From The Age website - Reported by Marc McGowan
Werribee VFL standout Shaun Mannagh still had not done enough to convince recruiters he was AFL-worthy when this year’s mid-season draft came and went.
Six months later – and after adding an extraordinary six-goal, 27-disposal grand final performance in a losing cause to his AFL pitch – Geelong made his dream a reality by taking him with the No.36 selection on Tuesday night.
Shaun Mannagh was best on ground in the VFL grand final.CREDIT:AFL PHOTOS
Geelong recruiting great Stephen Wells revealed afterwards they had made up their mind on the 26-year-old midfielder before that stupendous grand final display, which earned him the Norm Goss Medal. In fact, he joked they were a tad disappointed he played so well.
“Shaun’s a player we think deserves an opportunity on an AFL list, obviously,” Wells said.Marc