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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. Also the Top 100 in the Umpiring and Coaching categories.

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Sorry, me too, I didn’t realise you were referring to my preamble when I mentioned those who I had fond memories of. He was in the best two in both the 1965 and 1966 Grand Finals and always exciting to watch.

AFL top 100: The Champions of St Kilda

me too, whilst I would suggest you may be right about Ian Stewart, all my articles are based on the statistical achievements of players at the club and therefore I only list the three greatest game players.

AFL top 100: The Champions of St Kilda

Yeah, I only drink Quik these days!

AFL top 100: The champions of Richmond

Thanks for your comments, DS. The other six players that I found who have Top 100 status in both games and goals with the AFL and two clubs are: Bernie “Super Boot” Quinlan (Footscray & Fitzroy), Eddie Betts (Carlton & Adelaide), Roger Merrett (Essendon & Brisbane), Alistair Lynch (Fitzroy & Brisbane), Steve Johnson (Geelong & GWS) and Gary Ablett jnr (Geelong & Gold Coast). Of course Quinlan and Lynch have their Fitzroy status locked in forever.

AFL top 100: Bring on Round 2 (Part 2)

I tend to agree. Not only that, but the booing saga no doubt cost him games and lead to an earlier retirement. Maybe 400 was possible?

AFL top 100: The champions of Sydney

Oops! Never could count!

AFL top 100: The champions of Richmond

He didn’t play enough games to make Top 3 game players at the club

AFL top 100: The champions of North Melbourne

I believe he played all games except Round 17, but Geelong played only one final. In five of his last 7 games he averaged 6 disposals per game. In the other two, he had 19 disposals against the two bottom teams (St Kilda and Fitzroy) but in both games 9 Geelong players had 18 or more disposals. Against Fitzroy he gave away 8 free kicks. I don’t deny his ability, and he had a bad run of injuries (including losing part of a kidney) but my memory is of him spending a lot of time on the bench in his final year.

AFL top 100: Champions of Geelong

No Selwood?

AFL top 100: Champions of Geelong

I agree, particularly if he continues to win games with his antics.

AFL top 100: Champions of Fremantle

Fyfe showed this class with his Brownlow’s but I still reckon Pavlich was the most used and abused champion whose class was well above those of his team mates.

AFL top 100: Champions of Fremantle

I believe Fyfe will finish number 2.

AFL top 100: Champions of Fremantle

A champion at the pies.

AFL top 100: Champions of Fremantle

Yes, based only on the length of their career. The only stat that avoids our natural bias.

AFL top 100: The champions of Essendon

Close. It was 27 games. He played 329 games in the Number 11 -the best of all time with no current player in sight.

AFL top 100: Carlton's champions

Spot On Aransan! The goal kicking is a bit different, and these totals will take a lot of chasing down. Going back to games played, with the game being so much more professional these days, no player will be allowed to “limp” over the 300 game line (a la Newman) and Tim Watson’s age based milestones should be safe forever!

AFL top 100: The champions of Essendon

I can go back as far as Bob Rose, and you are right – there has been plenty of champions but to me Pendles has been the best decision maker I have seen. His ability to give the ball off or receive it is spot on nearly all the time and , week in week out he performs at crunch ttime.

AFL top 100: The champions of Collingwood

Yes, it is a pity as he is already no 1 at WCE but another (say) 50 goals would have seen him close to Top 25 all time AFL

AFL top 100: Week 1 wash-up (Part 2)

#19 Rod McGregor 236 games 1905-1920
#37 Fred Elliott 197 games 1900-1911 (1899 Melbourne)
#50 George Bruce 181 games 1903-1913
#58 Paddy O’Brien 167 games 1905-1918
#68 Vin Gardiner 157 games 1907-1917 (1905 Melbourne)
#72 Charlie Hammond 154 games 1905-1918
#81 Horrie Clover 147 games 1920-1931 (still #5 in the goal kicking!)

Most AFL/VFL games as player & coach:
Sheedy 930
Malthouse 892
McHale 878
Matthews 793
Parkin 729

AFL top 100: Carlton's champions

Oops! Thank you.

Aussie tennis rankings hold up

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