Former Carlton and Collingwood star Dale Thomas has lashed again at Port Adelaide Corridor of Famer Kane Cornes, who labelled him “lazy” and mentioned he solely labored “part-time”.
Thomas was amongst a bunch of media figures who ripped Cornes over his comment on SEN radio that Richmond midfielder Tim Taranto didn’t “affect video games” and would not be “within the high 150 gamers within the recreation proper now”.
Cornes fired again on 9’s Footy Labeled on Monday.
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“I am sick of some lazy members of the AFL media, I am sick of AFL figures having opinions off the again of different AFL figures,” Cornes mentioned.
“For the likes of Daisy Thomas and (former Collingwood coach) Tony Shaw, who work part-time and so they do not should do plenty of on-air time, for his or her large opinions this week to be one thing I mentioned 12 months in the past on SEN SA is embarrassing.
“Rise up early, watch the video games, work arduous and cease having opinions off different individuals’s opinions.
“If I employed these individuals, I would need my a reimbursement.”
Thomas hit again at Cornes on Triple M radio on Wednesday.
“I questioned his feedback, and it might have been 12 months in the past, however they’re nonetheless factually, statistically, fully incorrect,” Thomas mentioned.
“We acquired requested about them by (journalist Jay Clark) on Sunday, acquired requested about them on Monday, so I do not assume he must flatter himself with the truth that I am simply purely sifting via his crap and what he is saying to have a sizzling take.
“It wasn’t a sizzling take; it was purely only a dialogue in and round saying that Tim Taranto is not within the high 150 gamers is totally, factually and statistically incorrect.
“For (Cornes) to come back out and say, ‘I am sick of those media sorts having opinions on different media sorts’ opinions’ — what goes via his mind for the time being?
“That’s the complete business, that is an area that he lives in in all probability extra so than any of us.”
Thomas additionally accused Cornes of not being prepared to confess he was within the improper.
“The problem I’ve with Kane — and it wasn’t all the time as a result of I feel there was a time when he’d make a giant assertion and if he was improper he’d fortunately put his hand up and fall in behind and say, ‘Now and again I get it improper and I am glad to proceed with it’,” Thomas mentioned.
“In the mean time, his lack of wish to put his hand up and admit that he is acquired issues improper — that is clearly a type of conditions.
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“He fell in behind the (Collingwood teen) Jack Ginnivan pile-on, he began the one with (former No.1 draft choose) Jason Horne-Francis and would not put his hand up and say he was any a part of that.
“The one factor this does to Kane Cornes is begin to harm what individuals consider his credibility and his statements.”
Thomas additionally took exception to Cornes branding him a “part-time” member of the media.
“That is factually incorrect,” Thomas mentioned.
“‘I do not watch sufficient soccer’ — effectively he clearly has no concept how I put together for my weekends of soccer as a result of I watch a lot extra soccer than he’d ever solid an eye fixed on.”
Taranto moved from Larger Western Sydney to Richmond within the 2022 commerce interval on a seven-year deal, making the swap from the Giants with Jacob Hopper.
Taranto was good in Richmond’s conflict with West Coast on Saturday, raking in 30 possessions (20 contested) and two objectives.
The 25-year-old’s efficiency within the Tigers’ 46-point win earned him seven AFL Coaches Affiliation’s champion participant votes.
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