Jack Darling

Benny78

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He is one of the games most divisive players with limited respect amongst opposition supporters. Not sure why
Not sure actually. I think I saw him drop some simple marks and do some very spud things. I remember him reminding me of Josh Walker
 

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Scotland

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Drops chest marks, plays for frees, generally plays to a level below what he's really capable of.

But by the same token is a great contested mark and set shot and barring injury is a bankable 40-50 goal a season target.
 

Upgrayedd

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Our offer to him will be getting larger by the day.

He’s worth more than Coniglio and he’s getting 1.4m per season deals thrown at him. I hope we are considering a similar sized deal.

We won’t get him but geez he’s well rounded. Contested marks, on the lead, tackling, ground ball all well above average in all facets.
His wife and him are pretty settled. Would need to offer double. Has some side interests which he makes decent coin on as well
 

BartBart

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I think Darling will be even more important when Kennedy hangs up his boots and we transition someone to the FF role.
 

avishka5

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Darling is like a Tex Walker in that he has the capabilities and talent to rip game apart and be one of the Best KPF's but just doesn't do it enough and is a rung below the other KPF's.
 

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Yeah this, very good player who has a knack for producing the unforgettable mistakes.
To me thats a good thing. Not that he makes mistakes but the fact that he always seems to be involved when a critical play is happening. One of the biggest problems forwards can have is not being involved in the play if they are not kicking goals. Darling is often still involved when the chips are against him.
 

BartBart

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Was it just me or did others notice Kennedy roaming further up the ground to assist with defence (when Haw had the ball)/lead up marking (when we had it) which left Darling more isolated up forward and us not having 2 or 3 talls flying for the same ball & spoiling each other/dragging their defenders to the contest?

Maybe a product of Allen playing in defence.
 

avishka5

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Was it just me or did others notice Kennedy roaming further up the ground to assist with defence (when Haw had the ball)/lead up marking (when we had it) which left Darling more isolated up forward and us not having 2 or 3 talls flying for the same ball & spoiling each other/dragging their defenders to the contest?

Maybe a product of Allen playing in defence.
Also with no stratton (who usually does well on JD), they would have looked to exploit young O'Brien.
 

Macpotata

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Smashed it again last week ( or did it with little effort )
Backed up his match winning display the week before. The guys a fu**en animal and has answered his critics with a couple of big displays.

Keen to see what he does tonight. But whether he goes missing or is B.O.G, he's already stepped up to the plate.



Starting to be a big fan of the man mountain.
 

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4THAWN

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Im not sure i can think of many more pure athletic freaks than this bloke. Is he not the biggest freak since buddy franklin?
 

Lynch takes a mark

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Too big of a gap between his best and worst but is on track to be a 300 game 600 goal forward, can't really fault him on his overall body of work.

Extremely athletic and durable so far in his career
 
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