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Malthouse questions Anzac Day blockbuster

20/04/2011 01:14:11 PM Comments (0)

Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse admits he's unsure whether the AFL Anzac Day blockbuster should remain exclusively for the Magpies and Essendon.

The match, at the MCG, has become an Anzac Day tradition since 1995 but there have been growing calls for other clubs to share the big occasion.

This will be Malthouse's last year as Magpies coach and he said on Wednesday that he questioned whether it was right for the two clubs to have the game to themselves.

But he stressed it would be an AFL decision on whether other clubs should have the chance to become involved in a game rated the biggest match of the year outside the finals.

Next Monday's match will attract a capacity crowd of around 90,000.

Collingwood are undefeated after four games, while Essendon have shown much better form so far this year under new coach James Hird.

Malthouse said his team would beat the Bombers if they played to their best, but the Magpies would be in trouble if they didn't bring top form to the Anzac Day clash.

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