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6 hours ago, DeeSpencer said:

Going to be a struggle for some to spell his name correctly!

I love a country kid with a pure kick. From Jason Taylor's comments I'm not sure he's really targeted for any particular position, maybe more of a gamble on some skills and athleticism. 

20th December, would have to be closest to youngest player in the draft. 

In fairness to the OP (me) I took it from the AFL site and didn't question the spelling for obvious reasons.

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Great debut.  James McDonald presented him his jumper. So lovely to have him back at the club. A real Melbourne champion. 

Great insight into the pathway James has undertaken in getting to this level. https://www.aflplayers.com.au/news-feed/stories/jordons-defining-leap-towards-an-afl-career?fbclid=IwAR2ZwMns04Q8Kosw

Isn't it great to be able to develop picks at Casey rather than "Great White Hoping" them.

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4 minutes ago, Demonland said:

In fairness to the OP (me) I took it from the AFL site and didn't question the spelling for obvious reasons.

Not blaming you! It appears to be an atypical surname that’s going to cause confusion. TrengRove like

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This is an interesting selection.  I can tell you that Hawthorn classified him as Not Draft Quality.  This is the label they attach to all players they believe are not worthy of Draft consideration. 

I also looked at a lot of Phantom Drafters and I don’t recall seeing anyone nominate him in a Top 50.

Let’s hope Jason Taylor proves them all wrong. 

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19 minutes ago, goodwindees said:

This is an interesting selection.  I can tell you that Hawthorn classified him as Not Draft Quality.  This is the label they attach to all players they believe are not worthy of Draft consideration. 

I also looked at a lot of Phantom Drafters and I don’t recall seeing anyone nominate him in a Top 50.

Let’s hope Jason Taylor proves them all wrong. 

We must have got wind of another club taking him. Otherwise there is no reason he wouldn't have lasted until the rookie draft. He barely rates a mention anywhere. Jason Taylor does have a good eye. He needs to at this club, we don't leave him with much.

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35 minutes ago, KingDingAling said:

We must have got wind of another club taking him. Otherwise there is no reason he wouldn't have lasted until the rookie draft. He barely rates a mention anywhere. Jason Taylor does have a good eye. He needs to at this club, we don't leave him with much.

Taking a player because you believe someone else may take them down the track goes against Taylor’s “best available” philosophy though. 

I have no idea whether the players we picked up will be any good or not, seems Taylor has a blue collar philosophy on recruiting though. He likes players that have to earn their keep. Small town types that will do anything to make it..

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That's the ethic that Goody and Coaches have concentrated on in since Roosy took over.

All the recruits are win your own ball in traffic and Janes no exception.

Think like Clarry as a bolter and prob the most speculative of the draft choices.

Honest and plenty of upside who will improve around our Club culture.

All our drafts will be competing against each other for recognition improvement and maybe one spot in our early season team.

On that basis the highlight reels favour Tom Sparrow of the onballers who may be more advanced than Toby and Kade. 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, 58er said:

Think like Clarry as a bolter and prob the most speculative of the draft choices.

Not only that, but if he's in the Clarry mould, he's arrived at a club where he can be taught by him. I swear the handball effectiveness of the whole club has improved since he's been there.

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13 hours ago, goodwindees said:

This is an interesting selection.  I can tell you that Hawthorn classified him as Not Draft Quality.  This is the label they attach to all players they believe are not worthy of Draft consideration. 

I also looked at a lot of Phantom Drafters and I don’t recall seeing anyone nominate him in a Top 50.

Let’s hope Jason Taylor proves them all wrong. 

In that case, it’s worth repeating what I just wrote about Jordon elsewhere:-

Incidentally, James Jordon played for Oakleigh, the losers in that TAC Cup Grand Final and his first quarter was worth watching. It was obvious at the time from his low jumper number that he wasn’t a regular in the team (we know now that he played only seven games for them during the season due to school commitments). He appeared to run out of steam after his early burst but, on reflection, I should have taken more notice of him. He hasn’t had the development or the fitness base of the more heralded regulars at TAC Cup or other state under age levels but I suspect that the selectors were on to something with Jordon and that, with development, he might well rush past so me of the blokes who are getting the accolades for first r ound draft selection. He’s also played country football for Yarrawonga  - they make them tough there  (well they used to based on a game I witnessed in the 80s). That he played for them speaks volumes to me. He’s still just 17. You know what I mean?

I hope those Hawthorn recruiters end up with some 🍳 on their faces. There’s every chance Jordon will continue growing for another year or two and end up one of those prototype modern midfielders at some stage in the future. I’d like to see that.

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I found the full video of the 2018 TAC Cup Grand Final. Jordon (#64) is in everything in the first quarter and then drifts out of the game after that.

Jordon made his debut for the Yarrawonga Pigeons earlier in the season and then played school football at Caulfield Grammar. He was a member of the APS representative team which defeated the AGSV at Trinity College and made his debut for the Chargers during the June/July school break. He returned to the Chargers after school commitments ended and played two games before the finals, then all three finals at TAC Cup level. He was named second on the Oakleigh best list in the first final.

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37 minutes ago, My name is legion said:

Looks like Cale Morton

Don’t even say that in jest!

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2 hours ago, Clintosaurus said:

Who gives a [censored] what Hawthorn think?

Yeah, they’re just the most successful club of the modern era and have won about 10 Flags since us. 

That said, you are missing the only point which was just what a Smokey this selection was. 

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22: 48 drops to his knees to win a ground ball handball, then follows up and bangs the ball forward in traffic
24: 58 - quick centre clearance handball to a free team mate
26:05 -  bangs a torp up the line 
33:15 - fumbles, then dishes a quick handball, gets around the back to get the handball back and gets his kick smothered, regathers to rush another kick 30m or so forward
33: 58 - reads the play well and quickly gets on to a wayward kick, gathers cleanly and fires a nice handball back to a team mate
34:50 - no possessions here but makes good position to receive a handball and also quickly covers back on a turnover
35:28 - handball gets smothered on the boundary line
35:50 gets beat easily for the clearance by his opponent, no body contact
36:35 - again positions on the back of the play to receive a handball, spears a kick 20m to hit an open forward

The last play was his best for the quarter.

Looked to me like a guy who probably was still adjusting to the pace of the game and given Dandy were a fierce pressure side and it was a Grand Final that probably makes sense. Clearly not as physically developed as most kids, you can see he doesn't have the upper body definition or run in the legs. But there's some speed and he reads the play to receive the ball. If his last kick of the quarter was deliberate and indicative of what he can do instead of just more of a fluke then I can see why we liked that. 

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14 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

In that case, it’s worth repeating what I just wrote about Jordon elsewhere:-

Incidentally, James Jordon played for Oakleigh, the losers in that TAC Cup Grand Final and his first quarter was worth watching. It was obvious at the time from his low jumper number that he wasn’t a regular in the team (we know now that he played only seven games for them during the season due to school commitments). He appeared to run out of steam after his early burst but, on reflection, I should have taken more notice of him. He hasn’t had the development or the fitness base of the more heralded regulars at TAC Cup or other state under age levels but I suspect that the selectors were on to something with Jordon and that, with development, he might well rush past so me of the blokes who are getting the accolades for first r ound draft selection. He’s also played country football for Yarrawonga  - they make them tough there  (well they used to based on a game I witnessed in the 80s). That he played for them speaks volumes to me. He’s still just 17. You know what I mean?

I hope those Hawthorn recruiters end up with some 🍳 on their faces. There’s every chance Jordon will continue growing for another year or two and end up one of those prototype modern midfielders at some stage in the future. I’d like to see that.

All good points, especially the one about hitting Hawthorn recruiters in the face with a skillet...

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15 hours ago, Whispering_Jack said:

 

I found the full video of the 2018 TAC Cup Grand Final. Jordon (#64) is in everything in the first quarter and then drifts out of the game after that.

Jordon made his debut for the Yarrawonga Pigeons earlier in the season and then played school football at Caulfield Grammar. He was a member of the APS representative team which defeated the AGSV at Trinity College and made his debut for the Chargers during the June/July school break. He returned to the Chargers after school commitments ended and played two games before the finals, then all three finals at TAC Cup level. He was named second on the Oakleigh best list in the first final.

No biggie about APS beating AGSV. It happens every year. The APS have won the last nine of these games in a row.

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Another tough ball winner who makes good decisions with ball in hand and with potential for more growth, only 17. Welcome aboard James. !!!

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On ‎11‎/‎24‎/‎2018 at 4:35 PM, goodwindees said:

Yeah, they’re just the most successful club of the modern era and have won about 10 Flags since us. 

That said, you are missing the only point which was just what a Smokey this selection was. 

are they realy that good at drafting in the last 5 or so years? or was it more 10 years ago. They just keep bringing in other teams developed players. Who is their young talent coming through?. I thought Sicily and perhaps Burton could be A grade. not sure there is much else. and they gave up Burton to again bringing in someone else's talent, Wingard. not sure they are the recruiters to be listening to.

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On 11/23/2018 at 2:43 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Going to be a struggle for some to spell his name correctly!

I love a country kid with a pure kick. From Jason Taylor's comments I'm not sure he's really targeted for any particular position, maybe more of a gamble on some skills and athleticism. 

20th December, would have to be closest to youngest player in the draft. 

Kicking penetration similar to the great Rod Grinter, heh? We haven't had one of those for years....

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