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Can't say I was impressed with his admission that he was 'gone' after the Bye, that he flew to his mum and checked out the Eagle den as well. Um, doesn't that mean that focus has evaporated? Doesn't that mean that from Round 14 he was going through the motions? I wonder whether his stats curved negative from that point on...

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When Scots playing in the English Premiership get the call from one of the big two clubs north of the border they usually can't get back up the road quickly enough to sign. This is more like getting a call from Partick Thistle though. 

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3 minutes ago, Monbon said:

Can't say I was impressed with his admission that he was 'gone' after the Bye, that he flew to his mum and checked out the Eagle den as well. Um, doesn't that mean that focus has evaporated? Doesn't that mean that from Round 14 he was going through the motions? I wonder whether his stats curved negative from that point on...

I was okay with him leaving and understand but the more I hear him speak about he knew from round 14 after meeting them the more I’m getting Jeremy Howe and Tom Scully anger haha kick in the guts that he still couldn’t give us the rest of the year before checking out 

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1 hour ago, Demonstone said:

Only if you're small minded (not saying you are, SD).  Players change clubs.  It's a fact of AFL life.

Good point.

I don't have any ill will towards Luke Jackson. He loves his family and wants to be closer to them.

He helped end the Melbourne Demon's 57 year Premiership drought. For that I am forever grateful.

However, many of us here would be guilty of booing Tom Scully though, but those were under different circumstances.

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I wonder why The Munster resigned with Storm fir a net season loss of 250K and the chance to ay at home with his good mate as coach. 

It might be a club culture and management thing perhaps. 

The Dee's are secondary ( or third) tenants in the Storm HQ; perhaps Max could stop podcasts and coffee and ask for some advice.

Who's going to shack up with Kosi this season I wonder.

 

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14 minutes ago, Demongirl35 said:

I was okay with him leaving and understand but the more I hear him speak about he knew from round 14 after meeting them the more I’m getting Jeremy Howe and Tom Scully anger haha kick in the guts that he still couldn’t give us the rest of the year before checking out 

Hasn’t thanked Melbourne or shown one iota of gratitude towards us. He is not a good bloke, or he is just hopeless with the media

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Not impressed with his interview and enthusiasm for his new club. This boy needs to have some humility and appreciate the grounding and lessons he learn’t along with the premiership, and rising star award. He has a long road to travel and hopefully he learns some respect and grows up very quickly. 

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Just now, jules7 said:

Not impressed with his interview and enthusiasm for his new club. This boy needs to have some humility and appreciate the grounding and lessons he learned, along with the premiership, and rising star award. He has a long road to travel and hopefully he learns some respect and grows up very quickly. 

Didn’t watch it. Assume he didn’t say thanks to our club for making him the player he is?

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2 minutes ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Hasn’t thanked Melbourne or shown one iota of gratitude towards us. He is not a good bloke, or he is just hopeless with the media

He's not the sharpest needle in the pack which probably why we didn't put up front and centre very often.

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6 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I am so disappointed that the club has come out and said we want 2 top 10 picks for Jackson and more than pick  44 for Bedford, and somehow we agreed to both deals that we didn't want.

I am all for getting deals done, but this has really been a bad outcome unless something magical happens and we turn the Jackson picks into gold.

Not sure how anyone fails to comprehend that a club doesn’t have to give anything another wants when there is no competition for an in contracted player. They also can’t give up something they don’t have. If I was Freo I would of said take 13 or stick it up your [censored] Dees. People fail to forget other clubs are enemies & don’t want to help another genuine threat in any way.

We knew he was going last year so should have traded him then (he would have gone) while Freo would have offered us more.

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3 minutes ago, IRW said:

He's not the sharpest needle in the pack which probably why we didn't put up front and centre very often.

I remember Gawn telling a story that Dogga saw a pineapple and didn’t even know what it was. Sheltered kid. Wish we got more for him because he is worth far more than what we did get. But homesick kids with what I’d probably consider to be an unhealthy attachment to their mother - id rather them gone. I’m surprised she even let him play football to begin with. Basketball is a far safer sport. Then again, the eyes In WA aren’t on it. Deal done now so we move on. As a player I think Jackson was already a gun, and the potential is there to reach further heights. His inside work is up for with any midfielder, and he has an aggression rarely seen for a big man. Freo got a steal and a half. Hopefully as a club we learn our lesson a bit and put more resources in psychological assessments and the mental side of a player.

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Just now, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Correct .. didn’t mention his teammates, the fans, the coach the Club, nothing! Good riddance. Hopefully mummy is happy and can teach him some manners

I kinda of find the “mummies boy’, ‘going home to mommy’ thing frustrating! Having a close family (chosen or biological) is great thing IMO. Why not wanna be close to your loved ones?
 

If you can’t relate, pity you 😔

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8 minutes ago, jules7 said:

Not impressed with his interview and enthusiasm for his new club. This boy needs to have some humility and appreciate the grounding and lessons he learned, along with the premiership, and rising star award. He has a long road to travel and hopefully he learns some respect and grows up very quickly. 

He’s a 20yo let’s cut him some slack having to deal with such a big move, we’re the club informed during mid season on his intentions to allow the club to negotiate earlier?? the players seemed to think he was staying as per Gawn response.

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Disappointing end to his career with the Dees, he is only getting the chance he has now and the $'s because he was part of this great melbourne team. I did not think he was overly effective for the back half of the season, i dont know if this was a mental thing, or he had just checked out and was going through the motions. I did expect more from him. sad that he could not recognise the contribution the melbourne football club has made to his playing career. life would have been very different had he been picked up by the eagles, or north melbourne.

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