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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:40 pm

Here we go again. To commemorate the 140 year anniversary year of the sanfl they have come up with a "greatest" SANFL team.

A stellar selection panel, Rucci notwithstanding and candidates many / most would no doubt pick.

GREATEST SANFL TEAM

F: John Platten, Ken Farmer, Malcolm Blight

HF: Bob Hank, Barrie Robran, Lindsay Head

C: John Cahill, Russell Ebert, Ken Eustice

HB: Geof Motley, Dan Moriarty, Walter Scott

B: Michael Taylor, Ian McKay, Len Fitzgerald

R: Tom Leahy, Neil Kerley (c), Bob Quinn

INT: Peter Carey, Paul Bagshaw, Tom MacKenzie, Stephen Kernahan

Coach: Jack Oatey

Selectors: Neil Kerley, Graham Cornes, John Halbert, Brian Cunningham, Michelangelo Rucci

My main issue is if it a a greatest sanfl team, could we say that Platten, Kernahan and Blight had their best for long enough in that league. I would say that arguably all of them had more influential careers in the VFL / AFL than SANFL.

If your picking a team of greatest SA players, then no contest.

But there are others I would rate that had greater influence on the sanfl competition than those 3.
That is not to say they were not great players here, but maybe didn't play long enough. I suspect there will be plenty of people who disagree. Always a subjective thing I guess and no "right" answer.
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Lee on Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:35 am

Pretty good effort, I think.

Rick Davies v Peter Carey is one debate.

Neil Kerley isn't in the best 22 on talent alone, but walks in as a total package.

I'll duck for cover, but not convinced that Paul Bagshaw is in the best 22 SANFL players ever.


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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Scrappy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Excellent team picked by the panel
I would have found a spot for Rick Jumbo Davies though

Here is my seconds team, no criterias

F:  ROBERTS.............SHULTZ..................DALY

HF: WOODCOCK........WYNNE...................AISH

C:  LIL....................MCINTOSH..............JAMES

HB: KNEEBONE........CARMAN.................TOPSY

B: GREEN................HARLEY................MOLLOY

R: PRIMUS..............J OATEY.................BUNTON

INT
R OATEY
WEDDING
GIFFEN
K THOMAS

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J OATEY
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Lee on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:27 pm

No spot for Rodney Pope, Scrappy??????

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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:42 pm

In the original team Davies for Bagshaw at the least. 7 B&F v 4 B&F. That shouldn't upset too many.

Whether Davies for Carey. You could mark a case either way.
I'll leave it alone.
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Scrappy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:56 pm

Lee wrote:No spot for Rodney Pope, Scrappy??????

Not even Greg Nicholson or Luke Jericho
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Post by Lee on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:38 pm

Is Pope in your Team of the Century?

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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Flag No.10 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:55 pm

Why are there 4 interchange players?

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Post by Scrappy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:17 pm

Rod Pope would probably be in Wests team of all time , and is also a pleasant barman

4 Interchange players, good point , should only be 3
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Scrappy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:23 pm

Question
Should AFL form come into the equation ?
Otherwise players of the last 20 years may not be considered
Mark Ricciuto is in that questionable category

WEST ADELAIDE
Should any of these players deserve consideration?
Included are players who had great AFL careers

Ricciuto
Modra
Cooney
Day
Fielke
Lindner
Rehn
Smith
Edwards
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Flag No.10 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:04 am

Gary McIntosh instead of Bagshaw or Head?

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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by UncleHuey on Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:32 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:Gary McIntosh instead of Bagshaw or Head?

Wouldn't have thought so. Lindsay Head was a champion and Baggies skills were better then McIntosh's. Garry might get a look on in due to longevity and toughness but I don't feel he is in the best 22 ever.
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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by Flag No.10 on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:41 pm

I'd be interested in the opinions of anyone who saw Head play in his prime. I only saw him in his later years and he was skilful but very much what you'd call an outside player today.

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