With so many young forwards scoring goals, you would be tempted to think that the Top 100 AFL goal kickers of all time could expect a number of new members over the next few years, but the stats tell a different story!
From the very simple proposition that 400 goals will be the ‘bar’ set for future Top 100 AFL goal kickers (It currently sits at 389 goals with Alec Albiston (Hawthorn) and Phillip Matera (West Coast Eagles) equal 99th on this number.)
To reach this total – again a very simple proposition – a player would have to play 200 games and average 2 goals per game, and whilst the 200 games is a strong possibility (549 players have already done so), the two goal per game average has not been achieved yet by most of the current young goal kicking guns!
Those who appear certain to finish above the dual targets of 200 games and two goals per game (excluding current Top 100 members) are:
‘Tex’ Walker (Adelaide),Jeremy Cameron (Greater Western Sydney), Jack Gunston (Hawthorn) and Jesse Hogan (Melbourne). The rest however, will need to increase their productivity rates past the two goals per game average.