Universal Love #2 Nathan Jones - Second All Time Games Played

Topkent

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Don't bag a bloke for one bad game but don't go over the top after one good one either (and it wasn't that good). We're back at the G with St Kilda next week - let's see the effort backed up before people start getting told to "front up".
Nah when you say s**t like 'he never shows leadership' then you can't miss a chance to rub it in.
 

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Cannon82

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Nah when you say s**t like 'he never shows leadership' then you can't miss a chance to rub it in.
And if Jones goes back to being mediocre next week, I don't want to read more "YOU ******* SEE Topkent YOU ******* campaigner, I WAS ******* RIGHT YOU ******* NONCE PIGDRIBBLING MIDGET". Who wants to read through pages of pages of tit for tat I Told You So as a guy's form fluctuates?

Edit: Not me, I should have added.
 

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And if Jones goes back to being mediocre next week, I don't want to read more "YOU ******* SEE Topkent YOU ******* campaigner, I WAS ******* RIGHT YOU ******* NONCE PIGDRIBBLING MIDGET". Who wants to read through pages of pages of tit for tat I Told You So as a guy's form fluctuates?

Edit: Not me, I should have added.
That blitznu impression is good enough for me to lower my sword.
 

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Season high 12 pressure acts(3 since 1/2 way through second), season high tackles with 3(1 since 1/2 way through 2nd), season high goals with 3, season high 6 turnovers, season low de57%. Without the 3 goals was another average game but either way im glad his positioning was better tonight and went into the middle abit more
But imagine how good he would have been if he'd kicked six! The sky's the limit for young Jonesy.
 

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I'll front up. He had a great game by the sounds of it (i only watched the last quarter) Did he spend more time forward, as I suggested previously?

I'll also stand by my view. I think he's a fantastic bloke and has been a fantastic player (on the way down no obviously), but has not been a fantastic captain, and I don't think he brings a tonne of leadership. One game here or there not gonna change that for me.

I'm not a hater, love the bloke, just don't think he's a great captain (and probably not the worst we had either, in fact it's impossible for anyone to ever take that mantle from the Co-captains)
Do...do you not remember where we were as a club when he took over as captain in 2014?
 

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Do...do you not remember where we were as a club when he took over as captain in 2014?
I admire Jones for his loyalty, that doesn't make him a good leader necessarily though.

I reckon there are two sides that need to meet in the middle here, those that critise Jones far too heavily for a stalwart in the twighlight of his career, and those that refuse to fault him for anything and overlook his foibles just cause of his loyalty.

Paul Roos was the key to the clubs resurgence imo. Jones is no more or less admired by the playing group with or without the captaincy.
 

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I admire Jones for his loyalty, that doesn't make him a good leader necessarily though.

I reckon there are two sides that need to meet in the middle here, those that critise Jones far too heavily for a stalwart in the twighlight of his career, and those that refuse to fault him for anything and overlook his foibles just cause of his loyalty.

Paul Roos was the key to the clubs resurgence imo. Jones is no more or less admired by the playing group with or without the captaincy.
Couldn’t have said it better
 

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I admire Jones for his loyalty, that doesn't make him a good leader necessarily though.

I reckon there are two sides that need to meet in the middle here, those that critise Jones far too heavily for a stalwart in the twighlight of his career, and those that refuse to fault him for anything and overlook his foibles just cause of his loyalty.

Paul Roos was the key to the clubs resurgence imo. Jones is no more or less admired by the playing group with or without the captaincy.
I'm just razzing mostly, 95% of leadership is done behind close doors. A players skill seems to determine his leadership i.e if you play well in the last quarter you've shown leadership.
 

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Loved Jones in this one. But we have to admit he seemed slow/old going for that loose ball halfway between the pocket and goal late in the game.
 

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Does anybody reckon coming up against his bro had anything to do with him finding some form? Cause i know id be damned if my 2 lil bros are beating me at anything. Always find extra to beat those campaigners. Probably a stupid thing but just seeing him out there getting into Zac then the commentry after the game and the social media post. Seems bloody stoked about making his bro his bitch
 

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Does anybody reckon coming up against his bro had anything to do with him finding some form? Cause i know id be damned if my 2 lil bros are beating me at anything. Always find extra to beat those campaigners. Probably a stupid thing but just seeing him out there getting into Zac then the commentry after the game and the social media post. Seems bloody stoked about making his bro his bitch
I’m sure there was some extra motivation.

It was definitely a fun aspect to the game.
 

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That blitznu impression is good enough for me to lower my sword.
That blitznu impression is good enough for me to lower my sword.
I can’t see bltznu calling someone a nonce pigdribbling midget personally. Cannon82 I can only assume you have turned off autocorrect to be able to use all the odd old English words you love.
 

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Jones goes to equal third all-time games played for Melbourne this week. He then goes to equal second the week after.

If he plays out the year, he'll finish on 285 games. Assuming we don't play finals, and if he plays every game next season, he'd pass Neitz for outright first in the last round of next season.
 

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Willing to carry him to 300, but he's lucky that Neitz's record is only six more games bc he's on his last legs
All our blokes with younger and theoretically better legs are out injured or in deeply terrible form. I would post stats, but to save time you could just watch our s**t for any game in 2019.

He is best 22 and while I would love a young gun to come up behind and threaten his and others position, it’s not exactly on the cards at the moment
 
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