#6 Goat Goatson - Officially a big unit

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schmuttt

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Agree with what people are saying, Jackson really is an incredible talent. I was very critical of the selectin at the time of the draft (And we are a very long way from being justified in our selection) but he looks very, very good at this stage.
 

Gysberts2Bate

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Screw that. if we don't end up with a dynasty with the list we've built the club and everyone in it can fu** right off.

Just being realistic IMO.
If we don’t make a grand final with this list by say 2025 and win a flag before say Oliver and Weideman retire god help us because it’s going to take some pain building back up to even here which apparently wasn’t enough.
 

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mrmonkey

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Gotta say I really like Jackson's face too :)

Cheeky grin & wholesome moustache.
Would love to smash a few pints with him.
I agree initially thought he was going to be just another shy skinny kid. Instead quite the opposite, he grew changed his hairstyle, grew a moustache, he looks like he's a bit of a smart arse in a good way, and also looks like he has a bit of arrogance which us also good. (I would too if I had that athleticism)
 

markm106

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Although Gawn has a few years in him yet, Jackson will ultimately be a ruckman. Developing under Gawn will be a huge advantage as well. Ruck craft and work ethic are things he’ll get benefit from.
 

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Although Gawn has a few years in him yet, Jackson will ultimately be a ruckman. Developing under Gawn will be a huge advantage as well. Ruck craft and work ethic are things he’ll get benefit from.
Think it’s easier to find a serviceable ruckman than a KPF of the quality Jackson might be. Would prefer that Bradtke comes on or we could building our young ruck stocks and keep Jackson forward (or on a wing)
 

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Think it’s easier to find a serviceable ruckman than a KPF of the quality Jackson might be. Would prefer that Bradtke comes on or we could building our young ruck stocks and keep Jackson forward (or on a wing)
It depends, winning the hit outs doesn't mean a fu** of a thing. But if he plays as an extra mid then he will be way more valuable around the ground than as a forward.
 

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It depends, winning the hit outs doesn't mean a fu** of a thing. But if he plays as an extra mid then he will be way more valuable around the ground than as a forward.
Yeah that’s true. Depends on what our forward stocks look like too guess (if Weid, Petty, Rosman come on). Wouldn’t mind seeing Gawn moved forward if it extends his career, but I guess he’s actually older than Ben Brown.
 

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It depends, winning the hit-outs doesn't mean a fu** of a thing. But if he plays as an extra mid then he will be way more valuable around the ground than as a forward.
This is true. Jackson has the potential to be a five-tools guy (yes, I watched Moneyball recently). As good as Gawny is, he can't join the mids in a run and carry game, and he doesn't win that many clerances. Even as a key forward he's let down by his kicking.

Jackson could make meaningful contributions in all 5 of these categories, and we'd be all the better for it.
Hit-outs
Clearances
Link up play
Intercept mark
Key forward
 

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ABray10

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Yeah that’s true. Depends on what our forward stocks look like too guess (if Weid, Petty, Rosman come on). Wouldn’t mind seeing Gawn moved forward if it extends his career, but I guess he’s actually older than Ben Brown.
I have seen Rosman as a forward mentioned a few times. Is that where people see them trying to develop him?

I saw them trying to develop him to do some Langdon style gut running on the opposite wing with a bit of extra get out of jail marking ability.
 

Dory_77

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I have seen Rosman as a forward mentioned a few times. Is that where people see them trying to develop him?

I saw them trying to develop him to do some Langdon style gut running on the opposite wing with a bit of extra get out of jail marking ability.
He seems to be a 'could be anything' type due to his size, fitness, athleticism etc.


So he'll be rotating through as an inside mid by round 9.
 

markm106

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I know we like to joke about all our players being inside mids. But Jackson as a ruck will basically be another inside mid. I can see a time when he lines up in the middle with Gawn. Then Gawn floats back or forward with Jackson taking over as ruck. Of course this wouldn’t be all game.
 

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