[First filed: Sep 7, 2010 @ 8:24]
The SMH has Raider’s skipper Alan Tongue’s view on former enfant terrible Todd Carney and the very real possibility that he will win the Dally M Medal tonight as the best player of the year in the NRL.
In his lengthy stay in Canberra the Goulburn native was famous for speeding, drink driving, going on the run from the law, property damage, getting into stinks, on one famous occasion weeing on a man’s head in All Bar Nun, and finally being formally exiled from Goulburn. He was even immortalised in song (above) by our own Thumper.
But it seems a stint playing bush leagues in far north Queensland and the culture of Sydney’s eastern suburbs has turned Todd around.
Like Tonguey we wish him all the best, except when playing Canberra.
UPDATE: World+Dog is reporting that Todd has indeed been named the NRL’s best and fairest.