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Re: Jack Darling

Postby WCE Booka 89 on Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:36 pm

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WCE Booka 89 wrote:If we can get the #1 pick in exchange for Naitanui, I would take it. But if the shoe was on the other foot, I would not want to spend the #1 pick on someone who will be out the entirety of next year and will be almost 28 when he plays his first game for us. Who is injury prone and proven time and again that when he is banged up he has a significant drop in performance. Not to mention there is the risk of him losing his leap advantage. Not to mention all the dead salary cap space due to him not playing for a year.


The rationale for trading is that a player is worth more to another team than to us.
This can be expanded to say that those still in their prime in 2017 may well be worth more to a team gunning for the flag, than to us.

Naitanui is worth basically nothing to anybody in 2017.
So we're looking at 2018 and beyond, at which point he's still worth more to us than anybody else.
At the very least NN's value is the same for us as any other team chasing a gun ruckman. But when you look at our average midfield, and the multiplier effect he has, his value goes up. Then you have the huge Marquee value he has to the club.


I don't see the "marquee value" as a big selling point for West Coast. A team like GWS, or even Essendon who are trying to rebuild their image, it is a lot bigger selling point. We have more bums than we do seats though.

I'm not saying trade Naitanui away for a bag of chips. If Essendon comes calling and offer us pick 1 for him, we would have to give it serious consideration. Our biggest issue is our midfield, pick 1 could help us address this and for a longer time, not to mention we aren't relying on Naitanui to return to full fitness which is definitely not guaranteed due to 1. Knees are very important for ruckmen and it could dramatically impact his ability and 2. He has shown in the past that he struggles running out a full year.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby Total Package on Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:10 pm

This is pretty cool.... I won't spoil the surprise.

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Re: Jack Darling

Postby Fat Side on Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:41 am

Congratulations to Jack Darling for playing his 150th game for this great club tomorrow night.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby Jack Sidious on Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:32 am

Congrats to Jack. Still one of my favourite players with upside to go, now arguably underrated.

Kennedy had 167 goals at this stage of his career and Jack has 265

Been a very good player for us and i look forward to 150 more games and a stack more goals
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby MrWoollie on Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:01 pm

25 years old and 150 games in 7 seasons. Only Gaff at the same age has more (155 today).
Jack is the type of body and player who could (injury gods, f*** off) go on for another 7-9 years.

Congratulations and go for a big one.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby merovingian on Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:13 pm

merovingian wrote:I stopped posting his week-by-week player ratings because it was too depressing. His rating has slipped from 105 to 148 over the course of this season. Whereas, with my big bad man love boner, I reckon he should be top 50, if not top 20.


His rating and ranking are going in the right direction again. So I'm motivated to resume.

Finished last season with an overall rank of 173. Now back to 134.

Round 1: 19 points and best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 9266737152

Round 2: 15 points and 4th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 8850243584

Round 3: 9 points and 14th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 3060585472

Round 4: 17 points and 4th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 8229238784

His 2-year average is 10 points per game. To put that into perspective, Dusty is the #1 player and he averages a tick under 20 points per game. Shuey is 10th, and he averages a tick under 15 points.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby HH on Sun May 06, 2018 8:16 am

Darls is having a great year thus far.

He was our main man when JK was injured and, I think, pivotal for getting us back into the game at last week's derby and BOG yesterday against Port.

Even Pav noted that once maligned for his marking, that Darls' has taken it up this year with his ability to take big contested marks.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby Fat Side on Sun May 06, 2018 8:33 am

HH wrote:Darls is having a great year thus far.

He was our main man when JK was injured and, I think, pivotal for getting us back into the game at last week's derby and BOG yesterday against Port.

Even Pav noted that once maligned for his marking, that Darls' has taken it up this year with his ability to take big contested marks.


His year is that good so far that opposition tall defenders can no longer double team JK. He is now third on the AFL goal kicking list for 2018.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby MrWoollie on Sun May 06, 2018 3:06 pm

Fat Side wrote:
HH wrote:Darls is having a great year thus far.

He was our main man when JK was injured and, I think, pivotal for getting us back into the game at last week's derby and BOG yesterday against Port.

Even Pav noted that once maligned for his marking, that Darls' has taken it up this year with his ability to take big contested marks.


His year is that good so far that opposition tall defenders can no longer double team JK. He is now third on the AFL goal kicking list for 2018.
If they can just work out the necessary separation (not end up in the same contest) it will really test opposition defenders. Regardless, having a fantastic year. Most impressive is the body on body and contested marking efforts.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby merovingian on Sun May 06, 2018 8:27 pm

Fat Side wrote:His year is that good so far that opposition tall defenders can no longer double team JK. He is now third on the AFL goal kicking list for 2018.


He and McGovern jointly lead the league for contested marks, and Darling is third in the league for marks inside 50.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby domo_the_eagle on Mon May 07, 2018 7:10 am

Has had a rippa start to the season. Finally stepping out of kennedys shadow and stamping his authority in that forwardline.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby merovingian on Mon May 07, 2018 9:10 pm

Start of season rank: 173. Now: 127.

Round 5: 2 points and 20th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 3898561537

Round 6: 12 points and 7th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 5418328064

Round 7: 18 points and 2nd best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 2227584000

In the AFLCA coaches votes, he's polled in 5 of the 7 games - rounds 3 (Geelong) and 5 (Carlton) being the two where he didn't poll (agrees with the player ratings). He's just outside the league-wide top 10 in that award.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby HH on Sat May 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Jack Darling take a bow. Great contested mark. Four goals. On fire!
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby FXD on Sat May 12, 2018 12:47 pm

Marry me, Jack.
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Re: Jack Darling

Postby merovingian on Mon May 14, 2018 7:50 pm

Round 18: 13 points and 7th best Eagle
https://twitter.com/AFLPlayerRating/sta ... 6548790272

Monster second quarter, but the AFL player ratings heavily penalize players who miss getable shots for goal. If he dobbed those two in the 4th quarter, it would have been something like a 25 point game.

Collected the maximum 10 votes from the coaches, and is now 7th overall in the AFLCA award: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-05-14/a ... ound-eight

Now outright league leader for contested marks, both in terms of total contested marks, and average per game. That is pretty remarkable, because he's considerably shorter than the next 20 odd players.

Second for total marks inside 50, and fourth for average per game.
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