I think his 3rd quarter did enough to prove a few wrong and he was getting plenty of love from the commentary team during it. He took a heap of big grabs, kicked a goal and setup what should’ve been an easy Lycett goal. Unfortunately, he’ll be remembered for the dropped mark which is unfair given how how he turned it around in the second half
The thing i just cant understand about Darling is the first half; He looked like he had lead boots on.The commentary team commented on him quite a bit.Langdon was out running and out jumping him.If a smaller bloke is doing you for agility why not change tactics.Hes as strong as a mallee bull so he should just stand still in some of these contests and shove the little men around.If they put a big bloke on him then go to running and jumping.He just didnt adapt his game to suit the ongoing situation.That third quarter got us seriously into the game but the first half and the dropped mark had me tearing my hair out.If the Woods guy hadnt panicked and gone the torp who knows? We beat Port with 25seconds on the clock.Colliwobbles had over a minute.If i was Darling/and WC id be keeping my eye on Brander and Allen.
Don't think anyone is putting shit on Jack for his GF performance.. The point Dark Sharks made is that by taking that (very easy) mark Darling could have put all the previous negative comment to bed once and for all and become a GF legend. BUT he muffed it in the crucial moment like he has in the past.Its a real shame for him but he has to wear that now.
However he was a great contributor in the 3rd qtr and we wouldn't have won without that effort. Plus he had a stellar season and absolutely deserves his medal.
It just could so easily have been a fairytale finish for Jack - but you drop one easy mark,or f..k one little goat, and you know what happens.
Yikes! From ball dropping to goat sodomy in one quantum leap?
Need a stiff drink, my head's spinning! Funny though...
Yes, "there's something about Jack"..Mr.Rubber Chesty Bond?
Can't quite nail it, while he's big and solid and can do 'Ninja-hey look at me-backflips' all day long, he's brittle in the confidence dept.
Compare him to Kennedy who seems more supple or agile, not as clunky and wooden as Jack; who epitomizes the condom stuffed with walnuts phrase.
No way JK would drop that mark..No Way!?
Yet Jack does some remarkable things at times. Stood up and saved our bacon when JK was injured, had an outstanding first half to the season.
He helped us get across the line in 3rd Granny qtr - without that input would we have won?
Importantly he does so much work off the ball and with goal assists.
But yes, the 2015 dropped-mark is etched in our memory (and history) and to do it again is uncanny and unfortunate for him..yet Cole did much the same in the 1st Granny qtr...Ryan also later on.
Maybe the gold medal will ease his mental pressure...Maybe Jack will have a stellar 2019...maybe he'll get to another GF and slaughter all those demons once and for all...and truly wear the crown of King Jack!
Yeh, the Marsden miss (amongst a few others?) was horrifically frustrating...however he blocked a kick in dying minutes that would've been a certain goal. Forgiven!
There were 2-3 blocked kicks in that passage of play...
I know what you mean, JD's drop did ruin the moment, it made a great ending comical, but hey that's football, it doesn't go to script, it's as unpredictable as...well, an oval football?
When Shuey took the mark from the kick in very late in the last quarter...what is the actual rule? He marched back, and then was like 70 metres out...there was no way it was realistic unless he was going to torpedo. Then the umpire sorta gives him 15 seconds...and then he does a half-fake set shot but actually to JK or whoever in the pocket.
It seems subjective and confusing