Man in the corner: Call goes out for another Warracknabeal statue

Amidst the hype surrounding the potential for a statue of Nick Cave to be erected in his birth-place of Warracknabeal a new contender for a bronzed likeness has emerged.

Adelaide Crows defender and journeyman Kyle Cheney has become somewhat of a cult figure during his AFL career and the call went out on Tuesday for a statue of the great man to stand proudly in his Wimmera town of origin.

The Facebook group, Cheney in the Back Pocket, said it wanted to use its powers for good in order to get the statue off the ground and that this “is not a joke”.

“So if you believe that the man, who could have stopped Farrell's 3-goal first quarter, deserves to have a statue created in his own home town, to recognise arguably the greatest product out of Warracknabeal, please show interest.”

Cheney has played six games so far this season – to lift his career tally to 83 – after not being able to break into the Adelaide side at all on its way to the 2017 AFL Grand Final due to recurring injuries.