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Blues name leaders after Judd gives up the captaincy

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Judd stands down as Carlton captain

Dual Brownlow medallist Chris Judd says he wants to focus more on football with less of the responsibilities that come with a leadership role.

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Carlton has named a new five-man leadership group for the 2013 AFL season following Chris Judd's decision to step aside after five years as captain.

Led by veterans Andrew Carrazzo, Kade Simpson and Jarrad Waite, the group also features 2011 John Nicholls Medal winner Marc Murphy.

Defender Nick Duigan is part of Carlton's leadership group for 2013.

Defender Nick Duigan is part of Carlton's leadership group for 2013. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

After two seasons at the Blues, defender Nick Duigan has been voted in for the first time.

Carlton's general manager of football Andrew McKay said the entire playing list was given the opportunity to nominate for a leadership role. The playing group then voted on the nominees.

"We are really pleased with the group chosen, we've got a balanced spread of experience and each line group is represented," he said.

The leadership group has also been trimmed from nine players in 2012.

"It is not about numbers, but instead a mix of respected players that will drive Carlton's expectations on and off the field in 2013," McKay said.

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19 comments

  • A little bird told me, Judd to look for a way out of his contract and finish his career in Sydney. Yes you heard it here first.

    Commenter
    Insider
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    December 11, 2012, 8:35AM
    • And how are Sydney going to find room in their 'total player payments' to pay him?
      My take is that, Judd has worked hard at developing that team, and now he wants to see how well he has done, while still on the oval

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      Bluy Rodney
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      December 11, 2012, 9:40AM
    • A galah maybe. Or a seriously delusional swan.

      Commenter
      Honey Badger
      Location
      Deepest darkest Africa
      Date and time
      December 11, 2012, 9:49AM
    • Ancient proverb once said, man who listens to bird, ends up in straightjacket.

      Commenter
      Paccojenks
      Location
      Pacco
      Date and time
      December 11, 2012, 12:58PM
  • What sort of bird was it insider maybe a cuckoo?

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    big nick
    Location
    melbourne
    Date and time
    December 11, 2012, 8:53AM
    • big nick: it was obviously a dodo ;)

      Commenter
      CH
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      December 11, 2012, 10:12AM
  • I think it must have been a Goose - I understand birds only speak within their own family groups.

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    Panther
    Location
    Melbourne
    Date and time
    December 11, 2012, 9:37AM
    • I thought Sydney had a "No Dickheads" policy....

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      Simile
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      December 11, 2012, 10:03AM
      • They will all be told not to mention the phrase "top four" for the 2013 season. Maybe they should have the stated aim not to finish in the "bottom four". That way they only have to finish 14th to meet their goals.

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        Greg
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        December 11, 2012, 10:40AM
        • How about adding 'Who cares' as an option for the poll.

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          Changa
          Location
          Brisbane
          Date and time
          December 11, 2012, 10:52AM

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