- Jan 23, 2019
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
Great write up thanks. Peeps better get used to us no longer drafting *knuckleheads or players with suspect skills, we've cornered the market in both areas and won't do it again.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.
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