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2015 review: Aaron Black

With North Melbourne’s 2015 season now complete after a preliminary final loss, NMFC.com.au analyses the performance of each player for the year.

Statistics, a coach review and their efforts in each half of the year are below, as well as a comment section for you to have your say.

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Statistics

AFL appearances: 3
VFL appearances: 16
VFL disposal average: 13
Goals: 24

Season highlights

Round 23 v Richmond: 50th AFL game

View Black’s player profile here

First half review – Gavin Brown

“His last two games have been his best, mainly because his work rate has gone through the roof. It’s twigged with him now, he knows that’s the best opportunity to get involved in the game.

“He’s really getting on his bike and using his quickness for a tall. He’s been working up the ground higher and then going back to goal hard.”

Second half review – Ben Dyer

“There were times when he was dominant for quarters here and there, and there were glimpses of what he was capable of. Albeit sometimes at VFL level you can run to the right spot and present but still not getting used the same way you would under the roof at Etihad.

“With the shoulder getting done at the end of last year, he wasn’t able to do all the physical work in the pre-season. That probably showed a little bit in the contested side of his game. If he gets a good run we should see improvement.”

In the news

July 13 – Back in the Black – STORY

“For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working a lot on my marking at training, so it was good to see the effort paying off.”

March 3 – All for the team – STORY

“I think it will come down to the best mix for the team and for us as a forward line to see what really works well.”

Have your say on Black’s 2015 in the comments below.

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