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2020 Player Reviews: #23 James Jordon

The hard working midfielder was slowly working his way towards making his long-awaited debut at the highest level when a finger injury put an abrupt end to his season. Hopefully, he will get his chance in 2021.

Date of Birth: 20 December, 2000

Height: 186cm

Weight: 80kg

Games MFC 2020: 0

Career Total: 0

Goals MFC 2020: 0

Career Total: 0

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Still out of contract? 

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There are others I'd cut first, but it doesn't bode well that he hasn't come close to a senior game over his two years on the list. Doesn't seem to have that stand out trait that will set him above the pack. Maybe a one year contract, if our draft position doesn't improve.

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42 minutes ago, poita said:

There are others I'd cut first, but it doesn't bode well that he hasn't come close to a senior game over his two years on the list. Doesn't seem to have that stand out trait that will set him above the pack. Maybe a one year contract, if our draft position doesn't improve.

I don't know if you bothered to watch any of Egan's brief reports post the scratch matches, but it was pretty clear that he was extremely close to getting a senior game when the finger injury hit.

34 minutes ago, Kent said:

any body seen him play??

I saw him down at Casey a few times in 2019 and liked what I saw. They were playing him mainly off half back that year, and while it didn't look like he'd be a superstar or anything, he was a very good kick and never looked rushed with ball in hand or with his decision making.  Allegedly moved into the midfield this year where he's looking even better.

Not super fast, but not slow either. Reminds me of Bryce Gibbs a bit actually in the way he plays.

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Is this the guy we picked up with a 2nd rounder after trading two 2nd rounders to get that pick, and no one on the draft coverage had any idea who he was? Still know nothing about him.

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He's an accumulator with vision and an elite kick. Has an uncanny knack of being involved in score involvements.

Leaves no stone unturned with diet, preparation or training.

His time will come.

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3 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

He's an accumulator with vision and an elite kick. Has an uncanny knack of being involved in score involvements.

Leaves no stone unturned with diet, preparation or training.

His time will come.

No, I would say that is a weakness he needs to work on. Far from being a accumulator.

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4 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

He's an accumulator with vision and an elite kick. Has an uncanny knack of being involved in score involvements.

Leaves no stone unturned with diet, preparation or training.

His time will come.

Sounds like something we lack badly.

I really hope we keep him, but seems strange if we rate him so highly why he isn't signed yet.

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5 minutes ago, Unleash Hell said:

Sounds like something we lack badly.

I really hope we keep him, but seems strange if we rate him so highly why he isn't signed yet.

I'd be shocked if we don't sign him. Only thing I can think is it's due to the uncertainty on list sizes and they probably wanted to sign up players who were being targeted by other clubs first. eg Sparrow and Hunt.

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21 hours ago, Nascent said:

I have no idea why but I like the kid and want him to make it.

It's because he has two first names. 

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5 hours ago, Wrecker45 said:

He was in 2018 when they moved him into the midfield.

Think he only had 1 vfl game where he had over 20 touches.

https://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=205069080&client=1-118-10449-518179-26138799

Hard worker, willing tackler, but I don't think he has great upside as a ball winner if he can't use his run to find it on the outside. And his kicking is neat enough but doesn't stand out.

If it comes down prioritising Jordon, Nietschke, Bedford and Chandler I don't think he's clearly at the front of that list just on draft order alone.

I'd have all 4 back if we've got the list spots but it might be via the rookie draft or the supplemental list period or even via Casey.

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On 11/12/2020 at 7:12 PM, DeeSpencer said:

Think he only had 1 vfl game where he had over 20 touches.

https://websites.sportstg.com/team_info.cgi?action=PSTATS&pID=205069080&client=1-118-10449-518179-26138799

Hard worker, willing tackler, but I don't think he has great upside as a ball winner if he can't use his run to find it on the outside. And his kicking is neat enough but doesn't stand out.

If it comes down prioritising Jordon, Nietschke, Bedford and Chandler I don't think he's clearly at the front of that list just on draft order alone.

I'd have all 4 back if we've got the list spots but it might be via the rookie draft or the supplemental list period or even via Casey.

I thought Bedford had potential to be a good small forward or even wing at a stretch but he hasn’t really been given much opportunity- doesn’t seem to get enough possessions so that’s something he will need to improve on 

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On 11/12/2020 at 1:59 PM, Wrecker45 said:

He was in 2018 when they moved him into the midfield.

If you're talking about TAC cup, again he wasn't an accumulator. If you're talking about VFL, then the 18 games he averaged 15.2 disposals per game.

Not really exactly high numbers for a midfielder...

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On 11/14/2020 at 11:59 AM, dazzledavey36 said:

If you're talking about TAC cup, again he wasn't an accumulator. If you're talking about VFL, then the 18 games he averaged 15.2 disposals per game.

Not really exactly high numbers for a midfielder...

I thought he had a 41 possession game in 2018 when they moved him into the midfield. I could be mistaken.

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54 minutes ago, Wrecker45 said:

I thought he had a 41 possession game in 2018 when they moved him into the midfield. I could be mistaken.

He was playing school footy majority of that year.

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He’s a skilled youngster who is still only 19 (turns 20 in late December) as he was one of the youngest kids drafted in 2018.  I’m not sure he fits a midfielder (we are overstocked for inside mids) so I think he could be useful as a small defender.  Worth another year and perhaps try him at Casey across half back or defence.  

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

He’s a skilled youngster who is still only 19 (turns 20 in late December) as he was one of the youngest kids drafted in 2018.  I’m not sure he fits a midfielder (we are overstocked for inside mids) so I think he could be useful as a small defender.  Worth another year and perhaps try him at Casey across half back or defence.  

Didn’t we draft and start him at half back and then moved him mid due to limited involvement? I agree if he is going to make it with us then he needs to show worth on a flank. Granted first port needs to be confirmation of his position on the list. 

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