Cats cut, Dee retires, Mundy out
Geelong has delisted Paul Koulouriotis, Matthew McCarthy and four-time club leading goal kicker,
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
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,"
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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