10th December 2023

AFL nice Kane Cornes has voiced his frustration at Ben King’s one-disposal effort throughout Gold Coast’s 33-point loss to Port Adelaide on Saturday.

After failing to make an influence on the match, King was subbed out through the third quarter by embattled Suns coach Stuart Dew.

The daring transfer comes after a tough week for the membership the place main AFL journalist Caroline Wilson claimed Dew’s days have been “numbered”.

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“You’d have needed a response from the gamers who instructed us they have been offended with the scrutiny of Stuart Dew this week and the report from Caroline Wilson on Monday that he was below stress,” Cornes instructed 9’s AFL Sunday Footy Present.

Ben King was subbed out of the Suns’ spherical 17 loss to the Energy. (9)

“So, to not get a response from certainly one of your leaders on the footy membership, Ben, is disappointing contemplating (opposition participant Trent) McKenzie was additionally off so there was (an) alternative there.”

Talking post-match, Dew defined why he dragged his star ahead, who a lot of Victorian golf equipment try to pry out of the Gold Coast.

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“He really acquired his fingers on just a few early and he was annoyed, he is been presenting very well. I do not assume he is had many nights like this that have not been his night time,” he mentioned.

“It was a easy message to him that mentioned, ‘Look we’re going to go just a little bit smaller’. Levi (Casboult) was wanting harmful and Jack (Lukosius) was working up and down the bottom so it was purely tactical.”

Main concern for McKenzie

Each Cornes and ex-Bulldogs and Tigers star Nathan Brown endorsed Dew’s choice, claiming it will ship an announcement to the competitors.

“That is good from the coach … It is not one thing we have seen earlier than,” Brown mentioned.

“I do not thoughts it,” Cornes added.

“[But] it reveals a stage of frustration. It is disappointing from the gamers, that on the again of the week that that they had, they weren’t in a position to get up, and (King) was certainly one of a pair (of gamers).

“To concede 9 targets within the third quarter simply says that the membership is below severe stress.”

It was additionally a horror night time for King’s twin brother, St Kilda ahead Max, who will miss the rest of the season after struggling a shoulder harm that may require surgical procedure.

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