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Jack Ross

dimmauchamp

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Thought his 2nd half was fantastic. All about confidence for Ross. Watched his first game the other day and looked so composed and solid with the ball. Hoping a few more decent games and he builds from there
 
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Carter

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Credit where it’s due. Well done young fella.

His kicking, which has been one of my major knocks, has improved.

There was the goal in Q1 but also a deft field kick around the same time. It was weighted perfectly and I didn’t think he had it in him.

Very pleased.
 
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MB78

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Was very good. Was prepared to absorb a bit of pressure before he released his handball as well which was the team thing to do.
 
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RoarEmotion

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Really needed a player of this age to come on. Think he now has the confidence and self belief - great for him and all of us supporters too. Hopefully can get a good run injury wise and maintain the 2nd half level of output.
 
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tigertim

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Keep playing him, those edges will get polished.
 
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The_General

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Building. Belongs. Belief.

Ross needs to trust himself. As an under 18 he was rated a good kick. People don't lose their skills. They might struggle with the speed of the game, but for Ross, continuity at the level is helping him adjust. Need to back him.
 
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Mr Brightside

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The way I look at Ross now is , playing solid ok footy , however we need better , just isn’t a premiership mid imho , will continue to be in an out of the side for a couple more years as depth , however I think we’ve seen his best and if we want to be a middle of the road team we keep if we want flags we move on
 
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CarnTheTiges

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Getting games and improving game by game. I think we underestimate how much that injury in ‘19 and then subsequent Covid conditions impacted him.
 
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shawry

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The way I look at Ross now is , playing solid ok footy , however we need better , just isn’t a premiership mid imho , will continue to be in an out of the side for a couple more years as depth , however I think we’ve seen his best and if we want to be a middle of the road team we keep if we want flags we move on
Depth is a very important part of premiership sides too, He is getting opportunity and building, too harsh I think.
 
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RoarEmotion

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The way I look at Ross now is , playing solid ok footy , however we need better , just isn’t a premiership mid imho , will continue to be in an out of the side for a couple more years as depth , however I think we’ve seen his best and if we want to be a middle of the road team we keep if we want flags we move on
Need to compare who he will be in a couple of years and the cost of keeping him against 5th / 6th rotation. And also value as depth vs alternates. Disagree completely. Need players like who I think he will be over next couple of years as he heads towards prime years of 26/27 so you can afford silk like Bolton and attract talent in too. Can he be as good as grigg/graham were in 17 team in a couple of years time?
 

Mr Brightside

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Need to compare who he will be in a couple of years and the cost of keeping him against 5th / 6th rotation. And also value as depth vs alternates. Disagree completely. Need players like who I think he will be over next couple of years as he heads towards prime years of 26/27 so you can afford silk like Bolton and attract talent in too. Can he be as good as grigg/graham were in 17 team in a couple of years time?
Totally agree RE except I differ on how good he will be , I don’t think he can be anywhere near Grigg as a footballer and imho he’s not going to be as good as Graham is now.

Im happy to be wrong , I’ve just seen enough now that has me believe he just dosent have enough tools to be part of a midfield premiership rotation, lacks pace, average kick, not super clean with hands , gets muscled out by the AFL mids , however he’s tough, gives it everything , just more suited to a slower style of footy imho.
 
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The_General

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The way I look at Ross now is , playing solid ok footy , however we need better , just isn’t a premiership mid imho , will continue to be in an out of the side for a couple more years as depth , however I think we’ve seen his best and if we want to be a middle of the road team we keep if we want flags we move on
You're going too early mate. Just played over 40 games and is still improving. The trend line is up, not flat.

People said the same stuff about Grigg, Houli, Edwards. Patience is a virtue. If he gets to 60 games, and has plateaued, I'd be happy to keep him as depth.
 
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Mr Brightside

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You're going too early mate. Just played over 40 games and is still improving. The trend line is up, not flat.

People said the same stuff about Grigg, Houli, Edwards. Patience is a virtue. If he gets to 60 games, and has plateaued, I'd be happy to keep him as depth.
He’s got enough fans like yourself mate that give me hope I’ve got him wrong , I think we need to find better
 
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