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.

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

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Great to see this.

Would you rather a player like Mannagh in your team rather than an eighteen year old that's not going to play for two or three years.

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