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McKay wins Carlton best and fairest

11/09/2003 10:35:40 PM Comments (0)

Carlton veteran Andrew McKay has won the Blues' 2003 best and fairest award - his first AFL club champion award.

The dependable half-back earned 177 votes to finish ahead of onballer Anthony Koutoufides (135) and full-forward Brendan Fevola (129), who was the Blues' leading goalkicker with 63.

McKay, who is still considering his playing future, played every game in his 11th season and was appointed acting captain in the absence of injured skipper Brett Ratten.

Although a four-time All-Australian, McKay's best performances in the Blues' best and fairest was runner-up last year and third in 1997.

McKay was also named best clubman, while forward Jarrad Waite was named Carlton's best first year player.

Midfielder Jonathan McCormick was awarded the Past Players' Encouragement Award.

Meanwhile, Western Bulldogs forward Nathan Brown said he was still in talks with the club about a new contract.

The two-time All-Australian, who topped the club's goalkicking this season with 56, is out of contract and said his manager had spoken to several rival clubs.

Brown said he was still discussing his future at the Bulldogs, who finished last this season.

"I sat down with Rohder (Bulldogs coach Peter Rohde) today and had a coffee and a chat about it so hopefully we can get a bit closer over the next couple of weeks," he told Channel Nine's The Footy Show.

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