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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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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

Bernie Smith ?
Played at West for 55 games, and then played 183 for Geelong
Once again it is mainly an AFL career


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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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Re: Greatest SANFL Team

Post by bayman on Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:58 pm

Flag No.10 wrote:Why are there 4 interchange players?

i agree, but one has to suggest that having 22 is better than a first 21
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