Opinion Team of the Decade 2011-2020

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As we enter our 10th season in the AFL, it got me thinking which players from our past and present would make our team of the decade? Now I know there are some supporters out there who still hold ill feelings towards former Suns players but that's not how you're supposed to judge a Team of the Decade. For example; you wouldn't leave Gary Ablett Jr out of our Team of the Decade just because of the way things ended. Anyway, this could be a bit of fun so I figured I'd have a crack to get the ball rolling.

B: Jarrod Harbrow, Rory Thompson, Kade Kolodjashnij
HB: Jack Bowes, Steven May, Adam Saad
C: Jack Martin, Gary Ablett Jr, Harley Bennell
HF: Alex Sexton, Tom Lynch, Lachie Weller
F: Sam Day, Charlie Dixon, Brandon Matera
Fol: Jarrod Witts, Dion Prestia, David Swallow
INT: Michael Rischitelli, Touk Miller, Jaeger O'Meara, Ben Ainsworth

I can't justify putting a second year player in the Team of the Decade so I chose not to include Ben King in the team. Feel free to share your Team of the Decade and we can discuss/debate selections.
 

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i reckon trent mckenzie deserves a spot. over 100 games for us off half back, probably deserves a spot in the team over bowes who to be fair hasn't even played a full season off half back. aaron hall also probably stiff, along with matt shaw. one of them replaces o'meara? joyce over saad perhaps too? local lad has been solid the last few seasons in particular and has knocked out 60 odd games too.
 

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Was hoping someone would start this thread, if wikipedia is right. Didn't realise we've only played 112 players, thought there would be more. Hopefully the next decade theres more players that stay than leave.....

RowellAnderson12's: Gold Coast Suns Team of the Decade

FULL BACKS:
Jesse Joyce - Steven May - Jarrod Harbrow

HALF BACKS:
Lachie Weller - Rory Thompson - Kade Kolojdashnij

CENTRELINE:
Jaeger O'Meara - David Swallow - Harley Bennell

HALF FORWARDS:
Aaron Hall - Charlie Dixon - Jack Martin

FULL FORWARDS:
Brandon Matera - Tom Lynch - Alex Sexton

FOLLOWERS:
Jarrod Witts - Gary Ablett Jnr - Dion Prestia


INTERCHANGE:
Michael Rischitelli - Sam Day - Touk Miller - Darcy Macpherson
 

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i reckon trent mckenzie deserves a spot. over 100 games for us off half back, probably deserves a spot in the team over bowes who to be fair hasn't even played a full season off half back. aaron hall also probably stiff, along with matt shaw. one of them replaces o'meara? joyce over saad perhaps too? local lad has been solid the last few seasons in particular and has knocked out 60 odd games too.
O'meara is our only Nab rising star, he is in.
 

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Jeremy Taylor - Henry Schade - Leigh Osbourne
Max Spencer - Tom Murphy - Taylor Hine
Hayden Jolly - Marc Lock - Joel Wilkinson
Tim Sumner - Jarrad Grant - Louis Herbert
Clay Cameron - Josh Hall - Alik Magin

Daniel Gorringe - Josh Glenn - Mackenzie Willis

Jackson Allen - Piers Flanagan - Joseph Daye - Josh Toy
 

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Jeremy Taylor - Henry Schade - Leigh Osbourne
Max Spencer - Tom Murphy - Taylor Hine
Hayden Jolly - Marc Lock - Joel Wilkinson
Tim Sumner - Jarrad Grant - Louis Herbert
Clay Cameron - Josh Hall - Alik Magin

Daniel Gorringe - Josh Glenn - Mackenzie Willis

Jackson Allen - Piers Flanagan - Joseph Daye - Josh Toy
The List Clogger 22!!!
 

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Based on some stats formula.

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Rischa back pocket? Also think Fiorini hasn't quite done enough yet but will get there. Not sure i'd have KK there either.
 

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Rischa back pocket? Also think Fiorini hasn't quite done enough yet but will get there. Not sure i'd have KK there either.
They based the selections on their 'Stats Insider' player ratings statistics formula.
In saying that, it was a loose guide as players like Saad didn't rate particularly high but still got selected.

Someone like Cambell Brown or Jesse Joyce who could play a back pocket position ranked pretty damn low by their measure.
 

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Not sure how many people would have Cambell Brown in their team of the decade.
Having a look at his stats though. Pretty damn good final 2 years when he got on the park.

Campbell Brown's 2012-2013 per game stats perhaps even better than Alex Sextons 2018-2019. Note 1 goal assist per game for Brown compared with 0.3 for Sexton.

We won 3 and 8 games in 2012 + 2013 compared with 4 and 3 games in 2018/19 so an advantage for Brown there. He also had Ablett, Bennell, Prestia, Swallow, O'meara kicking the ball to him - as opposed to Swallow, Miller, Fiorini - another advantage to Brown.

Nonetheless think I had under appreciated this.

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Here's my attempt:
B Harbrow May Thompson
HB Saad Bock Kolodjashnij
C McKenzie Prestia L Weller
HF Bennell Lynch Martin
F Swallow Dixon Sexton
Foll: Witts O’Meara G Ablett
I: Rischitelli Miller Stanley Bowes
yeah that's a premiership team right there, but for various reasons not including talent I swap out KK for Mad Dog Brown and Stanley for Brennan
 

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