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The Right Time...

  • The Right Time...

    GEELONG, VICTORIA - MAY 24: Jack Silvagni of Vic Metro looks upfield past Joe Maishman of Vic Country during the U18 Championship match between Vic Metro and Vic Country at Simonds Stadium on May 24, 2015 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/AFL Media/Getty Images)

When the news hit that Jack Silvagni was drafted to Carlton, massive cheers went around the footy world, the Silvagni name would continue to be part of this great club.  That was when people‚Äôs expectations of him playing in the senior side grew steadily with every match. The anticipation for a favoured grandson/son to once more don the Navy Blue and play for a club that is part of his history is rising.  But I say, wait.  He cannot and should not play just because of his surname. He needs time. Time to mature, grow, develop into a player that every Carlton fan wants him to be.  You cannot compare him to Weitering as they are two very different players, not only on the field but in maturity.  Without question there are kids who are more than their actual years, they have old heads on their shoulders.  Then there are some who are just their age.  Jack is one of these. He must be given time to develop not only in maturity but game-wise.  He has a huge legacy on his young shoulders and will be under enormous pressure when he does eventually run out with the senior team. What Carlton are doing right now is the best thing for him without a shadow of a doubt.  There is also no doubt that he will play a senior match this season, if the coaches and selectors deem it and maybe it is this week.  But remember he is just 18 years old with a huge history behind him and a legacy he wants so desperately to fulfil.  Give him time, give the club time to know when is the right time.

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