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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - JAKE BOWEY


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3 hours ago, 58er said:

Spargs will look quick in tandem with these new recruits plus Kossie. No one will or should be stationery on our forward line in 2021 otherwise they will be on the bench and not going back on fir a whole!

Not sure  about Tommy Mac yet but we will wait and see!!

It's a known fact anybody that is picked up by Melbourne is slow, or became slower once they are pick up by Melbourne.

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10 hours ago, Viscount Cardwell said:

Can't believe the absolute negativity on this site, jake was an absolute star in the nab 2019 future stars game before GF, everyone on here is so negative about anything the MFC do. 

 

 

 

Also people, it would only be human for Jake to come here and see the reaction to his arrival by the supporters. I’m confident players quickly learn to avoid this place, but factor in him or his relatives possibly reading this stuff, and consider positivity instead of projecting your MFCSS all over the kid. 
 

Further to this, the Spargo trashing on this site is [censored] pathetic. 

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5 hours ago, Hellish Inferno said:

Haha yep definitely a major issue that needs a fix, hopefull this goes a long way towards it!

If only they had a few extra cms and kgs, but footy IQ is a must

Read the Herald Sun. That automatically makes them taller. Whereas The Age has Bowey and Laurie as 175cm and 179cm respectively, the Herald Sun has them both as 180cm.

How the two papers can have different information astounds me. I would have thought the AFL would provide data on each player which the media would all use.

Having said that, it's also quite possible that any 18 year old hasn't finished growing anyway.

 

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We whinge and moan all year about not having anyone who can kick teh ball and no pace.. we go and get one and then we still find reason to do teh same.

Its a needs selection, smart selection, as is Laurie and even Rosman. They are what we need. We didnt need Carroll, or we didnt need Cook, we have those types, we dont have Bowey or Laurie types.

Drafting for the now, as they should, the window is open for us, these guys get it an kick it nicely, read the play well, are clever, have some pace, and can play through midfield, wing or fwd line.

 

Its a really good haul for 3 picks.

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Jake Bowie  He was our first pick in the draft and has speed which we lack and has precision kicking which we lack.  

Most have not seen these   guys play in the flesh and some on the site are digging a hole for them. . Let's wait and see before any of us jump the gun.  

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7 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Jake Bowie  He was our first pick in the draft and has speed which we lack and has precision kicking which we lack.  

Most have not seen these   guys play in the flesh and some on the site are digging a hole for them. . Let's wait and see before any of us jump the gun.  

I'd like to add "Let's wait and see for a few years before any of us jump the gun".

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Welcome aboard Jake - your families reaction gave me goose bumps even got the dogs involved. It will be great to have a pacey player with an excellent kick and tons of courage in the Red & Blue, I can see you running around the Gee in 2021.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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12 hours ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

A couple of nice marks in his highlights.  Seems hes more Pickett/Weightman than Spargo.

I like the pick.

Why is the point of reference in a few of these threads Spargo?? Sheesh!! 

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Welcome to Melbourne Jake. I am going to go ahead right now and apologise in advance for our supporters who love to judge a book by it's cover and write off players they have not seen play for more than 1 minute. If you were 198cm but couldn't run or kick, they'd call you the next Buddy. So errr... good luck. 

 

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Think it was @goodoil that posted a link to a game involving Max Holmes playing in 2019 when he was all the rage as a bolter linked to us by cal.

I watched about 15-20minutes of the game and I came away none the wiser about Max but super impressed with Bowey. Looked a cut above with his skills, composure and pace. Think I made a comment then that I would be happy to see him in our colours and that hasn't changed.

Welcome aboard Jake.

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Majority of our speedy players run in straight lines.

We haven't had too many players that have been quick, evasive and that were renowned for hitting targets. Could be a great connector. Plays tall for his size too and has had senior footy experience as 16 yr old.

Think this young fella may just surprise a few.

Cult Hero in the making.

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Just now, Lace Out said:

Majority of our speedy players run in straight lines.

We haven't had too many players that have been quick, evasive and that were renowned for hitting targets. Could be a great connector. Plays tall for his size too and has had senior footy experience as 16 yr old.

Think this young fella may just surprise a few.

Cult Hero in the making.

This is a great point, apart from jetta from a few years ago I struggle to think of too many that could really buy time with a decent side step and open the game up. 

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17 hours ago, picket fence said:

and 25 times better than the bloke who u know who I just do not rate!

Perfect replacement for OMac at CHB!!!! Hungry for the ball, as well. 

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This is really worth a read: https://afl.draftcentral.com.au/2020/06/02/marquee-matchups-jake-bowey-vs-errol-gulden/ 

The more I am reading about Jake, the more I am realising, sheesh I know why he went round 1. 

NAB league in 2019, he was one of the reasons the Dragons made it so deep into the comp. Named in the best across the Dragons' year, including in the finals. Named in the best in the Futures game as well in 2019. 

And the thing I keep reading is that he is a winger, not a forward. Maybe Taylor does know a thing or two. 

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