Player Watch #15: Paul Ahern

Black2Blue

Premiership Player
Aug 15, 2013
3,807
9,477
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Suffice to say Paul has impressed more than expected in his new role...the coaches seem rapt...
Had a chat will Paul at the quarter time break at the VFL and he said he feels he is starting to get the feel for his new role and really enjoying it.

No harm in letting him play out the season off half back. Still got plenty to work on with his game, but plenty of time to work on those. His vision and foot skills are quality as it is.
 

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Tectonic

Club Legend
Jul 11, 2017
1,450
5,609
AFL Club
North Melbourne
So where do we see Paul in 2020?

Is he our classy half back now? Shifting into Higgos role if he leaves? Depth? Trade bait?

Tough year for the lad, he's really hard to get a read on right now. Obviously has some elements we sorely need, but where does he fit?
 

roos_fanatic08

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
20,010
29,100
Vic
AFL Club
North Melbourne
So where do we see Paul in 2020?

Is he our classy half back now? Shifting into Higgos role if he leaves? Depth? Trade bait?

Tough year for the lad, he's really hard to get a read on right now. Obviously has some elements we sorely need, but where does he fit?
In a team void of elite kicking it doesn’t matter where he plays but you have to make him fit somewhere in the 22.
 

roos_fanatic08

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 21, 2008
20,010
29,100
Vic
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Yes, I'm hoping he can get himself good to go for next season and we can move Higgins forward. Who needs pace when you can turn on a dime and hit a target 40m away?
Another big pre-season in his legs and I think the accountability side of his game will improve drastically. As long as he as that big pre season I’m confident he’ll have a big breakout season next year.
 

muttley45

Premium Gold
May 4, 2009
12,270
17,286
North Melbourne
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Other Teams
Indianapolis Colts
Pauly has assets we are in dire need of with his vision, decision making and disposal, it is up to Rhyce to utilise them to advantage, and add value as well, some hard work on running, tackling, and defense will make him a very valuable piece of the puzzle. I still have faith that barring injury, he can do it.
 

Tectonic

Club Legend
Jul 11, 2017
1,450
5,609
AFL Club
North Melbourne
Pauly has assets we are in dire need of with his vision, decision making and disposal, it is up to Rhyce to utilise them to advantage, and add value as well, some hard work on running, tackling, and defense will make him a very valuable piece of the puzzle. I still have faith that barring injury, he can do it.
Lets hope so. He definitely has the talent and the persistence. Im really interested in seeing how he fits into the team next year. Him, LDU and TT are a very exciting core to build upon
 

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DuckYeah

Premiership Player
Jul 5, 2010
3,148
2,736
Moist island
AFL Club
North Melbourne
He'll definitely need to bring more to the table if reports about the coaches standards are correct.

He's at the crossroads.
Absolutely, the gap is far too wide, he certainly has given himself the best opportunity to prove his worth. Im not sure he’s starting 22 yet but he can certainly be best 18 by the bye
 

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