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Jack Riewoldt [Merged]

spook

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Helps they were missing 2 first choice key defenders and he got a real novice.
regardless he was fired up to play well and did. We would not have won without that performance.
He got Lester, a 10-year veteran who's beaten him before (according to J.Brown).

(But undersized and not fit to tie Jack's bootlaces IMO.)
 
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MD Jazz

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He got Lester, a 10-year veteran who's beaten him before (according to J.Brown).

(But undersized and not fit to tie Jack's bootlaces IMO.)
Adams played on him earlier this year and after struggling early did well. I can’t recall Lester playing on him in the past. Lester reminds me a bit of the flying pencil - an undersized, useless key defender who got play over 100 games simply being in the right place at the right time.
 
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spook

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Adams played on him earlier this year and after struggling early did well. I can’t recall Lester playing on him in the past. Lester reminds me a bit of the flying pencil - an undersized, useless key defender who got play over 100 games simply being in the right place at the right time.
Yeah, I don't recall Lester doing it either.
 

craig

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Andrews is a good defender to intercept like McGovern.

But he needs a partner to do the donkey work.

Usually that is Darcy Gardiner and or Adams.

With them both out their defence has been exposed for the lack of depth.

With jack and 2 phones floating around they could not cover them off.

Will be different this week with the Moggs with the Cats likely to cover Jack and Tom with Blicavs Stewart Kolodasnij, Henry and Henderson.
 
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Carter

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Andrews is a good defender to intercept like McGovern.

But he needs a partner to do the donkey work.

Usually that is Darcy Gardiner and or Adams.

With them both out their defence has been exposed for the lack of depth.

With jack and 2 phones floating around they could not cover them off.

Will be different this week with the Moggs with the Cats likely to cover Jack and Tom with Blicavs Stewart Kolodasnij, Henry and Henderson.

Agreed.

Baker, Castagna and Aarts need to play out of their skins and I think they will.
 
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spook

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Andrews is a good defender to intercept like McGovern.

But he needs a partner to do the donkey work.

Usually that is Darcy Gardiner and or Adams.

With them both out their defence has been exposed for the lack of depth.

With jack and 2 phones floating around they could not cover them off.

Will be different this week with the Moggs with the Cats likely to cover Jack and Tom with Blicavs Stewart Kolodasnij, Henry and Henderson.
Yes, Brisbane's depth is terrible. As Jack said, McInerney's a #2 ruck. They don't have a #1, or a #3.
 

Coburgtiger

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Helps they were missing 2 first choice key defenders and he got a real novice.
regardless he was fired up to play well and did. We would not have won without that performance.
That's the thing though. He's more likely to get poorer defenders more often, if we play more threats forward.
 

MD Jazz

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That's the thing though. He's more likely to get poorer defenders more often, if we play more threats forward.
Agree. But he failed to exploit previous favourable matchups like Maynard (very good player but a small defender) and had a poor period from the last qtr against West Coast (non-competitive in that qtr when Barass took 3 marks directly opposed to him) through St Kilda and Gold Coast. But he wasn't alone.

He essentially won the match for us (he and Nank) in the most important match of the year all kudos to Jack.

Ultimately if we have a reasonable run next year with injury we will be the team to beat and Jack can make a valuable contribution.
 
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Mr Brightside

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Been a great year for high marks, however the more I see these great high marks the more I think Jack’s marks been the best this year, all the others have a similarity to them , Jack’s was one of a kind
 
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LeeToRainesToRoach

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Adams played on him earlier this year and after struggling early did well. I can’t recall Lester playing on him in the past. Lester reminds me a bit of the flying pencil - an undersized, useless key defender who got play over 100 games simply being in the right place at the right time.
Played on Jack in last year's final and kept him to a goal (the other was kicked on Andrews). Couldn't repeat.

No more a key defender than e.g. Vlastuin. Gap-filler who's managed to hang on despite mostly being on the fringe. A survivor.
 

tigersnake

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Battled manfully. One of our best, tried to make things happen but no support and outnumbered by good defence.
 
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Tigers2011

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Still our most dangerous forward & main target but shouldn’t be. CCJ to come back in as soon as he’s fit. Lynch’s contract could be a millstone around our salary cap if he keeps playing like this - if it’s his body, then get it right. If it isn’t - what then?