Reynolds
  • Ted Whitten
  • Kevin Bartlett
  • Bob Skilton
  • Gordon Coventey
  • Chris Judd
Couldn’t quite squeeze in Nick Daicos just yet.
 
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TASMANIA
1. Peter Hudson
2. Ian Stewart
3. Royce Hart
4. Darryl Baldock
5. Matthew Richardson
6. Verdum Howell
7. Jack Riewoldt
8. Michael Roach
9. Alastair Lynch
10. Brent Crosswell
 
South Australia
1.Barrie Robran
2.Russell Ebert
3.Ken Farmer
4.Craig Bradley
5.Malcolm Blight
6.Stephen Kernahan
7. Nathan Buckley
8.Scottt Hodges
9.Tony Modra
10. Rick Davies
No Garry McIntosh or Michael Aish on that list?
 
South Australia
1.Barrie Robran
2.Russell Ebert
3.Ken Farmer
4.Craig Bradley
5.Malcolm Blight
6.Stephen Kernahan
7. Nathan Buckley
8.Scottt Hodges
9.Tony Modra
10. Rick Davies

No Garry McIntosh or Michael Aish on that list?

That’s a pretty solid list, but tend to agree with Jascave.

As much as I grew up wanting to be Scott Hodges and loved watching Modra fly, I wouldnt have them in the top 10 SA footballers of all time.

McIntosh, Aish, Carey, even modern greats like Ricciuto or Wanganeen could be considered… but tough list to crack.
 
That’s a pretty solid list, but tend to agree with Jascave.

As much as I grew up wanting to be Scott Hodges and loved watching Modra fly, I wouldnt have them in the top 10 SA footballers of all time.

McIntosh, Aish, Carey, even modern greats like Ricciuto or Wanganeen could be considered… but tough list to crack.
My list is probably bias in I'm basing a few of the sanfl boys on stats and what I've been told whilst adding in who I've actually seen. There will always be good players miss unfortunately
 
That’s a pretty solid list, but tend to agree with Jascave.

As much as I grew up wanting to be Scott Hodges and loved watching Modra fly, I wouldnt have them in the top 10 SA footballers of all time.

McIntosh, Aish, Carey, even modern greats like Ricciuto or Wanganeen could be considered… but tough list to crack.
Pretty hard to claim Carey as a South Australian. He's from Wagga. Just playing a couple of years in the SANFL as a junior doesn't make you a Victorian.
 
Pretty hard to claim Carey as a South Australian. He's from Wagga. Just playing a couple of years in the SANFL as a junior doesn't make you a Victorian.
Meant to write South Australian here obviously not Victorian
 

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My top 10 players:

SOUTH AUSTRALIA:
1. Russell Ebert
2. Barrie Robran
3. Malcolm Blight
4. Neil Kerley
5. Rick Davies
6. Garry McIntosh
7. Stephen Kernahan
8. Craig Bradley
9. Michael Aish
10. Graham Cornes

VICTORIA:
1. Ted Whitten snr
2. Ron Barassi
3. Leigh Matthews
4. Kevin Bartlett
5. Gary Ablett snr
6. Tony Lockett
7. Peter Daicos
8. Gordon Coventry
9. Bob Skilton
10. Allen Aylett

WESTERN AUSTRALIA:
1. Graham 'Polly' Farmer
2. Barry Cable
3. Lance Franklin
4. Stephen Michael
5. Brian Peake
6. Robert Wiley
7. Chris Mainwaring
8. John Worsfold
9. Bruce Monteath
10. Stephen Malaxos

TASMANIA:
1. Peter Hudson
2. Royce Hart
3. Ian Stewart
4. Brent Crosswell
5. Darrell Baldock
6. Jack Riewoldt
7. Matthew Richardson
8. Michael Roach
9. Alastair Lynch
10. 'Tassie' Johnson
 
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Wrong Carey…. Peter Carey OAM played 448 games for Glenelg in the 70s and 80s.

Absolute gun (not that I got to see him play). I believe he was one of the original SANFL Hall of Fame members.
Sorry...Vic bias here. Don't know who that is
 
WA
1. Stephen Michael
2. Barry Cable
3. Polly Farmer
4. Billy Walker
5. Graham Moss
6. Peter Matera
7. Merv Macintosh
8. Nat Fyfe
9. John Todd
10. Leon Baker
 
Victoria:

1. Haydn Bunton
2. Bob Skilton
3. Dick Reynolds
4. Ted Whitten sr
5. John Coleman
6. Leigh Matthews
7. Gordon Coventry
8. Gary Ablett sr
9. Gary Ablett jr
10. Wayne Carey
 

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