Club History Worst 22 of the 2000's

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Dory_77

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With the chat about Bailey/Neeld era hacks of late, and as a means to nip in the bud any hubris that's developed over the last season or so, I was thinking of putting together a team of our worst players of this millennium. Kinda similar to what Headless ran last year where we pick from players who debuted for us from 2000 on to make the anti-team of the century.

Outside of debuting/being drafted post-2000 (I imagine at least one of the team will have 0 games to their name) players could be nominated/chosen however you choose to define shitness, and we've been shit a lot of different ways since 2000. That said, I'm open to hearing ideas for criteria or rules.

If people are interested I'll try and put some voting process together this weekend. This could be voted on by the board for each line (perhaps like the old Demon bracket style voting), e.g. by backs, mids forwards, so we can all reminisce about how awful we were.

Neeld obviously is the coach of this band of scoundrels and ne'er-do-wells.
 

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Fantastic idea.

I think it should go beyond onfield ineptitude as the criteria.

For example, Harley Bennell and Mitch Clark both had some obvious skills, but they brought a different style of shitness to the table.

And the nominator needs to define why the player should have this honour.

One last thing.

If Tom freaking Gillies isn’t captain, then we are having a laugh. Tom played the backline like he was an opposition sleeper cell bent on generating goals against Melbourne. An immense physical specimen, yet so I physical as a defender. He proved Geelong could indeed recruit poor players during their golden era, and validated the Melbourne system could make a player even worse.
 

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Make it they had to have at least played one senior game.
 

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FB- Terlich, Sellar J Bennell
HB-Valenti, MacNamara, Gillies
C- Morton, Bode, Barry
HF- Kennedy-Harris, Fitzpatrick, Newton
FF- Moorcroft, T Smith, Maric
FOL- Meeson, Couch, Funcke
INT- Weetra, Blease, S Motlop, Hunter
 

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FB- Terlich, Sellar J Bennell
HB-Valenti, MacNamara, Gillies
C- Morton, Bode, Barry
HF- Kennedy-Harris, Fitzpatrick, Newton
FF- Moorcroft, T Smith, Maric
FOL- Meeson, Couch, Funcke
INT- Weetra, Blease, S Motlop, Hunter

Strauss was worse than Blease, FAR worse
 

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Strauss was worse than Blease, FAR worse
Left him out because of his snapped leg. Can't blame a bloke for being shit after nearly losing their leg on the footy field

Blease was soft as shit and a cocky arrogant campaigner. His regular 7 possession games on a wing were a thing of pure yuckness
 

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Left him out because of his snapped leg. Can't blame a bloke for being shit after nearly losing their leg on the footy field

Blease was soft as shit and a cocky arrogant campaigner. His regular 7 possession games on a wing were a thing of pure yuckness

Strauss was garbage before breaking his leg, never did anything of note, such a nothing player, Blease also snapped his leg once, and kicked 5 goals in a AFL game.
 

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Strauss was garbage before breaking his leg, never did anything of note, such a nothing player, Blease also snapped his leg once, and kicked 5 goals in a AFL game.
Yeah good points

But Blease was a red head cocky prick who actually thought he was a star despite being shit. Strauss seemed likable but just shit

So Bleases w***er attitude gives him the nod imo. Plus he actually had the chance to go to a good team in Geelong to prove he wasn't fully shit. But turns out he was
 

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Yeah good points

But Blease was a red head cocky prick who actually thought he was a star despite being shit. Strauss seemed likable but just shit

So Bleases w***er attitude gives him the nod imo. Plus he actually had the chance to go to a good team in Geelong to prove he wasn't fully shit. But turns out he was

Yea they were both shit, I just thought Blease was less shit. At least he showed something once.
 

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Chris Dawes has to be centre half forward for me. What an overpay from both a draft capital and contract perspective, complete waste of time.

And if you dont have the Toump in there something is wrong with you.
 

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FB- Terlich, Sellar J Bennell
HB-Valenti, MacNamara, Gillies
C- Morton, Bode, Barry
HF- Kennedy-Harris, Fitzpatrick, Newton
FF- Moorcroft, T Smith, Maric
FOL- Meeson, Couch, Funcke
INT- Weetra, Blease, S Motlop, Hunter

‘Great’ 22. However I have more angst towards high draft picks who do absolutely nothing than battlers and misfits.

Therefore Lucas Cook and Jimmy Toumpas are just about first picked. Luke Tapscott sneaks in on the bench.


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FB- Terlich, Sellar J Bennell
HB-Valenti, MacNamara, Gillies
C- Morton, Bode, Barry
HF- Kennedy-Harris, Fitzpatrick, Newton
FF- Moorcroft, T Smith, Maric
FOL- Meeson, Couch, Funcke
INT- Weetra, Blease, S Motlop, Hunter
Excuse the duck me, where is Dan Nicholson? Outside of Gillies, he's just about the worst footballer I've ever seen. Couldn't kick more than 35 metres, and every kick was a helicopter. Like seriously, every kick.
 

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Make it they had to have at least played one senior game.
I do think this is a decent rule, but maybe have one exception for someone who was so spudly they couldn't even crack the team (most likely for Lucas Cook, who unlike Molan or other draft busts doesn't have horrific injuries to fall back on for never getting picked).
 

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Please post the best low lights to help your case.

Cale Morton should be in every team just for this:



Blease and Sellar for their extraordinary tacking efforts

 

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‘Great’ 22. However I have more angst towards high draft picks who do absolutely nothing than battlers and misfits.

Therefore Lucas Cook and Jimmy Toumpas are just about first picked. Luke Tapscott sneaks in on the bench.


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Forgot about the Toump

Lucas Cook missed the 22 as he never made a senior appearance
 

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Excuse the fu** me, where is Dan Nicholson? Outside of Gillies, he's just about the worst footballer I've ever seen. Couldn't kick more than 35 metres, and every kick was a helicopter. Like seriously, every kick.
It's pretty hard to fit 57 spuds in 22

They are quite a few dishonourable mentions
 

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Dan Nicholson too scared to pick up the ball, trying and failing to milk a high free before disposing the ball goal side straight to the Freo players.

 

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Alexis Georgiou to get a run in the backline
 

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I do think this is a decent rule, but maybe have one exception for someone who was so spudly they couldn't even crack the team (most likely for Lucas Cook, who unlike Molan or other draft busts doesn't have horrific injuries to fall back on for never getting picked).
Played a game or drafted first round?
 

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FB- Terlich, Sellar J Bennell
HB-Valenti, MacNamara, Gillies
C- Morton, Bode, Barry
HF- Kennedy-Harris, Fitzpatrick, Newton
FF- Moorcroft, T Smith, Maric
FOL- Meeson, Couch, Funcke
INT- Weetra, Blease, S Motlop, Hunter
JKH and Tim Smith are superstars in that team, deserve to be dropped.
 

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