Player Watch #1: Jack Mahony - re-signs until the end of 2023

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DesertRoo

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FFS Im sick of the “he’s only 19 give him a chance” sh*t. Every week I see an 18 or 19 year old draftee from an opposition club in their second or third game kicking 3 goals or amassing 30 possessions.

Just face it - I cannot remember the last time that we drafted someone who has excelled early or we have been able to develop into a star.
Tom Powell tread is that way —->
 

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Sphynx

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He's not quick, but he's a good decision maker and he's certainly not soft.

He busts a nut every minute he's on the ground from what I've observed.

He's the A-typical, needs 2-3 pre-seasons, needs an additional 40kg on the barbell, needs to shave 30 seconds off his 3km time kid. He's going to have to rely on being strong in the contest and fit to keep up at AFL level, as he doesn't have the ability to get separation.

Which we have a lot of players needing to get fitter and stronger atm.


I think the club were hoping for a Jack Higgins type when he was drafted, i.e not the quickest player, but an ability to rack it up at HF and be damaging in possession.

That hasn't quite worked at this stage.
 

Nutjob

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Very early days with Mahoney, but I find it incredibly strange that he got a 2 year extension so early on. He hasn’t exactly set the world on fire and has clear deficiencies in his game. Not to say these deficiencies won’t improve but they were clearly there when he signed the extension. He is a Vic boy and I really couldn’t see rival clubs circling too much. To me he is the type you would wait to the middle part of his second year and decide if he warrants a 1-2 year extension or be moved on.


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DesertRoo

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Very early days with Mahoney, but I find it incredibly strange that he got a 2 year extension so early on. He hasn’t exactly set the world on fire and has clear deficiencies in his game. Not to say these deficiencies won’t improve but they were clearly there when he signed the extension. He is a Vic boy and I really couldn’t see rival clubs circling too much. To me he is the type you would wait to the middle part of his second year and decide if he warrants a 1-2 year extension or be moved on.


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Really??
are we actually knocking a contract extension on a 19 year kid?
 

Nutjob

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Really??
are we actually knocking a contract extension on a 19 year kid?
Happy to sign the kids, just prefer to do it after more output. I didn’t think it was necessary to do it with still another year to run on his contract. Especially when there are deficiencies in his game. It would have been more logical to extend him mid way through this year or give him a 1 year extension originally.


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DesertRoo

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Happy to sign the kids, just prefer to do it after more output. I didn’t think it was necessary to do it with still another year to run on his contract. Especially when there are deficiencies in his game. It would have been more logical to extend him mid way through this year in my opinion.


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Still don’t get it, if you think the kids part of the future, sign them up and move on..
it’s not like we’re complaining about extending a 27 year old playing in the VFL or he’s commanding a million a year.
 

Nutjob

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Still don’t get it, if you think the kids part of the future, sign them up and move on..
it’s not like we’re complaining about extending a 27 year old playing in the VFL or he’s commanding a million a year.
Maybe I am less confident with his future than most. As I have stated he has deficiencies in his game, so why not give him time to improve those areas before locking him in for 2 more years (3 seasons in total).
I have by no means put a line through him and I hope those deficiencies improve. I will back the club in their decision, but I personally would have waited to be more sure he is apart of our future.


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King Corey

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Jack has some stuff going for him but the speed metrics don't correlate to performance for mine.

He has never looked quick in the play itself - haven't seen him tear off ball in hand or surge defensively to close down an opponent.

He must be hitting his top speed running to present an option but doesn't look to have the acceleration or variable speed in his play you'd associate with a player who 'looks' quick.
 

Tectonic

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Still don’t get it, if you think the kids part of the future, sign them up and move on..
it’s not like we’re complaining about extending a 27 year old playing in the VFL or he’s commanding a million a year.
All this time I thought your profile pic was mr bean looking at his watch


Anywho, has anybody else noticed this year and last year quite a few of our highlight plays start with a Mahoney disposal about 8 seconds before the goal?
 

King Corey

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All this time I thought your profile pic was mr bean looking at his watch


Anywho, has anybody else noticed this year and last year quite a few of our highlight plays start with a Mahoney disposal about 8 seconds before the goal?
My, you made me look at the pic more closely.

Thanks very much for that..
 

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