Opinion Position by position, the best you have ever seen (all clubs)

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Snake_Baker

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Okay, position by position, who are the best 3 you have seen in your time from all the clubs?

One rule: The players must have played a large majority of their career in the position, and I have added a "utility" spot for the swing men. A couple of the centres could be arguable as rucjk rovers, but that's due to the way footy has progreessed. There hasn't been many very few true centre players in the last couple of decades.


Full Back: 1) David Dench (Nth), 2) Geoff Southby (Carl), 3) Matthew Scarlett (Geel)

Back Pocket: 1) Gary Ayres (Haw), 2) Gavin Wanganeen (Port), 3) Glen Archer (Nth)

Centre Half Back: 1) Ross Glendinning (Nth), 2) Peter Knights (Haw), 3) Glen Jakovich (WCE)

Half Back Flank: 1) Bruce Doull (Carl), 2) John Rantall (Sth/Nth/Fitz), 3) Guy McKenna (WCE)

Wing: 1) Keith Greig (Nth), 2) Robert Flower (Melb), 3) Stan Alves (Melb/Nth)

Centre: 1) Greg Williams (Carl), 2) Robert Harvey (StK), 3) Nathan Fyfe (Freo)

Centre Half Forward: 1) Wayne Carey (Nth), 2) Dermott Brereton (Haw), 3) Warren Tredrea (Port)

Half Forward Flank: 1) Wayne Schimmelbusch (Nth), 2) Brent Harvey (Nth), 3) Jason Akermanis (Bris)

Full Forward: 1) Jason Dunstall (Haw), 2) Tony Lockett (StK/Syd), 3) Gary Ablett Snr. (Haw/Geel)

Forward Pocket: 1) Peter Daicos (Coll), 2) Darren Jarman (Haw/Adel), 3) Gary Lyon (Melb)

Ruck: 1) Gary Dempsey (Foots/Nth), 2) Simon Madden (Scum), Dean Cox (WCE)

Ruck Rover: 1) Michael Voss (Bris), 2) Garry Hocking (Geel), 3) Nathan Buckley (Coll)

Rover: 1) Barry Cable (Nth) ,2) Kevin Bartlett (Rich), 3) Leigh Matthews (Haw)

Utility: 1) Malcolm Blight (Nth), 2) Alex Jesaulenko (Carl), 3) Francis Bourke (Rich)

Stiff: Simon Black, Bradley, Kernahan, Millane, Len Thompson, Barry Davis, Roos, Conlan, Sandilands, Wade, Platten, Lyon, Stynes, Crosswell, Richardson, Hart, Weightman, Paul Kelly, Matera, Judd, Hawkins and Chris Grant..........and Lachie Hansen.
 

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Snake_Baker

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Never saw Alves play, how would you describe his playing strengths Snake_Baker ?
Not as silky as Greig & Flower, and not quite the quality of mark that they were, but he was just dogged and racked up big stats for his time.

He averaged slightly more disposals that Greig or Flower. Captained Melbourne for 4 years. Represented Victoria in the 72 and 75 state carnivals. Won a couple of B&F's and made their TOTC.

Francis Bourke was another spoken about but he played mostly as a defender when I saw him play.
 

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