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Pick 53: Jack Graham

year of the tiger

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Mar 26, 2008
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So pleased that he is staying.

You build your culture around players like Graham - hope he gets to captain this great club at some stage.

With Lambert and Edwards gone, Graham would have left a big hole to fill.
 
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DavidSSS

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Glad he is staying. I think he can be better than we have seen of late, needs to get his body right and show us what he is really capable of. He can be a very effective lockdown mid and hopefully also get some opportunities to hunt the ball for himself. We know that injured players are not showing us what they can really do, reckon there is some more potential there.

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St Kevin

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Apr 1, 2014
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With Lambert and Edwards going, there's a spot for him. It won't be as an inside midfielder, but he hasn't been playing there without Taranto and Hopper anyway. I think he could be very valuable in Lambert's role.
 
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turk-d-tiger

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The Coaches refer to a player that pays attention to the oppositions player thats running hot - Its called a Cooler

Richmond has a fridge to do that job now that Tarantino & Whopper are coming to the club

2023 - All In
 
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5SKULL5

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I seem to remember when Jack first got drafted to Tigerland, he was kind of p'eed off at being ignored in the draft by the 2 Adelaide teams.
 
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The_General

It's been a very hard working from home
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Port tried to raid the fridge.....
Turns out, the beef didn't think they could handle chewing something that tough.
 
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turk-d-tiger

Welcome to Richmond Football Club - Daniel Rioli
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100% played injured a lot of this year, 2nd in our B & F last year 2021, would have been selling at close to the bottom of the market and at a time when we want to strengthen our midfield not dilute it by loosing a 2nd two way runner after Lambert's retirement. Don't think we lose to Brisbane if we had Graham applying some pressure to Lachie Neale.
Do people really think we can do better with pick 27 than a fit 24 year old Graham?, i'm happy he has chosen to stay.
Perfectly put caeser

Pick #27 will blow out to pick #30+ with the compo and F/S picks and in a shallow draft where 50-55 players will be taken we would be getting a 4th tier player who we most likely will sill be able to get in the 50's

With Players like Sheds & Lambo finishing up we need as many players that play the Richmond game style and JG is the perfect player to lead the younger kids as well as the 2 new boys to adapt to this.

Your comment about tightening up on Neal is 100% correct and im sure if Jack had played he would have had a better influence in curtailing his influence .


We keep JG for another 2 years and if he wants to leave as a free agent we get the same if not better pick as i see him actually becoming a better player with Taranto & Hopper getting more ball to him and JG having more of an offensive role compared to what he has done thus far.
 
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craig

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Aug 19, 2004
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Fridge was as good as signed sealed and delivered till he went out the back for his specially organised surprise which was Kochie and the Port Faithful going extra Hard on the INXS!!!


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That was the Deal Breaker (y)
 
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checkside

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Sep 23, 2005
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I’m glad Jack decided Port wasn’t the place for him now.
Realistically if he was leaving chasing more midfield time, I’m not sure he’d be in a much better position at Port anyway, and we would have gotten reemed in a trade.
 
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zgod

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Feb 25, 2008
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A guy I work with played under him at Port.

Reckons he is a fantastic fella. Really supportive and a very clear communicator.
We do some work for him over here in Adelaide.
He is a top bloke and has zero ego.
Takes the time to chat to my apprentices and even stopped at the races to have a beer with my apprentice when he spotted him. Could have easily brushed him off but stopped for a chat.
He was chuffed as he is footy mad and his mates were blown away that he was having a beer with Ken.
 
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jokershoppe

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A guy I work with played under him at Port.

Reckons he is a fantastic fella. Really supportive and a very clear communicator.
Hinkley was runner up in the Richmond job to dimma,as a late friend of mine was good friends with Hinkley in Geelong and Hinkley thought he was favourite and pretty much had the job,was almost right.