Should Ken Hunter have got a half-back-flank spot in the Carlton Team of the Century?

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megadeth86

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Carlton's Team of the Century:

My question is: Should Ken Hunter have made the team on a half-back-flank instead of being an interchange? I never saw John James play so can't comment. I remember Bruce Doull near the end of the his career playing at full-back. I heard he was a half-back-flanker early on but I was too young to see that era.
 
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ferrisb

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Doull has claims on being the greatest defender in Australian Rules history.

James won three B&Fs and a Brownlow.

I am a huge fan of Kenny Hunter, but that's some bloody stiff competition for a HBF spot. He also played patches further up the ground and while he was mostly a HBF, you could call him a utility.

His chances of making the starting 18 are also hurt by him spending six seasons in the WAFL before joining the Blues.
 

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BigFrizz36

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Reckon if anything Harry Madden was pretty stiff to miss out alltogether. Played 287 of his 332 games for the Blues. Also played in 2 flags and won 2 B & F's and despite the jocularity he could bring, seriously influenced many many games. Clearly Big Nick was always going to be first ruck so I guess that it was down to Harry and Fitzy for the other spot. Mike Fitzpatrick played 150 games, three flags (2 as skipper) and a B & F in 1979. Would have been a tight call but Fitzy got the nod.
 

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Reckon if anything Harry Madden was pretty stiff to miss out alltogether. Played 287 of his 332 games for the Blues. Also played in 2 flags and won 2 B & F's and despite the jocularity he could bring, seriously influenced many many games. Clearly Big Nick was always going to be first ruck so I guess that it was down to Harry and Fitzy for the other spot. Mike Fitzpatrick played 150 games, three flags (2 as skipper) and a B & F in 1979. Would have been a tight call but Fitzy got the nod.
I was there that day when harry (if memory serves me), out of the centre square ... bounced it a few times and goaled on the run ... it was scintillating and horrifying to watch all at the same time lol.
 

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I was there that day when harry (if memory serves me), out of the centre square ... bounced it a few times and goaled on the run ... it was scintillating and horrifying to watch all at the same time lol.
Yup. Semi vs the Crows at Waverley. Put us into that fateful GF. I was sitting just to the left of the goals Harry was kicking to. Crowd laughed and cheered.
 

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I was there that day when harry (if memory serves me), out of the centre square ... bounced it a few times and goaled on the run ... it was scintillating and horrifying to watch all at the same time lol.
Was there also...and for most if not all that highlights reel, great stuff.
 

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No doubt Kenny was great and deserves a spot, doesn’t mean he should get it though. Doull is a shoe in and I never saw anything of the other two so too difficult to assess.

EFA
 
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Loved Kenny as courageous a player I ever saw. Happy he's in the team but that half backline is bloody top notch. thylacine60 saw James so I'll wait for his verdict.
Someone less busy than me can put a second TOTC together. It'd still be full of awesome awesomeness.
 

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