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- Bee on Boomer beats his bump ban This decision by the tribunal is nothing but a joke, here is a senior player no matter what team he plays for, in his first ... more
- alan on Lloydy names his All-Australian team Have a closer look at Eric McKenzies numbers past two years Lloydy more
- Ross on Lloydy names his All-Australian team IN: McKenzie, Priddis, Martin and JacobsOUT: Tahlia, Pendlebury, Gibbs and Sandilands more
- Scott on Lloydy names his All-Australian team No Mackenzie, No Martin, No idea more
- Gazza on Boomer slapped with one week ban The reason I don't watch afl touch footy any more more
- Jill on Boomer slapped with one week ban Why isn't football looked at as a team effort anymore? It's all about one or two players to whether a side can pull of a ... more
- Graham on Boomer slapped with one week ban Completely & utterly irresponsible action by Harvey. He has let himself, his team mates and the Supporters down. His absence ... more
- Jimbob on Boomer slapped with one week ban Boomer's antics have nealy cost the roos twice this finals series. Was clearly needed against the bombers and his hit on ... more
- Gloria on Malthouse happy to talk footy, not ... Malthouse doesn't do any favours for his own club and fans by being so confrontational with the press. It makes him look ... more
- Daleo on 'We haven't got free agency right' Why did Demetriou and clan go to USA within the past couple of years if they weren't prepared to explore all aspects of how ... more
- Colin Lacivita on Umpire got it wrong Boss Hayden Kennedy said we got it wrong so next time if you cannot see and are not sure JUST BALL IT UP. EASY more
- Helen on Umpire got it wrong So you got it wrong - gee thanks for letting us know. What a pointless thing to do. I have had a gutful of Carlton being on ... more
- Jacqueline on Hard decisions to be made at Carlton Cachia's work ethic and discipline will see him rehab from his shoulder reconstruction back to his fit form in time for ... more
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- joanne on Boomer Harvey at centre of internal ... Good for you Boomer, I heard the interview on 3AW with the mate you went halvies with, and he said YOU wanted to donate it ... more
- Lukew on Hard decisions to be made at Carlton So long as Carlton makes its decisions based on what is good for the club and not out of fear of media pressure or bad ... more
- Sinbad on Boomer Harvey at centre of internal ... Selfish on the field, selfish off it too ! more
- Jeanette Jantzen on Boomer Harvey at centre of internal ... My question is ' Why would you go half's in buying a ticket in the first place and there's probably not even a car for the ... more
- Chez on Evans rejects calls for assault charges I was at this game, although this altercation came from an earlier incident, I still think that Reece Conca from Richmond, ... more
- Gloss on Hird gagged and no match-day role Agree Ian, Hird is the only one who has gained anything out of this experiment with the players (full pay and trip overseas) ... more
Gerard Healy defends Nic Naitanui All-Australian inclusion
All-Australian selector and Sports Today host Gerard Healy has defended Nic Naitanui’s ruck selection last night, after journalist Mark Robinson criticised his inclusion above team mate Dean Cox.
Despite only playing in the ruck for 50 per cent of the time, Gerard Healy said all the figures pointed to Naitanui being the best ruckman in the league.
"When he's in the ruck, he's the most dominant ruckman in the game,” Gerard Healy said.
”Natinuni ticks all four boxes as a ruckman. He wins contested ball, he applies pressure when he can't get it. He is also the best at the ruck art despite his continuing apprenticeship.”
Gerard said Natinuni clears the ball 15 per cent more often and kicks ‘significantly more’ goals while in the ruck than Cox. He said despite only spending 50 per cent of his time as a ruckman, he had the highest number of Champion Data rankings points of all nominated ruckmen.
LISTEN: Gerard Healy defends Nic Naitinui's selection:
ALL AUSTRALIAN: A record 15 players have been named in the All-Australian team for the first time . Star Hawthorn forward Lance Franklin has been named for the fourth time despite missing six games with injury.
Why argue over a team that will never represent Australia on the field. Playing for your club is the highest accolade achieved in the AFL. It would be interesting if the over payed, I canâ??t play more than one game in seven days players where to be chosen either as a state representative or two teams of the best players for that year. Then you could discus something actual.Peter Lynch Wednesday 19 September, 2012 - 5:04 AM