AFL Team of the 90's
Just to add a bit of interest on this forum, here is the chance to create you AFL Team of the 90's. The key here is to pick players that not just played in the 90's, but played well in the 90's. For example, you probably wouldn't add Michael Tuck to your team because although he played in 90 and 91, he didn't really make much of an impact on the 90's because it was only for two years and they were towards the end of his career.
So here's my team...
FB Nathan Burke Stephen Silvagni Glenn Archer
HB Guy McKenna Glen Jakovich Andrew McKay
C Peter Matera Robert Harvey Nicky Winmar
HF Peter Riccardi Wayne Carey (C) James Hird
FF Darren Bewick Tony Lockett Darren Jarman
R Jim Stynes Paul Kelly Greg Williams
INT Gary Ablett, Scott Wynd, Mick Martyn, Gary Hocking
COACH Denis Pagan
Nathan Burke- Champion player who could play in the backline and also on the ball for the Saints. Part of the 'Fab Four' of 1997 and played his 300th game last year for St. Kilda. 3 time bets and fairest winner.
Stephen Silvagni- Full back of the century says it all. Wore the no. 1 like his father and held up the Carlton backline for years alongside McKay and Dean. Retired last year and has left a huge hole in the Blues defence.
Glenn Archer- Dual premiership player for the Roos and one of the toughest men going round. A fearless player who attacks every contest %100 and has been one of the reasons why the Roos have been so successful.
Guy McKenna- The reliable Eagles defender who played in part responsible for bringing the premiership cup outside of Victoria in the early 90's.
Glen Jakovich- Has long been considered the games best centre half back and alongside McKenna and Worsfold, held up arguably the best backline in the AFL for many years.
Andrew McKay- The experienced Blue defender is still playing along the half backline, much like his earlier years. Reliable, smart and quick, McKay won the 95 premiership cup with Carlton.
Peter Matera- The 92 Norm Smith Medalist ruled the wing for many years with the Eagles. When on his game, he was electric and is still going strong today.
Robert Harvey- Dual Brownlow medalist and one of the best midfielders I've ever seen in my life. Quick, strong and an ability to dodge players, Harvey was also part of the Saints 'Fab Four'.
Nicky Winmar- Elvis was one of the star wingmen in the AFL for many years along with Matera. Infamous for his Aboriginality, Winmar helped St. Kilda charge towards the 97 Grand Final, before shifting to the Bulldogs later in his career.
Peter Riccardi- The Geelong star could play in many positions, but made his name on the half forward line. Silky skills and a goalkicker made him one of the most dangerous players in the AFL.
Wayne Carey- The King. Despite the scandal earlier this year, he is still without a doubt the best centre half forward of this decade. Dual premiership captain for the Kangaroos.
James Hird- Has done it all, captain of club, country, all-australian team, Brownlow Medal, premierships, Norm Smith medals, best and fairests. Amazing skill and ability to play in any position makes him one of the top players of the 90's.
Darren Bewick- A tough choice but for years he was considered one of the top goal sneaks in the AFL. Played in the Bombers 93 premiership and knew how to find the goals.
Tony Lockett- Greatest goalkicker ever deserves to be full-forward. Played with St. Kilda and Sydney and won absolutely everything except a premiership.
Darren Jarman- The man who delivered the Crows their back-to-back premierships with sneaky goals, was definately one of the top forwards in the 90's. Could play as a target or as a goal sneak.
Jim Stynes- 91 Brownlow Medalist, Dublin Jim ruled the centre for the Dees for quite a few years. Broke many records as he developed into one of the greatest ruckmen ever.
Paul Kelly- The inspirational, Captain Courageous who won the 95 Brownlow Medal was part of the team that made the 96 Grand Final. Will play his last match next week.
Greg Williams- Dual Brownlow medalist and the handball king, Carlton's number one midfielder constantly accumulated stacks of possessions every week and won the 95 premiership cup with the Blues.
Gary Ablett- Wasn't nicknamed God for no reason. A freak at full-forward, who kicked 1000 goals plus but failed to win a flag with the Cats.
Scott Wynd- Champion Bulldogs ruckman who won the 92 Brownlow Medal. Very consistant and a good rolemodel.
Mick Marytn- Still going strong for the Roos, one of the top backmen in the AFL. Won two flags at North.
Gary Hocking- Buddha was famous for his hair, but also his ability. Tough onballer for the Cats who constantly polled well in the Brownlow Medals without winning it.
IL CLUB PIU' TITOLATO AL MONDO
Last edited by The Pippo; August 27th, 2002 at 14:20.