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Season review: Jack Silvagni

Blues Banter | Silvagni v Cuningham Good mates Jack Silvagni and David Cuningham go head-to-head in the fifth episode of Blues Banter, brought to you by Endeavour Group.

The Blues’ young playing list was faced with a number of challenges in 2018, and as a result, finished the year with fewer wins than previous seasons.

However, the valuable experience gained by first and second-year players, coupled with the resilience built within the team, will no doubt hold the Club in good stead for years to come.

With the side now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton’s No. 1, Jack Silvagni. 

GAMES

2018: 15
Career: 43

GOALS

2018: 6
Career: 32

BY THE NUMBERS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 161 (10.73) Kicks: 93 (7.20) Marks: 45 (4.50) Contested possessions: 48 (3.2) Uncontested possessions: 109 (7.3) Tackles: 42 (2.8) 

2018 IN FOCUS

Versatility proved to be a key part of Jack Silvagni’s game in his third season.

The 20-year-old spent time across the forward, midfield and defensive lines over the course of the season, adding to his game after playing 20 games in 2017.

Silvagni would end up playing 11 of the last 12 games, and should reach a half-century of games early in 2019.

As a member of the Club’s emerging under-22 talent, he’ll be looking to go up a level and add more strings to his bow over a big pre-season at Ikon Park.

BEST PERFORMANCE

After a five-week layoff, Silvagni returned to AFL action against Sydney in Round 11.

In a new midfield role, Silvagni kicked two goals to go with his 14 disposals, as well as registering four tackles and a team-high six score involvements. 

SEASON HIGHLIGHT

The third-generation Silvagni evoked memories of a famous mark over Collingwood’s Craig Starcevich at the MCG in 1999. 

In the final game of the season, Silvagni rose high against the Crows, perching himself on the shoulders of ruckmen Sam Jacobs and Matthew Lobbe. It was nominated as a Mark of the Year contender for Round 23.