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Fevola tips Buddy to be first to AFL ton

22/08/2008 12:44:22 AM Comments (0)

Carlton full-forward Brendan Fevola is tipping his Hawthorn rival Lance Franklin to be the first player to kick 100 goals this AFL season.

Franklin (94) and Fevola (90) are both closing in on their centuries with two games left in the home and away season, but the Blues spearhead expects the Hawk superstar to reach his ton against West Coast on Sunday.

Fevola, whose side plays the Brisbane Lions at the Gabba on Saturday night, is also keen for supporters to run on to the ground should he reach three figures.

"He'll get to the ton this week and good on him," Fevola told the Nine Network.

"Hopefully people do run out because I watched (Essendon's) Matthew Lloyd (in 2000-01) and (St Kilda's) Fraser Gehrig (in 2004) and when I was younger (Tony) Lockett and those sort of blokes have the fans run out.

"My old man's pretty keen to get out there, so I hopefully I can get there."

The AFL is keen to stop the tradition of fans running on the ground if and when the players reach their centuries, in the interest of player safety.

Fevola took a light-hearted dig at Franklin's at-times stray kicking when asked if he kept track of the pair's head-to-head tussle.

"You look in the paper the next day and he gets 10 shots a week anyway, so he's bound to kick 2.8 or something like that," he said.

"That was a joke."

Fevola and Franklin could reach their centuries in the same game, as Hawthorn and Carlton play in round 22.

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