Player Watch #34: Jamie Macmillan -

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ferball

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Playing the lock-down role really well. He can really build from this and honestly this could be the thing if he plays up the ground. Locking down his opponent and running off his man to support run can help bring numbers to the contest, thus, making it easier for us to get the ball into our 50 cleaner. Theoretically.

Possibilities opening up...
I have to say I'm surprised by how well he's doing defensively. I wasn't sure he was up to it.
 

Tectonic

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“Winning isn’t important”
Ok no bulls**t when has he ever said that?
Best of my recollection it was
Reporter : so it's a must win game this weekend Jamie?
JMac: I wouldn't say it's a MUST win, it's definitely a "would seriously like to win"

Which I definitely cringed at when I listened to it, bit it's not the blase dismissal you make it out to be.
 

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Yes and of course it was the half back who lost us the games.
Not the midfielders leaking inside 50s or any other aspect. One defender underperformed enough to cost wins.
What about the uncontested mark against Brisbane? Or getting pantsed by AMT? Just going to forget that happened?

I can't comment on Saturdays game, but I will take your word for it that he was good.
 

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Yes and of course it was the half back who lost us the games.
Not the midfielders leaking inside 50s or any other aspect. One defender underperformed enough to cost wins.
Unfortunately for a bunch of players those 2 games were so close that a number of individual errors could be said to have cost us the game.
 

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Ok no bulls**t when has he ever said that?
Best of my recollection it was
Reporter : so it's a must win game this weekend Jamie?
JMac: I wouldn't say it's a MUST win, it's definitely a "would seriously like to win"

Which I definitely cringed at when I listened to it, bit it's not the blase dismissal you make it out to be.
Every game is a must win, or do we settle for second place?
 

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Unfortunately for a bunch of players those 2 games were so close that a number of individual errors could be said to have cost us the game.
Yeah thing is though almost all players make mistakes every game, some just get dog piled and the structural issues get ignored in favor of hanging it on one guys neck.

You could say McDonald not calling for a stretcher, Taz, JMac and scooter letting amt run circles around them, Atleys kick, cunners and Jack not working around the tag, any of the above goes different and we win.

I'm not saying JMac is the best on the list but I do think he's earning his spot and would look a sight better if our mids could break even and put pressure on opposition forward lines to move up and provide numbers. At the moment they're too slow and predictable. It puts a ton of pressure on the backs. We are lucky they hold up as well as they do.
 

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Yeah thing is though almost all players make mistakes every game, some just get dog piled and the structural issues get ignored in favor of hanging it on one guys neck.

You could say McDonald not calling for a stretcher, Taz, JMac and scooter letting amt run circles around them, Atleys kick, cunners and Jack not working around the tag, any of the above goes different and we win.

I'm not saying JMac is the best on the list but I do think he's earning his spot and would look a sight better if our mids could break even and put pressure on opposition forward lines to move up and provide numbers. At the moment they're too slow and predictable. It puts a ton of pressure on the backs. We are lucky they hold up as well as they do.
I actually agree with that. But mistakes stand out in close games and JMac's did in those two. Jmac cops more s**t than JZ but JZ has probably cost us more games with missed goals over their respective journeys.
 

ferball

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Im not going to deny it was a stupid as hell thing to say in an interview but fact is he NEVER said winning isn't important
No he didn't say that, and its probably an important distinction to make cos there is a massive difference and it could be something that was completely out of context.

It probably sounds worse than he meant it to. Maybe he meant "Must win? fu** that. We're gonna kill these campaigners to win this game." But couldn't say that on tv so that other garbage came out. It sounds stupid tho.

Every game is a must win game ESPECIALLY this next game.

That's all you ever need to say.

At least he's playing alot better. Almost as if someone is coaching him.
 

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