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Friday October 27, 2006 AFL :: Shane Potter


Cats cut, Dee retires, Mundy out


Footy '06 @ Sports Australia Geelong has delisted Paul Koulouriotis, Matthew McCarthy and four-time club leading goal kicker, Kent Kingsley.

Kingsley crossed to the Cats after 12 games at North Melbourne, he kicked 227 goals in his time at Kardinia Park. Kingsley after a poor 2006 season in which he saw nine games and kicked just the 10 goals was all but expecting the cut, in fact it is believed he told the club a month ago he had quit and was searching for a new home. The 28 year old will not be popular however after his poor season in 2006.

McCarthy managed 22 games in his four years at the Cats, however he played just the four games in 2006. Koulouriotis who was recruited from Port Adelaide played three games with the Power and then 18 with the Cats, just the one in season 2006 though.

Acting general manager of football operations Steve Hocking thanked the players for their contribution.

"These players have all made valuable contributions to the Geelong Football Club and we sincerely thank them for their services," Hocking said.

Rookies Will Slade, Tim Sheringham and Nick Batchelor were all shown the door with none of there contracts being renewed.

Tom Lonergan, who lost a kidney after coping a heavy knock in round 21, will not have his future at the club discussed until next month.

In other AFL news veteran Melbourne defender, Alistair Nicholson today announced his retirement from AFL after 10 years at the Dees.

The 28-year-old battled injuries throughout 2006 and ended with a career total of 110 games, his services to the football club qualify him for life membership.

"Both mentally and physically I have given my all for the Melbourne Football Club and whilst still keen to contribute, I have decided, after much deliberation, that my AFL playing career has come to an end," Nicholson said.

Demons football manager Chris Fagan said Nicholson had been a "true team player".

"We wish Alistair all the very best and congratulate him on his life membership, he is very deserving of this honour," Fagan said.

In the International Rules meantime and Fremantle Dockers defender, David Mundy has been ruled out of Australia’s team to take on Ireland in the first International Rules test in Galway on Saturday night.

Assistant Coach Danny Frawley all but ruled out Mundy saying, "He'd probably be 20 per cent chance of playing, so it's extremely doubtful.”

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