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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 relat

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People posting as though they have any idea about how this kid plays based on some highlights, his weight and height. Welcome to the MFC, Jake. 

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Jake Bowey – Midfielder, 174cm, 67kg

As someone who has played at the same junior local club, I have to say I’ve grown a bit of a liking to little Jake Bowey. But when it comes down to crunch time, this kid has got moves. There’s not a lot of him in a body sense, but when called upon, he attacks the contest at speed. He’s also a very handy player on the outside, with some saying he’s the most talented to come out of the Sandy Dragons footy factory and that’s saying something with the talent they’ve produced in recent years.

As one of the smaller players from this year’s draft class, he brings great pace which could see him start his AFL career more as a small forward. He did manage to snag two bags of three in the NAB league in 2019. He also averaged over three tackles per game for the Dragons last year, playing both as a forward and in roles higher up the ground, so he can be very dangerous player that adds class when he needs to be.

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On 12/10/2020 at 3:36 PM, demonstone said:

As much as I like the nickname 'Ziggy', it must be remembered that Bowey rhymes with Yowie, not with Bowie.

Older posters may remember his father Brett running around for St Kilda.

So ziggy would be a bit of a long bowey?

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8 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Every time people worry about size, I remind myself that of the 4 players who have played 400+ games, two of them were genuine smalls in Kevin Bartlett and Boomer Harvey. If you're good enough, size doesn't matter. 

I agree I believe Greg Williams is one is the best players I've seen live, not that quick, could barely kick 40 was small but he was a Super player. And just quietly got a Brownlow ripped off a him. Me and my Carlton mate was at the game at Princess Park where we got our pants pulled down he crushed us and for no Brownlow Votes. He might a got one, can't remember, but that match cost him. Size is handy but great players come in all shapes and sizes. Hopefully our lads can produce something similar.

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5 minutes ago, 4_Kent_Watts said:

I agree I believe Greg Williams is one is the best players I've seen live, not that quick, could barely kick 40

Might’ve struggled to kick it over 40, but he could handball it just about that far (and off both hands too). Tough.

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39 minutes ago, Demon Disciple said:

Might’ve struggled to kick it over 40, but he could handball it just about that far (and off both hands too). Tough.

 That day he was on his knees in the mud, left and right handballing to teammates that had no right to get the ball. Tough..Yep gave as much as he got and hated the umpires as much as I do. I hope our small brigade becomes more influential. Along with Big Ben if he can stay fit,  that's where our extra improvement will come from. 

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On 12/9/2020 at 9:54 PM, one_demon said:

Please, please, please be able to kick

In the highlight reel his kicking, albeit under junior pressure, was one of the standouts. 

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15 minutes ago, demonstone said:

According to The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers and other sources, Charles was in in fact 182cm tall, or just a tad under six foot in the old money.  That is more in keeping of how I remember him rather than him being a mere 175cm.

makes more sense so i think wrong info was put on screen.

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5 hours ago, demonstone said:

According to The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers and other sources, Charles was in in fact 182cm tall, or just a tad under six foot in the old money.  That is more in keeping of how I remember him rather than him being a mere 175cm.

That is more like it I was going to query that 175cm post but didn't have any facts only memory to counter it!

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10 hours ago, chook fowler said:

Sean Charles, another 175cm player.

What a pity his legs were as good as Tingays after Stinger went through the plate glass window. Loved both of them. One favorite memory of Sean was he went up in a contest with Wayne Carey, grabbed his arm while competing and sent him off from popping his shoulder. Can't remember if we won that night or not. Someone will remember I'm sure. I also think Carey got hit with the ball as he was being stretchered around the boundary line. 

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