CATS SCOOP THE POOL WITH AFL ALL AUSTRALIAN NOMINATIONS
By Ben Jensen GEELONG has scooped the pool with an amazing nine out of fourty All Australian squad nominations. Next best represented were Hawthorn and Port Adelaide with four apiece. Led by midfield 'fab four', Geelong's nominations are:
UPDATE: 17 SEPTEMBER 2007 AFL ALL AUSTRALIAN TEAM ANNOUNCED
While the likes of Scarlett, Ablett and Bartel were assured, it is a fantastic effort for the likes of Egan, Milburn, Johnson and Mooney to be recognised for their efforts in the season so far. Joel Corey and Cameron Ling have had as much an impact in the midfield as Ablett and Bartel. Ruckman and pinch hitting forward Brad Ottens was not nominated, the selectors preferring Hamish McIntosh, Dean Cox and Brendan Lade.
Ottens faces Kangaroo McIntosh this weekend while Premiership duo Cox and Lade are keys to their sides, West Coast and Port Adelaide, chase for a second premiership cup.
Under a new format introduced this year, the All Australian
selectors were asked to nominate the leading players in each section
The All Australian selection panel is AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou (chairman), AFL Football Operations GM Adrian Anderson, Rod Austin, Kevin Bartlett, Mark Bickley, Gerard Healy, Chris Mainwaring and Robert Walls.
EGAN TO HAVE SURGERY, SLIGHT CHANCE TO RETURN FOR GRAND FINAL
ALL AUSTRALIAN nominated defender Matthew Egan remains a slim chance to return this season, should surgery to insert screws into his broken foot succeed. Egan broke his foot after landing awkwardly in Saturday night's win over Brisbane, and will miss at least the next three weeks' worth of football after playing every game the past two seasons.
AFL FINALS SERIES 2007
1ST QUALIFYING FINAL
GEELONG V KANGAROOS
SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER, 14:45PM
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