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"The thing about Jack I have learnt is he does not take a backward step, whether that is someone confronting him physically or the media commenting on him or constructive criticism from the coaches.'' - Leigh Brown from article at link below

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Good article. His attitude and response towards being dropped has been A-grade. Very impressive.

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old55 said it best. The game has changed and people have different roles to what was once the norm.

You need to embrace modern footy terminology and tactics to understand anything that happens these days. The 'king it long' brigade, the people that collectively sigh and moan when one of our players kicks backwards and people that think that the positions today are the same as in the glorious 80s have NFI. You need to adapt or the game will pass you by.

Oh dear, and you accuse me of wasting cyberspace?

You better tell Neeld that the importance of winning contested possession counts, tackle counts, and clearnaces is how they used to play in the 70's and 80's and that the game has passed him by.

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Is this a case of One step back, Two steps forward ( for a change !! ) :)

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From Jack in today's Hun: "I am certainly enjoying it down back. The ball coming towards me is helping".

Yes Jack, it's called playing behind the ball and footballers have found it easier for over 100 years. If only some posters on here had a clue about footy.

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From Jack in today's Hun: "I am certainly enjoying it down back. The ball coming towards me is helping".

Yes Jack, it's called playing behind the ball and footballers have found it easier for over 100 years. If only some posters on here had a clue about footy.

Waiting for Jack's quote "I am certainly enjoying it down back, it is so much easier than playign forward".

The key point is that he said "The ball coming toward me is helping". That's becuase it comes toward him more playing in the backline for Melbourne than when he plays forward.

When Jack is playing back, he is opposed to roughly the 3rd or 4th forward (given that Frawley, Rivers, the artist formally known as Garland). When Jack played forward, he was generally against the 2nd best defender.

This has been flogged to death BH. I have agreed with your view to some degree (saying tha tthe backline is easier at low levels), but not at top levels, and nothing you say will change my view on that, unless you can show me your resume of how many AFL level games you played. PM me with your personal record if you would prefer, oh that's right, you don't do that.

No area on the ground is easy at AFL level.

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