RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Jimmy Bartel joins 3AW Football

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Jimmy Bartel has been one of the most versatile and highly-decorated players in the history of the Geelong Cats.

Jimmy Bartel has been one of the most versatile and highly-decorated players in the history of the Geelong Cats. Photo: AFL Media/Getty Images

RUMOUR CONFIRMED: Jimmy Bartel is joining 3AW Football in 2017.

Fresh from retirement after 305 games, three premierships, one Brownlow medal and one Norm Smith medal, Jimmy Bartel has decided to call 3AW his new home for the next two years.

One of the game's most respected figures, Bartel will be involved right across 3AW Football's coverage, starting on Thursday nights through to Saturdays.

Bartel confirmed the news on 3AW Breakfast with Ross and John this morning.

Click PLAY to hear his chat with the boys:

The signing was first mooted on-air by a Rumour File contributor who sounded suspiciously like Cameron Ling.

Click play to hear Lingy surprise Ross and John:

And in a further addition to 3AW Football, former Hawthorn player Daniel Harford will also join team.

Harford will fill an analyst role, further boosting the game's most credentialed, incisive and entertaining commentary team.

3AW FOOTBALL SPECIAL COMMENTS
- Matthew Lloyd
- Leigh Matthews
- Matthew Richardson
- Cameron Ling
- Tony Shaw
- Doc Larkins
- Nathan Brown
- Jimmy Bartel​
- Daniel Harford

3AW FOOTBALL NEWSBREAKERS
- Caroline Wilson
- Mick Warner

3AW FOOTBALL COMMENTATORS
- Tim Lane
- Tony Leonard
- Dwayne Russell
- Bruce Eva
- Michael Christian
- Shane McInnes
- Tiffany Cherry

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