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I can’t believe you are all getting ahead of yourselves like this !!!!

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(In my dream, Max Gawn calls ‘non playing’ Jones up on stage after our 1 point win and says ‘this is for you Captain and puts his own medal around Nathan’s neck a la Footscray GF….. and we all burst in to tears)  

 

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On 6/24/2021 at 5:15 PM, Billy said:

Still think Chunk has a part to play, think he’s ahead of Chandler, Melksham on current form & on par with Sparrow 

Hopefully gets a couple of games before finals to put his case forward 

He is most definitely ahead of Chandler who has done nothing in his limited games.Much more valuable. Young Chandler has a lot of developing to do.

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Jones is probably ahead of Sparrow in the best 22 but he and the club would realise that the margin isn't that great and its best to get games into Sparrow leading into the pointy end of the season should injuries occur later

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9 minutes ago, Demons1858 said:

Jones is probably ahead of Sparrow in the best 22 but he and the club would realise that the margin isn't that great and its best to get games into Sparrow leading into the pointy end of the season should injuries occur later

Unfortunately, Jonesy is unable to win a contested possession these days which is a little bizarre given that was his strength for more than a decade. He's purely outside now.

Sparrow is a much better option at the moment. Lacks a bit of polish but has some good traits.

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On 6/24/2021 at 1:01 PM, adonski said:

Every member of the team should get a medal, similar to the NBA where everyone gets a ring. I know it seems a bit tokenistic but there does seem to be a real mentality in the NBA that you're still apart of it all even if you're not out there in the end. 

I agree, as it takes a whole club/playing list to win a GF, not just the 22 on the field. 

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13 hours ago, dee-tox said:

Unfortunately, Jonesy is unable to win a contested possession these days which is a little bizarre given that was his strength for more than a decade. He's purely outside now.

Sparrow is a much better option at the moment. Lacks a bit of polish but has some good traits.

Something about his neck fusing / neck muscles permanently clenching that meant that constant batterings were causing disproportionate damage.

There was a beautiful moment in the Gus and Gawny podcast interview with Jones where Brayshaw kind of rhetorically asked Jones about 'doing the team thing and changing your role to a more outside one because injury was limiting what you could do in an inside role'. Just for a moment Brayshaw looked like a kid next to a hero, reveling in pride that there was a connection like that.

Having said that, Jones just killed it for Casey today and that included a fair bit of time attending stoppages and centre clearances. He looked confident and very mobile.

 

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That was the Jones of old on show today. I know it's VFL, but he's still got the talent there and he's still a rung above a lot of our young players. Looking forward to him breaking the Melbourne games record on Grand Final day and coming in as the super sub in the final quarter to kick the matchwinning goal.

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He will get his chance in the 22 before the years out me thinks.  Possibly sooner than many think.  The old warrior isn't done just yet.

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On 6/24/2021 at 2:34 PM, Supermercado said:

Gifting somebody a game in a Grand Final when you haven't won one in 60 years is unbelievably high risk, but I'd be into the idea of him presenting the cup. Bit weird to have a serving player do it but far more relevance to this era than Barassi, Lyon and even Neitz. 

Will simply have to do a Bob Murphy with Gawny calling for Jonesy to  go up and hold it with him! Magically  produce a medal and then be in the photo and run around the ground for fans to swoon etc. 

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On 6/24/2021 at 5:18 PM, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I reckon Jones has still got a few games in him.

We need senior hardened men out there as we grind through the July and August months and we can't afford some of our younger players to repeat what they dished up against Collingwood over the coming weeks. 

Yes I had a dream last night Chunk kicked the winning flag goal against the cats.

 

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Apparently Chunk’s games as sub count to his total games tally even if he doesn’t take the field.

Would be pretty bloody embarrassing for him to break the club record for most games played with him sitting on the bench in a tracksuit. He’s only 4 off Neita’s record now…:blink:

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