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Thompson eyes a finals prize


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Adelaide midfielder Scott Thompson says whether he satisfies his craving depends on his teammates.

The dual club champion, who will play his 250th AFL game this weekend, wants an AFL premiership.

“You get to my stage, I’m in my 14th year now, it’s something you crave,” Thompson said in the lead up to his 250th AFL game.

“It’s really what you play footy for. It’s a team sport, you want to enjoy the ultimate success with the group of guys that you do all the hard work with.”

Thompson said whether his dream was realised largely relied on his teammates.

“If we are going to have any success going forward as a team we need everyone contributing,” he said.

“If we have weight of numbers (contributing), I believe we can get the job done most weeks.”

The 31-year-old said his 250th game milestone, against Greater Western Sydney on Easter Sunday, wasn’t at the forefront of his mind.

“It has come up quite quick and it’s something I haven’t thought about too much, all the energy goes into GWS this weekend,” he said.

And the 2012 All Australian had given little thought to his future beyond his current contract, which expires at the end of next season.

“It’s a lot more time consuming now,” he said of an AFL career.

“There’s a lot more media scrutiny … every game is analysed over and over and over. Training and the meetings are completely different.

“There’s so much more you do outside of just footy training that is different from when I first started.

“You log into a computer each morning and tell them how you’re feeling … when I started you just rocked up and trained and had a few meetings here and there.

“It’s definitely still enjoyable … it’s a great environment to be around.”

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