AFL 2016: Joe Daniher’s showing the best in 20 years, says Wayne Carey

One of the game’s greatest ever key forwards says Joe Daniher’s performance for Essendon on Saturday was the best showing by a player of his ilk in two decades.
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Wayne Carey spoke in glowing terms, suggesting the Bombers spearhead could get even better if he improved his kicking for goal.

Daniher, 22, had 21 disposals, took 15 marks – 10 of which were contested – and kicked 2.4 in the Dons’ 13-point win over Melbourne at the MCG, a match which marked Daniher’s 50th appearance at senior level.

Carey continued to shower Daniher with praise. “He was just absolutely brilliant. Thinking back, I can’t remember any of the centre-half forwards that I’ve watched over the last 20 or so years that at 22 have dominated as much [as Daniher did] this particular game,” the dual North Melbourne premiership captain told Channel Seven on Monday night.

Carey added that Daniher’s kicking yips – a recurring talking point during the Bomber’s brief career to date – were rectifiable.

“Yes he had some poor kicking. The one thing I’ll say about his kicking…they’re all hooks. He’s doing the same things every kick. It’s not that hard. It’s all about his ball drop.

“He’s giving the goals away. But if he corrects that, that would have been one of the most brilliant games from a 22-year-old that we’ve seen.”

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