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Player Watch #25: Jake Stringer

Discussion in 'Essendon' started by Old Campaigner, Sep 27, 2017.

  1. TheGreatBarryB

    TheGreatBarryB Brownlow Medallist

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    Kicked two, and had direct assists in four others. Most effective game. Imagine this guy and Joey D together next season
     

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  2. fairbump_playon

    fairbump_playon Senior List

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    He’s a legend, loving having him around.
     
  3. BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!!

    BOMBERS 4 LIFE!!!! Hall of Famer

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    The bloke is doing well on 1 leg
     
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  4. mayhem20202

    mayhem20202 Club Legend

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    Afl app has him with 3, I thought it was 2 also, but now I’m confused. He’s definitely our most influential forward at this point. Kicks goals and brings others into the game, very unselfish and team oriented


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  5. Donakebab

    Donakebab Premium Gold

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    No lasting concerns, no major issue, sounds like there is something there though. At least he didn't break his hand. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    http://www.essendonfc.com.au/news/2018-08-07/skins-injury-update-rd-21

     
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  6. windyhill

    windyhill Brownlow Medallist

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    Easy kill coming up Jakey. 4-5.
     
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  7. Red Black and Blue

    Red Black and Blue Brownlow Medallist

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    Needs more love for how well he is competing in the air. At the start of the year he'd give up in a one on one unless the ball was delivered well, now he's staying moving and competing well even when outnumbered.
     
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  8. un_eggs

    un_eggs Premiership Player

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    A thing that stood out for me was a moment in the last qtr when he was probably infringed against in a marking contest and went to instinctively object to the ump. He seemed to catch himself though immediately and won the contest at ground level near the boundary. I’ve seen him give up on that sort of contest in the past. His team instinct is growing I reckon.
     
  9. windyhill

    windyhill Brownlow Medallist

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    Nutter. I can't explain how much I love him. Ta footscray.
     
  10. Doss

    Doss Super Moderator

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    Absolutely crucial to us.
     
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  11. scezza

    scezza Premium Platinum

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    He’s also working hard in the F50 with his leading patterns etc which creates space for his teammates. In the past he’d almost demand they kick the ball on his head or over the back, he’s finally moving more. Still a lazy **** when the ball is on the way out though!!

    Oh, and sometimes, occasionally, he manages to break even in the ruck ;)
     

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  12. HirdyLannister

    HirdyLannister Norm Smith Medallist

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    Love him, just needs to stop trying to milk frees, he stops running and keeps looking back at the umpire.
    Other than that little issue, he is super!
     
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  13. Wangawuti

    Wangawuti Bounce Recall Expert

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    Pleasantly surprised with this guy in terms of his leadership and ability to bring team mates into the game.
     
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  14. Kakkle

    Kakkle Brownlow Medallist

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    I've said it multiple times, and I'll probably say it a dozen more times over his career with us, but I still can't believe we have him.
     
  15. _Swoon

    _Swoon Premium Gold

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    And for what we gave up for him, he practically fell off the back of a truck.
     
  16. blitzer

    blitzer Premiership Player

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    Ironically Stringer as the 2nd ruck is actually a legitimate strategy against the Tigers since they play Griggs in there.
    Last time we played them he was a big influence in the middle with lots of contested possessions and clearances (albeit not the best kicking on the day). This time he will probably be a permanent forward other than short stints in the ruck I guess.

    If we are to win this match we need a big impact from the package. He's been a beauty for us this year though. I also think he's the kind of guy that could possibly unsettle the Tigers backline far more than say Brown or Hooker.
     
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  17. yaco55

    yaco55 Premium Gold

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    His two main successes have been his team orientation which is top class and his ability to stop the opposition marking high balls in the forward 50 - His stats massively under-rate his performance.
     
  18. Mr Mojo Risin

    Mr Mojo Risin Norm Smith Medallist

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    Couldn’t agree more. The so called experts constantly under rated his year too.
     
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  19. Old Stuckup

    Old Stuckup Club Legend

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    Must win clash against the reining premier if we’re any chance at September, two of the biggest clubs in the league on a Friday night. Stringer was born for these type of games.
     
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  20. vast

    vast Brownlow Medallist

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  21. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Brownlow Medallist

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    Cleary he isn't a ruck, or a relief ruck but i'm only just starting to understand the brilliance of playing him there.

    Earlier in the season, when we played him at the stoppage he would always get caught in traffic or get caught by his man, As a midfielder, you have the game within the game, you have your opposite midfielder watching you, trying to curtail you as well as getting the ball.

    I reckon when he's in the ruck, he's able to find a bit more space when the ball his the deck, the other mids are pre occupied with their own men, the other ruckman has just contested the hitout and more often then not is a bit taller and less mobile anyway - so jake sometime gets the little bit more time before anyone comes to get him when he gets he ball

    just my theory anyway
     
  22. Old Campaigner

    Old Campaigner Norm Smith Medallist

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    Seems like a pretty reasonable theory.
     
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  23. Bombermania

    Bombermania Norm Smith Medallist

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    That is an interesting theory because many times he doesn't seem to be going for the ball.
     
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