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Farewell Luke Jackson


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19 hours ago, Engorged Onion said:

what's a mom?

Speaking of moms, well that is, mums…

Upon hearing of Luke’s departure, the mother of one of our players expressed disappointment because she liked having Luke at the MFC since he made her son sound “articulate and eloquent.” 🤣 I think we all know to whom I refer. 

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On 10/21/2022 at 11:44 AM, Pennant St Dee said:

Many trying to rewrite history 

Fritta kicks one because Viney refuses an easy clearance to the Dogs who get first hand on the footy but it’s not clean and it spills to Harmes who kicks perfectly to space

Frittas second comes from clearance involving Oliver and Trac out the front, players fly Gawny going back actually gets a hand on it preventing a spoil and it goes over the back Fritta great reaction 

Brown’s goal -Martin jumps early looking to body Jackson and is not worried about the footy, Jackson stops as he’s about to jump off his foot pads the ball to Trac who spins and kicks to space for Brown to mark in front

Gus’s goal - for me he was our most influential player for the 3rd  quarter 

Tracs goal- class but don’t underestimate Kossie’s block on Dunkley which prevents pressure on Trac

Sparrow- again think it was English looks for body and goes early to negate the ruckman with the bigger leap, Jackson goes to ground and taps the ground ball to Viney and we break away

Clarrie - tell me you don’t see the special traits and potential Jackson has in this goal, think it was Viney who gets a boot to it but Jackson’s ground ball pick up for a player his size was exceptional, that doesn’t happen with any of the other 3 rucks on the ground and outside of Natanui it doesn’t happen with any other ruckman in the comp

Im not saying Jackson turned the game, the midfield group and the Dogs refusal to just go in level and play a stopper at the back of CBD’s all led to that mad minute.

I never felt dead and buried, we’d seen it throughout the season the team responded when challenged. After Bont put them 19 points up I turned to my oldest boy and said we just need a goal, we’re not playing bad we just need to convert from our forward entries. 1 minute later I said wow, wasn’t expecting such a quick turnaround when we were level.

There we’re points throughout that 3rd quarter where May and lever stood up, Tmac came into it a bit leading up the ground to assist with transition, Brown did the same. Really thought Gus was important as that defensive wingman and was the player who gave us the lead.

Your view point to think Jackson did nothing and base it on stats is poor, he was important but wasn’t alone.

The kid can play, hope he does well because he’s a nice kid and I like to see people do well. It’s footy and how he plays no longer effects me except when we play Freo. To many are tainting their opinion on him based on him deciding to leave

That is a pretty good summary of events - not sure anyone is trying to rewrite history based on the fact that LJ has left the building

Even before he left many people on this board would have differing views on how much or how little his influence was in the 3rd quarter of the GF

Based on your summary and my own observations I think it's fair to say he was one of a number of players that lifted us to a level we haven't seen before. Was he the most influential - I'd say definitely not but he was good like a lot of his mates during that period 

I'm still really disappointed he left and personally I can't see Grundy offering us more than LJ could in seasons to come. No doubt Grundy is a good footballer, particularly if he can overcome any ongoing injury concerns but if I had a choice, I'd certainly stick with LJ for his ability to jump, his mobility to get to contests, compete as an extra midfielder and his "potential" as a dangerous tall forward. I've been watching a few games of Grundy as a pie, and he seems to really struggle to jump off the ground and his agility/mobility generally is nowhere near as good as LJ

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I think the club was stuck between a rock and a hard place, since the player had his heart set on returning home, the AFL should have a policy that players in the top 10 have to sign with the clubs that pick them to a 3 year contract with the club having a 2 year exerciseable option beyond the initial term. Give the club that recruits a player like LJ at the minimum of 5 years service.

The next 10 get only 3 years and a 1 year option, the rest get 2 years.

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21 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Assume  everyone's happy that Luke Jackson will automatically be made a MFC life member after he retires as per the new policy whereby every MFC flag winning player attains life membership. 

He contributed to a flag so yes, I'm fine with it

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2 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Assume  everyone's happy that Luke Jackson will automatically be made a MFC life member after he retires as per the new policy whereby every MFC flag winning player attains life membership. 

I deserve a lifetime membership to Dan Murphy’s after my contribution to their bottom line that evening

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4 hours ago, durango said:

I think the club was stuck between a rock and a hard place, since the player had his heart set on returning home, the AFL should have a policy that players in the top 10 have to sign with the clubs that pick them to a 3 year contract with the club having a 2 year exerciseable option beyond the initial term. Give the club that recruits a player like LJ at the minimum of 5 years service.

The next 10 get only 3 years and a 1 year option, the rest get 2 years.

Could lead to manipulation. 

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7 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Assume  everyone's happy that Luke Jackson will automatically be made a MFC life member after he retires as per the new policy whereby every MFC flag winning player attains life membership. 

Yep happy for him to be given it along with his 22 team mates. He contributed I got to see something I never thought Melbourne would achieve.

Get over it

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Happy for him to be a life member

 Happy to have him lauded when talking about 2021 flag, apart from that don't know why we're still talking about a Fremantle player

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13 hours ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Yep happy for him to be given it along with his 22 team mates. He contributed I got to see something I never thought Melbourne would achieve.

Get over it

Just posing a question to the forum's members on an important policy announcement by president Roffey.

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1 hour ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Just posing a question to the forum's members on an important policy announcement by president Roffey.

Why not ask about all 23 players getting life membership, why did the question need to be asked on the Luke Jackson thread.

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8 hours ago, loges said:

Happy for him to be a life member

 Happy to have him lauded when talking about 2021 flag, apart from that don't know why we're still talking about a Fremantle player

Because we all love getting updates on what coffee he's drinking or what freo teammate he's training with.

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9 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Just posing a question to the forum's members on an important policy announcement by president Roffey.

Well .... As disappointed as I am he's gone.
He'll be forever smiling at me with 23 other fellas and their Premiership medals from my shed wall.
And I'll be smiling back.

Even further immortalised by handballing to Oliver which I would argue will be the most watched goal by Melbourne supporters ever.
Whenever we look back in the future we'll always make sure to watch those 3 goals late in the 3rd.
And there Jackson will be, right in the middle of it.

I'd be disappointed if he didn't get life membership for what that Premiership meant to the supporters, and the club.

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