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    AFL player Knockout

    The herald sun used to do it a while back and i thought the idea had a bit of merit. I will pick the best 64 players (always going to be subjective) and we will 3 polls over 3 days of voting and whoever leads that poll will go through to the next rd. Remember when posting a response try and explain your choice to create some debate.


    The 64 players will be

    Nathan Bock
    Tyson Edwards
    Ben Rutten
    Chris Judd
    Brendan Fevola
    Bryce Gibbs
    Jarrad Waite
    Nick Dal Santo
    Sam Gilbert
    Brendon Goddard
    Lenny Hayes
    Nick Riewoldt
    Leigh Montagna
    Daniel Cross
    Adam Cooney
    Brad Johnson
    Matthew Boyd
    Robert Murphy
    Matthew Richardson
    Nathan Foley
    Daniel Kerr
    Dean Cox
    Darren Glass
    Mark Le Cras
    Lance Franklin
    Jaryd Roughead
    Sam Mitchell
    Brad Sewell
    Cyril Rioli
    Daniel Wells
    Hamish McIntosh
    Patrick Ryder
    Jobe Watson
    Jason Winderlich
    Andrew Lovett
    Aaron Davey
    Colin Sylvia
    Darren Jolly
    Jarred Mcveigh
    Barry Hall
    Adam Goodes
    Shaun Burgoyne
    Chad Cornes
    Daniel Motlop
    Peter Burgoyne
    Dane Swan
    Leon Davis
    Alan Didak
    Simon Prestigiacomo
    Scott Pendlebury
    Matthew Pavlich
    Aaron Sandilands
    Paul Duffield
    Matthew Scarlett
    Gary Ablett
    Joel Selwood
    James Bartel
    Paul Chapman
    Tom Harley
    Cameron Ling
    Jonothan Brown
    Jed Adcocck
    Simon Black
    Daniel Bradshaw




    First 3 Matchups will be:

    Ben Rutten vs Jed Adcock
    Tyson Edwards vs Simon Black
    Nathan Bock vs Daniel Bradshaw


    Discuss.

    Those 3 matchups end 7 PM Thursday.
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    Rutten, Black and Bradshaw.

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    Need a better randomizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Need a better randomizer.
    Why? What do you suggest?


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    Rutten, Black and Bock for me. Bradshaw and Bock is the only one that is particularly close.

    Agree that it should be totally random though. Just assign 1-64 to each player and use a random number generator to do the matches.
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    Cool idea, and some interesting battles.

    Ben Rutten vs Jed Adcock
    Rutten easily. He's gone under the radar from his 2005/067 days of being labelled the best full back in the league. Scarlett has well and truly taken that mantle again (and Glass is always close), but none the less, Rutten is still amazingly consistent.

    I really like Adcock, and he is a very solid player who over the last 3 years has started to realise his potential. But compared to a former All Australian full back, its a no contest.

    Tyson Edwards vs Simon Black
    So stiff on Edwards to draw Black. I was saying in the AFL thread how Edwards is one of the most underrated players I've ever seen, but Simon Black may be the most consistent AFL footballer I've ever seen (along with Buckley). He is so gifted, so cool under pressure and his ability to kick so accurately on both feet is amazing. On top of that, throw in 3 premiersihps a Norm Smith medal, a brownlow (with two runners-ups and a 5th in 2005) and 3 time all-Australian... he's just done so much more than Edwards

    Tyson Edwards is another consistent player, who has a brilliant tank and is just always overshadowed by McLeod, Ricciuto and now even Scott Thompson and Simon Goodwin. But Black had Aker, Voss and Lappin to compete with in the middle, and still achieved what he's achieved. Just the better player IMO.

    Black's performance in the 2003 GF might be enough on its own tbh.

    Nathan Bock vs Daniel Bradshaw
    Bock's a very good player, but Bradshaw holds the record for most goals for the Brisbane Lions, and is as versatile as they come. Neither are superstars of the game yet, and one might argue that Bock has reached that stage where he's a better backman than Bradshaw (though whenever Bradshaw's thrown back he does his job well), but Bradshaw's done what Bock did, plus been a very good forward, for longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad View Post
    Rutten, Black and Bock for me. Bradshaw and Bock is the only one that is particularly close.

    Agree that it should be totally random though. Just assign 1-64 to each player and use a random number generator to do the matches.
    Anyone know where this can be done?

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    Are these battles meant to be current? As in, who would I rather have in my team today?

    Bradshaw's career > Bock's career by a distance, but right now Bock is the best player in his position in the AFL, and All-Australian, which Bradshaw isn't. It's pretty competitive if you're talking right now, but probably not if you're taking their history into account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeW View Post
    Anyone know where this can be done?
    random number generator - Google Search

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    Drew Petrie is arguable but Brent Harvey should be there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeW View Post
    Anyone know where this can be done?
    Research Randomizer Form v4.0

    1 set of 64 numbers, from 1-64, each is unique.

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    Alright Starting over




    Set #1:

    p1=13, p2=32, p3=2, p4=9, p5=10, p6=17, p7=1, p8=36, p9=55, p10=20, p11=40, p12=30, p13=46, p14=47, p15=39, p16=45, p17=58, p18=4, p19=25, p20=49, p21=31, p22=53, p23=42, p24=51, p25=44, p26=28, p27=23, p28=34, p29=7, p30=33, p31=60, p32=38, p33=8, p34=22, p35=26, p36=54, p37=48, p38=62, p39=64, p40=50, p41=56, p42=43, p43=21, p44=16, p45=5, p46=41, p47=59, p48=27, p49=52, p50=11, p51=35, p52=29, p53=15, p54=63, p55=12, p56=18, p57=24, p58=3, p59=19, p60=61, p61=57, p62=14, p63=6, p64=37

    Nathan Bock vs Patrick Ryder
    Tyson Edwards vs Sam Gilbert
    Brendon Goddard vs Matthew Boyd



    And yes its current day... Should have said earlier

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    Nathan Bock vs Patrick Ryder
    Currently Bock is the better player, but I wouldn't be surprised to see Ryder overtake him by the end of his career (I'd be shocked if he didn't actually).

    Tyson Edwards vs Sam Gilbert
    Pretty straight forward. Gilbert is OK, but Edwards is awesome.

    Brendon Goddard vs Matthew Boyd
    Love Boydy as a player and was tempted to vote for him purely because most of the footy I've seen Goddard play is as a backman. I understand he's playing midfield more often these days, and he's the more damaging player.

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    Nathan Bock vs Patrick Ryder
    Ryder is currently carrying the entire ruck division of a side, and manages to find clearances and get touches. Is providing sides with a legitimate idea of what to expect from ruckmen that aren't Dean Cox.

    Tyson Edwards vs Sam Gilbert
    Edwards has long been a fantastic, consistent player. Half of Geelong's side is better than Gilbert, who surely isn't in the Top 64 players in the League. Including the missing Matthew Scarlett. : (Surely got to swap him for Harley, at least?!)

    Brendon Goddard vs Matthew Boyd
    Goddard has one of the most damaging shoes in the league. Made the transition into the midfield this year having been one of the better quarterback-style players of the past few years. Boyd does a great job for the Bulldogs, but Goddard is going to be one of the most important aspects of St Kilda's premiership chances, and I don't think that's the same of Boyd.

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    Noob question here Mike, but when you put up a battle, can you say who they currently play for? I know some of them, but not all and intend on reading (if not actively contributing to) this thread.
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