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Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 games

Postby Ian » Sun 14 Jan 2018 11:32pm

B. Peckett. Frawley. Hughton
Hb Barker. Synman Goddard( BJ)
C Winmar. Stewart. Hayes
Hf Baldock. Riewoldt. G Young
F Milne. Lockett. Loewe
R Everett. Harvey. Smith
I Dietrich. Del Santo. Muir. J Stevens


I am sure will cause some controversy and lots of discussion.
Assume the players were at their best playing footy in 2018.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby saynta » Mon 15 Jan 2018 12:13pm

Ditterich and Jack Steven I presume you mean.

Everett wouldn't hold a candle to big Carl and Frankie is ovderrated.

Otherwise good effort.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby Drake Huggins » Mon 15 Jan 2018 4:31pm

Austinnnn Jones for Frankie. Fisher for Synman. Big Carl as first ruck. Can't argue with the rest.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby desertsaint » Mon 15 Jan 2018 4:40pm

yep, would have carl over everitt and dempster well over peckett. chips over synman, and quite a few over muir - burke, ball, thompson. may even through baker in the interchange to tag some poor bastard - then i'd have bakes, milne, and hudghton in my team - the three amigos back together! loved em!
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby loris » Mon 15 Jan 2018 6:21pm

If you are going back 60 years. Neil Roberts would be CHB over Ian Synman.
IMO Either Bob Murray or Verdun Howell, would be streets ahead ofDanny Frawley for FB.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby George27 » Mon 15 Jan 2018 9:47pm

I agree with Loris re the key backs.

B . Burke Howell Neale
HB Barker N Roberts B Goddard
C . A Jones Stewart Dal Santo
HF Winmar Riewoldt Baldock
F. Loewe Lockett Milne
Foll. Ditterich Harvey R Smith
Inter .McIntosh Griffiths Hayes Montagna

I would love to fit George Young in there, but went with an extra midfielder.

John McIntosh just makes the 50 game cutoff , but was a super player.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby Con Gorozidis » Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:13pm

George27 wrote:I agree with Loris re the key backs.

B . Burke Howell Neale
HB Barker N Roberts B Goddard
C . A Jones Stewart Dal Santo
HF Winmar Riewoldt Baldock
F. Loewe Lockett Milne
Foll. Ditterich Harvey R Smith
Inter .McIntosh Griffiths Hayes Montagna

I would love to fit George Young in there, but went with an extra midfielder.

John McIntosh just makes the 50 game cutoff , but was a super player.


I had no idea Cowboy Neale played back pocket but that is one heck of a side.

For a brief moment I thought you meant Scratcher :)
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby BackFromUSA » Mon 15 Jan 2018 11:00pm

B . Burke Howell Neale
HB Barker N Roberts Colling
C . Winmar Stewart S Trott
HF G Young Riewoldt Baldock
F. Loewe Lockett Milne
Foll. Ditterich Harvey R Smith
Inter .McIntosh Griffiths Hayes Dal Santo
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby Ian » Mon 15 Jan 2018 11:29pm

I am 64.
I did not remember n Roberts.
I thought Sam Fischer was unlucky.
I thought Macintosh played less than 50.
We all loved Dittrerich..but as a knock Ruckman into today's footy...I think Everett just in front.also better kick.
I still think frawley was our best fb.....howell and Murray v buddy??
I am v happy with Burke in bp over peckett.
BJ gets picked before colling.....every time...today's footy!!!
Hayes in 18 before del - every time
Happy with Macintosh and griffiths.

Pity about Gehrig ..but did not get there..not barry Breen.
Trott before BJ...?..no way.

Fun to reminisce.....

But Carlisle will be in...after 50 games..at chb


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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby BackFromUSA » Tue 16 Jan 2018 3:28am

And I would pick CAT before BJ

265 games and captain in 78 when we had talented team under Patterson and should have made Finals.

188cm tough and quick.

BJ only had 2 great seasons for us and jumped ship for cash.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby George27 » Tue 16 Jan 2018 1:04pm

Con Gorozidis wrote:
George27 wrote:I agree with Loris re the key backs.

B . Burke Howell Neale
HB Barker N Roberts B Goddard
C . A Jones Stewart Dal Santo
HF Winmar Riewoldt Baldock
F. Loewe Lockett Milne
Foll. Ditterich Harvey R Smith
Inter .McIntosh Griffiths Hayes Montagna

I would love to fit George Young in there, but went with an extra midfielder.

John McIntosh just makes the 50 game cutoff , but was a super player.


I had no idea Cowboy Neale played back pocket but that is one heck of a side.

For a brief moment I thought you meant Scratcher :)


Con- Cowboy played back pocket from the early 70s onwards. He was in the back pocket in the 71 GF- which is how he managed to catch up with Hudson. He was named in the back pocket in our team of the 20th century, alongside Verdun Howell.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby George27 » Tue 16 Jan 2018 1:13pm

BackFromUSA wrote:And I would pick CAT before BJ

265 games and captain in 78 when we had talented team under Patterson and should have made Finals.

188cm tough and quick.

BJ only had 2 great seasons for us and jumped ship for cash.



Cat was a fine player , great servant of the club. Was prepared to go down to the reserves and captained or coached ( or both ? ) them to a GF in 82. I can't see BJ doing that However in my opinion BJ had better overall skills and for me is a better option in this team. The spectre of Keddie in the last quarter of 71 GF plays a part here too.

Anyway , all a matter of opinion and friendly debate.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby Drake Huggins » Tue 16 Jan 2018 1:37pm

loris wrote:If you are going back 60 years. Neil Roberts would be CHB over Ian Synman.
IMO Either Bob Murray or Verdun Howell, would be streets ahead ofDanny Frawley for FB.


Hard to argue with that, Loris. Murray was a champion full back (The first number on the back of my saints jumper as a kid. Howell was a freak. A genuine "swingman" before the term became popular. I loved the Spud, but those two have him well and truly covered. Hudghton, Frawley out. Murray and Howell in.
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Re: Best saints team in last 60 years and played min 50 game

Postby loris » Tue 16 Jan 2018 8:29pm

Drake Huggins wrote:
loris wrote:If you are going back 60 years. Neil Roberts would be CHB over Ian Synman.
IMO Either Bob Murray or Verdun Howell, would be streets ahead ofDanny Frawley for FB.


Hard to argue with that, Loris. Murray was a champion full back (The first number on the back of my saints jumper as a kid. Howell was a freak. A genuine "swingman" before the term became popular. I loved the Spud, but those two have him well and truly covered. Hudghton, Frawley out. Murray and Howell in.


And to think of some of the champion full-forwards they stood during their careers. They didn’t have it easy. Usually they not only gave away inches (centimetres) and stones (kilograms)...... a few that spring to mind are:-

Peter Hudson
Doug Wade
Ted Whitten
Peter McKenna
Murray Weideman

I think the great Peter Hudson would be least ‘monster’ of that lot........and we know how great he was!

I’m sure with today’s training methods, the skilfull & versatile Howell and Murray would do well against Buddy Franklin & his ilk.

And I think all of the above are AFL Hall of Fame members - some Legends. Not a bad bunch of forwards to come across week in week out.
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