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Farewell Luke Jackson


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8 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

Is very clearly struggling with injuries. 
If he stays I will be delighted. If he leaves I’ll be absolutely furious. 

Very clear...he just didn't have the leap to get over opponents that he generally does.

Will be a very good player, yet to be seen where.

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6 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

If Freo get rolled this week I expect an announcement this week. Is that unrealistic? Goodwin made it sound like they expect to know in the coming days.

exit interviews will be tuesday

he'll confirm then that he wants to leave to freo, which is pretty much a fait accompli if you believe the media reports

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Goody's comments at the presser were interesting, suggesting the season is out and he expected a decision in the next few days ... obviously the trade period isn't for some time so in theory it can drag out much longer as manager may want teams to up their offers and compete for his signature ... if he makes a decision in the next few days then he is gone in my view

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Jacksons a great guy, but unfortunately has not been pretty average this later half of the year. For a guy so tall and mobile his stats have not been great. i wonder if its because his heart is not in it, that in his mind he has already left and just going through the motions.

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24 minutes ago, John Crow Batty said:

It has been frustrating to watch him in his past few games. In great position to mark but drops them all. 

I reckon he’s been hampered since he got that knee injury in July. Not had the same leap or drive in his running.

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Too many people here are being harsh on Jackson. He is still young so inconsistencies will still be a part of his game. He could turn out to be a gun so if he wants to go home trade hard.

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21 minutes ago, The heart beats true said:

I reckon he’s been hampered since he got that knee injury in July. Not had the same leap or drive in his running.

Agree with that, but got his hands to about 12 marking chances and held one. That’s not his knee’s fault. Handballed to guys with opposing players all around and cost us multiple goals last night. Also not the fault of his knee.

Lets face it he had a mare in the finals.

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1 hour ago, dl4e said:

Too many people here are being harsh on Jackson. He is still young so inconsistencies will still be a part of his game. He could turn out to be a gun so if he wants to go home trade hard.

He is demanding an outrageous contract, it’s going to be so much worse for him next year. 

I fear his career will go down the same path of Scully/Boyd. Over paid based on potential and not ready to perform consistently like a player on 800k plus. 
 

At least I know it won’t be us dealing with that contract. 

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Perf journo’s convinced he’s not much chop and either WA club should only cough up one first rounder at the most. 

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3 hours ago, GCDee said:

He is demanding an outrageous contract, it’s going to be so much worse for him next year. 

I fear his career will go down the same path of Scully/Boyd. Over paid based on potential and not ready to perform consistently like a player on 800k plus. 
 

At least I know it won’t be us dealing with that contract. 

How do you know LJ is demanding anything other than potentially wanting to go to his home state? He has no say in what Freo are willing to offer him contractually.

Come on, let's not be nuffies about this.

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I think the club managed this issue as best they could but it can't have had anything other than a destabilising effect. I'm tired of it at this stage. If the kid wants to go home let him, get the best deal we can and move on

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Nothing I've seen of Jackson so far tells me that he wasn't worth pick 3. The fact that he's proved it means he's worth more on the open market. Pick one or two. Or two top ten picks. Or a proven top 5 player such as Hayden Young and a future pick. 
 

Of course that will be hard to extract. But that's what he's worth and the club will be asking for something in that range.

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How many times last night did Dogga run too far under the ball? It’s like he is trying to avoid as much body contact as possible, meanwhile poor old Max gets hit from pillar to post continually putting his body on the line. He’s gotta fix that part of his game, regardless of where he plays next year.

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I noticed he was at the Casey game today with several of his teammates. You'd think if he was planning on announcing he's out in the coming days that he might not be in attendance. Or I could just be reading too much into it.

He had a poor year after a bright start (he was excellent in the early rounds and the two Brisbane H&A games). I still hope he stays even if it's extremely unlikely. I just don't see how a Gawn/Grundy combo can work going forward. 

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7 minutes ago, Surfer Dee said:

Nothing I've seen of Jackson so far tells me that he wasn't worth pick 3. The fact that he's proved it means he's worth more on the open market. Pick one or two. Or two top ten picks. Or a proven top 5 player such as Hayden Young and a future pick. 
 

Of course that will be hard to extract. But that's what he's worth and the club will be asking for something in that range.

I would love Hayden Young and he would be a fantastic long term replacement for Salem when his career is over.

However, he just signed a long term contract with Freo and clearly won’t be going anywhere.

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I get that he's young, and inconsistency goes hand-in-hand with that.

Unfortunately, a trend that has emerged is his seeming inability to take one-grab marks. That's a trait players either have by the time they get to AFL level, or never acquire. It's one thing for a midfielder, but definitely not great for a ruckman/forward.

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