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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - JAKE BOWEY


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18 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

How much mileage would we get out of a thread where we re-post our historical (extremely) wide of the mark opinions on players? There's a couple of crackers here. 

I'm still uncertain about Oliver, he just does these dinky little handballs, a la, cheap stats like Tom Mitchell.

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15 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

I'm still uncertain about Oliver, he just does this dinky little handballs, a la, cheap stats like Tom Mitchell.

Hah...he (Oliver) leads the competition in contested possessions. 

Hardly cheap stats.

He's the best inside mid in the game.

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As for Jake, I hope he plays out the year at Casey...

He's not ready for the step up yet, not strong enough to stick his tackles and gets pushed off the ball too easily. 

Looks like he will be a player but give him time.

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4 hours ago, rpfc said:

This one too.

Can you imagine if he was 10 times the player Hunt is. 5000 metres gained every week.

Tough to do.

From now on whatever @Pickett2Jackson says, we'll know the opposite will happen. So no positivity, thank you. 

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3 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

How much mileage would we get out of a thread where we re-post our historical (extremely) wide of the mark opinions on players? There's a couple of crackers here. 

Can someone please start an 'Aged Like Milk' thread? It would be gold!

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He's playing well for Casey but I agree we need to give him some time. Same with Laurie (currently injured) and Rosman.

I reckon we've nailed the draft the last couple of years. All 3 2019 draftees (admittedly Jackson & Pickett were Picks 3 & 12) in the best 22. We can't expect the same results with lower picks in 2020, especially with the lack of revealed form because of COVID, but I like the fact we're picking the best available players with an emphasis on skills and with upsides. Fraser Rosman could be anything in a few years and we got him at Pick 34.

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12 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

How much mileage would we get out of a thread where we re-post our historical (extremely) wide of the mark opinions on players? There's a couple of crackers here. 

Well if it was up to certain Demonlanders, Hunt, T Mac, Jordon, Spargo, Brayshaw, Lever, Tomlinson, Petty, Viney, Baker, Melksham, Jetta, Bradtke, Bedford and my favourite, ANB, wouldn't be at the MFC this year.

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I watched the game on foxtel and he was very good, I think with a little more upper body strength he will be a very good small defender maybe as good as Caleb from the Western Bulldogs.

I watched the Richmond vs Western match and Caleb was not one of the reasons they lost.

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The good thing for Jake is that he’s come to the club at a time when things are going well and there’s no urgency to push him into the fray early. So he won’t get the early glamour of the likes of a Gulden or a Thilthorpe but he will have every opportunity to develop his game and come into the team when he’s good and ready.

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2 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Take a bow Jake. Clean, good disposal, brave, good decision maker and knows how to find the ball. 
 

Another JT special. This kid is really exciting. 

Absolute jet. He will learn a lot from the goal he gave away when he took one step too many. You gotta be super quick at this level.

Bowey will complement Salem beautifully down back for a long time to come. 

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Looks a beauty - cool, calm and collected.   Great disposal and almost always constructive decision making. 

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3 minutes ago, Baghdad Bob said:

Take a bow Jake. Clean, good disposal, brave, good decision maker and knows how to find the ball. 
 

Another JT special. This kid is really exciting. 

IMO the best user of the ball at  the club, in only his 2nd game.

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What a jet.. footy smarts, composure, and a tough nut.

What great timing in hitting a great form on the eve of finals. Kid must be on cloud 9.

Oh and well done Jason Taylor, Tim Lamb and the rest of the recruiting staff. I think back to this video on how quietly confident in Both Bowey and Laurie as player's.

 

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How we have lamented our drafting, trading and player development program between 2005 and 2015. The amount of players we got wrong, and the high draft picks we burned or stuffed up.

Not now. Rivers, Jordon, Kossie, Jackson, Sparrow, and now Bowie.

He was super last night. A gut-wrenching brain fade in the last quarter (I reckon his face will be as red as his hair when he reviews that play one-on-one with Chaplin) but so clean, amazingly sharp on his feet, and works hard when he hasn't got the ball.

And after years of few players with top-end foot skills, we actually have another good kick!

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