SKIPPER KING TO TAKE
By Ben Jensen. CAPTAIN STEVEN KING has been named in Geelong's side to take on Carlton at the Telstra Dome today in the AFL's 'nab Cup'. Skipper of the Geelong Football Club for the past three seasons, King has been inflicted with the 'Captain's curse' that dates back to the early 1980s. Should King not take his place in the side, Mark Blake is expected to share the ruck duties with Cameron Mooney.
Missing are new Vice Captain Tom Harley, ruckman Brad Ottens, forward Steve Johnson, veteran Peter Riccardi, comeback kid David Wojcinski, and forwards Henry Playfair and Andrew Mackie.
Geelong squad: Steven King, Jimmy Bartel, Josh Hunt, James Kelly, Kane Tenace, Joel Corey, Tom Lonergan, Paul Koulouriotis, Charlie Gardiner, Shannon Brynes, Kent Kingsley, Matthew Egan, Cameron Mooney, Nathan Ablett, Mark Blake, Matthew Spencer, David Johnson, Gary Ablett, Matthew Scarlett, Brent Prismall, Jarad Rooke, Paul Chapman, Will Slade, Darren Milburn, Tim Sheringham, Nick Batchelor, Corey Enright, Cameron Ling
Carlton squad: Adam Bentick, Eddie Betts, Luke Blackwell, Andrew Carrazo, Justin Davies, Adrian Deluca, Brendan Fevola, Brad Fisher, Barnaby French, Adam Hartlett, Ryan Houlihan, Anthony Koutoufides, Matthew Lappin, Cory McGrath, Dylan McLaren, Marc Murphy, Setanta O'hAilpin, Ian Prendergast, Heath Scotland, Kade Simpson, Trent Sporn, Nick Stevens, David Teague, Bret Thornton, Jarrad Waite, Andrew Walker, Lance Whitnall, Simon Wiggins