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Blues, Cats focused on AFL midfield battle

Despite the AFL’s most prolific forwards lining up at opposite ends, Carlton coach Michael Voss is adamant his side’s blockbuster clash with Geelong will be decided in the middle.

Many eyes have naturally been drawn to the goal-kicking showdown pitting Blues duo Harry McKay and Charlie Curnow against Cats pair Tom Hawkins and Jeremy Cameron.

But supply to those tall targets will be crucial and it is with that in mind that Voss has put greater emphasis on the midfield stoush.

His star ball-winners Patrick Cripps, George Hewett and Sam Walsh take on Cam Guthrie, Joel Selwood, Patrick Dangerfield and co in a battle between two of the competition’s strongest contested-ball sides.

The highly charged confrontation comes after Geelong put Melbourne’s premiership on-ballers to the sword last week, vaulting into top spot on the ladder in the process.

“You look at a body of work over a period of…


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