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Can't wait to see him in another 15-20 games. Those marks will stick. The kicking will improve and the confidence should surge. The ground ball gathers and work in traffic are elite for his size.

An incredible talent that should keep Dee supporters in awe for many years!

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I think Jackson suffers from the fact that he looks so much less like a young ruck/forward than most young ruck/forwards do. He moves so smoothly and with so much coordination that he gets judged like

I had a chat to Luke Jackson today while on a break from work in front of AFL house and he is a friendly, easy going, and level headed kid. Was more than happy to chat and spoke genuinely about t

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6 hours ago, leave it to deever said:

Hasnt been great in the ruck but hes nimble at ground level in terms of crumbing, chasing and tackling.

Hitouts v Cats. Blicavs 14, Jackson 12, Stanley 10. 

Clearances:  Blicavs 1 Jackson 4 Stanley 3  

Disposals:     Blicavs 9 Jackson 10 Stanley 10

I was looking forward to him v Blicavs who is similar type of tall, athletic player who plays ruck and a key position. I thought physically he held his own against him in the stoppage ruck contests and didn't look physically overwhelmed at all. This is a huge step up for a 19 yr old tall. 

Watched the replay today and I think he did hold his own.

I think what I observed on the weekend was that Max dominated compared to Lj in the ruck but yea he was alright.

Notwithstanding Max is bigger and been doing it for many years.😁

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1 goal in 4 games. if he was 28 we'd be saying he needs to get dropped. Pedersen used to do this role but kicked his 2 goals a game at the same time. Just saying some truth bombs. 

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8 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

1 goal in 4 games. if he was 28 we'd be saying he needs to get dropped. Pedersen used to do this role but kicked his 2 goals a game at the same time. Just saying some truth bombs. 

Yeah, cool...  🙄

How'd the truth bombs about Pickett work out for you?

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17 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

1 goal in 4 games. if he was 28 we'd be saying he needs to get dropped. Pedersen used to do this role but kicked his 2 goals a game at the same time. Just saying some truth bombs. 

I am starting to think you are not a real doctor.

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17 minutes ago, JTR said:

Yeah, cool...  🙄

How'd the truth bombs about Pickett work out for you?

win some lose some :)

but usually win more ;)

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After the game I was a bit down on Jackson's performance just in terms of his time in the forward 50. In the fourth quarter I felt we were desperate for a key forward to hold a mark when we needed to kick a goal to ice the game and he was targeted but dropped marks a few times.

But on watching replays it's clear that I was far too harsh on him given his competition in the air. Whilst he wasn't clunking his marks, he wasn't being beaten either.

Of course, the work he's doing when he goes into the ruck is critical to us as it gives Gawn the flexibility to drift wherever we need him, whether forward or back. Jackson can also shoulder the inside 50 ruck load which allows Gawn to sit a kick behind if need be. And Jackson's ability below his knees when playing through the middle is already good and improving.

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30 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

I am starting to think you are not a real doctor.

P2J

These days one can get a Doctorate (PhD) on just about anything.   
PhD (Wokeness) is becoming ever more popular.  

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As a key forward, Jackson is currently the best contested mark (statistically) of any Rising Star qualified player. He has 5 whilst the next best (Georgiades, Koschitzke and Treacy) have 3. 

He's also second for contested possessions, first for hitouts, third for clearances, etc.

So, for a 19 year old tall forward who also chops out in the ruck ..... he's doing exceedingly well. 

Dr D is just a troll, but blows up his credibility too often to be any good at it.

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I watched him quite closely at the game, and the number of times he was held from running at the ball when full forward was really annoying. And when Gawn got done for less of a hold on Stanley in the last quarter I lost my s$&@. 

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1 hour ago, Dr.D said:

1 goal in 4 games. if he was 28 we'd be saying he needs to get dropped. Pedersen used to do this role but kicked his 2 goals a game at the same time. Just saying some truth bombs

love your work Dr neelD

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One of the great things with LJ already as others have stated is he isn’t being outmarked. The thing that goes hand in hand with that is if he doesn’t mark it, the players around him know to hit the contest at speed cos they will trust he will bring it ground.

They will trust him.

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1 hour ago, joshua said:

this is great from him, two defenders trying to spoil and he taps it straight to trac who kicks an easy goal. This kid will be a star

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Both revealing their basketball skills.

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2 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

I am starting to think you are not a real doctor.

Dr Smith maybe. 

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2 hours ago, joshua said:

this is great from him, two defenders trying to spoil and he taps it straight to trac who kicks an easy goal. This kid will be a star

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Loved that too, and not the first time he has done that this year. 
Almost deliberately palming it down rather than spilling the mark, showing confidence in the crumbers. 

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What is LJ’s contract situation? Is he due to resign at years end? 

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This kids going to be elite. Did a great block for fritz which resulted in a  goal. And his is exceptionally  clean with his hands for his age. The doubters are going  to be eating  humble  pie for a while. 

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Forward or not, beside the point i think. Showing so much potential in the ruck and stoppages, I suspect he'll be a top 3 ruckman once his career blossoms. Imperative to sign him for a long term extension. 17 other clubs would happily pay overs to have a footballer like him on their list. 

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1 hour ago, Earl Hood said:

What is LJ’s contract situation? Is he due to resign at years end? 

End of 2022 I think. Kozzy and riv signed till end of 2023 and then dogga signed till 2022

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