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Opinion Jackson Thurlow

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  1. Vdubs

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    What negativity ?
    I think most supporters genuinely believe he has the goods and hope his confidence and form return this season.
     

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  2. The rabbi

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    Yep, and it is not unusual for players to struggle the first season back from an ACL.
    I would not expect too much from Narkle this year either.
     
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  3. Partridge

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    At the very least, more than prepared to wait and see how his season progresses. Needs to take a step this year though.
     
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    The game against the Tiges in Geelong last year he as very good IMO, then I feel was rough to be dropped... and he started to show a lot more than he was early in the year when he was given a bunch of games.
    So the signs are good that he was back in the swing of it, his skill set is a huge positive for a team if he gets going so I hope (and think) he'll be really good for us this year
     
  5. Ratcat

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    Has shown the potential but really needs to prove it by consolidating himself and playing quality footy consistency.
    He's that versatile type that we need firing.
    Big year for Jacko.
     
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    Of course all players want and should show some improvement from season to season.
    I watched some matches from 2005~2006 and tbh Enright wasn't the exactly setting the world on fire. In one particular Enright was stinking it up real bad with his opponent taking marks at will inside 50, giving away free kicks on goal. And he had around 60~70(?) games by this time.
    Thurlow has had what, almost 40. I think he has a couple years more to develop, and as long as he's not played out of position, he will be a one of the team's stalwarts.
     
  7. Ricky Vaughn

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    I thought his confidence clearly improved on his return to the side.
    More willing to put his body on the line, take a hit, get involved in the contest and take the higher risk/reward kicking option.

    Unfortunately his execution was a bit off.
    If he takes that late season confidence, combined with the execution we know he's capable of, he'll be in our best 22.
     
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  8. BORIS332

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    Get out of here with that level-headed assessment! This board is for gross overreactions only!
     
  9. Vdubs

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    Exactly my memories too, ditto Joel Corey.
     
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    During this period I remember the old man screaming that we’d wasted a first round pick on he only West Australian who can’t kick.
     
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  11. Nest of Cats

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    Put Jackson on the wing. Leave him there.
     

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    Prefer tuohy on the wing. More straight line pace. Thurlow will be handy to cut through the opposition zone. He can work the angles well with his kicking or go long.
     
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    Looks like he's spending a lot of time training with the mids. So hopefully he's building his tank and confidence up. He has shown that he has the skill but probably needs a breakout game early in the year to kickstart things.

    I think this is where AFL X may be useful. If Thurlow and Cocky ect can get some good games into them it really sets up their seasons.
     
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    Personally, I’d prefer he, Cocky and the next 23 guys are kept right the hell away from the X gimmick.

    Can be nothing but ill fortune come from it.
     
  15. Landgraft

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    I'm pretty sure that Thurlow, Cocky and Stanley are going to be playing AFLX. Danger was going to but might not be risked.
     
  16. Cataholic

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    Stanley, ok.

    But Thurlow, Cocky and Danger?!

    Sigh.
     
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  17. Landgraft

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    This is all just based on interviews and may be wrong.

    Do bear in mind Danger normally plays the full preseason.
     
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    Yeah, I know, but I’m just so against it I don’t want to hear they’re even contemplating these guys.

    I’d be happy if the team sheet lists names I’ve never heard of
     
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    You would absolutely know the names o_O

    If it doesn't enDANGER our season; I'm going to sit back & watch, oh, and enjoy footy.
     
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    I was being sarcastic re: names
     
  21. Cataholic

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    I am blinded to what benefit this can be to the club.

    Except a heightened sense of relief if all escape unscathed
     
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    So sorry I missed that. Strike me roughly.
     
  23. Cataholic

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    It’s all good. No stress :)
     
  24. Landgraft

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    The unmatched thrill of a novelty preseason premiership is what life is all about.
     
  25. Cataholic

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    Until there’s a serious injury
     
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