Player Watch Jack Madgen

Remove this Banner Ad

loki04

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 29, 2005
26,280
21,301
Adelaide
AFL Club
Collingwood
You couldnt drop him after another spirited performance like that. He just isn’t in our best 22, but forcing the selector’s hand each week when he keeps backing it up like that.

19 possessions and 7 marks @ 78% - take that.
Not our worst but where does he sit in future discussions and do you coach for the now?
or develop a player who gas a higher ceiling but may not be as plug and play?
 

Log in to remove this ad.

PieLebo87

Hall of Famer
Sep 14, 2005
12,114
9,328
Endeavour Hills
AFL Club
Collingwood
Not our worst but where does he sit in future discussions and do you coach for the now?
or develop a player who gas a higher ceiling but may not be as plug and play?
To answer you, it’s Murphy, but until he’s ready, I can’t see Madgen being replaced by anyone else at present.

It’s a credit to him that despite us having Roughead, Moore and Howe fit and playing, he’s still getting a gig.
 

sr36

Brownlow Medallist
Aug 20, 2009
27,339
37,650
Vietnam
AFL Club
Collingwood
Not our worst but where does he sit in future discussions and do you coach for the now?
or develop a player who gas a higher ceiling but may not be as plug and play?
He's become a solid defender. We've got enough other guys to look at before we start looking at Madgen.
 

gouki88

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 3, 2020
6,293
9,041
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Liverpool, Boston Celtics
Madge was far from poor. We all know how Moore saved us, but Madge was pretty important too. Unless Keane starts to dominate, or we plop Kelly down back (which we should!) his position is probably safe.
 

Rorzza

Bam...
May 12, 2014
3,168
3,300
FNQ
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Sydney Sixers
I'd prefer Madge isn't in the side, but he won the ball well last night, though, his kicking was atrocious......When CFC were dominant in the first quarter he burnt our forwards big time.
I would give him another opportunity on the wing to see if his foot skills improve other wise gonski...
Looks like another classic 'buckley' list clogger, Mayne 2.0...
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

DinoSoar

Premiership Player
Sep 30, 2013
4,362
7,814
Outer Fringes
AFL Club
Collingwood
I think he did ok playing on the wing, not a bad performance and he hit the scoreboard. It was an interesting positional move and showed some creative thinking by the coaching panel, which is what some of the more vocal critics in here were asking for.
 

jackcass

Cancelled
Oct 8, 2007
25,962
24,224
Bendigo
AFL Club
Collingwood
I think he did ok playing on the wing, not a bad performance and he hit the scoreboard. It was an interesting positional move and showed some creative thinking by the coaching panel, which is what some of the more vocal critics in here were asking for.
Was played there quite a bit through the preseason apparently. Only his 25th senior game, so still has upside.
 

Johno9911

All Australian
Jun 20, 2017
888
877
AFL Club
Collingwood
Though he looked ok up the ground, yeah his kicking wasn't great but he at least looked to move the ball forward and quickly - something our side has lacked in recent times.

The move makes sense for mine if he can continue to develop there. Has good aerobic ability, size and having spent time in D50 he knows when and how to drop back and support. Additionally with potentially Sier, JDG and Adams out of the team, having another bigger body around the middle of the ground won't hurt.
 

magpies42

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 10, 2005
5,638
3,148
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
collingwood
You couldnt drop him after another spirited performance like that. He just isn’t in our best 22, but forcing the selector’s hand each week when he keeps backing it up like that.

19 possessions and 7 marks @ 78% - take that.
Stats are one way of measuring impact, there are others also...definitely not our worst performer on the night, but not worthy of all the accolades. It was his foray on a wing, perhaps he can improve...not a good night for the less skilful players I guess either. Even Pendles was turning it over.

I’m not a fan of introducing more slow players to an already pedestrian midfield.
 

Robroy22

Norm Smith Medallist
Oct 24, 2012
7,601
13,067
Jindabyne
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
Central Broken Hill (Magpies)
My Gran used to say "You can't pull up your socks if you're not wearing any"... if Jack Madgen's our best midfielder then how would McRae, Poulter and Reef be any worse?
 

Spiral_Out

Senior List
Mar 3, 2016
183
475
Melbourne
AFL Club
Collingwood
I have been saying since the very first game I saw, he is a burden.

He is dumb, panic attitude and panic decision making.

If someone like me, a simple footyball fan, can see it very early, someone please explain to me how.

How is it possible that so called 'experts' and paid professional coaches continue to persist with such obvious dead weight?


I literally can't believe it. I thought maybe it was a Buckley thing, I can only remember maybe 3 or 4 weeks of Buckley's entire coaching career that I was truly happy with the selected 22. But now he is gone, Harvey and co are still making such incredibly incompetent team selections.

100% if someone with a spine was in charge, players like Mayne, Madgen would not be wasting a list spot.
 

Remove this Banner Ad

Remove this Banner Ad