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ferball

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Fine profile for a player, but s**t for a defender. Wing would suit him much better, but he isn't getting a look in there any time soon either. He's genuinely surplus to our needs at the moment and I think should definitely be considered as a trade option. Decent to good physical attributes, obviously good leadership and gameplan understanding, very experienced. I think he could slot into a fair few different teams best 22's right now. Odd situation for a leader of the club to be in to be honest.
He is only one injury away from having a run on the wing for us I reckon.
 

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Shaw was a proper defender when he played down back and claims to be a defensive coach. I doubt he'll pick JMac on the back line if he has any other possible option. He could turn Jmac into a good defensive wingman tho. He was okay at that job himself.
 

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MacMillan for mine was always a tall winger/7th defender type.
Not back pocket.
He isn’t agile enough to play on the smalls and despite being a good size doesn’t play tall really.
His generally reliable rebounding has evaded him also.
I can’t see him displacing Pittard, Atley or McDonald, but is handy enough depth.
 

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Ahern debuts for the first time this year....................so naturally this leads us in to bagging Jamie MacMillan.

Some of you folks are genuinely ****ed in the head.
Not bagging him, just happy he is not playing.

As you have in the past with Dumont et al.
 

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I wonder if Jmac's strongest asset was his ability to understand and communicate a very complex defensive structure, and now that it's been simplified his selection is no longer as essential?
I think it has more to do with a settled back 6 and that were OK with who is on the wings.

I think he's in competition with Frog and Polec. Well with Frog.
 

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Agree mate, but I don't believe for a second he'd come back with 2 VFL games under the previous regime. No matter how well we were going.
He was the onfield personification of Brad.

It's going to take a bit to shake that out.

If Brad lands a senior gig somewhere I expect JMac will have his locker cleared out by the end of Brad's first presser.

I actually think he'd go OK on a wing. He probably has the most unlearning to do to get there.
 
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