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11 minutes ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Yes, remember that terrible accident. This is actually impossible, picking the best side of all time. We have had so many players at the top of the rung, and many of these players were in less than great teams - but stuck it out through thick and thin because of Club loyalty. It is great just to think about them. To recall the thrills of seeing them play the game in their own, special ways, is especially pleasing. How could anyone support any other team? 

That is true so true.

The MCG, our great colours, the yoke on the jumper is unique, the founding club our cities name, our history and most of all our loyal supporters, very loyal supporters  and the love for their club.

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4 hours ago, demonstone said:

Don't worry Soupy, it happens to us all and I don't exempt myself from that. 

Q:  What's the most common pick-up line in the Alzheimer's Disco?

A:  "Do I come here often?"

... but what if your answer'd,  Yes.?

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On 11/9/2017 at 1:08 PM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Ernest, I'm not sure I agree with you. On the rare occasion I see replays of games from the 60s and 70s I'm regularly surprised at how poor the quality actually is. I think we collectively remember the highlights of our youth and forget those dreadful games in the mudheaps of suburban grounds, the inability of players to find targets and the slow ball movement of the time caused by players almost always taking a mark and stopping before determining where to send their next kick.

But it was enjoyable tho... and a less critical,  and analyticalally dissecting time in our nation.

Laughter and passion was far more abundant,  as was trust for one another.

often less is more....   and simple is much more relaxing,  and just enjoyable...  without having to try to enjoy.   Like today's commentators,  have to try to entertain us,  even when they are bored, because of too many games,  & too often.

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This is too hard a task, because it is all a matter of opinion. Perhaps we should nominate our FAVOURITE MFC team of the last 50 years. We all have our great memories of past times, and why we like certain players. Some of us may have had the chance to meet them personally and by doing so, they became our favourites, not only because they were good players, but champion people.  Then of course we had the characters, the individuals, who brought colour to the game. And yes, football was enjoyable, seeing these players in their prime. The lack of ultimate success is sad, but there were some good memories amid the gloom. Plus we all made some good friends along the way with fellow sufferers, sorry, supporters. 😄

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On 10/22/2017 at 3:07 PM, Big Carl said:

Let us know your best MFC Team in the last 50 years.

B:     A Johnson   D Hughes  G Yeats

HB:  B Lovett  G Hardeman  S Febey

😄 S Alves  G Wells  R Flower

HF:  G Lyon  D Schwarz  T Viney

F:    J Farmer   D Neitz  A Jakovich

R:  J Stynes  Gerard Healey  N Jones

Int:  J McDonald, R Grinter, R Robertson A Yze

Emerg:  B Wilson. E Spalding, A Obst, B Green

 

 

Wowsers!!! Some players there I’d struggle to put in best 22 of some of their playing years lol Brett Lovett is always pulverising but I’m being harsh - Yeats another id prob say was good but not best of last 30 years for me.. Wilson.. hmm I dunno but a great exercise though and some great calls also - Love Wiz, No Stinger?! Ouch

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On 10/22/2017 at 3:07 PM, Big Carl said:

Let us know your best MFC Team in the last 50 years.

 

B:     A Johnson   D Hughes  G Yeats

HB:  B Lovett  G Hardeman  S Febey

😄 S Alves  G Wells  R Flower

HF:  G Lyon  D Schwarz  T Viney

F:    J Farmer   D Neitz  A Jakovich

R:  J Stynes  Gerard Healey  N Jones

Int:  J McDonald, R Grinter, R Robertson A Yze

Emerg:  B Wilson. E Spalding, A Obst, B Green

 

On 10/23/2017 at 1:33 PM, corowa said:

You've picked a great team, Big Carl. For what it's worth my team is as follows:

B       M Whelan                     D Hughes                  S Wight

HB     B Lovett                        G Hardeman             S Woewodin

C       R Flower                        B Wilson                   S Tingay

 HF    G Lyon                            D Schwarz               L Jurrah

 F       J Farmer                         D Neitz                     A Jakovich

 R      J White                           J Stynes                   T Viney

Int      G Wells              S Alves            A Johnson            N Jones 

E         A Yze                Ger Healy         S Febey                 B Green

 

On 10/23/2017 at 3:44 PM, Pete said:

Giddaye all,  I'm a long time viewer 1st time poster.  For what it's worth here's my team. 

B.         L.Fowler;      S. Wight;       D Hughes;

H.B      S.Stretch;    G.Hardiman;  R.Grinter;

C.        R. Flower;     G.Wells.         A. Johnson.

H.F.    W.Dean;       D. Schwartz;   G. Healy;

F.        J. Farmer;    D. Neitz;         P. Moore;;

R.       S. O'dwyer    C. Oliver;        B.Wilson;

Inter;    from  G.Lyon   J.Stynes; S.Tingay; S.Febey; M.Whelan;  A. Obst.

 

On 10/23/2017 at 5:01 PM, tiers said:

The very best team of the past 50 years must include the following (excluding current players whose careers have still to blossom):

Alan Johnson, Steven Smith, Sean Wight;

Brett Lovett, David Neitz, Gary Hardeman;

Stan Alves, Greg Wells, Robert Flower;

Garry Lyon, David Shwarz, Adem Yze;

Gerard Healey, Allen Jakovich, Jeff Farmer;

Jim Stynes, Shane Woewodin, Brian Wilson

Int Gary Baker, Steven Tingay, Alan Obst, Glenn Lovett

Skilled, courageous, attacking match winners.

 

 

On 10/24/2017 at 3:30 AM, goodoil said:

B: Alan Johnson, Sean Wight, Paul Prymke

HB: Brett Lovett, David Neitz, Gary Hardeman

😄 Stan Alves, Greg Wells, Robbie Flower

HF: Garry Lyon, David Schwarz, Adem Yze

F: Jeffrey Farmer, Allen Jakovich, Gerard Healy

FOLL: Jim Stynes, Todd, Viney, Jack Viney

I/C: Jeff White, Stephen Tingay, Glenn Lovett, Steven Febey

EM: Andrew Obst, Nathan Jones, Shane Woewodin.

 

On 10/24/2017 at 4:56 PM, Stillwaiting said:

B           Fowler   Wight   A  Johnson

HB        Tingay     Hardeman     S  Febey   

C            Alves      Wells     Flower

HF          Lyon       Schwarz    T  Viney

F             Jakovich      Neitz      Farmer

Foll          Stynes      Jones     Gerard Healey

Int           Yze     Wilson   B  Lovett   J   Macdonald 

Emerg from;      J  White    Obst     Wilson    Yeates   Woewodin

                  Green     Ditterich    Davey   Hughes     etc  etc

 

Tingay was an absolute gun before injury set in,  Wight took on bigger champion fwds and beat them consistently,  Healey just gets in but was a very good onballer,  Wilson was good but was great in one year,  AJ was just a champion,  Febes gave us dash,  and the centerline was one of the best ever albeit for too few many games.

 

 

On 10/25/2017 at 9:49 AM, reynolds46 said:
  Wight Stephen Smith A.Johnson
  Yze Neitz B.Lovett
  Flower Wells Tingay
  Lyon Schwartz Wilson
  Farmer Jakovich Davey
  Stynes Gerard Healy T.Viney
       
Inter  J.White Hardemann Alves
from S.Stretch Yeats Woewodin
  R.Jackson    

 

On 11/6/2017 at 9:02 AM, Locky McCulloch said:

B - A.Johnson, R.Biffin, S.Wight

H.B - S.Febey, G.Hardeman, M.Whelan

C - R.Flower (C) , G.Wells, S.Alves

H.F - D.Schwartz, G.Lyon (V.C), A.Yze

F - J.Farmer, D.Neitz (D.V.C), A.Jakovich

R - J.Stynes, T.Viney, N.Jones

Inter. - G.Baker, S.Tingay, Gerald Healy, G. Lovett

Emg. -  L.Fowler, R.Robertson, B.Lovett, J.McDonald, +++++++ (Near misses) - A.Davey, B.Green, T.Johnstone, A.Obst, A.Ingerson, C.Ditterich, A.Leoncelli , D.Hughes  

Not sure how this team would gel together as far as personalities and positional aspects go .......by it would be great to find out

Sorry, I've cheated by naming so many emergencies. I have watched and supported the D's passionately since very early 70's. My team is somewhat emotion based and I have probably favored the heart over the head with some selections. Left out 3 Brownlow medalists - Moore, Wilson and Woewodin. I really struggled with Alves or Tingay on the wing (maybe Stingers missed games through injuries cost him the spot). Of the current crop only Jones - but I think Oliver and Gawn could maybe find a spot in the future ....and possibly Petracca if he can show continued improvement and consistency AND hopefully some others?? Hogan, J.Viney, N.Jetta.....Leaver??

*Honorable mention for D.Bennett - averaged 2.76 goals per game - and probably the best kick I've seen at the D's

 

 

On 10/22/2017 at 3:07 PM, Big Carl said:

Let us know your best MFC Team in the last 50 years. 

Excuse me for making my compilationm  from eveyones posts...   I used them to remind me of all the playersm  including those I'd nearly forgotten.

 

And no present day players,  have been pensioned-off,  to make this cut off list.

 

B       Whelan             Neitz             Wight                                   

HB    SFebey         Hardeman        Grinter 

CL     AJohnson       GWells           Flower  

HF    Farmer            Schwarz          JnrMc  

F       RJackson           Lyon              Jakovich

 

R       S ODwyer         TViney             BWilson

 

 Int from:   Stynes  Alves  Obst  Beveridge

Yeates  Green  GBaker  Dyson  SStretch  Woewodin  JWhite  

 

 E  Hughes  BLovett  Fowler  Biffen  Bennett  GLovett  Carl Ditterich  Greg Healy  Tingay  Bizzel  PRohde  Sylvia  Yze  ADavey  Robertson  TJohnston  Jurrah  Pike   Gerard Healy  Frawley  Spalding  PMoore 

.........................................

 

.... and apologies to many players,  who didn't make that final cut.

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On 10/22/2017 at 8:28 PM, Dockett 32 said:

Kinda changes the team a bit.

No you shifted the goal posts Dockett!

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Unfortunately a best Demons team of the last 50 years would get slaughtered by any of the other originals (plus West Coast).

Imagine being a Hawks supporter trying to do their best team.

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I can't really comment given I was born in early 80s.

One guy who had a great career but was cut short due to a knee injury was Anthony Ingerson. One of the better half backs I can recall. Was rarely beaten and had great endurance.

Not sure if he makes the cut for many, but I have fond memories of him playing. Just thought he could be foot noted as an honorable mention.

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15 hours ago, nosoupforme said:

That is true so true.

The MCG, our great colours, the yoke on the jumper is unique, the founding club our cities name, our history and most of all our loyal supporters, very loyal supporters  and the love for their club.

Stop it, NSFM! All this reminiscing just brings tears to the eyes; nothing a bloke at my age needs. Braces! Gosh! It is a great Club and its history/evolution has been like no other. Carna Dees! 

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4 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Unfortunately a best Demons team of the last 50 years would get slaughtered by any of the other originals (plus West Coast).

Imagine being a Hawks supporter trying to do their best team.

I take your point but individual lines could more than compete on their day.

Centreline

Melb      Alves  Wells   Flower

Hawks   Dipper  Wallace  Eade

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2 minutes ago, Sorry kids said:

I take your point but individual lines could more than compete on their day.

Centreline

Melb      Alves  Wells   Flower

Hawks   Dipper  Wallace  Eade

The midfield would want to dominate because we would have a snowflakes chance in hell of stopping their forwards  (Franklin, Dunstall, Brereton, Cyril, Leigh Matthews etc etc)

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7 minutes ago, Petraccattack said:

The midfield would want to dominate because we would have a snowflakes chance in hell of stopping their forwards  (Franklin, Dunstall, Brereton, Cyril, Leigh Matthews etc etc)

I did not imply we would beat them. Just pointing out we have had a sprinkling of individual stars who have kept us older ones loyal over the years.

Half Forwards         Lyon       Neitz     Healy  is also a ripper half forward line however   

                                  Brereton Buddy  Cyril    is better. 

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One player not mentioned (I don’t think) would be the first picked for mine. 

Alistair Clarkson (position: captain coach). Don’t worry about the stats count, will do his best work on the bench.

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9 minutes ago, Tim said:

One player not mentioned (I don’t think) would be the first picked for mine. 

Alistair Clarkson (position: captain coach). Don’t worry about the stats count, will do his best work on the bench.

Yes, and finished his career with us giving everything as a player. Does anyone know if he was offered a role by us upon retirement. Looks like another opportunity missed as he was red hot to continue his career in a coaching role

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6 hours ago, Petraccattack said:

Unfortunately a best Demons team of the last 50 years would get slaughtered by any of the other originals (plus West Coast).

Imagine being a Hawks supporter trying to do their best team.

Imagine being a hawks supporter and having to wear their horrid colours!!

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