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    Macrae commits to the Kennel



    The Western Bulldogs have secured midfielder Jackson Macrae until at least the end of the 2022 season.
    Macrae, who was already contracted until the end of 2018, moved early to sign a four-year contract extension.

    The 23-year-old was selected with pick six in the 2012 National Draft, and has played 99 games for the Bulldogs since his debut in Round 4, 2013.

    “Jackson took his game to another level in 2017, and has become one of our most consistent performers,” said Bulldogs’ List Manager Jason McCartney.

    “While he is already an important member of our midfield, he still has massive upside, and it’s fantastic to see him recommit for the long term.”

    Macrae, a member of the Bulldogs’ 2016 AFL Premiership team, placed third in the Club’s Charles Sutton Medal in October, and was runner-up in 2014.

    A dominant 2017 season saw him lead the disposal count for the Bulldogs, averaging 27.5 per game.
    He amassed 30 or more possessions in eight games last season, with a high of 41 against Port Adelaide in Round 22.

    In each of his last four seasons, he has averaged more than 26 disposals.
    “It was an easy decision for me to recommit to the Bulldogs, because I’ve loved playing for the Club and am excited about what the future holds,” Macrae said.

    “I’m proud to be on the verge of being a 100-game player at the Club, and motivated to continue to improve my game every season.

    “I believe we have a young and talented group which is capable of achieving more success in the coming years, and I want to be a part of that.”
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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Great News, he is now contracted 5 more years.
    Premierships: SENIORS - 1898,99,1900, 1908, 1913, 1919-20, 1923-24, 2014, 2016 . AFL 1954, 2016. RESERVES - 1938, 1945, 1962, 1988, 1994, 1998. UNDER 19S - 1954. Other Premierships - Championship of Victoria 1924. VFL Night Series 1963-64, 1967, 1970. Preseason Cup, 2010.

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Yay! Happy to have Jack locked away (insofar as that is meaningful these days)

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Outstanding. Most underrated player in the comp!
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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Great news. Happy to have this done in advance (now Bont pls)

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    To sign 4 years and read his statement, I think we are in a better position than the scribes rate us.
    Bring back the biff

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Very very nice

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Quote Originally Posted by ledge View Post
    To sign 4 years and read his statement, I think we are in a better position than the scribes rate us.
    4 more years and he was already contracted to end 2018 - so he will be contracted for 5 years more.
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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Great news and incredibly pleasing to see that Jack's somewhat bucked the trend of A graders holding out to the eleventh hour to maximise their dollar worth.

    Now for Marcus to re-commit.

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    He's our second most important player because he doesn't ever drop below an already high level. When we plan for the game we know we can put him down for 25 possies at the least. If we know that we pretty much always win a game when we get the ball 500 times then knowing we have a player that we can absolutely rely on to provide at least 25 of them is like gold.


    He's already doing more than his bit at his very minimum output. The rest is gravy.
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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Quote Originally Posted by Twodogs View Post
    He's our second most important player because he doesn't ever drop below an already high level. When we plan for the game we know we can put him down for 25 possies at the least. If we know that we pretty much always win a game when we get the ball 500 times then knowing we have a player that we can absolutely rely on to provide at least 25 of them is like gold.
    One of, if not the most consistent performer on our list, but a fair way down the list in terms of importance.... in my eyes anyway.

    Very happy he's locked away, looking forward to watching his game develop over the next few years, with his ability to affect the scoreboard either by kicking goals or creating goals high on the 'get better now' list.

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Great re-signing . Very very underrated

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    This is fantastic news. I think Jack's a player whose importance is realised when he's not around almost more son than when he is.

    We all know he needs to hit the score board more, and improve some of the finer points in his kicking however, he is as tough as nails and does more grunt work than a lot of midfielders of his ilk.

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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    We are wasting no time signing our main targets out of contract in 2018 it seems.

    Can we do Cordy next please.
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    Re: Macrae commits to the Kennel

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    One of, if not the most consistent performer on our list, but a fair way down the list in terms of importance.... in my eyes anyway.

    Very happy he's locked away, looking forward to watching his game develop over the next few years, with his ability to affect the scoreboard either by kicking goals or creating goals high on the 'get better now' list.
    I see what you mean. Not every touch torches the opposition as much as it could but we can expect Jack to imporove aspects of his game year on year, he seems the sort of kid not content to rest on his laurels.

    I really rate knowing you can book him in for a certain of touches every game. For me that pushes him into the role that West and Cross filled for so long. The uber consistent onballer that we can build a team around. They might not be 25 flashy touches but they will be 25 touches that will find a teamate that we can rely on week in week out while everyone else's numbers go up and down.
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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



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