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    Jack and Jake (must read)

    Probably this scribe's best work yet.

    http://www.bulldogtragician.com/the-...-jack-and-jake
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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    ‘‘Twas an excellent read, for sure.

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Yes I was posted this on FB...how bloody true and so well written

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Emma Quayle's draft assessment of Jack Macrae from the article;

    A smart half forward who might end up in the midfield
    The midfielder certainly came out but what happened to that smart half forward?
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    'Cos all I recall is the scorn of the women
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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    Emma Quayle's draft assessment of Jack Macrae from the article;



    The midfielder certainly came out but what happened to that smart half forward?
    He was smart enough for me up at Seatless Stadium 13 months ago. And I was smart enough to steer my 4yo away from his request for number nine on his jumper at the (then) Spotlight in Braybrook four years ago and to the number 11 ( mainly because 11 was easier to cut down and iron onto his little jumper) 4.5 years ago - mainly because is was easier for Dad to cut down to fit on his little back) - think I haven't been patting myself on the back for that in recent times!!

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Great read.
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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Quote Originally Posted by Webby View Post
    He was smart enough for me up at Seatless Stadium 13 months ago. And I was smart enough to steer my 4yo away from his request for number nine on his jumper at the (then) Spotlight in Braybrook four years ago and to the number 11 ( mainly because 11 was easier to cut down and iron onto his little jumper) 4.5 years ago - mainly because is was easier for Dad to cut down to fit on his little back) - think I haven't been patting myself on the back for that in recent times!!

    Way to go dad. Not only have you steered to the boy toward a premiership winning team but you have steered him clear of the morally corruptible # 9 to the loyal, dependable, reliable footballer's footballer # 11.

    What he did in the prelim took stones. Smart is when he sidesteps an opponent in the forward 50. You don't see him do that anymore,
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    Well I remember respectfully
    Like others before me
    All those folk who fell in the war
    And I heard you singing songs of lamentation
    But I don't wish to hear them no more
    "And what did you do in the time of the war?"
    Is a question asked by everyone
    Well I stood in the line
    My screwdriver in hand
    Making aircraft out at Laverton

    SO don't sing no songs about Waltzing Matilda
    Don't tell me I tried, don't tell me I failed
    'Cos all I recall is the scorn of the women
    And the white feather that I received in the mail



    "I'm a peacemaker and I'll *!*!*!*! up anybody who gets in my way"

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    If we EVER trade Jacko, I'll spew up!

    I see the Westerners coterie at least acknowledged the kid as their player of the year.

    Solid supporters acknowledge him..

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Fantastic and so well written, your best work yet.
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    Yeah great read. I certainly got a reminder of how undeserved some of the hero worship we all dole out really is when I read Abby's article. Jack is far more deserving of our praise and admiration
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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Thanks so much for this. Really well written.
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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Quote Originally Posted by boydogs View Post
    Yeah great read. I certainly got a reminder of how undeserved some of the hero worship we all dole out really is when I read Abby's article. Jack is far more deserving of our praise and admiration
    I know what you mean but for some reason that reads a bit like that bit in Life of Brian when he's trying to convince the mob not to follow messiahs. Any messiahs.
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    Well I remember respectfully
    Like others before me
    All those folk who fell in the war
    And I heard you singing songs of lamentation
    But I don't wish to hear them no more
    "And what did you do in the time of the war?"
    Is a question asked by everyone
    Well I stood in the line
    My screwdriver in hand
    Making aircraft out at Laverton

    SO don't sing no songs about Waltzing Matilda
    Don't tell me I tried, don't tell me I failed
    'Cos all I recall is the scorn of the women
    And the white feather that I received in the mail



    "I'm a peacemaker and I'll *!*!*!*! up anybody who gets in my way"

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    It further shows that bringing good citizens into our club is as important as their talent.

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldog4life View Post
    It further shows that bringing good citizens into our club is as important as their talent.
    And it looks like we have recruited 3 more good citizens
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Jack and Jake (must read)

    bulldogtragician, ala Kerrie has done it again with a great read.

    Macrae is one of the most underrated mids in the AFL. I don't know how he didn't win the Sutton this year and to mine, he was better than JJ in the grandfinal. If you look back and see the goals he created in the game, such as the one Stringer kicked, or in the third the hand ball to Dickson, the pass to Picken in the last.

    I can see Macrae having a big year in 2018.
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