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2017 Player Reviews: # 40 Patrick McKenna

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UNSEEN

The former Giant and captain of Australia’s under-19 cricket side suffered a hamstring injury early on and was unseen throughout the year.

Date of Birth: 12 August, 1996

Height: 186cm

Weight: 85kg

Games MFC 2017: 0

Career Total: 0

Goals MFC 2017: 0

Career Total: 0

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Barely played at any level for GWS for 2 years, missed another full year for us. He'd want to be something special when he finally gets on the field for all the chances he has been given.

Given how little junior football he supposedly played, you would imagine he is coming from a long way back.

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4 hours ago, poita said:

Barely played at any level for GWS for 2 years, missed another full year for us. He'd want to be something special when he finally gets on the field for all the chances he has been given.

Given how little junior football he supposedly played, you would imagine he is coming from a long way back.

The games he played for GWS in the NEAFL were the reason we traded him, watched him as a youngstet and we ensured he hadn't gone backwards, I asked

Proper development now, took the opportunity when off legs to rebuild him from ground up, put on 5kg of muscle, also like Vanders spent time in Casey coaches box as a 'learning' experience

Another player who like the other young ones could be anything or nothing, time will tell

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32 minutes ago, Satyriconhome said:

The games he played for GWS in the NEAFL were the reason we traded him, watched him as a youngstet and we ensured he hadn't gone backwards, I asked

Proper development now, took the opportunity when off legs to rebuild him from ground up, put on 5kg of muscle, also like Vanders spent time in Casey coaches box as a 'learning' experience

Another player who like the other young ones could be anything or nothing, time will tell

 

Was he injured this year?

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12 minutes ago, The Stigga said:

Was he injured this year?

Did his hammy in a practice match. Was expected to miss up to two months but with little improvement went under the knife (from memory) some months back. Has a history of being injured - Achilles and hip, but did play all but one game in the NEAFL last year (reasonable stats).

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I can't comment. I have never seen him play, and therefore don't have an opinion.

Looking forward to seeing him on the park to see what he is made of.

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On 12/10/2017 at 9:07 AM, Demonland said:

UNSEEN

The former Giant and captain of Australia’s under-19 cricket side suffered a hamstring injury early on and was unseen throughout the year.

Date of Birth: 12 August, 1996

Height: 186cm

Weight: 85kg

Games MFC 2017: 0

Career Total: 0

Goals MFC 2017: 0

Career Total: 0

Who?

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After watching his interview with Matt Burgen I watched his highlight package again of when he was with GWS. Reminds me of Jayden Hunt with maybe better foot skills. Doesn't mind taking the game on. Hope he has an injury free run. Could be a real surprise.

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2016-10-20/mckenna-a-giant-catch-for-melbourne

 

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1 hour ago, djr said:

After watching his interview with Matt Burgen I watched his highlight package again of when he was with GWS. Reminds me of Jayden Hunt with maybe better foot skills. Doesn't mind taking the game on. Hope he has an injury free run. Could be a real surprise.

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/news/2016-10-20/mckenna-a-giant-catch-for-melbourne

 

Now that would be a weapon.

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On 12/10/2017 at 2:07 PM, Satyriconhome said:

The games he played for GWS in the NEAFL were the reason we traded him, watched him as a youngstet and we ensured he hadn't gone backwards, I asked

Proper development now, took the opportunity when off legs to rebuild him from ground up, put on 5kg of muscle, also like Vanders spent time in Casey coaches box as a 'learning' experience

Another player who like the other young ones could be anything or nothing, time will tell

I find it exciting to see the new kids come into the club and watch their development. With Pat, as you say, we have another player who we have not yet seen and who is like another young draftee. Balic is another in this category and you could also add Joel Smith, Corey Maynard and Dion Johnstone.

Exciting times ahead. 

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On 12/10/2017 at 2:55 PM, M_9 said:

Did his hammy in a practice match. Was expected to miss up to two months but with little improvement went under the knife (from memory) some months back. Has a history of being injured - Achilles and hip, but did play all but one game in the NEAFL last year (reasonable stats).

Just waiting for some here to label him an injury prone dud :-(

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On 19/11/2017 at 8:07 AM, Redleg said:

I find it exciting to see the new kids come into the club and watch their development. With Pat, as you say, we have another player who we have not yet seen and who is like another young draftee. Balic is another in this category and you could also add Joel Smith, Corey Maynard and Dion Johnstone.

Exciting times ahead. 

Realistically it is highly unlikely that all of those you mention will ever reach what is hoped of them, but even if half do, yes, exciting times ahead.

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6 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Realistically it is highly unlikely that all of those you mention will ever reach what is hoped of them, but even if half do, yes, exciting times ahead.

I would be rapt if one of them would be better than average player for us. A regular as well.

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11 minutes ago, monoccular said:

Realistically it is highly unlikely that all of those you mention will ever reach what is hoped of them, but even if half do, yes, exciting times ahead.

I agree and think people can get carried away with the Draft,  unrealistically hoping that each draftee will make it when we all know from experience that is not going to happen. Unless you have a very poor list, it is nearly impossible to find more than 2-3 top 22 players each year. 

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