- Feb 12, 2008
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Great write up. Where have you been hiding?I've watched this bloke play a few times this year. We're getting a clever small forward who excels at reading the play and the ball, who can kick a goal and who has fantastic footy smarts. The comparisons to Jack Higgins are real and are fair.
Anyone that says he's just another Kayne Turner because he doesn't have elite pace are wrong. Mahony is a very smart player who far exceeds our other small forwards in this aspect; he's a great kick, a great decision maker and he was a captain at junior and school level. What's not to love?
Instead of drafting an athlete that needs to learn how to play football, we've drafted a footballer. He'll be playing by 2021 at the latest. Look for him to even potentially debut next year if injuries strike; he's already stronger and more ready for the AFL game than Curtis Taylor is. Couldn't be happier about this pick.
Welcome Jack. You'll be a fantastic Shinboner and will be one of our small forwards for our next Premiership tilt.
Giving me Patch Adams vibes.Looking at his highlights the things that stand out:
- very balanced
- turn on a 10 cent peice
- naturally creates time for himself with a quick step
- is a quick decision maker with broad vision
- high level of hand eye - clean
- can get pass the ball very well, quickly (quick decision, no wind up before kicking)
- good anticipation
- had an extra gear when he needed it.
Tagged at school footy. We should hire that coach.