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Who are the top 10 midfielders in the league?

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  1. Sweet Jesus

    Sweet Jesus Brownlow Medallist

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    I'm interested to get a consensus on the top 10, in order.

    Naturally, such considerations must strike a balance between this year's form and a body of work that takes into account seasons past. So this is not 'the 10 best-performed midfielders in 2017', although this season's form must be given due emphasis. Suffice to say, there are two sets of criteria or two scales that must be weighed against each other. It is up to individual posters how they address this balance. If you can't figure that out, I've left a sheet with secret clues in the middle of the freeway. Go check them.

    With all that in mind, here is my top 10:

    1. Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
    2. Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
    3. Joel Selwood (Geelong)
    4. Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)
    5. Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
    6. Dustin Martin (Richmond)
    7. Rory Sloane (Adelaide)
    8. Marcus Bontempelli (Bulldogs)
    9. Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    10. Josh Kelly (GWS)

    I will compile a spreadsheet, with the results presented after 50 legitimate submissions and then 100 legitimate submissions, depending how quickly those milestones are reached. The 10 players will get a point per spot, in reverse order. For example, as per my list above, #1 Dangerfield gets 10 points, #2 Kennedy gets 9, #3 Selwood gets 8, and so on. My spreadsheet will then rank players based on average points per total submissions.

    Please note, any absurdly parochial submissions will be disregarded. You can't put Clayton Oliver in all 10 spots. You can't have all 10 players from the same team. If the moderators can be coaxed away from their ferociously competitive game of Soggy Biscuit, they might even delete such posts. That would be super helpful.

    Please note, any submissions that mention more than 10 players will also be disregarded. You can't split the 10th spot three ways. Nor can you do a top 10, then put a dotted line and list five other players. Nor can you give a shout-out to a player from your team who obviously isn't top 10 but gives you a hard-on. No one cares. Such posts will be stricken from the ledger and your peers will consider you a pants-wetting imbecile. Top 10 or STFU.
     
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  2. The Dr

    The Dr Premiership Player

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    1. Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
    2. Gary Ablett (GC)
    3. Joel Selwood (Geellong)
    4. Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
    5. Sam Mitchell (West Coast)
    6. Dustin Martin (Richmond)
    7. Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    8. Marcus Bontempelli (Dogs)
    9. Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
    10. Callan Ward (GWS)
     
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  3. Snarls Barkley

    Snarls Barkley Premium Gold

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    1 - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
    2 - Nat Fyfe (Fremantle)
    3 - Dustin Martin (Richmond)
    4 - Josh Kennedy (Sydney)
    5 - Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
    6 - Joel Selwood (Geelong)
    7 - Marcus Bontempelli (Western Bulldogs)
    8 - Josh Kelly (GWS)
    9 - Gary Ablett (Gold Coast)
    10 - Dylan Shiel (GWS)
     
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  4. Johnny Karate

    Johnny Karate Team Captain

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    1. Ablett
    2. Dangerfield
    3. Selwood
    4. Pendlebury
    5. Kennedy
    6. Bontempelli
    7. Martin
    8. Fyfe
    9. S Mitchell
    10. Kelly
     
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  5. JayJ20

    JayJ20 Norm Smith Medallist

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    All I can think about is Kennedy at the moment
     
  6. Cockarfitt

    Cockarfitt 07, 09, 11

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    1. Dangerfield
    2. Selwood
    3. Ablett
    4. Pendlebury
    5. Kennedy
    6. Sloane
    7. Martin
    8. Shiel
    9. Merrett
    10. Treloar
     
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  7. #gosaintas

    #gosaintas Club Legend

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    Bonti's body of work is one good year. This year not in the top 20. Should be nowhere near it.
     
  8. conrad_437

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    His second year was nearly as good as his first,just less consistant and people didn't notice him nearly as much as in his third.
     
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  9. Frank Gallagher

    Frank Gallagher Diamond Encrusted Unobtainium Premium Member

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    Danger
    Ablett
    Pendlebury
    Beams
    Bont
    Selwood
    Kennedy
    Slone
    Shiel
    Treloar
     
  10. The Wrecker

    The Wrecker Club Legend

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    Oliver has all but Danger licked. Bloke is unprecedented!
     
  11. SterlingArcher

    SterlingArcher Brownlow Medallist

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    1. Dangerfield
    2. Ablett
    3. Kennedy
    4. Martin
    5. Fyfe
    6. Pendlebury
    7. J.Selwood
    8. Bontempelli
    9. Sloane
    10. D.Beams

    Shoutout to Murphy, deserves a mention
     
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  12. Tippett2Goal

    Tippett2Goal Premiership Player

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    1. Dangerfield
    2. JPK
    3. Ablett
    4. Pendlebury
    5. Martin
    6. Merrett
    7. T Mitchell
    8. Zorko
    9. Kelly
    10. J Selwood
     
  13. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    1. Patrick Dangerfield
    2. Dustin Martin
    3. Scott Pendlebury
    4. Gary Ablett Jr
    5. Joel Selwood
    6. Josh P. Kennedy
    7. Rory Sloane
    8. Marcus Bontempelli
    9. Zach Merrett
    10. Josh Kelly

    I like to use the last two seasons as my time frame for ranking and comparing players, hence why Fyfe and Beams aren't in here, who I would consider top ten.
     
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  14. nineteen eighty

    nineteen eighty Norm Smith Medallist

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    Consensus...on BF?? You're obviously new to BF.
     
  15. cryptor

    cryptor Brownlow Medallist

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    1. Ablett
    2. Dangerfield
    3. Pendlebury
    4. S.Mitchell
    5. Kennedy
    6. Martin
    7. Selwood
    8. Fyfe
    9. T.Mitchell
    10. Sloane

    Tried to weight body of work and 2017 form 50:50
     
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  16. AFLOnline

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    Seb Ross criminally underrated. Been far more consistent than Bont, Ablett, Sloane and Fyfe this season.
     
  17. Jack Bradley

    Jack Bradley Premiership Player

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    1. Martin
    2. Dangerfield
    3. Ablett
    4. Selwood
    5. Kelly
    6. Fyfe
    7. Kennedy
    8. Bont
    9. Sheil
    10. Merrit
     
  18. BigKev2

    BigKev2 Team Captain

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    1) Danger
    2) Merritt
    3) Pendles
    4) Zorko
    5) Neale
    6) Martin
    7) Titch
    8) Gaz
    9) J Selwood
    10) Sloane

    This is my top 10. Neale and Zorko has to be right up there surely.
     
  19. AFLOnline

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    1. Dangerfield
    2. Martin
    3. Kelly
    4. Selwood
    5. Pendlebury
    6. Zorko
    7. Beams
    8. Merrett
    9. Neale
    10. Ross

    *this season
     
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  20. Rotayjay

    Rotayjay Norm Smith Medallist

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    In alphabetical order:

    G.Ablett
    P.Dangerfield
    N.Fyfe
    J.Kelly
    J.P.Kennedy
    D.Martin
    S.Pendlebury
    J.Selwood
    D.Shiel
    R.Sloane
     
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  21. AG

    AG BigFooty Gun

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    Lol, did you read the OP?
     
  22. _Mike_

    _Mike_ Super Moderator

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  23. #gosaintas

    #gosaintas Club Legend

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    For a mid, he averages about 20 possies a game this year. Those ratings reflect his one good year, last season. Has had a shocker this year.
     
  24. compact72

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    Clearly you didn't read OP
     
  25. #gosaintas

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    Sorry - will see myself out.
     
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