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No century better for Blues, Fevola says

By Sam Lienert and Leonard Siragusa 12/09/2008 04:53:21 PM Comments (0)

After getting agonisingly close to the 100-goal mark this AFL season, Carlton full-forward Brendan Fevola says the Blues will be better off if he never gets near it again.

Fevola memorably reached 99 majors against Hawthorn in the final round, the same match in which Hawks superstar Lance Franklin became the first player in a decade to notch the ton in the home and away season.

But, rather than searching for the one goal more needed to reach triple figures in 2009, Fevola said the Blues' cause would be much better served by other forwards stepping up to share the load.

Apart from Fevola, no one at Carlton kicked more than 25 goals for the season, with Eddie Betts and Brad Fisher both on that tally.

No one else reached the 20-goal mark and Fevola said Carlton would not become the powerhouse they wanted to unless that changed.

"For us to be a better team, I don't think I need to be kicking 100 goals," Fevola said at the club's best and fairest count, where he finished third behind Chris Judd and Marc Murphy.

"Hopefully I kick maybe a 60 or a 70 and you get two or three other blokes kicking over 30 or 40 and getting six or seven players kicking over 20 goals.

"For me to be aiming for 100 goals would probably be a bit selfish and I hope I don't ever get there, just from the fact that for us to be better, I don't need to be kicking 100 goals.

"I'm happy with the season I had and to get 99 goals is great, but the main objective for us as a group is to play finals and hopefully we can do that next year."

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