Jump to content

Farewell James Jordon


Demonland

Recommended Posts

JJ deserves some love and at the time of posting he hasn't re-signed with the club. Jordon's contract is set to expire at the end of 2023 and the midfielder is eligible for free agency given he was delisted and re-signed at the end of 2020.

The Demons have re-signed ten players so far, with eight other players coming off contract at the end of 2023.

Given his limited chances to break into the side no one would begrudge him looking for more opportunities elsewhere. He is too good for VFL footy and places in the Demon's star studded midfield are limited. Clayton Oliver's absence with a hamstring injury and Christian Petracca's move to the forward line on a part time basis have afforded JJ more opportunities to show his wares and he has relished that opportunity and shown he is more than capable in fulfilling a midfield role.

Essendon, the Gold Coast and now Sydney are reportedly interested in securing JJ's services.

Hopefully he re-signs with the Demons.

 

  • Like 7
  • Thanks 1
  • Love 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Hawny for Gawny said:

I reckon it depends on how the rest of the season, if he can keep his spot I can see him resigning but if he gets booted out again once clarry comes back I think he leaves.

A lot of competition for these spots.

We can't keep them all.

  • Like 7
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The only way he stays in as a permanent fixture is as an inside mid. The only way that happens is if we are committed for Trac to play predominantly forward in the years to come. This could well happen when Clarry finally comes back from his full hamstring amputation. 

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

A potentially great player for the club, but best in 1 position that is really crowded at the moment. I know we want to keep him, but is it the best thing for his personal career.  At this stage I would say no.    Being out of contract I dont know if we would get his real value if he decides to leave. 

  • Like 4
  • Facepalm 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Could understand him leaving if he’s offered regular game time at another club. Would probably a good career move for him. 
Would we be entitled to anything by way of compensation? Hopefully with 3 clubs interested in him it drives his contract value up which might help. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, darkhorse72 said:

A potentially great player for the club, but best in 1 position that is really crowded at the moment. I know we want to keep him, but is it the best thing for his personal career.  At this stage I would say no.    Being out of contract I dont know if we would get his real value if he decides to leave. 

We're/you're never going to get fair market value all the time as players exit.

We can only view it truly i feel as a holistic exercise...  i.e...overall...are we better off or not ...across all in an outs of a season.

I think you strike at the heart of the matter... what's best for James.  All the besr to the lad ...here...or elsewhere...

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

The selectors have made it know to JJ  how well they rate him. I’d be so surprised if he stayed with us. 
If I was him I’d leave, and I’ve said before I would have left after been left on the bench the whole game in the GF even more so after Harmes offered to be subbed out. 

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Love JJ has skill, height and endurance he would fit straight in with most sides, I hope he stays but if he goes I hope he goes to a team in finals contention.!!!

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, In Harmes Way said:

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

That's the way I goes, if JJ is next best for our midfield he would be stating mid at alot of other clubs, we can find more depth at the draft, you cannot always find superstars.

Still rather keep him because he knows our system, however if he goes we will still have one of the best midfield in the game 

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hang on to JJ he gives his all in a hard position and is super fit and cherry ripe.

I would be looking at others and i think Moniz Wakefield should be coaxed to stay too.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

9 minutes ago, In Harmes Way said:

We need 26-30 really good players to win a flag, losing JJ would be a massive mistake. He was next cab off the rank in our winning GF team. Our club has been brilliant at identification and attraction of talent, if they can capably navigate retention of top drawer depth then we’re in very good shape

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites


I would think his skills are replaceable really, but the 2024 depth would be of concern to the dees. If that happens we'd likely have to find another depth player. After JJ I'm not sure what our next inside mid would be, James Harmes and who? Dunstan won't get a run and the other starting miss in the Vfl are scorpions players. Interesting one. 

but long and short, go get a game bud. 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

4 minutes ago, A F said:

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

Yes, MFC will offer a fair contract but it's not our decision, it's JJ's, he's UFA and needs to look after his own best interests.

  • Like 4
  • Clap 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, A F said:

If JJ goes, it'll be because he wants to. He's an FA, so the mistake wouldn't be ours. There are only so many players that can fit into 22/23.

Agreed Adam, but this is the pointy end of the retention dilemma - he is the 23rd/24th player and we’ve got to have ongoing focus on looking after our best depth or we become weaker as a result. Mistake might not be quite the right descriptor, but we need JJ to feel in an ongoing sense that the FD’s development of him and his opportunities to play are better than a full time role in an inferior team.

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, dl4e said:

If he decides to go then don't deal with Essendon. They are absolute [censored] to deal with in trade negotiations. I hope he stays.

It's not at trade, he's UFA.

  • Like 5
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Demonland Forums  

  • Match Previews, Reports & Articles  

    FEARS by Whispering Jack

    Melbourne’s worst fears about the absence of Max Gawn were realised when it received a shellacking from Fremantle’s ruckmen Sean Darcy and Luke Jackson who dominated the hit out tally in their game at Optus Stadium on Sunday by a massive 47 to 19. As a result, the 50-point deficit at the end of the game proved to be a loss that was long foreseen that was two years in the making and demonstrated a complete lack of hindsight and planning from the club. To add insult to injury, Jackson was a D

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 3

    PREGAME: Rd 20 vs GWS

    The Demons return to the MCG in Round 20 to take on the GWS Giants and will be hoping the injured Captain Max Gawn is fit to return to his role in the ruck as their season is slipping away. Who comes in and who comes out?

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 66

    PODCAST: Rd 19 vs Fremantle

    The Demonland Podcast will air LIVE on Monday, 22nd July @ 7:30pm. Join George, Binman & I as we analyse the Demonsl oss at Optus Stadium against the Dockers in the Round 19. You questions and comments are a huge part of our podcast so please post anything you want to ask or say below and we'll give you a shout out on the show. If you would like to leave us a voicemail please call 03 9016 3666 and don't worry no body answers so you don't have to talk to a human. Listen & C

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 28

    VOTES: Rd 19 vs Fremantle

    The injured Max Gawn has a considerable lead over the injured reigning champion Christian Petracca in the Demonland Player of the Year Award. Jack Viney, Alex Neal-Bullen & Steven May make up the Top 5. Your votes for the loss against the Dockers. 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 19

    POSTGAME: Rd 19 vs Fremantle

    The Demons were once again outclassed, outplayed and outcoached by the Fremantle Dockers in 2024 ultimately going down by 50 points at Optus Stadium in Perth as they plummet to tenth on the ladder.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 295

    RAIN CHECK by Whispering Jack

    The Frankston Dolphins broke a run of six straight losses against their neighbours, the Casey Demons and kept their hopes for a long-awaited return to the VFL finals alive with a 27 point victory over at Kinetic Stadium. Casey was welcomed to the Peninsula by grey skies, heavy rain and angry seas with threatening white-capped waves whipped up by gale force winds. After a slow start in the opening term when they failed to take advantage of the breeze, it appeared that the Demons had decided

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles

    GAMEDAY: Rd 19 vs Fremantle

    It's Game Day and the Demons have a golden opportunity to stamp their 2024 finals credentials as well as make amends for their disastrous first meeting against the Dockers earlier in the season when they take on Fremantle at Optus Stadium.

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Melbourne Demons 910

    THE PEOPLE SPEAK by The Demonland Crew

    DEMONLAND - Good evening, Demon fans and welcome back to the Demonland 2024 Grand Final Podcast ... before we took that last phone call from a Demonlander, we were discussing how the club overcame it’s midseason slump, the season-ending injury to Christian Petracca and the loss for a brief period of skipper Max Gawn due to a  crack to the base of his right fibula, to slowly surge up the ladder turning our detractors into believers and how it ended the year triumphant in the finals with our capta

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Match Previews 6

    EARLY BIRDS by KC from Casey

    Wet, slippery conditions and threatening rainfalls greeted the VFL Bombers at the end of their long journey southeast of the big city on Sunday. The threatening weather combined with the fact that neither side had realistic prospects of advancing to action in September, meant that spectators gathered at a cold Casey Fields weren’t expecting a classic exhibition of football. Nor did they get one. Instead they were presented with a dour struggle that never reached great heights. It was a

    Demonland
    Demonland |
    Casey Articles
  • Tell a friend

    Love Demonland? Tell a friend!

×
×
  • Create New...