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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - JAMES JORDON



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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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Another good game from JJ last night, to backup from his debut in R1. Helps add to our midfield depth and is productive when playing in the seniors (love the 1%’s he bases his game off).

Harmes will indeed need to find form to get back into the team when his wrist is ready (definitely no bad thing).

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Love that he sits back a bit from the contest and racks up the uncontested, something all our see-ball-get-ball power mids struggle with and coupled with his defensive efforts adds a sweet POD we've been searching for. Super excited for the future after seeing the midfield group click last night.

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Been great - and sticks his tackles, which I think has been a midfield weakness for us. 

Tom Sparrow also should be getting some love. I didn’t notice him as much as Jordan on the first watch of the game last night, but watching the replay he seemed to get a lot of quick short handballs from congested play to guys on the outside that set us off and running.

I didn’t think there was a role for him with all our inside mids, but with Gus playing wing, and Harmes injured, this allowed Clarry and Trac to run from congestion rather than get caught up in chains of 1 meter handballs.

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JJ was really good again he is hard at and continually hits targets, I thought that all our kids contributed well last night and our bottom 6 contributed way more than theirs, shame we kicked so woefully could have been a percentage booster, but a win is a win. Well done James Jordon.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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23 minutes ago, Neil Crompton said:

Hey demonstone, an easier solution to this problem might be to get James to change the spelling of his surname.

No, the mods should censor “Jordan”.

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Watching the replay, noticed the kid’s composure. With great awareness he has the ability to hold the ball a fraction of a second longer, drawing a player in and freeing up a teammate. 
Many of our senior players don’t have that attribute. 
Spreads well and positions himself in dangerous spots. Keep it up young fella!

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i must admit i was a bit worried Jordon might be too slow at AFL level, but with his footy smarts i don't think it matters much. he's quick to sum up the situation and position himself to be in the right spot, either offensively or defensively, and works hard without dropping off. he also has clean skills but i think i've been most impressed by his tackling pressure. he seems to have the knack of not being sold the dummy and closes on them quicker than they think.

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Let's get his name right..".....it's Jawdunn for goodness sake !!!!! 

Could he be the next great ' Jones' on our list ?????

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Jordon was prolific but made a few errors in the first quarter which were unlucky/costly. He was then was more efficient with the ball. 8 tackles was an equal team high. He will need to keep his form to hold his spot with Viney to come back. 

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I was surprised and disappointed with his hand pass that led to the first goal, as I thought he just hand balled loosely to space,  but on watching the replay I think it was meant for Max but was too quick for him!

He’s quickly becoming one of my favourite players - just like a previous owner of jumper no 23 

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2 rising star nominations the last couple of weeks and sitting on top of the ladder.

That's promising 'dazzle'...

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The great thing is he gets everything that’s required, next comes the slowing of the game. And that then means he hits and chooses targets better. 23 against the swans in a tight game is a very good sign.

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Congratulations Jimmy Jaundice 

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