Player Watch #10: Ben Cunnington - 2019 Syd Barker Medallist

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marklovesbeer

Premiership Player
Apr 8, 2010
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If you really love football, then you love watching Ben Cunnington. It takes a slightly subtler eye, but if you’re a genuine fan of the sport, he’s a marvel.

People assume he’s a pure ‘grunt’ player based on his appearance, statistics and his complete lack of speed which is very apparent at first glance. He might be the slowest midfielder in the AFL

But look closer and you see the amazing vision in his handballing, his poise with ball in hand through traffic and the way he creates time in traffic shaping to handball, the fend offs, bulshit contested marks, nonchalant set shots, shrugging off tackles...

It’s a been a privilege to watch him for 200 games.
Most weeks I get at least 2 or 3 texts from non-North supporting mates going on about how good he is.
 

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Jasemon

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Dec 27, 2011
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Toughness, Vision, Talent, Fend Off, Inability to crack a smile and Get out of my way or I'll deconstruct you.
Just some of the qualities that make Ben a champion of the NMFC. Congratulates Ben on an incredible 200 games.

Oh yeah and that jumper punch a couple of years ago to Bernie Vince. God I loved that.
 

jlind78

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Feb 9, 2011
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Isn’t it 4th

What’s the difference between rating and ranking?

That chart breaks me brain
Rank/rating??? Same thing possibly?

Ranked 5th in the AFL (right hand column)
Ranked 4th in mid (left field column)

Maxy Gawn is ranked 2nd in AFL for 2019.

Cunners is Ranked 4th overall for last 4 rounds though.

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Coaches Awards are heating up....

AFL leaderboard

69 Tim Kelly (GEEL)
62 Patrick Cripps (CARL)
56 Ben Cunnington (NMFC)
49 Brodie Grundy (COLL)

48 Patrick Dangerfield (GEE
 

DuckYeah

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Jul 5, 2010
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Coaches Awards are heating up....

AFL leaderboard

69 Tim Kelly (GEEL)
62 Patrick Cripps (CARL)
56 Ben Cunnington (NMFC)
49 Brodie Grundy (COLL)

48 Patrick Dangerfield (GEE
Tim Kelly is that good! Kelly is the best in the comp hands down.. Cripps is good but has nothing on cunners in 2019!


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AdmiralBenson

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May 21, 2019
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I’m surprised he’s only 88 kegs. I reckon you could put an extra 2 kegs on each upper leg.
I guess the scales are probably scared of Cunners!
Cunners isn't as big as you might think.

It's how he uses the weight that's important (and much rarer). Last year i was surprised when up close (hate to say it but Martin can do it too)

I agree he might be over 90 now tho.
 

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