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27 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

like Nev Jetta?

Apples and Oranges.  Nev was a low pick who really struggled to find a place in the AFL.  Jackson is sought-after and would be welcome at any club in the league.  The WA clubs are no doubt already in his ear about moving home in two years if he's grabbed by anyone else.  He may not plan to do it, but I don't think there's any doubt that they will be pressuring him to do it. 

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1 minute ago, RalphiusMaximus said:

Apples and Oranges.  Nev was a low pick who really struggled to find a place in the AFL.  Jackson is sought-after and would be welcome at any club in the league.  The WA clubs are no doubt already in his ear about moving home in two years if he's grabbed by anyone else.  He may not plan to do it, but I don't think there's any doubt that they will be pressuring him to do it. 

Cripps  Simon Black, Buddy,  Corey, Duncan all top players who have never entertained going home

Just like Pav never wanting to leave Freo for SA

Not everyone is the same, Jesse's circumstances were ever changing and a lot of it was out of his control 

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Must say I'm getting a bit of national draft eve jitters myself (and no, I'm not in it - way too.old and too much of a hack for that).

I completed understand the folly of placing premiership hopes and otherwise unrealistic expectations on a bunch of highly rated, but unproven kids, but with the year we have just had, it shows the kind of despation for something good to emerge from yet another season from hell.

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46 minutes ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Out of curiosity, can anyone envisage GC doing a St Kilda and taking Jackson with pick 2 and letting Anderson slip through to 3?

You need to drum up some drama between Rowell and Anderson on social media and turn them into enemies in the next 24 hours :laugh:

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14 hours ago, deebug said:

Great we chose Jackson and in two years time he is on a plane back home to WA.

His folks my be a little annoyed by that. 

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I believe this is Taylor’s first round drafting history at Melbourne -

Salem, Petracca, Brayshaw, Oliver, Weideman 

Pretty solid. I am backing him in tonight 

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8 hours ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Out of curiosity, can anyone envisage GC doing a St Kilda and taking Jackson with pick 2 and letting Anderson slip through to 3?

We can only dream! Landing Anderson would be a dream. Such a shame we’re being robbed of him. He’s got the most superstar potential of any player in this draft by a fair way IMO.

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I have a random question (for those on here in the know): do the recruitment team ever consult the current players on their thoughts prior to the draft? It would make sense - but I don't think I've ever heard of this spoken about.  

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15 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

We can only dream! Landing Anderson would be a dream. Such a shame we’re being robbed of him. He’s got the most superstar potential of any player in this draft by a fair way IMO.

Agree but Rowell and Anderson are on the same Unity ticket. They come together like Pie and sauce. Their view of being drafted by the GC is fortified by the thought (knowledge?) that they will be together on lonely Sunset Boulevard,  God’s waiting room. 

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39 minutes ago, hemingway said:

Agree but Rowell and Anderson are on the same Unity ticket. They come together like Pie and sauce. Their view of being drafted by the GC is fortified by the thought (knowledge?) that they will be together on lonely Sunset Boulevard,  God’s waiting room. 

I thought God went back to Geelong

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12 hours ago, Paulo said:

So sick of all you Jackson,s no good and we want young, whinging , probably the same lot who wanted the essendon bloke instead of Oliver, Jackson will be twice as good as young, that is why taylor is picking jackson

Calm down Paulo,  we are allowed to voice our opinions,  my problems with the selection of Jackson will be  that we dont "need" him but we do "need" skill based players. Its the old argument of needs v best available. I like Pickett at 10 because we genuinely need that type of player.  Thats all, but as i have always said, if it is Jackson, then i will throw my full support behind him, the moment he is a demon then he is one of us.

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5 hours ago, Cards13 said:

His folks my be a little annoyed by that. 

Going home?

 

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21 hours ago, Demon3 said:

I just watched Jacksons hls, He moves well, but im not sure he can kick that well. That is not exciting to me!

He will get the hang of it; kicking is, afterall, one of the easiest of onfield skills after practice and practice and guidance. As an adult, that should be little to worry about, I'd reckon. 

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3 hours ago, Skuit said:

I have a random question (for those on here in the know): do the recruitment team ever consult the current players on their thoughts prior to the draft? It would make sense - but I don't think I've ever heard of this spoken about.  

I would imagine that Jordan Lewis would be a good source of potential player appraisal. Probably the best we have.

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1 minute ago, Deemania since 56 said:

He will get the hang of it; kicking is, afterall, one of the easiest of onfield skills after practice and practice and guidance. As an adult, that should be little to worry about, I'd reckon. 

Hope you are right Deemania, because if the plan is to use him forward i would hope that he can kick well. 

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13 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Cripps  Simon Black, Buddy,  Corey, Duncan all top players who have never entertained going home

Just like Pav never wanting to leave Freo for SA

Not everyone is the same, Jesse's circumstances were ever changing and a lot of it was out of his control 

I think, underneath, we all miss him (Jesse) and would all like to see him still in the red 'n blue; however, we also all understand that he had enormous pressures upon him and returning home was his best means of achieving some amelioration of these circumstances.

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3 hours ago, Demon3 said:

Calm down Paulo,  we are allowed to voice our opinions,  my problems with the selection of Jackson will be  that we dont "need" him but we do "need" skill based players. Its the old argument of needs v best available. I like Pickett at 10 because we genuinely need that type of player.  Thats all, but as i have always said, if it is Jackson, then i will throw my full support behind him, the moment he is a demon then he is one of us.

Yeah i know, im just trying to get everyone on the jackson train, i am generally excited the mfc taking him and pickett along with bennell hopefully will add some much needed x factor and excitement to our list

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2 hours ago, Deemania since 56 said:

He will get the hang of it; kicking is, afterall, one of the easiest of onfield skills after practice and practice and guidance. As an adult, that should be little to worry about, I'd reckon. 

Johnny Butcher says hello.👍

That worked out well.

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8 minutes ago, Paulo said:

Yeah i know, im just trying to get everyone on the jackson train, i am generally excited the mfc taking him and pickett along with bennell hopefully will add some much needed x factor and excitement to our list

haha.. i like it mate, good on you, yeah its easy to be glass half empty, i need to be a bit more positive. im on board!!

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15 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Johnny Butcher says hello.👍

That worked out well.

just googled JB

Pick 8 and one of the Wikipedia footnotes refers to a Herald Sun article saying MFC were interested (we took scully and Trengove at 1 and 2 and then Gysberts at 11).... grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Mind you most of the 2009 draft didn't turn out that flash. (We did get Maxy at pick 34 though)

Originally from Maffra, Victoria, Butcher is a versatile key position prospect with great agility and pace for his size. Butcher is an excellent contested mark and has been noted for his "clean hands".[1] He was extremely impressive at the AFL Draft Camp with his speed (2.99 sec over 20 m) and repeat sprints (24.88 sec) being in the top 28 per cent of all players. He kicked 40 goals for the year for Gippsland Power and Vic Country in 16 games. He was a Vic Country Under 18 representative in both 2008 and 2009, including kicking three goals against Vic Metro in 2009.[2] Butcher is also an AIS-AFL Academy graduate. He was widely tipped to be the first key-position player to be selected in the 2009 draft.[3

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