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9 hours ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Umps hate him, rarely gets a free unless his head is ripped off so unlikely to poll well. 

It's not that they hate him. They just don't bother blowing the whistle because they know he's not going to stick around to take the kick. They should treat Jack like a terrier when adjudicating advantage and assume he doesn't have the capacity to stay of his own accord.  

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Had a big nibble on him at the start of the season at $251 and had another nibble yesterday morning at $101. 

I'm not much of a punter, I don't mind the odd flutter during Spring carnival, but I pick a bet or two each year that will give me value. I see value in Jack. I reckon he's within a couple votes of the leader at present.

This on the back of that I thought he caught the umpires eyes last year in the Count.

With Jack because he plays the game hard, there is risk for injury or suspension. I'll take that risk on.

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On 18/04/2016 at 5:49 PM, boydie said:

No chance, the coaches may notice him but the Brownlow comes down to who the umpires notice and I'm afraid Jack just wont be noticed.

If anything, he'll have a ripper year, will poll well with the coaches and then the umpires will be like ohh yeah I guess he was OK and then next year he'll get votes in games that he shouldn't.

After the North game where they missed multiple obvious throws, I don't think the umpires' eyesight can be trusted in the slightest.

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1 hour ago, Petraccattack said:

Knew I should have got on at $81 !!

I still got him at $126 last week. 

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As I posted in the other thread, he's on 9, possibly 10 votes to the end of Round 5.

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13th in comp for disposals 2nd in comp in contested disposals, 4th in comp for clearances

 

going along okay is young jack

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Viney is now leader in the Herald-Sun "Player of the Year" award (leading Patrick Dangerfield)!

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It's a midfielder's award. Long way to go but you'd think he's got at least 8 votes so far.

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Gawn might be an issue. How many votes would he have already?

We have a few others who will 'steal/share' votes, too.

Such a pity. :lol:

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Over the years I have mostly got it right with players, but I got two wrong recently.

I said HL was finished after the Bombers game and I have apologized to him on here over that. He is now playing very good footy.

The other one was Viney. While I never doubted his talent and effort, last year I just thought he might be too small for the modern game. Boy was I wrong. He is now one of our best players and leads the charge each week. He is like a Captain. Tough as nails. Never giving in. Second and third efforts. The first in to defend a mate. You just have to love him. I suppose being the son of Todd it is not surprising in the way he plays. He appears loved by the team and the fans. I would love to see him win the Norm Smith in a Demons Premiership.

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The past two weeks Jack has dug in for some crucial clearances when the games have been in the balance. I think it's something that will get noticed by the umps in the center.

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On 18 April 2016 at 3:49 PM, boydie said:

No chance, the coaches may notice him but the Brownlow comes down to who the umpires notice and I'm afraid Jack just wont be noticed.

If anything, he'll have a ripper year, will poll well with the coaches and then the umpires will be like ohh yeah I guess he was OK and then next year he'll get votes in games that he shouldn't.

I suspect that the maggots will be seeing a lot of him but will think he is too rough for their liking. 

Should he appear to be leading some of the 'favored sons' late in the year my ingrained paranoia feels the MRP will dream up some pretext like a fierce tackle to make him ineligible. 

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20 hours ago, Little Goffy said:

Gawn might be an issue. How many votes would he have already?

We have a few others who will 'steal/share' votes, too.

Such a pity. :lol:

Well he is at least on 5. Has an easy run of ruck man coming up. Could very well be on 15-18 by the midway mark. Massive chance of winning the brownlow IMO, I am going to start offloading during the week, already into us to make the 8 at $12's, and heavily into Petracca for the rising star - which I still think he will win.

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Jack Viney's odds on Sportsbet is really good!!

$31.00

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23 hours ago, KingDingAling said:

Well he is at least on 5. Has an easy run of ruck man coming up. Could very well be on 15-18 by the midway mark. Massive chance of winning the brownlow IMO, I am going to start offloading during the week, already into us to make the 8 at $12's, and heavily into Petracca for the rising star - which I still think he will win.

Really want to be with you there as I reckon he will be the best player from this crop but Its really hard to win this having missed 5 games, in fact I think it has only been done once very early on if at all

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22 hours ago, Mega Malt said:

Jack Viney's odds on Sportsbet is really good!!

$31.00

Shop around. He's $41 on TAB.

I got 50s this morning. They're reeling him in for a reason!

If he plays 3 or 4 more games like he has in his next 6 games, there won't be many finger nails among us by round 16!

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On 25/04/2016 at 2:29 PM, Peter Griffen said:

Fair to say he's a fair distance ahead of his mate Wines these days.

Don't think so

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On 25 April 2016 at 2:37 PM, KingDingAling said:

Well he is at least on 5. Has an easy run of ruck man coming up. Could very well be on 15-18 by the midway mark. Massive chance of winning the brownlow IMO, I am going to start offloading during the week, already into us to make the 8 at $12's, and heavily into Petracca for the rising star - which I still think he will win.

Don't bother with the Petracca bet. He would have to be crazy good to win from here, would required him to be picked this week and barely have an off game for the rest of the season. That doesn't happen for debutants. It's also a decent class this year, he has some ground to make up so would have to be clearly above those who will play 20+ games. Just my opinion.

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23 minutes ago, DemonLad5 said:

Don't think so

I'd say in terms of career achievements, they're now virtually neck and neck. This year will be a good one to compare them. Wines isn't having as much as an impact, but is coming off injuries. Interesting comparison.

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