Happens to him almost every week...Absolute animal.
I think the ump was so surprised the single time he got tackled that he swallowed his whistle to pay HTB.
That was the most outrageous interpretation of 'prior opportunity' that I have ever seen.
I have not been a Turner fan by any stretch but he deserves credit in that play. His direct opponent, Mayne, got sucked into the contest instead of being accountable to his man. Turner just positioned himself in a perfect bit of space.For mine watching this game, he is IMO the best player in the game right now
The ball goes exactly where he wants it every time he disposes of it. He makes his teammates better, his disposal actually draws his teammates into better position ie the Turner one on the half forward flank last night
He is the best handballer in the competition bar none. It is art when he gets rid of it
Seriously. Dangerfield is good but not going as well as Ben is. Cripps is a star and for mine probably the only one I'd have on the same level of consistent output that Ben has had over the last six weeks
He's a ******* wizard
I wonder who wrote that because the profile thing is something I haven't gotten over in 15 years.From The Age Four Points article about the weekends games:
CUNNINGTON'S A CLASS ACT
If there was anyone emblematic of the gulf in the two sides on Saturday it was Ben Cunnington. If they could give all Brownlow votes to one player for Saturday night then Cunnington deserved six.
Buckley lamented his side’s insipid physical game, which was accurate and fair comment because when you set it against Cunnington in particular it looked like players playing two different games.
Cunnington could not be tackled and his handballs put his teammates into space.
No arguments: Ben Cunnington's display against the Pies reconfirmed his elite status.CREDIT:AAP
Cunnington suffers for profile because his club suffers for profile, but he is rarely beaten and is as brutal around the ball as any player in the competition.
A curious fact about Cunnington, as picked up by Julian De Stoop in commentary, is that he’s a right-foot kick but only handballs left-handed.