CHAPMAN WINS BEST AND FAIREST
By Ben Jensen PAUL CHAPMAN took home the Carji Greeves medal in the early hours of this morning, after winning Geelong's best and fairest award at Crown Casino. Chapman, with 462 votes, won by the length of the straight from Jimmy Bartel (383) and Gary Ablett (371).
Last year's best and fairest Joel Corey finished equal seventh with 2003 winner Matthew Scarlett.TOP TEN
1. Paul Chapman 462
2. Jimmy Bartel 383
3. Gary Ablett 371
4. Cameron Ling 329
5. Corey Enright 291
6. Darren Milburn 287
7. Joel Corey & Matthew Scarlett - 267
9. Brad Ottens 256
10. Jarad Rooke 220
GFC hall of fame: Steven King, Darren Milburn, Matthew Scarlett
GFC life membership: Frank Costa, Matthew Scarlett, Bryan Carr, Stuart Field, Paul Costa
Best first year player: Brent Prismall
Best clubman: Tom Harley
Coachs award: Paul Chapman
Community champion: Cameron Mooney
VFL best & fairest: James Byrne
Runner up VFL best & fairest: Tom Lonergan
Third VFL best & fairest: Tim Callan
MEANWHILE Collingwood's Alan Didak, fresh from becoming the latest Melbourne resident to object to the poor quality taxi service, has won Collingwood's Copeland Trophy, being proclaimed their best and fairest player for the season.
Earlier today, Didak disputed a $25 dollar fare to travel approximately 3km from Hawthorn's Glenferrie Road to his home in Kew. Didak was thrown in the local cooler for a few minutes before being released.
PAUL CHAPMAN IN 2005