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Players want Fevola a Blue for life

By Robert Grant 16/06/2008 02:21:31 PM Comments (0)

Brendan Fevola's teammates want the dynamic Carlton spearhead to play out his AFL career with the Blues.

Fevola, who booted eight goals in Carlton's victory over Collingwood on Sunday, is set to begin talks on Monday aimed at securing a multi-year deal with the club.

And midfielder Andrew Carrazzo, last year's best and fairest winner, said the players wanted Fevola to remain a lifelong Blue.

"We'd love to see him at the club for as long as we can from a players' point of view but obviously that's up to the club and Swanny (CEO Greg Swann) and the people who decide those sort of things," Carrazzo said.

"It's up to the club to decide the specifics of whether it's three years or four years, but he's fantastic around the club and he's really lifted his game to another level."

Carrazzo was taken by Fevola's match-winning performance on the eve of new contract talks.

"He didn't miss out on any of the timing, Fev, but his form's been pretty good apart from yesterday, so it's a bit of a coincidence," he said.

"It seemed like every time the ball was kicked to him one-one-one he either got a free kick or took the mark or he did something pretty special.

"He's in red-hot form at the moment so we're glad he's on our team, that's for sure."

Carlton has clashes with Essendon, Richmond and St Kilda over the next three rounds, all winnable, but Carrazzo was quick to point to recent results.

"We probably don't feel like we're favourites in our own backyard," he said. "Those three teams beat us all last time.

"Richmond played some great footy in round one and Essendon were too good for us last year and the same with St Kilda.

"But our motivation for the next three weeks is to avenge those losses."

Carlton clawed their way into the top eight with Sunday's win, supplanting North Melbourne, but Carrazzo said the team faced a major task to hang onto the spot.

"I think it's going to be a big challenge for us to stay in the eight.

"Now that we've got some expectations on us that's going to be the big challenge for us.

"But the only thing that matters is that we're there in round 22 and if we are that will be great but at the moment it doesn't really mean too much," he said.

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