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He was bloody fantastic.  Only 19 and with 10 (?) games - he is keeping B Brown and Weid out of the side.  Last night was his best game and he is getting better every week. Very, very exciting.

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I've noticed that LJ has flat hands when he attempts a mark and he tends to knock the ball forward of his body and then marks on the follow up. He is/will be a very good player and like most I've noticed he improves every game.

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Love the 2nd efforts. Huge upside as a ruckman and midfielder.  Absolutely a huge weapon with Gawn that will destroy other teams. 

Obviously he still needs the development work on kicking, marking, and footy intelligence. At 19, he has the time. 
 

Just need to keep him away from the Dockers and Eagles. 

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Contract extension for Luke Jackson please MFC we really need to keep this kid in our stable long term, he is something special. Well done Big Dog, keep up the great work young man.!!!!!!!!!!!

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Willing to admit defeat yet? Clearly isn't a natural forward. Surely that's evident after 7 rounds?  He's playing super well when up the ground and around the ground etc. but as a forward he doesn't have the key forward craft of a Josh Kennedy or Riewoldt. And it's blasphemous to even compare them. Also, I might add that most (if not all) of Jacksons goals are crumbing types.

A few posters that are saying that a bag of 5 are just around the corner may be waiting a while :) 

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6 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

Willing to admit defeat yet? Clearly isn't a natural forward. Surely that's evident after 7 rounds?  He's playing super well when up the ground and around the ground etc. but as a forward he doesn't have the key forward craft of a Josh Kennedy or Riewoldt. And it's blasphemous to even compare them. Also, I might add that most (if not all) of Jacksons goals are crumbing types.

A few posters that are saying that a bag of 5 are just around the corner may be waiting a while :) 

You asked for it 

Josh Kennedy                                                                                                                                                          Luke Jackson

2007 Stats for Season 2021
13 Games 7
4.4 Kicks 5.1
3.1 Handballs 9.6
7.5 Disposals 14.7
3.9 Marks 3.6
0.5 Goals 0.6
0.4 Behinds 0.3
2.1 Tackles 2.1
3.1 Hitouts 11.1

 

 

Jack Riewoldt                                                                                                                                                                 Luke Jackson

 

2008 Stats for Season 2021
18 Games 7
7.9 Kicks 5.1
2.8 Handballs 9.6
10.8 Disposals 14.7
4.8 Marks 3.6
1.0 Goals 0.6
0.4 Behinds 0.3
2.1 Tackles 2.1
0.3 Hitouts 11.1

 

Give the lad time. Will you ever admit defeat?

 

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12 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

Willing to admit defeat yet? Clearly isn't a natural forward. Surely that's evident after 7 rounds?  He's playing super well when up the ground and around the ground etc. but as a forward he doesn't have the key forward craft of a Josh Kennedy or Riewoldt. And it's blasphemous to even compare them. Also, I might add that most (if not all) of Jacksons goals are crumbing types.

A few posters that are saying that a bag of 5 are just around the corner may be waiting a while :) 

Thinking Think GIF by Rodney Dangerfield

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17 minutes ago, Dr.D said:

Willing to admit defeat yet? Clearly isn't a natural forward. Surely that's evident after 7 rounds?  He's playing super well when up the ground and around the ground etc. but as a forward he doesn't have the key forward craft of a Josh Kennedy or Riewoldt. And it's blasphemous to even compare them. Also, I might add that most (if not all) of Jacksons goals are crumbing types.

A few posters that are saying that a bag of 5 are just around the corner may be waiting a while :) 

Have you ever considered diagnosing yourself, Doc?

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47 minutes ago, demonstone said:

You've got to feel a bit sorry for the poor Doctor.  With all this winning going on, the barrel has never been scraped harder in an effort to find some way to pot the mighty Demons.

 I luv having the Doc around. I might disagree with 99.9% of what he has to say, but because of his input:

- he raises the blood pressure of virtually all who read his posts thus initiating incredibly (demon) passionate chatter on here 

- he inspires many of Demonstone's famous retorts - of which we are all great fans - and our Demon world would be a such a darker place without those retorts 

So to me, the Doc makes this a better place for all, and I'm so happy he is here with us.

Unless of course one of his comments / predictions prove to be true. Then he can just [censored] right off.  

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Gone a little bit under the radar, but how good is this kid, that in his second season he’s straight back in, pushing out seasoned players (Ben Brown or Weid), and no one raises an eye-brow.

Mind blowing how far this young man could go in this game...

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I think that the recruiters when they selected Luke had some idea what the upside to his game were but did not expect his development being so quick along with TMac's form reversal has created a winning senario for the club.

This has probably created the selection problems which the club now faces which is a good thing for the team since players are now on notice play well along with doing the team thing and you will retain your place.

If players play poorly or don't do the team thing then your in the VFL.

I already predicted Luke would have a breakout game this year but I am pleasantly surprised by his consistant level of performance over the 8 games were he has allowed Gawn to rest or play forward.

I still think he will surpass his Rising Star game and take a game by its throat and kill it.

I think the MFC has made good decision on recruiting in the last 3 seasons but the best recruit is Mark Williams who challenges the players to get the best out of themselves.

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3 hours ago, PaulRB said:

Gone a little bit under the radar, but how good is this kid, that in his second season he’s straight back in, pushing out seasoned players (Ben Brown or Weid), and no one raises an eye-brow.

Mind blowing how far this young man could go in this game...

He is amazing.  Cant wait to watch him tomorrow.

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DON’T GO, LUKE

There have been rumours swirling recently that Melbourne’s Luke Jackson is homesick and misses family and friends in Perth.

These have been flatly denied and the Demons are not concerned about losing him any time soon given he’s contracted until the end of 2022, but they did put their foot down when he asked to move out recently.

Man On The Mark understands Melbourne did not believe Jackson was ready to move away from host family – the Brayshaws – and made this point clear to him when he asked to change accommodation.

The Brayshaw clan also have Trent Rivers and mid-season pick-up Daniel Turner under the same roof.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-news-2021-man-on-the-mark-tom-morris-column-luke-jackson-trade-paul-roos-north-melbourne-umpire-jack-ziebell/news-story/7a28e9011f486cf21ccf9f0cfd77a13d

 

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45 minutes ago, Lord Nev said:

DON’T GO, LUKE

There have been rumours swirling recently that Melbourne’s Luke Jackson is homesick and misses family and friends in Perth.

These have been flatly denied and the Demons are not concerned about losing him any time soon given he’s contracted until the end of 2022, but they did put their foot down when he asked to move out recently.

Man On The Mark understands Melbourne did not believe Jackson was ready to move away from host family – the Brayshaws – and made this point clear to him when he asked to change accommodation.

The Brayshaw clan also have Trent Rivers and mid-season pick-up Daniel Turner under the same roof.

https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-news-2021-man-on-the-mark-tom-morris-column-luke-jackson-trade-paul-roos-north-melbourne-umpire-jack-ziebell/news-story/7a28e9011f486cf21ccf9f0cfd77a13d

 

Most likely just a junk piece from Morris

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11 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Most likely just a junk piece from Morris

Based on the fact you don't like it, or based on the fact he has strong connections with MFC and has been correct on numerous occasions about MFC things?

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1 minute ago, Lord Nev said:

Based on the fact you don't like it, or based on the fact he has strong connections with MFC and has been correct on numerous occasions about MFC things?

Based on the fact he is like a little kid in a lolley shop with a lot of his articles and on Foxsports.

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And so it begins.

"There have been rumours swirling recently that Melbourne’s Luke Jackson is homesick and misses family and friends in Perth.

These have been flatly denied and the Demons are not concerned about losing him any time soon given he’s contracted until the end of 2022,"

Has anyone on DL heard these rumours. First I've heard of it. Always the worry drafting young Western Australians but he's coming into a very different environment than the one Jesse Hogan came into when he was only a 17yr old.  So hopefully a very different scenario with hopefully a very different individual, who also has his best mate, Rivers, here playing with him. 

Always a bit of a worry when a young player doesn't sign a longer term extension than just one year. We'll now be on the merry go round with him until we get a more meaningful extension than the repeat 2 year ones that Hogan would only make. 

 

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3 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

Based on the fact he is like a little kid in a lolley shop with a lot of his articles and on Foxsports.

Like when he broke the story Bartlett was stepping down? ??

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Just now, It's Time said:

"There have been rumours swirling recently that Melbourne’s Luke Jackson is homesick and misses family and friends in Perth.

These have been flatly denied and the Demons are not concerned about losing him any time soon given he’s contracted until the end of 2022,"

Has anyone on DL heard these rumours. First I've heard of it. Always the worry drafting young Western Australians but he's coming into a very different environment than the one Jesse Hogan came into and he was only a 17yr old.  So hopefully a very different scenario with hopefully a very different individual, who also has his best mate, Rivers, here playing with him. 

 

Yes, and I posted it here a fair while back.

Doesn't mean he's gone, but from what I've heard there is definitely something to it.

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