MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 30: Jack Watts of the Demons looks to take the ball during the round six AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the St Kilda Saints at Etihad Stadium on April 30, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Demons are seemingly on the verge of playing finals for the first time since 2006, while the Saints are also on the up with some impressive talent likely to see them play finals either this year or next after a five year hiatus.

Both team have plenty of players who have been starved of September action throughout their entire careers.

Meanwhile the Gold Coast Suns players are also starting to accumulate plenty of games without playing in a final.

So which current players have played the most career games in the competition without ever playing in a final and which players do you think can break their duck and play in their first final in 2017?

Most AFL games without playing a final (current players):

Most VFL/AFL games without playing a final (past players):

  • 230 – Trevor Barker (STK)
  • 224 – Geoff Cunningham (STK)
  • 219 – Gary Hardeman (Melb)
  • 203 – Steven Smith (Melb)
  • 200 – Ted Pool (Haw)
  • 196 – Bert Mills (Haw)
  • 191 – Tony Sullivan (Melb)
  • 187 – Keith Forbes (Ess/NM/Fitz)
  • 184 – Jeff Hogg (Rich/Fitz)
  • 182 – Paul Callery (Melb/STK/SM)