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

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Aussie tennis is A-OK

Many Australians will be disappointed with the lack of any silverware achieved by the many Australians competing in the 2020 Australian Open, but a drill-down on the results suggests the nation should be proud of the results achieved by our representatives and the manner in which they performed.

I agree. Tennis is such a game of centimetres and luck that you cannot expect number 1 to play like number one all the time. We have been spoiled by an amazing period of men’s tennis dominated by three players, but even these three have had to share the spoils, sometimes even with other players.
It is a big ask for a player to maintain top form and fitness even for weeks when every match gets harder.

Aussie tennis is A-OK

Still a good mix of names, but a few more Anglo-Saxon names in the mix. Some of the boys I nominated will miss out as they are no longer juniors, but amongst the girls eligible we have Annerly Paulos, Talia Gibson, Amy Stevens, Tina Nachin-Smith, Mia Repae, Natalie Russell, Anastasia Berezov and Roopa Bains all ranked in the top 200 as at 6th January.

Meet the next generation of tennis stars on show at the Australian Open

Great Summary, fullontennis! It is great to have so many possibilities in the ranks, but if any get to week 2 luck will have played it’s part. I like Popyrin chances with a good draw and who knows maybe Kokkanakis and Ellis may shine?

Ranking the Aussies in the Australian Open

The Top 100 game players/goal scorers at Richmond is just a list of the players who have played enough games or kicked enough goals to be considered part of the clubs elite. Amongst the game players, it goes from Kevin Bartlett (#1) all the way down to Mick Malthouse and Maurie Sheehan (equal #100) and currently represents the Top 8.5% of the 1166 players who have donned a Tiger’s jumper.
Amongst the Top 100 goal kickers, the Top 5 in order are Titus, Richardson, Bartlett, Riewoldt and Roach whilst Shane Tuck and 1920’s player Jack McCormack are equal #99 and likely to be overtaken shortly by Daniel Rioli.

AFL top 100: Alex Rance

Yes! Should move ahead of another 4 in 2020 and be as high as 7th in 2021.

AFL Top 100 : 2020 : Leading Goal Scorers Milestones

And served both well.

AFL Top 100 : 2020 : Leading Goal Scorers Milestones

Yes, he did Ian, 33 in fact! What I meant to say was that he would kick his 100th goal for Port Adelaide, not that he was a one club player. Not well worded, I admit!

AFL top 100: 2020 goal-kicking milestone makers

I agree, they are exciting to watch (as they were in their premiership year.

AFL 2019 top 100: Western Bulldogs

I could have put that better, GOAT. The Bombers won 6 of the 9 games he played in. I meant he could have a greater influence over the next two years!

AFL 2019 top 100: Essendon Bombers

Point taken, JamesH. I meant as Essendon players they could give more, but I did mean to include Merrett.

AFL 2019 top 100: Essendon Bombers

Hi AR,
The Top 100 game players and goal scorers lists at AFL level and at each club are just an obsession of mine, although I know the concept has been discussed at some clubs. Despite the limitations I Iike to compare champions of different eras and their historical contributions to the league and clubs. Amongst the older clubs, where it takes 6-7 years of good football to even make the list, history shows that a smattering of Top 100 players on your current team list is essential for success. In other words, it can’t be done with all imports.

AFL 2019 top 100: Sydney Swans

I agree. Scharenberg working his way back to something. Need Howe badly.

AFL top 100: Preview West Coast vs Collingwood

Not a good day Saturday, but I finished with six for the weekend. Some of the pretenders turned out to be just that: pretenders!

AFL top 100: Round 10 preview (Part 2)

It is a long way to go, but see me response to WCE.

AFL top 100: Round 9 review (part one)

Jamie is number 12 on the Eagles all time list but a long way of Top 10. He will make it, but it may take a season or two.

AFL top 100: Round 9 review (part one)

Definitely top 3, and that is what is wanted in a player – high level performance in important games, but at that price tag the ‘dogs could have bought a dozen Liam Pickens?

AFL top 100: Tom Boyd

Oops! Sorry madchatter, I need to do my research better!

AFL top 100: Round 7 Magpies vs Power preview

Hi Ian,
Thanks for you comment. Nobody could forget the great Matthew Pavlich, one of the greatest of all time (if not the greatest) but he wore number 29 and I was referring to the fact that David Mundy wore Number 16 more than anyone else.

AFL top 100 : Round 6 review

It’s a big ask, particularly as they have already slipped once at the Cattery, but this season, who knows?

AFL top 100: Round 6 preview

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