Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

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Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby BackFromUSA » Wed 06 Dec 2017 10:43pm

John McIntosh has been mentioned ... others???
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Linton Lodger » Wed 06 Dec 2017 11:02pm

Difficult one this. Val Perovic had a great season in 1978, but it was just the one season. Since then we've been a bit light on in that department. I cannot think of anyone better than Sam Fisher, although I think Jake Carlisle will become one of our greatest.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby BackFromUSA » Wed 06 Dec 2017 11:34pm

Some names that played there

Russell Morris
Grant Thomas
Goose Maguire
Max Crow

Others?
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby magnifisaint » Wed 06 Dec 2017 11:44pm

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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby eel33 » Wed 06 Dec 2017 11:46pm

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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby avid » Thu 07 Dec 2017 4:32am

Justin Koschitzke?
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby St Loxton » Thu 07 Dec 2017 7:14am

Russell Morris for me.
David Grant was one that could play tall and did play that position at times. Fantastic backman.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Darth Vader » Thu 07 Dec 2017 7:28am

Val Perovic.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Darth Vader » Thu 07 Dec 2017 7:31am

Darth Vader wrote:Val Perovic.

Forgot the obvious and didn’t read thread properly. Surely Sam Fisher.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby ace » Thu 07 Dec 2017 8:36am

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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby terry smith rules » Thu 07 Dec 2017 9:25am

Sam Fisher by a margin.

Go back and watch games from 08 to 11. He was a brilliant defender.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby spert » Thu 07 Dec 2017 9:59am

Ian Synman- CHB in our only premiership team.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby SaintPav » Thu 07 Dec 2017 12:02pm

Goose was very good for a few years before he broke his leg.

Sam Fisher but I think Jake will be better.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby evertonfc » Thu 07 Dec 2017 1:10pm

Gee, Sam Fisher would have to go very close. Not a classical CHB - more a tall flanker until the final years - but he'd be pretty handy.

David Grant from 1989-1992 was just an incredible player.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby thejiggingsaint » Thu 07 Dec 2017 1:39pm

Brian Labone or Derek Mountfield, both great!
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Gavanl » Thu 07 Dec 2017 1:55pm

More than 50 years, and I never saw him play, but Neil Roberts won the Brownlow at chb if I recall correctly.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby perfectionist » Thu 07 Dec 2017 4:54pm

Gavanl wrote:More than 50 years, and I never saw him play, but Neil Roberts won the Brownlow at chb if I recall correctly.

I did see him play, but only at the end of his career, which was rather short by today's standards - 11 years and retirement at age 29. His last game was against Hawthorn in Round 18 of 1962. We won by 6 goals. He was captain and a bloke called Baldock kicked 5 goals. He would be captain the following year and the rest, as they say, is history.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby longtimesaint » Thu 07 Dec 2017 6:48pm

evertonfc wrote:Gee, Sam Fisher would have to go very close. Not a classical CHB - more a tall flanker until the final years - but he'd be pretty handy.

David Grant from 1989-1992 was just an incredible player.

David Grant was mainly a half back flanker. -he wasn’t tall enough for key position.
A very good one though.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Drake Huggins » Thu 07 Dec 2017 6:52pm

avid wrote:Justin Koschitzke?
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Trev from the Bush » Thu 07 Dec 2017 6:59pm

spert wrote:Ian Synman- CHB in our only premiership team.

Agree but was near the end by 1968. One of my all-time favourites.

Sammy Fisher easily.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby desertsaint » Thu 07 Dec 2017 8:06pm

well it looks like we all concur - sammy fisher.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby SinCitySainter » Fri 08 Dec 2017 9:11am

I agree on Sammy Fisher but I think the Robert Elphinstone runs a close second of the ones I have seen.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby older saint » Sun 10 Dec 2017 2:32pm

Fisher , then Elphingstone and Russell Morris
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby George27 » Sun 10 Dec 2017 9:58pm

For the last 50 years, Sam Fisher. Make it 60 years, and it clearly is Neil Roberts.
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Re: Best Centre Half Back in past 50 years?

Postby Vazelos » Mon 11 Dec 2017 7:54pm

Not or strongest position- last 50 years I would say Sam Fisher.
Big Jake Carlisle will be in that list when he retires.
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