Has Jack Martin finally arrived ?

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Watched this kid play on the weekend and he was pretty dame exciting, elusive, skilful, damaging,
had 30 possessions 12 marks, think he is finally starting to deliver on all that talent he has, at this stage stats are pretty impressive.
Playing in the backline, up forward as a marking target, even spends time around the midfield.
Avergeing 21 possessions 6 contested @84% 7 marks 1 contested, also kicked 6 goals
Think this definitely could be he's break out year.
 
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vide0n

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Saw little bits last year but seems to be putting it together more consistently this season, a beauty to watch

Seems to regularly make his own space in congested situations and kick some bloody good goals. As a Suns supporter it looks to me like it is his year
 

Donkey Chop

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Watched this kid play on the weekend and he was pretty dame exciting, elusive, skilful, damaging, think he is finally starting to deliver on all that talent he has, stats at this stage are also impressive.
Playing in the backline, up forward as a marking target, even spends time around the midfield.
Avergeing 21 possessions 6 contested @84% 7 marks 1 contested, also kicked 6 goals
Think this definitely could be he's break out year.
Love watching him play. Gun
 

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Saw little bits last year but seems to be putting it together more consistently this season, a beauty to watch

Seems to regularly make his own space in congested situations and kick some bloody good goals. As a Suns supporter it looks to me like it is his year
He was super impressive on the weekend, such a smooth moving player, needs to keep this form going.
 

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Watched this kid play on the weekend and he was pretty dame exciting, elusive, skilful, damaging,
had 30 possessions 12 marks, think he is finally starting to deliver on all that talent he has, at this stage stats are pretty impressive.
Playing in the backline, up forward as a marking target, even spends time around the midfield.
Avergeing 21 possessions 6 contested @84% 7 marks 1 contested, also kicked 6 goals
Think this definitely could be he's break out year.
Starting to look like he could be the pick of the bunch when it comes to the mini draft picks (O'Meara, Hogan and Crouch). Malcolm Blight said he was the best junior he's ever seen and I guess it's finally starting to show why Blighty had massive wraps on him.

He really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses and seems to be the kind of player that can single handedly win a game off his own boot ala Ablett Jr.
 

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Starting to look like he could be the pick of the bunch when it comes to the mini draft picks (O'Meara, Hogan and Crouch). Malcolm Blight said he was the best junior he's ever seen and I guess it's finally starting to show why Blighty had massive wraps on him.

He really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses and seems to be the kind of player that can single handedly win a game off his own boot ala Ablett Jr.
It that combo of elite ball use, speed, evasiveness and his over head marking, it just makes him so dangerous and a really tough match up.
 

kane249

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Is finally injury free and getting some continuity to develop as a result.

Suns rated him higher than O'Meara, he's starting to show glimpses why.
 

DanA

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Starting to look like he could be the pick of the bunch when it comes to the mini draft picks (O'Meara, Hogan and Crouch). Malcolm Blight said he was the best junior he's ever seen and I guess it's finally starting to show why Blighty had massive wraps on him.

He really doesn't have a lot of weaknesses and seems to be the kind of player that can single handedly win a game off his own boot ala Ablett Jr.
Seriously? We're docking Hogan because he smoked a cigarette and got suspended? I'd take him over all the rest combined. I'd say Martin's weakness is toothpicks for limbs and injury history that's likely been a result of his lack of size.
 

vide0n

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Seriously? We're docking Hogan because he smoked a cigarette and got suspended? I'd take him over all the rest combined.
Hogans a great young player. Jack is also a great young player. If you've seen much of him, you should be able to recognise there's nothing controversial over someone preferring Martin
 

DanA

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Hogans a great young player. Jack is also a great young player. If you've seen much of him, you should be able to recognise there's nothing controversial over someone preferring Martin
Great player? He's had two good games. I recognize he's sublimely skilled but it's been unrealized potential so far and there's definitely an element of downhill skier. He'll rack up 25 possessions and look great against bottom 4 but hide out on the wing and get 13 possies against a decent team. Has he every played well against a decent team....ever?
 

vide0n

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Great player? He's had two good games. I recognize he's sublimely skilled but it's been unrealized potential so far and there's definitely an element of downhill skier. He'll rack up 25 possessions and look great against bottom 4 but hide out on the wing and get 13 possies against a decent team. Has he every played well against a decent team....ever?
Nothing wrong with 13 disposals when it goes with 3 goals in a 102 point loss
 

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Marc_Remillard

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There's a reason why he was rated ahead of Hogan as a junior, so much raw talent. He was always going to take a couple of years to develop his body but he has the potential to be a great player.

I think he'll end up being the best of the mini-draft picks
 

Damon_3388

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He might end up being the player Harley Bennell should have been for the Suns.
 

Coops93

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He's been developed mostly in defense thus far with patches up forward. This is probably the first season he's spent significant time up forward and in the midfield and now people are starting to notice what a quality player he is. He can play anywhere on the ground and is a lot harder at the ball than his body size suggests he would be.
 

Sando22

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Yep will be a ripper.
Gets forgotten about down here as he's yet to put together many solid 4 quarter efforts but shows glimpses and hopefully will breakout this year.
 

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