- Sep 17, 2006
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I find it interesting that you mention that those who voted in SOS as FB of the 20th Century had more experience and games played at the top level than posters on this forum ever will, but when some of those same people are mentioned as having suggested that Rance is in the mix as one of the games greatest defenders of all time, quite a few posters almost instantly dismiss them as know nothing muppets who have been known to say some stupid things in their time.If only Rance played against players like Ablett Snr / Dunstall / Lockett / Carey / Lloyd / Richo etc as well who were all in their prime.
This argument is a 2 way street and don't discredit ones ability because of the era they played in and the rules at the time. Silvagni was named the best FB the game has ever seen for a reason with his position at FB in the greatest team of the last 100 years voted by people that have more experience and games played at the top level than this forum will ever have.
Not that i expect any Gen Y types to even know how good he was not to mention he could also go forward and kick 5+ goals on regular occasions.
Silvagni hands down and he also NEVER played as the 3rd man up or the free player type like Rance has done a lot. Rance is no crap player either though but gee he is not even in the same conversation as SOS as a bonafide full back.
People can't have it both ways in that those who rated SOS are to be taken as gospel and then suggest that those same people are to be ignored when they mention Rance in the same breath.
BTW I'm not saying that you've done that, just quoting your post to highlight the inconsistency among posters on here when it comes to accepting statements being made about which players are in the mix as the best of all time.