Jack Ross

tigerlove

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Is top draw, but will come out for Cotch or Dusty
No chance whatsoever. Someone like Bolton more likely. Ross is a lock and so he should be. Best performed first year player we've had since Stacky.
 
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Scoop

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But how Scoop? This kid had all the attributes of a first rounder?

21 touches playing on one of the best players in the competition off half a reserves game. Brilliant!
Wasn't under their noses in his final year. One thing I've learnt watching the draft is that there is a huge recency bias.

Ross didn't play in the Champs and wasn't front of mind. From memory he was under 16 Vic Captain and had a very solid first year of TAC. Look at Jack Darling, he tore every underage comp apart but had a so so top age year and slipped all the way down to the Eagles. He should've been a top 5 pick. Ross wasn't as blatant as this but he shouldn't have slipped so far. After a while everyone starts to look for the trendy, smoky who is new and shiny as opposed to kids who have done it year in year out right in front of them.

I've applied the same theory to Cooper Stephens. He's the one this year.
 
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lamb22

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I'd say the MC love Ross and for good reason. Second most clearances 6 for us to Prestia's 11 o_O and third most contested possesions 11 behind Prestia's 16.

BTW how good is Dion?
 
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Harry

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He's very strong over the ball. Even when he's tackled you know he'll stand his ground and dish off. Imagine when he's 25
 
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King Kong

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Did he do enough to get the Rising Star nom this week? Should have got one early on in the season so definitely deserves one.
 
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Tenacious

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He's a Terminator. He's never rushed or flustered. Just keeps going relentlessly.
Spot on and he has that special knack of just being able to continually get his hands in the ball
He did it from the first 5 mins of his VFL comeback game - and really the same yesterday.
Hard to believe he’d been out for such a long time.
Pleasure to watch.
 
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tha8ball

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Oh East Melbourne!
When carlton were pressing in the final term the only bloke who was able to get a clean possession and kick out of congestion in the backline - was Ross. Some blokes you can tell just belong - he is one. Massive plus for us coming into finals. May free up dusty and cotch too.
 
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spook

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Credit to Burge, he brings 'em back fit.

And Ross, woah. Champion in the making.
 
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Mac

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When carlton were pressing in the final term the only bloke who was able to get a clean possession and kick out of congestion in the backline - was Ross. Some blokes you can tell just belong - he is one. Massive plus for us coming into finals. May free up dusty and cotch too.

Similar in the port game. Pressure came - he stood up.

Pick 43. Wow! What a great draft for us this year. I look forward to him and RCD playing seniors together. Good times!

(Turner and English sound like they're progressing ok too)
 

Tigers of Old

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Can't be too midfielder heavy in finals. Ross will slot in somewhere at the expense of another.
He's the real deal. Will only be better for the run.
 
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Mr Brightside

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What a gun, was a bit worried in the first half when I couldn’t see him on the park, thought he must have got injured, geez there was some real genuine A grade bullocking and handball work in the boiler room
 

Tiger Pops

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I would go with all 4 from now on. Ross - Prestia - Martin - Cotch (as long as they are fit). A midfield to win us flag 12 !
 
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Harry

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I would go with all 4 from now on. Ross - Prestia - Martin - Cotch (as long as they are fit). A midfield to win us flag 12 !
Don't forget graham and lambert. We have some great mid depth now. Where we lack a bit is hard running classy wingers.
 
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