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3 hours ago, In Harmes Way said:

If he thinks anything like me, then I'm sure he wouldn't want to vomit on himself weekly having to pull on that jumper.

I thoroughly dislike west coast and their nuffie supporters 

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On 4/27/2023 at 12:29 PM, deejammin' said:

FWIW I won’t be booing Jackson, I’ll be applauding him. He helped win us a flag, first in 57 years, once a premiership player always a premiership player.
I will be continuing to barrack hard for Freo to finish as low as possible and if Jacko contributes to that but not playing his best, or being played in his best role, fine.

But I could never boo him, watching that third quarter of the GF again and again has brought me so much joy and he’s a huge part of it, no matter where he plays now.

Is that the same player that stuffed the club around in 2022 with his indecision, his mid season interview with Freo behind the clubs back as confirmed by Alan Richardson via SEN, the media circus he created and the phoning in of the 2022 finals series.

He will cop Tom Scully boos -circa 2012 MCG.

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8 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Is that the same player that stuffed the club around in 2022 with his indecision, his mid season interview with Freo behind the clubs back as confirmed by Alan Richardson via SEN, the media circus he created and the phoning in of the 2022 finals series.

He will cop Tom Scully boos -circa 2012 MCG.

Did he?  He didn't say a word.  He was genuinely undecided as one would expect of a 21 y.o. 

The system doesn't allow a player to publicly say he is leaving.  He stayed silent.  It was the media and to a lesser extent Freo that fed the circus.

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1 minute ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Did he?  He didn't say a word.  He was genuinely undecided as one would expect of a 21 y.o. 

The system doesn't allow a player to publicly say he is leaving.  He stayed silent.  It was the media and to a lesser extent Freo that fed the circus.

As I mentioned above, Alan Richardson was interviewed on SEN over summer and was asked whether the Kozzie speculation had the potential  for the distraction that Jackson did.

Whilst he didn’t say it in so many words, he absolutely implied that Jackson deceived the club with his meeting with Freo. He said something like “it was a bit of a surprise to read the headlines that he’d had a meeting with Freo after we let him go and see his family”. This is after Richo thought both parties were in a good place for the majority of the year.

He then also said “I don’t want to go into too much detail” in reference to his disappointment of the way he conducted himself last year on the contract front.

I took that as Jackson stuffing the club around last year.

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20 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

No worries Gonz, I see it differently. No issue with the criticism on his performance, I just don’t think it should be open season on him personally because he’s a pro sportsman. Some comments from the media and here are really harsh.

We were quick to defend a young Lever from the Tex and Adelaide comments when he came over and now some here are doing the same thing to Jackson they despised all those years ago.

In what way? Have they been personal or just simply performance based comments?

 

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21 hours ago, Dee Zephyr said:

No worries Gonz, I see it differently. No issue with the criticism on his performance, I just don’t think it should be open season on him personally because he’s a pro sportsman. Some comments from the media and here are really harsh.

We were quick to defend a young Lever from the Tex and Adelaide comments when he came over and now some here are doing the same thing to Jackson they despised all those years ago.

I agree it shouldn't be personal and like I said I wish him no ill will. I just don't think I've seen that level of criticism other than towards his game (or decision making) - I also don't think he's the kind of guy to take anything the media has to say too seriously.

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Came across this on the AFL site and I think it has 'some' parallels in the Jackson context:

https://www.afl.com.au/news/913384/-reward-for-effort-the-changes-that-helped-hogan-rediscover-love-for-footy

 

While I don't think Dogga's (can I still refer to him as that's now?) personal circumstances were quite the same as Jessies, besides the regret of having lost a talent of him doing well, in the long run, I do wish Dogga the person well.  It's great to see Jessie back on his feet properly and playing good footy again and it does help that GWS are not a great compeditive threat to us 'at the moment'.  Of course, the caveat is always that they better not play well in games against us.

As another side note, in the video interview in the article Jessie mentions that he's working on a 'year to year' contract basis and I'd still love to have him back in the red and blue for a few years and get him that illusive flag as a Demon, that he can share with the guys he was drafted with and went through so many footballing lows with.

It all goes to show how much the club needs to invest in keeping JVR happy, healthy and loving life in Melbourne.

But I'll leave this post on the note of I'll be cheering harder than usual for the Lion's this week to keep rolling the Freo death ride. 

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56 minutes ago, John Demonic said:

I expect today to be a very calm and easy death ride.

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Great movie and they hardly come cooler and calmer than the character played by Peter Fonda in Easy Rider.

Hopefully the ending of the movie is a good analogy for Freo's season too.

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On 4/26/2023 at 11:02 PM, Whispering_Jack said:

If the Dockers stay where they are, we get picks 6, 16, 25 and 35.


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Does packaging 16, 25 or 35 + a F1 get us another top 10 pick in 2023? On sheer points value, this package would easily be equivalent surely, but whether someone in the top 10 would do it, who knows...

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And I don't want Brisbane winning any games either, so today is a tough one. I think they're definitely top 2 or certainly top 4 competitors with us.

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8 minutes ago, A F said:

Does packaging 16, 25 or 35 + a F1 get us another top 10 pick in 2023? On sheer points value, this package would easily be equivalent surely, but whether someone in the top 10 would do it, who knows...

More likely pick 18

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1 hour ago, Rodney (Balls) Grinter said:

Came across this on the AFL site and I think it has 'some' parallels in the Jackson context:

https://www.afl.com.au/news/913384/-reward-for-effort-the-changes-that-helped-hogan-rediscover-love-for-footy

 

While I don't think Dogga's (can I still refer to him as that's now?) personal circumstances were quite the same as Jessies, besides the regret of having lost a talent of him doing well, in the long run, I do wish Dogga the person well.  It's great to see Jessie back on his feet properly and playing good footy again and it does help that GWS are not a great compeditive threat to us 'at the moment'.  Of course, the caveat is always that they better not play well in games against us.

As another side note, in the video interview in the article Jessie mentions that he's working on a 'year to year' contract basis and I'd still love to have him back in the red and blue for a few years and get him that illusive flag as a Demon, that he can share with the guys he was drafted with and went through so many footballing lows with.

It all goes to show how much the club needs to invest in keeping JVR happy, healthy and loving life in Melbourne.

But I'll leave this post on the note of I'll be cheering harder than usual for the Lion's this week to keep rolling the Freo death ride. 

Interesting article.

I don't want Hogan back at the Dees. He's had his time here and was great to watch early in his career. Wish him well, but not for us or against us.

I still see a fair bit of frustration at teamates when the ball is not delivered perfectly. Body language is important to club culture.

Happy with JVR and excited for what Jefferson will bring

Freo paid over for Hogan and a s*** load for Jackson. Neither is yet to live up to the hype. Thanks Belly

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3 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Did he?  He didn't say a word.  He was genuinely undecided as one would expect of a 21 y.o. 

The system doesn't allow a player to publicly say he is leaving.  He stayed silent.  It was the media and to a lesser extent Freo that fed the circus.

He was ALWAYS going back, the seeds planted firmly early last season

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11 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

Is that the same player that stuffed the club around in 2022 with his indecision, his mid season interview with Freo behind the clubs back as confirmed by Alan Richardson via SEN, the media circus he created and the phoning in of the 2022 finals series.

He will cop Tom Scully boos -circa 2012 MCG.

He won't....

Unfortunately there are moron supporters at every club and I'm sure there will be some booing but it will get tired pretty early on.

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36 minutes ago, Stiff Arm said:

I still see a fair bit of frustration at teamates when the ball is not delivered perfectly. Body language is important to club culture.

Yeah, I get that and there might be a subtle difference here, but I have often seen Steve May get cranky with his team mates out on the feild too.  In a sense, I think they are both just demanding high standards of their team mates in their respective positions and the important skills and work ethics required for their positions.  I do sense from the interview that Jessie is a bit more mature now, given his footy/life journey and that he's now 27, not 17.

I wouldn't be chasing Jessie hard, but if we could get him for the right price at the right time, I think he could be an important mature body to bridge between BBB/T Mac and JVR, Jefferson and Co.  His body and current form is stacking up, I think he'd be more than just depth and could be an important cog in another premiership team.

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3 hours ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

As I mentioned above, Alan Richardson was interviewed on SEN over summer and was asked whether the Kozzie speculation had the potential  for the distraction that Jackson did.

Whilst he didn’t say it in so many words, he absolutely implied that Jackson deceived the club with his meeting with Freo. He said something like “it was a bit of a surprise to read the headlines that he’d had a meeting with Freo after we let him go and see his family”. This is after Richo thought both parties were in a good place for the majority of the year.

He then also said “I don’t want to go into too much detail” in reference to his disappointment of the way he conducted himself last year on the contract front.

I took that as Jackson stuffing the club around last year.

I can completely see why you feel that way however I don't think Jackson stuffed us around maliciously. 

Being a 20-21 year old away from home he's most likely not mature enough to feel comfortable telling the authoritative figures at the club that he want's to go home mid season and then deal with working there for the rest of the year.
He could have thought something like if I tell them I'm leaving then I'm probably playing at Casey for the rest of the year. 
He chose to be avoidant of the issue with the club and in turn it did affect our season negatively, but it is what it is.

Our club did everything right by him and that is great to see. 

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4 hours ago, Lucifers Hero said:

Did he?  He didn't say a word.  He was genuinely undecided as one would expect of a 21 y.o. 

The system doesn't allow a player to publicly say he is leaving.  He stayed silent.  It was the media and to a lesser extent Freo that fed the circus.

Correct, he didn't say a word at the time.

But he is quoted the day after he signed with Freo that after meeting with them mid season he knew that was where he wanted to be.

That does not sound genuinely undecided to most.

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