Opinion Pick your best 22 of the past decade (2007-2017)

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B: Shaun Burgoyne (PA/Haw) - Matthew Scarlett (Geel) - Brian Lake (WB/Haw)

HB: Jimmy Bartel (Geel) - Alex Rance (Rich) - Sam Mitchell (Haw/WC)

C: Patrick Dangerfield (Adel/Geel) - Joel Selwood (Geel) - Adam Goodes (Syd)

HF: Cyril Rioli (Haw) - Nick Riewoldt (StK) - Lance Franklin (Haw/Syd)

F: Eddie Betts (Carl/Adel) - Josh J Kennedy (Carl/WC) - Dustin Martin (Rich)

Foll: Dean Cox (WC), Chris Judd (WC/Carl), Gary Ablett (Geel/GC)

I/C: Matthew Pavlich (Frem), Josh Kennedy (Syd), Scott Pendlebury (Coll), Lenny Hayes (StK)

Emergencies: Dane Swan (Coll), Luke Hodge (Haw), Nat Fyfe (Frem)

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Club-by-club breakdown:
Adelaide x2 (Dangerfield, Betts)
Brisbane x0
Carlton x3 (Judd, Betts, Kennedy)
Collingwood x2 (Pendlebury, Swan)
Essendon x0
Fremantle x2 (Fyfe, Pav)
Geelong x5 (Scarlett, Bartel, Dangerfield, Selwood, Ablett)
Gold Coast x1 (Ablett)
GWS Giants x0
Hawthorn x6 (Burgoyne, Lake, Mitchell, Rioli, Franklin, Hodge)
Melbourne x0
North Melbourne x0
Port Adelaide x1 (Burgoyne)
Richmond x2 (Rance, Martin)
St Kilda x2 (Riewoldt, Hayes)
Sydney x2 (Franklin, Kennedy, Goodes)
WC Eagles x4 (Cox, Kennedy, Judd, Mitchell)
Western Bulldogs x1 (Lake/Harris)

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Stiff to miss:
Marcus Bontempelli, Max Gawn, Steve Johnson, Rory Sloane, Jordan Lewis, Heath Shaw, Jobe Watson, Simon Black, Corey Enright, Stephen Milne, Jarryd Roughead, Toby Greene, Zach Merrett, Adam Treloar, Robbie Gray, Marc Murphy, Josh Gibson, Heath Grundy, Aaron Sandilands, Rob Murphy, Callan Ward, Trent Cotchin, Taylor Walker, Harry Taylor, Tom Lonergan, Luke McPharlin, Nathan Jones, Dan Hannebery, Scott Thompson, Scott Thompson.
 
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Gee this is hard.

FB: Corey Enright, Matthew Scarlett, Brian Lake
HB: Shaun Burgoyne, Alex Rance, Luke Hodge
C: Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Mitchell, Scott Pendlebury
HF: Nat Fyfe , Nick Riewoldt, Steve Johnson
FF: Cyril Rioli, Lance Franklin, Eddie Betts
FOLL: Dean Cox, Gary Ablett, Chris Judd
I/C: Dane Swan, Joel Selwood, Matthew Pavlich, Nic Naitanui
 
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Gee this is hard.

FB: Corey Enright, Matthew Scarlett, Brian Lake
HB: Shaun Burgoyne, Alex Rance, Luke Hodge
C: Patrick Dangerfield, Sam Mitchell, Scott Pendlebury
HF: Nat Fyfe , Nick Riewoldt, Steve Johnson
FF: Cyril Rioli, Lance Franklin, Eddie Betts
FOLL: Dean Cox, Gary Ablett, Chris Judd
I/C: Dane Swan, Lenny Hayes, Matthew Pavlich, Nic Naitanui
No Selwood?

Geelong Best first year player 2007
Ron Evans Medal 2007
Michael Tuck medal 2009
Brownlow Medal runner up 2013
AFLPA Best Captain 2013
AFLPA most courageous player x4 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Geelong Best and fairest x3 2010, 2013, 2014
All Australian x4 2009, 2010, 2013 (Captain), 2014 (Captain)
Premierships x3 2007, 2009, 2011
And had 37 disposals last week, still dominating.
I couldn't leave him out.
 
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No Selwood?

Geelong Best first year player 2007
Ron Evans Medal 2007
Michael Tuck medal 2009
Brownlow Medal runner up 2013
AFLPA Best Captain 2013
AFLPA most courageous player x4 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Geelong Best and fairest x3 2010, 2013, 2014
All Australian x4 2009, 2010, 2013 (Captain), 2014 (Captain)
Premierships x3 2007, 2009, 2011
And had 37 disposals last week, still dominating.
I couldn't leave him out.
Forgot him, put him in for Hayes.

Surely Enright is in your best 22? 6 AAs 2008-2016 and 2xB&Fs in flag years.
 

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Forgot him, put him in for Hayes.

Surely Enright is in your best 22? 6 AAs 2008-2016 and 2xB&Fs in flag years.
Yep extremely stiff to miss.
He's probably the best back pocket of the 07-17 era and deserves a guernsey but it's Mitchell, Burgoyne and Bartel he's contending with for a spot.
And even if none of them are as defensively dependable as Enright, if I'm picking my best team I want those three in there.
 

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Yep extremely stiff to miss.
He's probably the best back pocket of the 07-17 era and deserves a guernsey but it's Mitchell, Burgoyne and Bartel he's contending with for a spot.
And even if none of them are as defensively dependable as Enright, if I'm picking my best team I want those three in there.
Bartel shouldn't be anywhere near the backline, Enright everyday of the week. Also Martin shouldn't be anywhere near this team on career to date. He might be in league best form at the moment but that's the first time he's done it in his career.

B : Corey Enright - Brian Lake - Josh Gibson
HB: Luke Hodge - Matthew Scarlett - Shaun Burgoyne
C : Patrick Dangerfield - Sam Mitchell - Lance Franklin
HF : Steve Johnson - Nick Riewoldt - Dane Swan
F : Eddie Betts - Josh Kennedy - Cyril Rioli
R : Nic Naitanui - Nat Fyfe - Gary Ablett
I/C : Joel Selwood - Scott Pendlebury - Chris Judd - Adam Goodes
 

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B: Corey Enright - Brian Lake - Matthew Scarlett
HB: Luke Hodge - Alex Rance - Shaun Burgoyne
C: Patrick Dangerfield - Sam Mitchell - Joel Selwood
HF: Steve Johnson - Nick Riewoldt - Lance Franklin
F: Eddie Betts - Josh J. Kennedy - Cyril Rioli
R: Aaron Sandilands - Chris Judd - Gary Ablett Jr.

Int: Dane Swan - Scott Pendlebury - Nat Fyfe - Dean Cox

Emg: Josh P. Kennedy - Matthew Pavlich - Adam Goodes

Or something.
 
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Hard to fit players in from other sides given the Hawks & Cats share 7 of the last 10 Flags:....And great finals performances count doubly for mine.

J.Gibson, B.Lake, C.Enright.
S. Burgoyne, M.Scarlett, L.Hodge.
P.Dangerfield, S.Mitchell, J.Selwood
S.Johnston, N.Riewoldt, P.Chapman
C.Rioli, L.Franklin, M.Pavlich
A.Saandilands, C.Judd, G.Ablett.

S.Pedlebury, A.Goodes, N.Fyfe, R.Gray.

So, 7 Hawks, 7 Cats & some other blokes.

Cop that bench?:eek:....Boy oh boy.
 
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As usual, players out of position all over the place.
It's best 22.....Not best 22 from each position Snakey.

Go take another hanger on Kel Moore would ya.;)

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And yes....Brent Harvey was very stiff to miss out in my side.
 

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People are taking the piss by not having Swan in there.
I'm the only poster who hasn't got Swan in my side.....Very working class pedestrian & he's not taking the place of anyone else in my team.....Brent Harvey would be next in line & ahead of Swan.
 

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B, Enright Scarlett McVeigh
HB, Hodge Rance Goddard
C, Dangerfield Judd Fyfe
HF l, S. Johnson N.Riewoldt Rioli
F, Betts Kennedy Franklin
FOLL, Sandilands Ablett Swan
INT S.Mitchell Pendlebury Bartel Selwood


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B: Enright, Lake, Scarlett
HB: Burgoyne, Rance, Hodge
C: Swan, Mitchell, Dangerfield
HF: Gray, Franklin, S. Johnson
F: N. Riewoldt, Kennedy, Betts
R: Sandilands, Pendlebury, Ablett
I/C: Judd, Selwood, Goddard, Fyfe
 

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FB: Enright, Scarlett, Lake
HB: Shaw, Rance, Goddard
C: Dangerfield, Mitchell, Swan
HF: Ablett, Riewoldt, Johnson
FF: Betts, Franklin, Chapman
R: Cox, Selwood, Judd
Int: Hodge (B/M), Watson (M), Sandilands (R), Pavlich (Utility, mostly F)
EMG: Hurley (B), Fyfe (M), R. Gray (M/F)

I've tried to make the side as balanced as a standard 22, so didn't stack the back and forward lines with midfielders and kept an interchange with variety.
 

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I see Scarlett in everyone's team, but he only played from 2007-2012, so half of the time frame for these lists. Therefore I don't think he can be selected.
 

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I see Scarlett in everyone's team, but he only played from 2007-2012, so half of the time frame for these lists. Therefore I don't think he can be selected.
But he sure was awesome for those six seasons...three flags and 4 AAs. He's a lock for my side that's for sure.

Plus, the key back stocks after Scarlett, Rance, and Lake aren't that amazing. I had Hurley as an emergency as the next best (partly because of his swingman ability), then there's Gibbo and Glass and not too much more.
 

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B: M.Scarlett, B.Lake, D.Fletcher
HB: C.Enright, A.Rance, S.Mitchell,
C: C.Judd, J.Selwood, D.Martin
HF: B.Harvey, N.Riewoldt, S.Johnson
F: A.Goodes, L.Franklin, P.Dangerfield
Foll: A.Sandilands, G.Ablett, L.Hayes
INT: S.Pendlebury, B.Goddard, J.Bartel and E.Betts
 

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Hard to fit players in from other sides given the Hawks & Cats share 7 of the last 10 Flags:....And great finals performances count doubly for mine.

J.Gibson, B.Lake, C.Enright.
S. Burgoyne, M.Scarlett, L.Hodge.
P.Dangerfield, S.Mitchell, J.Selwood
S.Johnston, N.Riewoldt, P.Chapman
C.Rioli, L.Franklin, M.Pavlich
A.Saandilands, C.Judd, G.Ablett.

S.Pedlebury, A.Goodes, N.Fyfe, R.Gray.

So, 7 Hawks, 7 Cats & some other blokes.

Cop that bench?:eek:....Boy oh boy.
Lake AND Gibson. lol good old fashioned "my team time". Chapman's a no as well.
 
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Lake AND Gibson. lol good old fashioned "my team time". Chapman's a no as well.
What on earth are you talking about?.....Lake was the gun FB of his day, in his decade of playing for the Dogs....His inclusion in our team made all the difference in turning the tide against the Cats hold upon us, & in securing us our triple premiership crown.....No Lake, no 3-peat.....He gave us the nerve we so badly lacked down back, in standing up to & physically matching the physical intimidation of both Johnston & Hawkins.

Gibson may well have been only above average at North, but he was easily our best defender from 2010-2016 inclusive....He also won 2 B&F in Premiership years....An achievement that is as rare as hens teeth in the annals of AFL history.

If you're the best defender in a Premiership team, across the span of it's 6 year domination of the competition.....Then you're easily in the team of the decade, of which that 6 years comprises the majority.

And as for Chapman's inclusion....No other player performed over the period in question, as well as he did on the biggest stage of them all....The bigger the game, the better he performed.....He would be the first small forward I'd pick for a major final....Such was his manic attack on the ball & player, in his desire to win at all costs.

And again....The Hawks & Cats account for 7 out of the 10 premierships in the era.....They are always going to dominate team selection here, as both had dominant dynasty's that stretched the length of the era.

Premierships count, as does big game finals performances.....And on that score, my side is unmatched for the period.
 

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What on earth are you talking about?.....Lake was the gun FB of his day, in his decade of playing for the Dogs....His inclusion in our team made all the difference in turning the tide against the Cats hold upon us, & in securing us our triple premiership crown.....No Lake, no 3-peat.....He gave us the nerve we so badly lacked down back, in standing up to & physically matching the physical intimidation of both Johnston & Hawkins.

Gibson may well have been only above average at North, but he was easily our best defender from 2010-2016 inclusive....He also won 2 B&F in Premiership years....An achievement that is as rare as hens teeth in the annals of AFL history.

If you're the best defender in a Premiership team, across the span of it's 6 year domination of the competition.....Then you're easily in the team of the decade, of which that 6 years comprises the majority.

And as for Chapman's inclusion....No other player performed over the period in question, as well as he did on the biggest stage of them all....The bigger the game, the better he performed.....He would be the first small forward I'd pick for a major final....Such was his manic attack on the ball & player, in his desire to win at all costs.

And again....The Hawks & Cats account for 7 out of the 10 premierships in the era.....They are always going to dominate team selection here, as both had dominant dynasty's that stretched the length of the era.

Premierships count, as does big game finals performances.....And on that score, my side is unmatched for the period.
Okay, you got crazy defensive there.

First off, I'm not sure how Lake can be the best Full back of his era when you just stated Gibson is the best defender in the team between 2010-2016. Doesn't make a heap of sense that one.

I think almost every spectator in the AFL would pick Rance as the best full back of the era. To the point where he isn't captain of his own team, yet he was named captain of the AA team.

You are quite clearly a one-eyed supporter. I also love how you aren't stating intangible arguments as yours or general opinion, it's apparently fact. Ignorant way of debating football.
 
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