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Farewell Luke Jackson


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18 minutes ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Maybe but we haven't used a pick over 35 for the last three years and I doubt the Weid pick will be better than that ie a 2nd round pick.

We could get a better pick from Ess if we include a future pick with

weidemen but they don' have much to offer this year and they need points for Davey jr so are more likely to offer a future pick for Weidemen.

Any pick we get for Weideman (3rd rounder?) could be bundled up with a F2 for a better placed pick in this year's draft

And you're right, we've virtually abandoned using any 3rd rounder on a draftee.  Makes sense too as the likelyhood of drafting a good player past pick 35 is not good

You're probably better off with a delisted free agent as a DFA doesn't have to be trained up from scratch

So a $500k* investment (over 2 years) on a pick 40 and beyond seems high risk

*Salary, FD spend around that player etc etc

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15 hours ago, Kick_It_To_Pickett said:

Has he posted a thank you message to the MFC yet? 

Dont know about that but he has attempted to contact all players and Staff inc. coaches personally and messaged his thanks etc. 

Do please don't go on a witch hunt KITP. 

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13 hours ago, Demonsterative said:

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 😔

Do you have to live close by to be close?

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1 minute ago, 58er said:

Dont know about that but he has attempted to contact all players and Staff inc. coaches personally and messaged his thanks etc. 

What about contacting supporters?
Maybe he doesn’t have my email?

[email protected]

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46 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

“Luke Jackson’s decision making process” is not exactly on the top of the list of things I want to read about. I imagine it involves Lego figures, crayons and lots of confused frowning. 
 

 

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44 minutes ago, Kelpien said:

 

I thought clubs weren't allowed to court players under contract mid-season?

In hindsight you can tell he was already in Freo from that point on. His heart wasn't in it. I know we were trying to win a flag and also get the most value for him on the trade table but it would have been nice if we could have let him rot out the year in the 2s.

In hindsight, and as ludicrous as it may sound, it now seems that we should have traded him in 2021 after the flag.

To me it looks like with or without the 2021 flag, he was going back to WA. His values was the highest post GF 2021... 🤔

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1 minute ago, ElDiablo14 said:

In hindsight, and as ludicrous as it may sound, it now seems that we should have traded him in 2021 after the flag.

To me it looks like with or without the 2021 flag, he was going back to WA. His values was the highest post GF 2021... 🤔

Could've got 8, Cerra --> Jackson, 2nd rounder....

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“I wasn’t homesick, but it has been hard to get home with COVID happening. I missed my family because it was hard to get flights. Just really happy to be back home and in a familiar spot.”

Wasn't homesick. Covid isn't an excuse anymore. Just say you left bc you got offered crazy money to play for you childhood team

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11 minutes ago, loges said:

Do you have to live close by to be close?

I am 13,000 km away from my family, a decision that was tough but made it on my own. I love them and probably even more so than if I was living close to them, I have the best time every chance I get to visit them.

People tend to take things for granted, but again that's my own personal experience.

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I’m still scratching my head at how we lost a generational talent who was a top three pick and Premiership star, and we didn’t even receive a pick in the top 10.

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2 minutes ago, mmwd6 said:

“I wasn’t homesick, but it has been hard to get home with COVID happening. I missed my family because it was hard to get flights. Just really happy to be back home and in a familiar spot.”

Wasn't homesick. Covid isn't an excuse anymore. Just say you left bc you got offered crazy money to play for you childhood team

The writing was on the wall once he 'only' signed for 1 year in 2020.

I am confident that if the  MFC rated him as the unicorn, surely they would have offered a longer contract extension?

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1 minute ago, mmwd6 said:

“I wasn’t homesick, but it has been hard to get home with COVID happening. I missed my family because it was hard to get flights. Just really happy to be back home and in a familiar spot.”

Wasn't homesick. Covid isn't an excuse anymore. Just say you left bc you got offered crazy money to play for you childhood team

I had zero problems getting to Perth both times we played them this season nor have I had any problems getting anywhere around Australia or internationally since the borders reopened.

Just be honest Luke. You're looking like a bigger [censored] every time you open your mouth. The Premiership medallion offers you protection from criticism but just don't stray too far into Scully territory.

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1 minute ago, DeeZee said:

I’m still scratching my head at how we lost a generational talent who was a top three pick and Premiership star, and we didn’t even receive a pick in the top 10.

Because the club he nominated had no capital and we had no bargaining power. He pretended for the cameras that he wasn't doing the dirty on us by not nominating a club but behind closed doors he was only nominating one club.

He or he hiding behind his management [censored] us and we just had to take it.

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6 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

I am 13,000 km away from my family, a decision that was tough but made it on my own. I love them and probably even more so than if I was living close to them, I have the best time every chance I get to visit them.

People tend to take things for granted, but again that's my own personal experience.

He's at most a 4 hour flight away 

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3 minutes ago, forever demons said:

Still think freo have paid overs for potential

Most said we paid overs for Lever, ended up winning a Flag so if we did it was worth it.

If LJ signed a 7 year deal and plays a part in a winning flag there i'm sure they'll say it was worth it.

You can afford to pay overs if you're bringing in the right person and selecting the right picks.

The Lever deal got us a pick we used on Petty, few years down the line, a great trade for us

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14 hours 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...

They are pros and committ to every game at 100%...assuming they understand that being a pro doesn't just mean they get paid 

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4 minutes ago, loges said:

By the way what has happened to the operation he supposedly needed?

It was brain surgery and Freo said it was a waste of time ;they wont let  him  be interviewed 

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2 hours ago, Jaded No More said:

I wasn’t happy with how he or his manager handled themselves and the last 24 hours have not changed my mind. 
The only reason more supporters aren’t angry about this charade is because they are adults

Fixed it

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