Player Watch Welcome - Pick #55 (2021) - Hugh Jackson

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Tibbs

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Some double up vision in these clips and while not perfect in everything he does he's neat with a high ceiling. Great pickup, one to watch down the track.






I've got a soft spot for Crystal Brook. When I was a kid at the Legacy Orphanage (Waverley Hostel) on Sth Tce, we were billeted out on school holidays

especially Christmas ones, to families (presumably they were Legatees?) anyway the Sargant* family took me in at their farm just outside the town.



* not sure of the correct spelling, think I was about 8 at the time. I can remember catching the train up there unescorted, the guard probably told

"keep an eye out for him". Different times hey :)
That 34d, 3 goal game is just ridiculous. He was everywhere, and had the ball on a sting. He averaged 34.7 disposals in his nine games, 19.1 kicks, 15.6 handballs, 7.4 marks, 3.6 tackles, 5.6 clearances, 6.0 inside 50s. That is no fluke, and signals a serious player.

He has the right attitude too, this from one article .....

"It just happened this year just by working my way into the midfield because I was predominantly on the wing and an outside player last year," Jackson said.
"I had a massive pre-season and dedicated all to my fitness and it helped my four-quarter efforts on the footy field where I can just run wherever I want and get the footy."
Jackson is fitness focused as he trains three to four nights a week on his football skills but it always looking for more time to put in the extra work
 

Tibbs

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This was Buckenara's take on him. Rated him as an overall pick #27

27. HUGH JACKSON
181cm, 70kg, North Adelaide/South Australia, midfield

Hugh has impressed with his ability to find the footy and make something happen when he has the ball in hand. He is a nice prospect of the future but he will need to develop his body. So I expect clubs will be looking at the typical three-year development program for him in the AFL system. He does have the quality to become a future A-minus or B grader so I will be surprised if he is still there after pick 30.
 
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Lord Flasheart

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Port could always do with more “neat”. Gee we have had a lot of classless players in recent history, and along with a poor midfield gameplan, has cost us plenty. If Hugh can develop and a new coach can come in and sort out our system he might be very useful
 

Tibbs

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What a great clip. Their joy is actually so palpable I actually felt a little emotional watching that. Love the mother chewing her fingers off in anxiety ... then unbridled joy!

Gold!

I really hope he makes it. looks to have the talent, and he hopefully has the mental and emotional edge to become a 100+ game player.
 

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Shaucob_Burjan

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Highlights remind me of ummmm... Sam Colquhoun
 

Handsome_Jack

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He looks meat and two veg but the meat is a lovely tender cut of steak and the veg is truffles and a top quality mash…very happy with this pick, love the reaction video put up by the club too.
 

MALTSY

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What a great clip. Their joy is actually so palpable I actually felt a little emotional watching that. Love the mother chewing her fingers off in anxiety ... then unbridled joy!

Gold!

I really hope he makes it. looks to have the talent, and he hopefully has the mental and emotional edge to become a 100+ game player.
He comes from a beautiful family.
 

Boxx

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What a great clip. Their joy is actually so palpable I actually felt a little emotional watching that. Love the mother chewing her fingers off in anxiety ... then unbridled joy!

Gold!
The best bit is knowing which ones in that room are Crow supporters…
I love the pure jubilation from his Dad Lee when Hughs name was called!
 

Tibbs

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The best bit is knowing which ones in that room are Crow supporters…
I love the pure jubilation from his Dad Lee when Hughs name was called!
Do you know some of the folk there?

I also had a chuckle at old Pop in front. Doesnt move .... just gaffaws in laughter, then goes to clap his hands & nearly breaks the remote control.
:tearsofjoy:
 

Interstater

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This is a rarity for me but he doesn't remind me of anyone at this stage.
(Edit: ok his kicking reminds me of Andrew Jarman)

My biggest concern is lack of follow through on the kicks.

I'm always a fan of recruiting country boys, they don't turn into FIGJAM's.

Good luck, I hope you make the most of the opportunity.
 
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