He was captain of his u18s side.He’ll never get much recognition outside of Port Adelaide but what a player he is! Reliable, consistent, dead-eye shot for goal, composure of a 200 gamer and rarely puts a foot wrong. First there’s elite level skills, then there’s Dan Houston level skills!
He could captain this club one day.
Houston did himself. He didn't think he was going to get an opportunity playing as a forward and so he requested Hinkley to give him a chance as a defender.Super composed, wins one on ones, can kick and for an ex-forward appears to have natural defensive instincts.
Don't know who at the club identified him as a defender but kudos to them and obviously him for making the transition work so well.
DBJ wasnt a Rookie pick ... He was pick 52 in the 2013 National DraftIt will be strange seeing kids with number 43 on the back of their guernsey. So unsexy! But after the co captains getting their names on the team sheet each Thursday night, Dan would be the next one for sure. I would love to see that grub, Charlie Cameron, get cleaned up as soon as possible as he’s done it twice to our Dan. What’s our formula in getting the most out of our rookies. Quite a few getting on the main list eventually! I’ll start naming them, probably more - Brogan, Jonas, DBJ, Lienert, my mate Sammie Gray and Kane Mitchell ?. Should have had Robbie Young there, but that’s another story!