Opinion Top 50

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Bunk Moreland

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Sep 22, 2011
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It’s hard to compare different players, you can only really go on who would be first picked in a “start from scratch” draft.

I’m pretty confident 18 out of 18 clubs would pick McKay or Cameron ahead of any midfielder.
 

g_TRAIN

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Jun 15, 2006
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St Kilda
A reasonable effort, I'm certainly not one to judge unless I've put up my own top 50.

From St Kilda, I think Sinclair and King should be on the list.

Was the criteria looking back on 2022 or forward on 2023?
 

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Pistol Night

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Sep 3, 2019
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It’s hard to compare different players, you can only really go on who would be first picked in a “start from scratch” draft.

I’m pretty confident 18 out of 18 clubs would pick McKay or Cameron ahead of any midfielder.
We’d take the best available 186cm utility
 

TheUnicorn

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Nov 1, 2021
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Idk how people can make top 50's it's too heckin hard. This was the best I could manage in no particular order and not even with 50 players.
I'm sure I forgot plenty of good players.


Best Midfielders
Clayton Oliver
Christian Petracca
Marcus Bontempelli
Patrick Cripps
Lachie Neale
Touk Miller
Zach Merrett
Jack Crisp
Jack Steele
Callum Mills
Rory Laird
Andrew Brayshaw
Luke Parker
Ollie Wines
Tom Liberatore


Elite Ruckmen
Max Gawn
Sean Darcy
Jarrod Witts


Best forwards
Tom Hawkins
Tom Lynch
Jeremy Cameron
Charlie Curnow
Harry Mckay
Charlie Cameron
Tyson Stengle
Isaac Heeney
Peter Wright
Taylor Walker
Aaron Naughton
Max King
Toby Greene


Best Defenders
James Sicily
Tom Stewart
Jack Sinclair
Brayden Maynard
Sam Taylor
Darcy Moore
Harris Andrews

Steven May
Tom Barrass
Jacob Weitering
Paddy McCartin
Daniel Rich
 

STPer18

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Feb 12, 2017
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Geelong
I've never ever heard anyone say Jeremy Cameron is the best player in the league.
I literally googled it and found this in under 10 seconds, not that it means it's true or anything. But is it really so surprising that someone might think the AA CHF and BnF winner from the premiership winning team has claims to being the best player in the league?

Fox Footy’s David King believes Jeremy Cameron is “clearly” the best player in the competition, and warns Richmond faces a tough task stopping the star Cat.

Cameron hasn’t missed a match in 2022, sitting second in the Coleman Medal race with 39 goals while averaging more than 15 disposals a game.

According to Champion Data statistics, Cameron is ranked first in the competition for both field kicking and score involvements this year.

He is also the best kick in the competition, sitting at 13% above the AFL average.

Describing Cameron as a “six-foot-five Dustin Martin”, King said the milestone man was the “most difficult match up in AFL footy”.

“I think he is clearly the best player in the game right now,” he said on AFL360.

“He’s going to take us to places we don’t want to go.

“We talk a lot about midfielders that go forward. This is a forward that goes in the midfield – it’s the reverse.

“He glides across the ground. His coasting speed holds and maintains a gap on his opponent.”
 

Bunk Moreland

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I've never ever heard anyone say Jeremy Cameron is the best player in the league.

He’s the best player at the best team, the best key forward in the game, anyone who doesn’t think he’s in the conversation is a bit lost.

I reckon I’d have him #1 right now.

We’d take the best available 186cm utility

Same with us tbh, except 178cm.
 

Aristotle Pickett

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Oct 19, 2020
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He’s the best player at the best team, the best key forward in the game, anyone who doesn’t think he’s in the conversation is a bit lost.

I reckon I’d have him #1 right now.



Same with us tbh, except 178cm.
He plays as the second forward and gets the 2nd best defender a lot.
 

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Jeremias

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Sep 26, 2004
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You didn’t, but you “lolled” at my post suggesting it was likely an oversight. Wasn’t quite sure how else to take that reaction.

I laughed at the insecurity.

I'd have him in my list, but it's not as though he's a top 5-10 player in the game.

Those who have done the exercise in here seem to mostly have him at 35+ so it's not inconceivable or completely unreasonable for him to be outside 50 for some.
 

TheUnicorn

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Nov 1, 2021
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Richmond just going to derail every thread because we don't rate their entire team as GOATS? :rolleyes:
 

Giant Pete

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Jan 17, 2013
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GWS
Thought I would have a crack and it’s a lot harder than I thought. I’m sure I’ve missed some and open to changes so let loose on me (never doubted).

  1. Jeremy Cameron
  2. Marcus Bontempelli
  3. Lachie Neale
  4. Christian Petracca
  5. Tom Stewart
  6. Patrick Cripps
  7. Touk Miller
  8. Toby Greene
  9. Jack Steele
  10. Clayton Oliver
  11. Harry Mckay
  12. Zach Merrett
  13. Max Gawn
  14. Sam Walsh
  15. Andrew Brayshaw
  16. Callum Millls
  17. Tom Hawkins
  18. Connor Rozee
  19. Ollie Wines
  20. Jack McRae
  21. Tom Lynch
  22. Steven May
  23. Issac Heeney
  24. Charlie Curnow
  25. Shai Bolton
  26. Jack Crisp
  27. Patrick Dangerfield
  28. Travis Boak
  29. Darcy Moore
  30. Nat Fyfe
  31. Jeremy McGovern
  32. Nick Daicos
  33. Charlie Cameron
  34. Mitch Duncan
  35. Tom Barrass
  36. Luke Parker
  37. Hayden Young
  38. Tim English
  39. Dane Rampe
  40. Lachie Whitfield
  41. Noah Anderson
  42. Hugh Mcluggage
  43. Jordan Ridley
  44. Cam Guthrie
  45. Caleb Serong
  46. Zak Butters
  47. Aaron Naughton
  48. Darcy Parish
  49. Tom Mitchell
  50. Sean Darcy
Lol no Sam Taylor.
 

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