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Here's mine ... B: Alan Johnson Sean Wight Steven Febey HB: Brett Lovett Gary Hardeman Rod Grinter C: Stan Alves Greg Wells Rob Flower HF: Brian Wilson David Schwartz Garry Lyon F: Allen Jakovich David Neitz Jeff Farmer R: Jim Stynes Todd Viney Nathan Jones IN: Travis Johnstone Laurie Fowler Adem Yze Jeff White Emer: Stephen Tingay, Russell Robertson, Matthew Febey, Danny Hughes, Ray Biffin, Greg Parke, Gerard Healy, David Williams, Graham Yeats, Steven Stretch, Brad Green, Cameron Bruce, Earl Spalding Not many from more recent times but what is interesting is that 8 of the above came to the club during RDB's time and another 6 players came to the club from the end of 1985 through to 1987. So in the space of only 6 or 7 years during the 80's the club recruited 14 decent footballers. Let's hope that history can repeat itself in the current era ... that will mean that we'll need to recruit well in the next 2/3 years and our last 3 or 4 years worth of recruiting will need to bear fruit as well. Another interesting point is that only 1 player from our 1980 list managed to last until the 1987 season ... I stand corrected on that point but regardless, it does highlight that Barassi turned over our list to a level not seen previously. Roos did something very similar within his 3 year tenure. The parallels between both coaching stints by both men are quite profound. Those who saw our run of premierships during the Norm Smith era would no doubt have a vastly different team.