We chose our Top 50 VFL players at the start of the season which attracted huge attention and traffic with, as expected, plenty disagreeing with some inclusions and exclusions.
Perhaps the biggest mistake was not including Port Melbourne skipper John Baird in the top 50. He has had a scintillating start to the season and must be in the mix for a top 10 spot at the half way mark.
Shane Valenti was selected as No.1 during the pre-season, but will he hold his spot at the half way mark? Sandringham recruit Michael Sikora wasn’t included and neither was Casey’s Evan Panozza, but they weren’t included in the state team either…will they be in the top 50 at the half way mark?
Some other big points. Werribee’s Nathan Ablett hasn’t played a senior match at the Tigers yet, will he remain at No.36? Same too with North Ballarat’s Oliver Tate and Northern Blues recruit Carl Peterson, who were selected at No.33 and 34 respectively.
There was no Myke Cook, who has had a superb start to the year at Sandringham, no Trent Shinners and there were plenty of others up for debate. What will be the major changes at the mid-way point?
Remember, Football Nation’s Top 50 players during the pre-season was judged first and foremost on the players’ performance over the last 12 months and also on a prediction of what the players’ performance may be like this season. No AFL-listed players were eligible.
Tell us who your top five VFL players would be at this stage of the season.