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Was listening to SEN and Derwayne mentioned that Jackson won't make it as a ruck and the only way he'll carve a career in this league is if he's played exclusively as a key forward.

Is he jumping the gun?

Does he have a point? 

Was Jackson that poor in his one game as starting ruck V's North and as a relief ruckman in his other 5 games?

Be interested to hear what you all think his best position will be.

Thought Russell was being a little too harsh on the back of a 200cm kid having a 6 game taste.

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The day I no longer have to listen to Dwayne Russell commentate will be a nice day

The kid has just turned 19 FCS.  Coincidentally, 19 is Dwayne's IQ.

Goldstein won the hit outs, but I thought Jacko did more around the ground. The question is not: will he make it as a ruck? The question should be: what else can he do to maximise his value?

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I heard a bit of this diatribe as i was leaving the house. 
Dwayne considers his opinions as solid fact and then runs with it all afternoon. 
LJ could be the number one player in the game in 2-3 years time. 
dwayne could only dream of such heights. 
He still believes Jeelong is in a Premiership Window...

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The kid has just turned 19 FCS.  Coincidentally, 19 is Dwayne's IQ.

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Dwayne Russell. “Built like Tarzan and played like Jane”.  He was projected himself as a superstar but was a bit of a dud. Can’t believe his opinion gets any credit. 
 

Jackson will be one of the most exciting players to watch in the next few years.  He’s raw but you can see his energy. Perhaps the most athletic ruckman since Natanui/Grundy with his follow up work.  
 

My only knock on Jackson is “he is from WA” and the “go home” offers on big $$$ from the Eagles and Freo will come sooner rather than later. 

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Goldstein won the hit outs, but I thought Jacko did more around the ground.

The question is not: will he make it as a ruck?

The question should be: what else can he do to maximise his value?

Personally I think we shouldn’t try to make him in to Grundy but rather aim for something like Goodes. Mid/forward/ruck utility. 

I’d have him spending time on the wing as well as forward and ruck this year.

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Who cares what people think about him. Jackson like all our players has it in his own hands whether he can be effective in various roles. Let actions talk.

Unfortunately our players over the years have tended to deliver less than what they're capable of...hence commentators seemingly 'picking on' the MFC. Hopefully Jackson is one of the guys to start turning the tide.

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12 minutes ago, DeeSpencer said:

Goldstein won the hit outs, but I thought Jacko did more around the ground.

The question is not: will he make it as a ruck?

The question should be: what else can he do to maximise his value?

Personally I think we shouldn’t try to make him in to Grundy but rather aim for something like Goodes. Mid/forward/ruck utility. 

I’d have him spending time on the wing as well as forward and ruck this year.

Agree.

I would be disappointed if we try and make him the main ruck. That position is fading in relevance and is more easily filled by a dinosaur as most clubs tend to do these days.

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4 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

Ahh yes. Mods, please change the date to 3 December if you wouldn't mind.

wouldn't bother, not like derwayne is going to be some historic figure where we had to remember the date and where we were when he made his declaration on luke jackson

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13 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

 

Ahh yes. Mods, please change the date to 3 December if you wouldn't mind.

1 + 2 = 3... I suggest you give up on the numerology BBP.

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1 hour ago, Action Jackson said:

The day I no longer have to listen to Dwayne Russell commentate will be a nice day

I think the best footy commentator is the one with laryngitis at the time.

To be fair though, it is just am opinion and we all know they are just like bums ( the polite word ), everybody has one.

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36 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Makes no sense at all from Dwayne. 

However with how redundant the ruck position has become I'd much rather see LJ become a star forward.

LJ will be a gun and I suspect another East Freo boy (Carroll) will be drafted to allow the Dees to have a WA flavour with the hope they stick together at the Dees. Where will he end up playing will depend on the coach, game plan, opportunities etc. But I believe he will be a jet as a forward ruck combo

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1 hour ago, DeeSpencer said:

Goldstein won the hit outs, but I thought Jacko did more around the ground.

The question is not: will he make it as a ruck?

The question should be: what else can he do to maximise his value?

Personally I think we shouldn’t try to make him in to Grundy but rather aim for something like Goodes. Mid/forward/ruck utility. 

I’d have him spending time on the wing as well as forward and ruck this year.

Totally with you here 'Dee'...

He has so many strings to his bow I'm sure we won't restrict him as a pure ruck and use him were we need him best.

Even Goody said he could be used as a mid.

Goodes is an excellent comparison.

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3 hours ago, ProperDee said:

The kid has just turned 19 FCS.  Coincidentally, 19 is Dwayne's IQ.

Surely you are exaggerating - missed the decimal point - 1.9

3 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Makes no sense at all from Dwayne. 

However with how redundant the ruck position has become I'd much rather see LJ become a star forward.

In the mid 1950s the greatest coach of all time had a brilliant and totally innovative idea.  Instead of running two lumbering ruckman and a rover follow the ball around all day, of course with “resting” ruckman in the forward and back pockets, he had this young athletic guy named Barassi who would run around doing a bit of ruck work and a bit of roving, and a bit of goal kicking when “resting” forward.  The first ruck-rover was invented. 
Young Jackson fits the rôle, and hopefully takes part in a similar age of success as did young RDB. 

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