Kid has talent, if he is struggling forward id like us to play him down back just to get his hands on the ball and get his confidence up.
I think he's got more attributes to succeed as a defender then Long who has reportedly been training there this off seasonWould be good but at the expense of who?
There are plenty of players who need that game time in defence.
Reckon Houlahan's only path forward is to get superfit so that he can impact a game up the ground.
Does he have decent stamina? I thought he might play on a wing.Happy with his game today. Won't take anything away from the opposition as they were borderline VFL (development league) standard.
Kicked goals, took marks and even afforded the opportunity to attend a couple of centre bounces to which he helped impact.
Still a long way back from a defined AFL position but the versatility he is displaying is certainly encouraging. That much vaunted leap was on show today whilst I personally would like to see him tackle more (0 today) but he does have a propensity to float in and out of games, especially open and free flowing ones such as todays.