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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #75 on: April 09, 2017, 01:42:17 AM »
Very difficult to compare forwards from different eras or forwards on different teams. Some a lot stronger than others. Always think you have to give an extra credit to the forwards who performed on the biggest stage of all when the pressure was at its highest though. Always think that is where good or even very good forwards become great forwards.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #76 on: April 09, 2017, 07:54:19 PM »
James McCartan senior and junior?
Some really great players left off that list but when your limiting the number its always gonna become a debate
Marsden, Nudie Hughes, Shorty Trainor, Michael Donnelan. Stevie Mac all up there with the best

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #77 on: April 09, 2017, 08:15:18 PM »
I have merged the original list with additions and suggestions to give:

Allen Dinny
Blaney Greg
Boyle Tony
Bradley Eoin
Bradley Paddy
Brogan Alan
Brogan Bernard
Browne Declan
Canavan Peter
Cavanagh Sean
Claffey Vinny
Clarke Ronan
Connolly Diarmuid
Connor Matt
Cooper Colm
Coulter Benny
Crowley Johnny
Daly Val
Dolan Dessie
Donnellan Michael
Dowd Tommy
Doyle Johnny
Egan John
Fallon Ja
Fitzgerald Maurice
Flynn Bernard
Forde Mattie
Gallagher Rory
Geraghty Graham
Giles Trevor
Heslin John
Higgins Mick
Hughes Nudie
Joyce Padraic
Kearins Mickey
Keaveney Jimmy
Linden Mickey
Liston Eoin
McCartan James
McConville Oisin
McDonald Ciaran
McDonnell Steven
McGuigan Brian
McGuigan Frank
McHugh Martin
McKeever Jim
McManus Conor
McManus Tony
Murphy Jimmy Barry
Murphy Michael
Murphy Ollie
O'Brien Kevin
O'Dwyer Mick
O'Neill Sean
O'Neill Stephen
O'Rourke Colm
O'Sullivan Declan
Purcell Sean
Reilly John Joe
Rock Barney
Russell Mike Frank
Sheehy Mikey
Spillane Pat
Tompkins Larry
« Last Edit: April 09, 2017, 08:19:40 PM by Owen Brannigan »

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #78 on: April 09, 2017, 11:10:21 PM »
Removing those who very few or little on the board have seen playing and those pushed on by local fervour, should others be removed?


Blaney Greg
Brogan Bernard
Browne Declan
Canavan Peter
Cavanagh Sean
Connolly Diarmuid
Connor Matt
Cooper Colm
Dolan Dessie
Egan John
Fitzgerald Maurice
Flynn Bernard
Forde Mattie
Joyce Padraic
Keaveney Jimmy
Linden Mickey
Liston Eoin
McConville Oisin
McDonald Ciaran
McDonnell Steven
McGuigan Brian
McGuigan Frank
McHugh Martin
McManus Conor
Murphy Jimmy Barry
Murphy Michael
O'Neill Stephen
O'Rourke Colm
Sheehy Mikey
Spillane Pat
Tompkins Larry

Removed:
Allen Dinny
Boyle Tony
Brogan Alan
Bradley Eoin
Bradley Paddy
Claffey Vinny
Clarke Ronan
Coulter Benny
Crowley Johnny
Daly Val
Donnellan Michael
Dowd Tommy
Doyle Johnny
Gallagher Rory
Geraghty Graham
Giles Trevor
Heslin John
Higgins Mick
Hughes Nudie
Kearins Mickey
McKeever Jim
Fallon Ja
McCartan James
McManus Tony
Murphy Ollie
O'Brien Kevin
O'Dwyer Mick
O'Neill Sean
O'Sullivan Declan
Purcell Sean
Reilly John Joe
Rock Barney
Russell Mike Frank

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #79 on: April 10, 2017, 09:48:40 AM »
Jaysus, I love Oisin and Benny, but we're talking about the greatest forwards ever here. They're lapped by the runners in that list

I assume the game's greatest (Purcell) is being counted as a midfielder?

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #80 on: April 13, 2017, 10:32:15 AM »
I can't believe Larry Reilly hasn't got a mention yet ......

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #81 on: April 13, 2017, 11:53:31 AM »
You wouldn't put Superman in a list of the top 20 strongest human beings of all time.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #82 on: April 13, 2017, 12:20:12 PM »
Superman wasn't a human being.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #83 on: April 13, 2017, 12:22:27 PM »
Exactly.
If you were any use you'd be playing.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #84 on: April 13, 2017, 12:25:41 PM »
I'm not sure the analogy works to be honest.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #85 on: April 14, 2017, 02:41:10 AM »
You wouldn't put Superman in a list of the top 20 strongest human beings of all time.

Wait...Larry Reilly's fictional?

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #86 on: April 14, 2017, 10:56:16 AM »
I'm surprised Colin Corkery hasn't even had a mention on this thread. Maybe not the greatest forward but was unstoppable on his day and would be on a top 10 of any forwards I've seen playing live....even with carrying an extra stone or two.
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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #87 on: April 14, 2017, 11:11:52 AM »
I'm surprised Colin Corkery hasn't even had a mention on this thread. Maybe not the greatest forward but was unstoppable on his day and would be on a top 10 of any forwards I've seen playing live....even with carrying an extra stone or two.

Or unmarkable on his day because he was carrying a few extra stone.

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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #88 on: April 15, 2017, 10:53:01 AM »
Did anyone mention Kevin Heffernan who was included in the 1984 team of the century and the 1999 team of the millennium?

Apologies if someone mentioned him.
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Re: Top 20 Forwards of All Time?
« Reply #89 on: April 15, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »
Did anyone mention Kevin Heffernan who was included in the 1984 team of the century and the 1999 team of the millennium?

Apologies if someone mentioned him.

I think only those who members of the Board have seen playing should be included on a list being put forward by the Board.  So, some 'greats' may have to be omitted.