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An AFL who loves the concept of the Top 100 AFL game players and goal scorers and the annual functions to celebrate these achievements

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Yes, you are right, Len was his younger brother but was rougher and taller and picked up plenty of silverware. He played in premierships in his first three years. He missed a couple more due to injury and suspension and sat on the bench for the entire 1937 Grand Final. He then coached Nhill a nd then Oakleigh before making a comeback to VFL with Footscray. He is still in Collingwood’s Top 100 lists at Equal 57th in games, and equal 78th in goals. He was a genuine 6 footer!

AFL top 100: Frank Murphy

Your right, it was the one skill that was totally lacking, but he was a great tagger in his later career.

AFL top 100: Saints' Bruce Phillips, Jayson Daniels and Darryl Wakelin

Not Salmon, Sockeye!

AFL top 100: Ian Salmon

Thanks Mr Football. That is handy extra information on a player who has very little coverage in my usual sources. One thing I forgot to include in the profile was that his nickname was salmon. It’s a pity he wasn’t more committed to a long term career as he seemed to have a bit of ability? I guess the two goal less years could have bee when he was down back.

AFL top 100: Ian Salmon

Yes, it must have been a hard decision for the club, but his injuries had sadly diminished his worth as can be seen by the drop off in games played in his last 3 seasons

AFL top 100: Brian McGowan and Darren Jolly

Yes, Mr Excitement, I used to think the opposition didn’t know what he was doing, because he didn’t know himself until he did it!

AFL top 100: Richmond's William Barrot and Graeme Landy

Sorry Guys,
I was watching the cricket when I penned it! I did mean Sam’s twin brother, Ben and not Bruce! Thanks for you comments.

AFL top 100: Frank Murphy

Yes, Lloydy Number 1 and Simon Madden #2. The big hope of course is Joe Daniher overcoming his injury and continuing his stellar career

AFL top 100: Bill Hutchinson

Yes, amazing that the club was cellar dwellers for so long when you look at them now!

AFL top 100: The legend - Alec Albiston

I take your point, Aligee. He was only 66 kilos when he started his league career, but beefed up. His height suggests that he may have been the prototype ruck-rover but he was always named as rover. He would have towered over the leagues shortest ever player (Jim Bradford) who played his last game for North Melbourne in 1949 – the year before Alec moved to the club.

AFL top 100: The legend - Alec Albiston

Thanks Birdman.
Yes, kicking 10 goals in a game for Hawthorn as a rover in a team bottom or near bottom was amazing. Pity he was robbed of two years playing due to the war.

AFL top 100: The legend - Alec Albiston

Keeping Moore and Reid would give the ‘pies two swing players which provides flexibility. If (and it’s a big if) Elliott can stay strong, he adds an x factor. I agree keep both Dunn and Scharenberg, and Wells – if he is still up to it – has an amazing w-l ratio with the pies.
Chris’ other suggestions can all go to make room for the next lot of up and comers.

AFL top 100: The wash-up – Collingwood

Jack Riewoldt is already a Top 30 goal kicker, and still has two years of his contract to run. He could still play on after that. His aerial ability means that if he doesn’t mark it, the crumbers (Caddy, etc.) will do well. He showed in the prelim he could kick straight under pressure. I reckon he will finish his career in the Top 15.

AFL Top 100: The wash-up - Richmond

Oops (Again!) Of course I meant Mark LeCras who currently sits in equal 83rd position on the all time list, but the gremlins got in there! One goal will see LeCras equal Jimmy Freake, Dick Reynolds and Alan Ruthven.Thanks for your comment, better proof reading needed next time, huh?

AFL top 100: Grand final selection highlights

Oops, you are right of course Brad. How could we forget so soon.

AFL top 100: Finals Week 1 highlights

Yes, a great effort and he’s not finished yet! Don’t forget all those other smaller forwards he provides with crumbs as well.

AFL Top 100: Goalkicking highlights Round 4 (Part 3)

Hi Rissole,

Yes, on current form you would think he is a certainty. As a rule, I have decided to comment on the goal kicking milestones after the event!

AFL Top 100 : selection highlights Round 3 (part 1)

Harvey, Daiks & Presti !

What's in a number and which one's your favourite?

Thanks for your comments, mattyb. #7 will always be Dougie Hawkins, and #31 Barassi, despite Dustin Fletchers’ 400 games!

What's in a number and which one's your favourite?

Thanks Rick, Remember the days when Voss, Hird and Buckley were all running around with that number?

What's in a number and which one's your favourite?

Oops! Thanks GOB. I got a bit carried away there – I did mean Freo.

AFL Top 100: What else is in store for Round 1?

Thanks Harsh Truth. I take it from your comments that you don’t expect Carlton’s three Top 100 goal kickers Murphy, Simpson and Casboult to add many goals to their totals?

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018

Good luck with that! At least the extra games would help Kade, Marc and Matthew move up the “charts”!

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018

Any player who can be counted in the Top 100 out of the 15,000+ who have played the game should be recognised. Because of their recent success the Tigers have a number of current players who make the Top 100 Tigers of all time, and they have Jack Riewoldt on the AFL list about to pass the great John Coleman as a goal kicker, but being “chased” by Eddie Betts, Jarryd Roughead and Josh Kennedy.

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018

Maybe Carlton will be fired up and Richmond hungover? Anyway, if you can’t enjoy the game, enjoy some individual players’ achievements.

AFL top 100: What to watch for in 2018