Scotland named Carlton's best

Sportal October 3, 2012, 9:17 am
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Veteran midfielder Heath Scotland has won his first club best and fairest, picking up Carlton's John Nicholls Medal on Tuesday night.

Scotland claimed the award with 362 votes, overtaking livewire Eddie Betts (353 votes) in the final match of the season.

Skipper Chris Judd (334) finished third despite missing five games, followed by Brock McLean (321), who was absent for eight of the opening nine rounds.

Marc Murphy, who missed six matches with a shoulder injury, was fifth with 299 votes.

Scotland polled 17 votes in the Round 23 match against St Kilda, pipping Betts, who was awarded just three.

Under the voting system, five members of the Carlton match committee independently submit their votes after each round.

Scotland, who will play under former coach Mick Malthouse next season, has played 191 games for the Blues since joining from Collingwood at the end of 2003.

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  1. underarm_bowler07:08pm Thursday 04th October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Yes rooster got three replies, it was Steven with his usual cut and paste. Just another pom who was denied a visa into Australia and is bereft of any imagination or brain power

  2. Imacarltonidiot05:32pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    does heath scotland play for Carlton?

  3. underarm_bowler05:21pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    hey do you all see the add for the carlton Guernsey to the right. Surely they made a mistake as it says "mens". What moron would pay $69.99 for ladies clothing

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  4. underarm_bowler05:17pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    gladly take two losses to the bluegirls for 2013 to see them lose again to the suns so I cant stand up from laughing so hard and then see them make up the the bottom eight ......again and again and again lol

  5. Imacarltonidiot05:12pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    can someone help me. Im trying to work out if Carlton won the flag last week. Im too dumb to work it out myself. People keep telling me we have to make the eight to win the flag but I just cant believe that story

  6. underarm_bowler05:02pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    right no one will remember collingwood making the finals in 2012 but WE ALL will remember how Carlton didnt and that they were only making up the numbers in the bottom eight and what they did to their coach and that the useless brain dead morons at #$%$ park still are trying to buy premierships as opposed to earning them. Good job bluegirls beating the suns to make the finals lol

  7. 03:02pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Melbourne does not need an east-west link, nor a rail tunnel. Drop it. And drop daylight shuffling, too.

  8. Imacarltonidiot01:59pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    did we win the premiership?

  9. underarm_bowler01:57pm Wednesday 03rd October 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    being named best and fairest at Carlton is certainly no accolade to be proud of or has boasting rights. This coming from a side that lacked conviction, could not even show any pride for its disposed of coach in winning the last game, lost to the suns and port Adelaide and at the end of the day was only making up the the bottom eight

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