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.
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.