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Mayne fails to take opportunity again


Collingwood forward Chris Mayne has come under fire again, after a poor 2018 debut for the Magpies in the JLT Community Series.

Mayne managed to collect just two disposals in the 60-point defeat to Greater Western Sydney, while applying nine pressure acts.

It comes after the former Fremantle Docker played only three matches last year, despite the highly publicised four-year deal he struck with Collingwood last offseason.

The bad performance from Mayne has led to champion Melbourne forward Garry Lyon saying he has blown yet another chance to work his way into Nathan Buckley’s line-up.

“Chris Mayne went through all the pain of last year, which wasn't his fault, he got the deal and good on him,” he told SEN Breakfast.

“He was given an opportunity last night to stake a claim to a position, and he has had two possessions for the match.”

Mayne played just 42 percent of game time, but didn’t influence the contest in any way.

Absent from the Collingwood team were the likes of Daniel Wells, Adam Treloar, Jamie Elliott, Darcy Moore, Jeremy Howe, Jordan De Goey, Alex Fasolo and Levi Greenwood.

In 2017, Mayne was dropped after round three and never returned to the senior side, being named an emergency five times.

Even though Champion Data rated the 29-year-old an elite pressure player, he was in the below average category for scoreboard impact and poor for shot at goal accuracy.

Chris MAYNE Nathan Buckley Collingwood SEN Breakfast

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