Review Round 11, 2021: Box Hill v Aspley @ BHCO, Sat 1:00pm

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WireHawk

Team Captain
Aug 16, 2009
412
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Glenferrie Oval
AFL Club
Hawthorn
It's worth noting that Conor Nash missed the best part of a season
due to injury and then missed a full VFL season last year.

For a newbie to the game this would have robbed him of valuable
match experience. Added to the fact that he was elevated to the senior
side more in hope than form may be the reason he was underwhelming.

I still have hope that he can be a weapon.
 

CHUBBSS

Club Legend
Apr 6, 2010
1,810
4,930
AFL Club
Hawthorn

We all (well some if us) knew that Conor Nash had this in him. Cue the "but it's only VFL" brigade.
13 contested possessions and nine clearances - that’s elite…

irish game does lend itself to the mids, that would be an unbelievable turnaround for a 200cm inside mid to come on
 

Tassie Cryptik

All Australian
Jul 31, 2018
862
1,650
AFL Club
Hawthorn
"Conor Nash was named his team’s best player, with the dashing Irishman’s influence plain to see. He finished with a game-high 13 contested possessions and nine clearances, an equal team-high five centre bounce clearances and a team-high six tackles. He’d also contribute a classy running goal."
Courtesy HFC website
 

Roger Rogerson

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 9, 2006
8,623
13,034
Malvern East
AFL Club
Hawthorn
It's worth noting that Conor Nash missed the best part of a season
due to injury and then missed a full VFL season last year.

For a newbie to the game this would have robbed him of valuable
match experience. Added to the fact that he was elevated to the senior
side more in hope than form may be the reason he was underwhelming.

I still have hope that he can be a weapon.
It might just pay to take a longer view towards Nash's development than a normal draftee or project player. What we are seeing from him is that he has now played a wider variety of roles than most players and typically has achieved a pass mark at VFL level. On top of this he has shown some patches - not a lot - at AFL level of being ok. Certainly well equipped physically he may be a player that as we rise back up the ladder with another 2 seasons under his belt starts to hit his straps as a Mr Fixit. Which would be very very handy.
 

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