The development of our 'Team of the Millennium' (debuted since 2000)

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I look forward to bumping this post in 2999. :thumbsu:

We've had threads before on our best team since whenever. This one is since 2000. But I'm interesting more in its changing nature across the years - how current players, for example, eventually (hopefully) force their way in.

Will we see Clayton Oliver in this team in a decade? Jesse Hogan? Christian Petracca? That's primarily what I want this discussion to be about.

The way I see it, this is our best team of players who have debuted since 2000. I've set this criterion a) because it's difficult to judge, say, Neitz on only half his career; and b) because it'll make more relevant current players.

B | N Jetta | T McDonald | J Frawley
HB | P Wheatley | J Rivers | M Whelan
C | C Bruce | N Jones (c) | B Vince
HF | B Green | J Watts | J Howe
F| A Davey | J Hogan | D Kent
R | M Jamar | B Moloney | J Viney
INT | L Dunn | M Gawn | C Garland | B McLean

I wouldn't say the prettiest of reading. But perhaps that's expected due to the limits I've placed on the side. And also perhaps because I did this side in about six minutes (so I'm sure I've forgotten players, made some poor calls etc. - the side looks very top-heavy, for one).

But from that side above, the following players are current:
- N Jetta
- T McDonald
- N Jones
- B Vince
- J Watts
- J Hogan
- D Kent
- J Viney
- M Gawn
- C Garland
(- J Howe)
(- M Jamar)
(- J Frawley)

Very rough thread but hopefully you get the picture. Thoughts on who is most likely to be replaced? And who will replace them? And how much did I fu** up this side? What would yours be?

Cheers.
 

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I look forward to bumping this post in 2999. :thumbsu:

We've had threads before on our best team since whenever. This one is since 2000. But I'm interesting more in its changing nature across the years - how current players, for example, eventually (hopefully) force their way in.

Will we see Clayton Oliver in this team in a decade? Jesse Hogan? Christian Petracca? That's primarily what I want this discussion to be about.

The way I see it, this is our best team of players who have debuted since 2000. I've set this criterion a) because it's difficult to judge, say, Neitz on only half his career; and b) because it'll make more relevant current players.

B | N Jetta | T McDonald | J Frawley
HB | P Wheatley | J Rivers | M Whelan
C | C Bruce | N Jones (c) | B Vince
HF | B Green | J Watts | J Howe
F| A Davey | J Hogan | D Kent
R | M Jamar | B Moloney | J Viney
INT | L Dunn | M Gawn | C Garland | B McLean

I wouldn't say the prettiest of reading. But perhaps that's expected due to the limits I've placed on the side. And also perhaps because I did this side in about six minutes (so I'm sure I've forgotten players, made some poor calls etc. - the side looks very top-heavy, for one).

But from that side above, the following players are current:
- N Jetta
- T McDonald
- N Jones
- B Vince
- J Watts
- J Hogan
- D Kent
- J Viney
- M Gawn
- C Garland
(- J Howe)
(- M Jamar)
(- J Frawley)

Very rough thread but hopefully you get the picture. Thoughts on who is most likely to be replaced? And who will replace them? And how much did I **** up this side? What would yours be?

Cheers.
Nice thread, but what I would primarily like the discussion to be about is when we get rid of Matt Jones
 

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God we have been sh*t. Even that 04-06 side that looked at stages like a contender was never truly in it. Even though they went further in finals than we did I think North now have a lot in common with that Melbourne side. Even teams that lacked genuine elite talent to make the next step, and clung on to their old guys for too long.
 

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In say, the next ten years?

IN: C Salem, C Petracca, A Brayshaw, D Tyson, C Oliver, S Weideman, J Hunt
OUT: P Wheatley, J Howe, B McLean, L Dunn, M Jamar, B Moloney, C Garland

B | N Jetta | T McDonald | J Frawley
HB | J Hunt | J Rivers | M Whelan
C | C Bruce | C Oliver | D Tyson
HF | C Petracca
| J Hogan | J Watts
F| A Davey | S Weideman | B Green
R | M Gawn | N Jones (c) | J Viney
INT | C Salem | B Vince | A Brayshaw | D Kent
 
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Back: Jetta, Frawley, Whelan
Dunn, McDonald, Rivers

Midfield: Vince, Bruce, Jones

Forward: Howe, Watts, Green
Davey, Hogan, Garlett

Ruck: Gawn, Viney, Moloney

Interchange: Thompson, Sylvia, McLean, Garland

Unlucky: Jamar, Wheatley, Bartram, Grimes, Cross?

Played better at other Clubs: Martin, Jolly
 

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Yeah I see you Headless doing a half assed job of a team hoping I'll come in and do the leg work for you. fu** you buddy, don't you care that I'm 6 weeks behind on my last semester of uni? You heartless bastard.


Career 2000 and beyond merit based team at least 3 seasons played (seems to be taking the piss otherwise):


B | M Whelan | J Frawley | T McDonald
HB | C Bizzell | J Rivers | N Brown
C | A Yze | N Jones (vc) | T Johnstone
HF | B Vince | D Neitz (c) | C Bruce
F| A Davey | Robbo | B Green
R | J White | J McDonald | J Viney
INT | A Leoncelli | M Jamar | B Moloney | B McLean

Jetta is a bit stiff but plays the exact same gig as Whelan, will overtake him in the coming seasons. Half that team are only placeholders and it seriously lacks a second tall forward otherwise it would be a good team.

Peak season* team since 2000 just because it makes for a much better team:

B | N Jetta (2016)| J Frawley 2010 | T McDonald 2016
HB | C Bizzell 2005 | J Rivers 2006 | B Green 2006
C | A Yze 2002| S Woewodin 2000 | T Johnstone 2002
HF | Robbo 2005| J Hogan 2016| C Bruce 2006
F| A Davey 2006 | D Neitz 2002 (c)| J Farmer 2000
R | M Gawn 2016| J McDonald 2006 | J Viney 2016
INT | N Jones 2014 (vc) B Vince 2015 J White 2004 | B McLean 2006

Damn, thought I'd be able to shoehorn Watts into the team.
*May not be their absolute peak year but somewhere near when they played a different position for team balance.
 

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Yeah I see you Headless doing a half assed job of a team hoping I'll come in and do the leg work for you. **** you buddy, don't you care that I'm 6 weeks behind on my last semester of uni? You heartless bastard.


Career 2000 and beyond merit based team at least 3 seasons played (seems to be taking the piss otherwise):


B | M Whelan | J Frawley | T McDonald
HB | C Bizzell | J Rivers | N Brown
C | A Yze | N Jones (vc) | T Johnstone
HF | B Vince | D Neitz (c) | C Bruce
F| A Davey | Robbo | B Green
R | J White | J McDonald | J Viney
INT | A Leoncelli | M Jamar | B Moloney | B McLean

Jetta is a bit stiff but plays the exact same gig as Whelan, will overtake him in the coming seasons. Half that team are only placeholders and it seriously lacks a second tall forward otherwise it would be a good team.

Peak season* team since 2000 just because it makes for a much better team:

B | N Jetta (2016)| J Frawley 2010 | T McDonald 2016
HB | C Bizzell 2005 | J Rivers 2006 | B Green 2006
C | A Yze 2002| S Woewodin 2000 | T Johnstone 2002
HF | Robbo 2005| J Hogan 2016| C Bruce 2006
F| A Davey 2006 | D Neitz 2002 (c)| J Farmer 2000
R | M Gawn 2016| J McDonald 2006 | J Viney 2016
INT | N Jones 2014 (vc) B Vince 2015 J White 2004 | B McLean 2006

Damn, thought I'd be able to shoehorn Watts into the team.
*May not be their absolute peak year but somewhere near when they played a different position for team balance.
*debuted since 2000

He even bolded that part :p
 

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The list of disapointment
B |
M Clisby | T Gillies | A Georgio
HB | T Mcnamara | J Strauss | D Terlich
C | C Morton | A Maric | J Mckenzie
HF | R Bail | G Moorecroft | M Clarke
F| D Barry | M Newton | S Motlop
R | P Johnson | C Sylvia | A Riley
INT | B Miller | J Magner | Boourns | J Toumpass

The list of Players who left
B | M Warnock (GC) | J Frawley (Haw) | J Howe (Coll)
HB | J Toumpass (Port) | J Rivers (Geel) | J Mcdonald (GWS)
C | S Blease (Geel) | S Thompson (Ade) | J Bennell (WC, formally)
HF | C Bruce (Haw) | J Fitzpatrick (Haw) | M Jamar (Ess, top up)
F| R Petterd (Rich) | M Clark (Geel) | B Miller (Rich)
R | D Jolly (Syd, Coll) | C Sylvia (Freo, formally) | T Scully (GWS)
INT | S Martin (Bris) | B Mclean (Carl) | B Moloney (Bris) | K Cheney (Haw, Ade)
 

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The list of Players who left
B
| M Warnock (GC) | J Frawley (Haw) | J Howe (Coll)
HB | J Toumpass (Port) | J Rivers (Geel) | J Mcdonald (GWS)
C | S Blease (Geel) | S Thompson (Ade) | J Bennell (WC, formally)
HF | C Bruce (Haw) | J Fitzpatrick (Haw) | M Jamar (Ess, top up)
F| R Petterd (Rich) | M Clark (Geel) | B Miller (Rich)
R | D Jolly (Syd, Coll) | C Sylvia (Freo, formally) | T Scully (GWS)
INT | S Martin (Bris) | B Mclean (Carl) | B Moloney (Bris) | K Cheney (Haw, Ade)
Darth, Its a bit unfair to put McDonald in with say Tom $cully!
I know it wasnt either of our fault the MFC hierarchy pushed him out the door (which my dad will never forgive them for).

His Captaincy was shortlived. Can we atlesst put an asterisk next to his name?
 

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Darth, Its a bit unfair to put McDonald in with say Tom $cully!
I know it wasnt either of our fault the MFC hierarchy pushed him out the door (which my dad will never forgive them for).

His Captaincy was shortlived. Can we atlesst put an asterisk next to his name?
But, that's what happened in real life! I know, but i'm tried to make the best quality line up of players who ended up at other clubs, With blease and ect you can see i was running out
 

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Yikes.

I look forward to bumping this post in 2999. :thumbsu:

We've had threads before on our best team since whenever. This one is since 2000. But I'm interesting more in its changing nature across the years - how current players, for example, eventually (hopefully) force their way in.

Will we see Clayton Oliver in this team in a decade? Jesse Hogan? Christian Petracca? That's primarily what I want this discussion to be about.

The way I see it, this is our best team of players who have debuted since 2000. I've set this criterion a) because it's difficult to judge, say, Neitz on only half his career; and b) because it'll make more relevant current players.

B | N Jetta | T McDonald | J Frawley
HB | P Wheatley | J Rivers | M Whelan
C | C Bruce | N Jones (c) | B Vince
HF | B Green | J Watts | J Howe
F | A Davey | J Hogan | D Kent
R | M Jamar | B Moloney | J Viney
INT | L Dunn | M Gawn | C Garland | B McLean

I wouldn't say the prettiest of reading. But perhaps that's expected due to the limits I've placed on the side. And also perhaps because I did this side in about six minutes (so I'm sure I've forgotten players, made some poor calls etc. - the side looks very top-heavy, for one).

But from that side above, the following players are current:
- N Jetta
- T McDonald
- N Jones
- B Vince
- J Watts
- J Hogan
- D Kent
- J Viney
- M Gawn
- C Garland
(- J Howe)
(- M Jamar)
(- J Frawley)

Very rough thread but hopefully you get the picture. Thoughts on who is most likely to be replaced? And who will replace them? And how much did I fu** up this side? What would yours be?

Cheers.
B | N Jetta | L Dunn | M Whelan
HB | M Hibberd | J Frawley | J Rivers
C | C Bruce | N Jones | B Vince
HF | B Green | J Hogan | J Watts
F| A Davey | T McDonald | J Garlett
R | M Gawn | B Moloney | J Viney
INT | M Jamar | J Howe | C Oliver | C Petracca

Wild, wild stuff. What a couple of decades.
 
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Yikes.

B | N Jetta | L Dunn | M Whelan
HB | M Hibberd | J Frawley | J Rivers
C | C Bruce | N Jones | B Vince
HF | B Green | J Hogan | J Watts
F| A Davey | T McDonald | J Garlett
R | M Gawn | B Moloney | J Viney
INT | M Jamar | J Howe | C Oliver | C Petracca

Wild, wild stuff. What a couple of decades.
Would be a close game against Geelong's debutants in the same timeframe.

B | T Stewart | T Lonergan | M Blicavs
HB | C Enright | H Taylor | A Mackie
C | J Bartel | C Ling | J Corey
HF | P Dangerfield | C Mooney | P Chapman
F | S Johnson | T Hawkins | M Stokes
R | B Ottens | J Selwood | G Ablett jnr.
INT | J Kelly | M Duncan | T Varcoe | J Hunt
 

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Would be a close game against Geelong's debutants in the same timeframe.

B | T Stewart | T Lonergan | M Blicavs
HB | C Enright | H Taylor | A Mackie
C | J Bartel | C Ling | J Corey
HF | P Dangerfield | C Mooney | P Chapman
F | S Johnson | T Hawkins | M Stokes
R | B Ottens | J Selwood | G Ablett jnr.
INT | J Kelly | M Duncan | T Varcoe | J Hunt
I can't see how we would even concede a goal. We have too much talent
 

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Would be a close game against Geelong's debutants in the same timeframe.

B | T Stewart | T Lonergan | M Blicavs
HB | C Enright | H Taylor | A Mackie
C | J Bartel | C Ling | J Corey
HF | P Dangerfield | C Mooney | P Chapman
F | S Johnson | T Hawkins | M Stokes
R | B Ottens | J Selwood | G Ablett jnr.
INT | J Kelly | M Duncan | T Varcoe | J Hunt
Touch concerning for them that only 5 are still playing for them, and they are 32, 32, 30, 29 and 27.
 

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