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    In praise of Jackson Macrae

    150 games this week for a bloke who flies under the radar but such an important player for us. His game on the weekend was quintessentially Macrae. An absolute gun.

    A couple of years ago when Stringer was traded I wrote this article about the differing careers and personalities of the two blokes who were drafted together: The story of Jack and Jake. Many people have told me how much they liked this one so it might be worth a trip down memory lane.

    http://www.bulldogtragician.com/the-...-jack-and-jake

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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    What a gun
    Incredibly underrated in the comp

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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Thanks TBT - 150 games have really crept up. Macrae is an absolute gun and I would have him 100 more than Jake.

    As Remi mentioned, he is so underrated, but then he was AA last year.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Absolute gun. Criminally underrated, even by some of our own supporters. I believe should have won a B&F by now. Just so consistent and reliable. He's rarely injured *touches wood* but it'd be interesting to see how we fare without him. I feel he is one of our most important players.

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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Agree with all above, he deserves all the adulation and praise we can muster absolute warrior for our team; a rarely humble hero.
    Let's bring home the four points for a premiership superstar.

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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    A lot of the criticism we’re hearing about Sam Walsh now has been levelled at Macrae, and has probably damaged his standing both in the general public and evidently before All Australian selectors. Another player that Brendan McCartney put a lot of effort into trying to get the least out of as well. But Jack has been a superstar for a long time despite what some would have you believe.

    Average players simply don’t have 33 touches in a Grand Final, or have games of 43 disposals with multiple goals before they turn 20. What a great player he’s been and he’s not even halfway done yet.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Also he’s probably indirectly responsible for turning the entire club around when he politely informed Matthew Boyd that he was not, in fact, Nathan Buckley and it might behoove him to try and hit a target once in a while.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Do we boast a more consistent, high-level match day performer over the last five years?

    No. The answer's no.

    Jacko's a dead set machine and his ability to roll up every week and get it done during a span when our collective output has been maddeningly inconsistent just makes you doubly grateful for *in my best Luke Darcy voice* the way he goes about it.

    Rolled gold stud. Underrated? Who dare underrate this bloke any more?

    Let's go another 150 please Jacko and sneak a couple more flags for your efforts.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Yep-Jack Macrae is a keeper.

    Good article Bulldog Tragician-well worth a re-read.

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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    thanks Jacko. absolute superstar and humble as they come.

    I remember listening to him on SEN as Stringer was being traded and they spoke of the sliding doors of their two paths. he basically called out they had very different lives and the pressures on both of them were very different and he empathised that the pressure of kids and his home life wasnt something he knew enough about to comment on - pretty mature for a 23 year old.

    i still find it funny he is called the most underrated player by people who "dont support the dogs" - i think that should be rebadged as people who "dont really know footy" because anyone that does wholeheartedly rates him from my interactions.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    A lot of the criticism we’re hearing about Sam Walsh now has been levelled at Macrae, and has probably damaged his standing both in the general public and evidently before All Australian selectors. Another player that Brendan McCartney put a lot of effort into trying to get the least out of as well. But Jack has been a superstar for a long time despite what some would have you believe.

    Average players simply don’t have 33 touches in a Grand Final, or have games of 43 disposals with multiple goals before they turn 20. What a great player he’s been and he’s not even halfway done yet.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Quote Originally Posted by Happy Days View Post
    Also he’s probably indirectly responsible for turning the entire club around when he politely informed Matthew Boyd that he was not, in fact, Nathan Buckley and it might behoove him to try and hit a target once in a while.
    I vaguely remember something along these lines, what actually happened?
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    What a great player. Goes under the radar. Just works so hard in that midfield. He is a major part of the engine room.
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    Re: In praise of Jackson Macrae

    Great piece TBT

    The irony I suppose is that Jack is widely known as being "underrated" by everyone which actually makes him "rated"
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    Jet. Way tougher than he looks too.
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