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Any Chance Jake Spencer back to MFC as Rookie?

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Just read on the AFL site that Jake is still training with Melbourne teammates. Any chance that we pick him up as a rookie? He knows us and we know him. Played well when he got his chance last year. 

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Why would he be training with us then? Has training actually started yet?

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Just now, BAMF said:

Why would he be training with us then? Has training actually started yet?

who do you suggest he trains with then?

he's a delisted free agent who needs to keep up his fitness if he is a chance to get drafted

quite common to train with one's club until draft time. it's the right thing to do. doesn't mean we intend to rookie him.

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7 minutes ago, BAMF said:

Why would he be training with us then? Has training actually started yet?

The article says he's training with Melbourne team mates, not with MFC, so probably just keeping fit if another opportunity presents.

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I would think Jake's time is up at the MFC...he's had ample opportunity, maybe he will get a shot somewhere else and good luck to him if he does.

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If Gawn misses any games this year it’ll be  up to Pedo and Tmac or they might look to blood Mitch King at some stage.

 

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No

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Good God no

I want the club to improve...

i have watched rubbish get paid for decades...

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3 hours ago, rjay said:

I would think Jake's time is up at the MFC...he's had ample opportunity, maybe he will get a shot somewhere else and good luck to him if he does.

I would be very surprised if he got another chance at another club. 28 with only something like 38 games since 2009 and with very limited talent in a very poor period at the club. Pass AFL career looks over.

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His sessions with ex team mates are probably unofficial as it's annual leave time for the list. I would think this covers the club in the event he is injured 

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9 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

God no, epitome of a list clogger.

You're a classy fella.

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Let's get Brent Grgic back as well eh?? DOH!

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we need to pick up a mature age ruck in the draft.  I dont want T Mac to have  to ruck if gawn goes down.  he is key up fwd now and we are getting light on talls

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On 29/10/2017 at 11:48 AM, rjay said:

I would think Jake's time is up at the MFC...he's had ample opportunity, maybe he will get a shot somewhere else and good luck to him if he does.

He's had ample opportunity? Rubbish. He's been most unfortunate and good team management over the past two  years would have involved him playing more

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On 29/10/2017 at 12:25 PM, McQueen said:

If Gawn misses any games this year it’ll be  up to Pedo and Tmac or they might look to blood Mitch King at some stage.

 

Which is an outright disaster. Appalling failure unless we pick up a mature ruckman. We could lose Max before the season even starts. Would you be content if Pedersen and Tom  had to do the job all year? FFS!

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25 minutes ago, Farmer said:

He's had ample opportunity? Rubbish. He's been most unfortunate and good team management over the past two  years would have involved him playing more

He's been on the list for what, 9 years now. I would think that's more than ample opportunity.

I will raise your rubbish and call BS on your good team management post...he is a VFL ruckman at best.

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15 minutes ago, rjay said:

He's been on the list for what, 9 years now. I would think that's more than ample opportunity.

I will raise your rubbish and call BS on your good team management post...he is a VFL ruckman at best.

And I think you are being generous. He's been slaughtered in the past 2 VFL finals series.

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1 hour ago, mo64 said:

And I think you are being generous. He's been slaughtered in the past 2 VFL finals series.

Agree 100%, unfortunately he just isn’t good enough, he doesn’t dominate in the VFL, and massacred in finals. Would rather TMac, Pedo combo and bring Weideman into forward line.

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On 10/29/2017 at 11:17 AM, Umpire Please said:

Just read on the AFL site that Jake is still training with Melbourne teammates. Any chance that we pick him up as a rookie? He knows us and we know him. Played well when he got his chance last year. 

NO NO , NO while we are at it, lets get Juice back, Kicked 8 for Wangarata In GF yer why not!!

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Good thinking, actually. Jake impressed with his rucking and given a chance to take a speccy or two, certainly was a mini-rock of Gibraltar, when required. He is a good both-sides tap, reading the flight and position that is required, well.

I always thought that he was the preferred backup to Gawn during Gawn's injuries. Whilst 3 others did very well in that role, the team was unbalanced and a few slipped by on the scoreboard when maybe, Pedo, Watts and McDonT might well have been needed in their normal playing roles for vital moments of several quarters across the past season.

I'd like to see Jake Spencer back on the list - he is a valued asset as far as I am concerned.

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1 hour ago, Deemania since 56 said:

Good thinking, actually. Jake impressed with his rucking and given a chance to take a speccy or two, certainly was a mini-rock of Gibraltar, when required. He is a good both-sides tap, reading the flight and position that is required, well.

I always thought that he was the preferred backup to Gawn during Gawn's injuries. Whilst 3 others did very well in that role, the team was unbalanced and a few slipped by on the scoreboard when maybe, Pedo, Watts and McDonT might well have been needed in their normal playing roles for vital moments of several quarters across the past season.

I'd like to see Jake Spencer back on the list - he is a valued asset as far as I am concerned.

I thought Jake was really looking the goods a year or two ago. Last season he was very ordinary. Not sure who you're talking about with 'take a speccy or two'  but clearly you're confusing him with someone else.

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