TOPIC: Jackson

Gumnut Jackson 3 weeks 5 days ago #99

Gumnut
I must admit Biz, the more I hear of Brodie Kemp the more I think he would be a great pick up long term. My only worry is, being a Victorian, what is the likelihood of him wanting to go home early especially after spending the better part of a season in rehab. That aspect is hard to forecast though he is a country boy with a reduced chance of the go home factor.
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Bizkit Jackson 3 weeks 5 days ago #100

Bizkit
If players go home then they go home. I don't like being hamstrung by the threat of someone leaving as there are an abundance of reasons for players to leave a club. If we look after him and treat him well, he'll stick by us. If he goes, we get the best deal we can for him and maybe it'll be another Lachie Weller scenario where we can cash in.

Kemp lives hours away from Melbourne and would only be relatively close to Geelong so I don't see the go home factor as much of a worry with him. Help him get his knee up and going and prep him for 2021. He'll be a star and he'll be a driving force in something special.
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dddocker Jackson 3 weeks 5 days ago #101

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Biz, Freo's history with the drafting of injured or injury prone players is poor to say the least. The history of Gumbleton, Pitt, Morabito and Bennell at Freo makes me shy away from Kemp. I think we have the opportunity to take young fit draftees from WA that we don't have to be concerned about and can give us game time in 2020.
My picks at this stage are Henry, Jackson, Robertson and/or Taylor if we can land them. I still like Ash as a 'foreign' pick ahead of Kemp.
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Bizkit Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #102

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We don't have much of a history of drafting injured players and when we have, they've generally gone pretty well.

Gumbleton was a trade from Essendon, Pitt had no injury history before being drafted, Morabito had no injury history before being drafted and Bennel was a trade from GC.

The majority of kids seem to push through injury before being drafted in any case, they all have young and developing bodies that they are pushing as hard as they can, often against bigger opponents. Kemp hurt his knee and missed the last couple of months of the season, Henry hurt his knee and missed the last couple of months of the season, Robertson hurt his shoulder and missed the last couple of months of the season, Garcia hurt his knee and missed the last couple of months of the season. It's a recurring theme.

The kids in the draft are resilient, they'll bounce back from injury.
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shane Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #103

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Pitt was a dud pick. He couldn't kick. His heart issue just saved everyone the embarrassment of admitting that.
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Bizkit Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #104

Bizkit
How good he was or could have been is a bit beside the point.

I will say I thought he was quite good in his first few games and had no problems with his disposal. Towards the end of his short career, the crowd got stuck into him like they did with the swamp monster. That pressure on the shoulders of a young kid didn't work well for him and he struggled to handle it which became a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy.

His kicking was fine when he was drafted.
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shane Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #105

shane
You're wrong. I called it after the first scratch match at Fremantle Oval and he never improved. He certainly wasn't worth anything like pick 20 (not that it was a great year)

Hypen will back me up because he spent the next three years laying into me for it.
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blockerhall Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #106

blockerhall
Three cheers for referencing the swamp monster!
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The_Yeti Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #107

The_Yeti
To be fair, Shane, hypen has spent the last three years laying into everybody
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shane Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #108

shane
Yeah, but you were all probably wrong.
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The_Yeti Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #109

The_Yeti
I wasn't. I checked.

I think my accurate spelling confused him.
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shane Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #110

shane
Present company excepted, obviously.
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hypen Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #111

hypen
Shane wrote Pitt off after one quarter of football. It's irrelevant the bastard was proven right.

And there is nothing wrong with my spelling. Hypen has a deeply hidden allegorical meaning that you dunderheads can't decipher after two decades.

It's like covfeve.
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moptop Jackson 3 weeks 4 days ago #112

moptop
I assume you meant to write "deciper".
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