Player Watch #34: Jamie Macmillan - dropped vs Hawthorn

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New_Roo

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I do feel as though its a tad harsh as well.

TBH, I think our defence as a group has been pretty great for a good run of games now including last year. Especially with injury and suspension meaning its turned over a bit.

My take on Jamie's omission is that Ryce has given him a clear role or instructions and he hasn't been able to execute or just didn't!

As stated, he'll be back soon enough.

I also have a thought as to wonder with the risk of reduced team sizes that there may be a desire to test some untried players with think have potential - but who knows
He would have kept his spot but the reality is there is a better defender now fit and ready so has had to make way... there is another def in theory knocking on the door next week too


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SunnyBoner

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This is setting a dynamic for the group.

The players seem to have a great relationship with him. He ensures he talks to every single player.

Dropping JMac is saying leadership group playing group squad it does not matter. The power within the relationship sits with Shaw.

This makes the message serious.
Have required running and don't do it, there's consequences.
Don't hold up your end of the training bargain and there's consequences.

It's nigh on useless enforcing consequences on a younger player and not making the senior players tow the same line.

This is a positive change even if we get done on Sunday.
This has been our issue that ran supreme under the Scott era. How long did he play Lindsay for when he had the yips and also when Goldy was struggling for a while. Brad 'backed the players' for too long.

We have some genuinely exciting kids coming through plus a handful of A graders to help guide the way (Goldy, Brown, Cunners, Higgins and Taz). There's a B group of Dumont, Pittard, Polac, Lukey and Jed. The rest are lower to middle range at best including (in no order) Atley, Durdin, McKay, Turner, Tyson and Garner who are either depth player and/or likely to be delisted because they can't help us into a grand final.

Jacobs unfortunately is cooked and there should be questions on Jack's role as he is redundant in the midfield and guys like Zurhaar, TT and Taylor are now filling his role up front.

I believe we are building into an exciting new era but there's going to be some interesting changes at the end of the year.
 

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I was especially pleased to see Kyron hold his spot, even though he gave away a couple of goals through crude tackles. He's only going to improve and his ceiling is clearly above JMac's, because we know he won't revert to a vanilla safety-first type of player - the coach has implicitly endorsed his playing style.
 

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sruss

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I agree that he’s probably in our lower ranked 10 or so out of our best 22, but I’d drop Atley before Jmac at the moment. As others have speculated, Jmac could offer something as a wingman. You know what you get with Ats and ... it doesn’t impress me that much.
 

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I agree that he’s probably in our lower ranked 10 or so out of our best 22, but I’d drop Atley before Jmac at the moment. As others have speculated, Jmac could offer something as a wingman. You know what you get with Ats and ... it doesn’t impress me that much.
I’d drop them both, but we don’t exactly have a lot of available talent outside the 22. Not backline anyway. Hopefully we can rectify that over the offseason.
 

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Whooops, wasn’t that a stuff up.
Drop JMac, Pittard turns into captain turnover/fall over... wingard dominates Marley, and Luke although he played well still made some crazy errors, Ats looked lost at best, and no good at worst... and our captain showed he is not up to AFL standard.

yep drop JMac and let’s all have a chuckle.
 

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Whooops, wasn’t that a stuff up.
Drop JMac, Pittard turns into captain turnover/fall over... wingard dominates Marley, and Luke although he played well still made some crazy errors, Ats looked lost at best, and no good at worst... and our captain showed he is not up to AFL standard.

yep drop JMac and let’s all have a chuckle.
I have a feeling it threw the structure out down back
 

DuckYeah

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Whooops, wasn’t that a stuff up.
Drop JMac, Pittard turns into captain turnover/fall over... wingard dominates Marley, and Luke although he played well still made some crazy errors, Ats looked lost at best, and no good at worst... and our captain showed he is not up to AFL standard.

yep drop JMac and let’s all have a chuckle.
Jmac is a squib, he hasnt got a shinboners bone in his flimsy body
 

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