Player Watch #5: Ben Jacobs - ruled out for remainder of 2019 season, still experiencing ongoing concussion/head/neck symptoms

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LuvtheKangas

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The 2019 Cunnington and 2018-19 Higgins/Jed become bonafide guns with this bloke fit.
If an opposition midfielder gets us on the spread it’s fine because Jacobs always has the other covered.
Never has one player played such a part in a teams fortunes and successes.
Come on, mate. This hyperbole is ridiculous.

Jacobs is a good player who, structurally, makes a positive difference to our team. But his legend grows with every game he's missed (and that's a lot). Frankly, he's played about 20 good-excellent games of football for us.
 

King Corey

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Come on, mate. This hyperbole is ridiculous.

Jacobs is a good player who, structurally, makes a positive difference to our team. But his legend grows with every game he's missed (and that's a lot). Frankly, he's played about 20 good-excellent games of football for us.
You've been outed as a non-believer.

Those you have experienced the BJ would never denounce the BJ.
 

Waynesworld

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May 28, 2012
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Come on, mate. This hyperbole is ridiculous.

Jacobs is a good player who, structurally, makes a positive difference to our team. But his legend grows with every game he's missed (and that's a lot). Frankly, he's played about 20 good-excellent games of football for us.
You got in before me. As much as I want him back fit and firing, and as much as he does help our structure, by the way everyone is carrying on you'd think he had won 3 Brownlows, 2 premierships and was our leading goalkicker.
 

DesertRoo

Premiership Player
Feb 11, 2013
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We have sacrificed our leader, the Footy Gods have been appeased.
He was a false prophet anyway, I don’t think the footy gods cared much for him.

The footy gods are old and like blood, it was the Collingwood and Richmond games and scamper encouraging the boys to kill which most appeasing.
 

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JeanLucGoddard

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Aug 21, 2018
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He was a false prophet anyway, I don’t think the footy gods cared much for him.

The footy gods are old and like blood, it was the Collingwood and Richmond games and scamper encouraging the boys to kill which most appeasing.
PRECISELY, they are old ones and the only force that can overturn AFL shenanigans (see 1996).
 

DuckYeah

Premiership Player
Jul 5, 2010
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The 2019 Cunnington and 2018-19 Higgins/Jed become bonafide guns with this bloke fit.
If an opposition midfielder gets us on the spread it’s fine because Jacobs always has the other covered.
Never has one player played such a part in a teams fortunes and successes.
Not only that, he is a beautiful user of the ball and his decision making is second to none! I hope this guy gets back on the park
 

Rad Roo

Club Legend
Aug 2, 2017
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Will be 28 years old at the beginning of the 2020 season.

Plenty of good football left in him if he gets himself right.
Don't think he will get himself right, when it's to do with the head, there is no recovery. The stress of trying to get fit will always be there with increasing intensity and will be too much for him. Same as Daw, serious pelvis injuries will result in many other injuries. His leg injury 3 games in was testament in that he will recovery to be a functional person but at elite level, it forces the body to the very extreme and that's where the problem lies at.
 

Arthur Cloke

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Nov 14, 2012
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By all reports, Benny J is done unfortunately. I think all of us here unconsciously have come to accept it. It irks me that no player at the club was able to fill the void left by him. EVERY team needs a tagger. And please, don't tell me Dumont can play that role.
 

goalieboy82

Premiership Player
Sep 28, 2007
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He was a false prophet anyway, I don’t think the footy gods cared much for him.

The footy gods are old and like blood, it was the Collingwood and Richmond games and scamper encouraging the boys to kill which most appeasing.
yes he did:
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