Player Watch Mason Cox

Leviathan Pie

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 7, 2014
7,321
8,481
AFL Club
Collingwood
Was only ok - still needs to take more of his opportunities in the air for a man his size.
 

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HFF

Brownlow Medallist
Sep 25, 2006
14,463
6,788
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
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His set shots- particularly the ones about 30m out slight angle have been poor this season.
What used to regulation, is not so much anymore.

Need to sort this out asap because where he takes shots from should be converted.
 

sr36

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2009
11,831
15,473
Vietnam
AFL Club
Collingwood
Coming along okay i think, 9 goals in 6 games with 12 contested marks, and thats without a stand out game(Melbourne last year example).

If he keeps going at this rate over 25 games he could bag potentially 35-40 goals for the year to go with 50-60 contested marks. You look back at those numbers and consider it a solid year.
I'm really happy with his start to the year. He looks like he's taken a pretty big step up to become a reliable and consistent contributor. I'm looking forward to him having a few big days, I think it's just around the corner.
 

pablo disco bar

Norm Smith Medallist
Dec 16, 2013
5,278
3,176
AFL Club
Collingwood
Poor bastard didn't get a mention on the banner for his 50th.....wonder if they will do one for game 51
 

Doc1763

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Mar 29, 2019
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A goal a game from a forward pocket ruck is good value. He demands constant attention and means that De Goey is never double teamed. When in the ruck, he usually wins, and he is a good mark for the exit kick from the backline. I don't know what more is required.
He would now get a game in most other sides. Its a great credit to him.
 

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Merlington

Debutant
Sep 6, 2015
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150
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Collingwood
If thats the state of his big toe I am surprised he played at all. I feel in pain just looking at it.
 

grayza2018

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Oct 31, 2017
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The Cottage
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Pretty good 1st up return game. Had a lot of "almost" moments but held his own in the ruck and clunked a game high 4 contested marks. Says his conditioning was good. Would expect improvement on that.
For a guy of his limited upbringing with the game, to come back from an extended layoff and straight into the 1s, I thought he was fine. Some good signs for coming weeks for him to build on
 

Finn Jim

Debutant
Apr 2, 2019
63
180
AFL Club
Collingwood
I thought he basically played his role. His work when required in the ruck was serviceable, he kicked his standard 1.1 and created contests and presented good marking opportunities (4 contested marks taken). It was all that was really required of him tonight.
 

Cyclops

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 25, 2001
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4,121
Northern Suburbs
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Collingwood
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He's out of form, flat as a tack really, and still took four contested marks. He's extremely structurally important. He's a second Ruckman in an era when clubs play a maximum of one real ruck and has proved he can kick a bag. He's too valuable not to play.
 

rand corp

Premiership Player
Oct 5, 2004
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asia
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Collingwood
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Good to see him out there and he will be better for the run.
 

Timmy from Thomastown

TheBrownDog
May 25, 2006
52,153
26,393
Beach
AFL Club
Collingwood
He's out of form, flat as a tack really, and still took four contested marks. He's extremely structurally important. He's a second Ruckman in an era when clubs play a maximum of one real ruck and has proved he can kick a bagt. He's too valuable not to play.
Good post except for your ridiculous first sentence. He was more than adequate after six weeks out.
 

Kappa

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 7, 2014
14,666
16,987
AFL Club
Collingwood
He's not the type of player who can come back and play well straight away. He's a confidence player and needs a few touches to get going. That goal late in the 4th he got will be great for his confidence
 

Markfs

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 13, 2008
9,326
6,897
Fremantle
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Collingwood
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Another interview from Mason and it seems that his Aussie Accent is growing by the minute. I've had quite a bit to do with Americans over the years and even the ones I've known here for 20 years still retain most of their accent, but Mason's is really in transition. I have a theory about accents and the people who change their accents easily are normally the ones that want to integrate into their new country the quickest. They want to fit in and be understood. ( This explains why the Scots sound the same 40 years after they get off the boat). I think the secret to Mason's success is that he hasn't just embraced the sport of AFL, he's embraced living here. Total immersion. I'll be interested to see if he sticks around after he retires. I think the only thing that will get him back to Texas is his family.
 

Black_White

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 7, 2001
11,529
8,475
AFL Club
Collingwood
Another interview from Mason and it seems that his Aussie Accent is growing by the minute. I've had quite a bit to do with Americans over the years and even the ones I've known here for 20 years still retain most of their accent, but Mason's is really in transition. I have a theory about accents and the people who change their accents easily are normally the ones that want to integrate into their new country the quickest. They want to fit in and be understood. ( This explains why the Scots sound the same 40 years after they get off the boat). I think the secret to Mason's success is that he hasn't just embraced the sport of AFL, he's embraced living here. Total immersion. I'll be interested to see if he sticks around after he retires. I think the only thing that will get him back to Texas is his family.
Isn’t he applying for citizenship?
 
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