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Carey thinks Ablett will go

By Roger Vaughan 15/06/2010 07:27:34 PM Comments (0)

Wayne Carey has weighed into the Gary Ablett speculation, saying he is 70 per cent sure the AFL star will join Gold Coast.

Ablett predictably cut short a media conference on Tuesday when asked about his playing future.

The Brownlow Medallist has put his contract discussions with Geelong on hold until the end of the season as he weighs up a massive offer from the Gold Coast expansion team.

Carey told the backpagelead website on Tuesday he had changed his mind about whether Ablett would stay with the Cats.

The two-time North Melbourne premiership captain said he is now leaning towards Ablett deciding to change clubs.

"My mail is he's going - he's made his mind up," Carey said.

"I spoke to a couple of people only a few days ago and that's what they're telling me.

"I'm 70 per cent confident that Gary's made his mind up to head to the Coast."

Carey also noted that his information might not be totally reliable, given Ablett's team-mates continue to say they do not know what his decision will be.

"I find that hard to believe that his best mates at the club don't know, because I think they would have some idea," Carey said.

"Okay, they may not want to say it publicly, and that's fair enough - and that's why this innuendo that I'm hearing may be totally off the mark.

"If his best mates don't know, then certainly the people who told me wouldn't know.

"But that's my mail, that he's made his mind up and he's going to the Gold Coast."

Meanwhile, the man himself said he hoped the Cats had developed a mental advantage over other teams as they continue to dominate the league.

Geelong will play second-placed St Kilda after their mid-season break this weekend.

"We try and get out on the field and play good, hard football - I think that sometimes can be a bit intimidating for teams," he said.

"I know when I first started playing Brisbane were a bit like that, big strong bodies and you always were a bit intimidated by them.

"So hopefully we've got that playing other teams and it gives us that little bit of an advantage."

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