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Buckley criticises Fevola again

By Roger Vaughan 13/07/2008 04:27:49 PM Comments (0)

AFL commentator Nathan Buckley has continued his stinging criticism of Brendan Fevola, accusing the Carlton full-forward of playing too much for himself.

Unimpressed with Fevola's defence of his actions immediately after the loss to St Kilda at the MCG on Friday night, Buckley emphasised his point of view on the Seven Network.

Buckley, a Brownlow Medallist and former Collingwood captain, was commentating on Friday night's game when he made clear his disapproval about Fevola's apparent mood after the final siren.

Fevola spent some time happily mixing with Saints on the field and said on Saturday he was "pretty disappointed" that Buckley had criticised his conduct.

But Buckley did not hold back again on Seven's AFL Game Day program.

"It's not a competitive thing to do and I was disappointed with what I saw from `Fev' on the night," Buckley said.

"What we saw on camera was only a snapshot of what I was viewing - he actually went over and basically hugged every St Kilda player.

"I don't know how good a mate he is with Robert Harvey, but he hugged him.

"For me, his good is too good and his bad is too bad and he's playing for Brendan Fevola too much."

It has been an eventful weekend for Fevola, who had a poor game on Friday night.

He rang Melbourne radio station Triple M on Saturday to defend himself against Buckley's comments and also to scotch rampant speculation that he might leave Carlton.

Fevola is in the middle of contract negotiations and Carlton coach Brett Ratten has made clear the club is only prepared to offer players so much money.

"I'm sure Brett Ratten wouldn't be happy with the body language he saw from his spearhead," Buckley said.

"But I suppose you know what you get from Brendan Fevola and Carlton would know that more than any - his best is very good and his worst is pretty bad.

"You've got to work that out when you're talking about contracts and when you're talking about dollar signs."

Buckley said Fevola should have quickly shaken hands with the Saints players and rung them later, especially given that Carlton had just lost the game.

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