Marc Murphy definitely wins the ambitious award this week, after stating that he wants to be the captain of Carlton’s next premiership.
Now it’s great for the captain of a club to show confidence in his team, but Murphy may have gone a bit too far with his latest statement.
Especially because the Carlton hierarchy have clearly stated that the club is beginning a rebuilding phase, and we all know that rebuilding can take a while.
Most AFL players that have a good career usually stay in the league until their early to mid 30’s, so at 27 years of age Murphy will probably have another six or seven years to achieve his dream.
Despite this Murphy said that he wants to be the next captain to hold the Premiership cup aloft for the Navy Blues.
“We’re realistic where we’re at, but I’m only 27 and I want to be captain of our next premiership,” Murphy said.
“That’s what we’re playing for, the playing group as a whole, that’s what you want to do – we want to win games of football and get ourselves in the best position to play finals footy.”
Rebuilding is a tough thing to accept for players, and Murphy says that his team are just focussed on one week at a time.
“From the players’ point of view and captain’s point of view, we’re not talking about rebuilding at the moment as a playing group,” said Murphy.
“We’re looking to win every week, and that’s all we can worry about.
“We’re not getting involved in those conversations, it’s not for us to do.
“We’re about sticking together, being united as a group, training hard and playing hard as well.”
While here at Fiasco Sports we admire Marc’s ambition, the fact that his team will be coming up against the rapidly rising Giants, and the already dominant Power and Hawks in the race for premierships in the coming years means he might be watching Carlton’s next premiership from retirement.
Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget