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Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:50 am

It's probably better and easier to discuss it here.

That way in August whenit is revealed we can easily look back and see who got any right etc.

I will try and cut and paste the last couple of posts.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:51 am

Waterboy wrote:
Head over it wrote:Not sure if this has been discussed earlier ( I am only new :D ) but I heard a rumour that the SFL was trying to put together some sort of SFL team of the century. Apparently they asked all clubs to submit their own team of the century for their respective clubs and then they were going to pick a league one from that.

Does anyone know anything about this or have I been taken for a ride?

If true, Geez that would be a massive job and very hard to pick respective clubs team let alone one for the whole of SFL.
I wonder who would be on such a panel and how they would differentiate between players from different eras? ( especially from players 70-80 years ago against current era players that are fresh in the panels minds)

It would also be hard to be involved without some biased to the club you played for/supported.

I wonder how many players from each decade would represent this team?

As I said it may not be true, but could cause some good discussion on this site as well I thought.


Yep, all clubs were asked to submit their team of all time. Every team who was ever a part of the league I believe just to make it a bit tougher for the selectors whoever they may be.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:52 am

Head over it wrote:
hollywood7477 wrote:When are the clubs announcing their teams of the century. Will be interesting to see who the wineflies have in there. Would have to think log, Prescott, proctor from this era would be certainties even Paul ridings could be a smokey to make it or am I way off the mark there.



well getting the ball rolling lets put some names out there (in preseason theres not much else to discuss), I assume most posters know the last couple of decades or so.
Lets put out names for any teams. not just the ones you support, especially looking at guys that mite have a crack at the actual SFL team as well.

Reading the messenger it says the "criteria" they are using is : Games played, premierships, goals, and league medals.

I'll Start with some obvious ones

Brighton - Jolly would be a lock for both winning 3 Mails and a flag (also hall of famer)
- Betterman also won 2 mails ,and a flag
Morphett Vale - Fishlock seems pretty obvious, 300 A grade and 4 flags (also hall of famer)
Happy Valley - Twigden has won multiple flags and was best on in a couple from memory
Kangarilla - Thorpe has won a couple of div 2 mail medals I think (also a hall of famer)

Geez already getting tough. alot are midfielders as well.

Forwards you can go on total goals, tons kicked, and leading goal kicker awards as a bit of a guide.

Morphett Vale - Pollard - 3 tonnes, 3 leading goal kickers and 5 flags
- Taylor - 3 tonnes, 3 leading goal kickers and 4 flags
Noarlunga (among others)- Hibberd, 3 leading goal kickers and a flag
Willunga - Hams 1 tonne, 3 leading goal kickers and a flag
Mclaren - Wuttke, (before my time) but 3 leading goal kickers

Not sure which one of these would have the most total goals but that mite have some sway also.

Back line players are very hard as there are very little stats to go on. ( I dont envy the selectors thats for sure)

I think I will leave my rant there,

Any one got any thoughts or anything to add????
I know I am leaving out alot of the old gaurd that should be discussed also (Croser etc. but they are before my time)

If this discussion gets going someone should make it a new thread ( I dont know how :? )
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:54 am

Bag The Points wrote:
It'll be impossible to get the proper best Eighteen named but it should bring plenty of discussion

I'd nominate a guy called Pilmore for starters

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Mick Fitzgerald
Wayne Potter
Merv Crocker
---- bet no-one's even heard of them now
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:57 am

quote="Bag The Points"]
GWW wrote:
Bag The Points wrote:Mick Fitzgerald
---- bet no-one's even heard of them now


Is that father of Ryan?

Sure is
You might have heard of this guy's son as well ---- Doug Modra (Dad was absolute class)[/quote]
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:59 am

GWW wrote:What sort of footballer was Doug Modra? Did he have a career in the SFL?
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:00 am

Backliner wrote:SFL Record 6 flags in a row should get 1 Aldinga player at least
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:00 am

Speccy02 wrote:
Bag The Points wrote:Mick Fitzgerald
Wayne Potter
Merv Crocker
---- bet no-one's even heard of them now


Nice work bag the points. Give us there rough positions as well.
Will be interesting to see how many names mentioned here actually get a gig in the side.

Head over it- I reckon bag the points is closer to the mark.
I reckon 80% or more will be from guys who played before most on here were born!!

It has started a good little discussion though.
And I'm sure will cause even more discussion once it is released!!!
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:01 am

OK lads theres all the discussion so far.... Go for it now.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Axle Rose » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:27 am

Dont think too many would deny Graham Gunn a spot somewhere.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Head over it » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:14 am

Well, now were getting somewhere.
Thanks for starting a new topic speccy02.

Have heard of most of the names bandied around but just in case some havent , it would be good to include a small reason, stats etc that explains why these players are "Guns" (no pun intended) and also what possie they would be around.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Bag The Points » Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:42 pm

Axle Rose wrote:Dont think too many would deny Graham Gunn a spot somewhere.

Absolute legend ---- you'd think he'd have to get a guernsey
I heard one story about Gunny that he once played in an Inter-Association match on Adelaide Oval which was a curtain-raiser to some big event (possibly before an Interstate match). He was so impressive Sturt wanted to sign him up "at any cost" until they found out he was in his Thirties.

Regarding Doug Modra- played for Port Noarlunga and Christies. Won the medal in mid-Sixties
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby the veteran » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:07 pm

A couple of names that will be looked at Jack Staker Bernie Veide Ian Winton Bluey Mcleod currently Vick
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Head over it » Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:13 pm

Seems like bag the points has a lot of the yesteryear players covered. Any of the current era players that would hold there own against some of the names mentioned already. I guess this question goes out to the older brigade who have seen multiple decades??
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Bag The Points » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:54 am

Haven't seen anyone better than Vicky, but there are a lot I've never seen.
How about this pair from nearly 100 years ago ? ---
M.Corbett ---- SIX Mail Medals --- must have been able to play a bit
Ron Branson --- about the same era (Twenties) ---- they reckon he was absolutely awesome (triple Medallist)
How are they ever going to line all these guys up ?
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:06 pm

Bag The Points wrote:Haven't seen anyone better than Vicky, but there are a lot I've never seen.
How about this pair from nearly 100 years ago ? ---
M.Corbett ---- SIX Mail Medals --- must have been able to play a bit
Ron Branson --- about the same era (Twenties) ---- they reckon he was absolutely awesome (triple Medallist)
How are they ever going to line all these guys up ?


Nothing against these players cause I obviously never saw them play, but, wasn't there only 5-6 teams back then. Surely that would make it easier to win a couple on the trot.... Although 6 is a massive effort don't get more wrong!!!!!!
Just food for thought??
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Speccy02 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:21 pm

Bag The Points wrote:Haven't seen anyone better than Vicky, but there are a lot I've never seen.
How about this pair from nearly 100 years ago ? ---
M.Corbett ---- SIX Mail Medals --- must have been able to play a bit
Ron Branson --- about the same era (Twenties) ---- they reckon he was absolutely awesome (triple Medallist)
How are they ever going to line all these guys up ?


Gee BTP, that's a big call on Vick, he's a good player but I'd have jolly and fishlock head and shoulders above Vick.
Best you've seen ever :shock: :shock:
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby Bag The Points » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:52 pm

On Vick- you'll notice I carefully chose my wording
"haven't seen anyone better"
rather than-
"better than anyone I've seen"
I can't pick between a whole batch of them, and Vick is most definitely one of them. Jolly and Fishlock are definitely two others.
I always thought of Jolly --- "looks like Potter, plays like Potter, and is probably as good as Potter". However if I had a gun to my head demanding I make a pick of all players I've seen in SFL I'd probably end up going with Wayne Potter, but I wouldn't be betting that I was right.

On Corbett and Branson- even five sides means you have to be best of 100 to bag the medal. It doesn't matter if there were five teams, two teams, or 568 teams, my mail is that these two guys were colossal. The way some of the oldtimers used to talk about Branson he was really something.
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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby woodublieve12 » Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:37 pm

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Re: SFL Team of All Time

Postby a2m » Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:06 pm

Bag The Points wrote:On Vick- you'll notice I carefully chose my wording
"haven't seen anyone better"
rather than-
"better than anyone I've seen"
I can't pick between a whole batch of them, and Vick is most definitely one of them. Jolly and Fishlock are definitely two others.
I always thought of Jolly --- "looks like Potter, plays like Potter, and is probably as good as Potter". However if I had a gun to my head demanding I make a pick of all players I've seen in SFL I'd probably end up going with Wayne Potter, but I wouldn't be betting that I was right.

On Corbett and Branson- even five sides means you have to be best of 100 to bag the medal. It doesn't matter if there were five teams, two teams, or 568 teams, my mail is that these two guys were colossal. The way some of the oldtimers used to talk about Branson he was really something.


Bachman beat Vick for the medal only playing 11 games surely he is better than Vick...
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