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2014 Review: Aaron Black

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Over the month of October, NMFC.com.au will be reviewing each player’s 2014 season.

Season highlights, their statistics and quotes from the player from the course of the year will be included.

Season statistics

Games: 25
Goals: 26
Goal assists: 17
Marks: 110
Marks inside 50: 36

More statistics in the player profile

Season highlights

Round 15 v Hawthorn

- 14 disposals, 3 goals, 2 goal assists

Season in review

Coming off a breakout season, Aaron Black received a lot more attention from opposition defenders in 2014.

While the key-position forward was still able to hit the scoreboard regularly, his overall output decreased slightly.

After a quiet patch through the middle of the season, Black’s role changed with the introduction of Ben Brown. The Tasmanian took the role of a second forward closer to goal, meaning he played higher up the field.

Black had four goal assists up to Round 13. From Round 14, Brown’s debut, he had a further 13 to rank second at the club.

The forward had a disappointing finals series to finish 2014, kicking only one goal in three matches, with no assists.

Following the season, Black had surgery to repair his shoulder and will join in with full training in January.

In the news

June 7 – Black looking up – NMFC.com.au

"I might have been let off the hook a bit (last year) in terms of defenders not manning me up as much or not knowing the way I play," Black said.

"This year, I've noticed I'm getting more tightly manned up."

September 17 – Getting back in the Black – NMFC.com.au

“I am slowly getting there, (but) it has been a difficult year. I am playing a bit of a different role, playing a bit higher up the ground this year.”

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