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Post by bayman on Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:42 pm

Who is the best player to have played for Port Adelaide ? ( Port in any form over their complete history 150 year history)
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Post by bayman on Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:43 pm

My answer will be posted on Sunday evening, my choice played pre afl days
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Post by C.K on Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:46 pm

Don't reckon there is too much argument over this one. No player will ever win 4 Magarey Medals again (although a school of thought that James Allan should have) and maintained such a high standard to the end of his playing days. Russell Ebert for mine.
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Post by Lee on Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:21 pm

With all due respect, we can only be relieved that James Allan didn't equal Russell Ebert.
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Post by blueandwhite on Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:56 pm

Ebert - pretty obvious I think ;
but I'm told Bob Quinn was an exceptional player. Won a Magarey before the war ,missed 3-4 years because of the war where he was severely wounded, and won a Military Medal-then won another Magarey after the war.
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Post by bayman on Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:56 pm

I would have said Russell Ebert like most others & is definitely the best Port player I’ve seen, however I only recently found out that there is a player with better credentials than Russell Ebert has & his name is

Hayden Bunton Snr

3 Brownlow & 3 Sandover medals among many other accolades would have him as the best player ever to represent Port Adelaide

He played in 1945 for one season after the war & retired after the 1945 grand final won by West Torrens who defeated Port
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:51 am

6 medals is pretty hard to beat.

I too have heard from old time Port people just how highly regarded Bob Quinn is. Maybe won't pip Ebert but they say he was pretty special. And nearly lost a leg in the war and came back and played to the same level.
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Post by Scrappy on Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:11 pm

Excellent choice by Bayman
After researching BH Snr Im inclined to think that he is the best player to don a PA jumper
But I cant be entirely sure in comparing players from different eras
If HB Snr is a better player than Russell Ebert, he would have been one hec of a player
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:33 am

If we leave HB Snr and Ebert and their combined 10 medals out of it.
Who would be Port's next 3 best players of all time?

I think Quinn would certainly be one of them.
Motley would be up there in contention.
People might err toward Fos Williams, but I think his legacy is mostly from a coaching aspect.
Plus a big pack of possibles - Cahill, Phillips, Obst, Evans amongst them.

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