Who are the top 10 midfielders in the league?

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Pricey97

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Not to discredit Pendlebury he’s easily top 10. But Simon black hands down is the most consistent player of all time
I rate Simon incredibly incredibly high, someone so tough but had those skills, and even had the good looks.

However my opinion is that Pendlebury has been more consistent, ten seasons of being named in the AA 40 and hes polled atleast 15 Brownlow votes every year for the past 10 seasons, And only 9 occassions since 2009 that he had less than 20 disposals(8 of those games he had over 15).

Simon Black was so good though, so i’m happy for someone to disagree with me.
 

Juddernaut08

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Forgetting careers, purely based on 2019 form, if they were fully fit and playing a game next week-

1. Martin
2. Cripps
3. Bontempelli
4. Fyfe
5. Dangerfield
6. Yeo
7. Pendlebury
8. Neale
9. J Kelly
10. T. Kelly
Eh? If it's just 2019 I'd swap Martin and Dangerfield personally.

And then move him probably to 10th. Dusty has been very inconsistent.
 

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This was the top 10 in June 2017:

1. Patrick Dangerfield – 9.54
2. Gary Ablett – 6.86
3. Scott Pendlebury – 6.4
4. Dustin Martin – 6.28
5. Joel Selwood – 6.02
6. Josh Kennedy – 5.86
7. Nat Fyfe – 2.36
8. Rory Sloane – 2.04
9. Marcus Bontempelli – 1.8
10. Josh Kelly – 1.74
Any chance of getting a 2019 update?

Please/thanks.
 

AjsGuns

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I think in 2019 there were about 5 mids all at the same level, no stand out like previous years. Could make a case for any of Fyfe, Danger, Cripps (MVP), Bontempelli (AFLCA) or Neale at #1. Top 5 is easy, 6-10 could be switched.

Based on 2019:
1. Cripps
2. Bontempelli
3. Dangerfield
4. Fyfe
5. Neale
6. T Kelly
7. Elliot Yeo
8. Jackson Macrae
9. Dustin Martin
10. Scott Pendlebury

If it was ober their careers then obvs Martin would be top 3 and Neale, T Kelly, Macrae etc would drop out.

probably forgot someone, and will probably get called biased for Macraes rating, but I put this together in a few minutes.
 
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Elmer_Judd

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Danger
T Kelly
Neale
Fyfe
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Sheed
Coniglio
Shuey
Pendy
Sidebottom


As of right now
This post has been screenshoted and sent to Nuffies on AFL Pages. And yes it is a blatant troll, no one with a functioning brain could rate Sidebottom, Sheed or Shuey (amongst others) ahead of the landslide AFLPA MVP of 2019.
 

gym4life

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This post has been screenshoted and sent to Nuffies on AFL Pages. And yes it is a blatant troll, no one with a functioning brain could rate Sidebottom, Sheed or Shuey (amongst others) ahead of the landslide AFLPA MVP of 2019.
Shuey came 7th in the AFLCA and is probably the best finals player in the competition. Think he deserves his spot there.
 

Elmer_Judd

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Very true .............. He is better.
Nah. Also I don't think he is a terribly good captain either,
Shuey came 7th in the AFLCA and is probably the best finals player in the competition. Think he deserves his spot there.
But Sidebottom or Sheed in the top ten over Cripps ?? That is just silly.
 

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Nah. Also I don't think he is a terribly good captain either,

But Sidebottom or Sheed in the top ten over Cripps ?? That is just silly.
Go on tell us all how many Freo games you watched this year? If I didn't live in WA, I sure as hell wouldn't be going out of my way to watch them.

I reckon it's safe to presume that you've only seen a few and that you're basing this bad opinion off the fact that he isn't getting as many wraps in the media as he used to because Freo has been a rabble and it was more fun to report on Lyon this season. He's put Freo on his back this season and has had a number of games where he's been miles in front as BOG.
 

Richo83

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Overall (focusing on specific years is too myopic for me)

Martin/Fyfe
Dangerfield
Cripps
Bontempelli

Kelly
Yeo
Pendlebury
Neale
Macrae/Coniglio/Kelly/Treloar/Mitchell
 

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