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37 minutes ago, Rod Grinter Riot Squad said:

Don’t get me wrong, I love Dogga, in the relief ruck role Tom or Sam can’t match him, but I think Sam will do better with the time he gets as a forward 

Yeah for sure, hopefully the synergy all works with the 3 forwards (likely) in. Dogga is such a unique player hey?

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A lot are taking this casually.

I'm not, he's a huge out for us.

If any of the other 3 went down I wouldn't be concerned, we can cover them.

Not Jackson though...

 

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13 minutes ago, rjay said:

A lot are taking this casually.

I'm not, he's a huge out for us.

If any of the other 3 went down I wouldn't be concerned, we can cover them.

Not Jackson though...

 

I’m not sure anyone is taking this casually. But in the grand scheme of things Jackson getting a week or two off with a minor injury is hardly a disaster. Losing Tomlinson for a year is a disaster. Jackson getting a rest and recovering from a minor injury is a hiccup. 
Carlton don’t have a great ruck division. Gawn has gone it mostly alone in the past. It’ll be ok. 
We need to get our Centre clearances working again. If we can’t do that with Gawn we are stuffed regardless. 

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

No!!  Knee jerk Marshall will lock him over there.  

Can't be paranoid about the virus.

Get him home before any homesickness sets in. He can have a chat to family and friends. Get that reassurance, he is doing well and that Melbourne is a great place for a young man to bloom. Could save us further down the track when contracts and free agency's come up. We have to be very accommodating with young players away from home. I don't want to see the Hogan stuff again or even Scott Thompson. Make sure we have made it comfortable for him, at MFC.

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40 minutes ago, rjay said:

A lot are taking this casually.

I'm not, he's a huge out for us.

If any of the other 3 went down I wouldn't be concerned, we can cover them.

Not Jackson though...

 

Injuries happen, thankfully in this case he will recovery relatively quickly and easily. We are also well served in the talls department. We will miss him, zero doubt on that, but I’d rather it happen now than in a month or two’s time. 

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

Sure hope so, RGRS. 

Tommy and Fritsch, and last week Tommy and BBB have worked remarkably well in keeping out of each others’ way (Tom’s “sealer” mark was the only time I noticed them flying together) unlike some of our forward structures in recent years.  
Full credit to them, and whomever drills them in this.  Presumably Weed has been part of the same drills, and can hopefully fit in with and around them too. 

I hope so as i seem to recall in past games (when Tmac & Weid have played together) they often tended to get in each other's way and spoil each other in the air.

Their goal scoring averages were also very low from memory.  Much has changed since then though so fingers crossed.

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56 minutes ago, Diamond_Jim said:

another one bites the dust

MFCSS on full alert

Weid and Jackson are chalk and cheese

You can say that again.

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14 hours ago, kev martin said:

Bad luck for Jackson, though could do with a rest. Young body, playing a tough game, bring him back after the bye.

Send him home to WA for a while.

Weids in, let's see how he goes paired with BBB. Our mids will have tinkered with the centre bounce and I expect lots of service for the fwds,.

 

No. After Liam, no-one gets to go home for a while. 

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10 hours ago, kev martin said:

Can't be paranoid about the virus.

Get him home before any homesickness sets in. He can have a chat to family and friends. Get that reassurance, he is doing well and that Melbourne is a great place for a young man to bloom. Could save us further down the track when contracts and free agency's come up. We have to be very accommodating with young players away from home. I don't want to see the Hogan stuff again or even Scott Thompson. Make sure we have made it comfortable for him, at MFC.

How does the south Australian premier control the WA - Vic border also?!

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This move has been long anticipated. Despite all the logic, and being howled down on here before, I think it is very unlikely that Jackson will be in red and Blue next year. Weid has to come in or there is a danger of losing him too. Even Max has said that it is a luxury having Luke. A luxury is not a necessity. Jackson has been good but is superfluous to need.

The upside to this for Jackson and the team is that he is now valuable and the team has somebody to trade something good for. The lure of a move back to WA has always been there for the young player. Not being second to Max is also an attraction. I doubt there is a place for Jackson in our best 22, come finals time. If there is, who would be dropped for him? He is not more productive than our forwards. It is great having depth but it is hard to keep rising stars to be bit players for ever.

Perhaps if this team won a GF and Jackson was a part of that, he might want to stay. Short of that, I think it will be hard to keep him and he might have more value to the Demons as a trade. The only thing that may change this situation is if Tom Macdonald or Weideman leaves the club at years end. We have a short list now with long term injuries and there will be a new draft mid season and at seasons end. We are probably paying some players too much going forward. In this group would be Viney, Tomlinson, Tom Mac, Melksham, Jetta, Hibberd, Brayshaw. It is unlikely we will keep everyone.

With the long term signing of Petracca, these issues will start to be a problem. Value for money vs length of contract will start to be an problem. There is a good analysis of this problem.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-13/demons-christian-petracca-is-he-worth-seven-year-contract/100133302 

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18 minutes ago, Mental Demons said:

This move has been long anticipated. Despite all the logic, and being howled down on here before, I think it is very unlikely that Jackson will be in red and Blue next year. Weid has to come in or there is a danger of losing him too. Even Max has said that it is a luxury having Luke. A luxury is not a necessity. Jackson has been good but is superfluous to need.

The upside to this for Jackson and the team is that he is now valuable and the team has somebody to trade something good for. The lure of a move back to WA has always been there for the young player. Not being second to Max is also an attraction. I doubt there is a place for Jackson in our best 22, come finals time. If there is, who would be dropped for him? He is not more productive than our forwards. It is great having depth but it is hard to keep rising stars to be bit players for ever.

Perhaps if this team won a GF and Jackson was a part of that, he might want to stay. Short of that, I think it will be hard to keep him and he might have more value to the Demons as a trade. The only thing that may change this situation is if Tom Macdonald or Weideman leaves the club at years end. We have a short list now with long term injuries and there will be a new draft mid season and at seasons end. We are probably paying some players too much going forward. In this group would be Viney, Tomlinson, Tom Mac, Melksham, Jetta, Hibberd, Brayshaw. It is unlikely we will keep everyone.

With the long term signing of Petracca, these issues will start to be a problem. Value for money vs length of contract will start to be an problem. There is a good analysis of this problem.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-13/demons-christian-petracca-is-he-worth-seven-year-contract/100133302 

A symptom of MFCSS; unadulterated negativity over the plans of a promising young player based on nothing more than their state of origin.

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1 hour ago, Mental Demons said:

This move has been long anticipated. Despite all the logic, and being howled down on here before, I think it is very unlikely that Jackson will be in red and Blue next year. Weid has to come in or there is a danger of losing him too. Even Max has said that it is a luxury having Luke. A luxury is not a necessity. Jackson has been good but is superfluous to need.

The upside to this for Jackson and the team is that he is now valuable and the team has somebody to trade something good for. The lure of a move back to WA has always been there for the young player. Not being second to Max is also an attraction. I doubt there is a place for Jackson in our best 22, come finals time. If there is, who would be dropped for him? He is not more productive than our forwards. It is great having depth but it is hard to keep rising stars to be bit players for ever.

Perhaps if this team won a GF and Jackson was a part of that, he might want to stay. Short of that, I think it will be hard to keep him and he might have more value to the Demons as a trade. The only thing that may change this situation is if Tom Macdonald or Weideman leaves the club at years end. We have a short list now with long term injuries and there will be a new draft mid season and at seasons end. We are probably paying some players too much going forward. In this group would be Viney, Tomlinson, Tom Mac, Melksham, Jetta, Hibberd, Brayshaw. It is unlikely we will keep everyone.

With the long term signing of Petracca, these issues will start to be a problem. Value for money vs length of contract will start to be an problem. There is a good analysis of this problem.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-13/demons-christian-petracca-is-he-worth-seven-year-contract/100133302 

All this  just as he has broken a finger? 

What are the pointers that he is looking at leaving @Mental Demons?

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3 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

All this  just as he has broken a finger? 

What are the pointers that he is looking at leaving @Mental Demons?

I have mentioned a few.  I suspect that the FD have been wanting to get Weid in for a while. This injury allows that to happen. The reality is Jackson will be getting offers, that is the main one. We could not move a couple of players last year. You can only trade something that someone is willing to pay for. There are not many on our list that fall into that category. 

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3 hours ago, Skuit said:

No. After Liam, no-one gets to go home for a while. 

Who is Liam, and why can't players go home? State borders aren't closed.

(Jurrah?) and why?

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1 minute ago, Mental Demons said:

I have mentioned a few.  I suspect that the FD have been wanting to get Weid in for a while. This injury allows that to happen. The reality is Jackson will be getting offers, that is the main one. We could not move a couple of players last year. You can only trade something that someone is willing to pay for. There are not many on our list that fall into that category. 

I take your point about the need to move someone on. I disagree that it will be Jackson. 

Whilst TMAC is playing fantastic - those 'mutual' conversations last year between the club and him, would still have him 'flicking v's at the FD (if I was him) and I would happily walk irrespective what occurs for the team by the end of this season.

I would imagine TMAC will be gone - and he is doing himself (and as a by product the team) the world of good for an extra opportunity at another club. It's a unique circumstance (still having a contract, no suitors, retained at club), he is performing well, and adhering to structure (so, also extremely coachable considering context ) even though he wasn't wanted. 

His is a truly courageous story. 

I'll slot him in for greener pastures on the Gold Coast in 2022.

Jackson will remain.

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Given our performance this year and our promise to be top 4 this year and beyond I don't think players like TMac / LJ are likely to want to move anywhere.

We aren't the only team with Premiership potential but we seem to be in the window right now and that will a powerful motivator for players to stay. The signing of Trac and other core elite players makes it a hard team to leave. Going to Gold Coast at least might not be so attractive in the context.

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1 hour ago, Mental Demons said:

This move has been long anticipated. Despite all the logic, and being howled down on here before, I think it is very unlikely that Jackson will be in red and Blue next year. Weid has to come in or there is a danger of losing him too. Even Max has said that it is a luxury having Luke. A luxury is not a necessity. Jackson has been good but is superfluous to need.

The upside to this for Jackson and the team is that he is now valuable and the team has somebody to trade something good for. The lure of a move back to WA has always been there for the young player. Not being second to Max is also an attraction. I doubt there is a place for Jackson in our best 22, come finals time. If there is, who would be dropped for him? He is not more productive than our forwards. It is great having depth but it is hard to keep rising stars to be bit players for ever.

Perhaps if this team won a GF and Jackson was a part of that, he might want to stay. Short of that, I think it will be hard to keep him and he might have more value to the Demons as a trade. The only thing that may change this situation is if Tom Macdonald or Weideman leaves the club at years end. We have a short list now with long term injuries and there will be a new draft mid season and at seasons end. We are probably paying some players too much going forward. In this group would be Viney, Tomlinson, Tom Mac, Melksham, Jetta, Hibberd, Brayshaw. It is unlikely we will keep everyone.

With the long term signing of Petracca, these issues will start to be a problem. Value for money vs length of contract will start to be an problem. There is a good analysis of this problem.  https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-13/demons-christian-petracca-is-he-worth-seven-year-contract/100133302 

He's contracted and going nowhere.

If the Weid can't nail down a spot and wants to leave then so be it. I'm a fan of the Weid and want him to stay but the reality is Dogga has shown more in 15 odd games than the Weid has in 5 seasons. 

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I blame all this on that swans supporter with the swollen finger disease.

Lj was quiet against swannies but he has some great skills. Gathers the ball like a small rover. Big out. But Sw is a big inclusion.

We have lost a quality defender, mid and now fwd. We have covered them in Harmes who was good and Petty who despite the naysayers was very good. Stocks are getting low. 

Get better Luke J. But what if Sw kicks a bag? And its more than possible.

 

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7 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

I would imagine TMAC will be gone - and he is doing himself (and as a by product the team) the world of good for an extra opportunity at another club. It's a unique circumstance (still having a contract, no suitors, retained at club), he is performing well, and adhering to structure (so, also extremely coachable considering context ) even though he wasn't wanted. 

His is a truly courageous story. 

I'll slot him in for greener pastures on the Gold Coast in 2022.

Jackson will remain.

While I agree That T Mac will be a FA next year and will probably go somewhere else. There is no cap saving in this but we might be able to get some pick compensation of some sort if we can trade him. I suspect that is is unlikely that we will be able to pay Jackson what he will be offered elsewhere. Have a read of the article that I posted and put yourself in the position of list management. 

 

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