- Mar 2, 2003
There's too many Jacks in the AFL these days. Did we run out of names in the mid to late 90's?
Harry said:There's too many Jacks in the AFL these days. Did we run out of names in the mid to late 90's?
bullus_hit said:Jack Payne
32 Jacks in the AFL, St Kilda leads with 7, Gold Coast with 5, Richmond with 4.
Best we hide this from Ch 7 commentary team as if they figure it out they'll remind us every 20 secs.bullus_hit said:Probably right, bottom 2 this year I reckon.
But back to the question, not unfathomable to have all 11 Jacks in a 2 team squad of 44, 25% of players with the same name. Surely a record?
bullus_hit said:Ah, check.
Anyhow, for the trivia buffs, when Richmond plays St Kilda & all these Jacks go head to head, will this be some sort of record for players having the same name?
:rotflBrodders17 said:Pretty sure the Dees had 22 blokes with the same 1st name playing last year.
The Dees supporters near me kept calling them by their full name.
Number Four played well. As did Number Two. Number Six made A few blues.
Jason Carter plays down back for Claremont now, very calm and smooth skilled. Had his troubles at Freo but he looks good.So now we're all done I bet there's some guys you are wondering about, here's a brief summation of why certain players didn't make the cut.
James Rowbottom - 16% of his kicks wound up being clangers, that is too high a % for me to even contenplate. His endurance is also below par so he is rookie territory for me.
Sydney Stack - really unfit, unless he tanked at the combine he will struggle big time to cut it in the midfield, I also don't see too many tricks to become a small forward (only 177cm)
Boyd Woodcock - went through his SANFL finals games again & he didn't do anything that illustrated rat cunning, I like my small forwards to be showman to some degree.
Thomas Berry - really good athlete but still a butcher, terrible DE so more a project type.
Oscar Brownless - nothing that made me sit up and take notice, nepotism pick methinks
Tom Sparrow - no left foot & right foot can be shaky, not particularly tall either.
Jason Carter - love his attacking flare but simply doesn't have a defensive side & doesn't get the ball enough.
Here's a list of state league prospects we need to be considering as late/rookie picks
1. Mitch Grigg
2. Jye Bolton
3. Haiden Schloithe
4. Marcus Lentini
5. Nick Hind
6. Michael Gibbons
7. Brett Bewley
8. Shane Nelson
A few injuries in the formative years but ultimately lacked a top gear & couldn't nudge ahead of Encino Mathieson & Lyons who is probably the best example of a successful one paced accumulator. The three step burst was actually an implied trait due to some solid jumping data but wasn't something evident from his junior playing days. I think this as a guide is only somewhat useful, it's probably more apt for players with some physical growth potential, Smith was already a big lump of a lad so any strength and conditioning probably not a game changer.There sure was. I think I was on. What happened to him?