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    The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star




    Not trying to put pressure on the kid, but from the half of football I saw today he is going to be a star. His marking, leading, chasing have all stepped up from last year.

    Ok, Ok I am excited about the kid and its only a practise match against his mates, but the signs are there.
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    You're a bit late on that declaration I would have though BAD?
    I don't think Bulldogtragic will mind sharing the love but I do recall he (and I) giving glowing reports from a Williamstown reserves game at Frankston a fair while back.
    By his WOOF signature Bulldogtragic even has "Official Bandwagon starter of Liam Jones" in it.
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    His hands are elite. The rest of his game looks to be making good steps in the right direction.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by SonofScray View Post
    His hands are elite. The rest of his game looks to be making good steps in the right direction.

    He reminds me of a young Chris Grant in a lot of ways. Not a great kick from set shots, stronger mark than most credit him for and looks to have the ability to read the game like a more seasoned player. He has a long way to go to be as good as Grant but as you say, he's heading forward.
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by GVGjr View Post
    You're a bit late on that declaration I would have though BAD?
    I don't think Bulldogtragic will mind sharing the love but I do recall he (and I) giving glowing reports from a Williamstown reserves game at Frankston a fair while back.
    By his WOOF signature Bulldogtragic even has "Official Bandwagon starter of Liam Jones" in it.
    That talk was all about potential, now I am talking a level higher.
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by bornadog View Post
    That talk was all about potential, now I am talking a level higher.
    I know, I know

    Some might find this worth reading again from 2006

    http://www.woof.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=4863

    Bulldogtragic certainly put forward a great read here.

    http://www.woof.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=4879
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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Long been a fan, but boy -- he HAS improved since last season. Physically, he's really developing well. He was able to out body Markovic a few times, who is extremely tough to move in one on one's.

    Jones looks really fit and his reading of the play was superb. What impressed me most was the timing of his leads.

    Really exciting.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    I've been a fan for a couple of years. Was very annoyed he was dropped for the 2010 finals, and was adamant he should have played all year in 2011 even after struggling in a few games. It's all coming together now and he looks ready to explode.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Extremely excited about him. Haven't really seen a key forward develop at the Dogs in my time (since late 90's), so don't want to get carried away.

    But there is something special about him.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    How was that mark on the stadium side wing towards the end, when we just bombed it to a 4 on 1 and Jones just came flying through and took this ripper mark. He has something special. So exciting.
    I should leave it alone but you're not right

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Perhaps Markovic has dropped off instead?

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    Perhaps Markovic has dropped off instead?
    Markovic and the three other defenders in the pack must all have dropped off then.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    Perhaps Markovic has dropped off instead?
    Don't be such a killjoy.
    I was impressed with Markovic in the first half. He had a terrific battle with Jones with Jones getting on top as the game progressed. I think the coaches would have been happy with both. There's nothing wrong with supporters getting excited about the progress of a young kpp.......albeit one who still has a lot to work on.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Quote Originally Posted by Sockeye Salmon View Post
    Perhaps Markovic has dropped off instead?
    Trust you to drag everyone down with your incessant pessimism, big fella!

    I'm really loving what I'm reading at the moment. Very very impressed.

    Just read BT's thread from his day out at Willi (the second one GVG has linked to) and pissed myself laughing. Read the words "I had movement" and almost spat out the Sprite that I was drinking.

    Strongly considering throwing him in SC now. Can't wait to see him get out there.

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    Re: The Jones Boy - I will declare it now - he is going to be a star

    Add me to the list. All we need now is for him to do the 'easier' things. His ability to take a contested mark is already out and out elite.

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