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Opinion Jackson Thurlow

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  1. The rabbi

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    He must be reasonably fit.

     

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  2. Jazny

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    Don't worry guys, he is one of my favourite players so I have cursed him and he will have a horrible season :'(
     
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    Let Horlo's elite speed never be questioned again.
     
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    In his natural element, he runs like he's under water.
     
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    Finding the ball is the first measure I use to make up my mind about a players worth. Thurlow has that ability so I agree on that. I won't go into Colbert comparisons - I have erased him from my memory! I do feel though that outside players - wingers need pace - lots. Good disposal as well.

    Unless you see us with a small forward line and Thurlow and/or Kolo being pseudo CHF off a wing (a la Richardson) then it is not a good move.

    IMO.
     
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    Fair enough. Cant say I’ve put too much thought into it, but he does generally use the ball well (although I do recall one game where he butchered it continually) and was picking up midfielder-like numbers as a junior.
     
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    Take Stewart over Ruggles any day, just because of his tank, his pace and his ability to mark players taller than him. In these areas, he smashed Ruggles - and they are clearly significant needs in our back line, so it is a no brainer to me who you would pick.

    Expecting Thurlow to play more on the wing this year, because of the success of Stewart as a medium defender.
     
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    First year player, yeh?
     
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    GCS should had chased very hard for GHS, but their loss is our gain as he adds a lot of depth to our midfield and could come into rotation mid year if fit.

    Just need our forwards to gel and play together with minimal disruptions.

    I’m very bullish about this year
     
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    Can't hurt to try and give him the flexibility to rotate through there if necessary - I like his bull at a gate running lines, and think they would be a perfect fit in our midfield. Just don't want to see his role in the back line suffer because of it - I am with Partridge on this one, he plugs a bigger hole there at the moment.
     
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    Sorta indicates we will be kicking through transition, rather than running through like your JJ Western Bulldog clones. I like it. No one can run as fast as a direct and efficient kick. And we don't have scrub kicks like western bulldogs in our backline.
     

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    This. This. This.

    He has copped a flogging at times on these boards, but eff me and call me Florence, he has footy smarts. And which other club is lucky enough to have a soldier willing to hang around as depth for so long? I rate the guy.

    Having said that, I think he is further away than ever to getting a game in the firsts this year. More so, this is the first time I hope I am right about that sort of prediction - if I am wrong we have suffered some serious injuries, or our young guns have failed to step up (Cockatoo, Parfitt, etc.) - neither of which would be terribly good for us.
     
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    Can't disagree with any of your points, Daz - my assessment (of it being a bad sign if he gets a look in) is based around the sorts of selection decisions like the one you mention above, and who they have recruited around him (Kelly, Fogarty, Parfitt, Danger, Narkle, Ablett... you get the idea).

    Either way, I trust the match committee judgement - I think some of their decisions in the past may have been rooted in a mix of injury issues, condition, and timing (I mean who could guarantee we would have Dangerfield and Ablett both back in our midfield four years ago?) It is not just because he is considered slow on these boards, I am sure of it.
     
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    Will be interesting to see the defensive setup this season. Thurlow on the wing I’m all for.

    You’ve got Taylor staying back now, Kolodjashnij going back, Henderson, then Stewart, Tuohy, Bews, but then they’ve also talked about C. Guthrie playing more defence, and we know how highly they rate Z. Guthrie as well.
     
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    And then young Gardner is in the mix too.
     
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    Jfi, what makes him one of your favourites? I rate him highly too, but hoping his luck and confidence are positive this year.
    He has hardly played these last 2 seasons.
     
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    He is from my hometown :):thumbsu:
     
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    Can you make stanley your favorite player instead? Cheers
     
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    Oh Really?

    Nearly as good as your trade Hawkins for Walters theory. :rolleyes:

    Go Catters
     
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    I jumped on this JT thread and all the talk was about the hyphen for some reason.


    On topic tho, JT could be heading the same way if he doesn’t back himself. Cant be easy doing an ACL and playing elite sport.
     
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    Perhaps we should all get back to on topic comments....I dont want to have to move posts to the GH-S thread....

    Its a lazy Sunday after all...
     
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    5th in the club best and fairest in his first year of AFL football, at a club who made the top 4 is testament to his ability. He'll continue to improve if he works hard.
     
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    I've deleted off topic posts ( including my own) to get this thread back onto the Thurlow topic.

    Good to see Thurlow was the first Cat over the line in the Pier to Pub......good signs.
     
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    Think he will shine this year, really like his skills.
     
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    Yes..me too. I think getting confidence in your knee can take more time for some than others. If he can get the injury out of his head, I see him as best 22. We need foot skills like his.....
     
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