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Title: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 12, 2006, 12:17:18 PM
Coburg website article on King from August:

All Hail The King
August 7, 2006
coburgtigers.com.au

All hail the King Tiger proves a surprise packet in debut year.

Andy Collins jokes that the Coburg Tigers have been trying to keep recruit Jake King under wraps. However, it’s tough to do, when King, 22, consistently finds his way into Coburg’s best players.

At Cricket Victoria, where Collins is the career and welfare manager, there is a program called ‘diamonds in the rough’. This term is certainly applicable to King.

As Collins explained, not everyone has to come through the conventional system. Collins believes you could go to a local football match on any given weekend and if you spoke to the right people, they would be able to identify the special players in the competition. “If you think if they are young enough and have a really good
upside to them, then why not? All this boy (King) wanted was a chance,” Collins said.

King made his way to the City Oval after being North Heidelberg’s best player in its 2005 premiership. It was a performance that saw him invited to do a pre-season with Essendon, but, when things didn’t pan out at Windy Hill, Collins was quick to swoop.

King came through the Northern Knights program in the TAC Cup, but his exposure was restricted to just three games because of stress fractures to his back. He then headed to North Heidelberg.

So, just how did King slip underneath the radar for so long? King is unsure. He wonders if it was simply a case of no one wanting to take a chance, as he doesn’t think he has improved dramatically, but rather matured.“I did my own thing before, but now I’m listening to people,” King said. “It’s weird. I’ve played the game for 10 years now and you think you know a fair bit about it, but this year has been incredible in how much I have learned.”

King credits Collins for bringing the best out of him. He said the Coburg Tigers coach was extremely positive and encouraging in how he approached not only himself, but all of the players. Collins, a genius at identifying young talent, believes King’s form warrants him being looked at seriously by AFL clubs at this year’s draft, as he played the back pocket the way it should be played. In an unqualified endorsement of King, Collins noted: “I look at him and think, ‘I wish I played the back pocket like that’ – and I played a few AFL games (212)’.

“Jake plays it pretty tough and quick and fair, and he has good hands and he is a good kick. He still has a lot to learn about the game, but in one way that is really promising, because he was never in the system. “I’m really excited to coach a kid like that.” This excitement is quite possibly shared by an increasing number of
AFL recruiting scouts.

http://coburgtigers.footballvic.com.au/default.aspx?s=newsdisplay&aid=110426
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 12, 2006, 12:36:30 PM
Pick of Jake King from training last Wednesday with Browny and Krak:
(http://oneeyed-richmond.com/images/team/training_061206/pic16.jpg)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Bulluss on December 12, 2006, 08:13:55 PM
Maybe that's deceptive, but if that's Browny his arms look HUGE
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on December 12, 2006, 09:53:36 PM
Maybe that's deceptive, but if that's Browny his arms look HUGE

While getting back to full fitness from his bunged up leg, Browny has been into upper body weights although he is running along King and Krak in that pic  ;). Foley, Lids and to a lesser extent Rainesy are also bigger across the shoulders, chest and biceps. I don't think we'll get pushed off the ball in the midfield so much next year.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on December 12, 2006, 10:01:22 PM
Maybe that's deceptive, but if that's Browny his arms look HUGE

I don't think we'll get pushed off the ball in the midfield so much next year.

That will be my Christmas present  :santa
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on December 12, 2006, 10:30:35 PM
Rainesy are also bigger across the shoulders, chest and biceps.
Yep, is looking very lean but stronger in those areas  :thumbsup
Not that i looked  :o
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: julzqld on December 13, 2006, 08:37:12 AM
Impressive :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on December 13, 2006, 02:52:20 PM
King played back pocket again today at training. He first had Browny then Tuck and finally Tambling. A nice combo for his session as a official Tiger.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 14, 2006, 06:00:05 PM
King a Tiger on the rise
2:25:22 PM Thu 14 December, 2006
Paul Gough
Sportal for afl.com.au

New Richmond rookie Jacob King can certainly be classified as having undergone a meteoric rise into the big time.

Wallace said King's playing style would appeal greatly to Richmond fans.

"He is a small back pocket player and I suppose if you liken him to anyone he plays a bit similarly to Baker at St Kilda and if he can do anywhere near as good a job as he does, he will be a fantastic player for this footy club."

"He is a real warrior in the way he goes about his footy and now he gets his chance and that is pleasing."

Wallace said the decision to give King a place on the rookie list also showed how serious the Tigers are taking their association with Coburg.

"The other pleasing thing for us is we have always seen our VFL club as being not a place to park senior, mature age players because we see it as being a development area," he said.

Full article at: http://richmondfc.com.au/default.asp?pg=news&spg=display&articleid=310103
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 14, 2006, 07:22:06 PM
Good thinking Tezza - the number of kids that when they miss out on being drafted and find their way from the TAC cup to the VFL is amazing and some need that extra couple of years to develop. The VFL gives them that chance and with all the alignments there is always someone from the AFL watching

And if I haven't said it before....

Onya Jake :thumbsup really deserves this chance  :clapping

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on December 14, 2006, 08:02:10 PM
We certainly need more Tigers with a bit of mongrel in them but I wish that article compared him to someone like Josh Carr or Kirk rather than a cheapshot sniper like Baker who goes missing in finals. 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: torch on May 17, 2007, 12:51:53 AM
how do we think Jake King is going ???

i am not sure about him ...

not really a fan ...
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigersalive on May 17, 2007, 04:08:02 PM
I like him.  He's a tough defender that gets in and under and as far as I can tell tries his guts out and isnt afraid of confrontation.  But he does need to refine those skills a little.

I wish we had more with the attitude of him though.  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on May 17, 2007, 06:33:22 PM
King deserves to be in the side because of his never say die attitude and he can get the footy. His lack of penetration/depth in his kicking will probably hurt him in the long run though.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 17, 2007, 06:41:23 PM
Jake deserves to be there because he goes into help at teammate. Always willing to shepherd and those little team oriented things that no one pays any attention to

A few of his teammates could take a few lessons :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on May 17, 2007, 06:54:31 PM
Got a big ticker - gotta luv that  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on May 17, 2007, 06:55:03 PM
And just before you get in, Fish, I said TICKER lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger on May 17, 2007, 07:26:58 PM
You gotta admire him getting there the hard way. Plenty of endeavour but size may matter, but then again look at the size of Bell & remember that little worm that played for the bulldogs.

My heart hopes Jake makes it but my brain has doubts.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Fishfinger on May 17, 2007, 07:29:43 PM
You gotta admire him getting there the hard way. Plenty of endeavour but size may matter
There ya go, Moi.
Now that's all about TICKER.  :)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on May 17, 2007, 07:46:32 PM
You gotta admire him getting there the hard way. Plenty of endeavour but size may matter
There ya go, Moi.
Now that's all about TICKER.  :)
Hehehehe!  :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on May 18, 2007, 11:06:35 PM
Top game Kingy. The most impressive part was his footy smarts tonight. In the right place at the right time to win the ball or give an out to a teammate.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on May 18, 2007, 11:09:33 PM
 :clapping impressive game tonite
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Bulluss on May 18, 2007, 11:23:33 PM
Great game Kingy.

He has the will and toughness to become our own version of Steve Baker.

Still very raw but he has the pace to go with anyone.

Great work ethic.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on May 18, 2007, 11:26:16 PM
little gun.

I love him...but not in a sexual way or anything....

he led by example out of the backline in the first half and ne loves to run.

Was impressed by Edwards too.

Polak is a major card in our deck,don't underestimate this dude.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on May 18, 2007, 11:29:35 PM
Polak is a major card in our deck,don't underestimate this dude.
And he's only a kid as well - good get by the club.

Jake is terrific.  From what I've seen of him, he's got a great personality as well.  That counts cos I reckon he'd be pretty vocal on the ground and give a bit of lip.  Funny body though lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Bulluss on May 18, 2007, 11:36:16 PM
I thought you were on Holidays for a week?  :whistle

Spot on X,

Polak is going to be a gun for us over the next 10 years.

Great mark and he is only going to get better. Well done Miller  :shh :whistle

Hopefully we can continue to pick up good players from Coburg like Kingy.

He certainly showed tonight that he is no Tim Flemming.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on May 18, 2007, 11:39:58 PM
He certainly showed tonight that he is no Tim Flemming.

Acutally I didn't mind Flemo, 0 footy IQ but had presence and was really hard at it
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on May 18, 2007, 11:40:50 PM
I thought you were on Holidays for a week?  :whistle

Spot on X,

Polak is going to be a gun for us over the next 10 years.

Great mark and he is only going to get better. Well done Miller  :shh :whistle
.


 i think that was me u bunny......
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 03, 2007, 05:54:47 PM
Draw is no consolation: King
12:35 PM Sun 3 June, 2007
By Tom Nightingale
for richmondfc.com.au

RICHMOND midfielder Jake King says the draw with Brisbane on Saturday night feels just as bad as a loss.

 “It’s not four points. It’s still a loss,” King told richmondfc.com.au after the game.

King said that his own performance of 20 disposals in the midfield was little consolation. “I’d give back every kick I had just to get the boys over the line and have a win,” he said.

As Richmond tried to score several times in a thrilling finish, King said the siren caught him by surprise.

“I honestly thought there was a few minutes left on the clock, but out of nowhere the siren blew and the heart just tore. We were starting to move the ball really well,” he said.

 “The feeling in there, it’s pretty bad, but we’re still going to go in there next week expecting to win the game.

“We’ll go with the same attitude, and hopefully the boys play the game plan for the four quarters. If we do that, we will win, there’s no question about that,” King said.

With his shoulder heavily iced after the game, King said he had copped a knock in the first quarter. He said it was nothing unusual to play through the pain.

“Where I come from, North Heidelberg, it’s mind over matter – if you get a knock, you get up again,” King said. “They don’t let you be a little sook coming out of there.”

“I’ve worked pretty hard to get here, and it’s starting to pay off. The group is starting to accept me and I’m starting to feel like I belong. But without a win on the board, it’s still meaningless. You don’t play to get a kick, you play to win,” he said.

Being a first-year player meant he was still getting used to the pace of AFL, King said.

 “In local footy, if you stuff up, nothing can come of it. In AFL, as soon as you stuff something up, that’s it. It’s a turnover, goals can come of it. Everything plays in the back of your mind. It’s so quick, there’s no room for error,” King said.

The Tigers play Fremantle at Subiaco in round 11.

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/Season2007/News/NewsArticle/tabid/6301/Default.aspx?newsId=44448
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on June 10, 2007, 11:23:49 PM
Another positive game from Jake. 20 disposals and 9 marks. Terrific in the first half. Fitting nicely in our back six.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on June 11, 2007, 09:04:03 PM
Diamond in the rough  :cheers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gordon Bennett on June 12, 2007, 11:26:09 AM
I liked him last year at Coburg. I didn't expect him to step up to AFL level so comfortably.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on June 12, 2007, 11:28:30 AM
Diamond in the rough  :cheers

Seems like we draft very well in the rookie draft.

IE Foley, Thirsty, Kingy
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 1980 on June 13, 2007, 01:54:33 PM
He's got pace, he's got confidence, he's got good evasion skills, and he is a quick thinker with the ball.

I like him a lot
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on June 13, 2007, 06:34:22 PM
Diamond in the rough  :cheers

Seems like we draft very well in the rookie draft.

IE Foley, Thirsty, Kingy
We haven't used the rookie list to our advantage until only the past couple of years. Tivs, Howat and Moore are also ex-rookies.

http://oneeyed-richmond.com/forum//index.php?topic=4179.0
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on June 13, 2007, 06:45:56 PM
Hopefully Tasmania and Gus come good and continue this good form of rookie list drafting
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiga on June 14, 2007, 11:59:17 PM
When I saw Kingy for the first time in the trial match at Canberra I was extremely impressed and have been a fan ever since.
He has a unique composure and confidence in tight situations not seen in many our current list.  :thumbsup 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on June 15, 2007, 03:46:52 PM
Jakey has great tenactiy, but would like to see him polish his kicking a bit more, can be a bit iffy. Also would like to see him add more power to his kicking. Seems to lack a bit of penetration when kicking long, ala Edwards
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 20, 2007, 06:40:03 PM
Defender serves it up
4:11 PM Wed 20 June, 2007 | BACK
By Greg Lange
for richmondfc.com.au

King’s no-fuss attitude towards pasta is indicative of the way he is tackling his first season of AFL football.

The 23-year-old simply wants to “have a crack and leave nothing in the tank by the end of the year”. He is quite literally taking things one week at a time.

It’s easy to work out why King is adopting a week-by-week approach particularly when you take into account his pre-season chat with Terry Wallace.

“He [Wallace] pretty much said we will give you a go, but, there is no time for you to settle in and develop like the 18-year-olds. You either have a go and make it, or you don’t,” King explained.

For some players, such a ‘love-filled’ chat may have sent them into panic mode, but for King, it was exactly what he wanted to hear from his new coach.

“I was actually pretty happy because by him saying what he did, it meant he was actually going to give me a chance. Therefore, the ball was in my court,” he said.

Unlike many new recruits, King arrived onto the AFL scene via a five-year apprenticeship in the Diamond Valley Football League with North Heidelberg; a playing history the elevated rookie believes was instrumental in helping him secure a spot on the Tigers 2007 list.

King said his unusual route to the AFL did him no favors in overcoming his achilles heal – his on-field discipline.

“Playing Diamond Valley it was pretty physical and if someone had a crack at you, you would have a crack back at them; you wouldn’t stand down,” King explained.

“I always did what the coach told me, but, when I was on the field and someone was going at me all the time, I would eventually lose my temper.”

King said the fact he played alongside three of his step dad’s brothers, who were all over 182cm, didn’t help things either.

“I guess that is why I probably had such a big mouth; because I knew I always had someone backing me up,” he joked.

Luckily, King found himself playing with the Coburg Tigers last year, a stint that doubled as an anger-management course. 

“Last year in the VFL, knowing that there were cameras everywhere, you knew you could not muck around at all. So, it made it easier to just concentrate on playing football,” he explained.

“Because of the camera coverage I was also able to sit down and watch tapes and go over the game. The coaches pointed out to me that my opponent would usually only start having a go at me when I started to play well. So now, I take it as a compliment.”

After starting the season with loose plans to break into the team towards the “end of the year”, King finds himself with eight games under his belt – pretty good considering he was picked up in the second round of the 2006 NAB AFL Rookie Draft.

With a fresh and controlled attitude King heads into Friday night’s game against Melbourne averaging 16 disposals per game and confident the Tigers can grab their first win of the season.

“Although we have not won a game, we are all still excited and very positive and hoping to get the result we want,” he said.

Full article at: http://richmondfc.com.au/Season2007/News/NewsArticle/tabid/6301/Default.aspx?newsId=45587
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 22, 2007, 03:10:21 AM
Pipe dream becomes reality for Richmond plumber
Malcolm Conn
The Australian
June 22, 2007

MOST young AFL players arrive at the highest level with football's equivalent of the silver spoon. For Richmond's Jake King it was a copper pipe.
Tigers coach Terry Wallace still chuckles at stories of when King first arrived at Punt Road. There were times when players had to wake him on massage tables to train because of his early starts and tough days as a plumber.

A generation ago even the best football teams were full of plumbers, carpenters and other tradesmen making a living between training a couple of times a week and playing on Saturdays.

In this professional era, the preferred pathway of drafting the best young talent through elite under-aged competitions means many teenagers make the seamless transition to the big league, and sometimes six-figure salaries, without playing against men or doing a day's work.

Wallace said he was unconcerned taking a punt on a 23-year-old suburban footballer.

"They've come through the school of hard knocks and relish the chance to have a crack at it," Wallace said this week.

"Some guys who have everything handed to them on a platter think it's their divine right. These guys don't think it's a divine right and will fight for every opportunity that they get."

King reminds Wallace of St Kilda's relentless tagger Steven Baker. "He's super competitive, has good leg speed and more than adequate endurance," he said.

The emergence of King, a spirited and lively running defender, is one of the few pieces of good news from Punt Road during a lean season, which has seen the Tigers fail to win a match in the first 11 rounds, despite being competitive in most of them. Two points for a draw against Brisbane is all they have to show at the halfway point.

King believes he would still be playing for North Heidelberg in Melbourne's Diamond Valley league had his family and coach not pushed him to take the next step. After winning the local premiership in 2005, he was invited to do a pre-season at Essendon but the Bombers were concerned the leap from suburban football would be too great.

Andy Collins, the former Hawthorn premiership defender now coaching Richmond's VFL affiliate Coburg, had seen King take on much bigger opponents playing at centre half-back in that Diamond Valley grand final and liked his competitive nature.

That admiration only grew after Collins invited King to play with Coburg last season, where he won the club's best and fairest.

"He's a wonderful story, a beautiful human being," Collins said. "He was a ratbag who came from the wrong side of the fence. He was very street smart but struggled for academic motivation and the disciplines our society imposes on its youth.

"But he has passion, he's strong willed and he has great discipline when it comes to trying to achieve his goals."

Collins recalls being concerned matching King up against seasoned AFL players dropped back to, or returning from injury through, the VFL, wondering how a suburban footballer would cope.

"Jake would say 'don't worry, Andy, I don't know who he is'. He was more involved in local footy," Collins said.

Wallace believes the demands of a plumbing apprenticeship played a big part in King's failure to succeed with the Northern Knights' elite under-18 team in the TAC Cup, but King puts it far more bluntly. "Basically I was a smart arse," he said. "I wouldn't listen to anyone. I was growing up with my mates and I couldn't be told. I was doing my own thing."

King believes the worst trait of his game was a bad temper but says it has improved with the maturity of becoming a qualified plumber and having to oversee up to four men on some jobs. "There was a lot of responsibility on the job site. I had to start thinking about other people," he said.

That temper, according to Collins, has been channelled into making King one of the most competitive players in the AFL.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21946278-2722,00.html
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on June 23, 2007, 07:18:47 AM
It's a shame Jake is an older rookie. He would be close to a rising star nomination if he was eligible. Good awareness, a footy brain and doesn't take a backward step.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on June 23, 2007, 07:48:05 AM
It's a shame Jake is an older rookie. He would be close to a rising star nomination if he was eligible. Good awareness, a footy brain and doesn't take a backward step.

Agreed, over the past couple of weeks (except last night cos I couldn't see it) Kingy has really impressed me  :clapping
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: wayne on June 23, 2007, 11:28:30 AM

Agreed, over the past couple of weeks (except last night cos I couldn't see it) Kingy has really impressed me  :clapping


He was one of the best 3 on ground till halftime, and was in our best 6 at the end of the night
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on June 23, 2007, 11:46:02 AM

Agreed, over the past couple of weeks (except last night cos I couldn't see it) Kingy has really impressed me  :clapping


He was one of the best 3 on ground till halftime, and was in our best 6 at the end of the night

Agreed.  His first half he was easily BOG IMO, faded a bit in the second but was a pretty good game.  Just luv him  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 12, 2007, 01:47:35 PM
Plough gave Kingy the unsung hero praise this week – "it was his ability to at least fight for the jumper and show real pride, while others floated around the field."
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2007, 09:23:12 PM
Plough gave Kingy the unsung hero praise this week – "it was his ability to at least fight for the jumper and show real pride, while others floated around the field."

Unashamedly a Jake King fan :clapping

I reckon tezza has summed him up perfectly this week in the EOTT .

Had a chat to him last night - great bloke. And still has the stitches up his eye - wont stop him though :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: blaisee on August 27, 2007, 09:21:16 AM
Have to say I watched him closely last night.


An absolute gun.
Hard nosed and determined in a Tony Free type of way.

Always...always takes them on, always always runs through the corridor. For me the recruit of the year.

Before he did his shin last night, he was BOG
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 27, 2007, 09:29:18 AM
Every time King gets the ball my son screams go little Kingy
He wanted Kings number on his jumper but l said to him wait till next year he have a new number
his one of the most positive players down at Richmond he gives the fans what they been craving & thats direct football
His got it all GUTS & DETERMINATION & a stuffing good football BRAIN
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mopsy on August 27, 2007, 10:14:20 AM
Every time King gets the ball my son screams go little Kingy
He wanted Kings number on his jumper but l said to him wait till next year he have a new number
his one of the most positive players down at Richmond he gives the fans what they been craving & thats direct football
His got it all GUTS & DETERMINATION & a effing good football BRAIN

and he knows how to pass a ball correctly and with accuracy. Richo must love him :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: jezza on August 27, 2007, 06:23:08 PM
And he's got some mongrel too. With him, Jackson, Connors, Jack, we are starting to get together a group that will make sure we aren't the soft team that gets pushed around at will anymore.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on August 27, 2007, 06:37:22 PM
And he's got some mongrel too. With him, Jackson, Connors, Jack, we are starting to get together a group that will make sure we aren't the soft team that gets pushed around at will anymore.

dont forget jon, he may be thin but he does not hold back and stands up 4 himself and the team
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on August 27, 2007, 06:41:31 PM
And he's got some mongrel too. With him, Jackson, Connors, Jack, we are starting to get together a group that will make sure we aren't the soft team that gets pushed around at will anymore.

dont forget jon, he may be thin but he does not hold back and stands up 4 himself and the team

ditto, but on a side note does anyone else think JON has a very large head, like disproportionate to the rest of his body
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on August 27, 2007, 06:52:36 PM
And he's got some mongrel too. With him, Jackson, Connors, Jack, we are starting to get together a group that will make sure we aren't the soft team that gets pushed around at will anymore.

dont forget jon, he may be thin but he does not hold back and stands up 4 himself and the team

ditto, but on a side note does anyone else think JON has a very large head, like disproportionate to the rest of his body

which head are u talking about! lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on August 27, 2007, 06:54:24 PM
which one do you think  ::)  ;) :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on August 27, 2007, 08:17:44 PM
I'd like to see Jake wearing number 9 in season 2008 - I think he has earned that right :thumbsup

Never doubted for a minute the kid would be able to play at this level - got heaps of determination and belief.

Absolutely loves the way he plays
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on August 27, 2007, 09:41:57 PM
I'd like to Jake wearing number 9 in season 2008 - I think he has earned that right :thumbsup

Never doubted for a minute the kid would be able to play at this level - got heaps of determination and belief.

Absolutely loves the way he plays

might have to run that past JohnF first ... if he is still around  ;)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mopsy on August 28, 2007, 07:18:53 AM
I'd like to see Jake wearing number 9 in season 2008 - I think he has earned that right :thumbsup

Never doubted for a minute the kid would be able to play at this level - got heaps of determination and belief.

Absolutely loves the way he plays
I've heard no 17 is a possibility  :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: blaisee on August 28, 2007, 08:58:02 AM
I'd like to see Jake wearing number 9 in season 2008 - I think he has earned that right :thumbsup

Never doubted for a minute the kid would be able to play at this level - got heaps of determination and belief.

Absolutely loves the way he plays

great idea wp
jake king wearing No9 is a ripper
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiga on August 28, 2007, 05:20:48 PM
I've been a fan of Jake's since the first time I saw him play against the Swans in Canberra.  :thumbsup

He is one of the most composed players we have in tight situations and he backs his ability! Congrats Jake on a great first season  :thumbsup :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 29, 2007, 09:32:24 AM
I'd like to see Jake wearing number 9 in season 2008 - I think he has earned that right :thumbsup

Never doubted for a minute the kid would be able to play at this level - got heaps of determination and belief.

Absolutely loves the way he plays

WP l hope your right on the #9 would be rewarding for him & l wont have to change my number  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on August 29, 2007, 10:06:58 AM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 29, 2007, 12:27:50 PM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
If WP wishes come true and Jake wears no 9 he will have actually followed in Wayne Campbells footsteps because Campos first number at Richmond was 46 also. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 29, 2007, 03:27:15 PM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
If WP wishes come true and Jake wears no 9 he will have actually followed in Wayne Campbells footsteps because Campos first number at Richmond was 46 also. :thumbsup

 :rollin only a mad one eyed Richmond supporter would know that  ;D  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on August 29, 2007, 04:09:19 PM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
If WP wishes come true and Jake wears no 9 he will have actually followed in Wayne Campbells footsteps because Campos first number at Richmond was 46 also. :thumbsup

 :rollin only a mad one eyed Richmond supporter would know that  ;D  :thumbsup
Thanks Tigermonk.

Wayne Campbell's first game I and many a Richmond supporter should remember fondly.
The Mother's Day massacre of 1991 we beat Scumwood by 57 points and they were the reigning premier and Hogg kicked 10.
Sunday May 12 1991
Richmond 24 15 159
Scumwood 15 12 102  :lol :lol
 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on August 29, 2007, 05:48:13 PM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
If WP wishes come true and Jake wears no 9 he will have actually followed in Wayne Campbells footsteps because Campos first number at Richmond was 46 also. :thumbsup

 :rollin only a mad one eyed Richmond supporter would know that  ;D  :thumbsup
Thanks Tigermonk.

Wayne Campbell's first game I and many a Richmond supporter should remember fondly.
The Mother's Day massacre of 1991 we beat Scumwood by 57 points and they were the reigning premier and Hogg kicked 10.
Sunday May 12 1991
Richmond 24 15 159
Scumwood 15 12 102  :lol :lol
 :thumbsup

what a day

still remember kb clapping his boys off teh ground and looking like a proud dad.

really thought that day the rfc turned teh corner and something special was being born  :banghead :banghead :banghead
but we just stuffed up all over again
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Fwoy3 on August 30, 2007, 01:13:49 AM
campbell was a very much underrated player and captain! champion
If WP wishes come true and Jake wears no 9 he will have actually followed in Wayne Campbells footsteps because Campos first number at Richmond was 46 also. :thumbsup

 :rollin only a mad one eyed Richmond supporter would know that  ;D  :thumbsup
Thanks Tigermonk.

Wayne Campbell's first game I and many a Richmond supporter should remember fondly.
The Mother's Day massacre of 1991 we beat Scumwood by 57 points and they were the reigning premier and Hogg kicked 10.
Sunday May 12 1991
Richmond 24 15 159
Scumwood 15 12 102  :lol :lol
 :thumbsup

Got that game on VHS from Name a Game :thumbsup
During the 3/4 time break, they kept it recording. Gerard Healy on Stephen Ryan: "All Dope and no dinner" :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on August 30, 2007, 01:15:17 PM
LOL fwoy

I hope Kingy plays this week and gives Milne a bath  :pray.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 11, 2007, 03:10:00 AM
Read in today's Age that Kingy has a brother playing for his original club North Heidelberg.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/cougars-on-a-finals-high/2007/09/10/1189276634551.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 11, 2008, 06:29:38 PM
One of the few bright spots from last year. What are your expectations for Kingy this year and what would be a good year for him?
 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on February 11, 2008, 10:30:21 PM
22 gutsy and courageous games  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on February 12, 2008, 12:48:43 AM
Would like to see him played on the ball in spurts.
I think Jake would thrive on it.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on February 12, 2008, 03:45:22 PM
Would like to see him played on the ball in spurts.
I think Jake would thrive on it.
Was thinking along the same lines Magic  :thumbsup.

Kingy needs to also back up what he did last year. Hopefully given he's more a mature recruit and he's done it the hard way getting into the AFL, he'll continue to work his guts off and there'll be no second year blues.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on February 12, 2008, 06:32:08 PM
To carry on the good work he started last year and continue the strong play and mongrel he showed also. Perhaps even a tagging role. He is a hard nut and has the mind for it unafraid regardless of the calibre of opposition.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on February 12, 2008, 07:23:18 PM
He is one player I see 'destined' to move into the midfield.  He brings a lot of the essentials to a complete and cohesive midfield unit and with another year or two experience he will be one of the first picked.  Every time I see Kingy play I see Libba and if it pans out that way I will be more than happy.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on February 12, 2008, 09:58:22 PM
do what he did last year :clapping
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2008, 04:15:15 AM
Shame not all Tigers run out onto the ground every time they play with the same endeavour and workrate as Kingy.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on February 16, 2008, 05:11:44 AM
Agreed. Jakey is a beauty.

He, Foley & Thursty (all former rookies BTW) put many of our more costly footballers to shame.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on February 16, 2008, 09:02:18 AM
Loved that free he got against Gehrig  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on February 16, 2008, 12:41:05 PM
Loved that free he got against Gehrig  :lol
That was hilarious :lol. Sucked the big ape in big time  ;D.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Darth Tiger on February 16, 2008, 04:38:08 PM
Continue to set the standard for intensity, and improve disposal to hurt teams with his possessions.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on February 16, 2008, 06:11:53 PM
seriously u have to love the way this guy goes about his business.

he looks like he gives 200% every time he steps onto the field.

if wallace had half a brain he would show a tape of kingy to the rest of the senior players
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: HKTiger on February 17, 2008, 08:12:08 PM
He'd want to start showing his opponent a little more respect than he did on Friday night.  He'll be back at Coburg soon enough if he doesn't do his defensive job first.

He improved through the game, but he needs to make sure he closes his opponent down first and then starts focussing on all teh other stuff.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on February 18, 2008, 10:32:26 AM
its just the effort more that i like. the chase, run, tackle. there are players so much more bigger, taller than him that dont put in anywhere near as much effort as this little man

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on February 18, 2008, 08:07:43 PM
do what he did last year :clapping

as above as long as he plays like last year
& l expert him to win the grand final race  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2008, 04:58:34 AM
So far Kingy is carrying on his good form last year. Probably our best and most consistent player over all 3 preseason games so far :clapping. 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 02, 2008, 11:04:26 AM
from what l see & watch him closely cause his my sons favorite players is that he has better skills & is more direct with sending the ball out of the backline to attack than some of our more senior players & he will ruff his opponant up every chance
you know what
l will make a statement here & now that Kingy might win his first JD medal this year & thats a huge call from me  :P
Thats how much confidence l have in his aggressive play & style his always saving our asses & yes he makes a mistake but he always backs it up with something better
he plays for the jumper thats all l can say
l gunna put my money on Kingy  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 02, 2008, 11:29:54 AM
its so funny u said that tm about kingy, cause i was thinking the same thing.

man i love this guys attitude to footy. He is slowly turning into my favourite player at Punt Road.

He is gutzy and reminds me of a andy collins of the hawks era.

going to be a great player for sure
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2008, 05:10:08 PM
If Kingy were to win the JDM I hope it's because he's had spells in the midfield and given some highly fancied opposition midfielders hell rather than because the ball spent a lot of time in our defence.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 02, 2008, 06:31:35 PM
well sorry to say this but our forwards dont know how to hold the ball in the forward line & our midfielder lack communication so l expect it to be getting cleared by Kingy to set up our flankers to creat goals

look its a longshot that a small defender like him would gather the votes but if he were to become a creator down there its a whole new ballgame  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 02, 2008, 09:13:17 PM
I reckon one of the big advantages that Kingy has is he came from suburban footy. Take no prisoners, tough and uncompromising local footy. Where the basic mean everything and the flair isn't as important

Well that's my take anyway
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 02, 2008, 11:02:21 PM
True WP. As a result he has footy nouse and brains.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 03, 2008, 11:36:30 AM
I reckon one of the big advantages that Kingy has is he came from suburban footy. Take no prisoners, tough and uncompromising local footy. Where the basic mean everything and the flair isn't as important

Well that's my take anyway

 ;D you saying WP that suburban football is superior & tuff than country footy  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on March 08, 2008, 02:15:25 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tugga 

King is a goer, but lacks everything an AFL footballer should have. Poor bastard. Playing in Richmond's backline must be up there with the worst jobs in the world. Up there with a toilet cleaner

Had a great opportunity to watch him up close BJ.
I don't mean from the rafters. Up close and personal this evening.
he's a goer that lad. Gotta love him for that. Could teach every player on our list about having a dip.
But when push comes to shove, he's just not up to it. Got caughet under the flight of the ball. Didn't read the play. Got sluaughtered in one on ones.
Love the kid BJ. Want so badly for him to succeed, because he puts other players on our list (with far more ability) to shame.
Just doesn't have the tools.
Work ethic is without question. Just doesn't have the tools.
Hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on March 08, 2008, 02:39:40 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 09, 2008, 12:14:33 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on March 09, 2008, 12:33:53 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

I'm sorry to inform you King will struggle. I've watched him a few times close up and he is going to battle. Yes he can kick fairly long and is as hard at it as anyone, but his size will hinder him. More so, he is prone to doing very stupid things (ie. Saints match last year) and lacks some basic football understanding/smarts. He doesn't read the game nor understand where to postion himself.

I agree with what Tugga says above. He was playing footy in the suburbs a couple years ago for a reason.

I think his best chance of making it is being the clubs #1 tagger - where his weakness will be hiden abit and his only focus will be shutting down his man - ie. Judd next week.

King on the wing or in the guts would help Foley/Tuck/Cogs in and under.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 09, 2008, 12:36:53 PM
yeah well run him a tagger role then.
in a team where they are so many soft players, we need hard at it guys like kingy.
i know its early days but i like his toughness. he can be handy with his speed like u said tagging or throw him in the middle.

seriously how can he do worse than some of the pretenders we have in our side.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 09, 2008, 12:56:25 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

I'm sorry to inprove you King will struggle. I've watched him a few times close up and he is going to battle. Yes he can kick fairly long and is as hard at it as anyone, but his size will hinder him. More so, he is prone to doing very stupid things (ie. Saints match last year) and lacks some basic football understanding. He doesn't read the game nor understand where to postion himself.

I agree with what Tugga says above. He was playing footy in the suburbs a couple years ago for a reason.

I think his best chance of making it is being the clubs #1 tagger - where his weakness will be hiden abit and his only focus will be shutting down his man - ie. Judd next week.

King on the wing or in the guts would help Foley/Tuck/Cogs in and under.

maybe your watching King the assistant coach up too close on the fenceline maybe you should backoff & get higher in the stands so you can see over the fence & watch the game :lol  :rollin
you got no idea what your watching Kingy is one of our most consistant players  :rollin :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on March 09, 2008, 12:59:47 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

I'm sorry to inprove you King will struggle. I've watched him a few times close up and he is going to battle. Yes he can kick fairly long and is as hard at it as anyone, but his size will hinder him. More so, he is prone to doing very stupid things (ie. Saints match last year) and lacks some basic football understanding. He doesn't read the game nor understand where to postion himself.

I agree with what Tugga says above. He was playing footy in the suburbs a couple years ago for a reason.

I think his best chance of making it is being the clubs #1 tagger - where his weakness will be hiden abit and his only focus will be shutting down his man - ie. Judd next week.

King on the wing or in the guts would help Foley/Tuck/Cogs in and under.

maybe your watching King the assistant coach up too close on the fenceline maybe you should backoff & get higher in the stands so you can see over the fence & watch the game :lol  :rollin
you got no idea what your watching Kingy is one of our most consistant players  :rollin :rollin

In a side that was last.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 09, 2008, 01:48:22 PM
in a side thast was last he was one who could hold his head up high dont worry about that.
guys like raines in my eyes dont compare to the gutz and courage this guy has.

most other players are too concerned about where they are going to buy their next wax from, but not this little man.
we gave him a life to play senior footy and he repaid us last year.

weather he goes on is a different story. mo money is on him to continue on the same way he has been
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on March 09, 2008, 02:15:06 PM
It;s poetic justice that a man like young Jake can totally
expose the rats that have managed to rust at the hinge
of the club thru one thing - HEART !


Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on March 09, 2008, 02:20:12 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

Think Sugar is past his use by date - But who have we got to replace him on the field atm. Hopefully next year
Like you have said and maybe Subconsciously or not covering ur arse "Not the best talent","if he continues at this pace" - Agree and Agree
And that is all I am observing.
Love, absolutely love his G&D which is something most of the side has lacked for too long.
Got him a long way last year and I hope it keeps up and he can do the same again this year and in future, just think his footy nous is not quite up to standard.
"No idea" Well unlike some of you internet geniuses 'nerd boys' who think what you say is gospel, I am open to critism and am well aware that I do not know everything about football.
Seeing 400 odd Tiger games live over the years tho gives me a little bit of substance to offer my opinion on this site without being told I have no idea by some spotty little nerd boy that thinks he knows everything - Jam that up ya clacker punk. Spoonhead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on March 09, 2008, 02:29:51 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

Think Sugar is past his use by date - But who have we got to replace him on the field atm. Hopefully next year

how about anybody with a pulse ?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on March 09, 2008, 02:32:35 PM

how about anybody with a pulse ?

Kinda was waiting for that
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on March 09, 2008, 02:57:04 PM
(http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/051_chicago.jpg)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 09, 2008, 03:02:14 PM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

I'm sorry to inprove you King will struggle. I've watched him a few times close up and he is going to battle. Yes he can kick fairly long and is as hard at it as anyone, but his size will hinder him. More so, he is prone to doing very stupid things (ie. Saints match last year) and lacks some basic football understanding. He doesn't read the game nor understand where to postion himself.

I agree with what Tugga says above. He was playing footy in the suburbs a couple years ago for a reason.

I think his best chance of making it is being the clubs #1 tagger - where his weakness will be hiden abit and his only focus will be shutting down his man - ie. Judd next week.

King on the wing or in the guts would help Foley/Tuck/Cogs in and under.

maybe your watching King the assistant coach up too close on the fenceline maybe you should backoff & get higher in the stands so you can see over the fence & watch the game :lol  :rollin
you got no idea what your watching Kingy is one of our most consistant players  :rollin :rollin

In a side that was last.



not worth a reply
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on March 09, 2008, 03:15:11 PM
(http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/wp-content/uploads/2007/02/066_067_chicago.jpg)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on March 09, 2008, 07:37:49 PM
Kane Johnson is Commodus from Gladiator...the one who wants to bone his sister and is an embarassment to the royal family and only becomes king by default.

Jake King is Maximus.

From this moment onward,he who weareth the number 17 guernsey
shall be known as ,"Commodus Kanus"
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on March 10, 2008, 02:39:41 AM
Kane Johnson is Commodus from Gladiator...the one who wants to bone his sister and is an embarassment to the royal family and only becomes king by default.

Jake King is Maximus.

From this moment onward,he who weareth the number 17 guernsey
shall be known as ,"Commodus Kanus"

Hodge, Brown, Pavlich types are Maximus.

King is a little dude that has a crack but isnt quite good enough.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on March 10, 2008, 07:46:31 AM
Kane Johnson is Commodus from Gladiator...the one who wants to bone his sister and is an embarassment to the royal family and only becomes king by default.

Jake King is Maximus.

From this moment onward,he who weareth the number 17 guernsey
shall be known as ,"Commodus Kanus"

Hodge, Brown, Pavlich types are Maximus.

King is a little dude that has a crack but isnt quite good enough.

fukheds like u all say he isnt good enough....but he shows more than anyone on game day :wallywink
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 10, 2008, 10:38:33 AM
fukheds like u all say he isnt good enough....but he shows more than anyone on game day :wallywink

Apart from the bit that I lined out  ;D

I totally agree with you ())( :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 10, 2008, 11:37:14 AM
Fraid I have to agree with above - and hope I'm wrong too :outtahere prepares to duck for cover.

clearly u guys havent got a clue. ur probabaly the same guys that want sugar to remain at the club and wallace to remain at the helm.
no idea. this guy has gutz and will be a 200 game player with us if he continues at this pace.
look at other clubs like pies and hawks. not the best talent but they have gutz like this kid has, never give up attitude.
in my eyes its these qualities that win u games, because for far too long anyone that plays richmond knows they have to slam the pressure early and the game is just about over. we r a bunch of weak pricks that never stick up for one another.
maybe if we did and fought to the end we might win a few extra games.

Think Sugar is past his use by date - But who have we got to replace him on the field atm. Hopefully next year
Like you have said and maybe Subconsciously or not covering ur behind "Not the best talent","if he continues at this pace" - Agree and Agree
And that is all I am observing.
Love, absolutely love his G&D which is something most of the side has lacked for too long.
Got him a long way last year and I hope it keeps up and he can do the same again this year and in future, just think his footy nous is not quite up to standard.
"No idea" Well unlike some of you internet geniuses 'nerd boys' who think what you say is gospel, I am open to critism and am well aware that I do not know everything about football.
Seeing 400 odd Tiger games live over the years tho gives me a little bit of substance to offer my opinion on this site without being told I have no idea by some spotty little nerd boy that thinks he knows everything - Jam that up ya clacker punk. Spoonhead

if i thought u didn't have a clue before with that comment, im convinced now.
who have we got to replace him? your joking right?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 16, 2008, 06:57:36 PM
The King of pain
Sunday Herald-Sun
By JACKIE EPSTEIN

RICHMOND defender Jake King has already claimed a well-deserved title this pre-season -- most mentally tough.

The diminutive Tiger stole the limelight in the AFL's season launch at Docklands on Thursday night, with footage of him completing more than 300 push-ups featured in a video of clubs sweating out pre-season training.

His feat was filmed in a summer camp where the players were pushed and tested to breaking point.

``A group called Stealth Development took us and they put us pretty much through hell,'' King said of the four-day camp at the Dandenongs and Anglesea.

``At the end was a little competition with chin-ups and push-ups to see who could get the most. I actually got the most in both. A bit over 300 in push-ups and I got 46, my jumper number in chin-ups.

``It was a bonding thing where they try and break you.

``They put you through everything physically possible and try and break your mental spirit and they weren't able to break us at all. It's a good sign. I think we're becoming closer as a unit.''

King admitted he had since tried to beat his mark but had struggled without teammates rallying around him.

``I actually swore twice during those push-ups and if you swear it's another 40 push-ups per swear word,'' he said.

``I don't think I'll get near it again.''

The clip shows King pausing several times in the 290s, including on 299, before resuming as his teammates count along. As he passes 300, one wag is heard to shout: ``Go for 400!''
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 16, 2008, 10:55:07 PM
``At the end was a little competition with chin-ups and push-ups to see who could get the most. I actually got the most in both. A bit over 300 in push-ups and I got 46, my jumper number in chin-ups.
Tommy Hafey would be proud  :thumbsup.

Anyone able to scan the pics and/or email them?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 16, 2008, 11:12:19 PM
as l said before l admire Jake King he is motivated & will go along way,  l hope his team mates learnt something from him
he learnt something from his team mates also
his a team player,  & not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Darth Tiger on March 16, 2008, 11:27:03 PM
not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself

Big statement, where is your evidence ?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 17, 2008, 10:03:52 AM
dont you watch the games he plays in
his always more concerned in taking a huge grab, even when in defence thats team stuff hey  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: richmondrules on March 17, 2008, 10:14:22 AM
don't you watch the games he plays in
his always more concerned in taking a huge grab, even when in defence that's team stuff hey  ;D


Sounds more like the actions of an 18 year old kid. Go figure.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 17, 2008, 10:52:37 AM
 :clapping
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 17, 2008, 12:09:41 PM
as l said before l admire Jake King he is motivated & will go along way,  l hope his team mates learnt something from him
he learnt something from his team mates also
his a team player,  & not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself

i wonder if moi and his mates on here read this positive comment made about a rfc player because apparently all we make is negative comments about the tigers.
exactly couldn't agree more. He is gutzy and has HEART. something most of our list does not have.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 17, 2008, 01:23:49 PM
They knock our negative posts cause they cant see that RFC has not changed in the last few seasons  :lol


Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on March 17, 2008, 02:09:01 PM
as l said before l admire Jake King he is motivated & will go along way,  l hope his team mates learnt something from him
he learnt something from his team mates also
his a team player,  & not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself

i wonder if moi and his mates on here read this positive comment made about a rfc player because apparently all we make is negative comments about the tigers.
exactly couldn't agree more. He is gutzy and has HEART. something most of our list does not have.
Couldn't help yourself?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on March 17, 2008, 03:53:35 PM
as l said before l admire Jake King he is motivated & will go along way,  l hope his team mates learnt something from him
he learnt something from his team mates also
his a team player,  & not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself

i wonder if moi and his mates on here read this positive comment made about a rfc player because apparently all we make is negative comments about the tigers.
exactly couldn't agree more. He is gutzy and has HEART. something most of our list does not have.

i didnt realise moi had balls lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Moi on March 17, 2008, 04:03:01 PM
as l said before l admire Jake King he is motivated & will go along way,  l hope his team mates learnt something from him
he learnt something from his team mates also
his a team player,  & not like Daneil Conners who plays for himself

i wonder if moi and his mates on here read this positive comment made about a rfc player because apparently all we make is negative comments about the tigers.
exactly couldn't agree more. He is gutzy and has HEART. something most of our list does not have.

i didnt realise moi had balls lol
I haven't but if I did they'd be bigger than Danniii's lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 17, 2008, 04:40:56 PM
 ;D footballs  :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2008, 12:12:36 AM
One dumb mistake but how good was Kingy tonight :bow

Where did that extra pace come from Kingy in the last quarter  :o.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: rogerd3 on March 21, 2008, 12:16:03 AM
One dumb mistake but how good was Kingy tonight :bow

Where did that extra pace come from Kingy in the last quarter  :o.

geez if we could mould him by 6 we would be unbeatable
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on March 21, 2008, 02:01:49 AM
forget about all these other pretenders we have in our side, this guy is a little gem.

wot a win. artank talk the talk but walked very little.

suffer. 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Rex on March 21, 2008, 08:10:27 AM
One dumb mistake but how good was Kingy tonight :bow

Where did that extra pace come from Kingy in the last quarter  :o.

You know where the pace came from? Wallace, thats where! Out coached the Rat by a mile. Did you see the fresh legs stats on the 3rd quarter break? TW had about 6 onballers with only 30-40minutes work under their belts. Great stuff Terry, well coached. Suck Carlscum suck
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on March 21, 2008, 08:32:56 AM
the energiser battery! = jake king

never say die!

wallace coached very well

raten is a dud, and pagan is /was a far better coach. facts are with or without judd, carlton are dudds
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 21, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
Jake King   BOG
few mistakes 1 very costly goal but he backed himself up
balls of steel  :thumbsup l stand by my claims he can win the JD Medal
:clapping :clapping :clapping :clapping

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: DallasCrane on March 21, 2008, 11:49:21 AM
Jake King is very quickly becoming my favorite player....
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: wayne on March 21, 2008, 11:54:59 AM
Apart from the out on the full, I don't think he makes that many mistakes.

I read a lot of supporters saying he's not a good disposer of the ball  ???
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 21, 2008, 12:02:52 PM
One dumb mistake but how good was Kingy tonight :bow

Where did that extra pace come from Kingy in the last quarter  :o.

simple answer MT his extra training & willingness to torture his body
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Nugget_12 on March 21, 2008, 01:14:49 PM
Kingy can definantly win the JD Medal! He has the mongrel that the coaching staff love and his attack on the ball and ability to back himself in traffic is eye catching and cintilating (Spl??)!

Great game by kingy last night!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 21, 2008, 02:20:00 PM
Kingy is a gem.
Pace, skill, hardness, fearless, mongrel takes no poo poo from anyone regardless. I don't even worry about the goal he gave away last nite. He gives his all each time he gets out there and is a True Tiger.
Love the fact he was promoted from the rookie list much like a few others on our list also and is upstaging players who have come with higher credentialls due to his strong work ethic fierce desire and will to win. Fact that he still wants to wear number 46 shows he likes to be different yet his feet are firmly on the ground, with a heart that runs like a brand new engine.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 21, 2008, 02:35:38 PM
l love it how he standsup for his team mates & it goes on afterwards
his a brave soldier l wish more players were like that  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 21, 2008, 06:49:38 PM
l love it how he standsup for his team mates & it goes on afterwards
his a brave soldier l wish more players were like that  :thumbsup

Exactly TMonk

I have been a Jake King from the very first time he ran around for Coburg.

Plays the old fashioned way... stands up for his mates, gives 2nd, 3rd anf 4th efforts. He makes a mistake he doesn't drop his head he just goes back into battle... I could go on

A rough diamond - a gem who's makes this Tiger fan very proud indeed :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 21, 2008, 10:08:37 PM
One dumb mistake but how good was Kingy tonight :bow

Where did that extra pace come from Kingy in the last quarter  :o.

You know where the pace came from? Wallace, thats where! Out coached the Rat by a mile. Did you see the fresh legs stats on the 3rd quarter break? TW had about 6 onballers with only 30-40minutes work under their belts. Great stuff Terry, well coached. Suck Carlscum suck
Very true Rex. Wallace had a very good night in the coaches' box. Spot on TM too about the extra training and Kingy willing to bust his guts out. It was just an amazing piece of play where he ran from half-back then did a 1-2 before chucking on the afterburners through the middle. It was very Foley-like  :clapping. As RROFO says we've done very well out of the rookie list under Plough.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: richmondrules on March 22, 2008, 07:58:47 AM
It was great to see Sugar play like a captain last night. I'd love to see Jake as a leader also. His attitude, determination and loyalty is exactly what I want to see passed on to the young boys. Once Sugar gives up the Captain's role, Jake as a vice-captain could be a goer. A captaincy group of Foely, Newman and King. This trio would pass on exactly the right message, all hard workers, all driven but all different in their own way bringing different qualities to the job.

Keep up the good work Jake  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 22, 2008, 01:58:18 PM
King on Kingy

- Form at Coburg meant we had to pick him up.
- Tough nut
- Small guys need to do everything right to get picked up these days.
- Starting up his own business (pumbling). Will work 2 days a week. He realises footy pays more lol. They don't want players being 100% footy.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 26, 2008, 04:51:28 AM
Happy 24th to Kingy :birthday
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Stripes on March 26, 2008, 04:04:51 PM
My favourite player at the moment at the club. In fact all my favourites at Tigerland are the players who have done it the hardway and who work for their teammates - King, Foley, Connors and Thursfield. Now if I can just add Collard and Rance into the mix I will be one happy camper!  :pray

This is Kingy's year!

Stripes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on March 26, 2008, 05:21:18 PM
My favourite player at the moment at the club. In fact all my favourites at Tigerland are the players who have done it the hardway and who work for their teammates - King, Foley, Connors and Thursfield. Now if I can just add Collard and Rance into the mix I will be one happy camper!  :pray

This is Kingy's year!

Stripes

Thats one name I hope to see more of in the future. If he clicks we have an absolute bargain on our hand. This kid is something special :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on March 26, 2008, 11:34:12 PM
Happy 24th to Kingy :birthday
Hope he doesn't celebrate the same way Sugar did!  :o
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 27, 2008, 07:08:38 PM
Happy 24th to Kingy :birthday
Hope he doesn't celebrate the same way Sugar did!  :o
:lol

They probably served cordial and hundreds and thousands on bread at Kingy's party just to be sure lol. 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: richmondrules on March 29, 2008, 04:14:46 PM
Tigers' new King pin

Author: By Peter Ryan 4:49 PM Fri 28 March, 2008

Richmond fans love him; Robert Walls and Michael Voss were glowing in their praise. In the language supporters speak, Jake King has a crack every week – a throwback to his football upbringing.

Richmond has found another hard-at-it, cheeky plumber who plays in defence. He turned 24 on Wednesday and has played just 20 games, not missing since making his debut in round four, 2007. His name is Jake King.

...

Full story http://www.richmondfc.com.au/tabid/6301/Default.aspx?newsid=57025
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on March 30, 2008, 11:03:51 PM
Welcome back to Earth with a thud. Hopefully Kingy learns a lot from today after Jones and Grant touched him up. At least he didn't drop his head and didn't give up.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on March 30, 2008, 11:18:44 PM
Media Darling one week
Reality Check the next.
I am sure Kingy will be hurt by this weeks shocker and will be back next week to ruin Medhurst, Didak's or Leon Davis' Sunday. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Fishfinger on March 30, 2008, 11:22:17 PM
I thought he should have been taken off late in the last quarter. Was ready to kill Harvey and Harvey was sucking him in. He looked as though he was about to snap.
A few minutes later he got Campbell in the guts after he disposed of the ball, which ended up a freak goal. I haven't seen a replay of the incident but it looked late and ordinary live.

Tried his guts out, as usual. Wasn't his night. Wasn't alone.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Darth Tiger on March 30, 2008, 11:22:39 PM
Got touched up tonight by 2 guys that have 100+ games experience & height advantage on him, but not the end of the world.

Continues to take every defeat in a contest personally and will learn alot from this game about positioning the opposing HFF towards their non-preferred boundary side in a pack, stoppage & crumbing situation.

Probably needs to work on the getting the opponent to ground level if in a marking contest to limit the crumbing opportunities, but that comes with a game time and acknowledging that left-sided players will inevitably play to the left.

IMO is still the best option for the small or resting forward, just has not adapted to taller left sided HFF's.

Jake is still an infinitely superior back option when compared to Raines, Polo or Hyde as his instincts are primarily defensive then attack, rather than nullify & turnover.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ramps on March 31, 2008, 12:45:35 AM
got badly exposed, 1 of 2 things needed to happen - Wallace had to change him or Wallace had to move someone like a Deledio or a Bowden to play 15 to 20 metres infront of the King/Grant or Jones contest, we had to make North think that if they werent spot on with the delivery to the King/Grant or Jones contest then we could make them pay coming back the other way. The question is, whats going to stop every other coach trying to expose King in this fashion.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on March 31, 2008, 01:16:45 AM
Got touched up tonight by 2 guys that have 100+ games experience & height advantage on him

Hence the problem wit mid-age small players that come from the rookie list.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 1980 on March 31, 2008, 01:52:54 AM

He'll learn from his and be a better player for it.

He should have played Grant from behind.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: torch on March 31, 2008, 02:08:28 AM
King had a dirty night. He tired to make a mens for the mistakes he made which pleased me. Though, i think last week got to his head. I have time for King.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 31, 2008, 12:04:34 PM
King for a day, then Tiger is a commoner again
Jake Niall | March 31, 2008

IN ROUND one, Jake King was one of the reasons Richmond conquered Carlton. Last night, he was again a telling influence on the result.

For North Melbourne and Corey Jones, round one's capitulation to Essendon was one of those games that will be blanked from the memory. Jones' recall is less than total anyway, since he was knocked out by the friendly fire of teammate Nathan Thompson, and could only spectate as the Roos joined him on the canvas.

"I don't remember anything from the game," said Corey, who didn't bother re-visiting the Essendon embarrassment via DVD either.

King was nearly best afield against the Blues in the bogus blockbuster. Consequently, for several days, the hitherto anonymous 24-year-old battler was feted like, yes, a King, and even found his way to that unfamiliar address Denis Pagan cautioned players against: media street. By quarter-time yesterday evening, Jake King and Corey Jones were in very different places — literally so, given that King's brief stint as Jones' "opponent" had been terminated by Terry Wallace, perhaps belatedly.

By that stage, Jones had booted four goals — three of them on King, the 174centimetre and 74-kilogram bantamweight who can run but was hopelessly undersized and outclassed by 188-centimetre Jones, one the game's better flanking forwards.

Worse was to come for King, and more bounty for Mr Jones. At half-time, Corey had five goals. He would finish with seven. King, handed an easier assignment on Shannon Grant, neither as tall nor as quick as Jones, conceded a further three goals in the second term.

So, at half-time, King had six goals against him. Richmond's working-class man wasn't having the kind of Eureka game he and his coach envisaged. He began the third quarter on the bench, and then was given a task that seemed closer to his physical range — running with Brent Harvey.

In fairness to King, some of the half dozen scored against him weren't his fault. One was a free to Jones caused by Will Thursfield's clumsy spoil, another was from a mark to Grant in which the clever North forward blatantly shoved his hands in King's back.

The King mismatches weren't the only reason North beat the Tigers, who were smashed at the stoppages 39-20, and, predictably, didn't use the ball as well either.

Undersized defences have been a constant throughout Wallace's coaching career, and it is a pattern that he must halt if he is survive and thrive.

The King match-ups were redolent, if less dramatic, than the 1998 preliminary final, when Rohan Smith, a very good mid-sized player, was smashed by Jonathan Robran, a moderately performed key position forward. Robran booted six goals.

At Tigerland, Wallace has again found himself with limited resources in the tall back department, with the upshot that Joel Bowden — another excellent 188-centimetre flanker with magnificent play-reading skills — has been lumbered with monster after monster.

To a degree, the undersized defensive match-up must also be born of Plough's faith in the running rebound game. Quite often, the coach is willing to punt on his quicker defender running off the larger, slower forward; otherwise, why would he persist with Bowden on the likes of Anthony Rocca?

Had King been able to spoil through his speed, and then initiate attacks with his explosive speed, the Jones and Grant match-ups might have been worked.

That they didn't rendered them mismatches, and this time, it'll be a game that King will find a way to forget.

http://www.realfooty.com.au/news/news/king-for-a-day-then-tiger-is-a-commoner-again/2008/03/30/1206850706981.html
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on March 31, 2008, 01:38:32 PM
Time for his teammates & coach to stand up & help him out
cant rely on 1 player every week his proved himself & for 1 bad game & bad matchup the press wanna bag him pfft
at least his got fight & had a good crack at Harvey the dirty prick
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on March 31, 2008, 07:49:42 PM
Kingy had a dirty night but at least he kept having a dip and you could tell he was hurting, pity a few others didnt show the same passion when the chips are down
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Little Jackie on March 31, 2008, 07:56:25 PM

He'll learn from his and be a better player for it.

He should have played Grant from behind.

Thats where are good coach is needed.

I would have said to Jake this, play from the side, therefore you dont have  the opposition  player backing into you, therfore any doubtful in the back frees arent there.
Also, keep your opponent boundary side at all costs.
If you watched Will Thursfield especially when he first started playing, Will was extremely good at having his opponent side on, since his knee injury he has struggled to do this due to him lacking that extra speed.. Jake is very quick, why play your opponent from behind , and especially with the in the back rule has got me beat.

If you remember Darren Gaspar in his prime, he was so good doing this, as was Andrew Kellaway.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bluey_21 on March 31, 2008, 10:36:48 PM
Kingy had a dirty night but at least he kept having a dip and you could tell he was hurting, pity a few others didnt show the same passion when the chips are down

Thats what you got to love about Kingy. Never gives up :bow. Is it possible to clone his heart and transplant it into all our orther players?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on April 01, 2008, 01:47:10 PM
And lets be a bit fair to him - he should never, ever have been on Jones in the first place.  That was one of several coaching shockers for the night.  Everyone is talking about this player, that player, this attitude, that skill level but I think one of the worst team members this week was the coaching panel.  They had their collective pants pulled down and backsides whacked.  Grant beat King fair and square and that's a contest we should judge him on but I think it extremely unfair to consider the time he spent on Jones.  Remember Raines v Reiwoldt?  Just as ludicrous and unfair to the player.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on April 01, 2008, 01:51:01 PM

Thats where are good coach is needed.



And now for a complete different comment from JS.... :whistle
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 03, 2008, 05:02:53 PM
Jake, king of the kids
Geoff McClure
The Age
April 3, 2008

THERE'S been a lot written about Jake King this year, especially when you consider he's in only his second season of AFL footy, and all of it positive.

And here's some more, and none of which came from the club (in fact the Tigers were not even aware of it until we told them) but further shows the calibre and character of the 24-year-old who started 2007 on the rookie list, earned elevation to the senior list in round four and has not looked back since.

But it's not just what he does on the field that earns him plaudits from us this time.

The story goes (and the club has since confirmed this) that because of his great debut season as a reward earlier this year it offered him the No. 13 guernsey instead of the 46 he wore in 2007.

But no sooner had he accepted it than he received a letter from a patient at Royal Children's Hospital, a young boy telling him he was his favourite player and how he was saving all his money to get a Tiger jumper with the No. 46 on the back.

So taken aback by the letter, which also included a picture of the Tiger taking a great mark, that not only did King tell the club he had changed his mind and was sticking to the No. 46 but he immediately got hold of one of his jumpers and delivered it to the boy in hospital.

Yep, and he's sworn he'll wear 46 for the rest of his career.

Now, that's what we call class!

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/jake-king-of-the-kids/2008/04/02/1206851011667.html
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: {X} on April 03, 2008, 05:21:04 PM
good on jakey
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on April 03, 2008, 07:08:16 PM
Puts a lump in ya throat reading something like that
what a bloke makes me respect him even more & my son loves him
He should be marketing for Richmond instead of Cleo
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on April 03, 2008, 10:14:07 PM
In a world where the sport has been bastardised and corporatised by the powers that be, humane stories like that just let you know that there are some people in the world who still care. On ya Jake  :bow
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on April 03, 2008, 10:34:12 PM
fair dinkum.

what a legend
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 07, 2008, 12:03:02 AM
If only all our players, especially those with supposedly more natural ability than Kingy, played with his intensity and tenacity.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on April 07, 2008, 03:21:41 AM
If only all our players, especially those with supposedly more natural ability than Kingy, played with his intensity and tenacity.

what a great player he will be.

thank god for him and foley thats all i got to say
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on October 30, 2008, 03:32:12 PM
"Jake King, recovering from an ankle reconstruction, works the mitts during Richmond's first to third-year player training at Ocean Grove."


That's going to limit Jake's preseason if he's had an ankle reconstruction.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on October 30, 2008, 03:42:11 PM
"Jake King, recovering from an ankle reconstruction, works the mitts during Richmond's first to third-year player training at Ocean Grove."


That's going to limit Jake's preseason if he's had an ankle reconstruction.


Was that news to you to MT?

I thought I had missed something as I hadn't heard anything around the traps.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on October 30, 2008, 09:26:36 PM
"Jake King, recovering from an ankle reconstruction, works the mitts during Richmond's first to third-year player training at Ocean Grove."


That's going to limit Jake's preseason if he's had an ankle reconstruction.


Was that news to you to MT?

I thought I had missed something as I hadn't heard anything around the traps.
Jakey didn't play the last few rounds at either AFL or VFL level including the VFL Elim final. IIRC we knew he'd hurt an ankle but yeah it is news to me that he required a full reco. We saw with Cotch, Connors and Gus this year and Simmo in 2007 that serious ankle/foot injuries can write off preseasons and a large chunk of the season proper. Not good for Kingy who you would've thought would've needed a strong 2009 to regain some cred he lost this year. He's signed a new 2 year deal but the word going around was the 2ne year was based on his performance in 2009. Hard to perform at your best if you're sitting in the stands or coming off hardly a preseason. Cotch is a freak but even he admits he was limited to just 50-60% game time. Connors didn't make an appearance at AFL until the last month and Gus' year was a write off stuck in the VFL. We even had some supporters wanting Gus delisted based on that woeful Elimination final.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on October 30, 2008, 10:07:01 PM
We even had some supporters wanting Gus delisted based on that woeful Elimination final.

 :-\ :'(  :help

Are you referring to just Gus's game in particular or the entire thing MT  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on October 30, 2008, 10:35:43 PM
We even had some supporters wanting Gus delisted based on that woeful Elimination final.

 :-\ :'(  :help

Are you referring to just Gus's game in particular or the entire thing MT  ;D
lol a bit both wasn't after half time  :-\.

Let's say it won't be a day Gus will want to look back fondly on although he had a few Richmond teammates in the same boat.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on October 31, 2008, 12:52:13 PM
Yep doesn't sound good for Jake.

Oh well if any player has the determination to go against the odds I am sure Jake will be in there fighting and angry
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 09, 2008, 12:29:57 PM
Tiger King regains his bite
richmondfc.com.au
By Mic Cullen
11:51 AM Tue 09 December, 2008

IT WOULD be fair to say that Jake King had an up-and-down year in 2008.

A great start faded into injury problems with all the attendant frustrations.

“Yeah, it wasn’t too flash, and it all came from my back,” he told richmondfc.com.au.

“I did my hamstring three times, and they were all back-related.
“Then when I tried to come back I ended up doing my ankle, I tore all the ligaments and the muscles.

“I just had a shocking second half of the year.”

However, that is all behind the 24-year-old as he prepares for 2009 with his injuries under control.

“They’re all good now, no dramas at all. It just means I’ve got extra work to do to look after myself,” King said.

“They give me the program, and I’ll stick by whatever they say, but then I also have to do all this body maintenance stuff to make sure everything holds up, so that makes it a bit more work.

“Physio, massage, stretching, pilates, ice baths – all that. It just doesn’t stop.”

Just as the physical front provided highs and lows, so did King’s form last season.

“I’m probably my harshest critic – there were a lot of things I didn’t like,” King said.

“There were a few good things that came out of it, but a lot of it I didn’t like.

“There’s a lot that I still need to work on, and you get really frustrated because of the second half of the year, when I didn’t get the chance to work on things.

“Towards the end of the year is where you want to actually polish things off, and my season was over.”

But that disappointment has driven King to focus on what he wants to achieve during the pre-season.

“I want my skills to improve enormously, my engine to become a lot bigger [so] I can push through physically and mentally, but I’d still like it to make it that little bit easier for me,” he said.

“And keeping my mouth shut – yeah, there’s plenty there to work on.”

King also wants to take his defensive skills to a higher level and has concrete targets to achieve in the 2009 season proper.

"I want to play all the games, and I want to make an impact on the competition and in the club,” King said.

“I want to be someone that the boys can rely on week to week – no flashy stuff, just does the job.

“Just keep having a crack.”

http://www.afl.com.au/AFL2008/News/Article/tabid/208/default.aspx?newsid=70718
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Stripes on December 09, 2008, 01:30:17 PM
Reagardless of his downfalls as a players such as his aerial strength and questionable decision making, you have to admire Kingy for his attitude. I love how he plays. His attack on the ball and player is unquestionable. Anyone who does not take a step back against madmen like Hall, Gerig and Brown has to be admired. Everything his has got he fought for, he did everything the hard way.

I wish we could inject his attitude into more of our more naturally gifted players - what a team we would have then!

Stripes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on December 09, 2008, 03:11:40 PM
I wish we could inject a few inches into Jake  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Fishfinger on December 09, 2008, 03:18:02 PM
I wish we could inject a few inches into Jake  ;D
Speak for yourself.  :o  :D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Stripes on December 09, 2008, 03:43:46 PM
I wish we could inject a few inches into Jake  ;D
Speak for yourself.  :o  :D

 :lol :clapping

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Infamy on December 09, 2008, 04:36:27 PM
Kingy gets a bum wrap from many Richmond supporters
We've been crying out for someone with his mongrel for ages and now we have one people want to get rid of him
Clearly he struggled with injury in 2008 so hopefully he can silence his critics in 09
He's the fast back pocket we need to play on the small forwards, could be a decent tagger too with more miles in his legs
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Fishfinger on December 09, 2008, 04:53:49 PM
He was dominating out of the centre for Coburg in the game where he hurt his ankle.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on December 09, 2008, 05:14:49 PM
I wish we could inject a few inches into Jake  ;D
Speak for yourself.  :o  :D

ROFL, bad choice of words
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Stripes on December 09, 2008, 09:22:21 PM
Kingy gets a bum wrap from many Richmond supporters

Poor Kingy - first an injection of a few inches then a bum wrap!  ;) :lol

Stripes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 09, 2008, 09:40:59 PM
I wish we could inject a few inches into Jake  ;D
Speak for yourself.  :o  :D


 :help

:thatsgold

Kingy gets a bum wrap from many Richmond supporters

Poor Kingy - first an injection of a few inches then a bum wrap!  ;) :lol

Stripes

 :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on December 10, 2008, 09:11:30 AM
I think we have just outed him  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigers_of_old_1980 on December 10, 2008, 10:27:50 AM
I rate the guy, I hope he steps up in 09 and gives the opposition such a hard time that he trows them off their game!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 10, 2008, 11:39:39 AM
Will be very surprised if he plays more than 8 senior games this season.


Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 10, 2008, 04:51:57 PM
I am happy he is still on the list.

Turbo charged little f0cker. However - he lacks football smarts and is prone to doing silly stuff liking kicking across goals to a 50/50 contest in the back pocket.

I would like to see him as a tagger. He would annoy the poo out of people  :cheers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on July 10, 2010, 11:28:27 PM
A nice 49 games - no more

 :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on July 10, 2010, 11:30:31 PM
A nice 49 games - no more

 :gotigers

any idea what he did to reverse that kick to Lids.

Was watching Lids at the time and they never replayed the incident on the big screen.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: jackstar is back again on July 10, 2010, 11:33:38 PM
Just got home, fantastic win.
jake king :banghead
Connors was having a shot at goal and 100 metres away he elbows a guy in the head :banghead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on July 10, 2010, 11:34:34 PM
he'll make 50 this week with all our injuries.
Sihtman but i cant hate on someone who belts the opposition.
I love Jacko too but he can play
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on July 10, 2010, 11:35:20 PM
A nice 49 games - no more

 :gotigers

any idea what he did to reverse that kick to Lids.

Was watching Lids at the time and they never replayed the incident on the big screen.
Dunno but a 12 point incident.  A goal we should have got but they got  :banghead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on July 10, 2010, 11:38:00 PM
he'll make 50 this week with all our injuries.
Ben Cousins in - Jake out!!~
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on July 10, 2010, 11:42:17 PM
Nason out with a fractured cheek i reckon.
Took two real heavy knocks.
Griffiths out for 3 weeks.
Morton for King?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ramps on July 10, 2010, 11:49:12 PM
King-Out
Cousins- In
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Danog on July 11, 2010, 02:14:35 AM
He can play his 50th and final game against Collingwood :)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on July 11, 2010, 04:19:27 AM
He can play his 50th and final game against Collingwood :)
LOL

We all knew Kingy wouldn't be part of our future long-term so he's in the side until we replace him with a more talented and skillful youngster who can play his role. We haven't finished with the rebuild of our list which sucks as the stupid draft system will penalise us more and more for each and every win  :banghead.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on July 11, 2010, 09:21:37 AM
Go Kingy  ;D needs a kick up the ass for being sucked in easy.  ;D
His doing the job asked. might get sited & be rested anyway  >:(
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 11, 2010, 01:45:00 PM
He can play his 50th and final game against Collingwood :)
umpire was watching them both niggling but only blew the whistle on kingy. The umps don't like him or Richmond.  They tried everything to get freo to win the match but it didn't work.
I would love to see him bash didak up in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: dizza on July 11, 2010, 09:47:09 PM
I would love to see him bash didak up in a couple of weeks.
i'm looking forward to it. no doubt the umps will keep their eye on him though, because of "previous incidents" against the bogans.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 11, 2010, 09:50:31 PM
Connors was having a shot at goal and 100 metres away he elbows a guy in the head :banghead

Arggghh yes Dan's shot for goal  ::) ::)

Perhaps if Dan had of taken his a kick a bit sooner rather wasting time getting his head on the TV; Jake's brain fade wouldn't have been as costly  ;D :help
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the_boy_jake on July 11, 2010, 09:59:18 PM
Connors was having a shot at goal and 100 metres away he elbows a guy in the head :banghead

Arggghh yes Dan's shot for goal  ::) ::)

Perhaps if Dan had of taken his a kick a bit sooner rather wasting time getting his head on the TV; Jake's brain fade wouldn't have been as costly  ;D :help

I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on July 11, 2010, 10:00:13 PM
Nason out with a fractured cheek i reckon.
Took two real heavy knocks.
Griffiths out for 3 weeks.
Morton for King?
Afetr watching Coburg today, Morton deserves a game! Apparantly Nason has no structural damage to his cheek! Source, SEN after match.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2010, 07:01:20 AM
I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.

All well and good but sometimes you have to will your self to keep going. Unfortunately for young Dan it doesn't appear to be on of his strong points during games  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ramps on July 12, 2010, 07:06:48 AM
I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.

All well and good but sometimes you have to will your self to keep going. Unfortunately for young Dan it doesn't appear to be on of his strong points during games  ;D

the lad did get the footy 35 times lol ... not a bad effort at this stage of the proceedings  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2010, 07:09:30 AM
I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.

All well and good but sometimes you have to will your self to keep going. Unfortunately for young Dan it doesn't appear to be on of his strong points during games  ;D

the lad did get the footy 35 times lol ... not a bad effort at this stage of the proceedings  ;D

I know Ramps but look at the ones he butchered - that's my issue.

Best one i can highlight (and I have somewhere else) was that shocking kick in the finally quarter coming out of HB when he kicked (under very little pressure) 30 metres to no-one on the wing  >:(

COuld have been very costly, fortuntely for him and us it wasn't but it was just terrible and every kick like that undoes the 3 or 4 good ones IMHO
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on July 12, 2010, 07:20:14 AM
I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.

All well and good but sometimes you have to will your self to keep going. Unfortunately for young Dan it doesn't appear to be on of his strong points during games  ;D

the lad did get the footy 35 times lol ... not a bad effort at this stage of the proceedings  ;D

I know Ramps but look at the ones he butchered - that's my issue.

Best one i can highlight (and I have somewhere else) was that shocking kick in the finally quarter coming out of HB when he kicked (under very little pressure) 30 metres to no-one on the wing  >:(

COuld have been very costly, fortuntely for him and us it wasn't but it was just terrible and every kick like that undoes the 3 or 4 good ones IMHO

I think deep down that WP really does like young Dan........................but likes him like a father does a son - giving little praise and always pointing out the mistakes to push the son harder and harder.  It's ok WP, we can see your plan!   ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ramps on July 12, 2010, 07:26:02 AM
Conners is improving, some of his kicks werent flash, but he isnt our worst offender.Plenty to go before Conners IMHO.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on July 12, 2010, 07:47:20 AM
Dan is going great IMO, really happy with his game on the weekend
Not sure where all the angst for his is coming from  ???
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2010, 09:57:00 AM
I think deep down that WP really does like young Dan........................but likes him like a father does a son - giving little praise and always pointing out the mistakes to push the son harder and harder.  It's ok WP, we can see your plan!   ;D

 :lol :lol that's a good one smokey but............ er Nope  ;D



Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Infamy on July 12, 2010, 12:26:40 PM
I think Connors was rooted WP. Lookd like he was blowing pretty hard.

All well and good but sometimes you have to will your self to keep going. Unfortunately for young Dan it doesn't appear to be on of his strong points during games  ;D

the lad did get the footy 35 times lol ... not a bad effort at this stage of the proceedings  ;D

I know Ramps but look at the ones he butchered - that's my issue.

Best one i can highlight (and I have somewhere else) was that shocking kick in the finally quarter coming out of HB when he kicked (under very little pressure) 30 metres to no-one on the wing  >:(

COuld have been very costly, fortuntely for him and us it wasn't but it was just terrible and every kick like that undoes the 3 or 4 good ones IMHO
Sorry WP, the guy would have been absolutely buggered. He's in his 17th game of AFL, only his 2nd back from club suspension and there was no one on the bench to rotate him for a rest. I'd like to see anyone try and kick with pinpoint precision when they are out on their feet.
Herculean effort from Connors and the entire team yesterday. You're being far too harsh this time around.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on July 12, 2010, 12:38:15 PM
When Connors learns our structures and where our players are running too his kicks will have a higher efficiency rating. We have to remember he's only been back for what 3-4 games learning the new team game plan and structure. This will happen with game time.

In round 4 everyone struggled to kick to our game plan.

He can get the ball 35 times with penetrating disposal by foot is a good base.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2010, 07:51:16 PM
Sorry WP, the guy would have been absolutely buggered. He's in his 17th game of AFL, only his 2nd back from club suspension and there was no one on the bench to rotate him for a rest. I'd like to see anyone try and kick with pinpoint precision when they are out on their feet.
Herculean effort from Connors and the entire team yesterday. You're being far too harsh this time around.

They were all absolutely "buggered" but some (read in particular Cotchin) willed themselves for that extra effort

And BTW Connors has been back 4 weeks came back for the WCE game and let's not forget he played for Coburg (bar 2 games) for his entire Club suspension

Each to their own  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on July 12, 2010, 08:08:35 PM
Sorry WP, the guy would have been absolutely buggered. He's in his 17th game of AFL, only his 2nd back from club suspension and there was no one on the bench to rotate him for a rest. I'd like to see anyone try and kick with pinpoint precision when they are out on their feet.
Herculean effort from Connors and the entire team yesterday. You're being far too harsh this time around.

They were all absolutely "buggered" but some (read in particular Cotchin) willed themselves for that extra effort

And BTW Connors has been back 4 weeks came back for the WCE game and let's not forget he played for Coburg (bar 2 games) for his entire Club suspension

Each to their own  ;D

clearly you have a personal issue with Connors because im not sure how you can fault his game. He was in the votes and played the perfect game.

you talk about willing yourself for that extra effort well there are certain players who you defend most weeks who dont do half the running that Connors did on Saturday night. His best game for the club by far Saturday night

He was not only in the votes he could easily be best on ground. Its so obvious why Dimma speaks so highly of him.

Connors and Lids are the most important pair in the back half.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on July 12, 2010, 08:23:30 PM
dan ran harder in the last quarter than anyone, he had 11 possessions in that term and created many attacking rebounds and drive from defence

cotchin was good in the last quarter also but dan was fantastic for 4 quarters as was lids and newman  and webberley
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on July 12, 2010, 10:05:12 PM
clearly you have a personal issue with Connors because im not sure how you can fault his game. He was in the votes and played the perfect game.


that's very funny daniel

I am critical of young Dan and I have a personal issue with him  :lol

However, when you bag blokes; it's not personal - as I said it's funny

What's even funnier though is if we had lost I reckon the majority on here would have had both Farmer & Connors in the gun for their respective turn overs in the final quarter

And if he's game was perfect he would have had 100% disposal efficiency  :rollin







Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: wayne on July 13, 2010, 09:41:03 AM

What's even funnier though is if we had lost I reckon the majority on here would have had both Farmer & Connors in the gun for their respective turn overs in the final quarter


Connors did make some shocking errors, but he also made up for them with some good.

If he can get rid of the bad (hopefully with experience) then he'll be a gun.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 16, 2010, 05:28:46 AM
No more fighting but I can still sledge

 * Jon Ralph
  * Herald Sun
  * July 16, 2010


A MAN'S got to know his limitations, as Harry Callahan stated so famously in Magnum Force.

For four turbulent seasons Jake King's glaring shortcomings have been on show for all to see, and twice they have nearly cost him his career.

If King wasn't punching on with an opponent, he was attempting the impossible with foot skills he freely admits are liable to let him down.

"We all know I haven't got the best skills in the world," he conceded with a laugh.

This week the rugged, straight-shooting 26-year-old will run on to the MCG against North Melbourne for his 50th game of AFL football.

That is an achievement in itself. But for King, the bigger celebration is that he has been able to curve his natural instincts and hone his strengths enough to play a key role in Richmond's recent fightback.

Suspended for a NAB Cup practice match stoush with Travis Cloke, then barely sighted until Round 9, King has returned to play a role in the run of five wins from six games.

And the motivation to control his fiery streak has come from the most unlikely of sources.

"You have to find that point where you can be competitive and aggressive, but you just can't be stupid. I have had to work really hard on pushing the boundaries as best I can without going over the line," King said this week.

"Everyone knows there are times when I struggle to keep it on the right side. If I want to play footy, it's something I have to do.

"The coach tells me about it pretty much every week. It's got to the stage where he has now handed the reins over to his lovely partner Mrs Hardwick (wife Danielle).

"Every time I misbehave, I have to deal with her. She will let me know during the week. There is not much you can say back to her.

"She comes over and says what she has to say, and you cop it and walk away."

Recruited from the Diamond Valley league via Coburg, the fiery temperament that first saw King prosper quickly became a liability.

The first career crisis was averted when the sacking of Terry Wallace saw King reinstated in the seniors.

But a Round 20 suspension last year for striking Alan Didak was quickly followed by the pre-season incident with Cloke, then another VFL suspension.

When King languished in the VFL upon his return, he again thought his AFL career might be over.

"The start of the season was tough because I pretty much got myself out of the team for being an idiot in the NAB Cup," he said.

"Then I went back to the reserves and got suspended again. Then I thought, 'This is it, there is no more'. It is actually the boys around me who help.

''I am allowed to use words, but if the boys see me unhappy or if something has bobbed up, they are straight over to me to put me back in my place.

"They aren't nice, they just call it like it is, and I put my hand up and stop overstepping the line."

Next week Richmond will again face Collingwood, but King is confident he will stay focused, despite his previous clashes with Cloke and Didak.

Richmond was irate that Cloke was seen to have "dobbed" on King after their March altercation, but King has moved on.

"It was a little bit (frustrating), but it was my own stupidity. I have got myself to blame. When I screw up, I am happy to admit I have screwed up," he said.

"If I was in his shoes, I wouldn't be happy when someone laid hands on me."

If King has been labelled of something of a turnover merchant, he has learnt to minimise his weaknesses, too. So much so that Hardwick has been able to use him as a midfield tagger, lock-down player in defence, and defensive forward.

"My skills aren't elite, but they are acceptable," King said.

"(Midfield coach) Wayne Campbell has worked a hell of a lot with me over the off-season and it's just doing the hard things to get the ball and give it to the blokes who use it outstandingly.

''Now a lot of my clangers are with free kicks. The game is changing a lot, so the next thing is to pull them back a bit."

King knows Richmond fans love him and opposition fans can't stand him. His teammates tell him about the vitriol from rival supporters when they sit in the stands. He is fine with that.

"If I go through my footy career with Richmond people loving me and everyone disliking me, I have done my job," he said.

King's only concern is for his family, who are there watching him every week.

"My family cop a bit of crap. Everyone seems to have an opinion about me," he said.

"A lot of people don't realise my family is so close and they get to see and hear everything. I just feel sorry for them.

''My little brother is only 16 and he hears everything and he loves his football, so I get more upset for him. But they have been beside me all the way, so I couldn't thank them any more."

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/no/story-e6frf9jf-1225892414983
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on August 21, 2010, 09:36:31 PM
I have always like Jake even when every one else didn't .. it proves you need heart for this game and he has got plenty of it and is now showing it on the field.

On ya Kingy !! :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on August 21, 2010, 09:40:51 PM
Yeah hats off to him, really appreciating his consistency in his game. 11 goals in 5 games. Thats impressive.

Without being negative the issues of kicking efficiency are still there his left shoe had 2 clangers today, if he can get the ball on his right boot more often than not King has been super, good on him.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on August 21, 2010, 10:04:36 PM
He has worked on his deficiencies as well as his strengths and this year has proved me wrong.
Allways loved his grunt, now becoming one of my favourites. Actually most of this team are my favourites  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on August 21, 2010, 10:39:03 PM
I don't see Kingy as part of our future long term but credit where it's due for his game today. One of his best for the Club.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on August 21, 2010, 11:22:13 PM
The Fifth Quarter showed Jakey going toe-to-toe with our boxing coach John Vickery (Ty's dad) during the warm-up in the rooms. Funny stuff  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on August 22, 2010, 12:13:03 AM
I really admire jake..has worked his butt off to correct deficiencies in his game....yes kicking still needs some work but has improved alot already......deserves to stay...no doubt
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on August 22, 2010, 12:16:39 AM
I really admire jake..has worked his butt off to correct deficiencies in his game....yes kicking still needs some work but has improved alot already......deserves to stay...no doubt

i dont know if u saw the reply when a shanked a goal he was relly disappointed and he knew he could do better and u could tell from that he is learning  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 22, 2010, 01:29:52 AM
Actions speak louder than words, Kingy  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: jackstar is back again on August 22, 2010, 07:23:24 AM
The Fifth Quarter showed Jakey going toe-to-toe with our boxing coach John Vickery (Ty's dad) during the warm-up in the rooms. Funny stuff  ;D

John does that with most of the players.
Ray Hall busted Johns nose in 2005, lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 22, 2010, 07:44:38 AM
The Fifth Quarter showed Jakey going toe-to-toe with our boxing coach John Vickery (Ty's dad) during the warm-up in the rooms. Funny stuff  ;D

John does that with most of the players.
Ray Hall busted Johns nose in 2005, lol

lmao :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: jackstar is back again on August 22, 2010, 07:47:23 AM
and Ray Hall could fight too.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mopsy on August 22, 2010, 08:13:07 AM
I have always like Jake even when every one else didn't .. it proves you need heart for this game and he has got plenty of it and is now showing it on the field.

On ya Kingy !! :gotigers
a majority might have been a better word,
Go Kingy!! :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on August 22, 2010, 08:15:39 AM
I don't see Kingy as part of our future long term but credit where it's due for his game today. One of his best for the Club.

dimma does see him a vital part. he has been damn good all yr
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: MADTIGER2010 on August 22, 2010, 08:52:09 AM
He's still the good player we thought we had in his first season. His problem in his 2nd and 3rd seasons was being a risk taker wasn't really suitable playing in defence. The occasional almost impossible pass in defence or a brainfade were his problem. Up forward these won't really hurt much usually. It's looks like he has stopped to think instead of taking a risk also. Good onya Kingy  8)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on August 22, 2010, 09:46:26 AM
Played a great game. Like him up forward. Presented well and set up a few goals. He has got a very good attitude. Outmuscled Milne on one occasion too
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on August 29, 2010, 09:14:53 PM
wow after todays game sign him for another 3 years

GO KINGY :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on August 29, 2010, 09:23:33 PM
I wouldn't go that far :o and I still think in time Kingy will be squeezed out by younger players with more ability but credit to him where it's due. His past two games have been his best for the Club IMO.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on August 29, 2010, 09:26:40 PM
I wouldn't go that far :o and I still think in time Kingy will be squeezed out by younger players with more ability but credit to him where it's due. His past two games have been his best for the Club IMO.

 so he's not the small forward we have been looking for ? i rekon he has proved it after this game and the past few dont you think?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on August 29, 2010, 09:28:02 PM
king has become a gun 4 us
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on August 29, 2010, 09:31:22 PM
has been trmendous in last couple of months his desire and attack on the footy is inspiring..well done on really making his mark in the Y&B :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on August 29, 2010, 10:01:26 PM
Got to like Jake King  :thumbsup another good game.
Our own dirty small forward  ;D :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on August 29, 2010, 10:45:17 PM
gee he is playing some good football.

Nahas can take his slong and walk right out of Punt road for good. Dont need him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on August 30, 2010, 06:56:41 AM
Played a very good game. Not only kicked goals but set them up.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Owl on August 30, 2010, 08:10:56 AM
He is well rounded, tough, attacking, accurate and smart.  Who was it he spotted up against Port?  Morton I think, nailed him on the chest immediately without hesitating and then Morton sinks a beautiful goal from on fifty. Kingy has won me over.  I think there might be some other fellas that might win us over as well under our new coaching regime.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on August 30, 2010, 12:13:23 PM
Have to agree Owl. This "development" of players by the "coaches" is still all a bit foreign to most of us lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on August 30, 2010, 12:53:49 PM
much better player when he is not in the back pocket kicking across goal, missing targets, having brain fades etc.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: wayne on August 30, 2010, 05:05:47 PM
Kingy got a week for striking according to SEN
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on August 30, 2010, 08:16:16 PM
Kingy got a week for striking according to SEN

Not every one is an Abllet or Judd .. thing about Kingy is that he plays like a human with passion and pride in himslef and his club not liek judd or The Garynaitor  :)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on September 03, 2010, 11:40:36 AM
Kingy has got a one year deal

Source: http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/forum/showpost.php?p=337714&postcount=1073
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on September 03, 2010, 11:42:09 AM
Kingy has got a one year deal

Source: http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/forum/showpost.php?p=337714&postcount=1073
I guess reward for effort for the last couple of weeks, but glad it's only a one year deal  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tiger till i die on September 03, 2010, 11:43:31 AM
Kingy has got a one year deal

Source: http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/forum/showpost.php?p=337714&postcount=1073

And Bling gets two??? come on guys who played better this year King or Bling???
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: FNM on September 03, 2010, 11:44:33 AM
Kingy has got a one year deal

Source: http://www.yellowandblack.com.au/forum/showpost.php?p=337714&postcount=1073

And Bling gets two??? come on guys who played better this year King or Bling???
Yeah, players are good at extracting the digit come contract time  ::)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on September 03, 2010, 12:00:32 PM
Fair enough one year for Kingy. If he has another decent year in 2011 he'll get another one for 2012; if he doesn't and the cubs bypass him then he won't end up a list clogger.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 03, 2010, 12:29:07 PM
Fair call, he literally saved his career this year.  There might be an incentive for an extension in there somewhere.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on September 03, 2010, 07:13:36 PM
I thought Kingy was good all year.

Was in the situation Tuck and Jordy were in at the start of the year.

To me its obvious two of those three worked hard to prolong their AFL careers.

Good on them. One year is good for King.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: yellowandback on September 04, 2010, 12:40:10 PM
I thought Kingy was good all year.

Was in the situation Tuck and Jordy were in at the start of the year.

To me its obvious two of those three worked hard to prolong their AFL careers.

Good on them. One year is good for King.

Tuck, you might want to change your sig to Jack Riewoldt, Coleman and B&F winner 2010 :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on September 06, 2010, 02:43:52 PM
One year is fair. The little fucker earned it.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: jackstar is back again on September 12, 2010, 08:22:09 PM
Jake the Push-up King got back from Bali today. all aint well with his ribs.
Having op on wednesday it seems ;)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 07, 2011, 11:27:22 AM
Jake the push-up King is now on twitter

http://twitter.com/Thepushupking
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 07, 2011, 09:03:23 PM
Jake on twitter tonight....

"For every one out there asking how many push ups I can do, my personal best is 356! I also ate 23 cheeseburgers once!! "

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 08, 2011, 01:55:50 AM
Jake the push-up King is now on twitter

http://twitter.com/Thepushupking
His twitter account has been deleted for some reason.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 08, 2011, 08:50:12 AM
May not have been jake.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 12, 2011, 01:57:31 PM
Goal King
richmondfc.com.au
By Tony Greenberg
Tue 12 Apr, 2011



Jake King has become an important goalkicking weapon for Richmond since making the switch from defence to attack late last season.

King has kicked 16 goals in his last nine games and has had multiple goal hauls on six occasions.
.........

So, not only is King applying his trademark pressure to the opposition in his role as a defensive forward, but he’s hitting the scoreboard, too, making him a particularly valuable member of the Tiger team.

Full article at:
http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/111431/default.aspx
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 10 FLAGS on April 12, 2011, 07:50:59 PM
Jake the push-up King is now on twitter

http://twitter.com/Thepushupking

he cant afford to be on twitter. he cant afford to be pushing angles like the push up king. Just play footy. I remember Relton Roberts making up all sorts of nicknames for himself ... should have just called himself maccas.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on April 12, 2011, 08:28:22 PM
Jake the push-up King is now on twitter

http://twitter.com/Thepushupking

he cant afford to be on twitter. he cant afford to be pushing angles like the push up king. Just play footy. I remember Relton Roberts making up all sorts of nicknames for himself ... should have just called himself maccas.

Troy Taylor.

Too much facebook. Not enough footy training.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on April 25, 2011, 04:04:26 PM
Another great game by Jake King.

3 goals plus he unselfishly gifted a goal to Shane Edwards.Lets not forget the desparate dive which resulted in a goal to Cotchin.

The "push up king" could finish the year with 30 + goals.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Rodgerramjet on April 26, 2011, 02:05:00 AM
Mark Robbo interviews Jake King after the match

MR: You look exhausted.

JK: I'm buggered. Me and Pratty clashed heads. It was a tough game. Everyone went into the game thriving on hard-ball gets and so did the Kangaroos and it showed during the game. The bodies were flying.

MR: Seven goals to 2.8 in the final quarter.

JK: Was it? The boys get around and do their goalkicking and when we get it in there we don't want to let it out. And if we kick goals it saves me chasing the ball out, doesn't it?

MR: Your 3, 2 and 1 today?

JK: Oh gee, um, I thought Dusty was pretty dangerous.

MR: Martin had 33 and kicked four goals.

JK: There you go, there's your three. The kid does well. We asked our midfielders to step up and kick a couple of goals and if they want to kick goals, let them.

MR: How many years have you been at the club now?

JK: This is my fifth year.

MR: Martin the best youngster you've seen?

JK: It's amazing. I look at him and Trent (Cotchin), thier work-rate, their ability to use the ball under pressure is just amazing. I like being in the forward line when they've got the ball because even when you're out of position they still hit you on the chest. So you've got to love them.

MR: Three goals for you, you looked like KB there, streaming into goal.

JK: I've got a bit more hair than KB (laughing). Yeah, it's good down there and if I can keep the pressure on and kick some goals it's a good thing. But I thought I didn't start that well. I got a kick up the butt, and I must say I kept fighting.

MR: What did the coach say to you?

JK: Just our pressure. We weren't equalising numbers down there and it was coming out, so at half-time we went with another mindset, not offensive, just defensive all the way and goals would come if you did the hard work.

MR: How much of a buzz is it to still walk into the rooms and sing the song?

JK: The boys are unlucky and don't hear it all that often as yet, but in the future we'll hear it a lot more. It's a great theme song and everyone knows it, even if they don't barrack for the Tigers.

MR: What's your contract status?

JK: Out at the end of the year. But I take it a week at a time. I reckon you're in charge of your own future so as long as you go out each week, put your head over the ball and do the hard things, it should look after itself. The boys - Craig Cameron and Dimma - have already said they like me around and they said keep working, the time will come and we'll talk then. I would love to get another couple of years.

MR: What does it mean to you to play for Richmond Football Club?

JK: It's an amazing thing. Mum was more happy because it got me off the street and out of trouble than anything. For me, it was a massive turning point and it started with a bloke named Andrew Collins who coached me at Coburg. He got me in the twos, then Greg Miller approached me and got me to the club. Since then I haven't looked back. I absolutely love it.

MR: You feel you're the cult hero?

JK: I don't think so, I think people just love picking on me to tell you the truth. They say I'm short, but we've got three boys are the club shorter than me. Robbie (Nahas) is shorter than me, a fair bit actually, then there's Robbie Hicks and Axel (Nathan Foley) reckons he's got me, but Axel is shorter than me. I don't mind it when they bag the crap out of me.

MR: You've been in and out for a while, do you now feel a part of the senior team?

JK: My downfall was I was doing some stupid things, getting suspended, and Damien turned around and said, if that's the case you can play at Coburg. He put it on me, the boys did too, to find the line. Be aggressive but find the line because it's not doing any good me on the sidelines.

MR: Do you remember watching Hardwick play footy?

JK: Yeah, I do actually. A lot of people say Damien and myself have a fair bit in common and that's probably why we get along so well.

See: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/tackle   bottom of the page
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 26, 2011, 08:11:36 AM
Quote
JK: My downfall was I was doing some stupid things, getting suspended, and Damien turned around and said, if that's the case you can play at Coburg. He put it on me, the boys did too, to find the line. Be aggressive but find the line because it's not doing any good me on the sidelines.

I wonder if Dimma has said something similar to Jackson?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on April 26, 2011, 08:13:17 AM
Quote
JK: I don't think so, I think people just love picking on me to tell you the truth. They say I'm short, but we've got three boys are the club shorter than me. Robbie (Nahas) is shorter than me, a fair bit actually, then there's Robbie Hicks and Axel (Nathan Foley) reckons he's got me, but Axel is shorter than me. I don't mind it when they bag the crap out of me.

lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on April 26, 2011, 09:02:49 AM
i luv watching kingy go at it, gives a bucket of sweat, I could tell dimma was going to luv him to :cheers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Oiafi on April 26, 2011, 09:19:57 AM
Quote
JK: I don't think so, I think people just love picking on me to tell you the truth. They say I'm short, but we've got three boys are the club shorter than me. Robbie (Nahas) is shorter than me, a fair bit actually, then there's Robbie Hicks and Axel (Nathan Foley) reckons he's got me, but Axel is shorter than me. I don't mind it when they bag the crap out of me.

lol

Lucky he doesn't have red hair too.  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 26, 2011, 10:56:43 AM
Mark Robbo interviews Jake King after the match


Link the source please Rodger

Done  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on April 26, 2011, 11:30:11 AM
Quote
JK: My downfall was I was doing some stupid things, getting suspended, and Damien turned around and said, if that's the case you can play at Coburg. He put it on me, the boys did too, to find the line. Be aggressive but find the line because it's not doing any good me on the sidelines.

I wonder if Dimma has said something similar to Jackson?

Needs to be said. Should be dropped from the leadership group as well.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Rodgerramjet on April 26, 2011, 06:42:46 PM
Mark Robbo interviews Jake King after the match


Link the source please Rodger

Done  ;D

Good job
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 27, 2011, 11:11:43 PM
MR: What's your contract status?

JK: Out at the end of the year. But I take it a week at a time. I reckon you're in charge of your own future so as long as you go out each week, put your head over the ball and do the hard things, it should look after itself. The boys - Craig Cameron and Dimma - have already said they like me around and they said keep working, the time will come and we'll talk then. I would love to get another couple of years.
Jake is one of Dimma's favourites but I would have him on one year contracts or two years with a heavy performance clause attached to getting the 2nd year. Kingy gives his all so he's a good example about work ethic to the others at the moment but he still wouldn't get a game in a top 4 side.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 28, 2011, 07:01:28 AM
Jake is one of Dimma's favourites but I would have him on one year contracts or two years with a heavy performance clause attached to getting the 2nd year. Kingy gives his all so he's a good example about work ethic to the others at the moment but he still wouldn't get a game in a top 4 side.

I disagree, I could actually see Jake getting a game for the Pies to be honest, the way he plays with a team first mantality he'd slip right in very nicely indeed
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 28, 2011, 11:51:50 PM
Jake is one of Dimma's favourites but I would have him on one year contracts or two years with a heavy performance clause attached to getting the 2nd year. Kingy gives his all so he's a good example about work ethic to the others at the moment but he still wouldn't get a game in a top 4 side.

I disagree, I could actually see Jake getting a game for the Pies to be honest, the way he plays with a team first mantality he'd slip right in very nicely indeed
For mine I just couldn't see Jake get a game ahead of a Didak, Sidebottom, Blair, etc at the Pies as a small forward and he wouldn't have the class to rotate through their midfield. Like Krakouer kicking a couple of goals but having low possies each week (Kingy averages 8 disposals this year) isn't enough to keep a place in their side. IMO we need to upgrade on the likes of Kingy in the next 2-3 years if we are to move up the ladder. We need more classier players than the half a dozen we have now.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Infamy on April 29, 2011, 12:41:57 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2011, 01:24:20 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair
Blair is averaging almost 19 disposals per game to Kingy's 8 this year.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Infamy on April 29, 2011, 01:39:14 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair
Blair is averaging almost 19 disposals per game to Kingy's 8 this year.
Blair is playing a pretty different role, more of a link man where King is playing as a defensive forward who is also kicking goals.
King is averaging about the same amount of goals and more tackles
Question is how much better King would be in a strong side like Collingwood rather than in a forward line at Richmond where the ball isn't going as much
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 29, 2011, 02:26:23 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair
Blair is averaging almost 19 disposals per game to Kingy's 8 this year.
Blair is playing a pretty different role, more of a link man where King is playing as a defensive forward who is also kicking goals.
King is averaging about the same amount of goals and more tackles
Question is how much better King would be in a strong side like Collingwood rather than in a forward line at Richmond where the ball isn't going as much
Well I can't see Malthouse swapping Blair for Kingy in a direct comparison and that's ignoring that Jake is 6 years older.

http://www.pro-stats.com.au/psw/web/compare_players?tid1=104&pid1=2009125&year1=2011&tid2=112&pid2=2007112&year2=2011

I'm not meaning to pump up Blair as a footballer btw. My point is the Pies' arguably worst player in their premiership and best 22 is far better than Jake. I mean most here wanted to offload Kingy at the end of last season because he's VFL standard yet now after 4 games this year he's supposedly good enough to play for Collingwood  ???.

I know as supporters we are meant to support our players but IMV we as a Club have fallen in love with too many Kingy types in the past - triers yet still ordinary footballers who keep us as a bottom 8 side. Kingy is 27 year old; he's not a young player with natural improvement still left in him. What you see now and seen in recent past seasons is what you're always going to get and in truth that isn't going to make us a top 4 side. 27 year olds are meant to be your best players, your leaders, your 150-200+ game club champions - Kingy isn't any of those. I admire him personally for getting the best out of himself but my loyalty is to the Club and wanting it to finally become a successful team onfield and sorry I don't see the likes of Kingy being part of that team.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 29, 2011, 06:59:36 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair

Exactly

If you are going ot use number of disposals MT, then Kingy would get a game ahead of Andy Krakouer based on Krak's game against us  ;D

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 29, 2011, 07:50:52 AM
There's  one stat that is of utmost importance for a forward...
Number of goals kicked!

I'll take a forward that averages 2 goals a week (44 a season) in heart beat, regardless of how many kicks he gets.

With king he is getting his two goals a week at this stage, but can also reduce the impact of enemy half backs, who are play makers in the modern game.

On his last 9-10 games he would hold his own in most teams, he just has to continue with his efforts.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 30, 2011, 05:12:51 AM
I could see King getting a game over Blair

Exactly

If you are going ot use number of disposals MT, then Kingy would get a game ahead of Andy Krakouer based on Krak's game against us  ;D


That's why Krak was dropped as his output was not good enough for the Pies (although I think Krak is back this weekend). I wouldn't want Krak back at Tigerland either.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Con65 on April 30, 2011, 08:11:21 AM
i seriously doubt Kingy would get a game ahead of Blair.  It was only a few weeks ago Blair kicked 5 goals for the pies.  Kingy hasnt risen to that level yet.

As for Krak, he tore it up last year playing in the centre - the pies have put him back where he was playing at the tigers...a crumbing fwd.  His stats will always be a lot lower.  I would run him through the middle a bit (if his fitness is up to it).  Would I have King over Krak - it is a hard call but I would say no.  Kingy is competitive and brings a fair amount of intensity to his game that I dont think Krak does.  Krak clearly has better skills but Kingy's desire wins me over.

Go Kingy and tear it up tonight.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 30, 2011, 01:40:55 PM
WAFL where Krak starred is still a level below AFL obviously so for mine Krak still needs to prove he has the fitness and improved endurance to play midfield at AFL level. That was his problem at Richmond; he didn't have the engine to play midfield at AFL level so he was stuck as a forward pocket.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on May 01, 2011, 03:55:09 AM
Credit where it's due for that courageous crunching mark. The two Lion defenders had a think about going for it while Jake didn't hesistate and just took the hit.

The running barging goal will also a run in the highlights although he should have had the shot before taking the risk taking on the Brisbane defender. It came off and got the crowd going but it so easily could have been stuffed up.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Rodgerramjet on May 01, 2011, 06:47:03 AM
Credit where it's due for that courageous crunching mark. The two Lion defenders had a think about going for it while Jake didn't hesistate and just took the hit.

The running barging goal will also a run in the highlights although he should have had the shot before taking the risk taking on the Brisbane defender. It came off and got the crowd going but it so easily could have been stuffed up.

Correct and he also had Nason 20 meters out directly infront unopposed but decided to risk the tackle. The goal looked spectacular but was very selfish play by the little man and could have easily cost us a goal, hope someone kicks his arse.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on May 01, 2011, 08:45:35 AM
I think he was expecting to handball it over to jack, but jack just stood there waiting for kingy to goal it.

was a brain fade but he got away with it. i'm sure hell be reminded that when in range dont stuff around and just nail it.

kingy is starting to give me a chubby.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 01, 2011, 08:53:41 AM

kingy is starting to give me a chubby.

Get in line Al.  Apparently I have to change my name to Jake if I ever want to receive the fruits of my wife's pleasure again!  :o  We actually had words last night when I had the temerity to say that although Kingy played well I didn't think he was necessarily BOG!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on May 01, 2011, 09:41:26 AM

kingy is starting to give me a chubby.

Get in line Al.  Apparently I have to change my name to Jake if I ever want to receive the fruits of my wife's pleasure again!  :o  We actually had words last night when I had the temerity to say that although Kingy played well I didn't think he was necessarily BOG!

LMAO  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on May 01, 2011, 09:45:20 AM

kingy is starting to give me a chubby.

Get in line Al.  Apparently I have to change my name to Jake if I ever want to receive the fruits of my wife's pleasure again!  :o  We actually had words last night when I had the temerity to say that although Kingy played well I didn't think he was necessarily BOG!
:lol

wait until she wants you to change your name to Robin  :help
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 01, 2011, 10:01:21 AM

kingy is starting to give me a chubby.

Get in line Al.  Apparently I have to change my name to Jake if I ever want to receive the fruits of my wife's pleasure again!  :o  We actually had words last night when I had the temerity to say that although Kingy played well I didn't think he was necessarily BOG!
:lol

wait until she wants you to change your name to Robin  :help

Ye Gods!  Some serious cosmetic surgery headed my way!!   :o

 :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on May 01, 2011, 10:38:40 AM
The mark was pure courage. Very inspiring. Tackling was good as well. Heard him on the radio say that if he can run into goal he will. Cant miss. He took a chance and it paid off. Agree that maybe he should had a shot earlier but he was trying to make sure he didn't miss.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on May 01, 2011, 10:46:41 AM
Was very very surprised when I saw he had only 5 or so possesions at one stage.
Just goes to show that the 1%ers Kingy does are one thing a team needs.
I will allways admit when I am wrong and Kingy has done that to me.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on May 01, 2011, 12:48:24 PM
Credit where it's due for that courageous crunching mark. The two Lion defenders had a think about going for it while Jake didn't hesistate and just took the hit.

The running barging goal will also a run in the highlights although he should have had the shot before taking the risk taking on the Brisbane defender. It came off and got the crowd going but it so easily could have been stuffed up.

Correct and he also had Nason 20 meters out directly infront unopposed but decided to risk the tackle. The goal looked spectacular but was very selfish play by the little man and could have easily cost us a goal, hope someone kicks his behind.

Selfish.lol........Kingy the new KB. :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on May 01, 2011, 06:19:44 PM
Jake King just got a public apology from Brian Taylor.
Was described as the "Glue" holding the team together.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on May 02, 2011, 04:16:48 AM
Kingy is the man  :thumbsup  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on May 03, 2011, 12:01:59 AM
Credit where it's due for that courageous crunching mark. The two Lion defenders had a think about going for it while Jake didn't hesistate and just took the hit.

The running barging goal will also a run in the highlights although he should have had the shot before taking the risk taking on the Brisbane defender. It came off and got the crowd going but it so easily could have been stuffed up.

Correct and he also had Nason 20 meters out directly infront unopposed but decided to risk the tackle. The goal looked spectacular but was very selfish play by the little man and could have easily cost us a goal, hope someone kicks his behind.

Selfish.lol........Kingy the new KB. :lol
Needs a comb-over to match KB lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on May 03, 2011, 10:38:36 AM
Should have the knick 'KingGee'. Any tougher he'd rust.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on May 03, 2011, 11:11:39 AM
Should have the knick 'KingGee'. Any tougher he'd rust.

 :lol

as long as he puts the plumber's crack away, saw too much in that goal he kicked against brisbane
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Oiafi on May 03, 2011, 11:26:39 AM
I was more worried about the support pants he seemed to be wearing. My Gran has a pair just the same.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on May 03, 2011, 03:05:00 PM
maybe they were your Gran's?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 03, 2011, 07:52:48 PM
Should have the knick 'KingGee'. Any tougher he'd rust.

 :lol

as long as he puts the plumber's crack away, saw too much in that goal he kicked against brisbane

 :lol

Speaking of that, anyone see Jack's reaction just after the goal had been kicked?  He walked away from the goals shaking his head with a broad smile - his look was saying "only Kingy would have tried that and got away with it".  Made me laugh.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 03, 2011, 11:48:18 PM
Damien Hardwick lauded another, far less talented player in small forward Jake King.

"Jake, 'the push-up king' - it's quite funny, for a nine-possession game to finish with three goals was a terrific result, but the defensive pressure and the heart he shows is why we love him," he said.

"He is a real barometer for our footy club."

http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/afl/dustin-martin-labelled-best-second-year-afl-player-richmond-coach-damien-hardwick/story-e6frepf6-1226049403490
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 07, 2011, 10:57:52 AM
The Tigers' king hit
Rohan Connolly
May 7, 2011


IF YOU were ever looking for a passage of play to sum up what Richmond's Jake King is all about, a moment in the second quarter against the Brisbane Lions last Saturday night provided it.

The little pocket battleship had just beaten the Lions' Ash McGrath to a ball on the junction of the 50-metre arc and the boundary line. As King turned inside his opponent, a despairing tackle saw him well and truly "dacked".

Unperturbed, but with his shorts halfway down his bum, King bolted towards an open goal with that distinctive waddle of his. Now, Brisbane's Pearce Hanley came at him full tilt from the opposite direction. This time, King was nearly decapitated as the Lion tried to stop his momentum.

But King didn't lose his footing, let alone stop to take the free kick. He ploughed on regardless, eventually slamming through his second goal from point-blank range, in need of a wardrobe adjustment and perhaps a neck brace, dishevelled, but satisfied. You didn't know whether to applaud or laugh.

"I was going to give it off, but just the pace he was moving at, and the pace I was moving, there was no way a tackle was going to stick, so I just kept going," he explains, unfazed by the Benny Hill-esque escapade.

For looks aren't important to King. "As long as it goes through," he says, smiling.

A point emphasised by his coach Damien Hardwick yesterday, King's obstacle-course goal the first example he raises. "Sometimes it's a little bit unfashionable the way he gets those results," says Hardwick, more admiringly than critically.

"He's probably one of those guys - and every club has one - who wears his heart on his sleeve and he plays with passion. That's what we love about Jake. He's a guy who will do what he's told. He plays to the nth of
his ability and he gets the results done. He's just a guy we love having in the side, and he brings a lot of passion to the footy club."

But these days, a lot more besides, as King writes a new chapter in what has already been a compelling football story.

He's already been cast as the limited scrapper who could "blue" better than get a kick. Then, in turn, as a sort of novelty act, whose penchant for push-ups and general puffing of the chest gave him a popular nickname and reduced commentators to pant-wetting hysteria every time he went near the ball.

Now comes the latest and, to some early sceptics, perhaps most surprising instalment. That, simply, of King as the pretty decent player, a critical goalkicker and, as Hardwick puts it, "a tackling machine" in the forward structure of a young team going places.

After six rounds, King is behind only Jack Riewoldt on Richmond's list of goalkickers. From just 18 kicks inside the forward 50, King, whose kicking has often been the subject of scorn, has a phenomenally accurate 11.1. He's equal leader for tackles inside 50, and equal 10th across the entire competition. They're serious stats, not those of a novelty.

And after being a one-time back-pocket cliche, to a midfield agitator, it's close to goal that the Tigers have
found the maximum possible returns from all King's niggle, aggro and nervous energy.

"The coaches have put enormous faith in him and he has delivered as a result of that," says Hardwick. "We
spoke about the role and what it required, some KPI areas he needed to achieve to play that role  effectively.

"A lot of those things - and [Collingwood's] Jarryd Blair is the same - don't involve kicks, marks and handballs, it's the tackles, the pressure pursuits, those sorts of characteristics. If they do those things well, the offensive side of the game comes, as has been emphasised by the last couple of weeks on the scoresheet."

King reckons his awareness has improved, and his focus on maintaining the side's structure, making sure teammates are getting to the right spots. But theorising about football isn't really his go.

"You just keep working on things as you get older. I reckon from the time I've come in, every area has improved, whether tackling or awareness or kicks, marks and handballs," he says. "I think the longer you stay in the system, the more you want to improve, and the more you improve, the harder you want to work, and the better you become.

"To be truthful, I've been playing the same football all my life, and I think it's just I've got more responsibility now. And you mature a lot more, so you sort of tweak a couple of things. I can still be aggressive and do what I've got to do, but obviously without getting rubbed out or anything like that any more, just try to keep pushing the boundaries without overstepping the mark.

"It's more being aggressive, whether it's tackling or actually attacking the ball and making contact in that sort of way, and walking off with your chest sort of pumped up. Having a presence physically like that instead of doing stupid things, whacking someone, mouthing off or giving them too much crap."

It was all too easy to paint King in his early days at Richmond as some sort of nostalgic throwback to the 1970s. The rough-and-tumble angry little bloke who'd cut his teeth in his mid-teens playing with North Heidelberg in the then-notoriously willing Diamond Valley Football League.

King, in his own words, had stuffed up the chance of a smooth path to the AFL, managing just a handful of games for TAC under-18 side Northern Knights before heading back to his old club. The goal-focused and development-centred environment he found too selfish for his liking, so he simply left. He doesn't regret it. Nor much else.

"I don't regret anything I've ever done," he says. "If you were to change the past, the future wouldn't be exactly where is right now. I learn by my mistakes, and I think that's the best way to learn. I'm happy the way everything's turned out."

King, who had been working full-time as a plumber for five years by the time he walked through the doors at Punt Road, eventually made his path to Richmond, at the age of 22, through its VFL affiliate Coburg after tying for the best and fairest in his only season.

And that came a year after what he considers one of the greatest moments of his life, playing (hard to believe though it is with a height of 178 centimetres) at centre half-back alongside his brother Jarrod in a North Heidelberg premiership side.

"I just remember when the final siren went, and we'd beaten Heidelberg, and it was unexpected ... I looked over him, and he looked at me, and you just knew it was one of the best feelings you could ever have in your life. To actually share that with him, my best mate, was just amazing."

The Kings are famously close as a family. Mum Helen, stepdad Craig (or "Nudge" as he is better known), brothers Jarrod and Liam and sisters Bianca and Shaelee are all regulars at Richmond games. Over the years, they've heard their son and sibling called everything under the sun by opposition fans. And that flak was flying pretty early on.

Like when King, at the start of his second AFL season in 2008, told The Age, "I'd hate to play on me", then had a bag full of goals kicked on him by North Melbourne's Corey Jones and Shannon Grant. The "haters" loved seeing him brought down a peg or two. Those who know him best knew that what he'd meant was anything but self-promotion.

"I'm not big on pumping up my own tyres," he says. "I remember it. What I was trying to say was that I was so hot and cold, you wouldn't really know what to expect. It certainly wasn't a 'my poo don't stink' type thing."

Not that King is exactly fussed about just how he's seen beyond family and football club. "I know who I
am and what I'm about; the people closest to me know who I am and what I'm about, and to be truthful, I
couldn't care what anyone else's opinions are. As long as the family's happy with me, and they're happy with me here, the rest is just water off a duck's back."

Just being around the environment of a football club, whatever the level, is enough to keep King's spirits high. "I love my footy, and I played all my local footy at the one club and just loved it there, through thick and thin, it didn't matter if we were winning or losing."

At Richmond, the stakes are considerably higher but King feels the same mood. "You see some of the poor boys get put on pedestals, or labelled every which way or the other, but when you come down to it, they're just the same as everyone else, the tradies, or the blokes in suits. I just love the people here. We've got a real good culture going on, and I absolutely love it."

Like the rest of what passes for a senior core at a young club, King has seen some pretty ordinary times at Tigerland. But also like them, what is potentially around the corner helps keep the fires burning.

"We've got our trademarks that we go by, and one of them is belief, and I believe the boys are now starting to see the path we're heading down and actually believing in themselves, believing in the game plan, believing in pretty much everything to do with winning," he says. "You look ahead and think of all those young players coming through, and just think 'Wow'. You want to be around when it all unfolds, because you can see something big happening."

But what you can also see is him playing an increasingly important part of the equation. No longer just a scrapper, and made of more substance than his jokey alias "Push-up", Jake King the footballer is now also well and truly putting his hand up.

Perhaps not gracefully, and perhaps with a bruise or two along the way, but as with that eventful path to goal last Saturday night, always with a determination to get there in the end.

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/the-tigers-king-hit-20110506-1ecgy.html#ixzz1LcjgHao4
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hes My Hero on May 07, 2011, 11:47:08 AM
Alot of feel good stories circulating about our club at the moment.
No complaints here.
And about bloody time too.

Fight Hard Tigers, Fight Hard.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hes My Hero on May 08, 2011, 01:43:51 AM
Alot of feel good stories circulating about our club at the moment.
No complaints here.
And about bloody time too.

Fight Hard Tigers, Fight Hard.

And they did !   :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 08, 2011, 08:37:07 PM
Here's a badge one of the guys in our cheer squad put together about Kingy...

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg640/scaled.php?tn=0&server=640&filename=8f4fc.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

http://yfrog.com/hs8f4fcj
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on May 08, 2011, 10:26:39 PM
Here's a badge one of the guys in our cheer squad put together about Kingy...

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg640/scaled.php?tn=0&server=640&filename=8f4fc.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)

http://yfrog.com/hs8f4fcj

I LOVE IT.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 08, 2011, 10:30:56 PM
All heart. One of those blokes that all footy teams have. Not blessed with the greatest skill and not the biggest name but without him the club is alot poorer. Turned his career around and a positive influence. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 09, 2011, 10:09:27 AM
I know I've already mentioned my wife's love affair for Kingy but talking to my Mum yesterday (who is a mad Carlton supporter and has been all her life) turns out that she also loves him.  Who'd have thunk it!!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 23, 2011, 11:48:36 AM
Here's Kingy being interviewed after the game...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB46cikfZeo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB46cikfZeo)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on May 23, 2011, 12:11:55 PM
as one of his detractors i will put my hand up and say well done.i was wrong they have found a role for you that makes you a decent contributor to the team.

in saying that istill think him a limited player and he would not want the intensity to drop off. but hes been given a job to do and hes done it well.so one cant really complain. i suppose one can say hes working within his limitataions and to his strengths.
i think the real bonus for us is the goals hes kicking. 2 a game is enormous for a defensive forward. i just wonder though if the goals dry up would we be getting enough out of him

personally id like to see him get a bit more ball especially if the goals do dry up or on days he doesnt manage a goal. but hey we cant have everything. credit to him i hope he can keep it going not just the rest of this yr but in seasons to come as well.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 28, 2011, 06:00:05 PM
Tigers hail King
richmondfc.com.au
Tue 28 Jun, 2011


Richmond will be boosted by the return to on-field action this week of livewire small forward Jake King . . .

King will reclaim his place in the line-up for the big Round 15 clash with Carlton on Saturday, following a one-match suspension, much to the delight of Tiger fans, coaches and players alike.

“’Kingy’ is a very important player to us,” star Richmond midfielder said in this week’s Roar Vision Review with Nathan Brown.

“He can do a defensive role, but he also sets up a lot of the structure stuff in the forward half for us.

“So, missing a guy, who has such a voice on the field, and a presence, is always hurtful.  But we’re looking forward to having him back this week and I’m sure he’ll influence the game as he normally does.”

King has kicked 19 goals in 11 games for the Tigers this season.
 
http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/117310/default.aspx
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 01, 2011, 05:59:18 PM
They are going to hand out these Jake "Push Up" King posters at the ground tomorrow...

(http://s3.amazonaws.com/twitpic/photos/full/334825224.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJF3XCCKACR3QDMOA&Expires=1309507855&Signature=uYLL%2FQENDPuYFUMoOnwylC%2FuIWw%3D)

http://twitpic.com/5jcgso

http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/sport/afl/photos/triple-m-footy-behind-scenes-2011
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Big Richo on July 01, 2011, 07:42:40 PM
That doesn't seem inappropriate or over the top in any way for a bloke that is about 5 bad games from being delisted.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on July 02, 2011, 12:50:51 AM
If it gets Kingy pumped up during the game then it won't do any harm. He's had a couple of quieter games before getting himself suspended so he needs to step up. He didn't play against Carlton in round 1 from memory either.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on July 02, 2011, 09:52:15 AM
He was suspended in Round 1  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 30, 2011, 12:37:21 PM
Jake King interviewed in the rooms after the Adelaide win ....

http://bigpondvideo.com/RichmondTV/384432/in-the-rooms-jake-king/
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 09, 2011, 01:56:46 PM
Jake King and the Jeep Dodge Viper

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn8mnRBRHwk
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Jackstar is back again on September 09, 2011, 03:13:54 PM
got another 2 year contract
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on September 09, 2011, 03:15:31 PM
Son of a effing whore
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on September 09, 2011, 05:22:51 PM
got another 2 year contract

Good.

It's not a notable contract but it is an increase.

He'll prove you mofos wrong
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Owl on September 09, 2011, 09:55:32 PM
lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on September 09, 2011, 10:28:19 PM
whats funny lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 16, 2011, 02:50:58 PM
Jake King from Richmond_FC cheering me on. http://www.everydayhero.com.au/blackdogpushups 12 hrs of pushups to fight depression.

(https://p.twimg.com/AgwKxW-CAAAOjuE.jpg)
https://twitter.com/#!/blackdogpushups/status/147504730883620866/photo/1
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Big Richo on December 16, 2011, 08:13:58 PM
Delist
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on December 17, 2011, 11:00:52 AM
Delist

Not yet
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Owl on December 17, 2011, 07:32:51 PM
half his luck, he made a name for himself and this year he played some good football.  He is good for the club.  Especially if he gives the poos to the opposition supporters, because that is good for my morale lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on December 17, 2011, 08:08:31 PM
Yeah, i like having players that make opposition supporters rupture a pooper valve when they do something good.

I really want a little forward, though, that constantly has the opposition supporter screaming wtf is playing on him!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on March 26, 2012, 12:19:01 PM
Push-up is 28 today  :birthday
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Muscles on May 19, 2012, 09:11:50 PM
Jake cannot take on the Dons on one leg.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Big Richo on May 19, 2012, 09:13:53 PM
Has 2 touches to half time along with Miller.

Has no business on an AFL list.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Muscles on May 19, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
Miller to the back half?  He's not doing too much good in the forward line.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 19, 2012, 10:51:56 PM
How many times does this bloke hit the dirt for no reason at all :banghead Let's see: when he collects the ball, tackles an opponent, attempts to mark and handballs or kicks.....I think that should cover it ::)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 10 FLAGS on May 19, 2012, 10:54:19 PM
If we are prepared to draft Ben Kennedy from Glenelg (I rate top 10) then we can get rid of King and Nahas. We wont get nothing for King but we may get something for Nahas. If we still get nothing for both the fact is if we replace two players who wont help us win a flag and can replace them with one talented mid who can play forward like Kennedy, we open up 1 more spot on the list to fill another need.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 19, 2012, 10:56:02 PM
Miller to the back half?  He's not doing too much good in the forward line.
......surely you mean at Coburg.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on May 19, 2012, 11:59:57 PM
How many times does this bloke hit the dirt for no reason at all :banghead Let's see: when he collects the ball, tackles an opponent, attempts to mark and handballs or kicks.....I think that should cover it ::)

what the fu..is with that.

i cant tell you how many times i counted him and Nahas falling to the ground or standing at the front of the back metres away from the contest.

Balls falls to the back and Bombers take it away.

We cant go on with these 2 in the same side,.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on May 20, 2012, 12:09:39 AM
If we are prepared to draft Ben Kennedy from Glenelg (I rate top 10) then we can get rid of King and Nahas. We wont get nothing for King but we may get something for Nahas. If we still get nothing for both the fact is if we replace two players who wont help us win a flag and can replace them with one talented mid who can play forward like Kennedy, we open up 1 more spot on the list to fill another need.
:thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on May 20, 2012, 01:19:53 AM
How are the small forwards meant to react or how can they attack when you got a FF who is a complete dummy trying to take mark of the year. Get that dud out of the forward line  :banghead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on May 20, 2012, 07:29:26 AM
Maybe nanas and kingy need to stop wearing those boots. They both keep falling over in their pink boots
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on May 20, 2012, 11:59:25 AM
Out King
In Arnot
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on May 20, 2012, 12:38:18 PM
Problem with our small forwards is this

Jake is carrying and inj IMHO and his effect is useless.

Maric may turn out to be March Norm Smith Medallist.

Nahas tries to take too many players on and try and do too much.

Keep it simple and the results will come.

Our little blokes are not playing within their limitations and the fact that Jack is not competing and there is not as much spillage in the forward line means they are starving and when crumbs do fall our way it is not suited to the limitations of these players to do something positive with it.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 26, 2012, 10:14:05 PM
Pushing up
By Jennifer Witham
7:16 PM Sat 26 May, 2012



JAKE King sat on the floor in the Richmond rooms on Saturday night with ice bags soothing both hands and one ankle.

He still had the knee he injured in round two this year strapped, and looked like he was deciding which part of his body he should feel the most sorry for.

But, with a wide grin, he said the upset 62-point win over Hawthorn that had preceded his post-match treatment plan dulled all of the physical pain.

"It doesn’t matter how sore you pull up after the game; it's well worth it when the boys get over the line like that," King told AFL.com.au.

"We went into this game knowing we had to play four quarters, and credit to the boys - take your hat off - they played four quarters and more.

"That's what happens when you can get the four quarters together."

King was a prolific contributor in the first quarter with two late goals, which came in quick response to a dubious free kick paid against him that saw him slapped with a 50m penalty for abusing the umpire.

He added another in the third, and ended with the trio of majors and two goal assists.

He said while it was pleasing to bag his biggest goal haul since round nine last year, the assists - like his short handpass to Shane Tuck at the start of the third that steadied the Tigers after the Hawks got within three goals - were better.

"I enjoy it a lot more when you can get the ball to someone else and they get the goal and you can celebrate with them," he said.

"That's what footy's all about, when the mateship comes into it.

"As long as the boys are up and firing and we're putting pressure on in the forward line, we can get results on the board and I'm happy."

He also made his presence known in the second when Brent Guerra handed Shane Edwards a goal when he shoved the lightly framed midfielder over in the goal square.

King positioned himself behind Guerra while he manned the mark, and directed a few choice words at the defender.

"I think they were thank you and a bit more," King said.

"Eddy's a quiet kid and the blokes push him around … it's got me bent why they do it.

"For Shane to kick that goal, it was a massive booster, so why not? You give a bit of lip and you cop a bit back, it's all part of the game and a bit of fun."

King was expected to miss six weeks when he injured his knee against Collingwood, but was back to face Port Adelaide a month later.

His secret?

"Hard work, just keep pushing and tell the docs you're right," he said.

"The doc was pushing for a couple more but I wanted to get back out there.

"I don't like sitting on the sidelines watching.

"I think I've come back at a good time. We've got a few wins on the board and the boys are up and about so hopefully we can go forward with it."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/136943/default.aspx
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on May 26, 2012, 10:40:46 PM
Answered the critics with hish performance today, and i was one dissapointed with his recent efforts. That was his best game for quite some time, more of the same please :shh
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 27, 2012, 09:19:06 PM
VIDEO: Jake King's day out

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/roar%20vision%20archive/tabid/11454/contentid/453753/default.aspx
or
http://bigpondvideo.com/RichmondTV/453753/Jake%20King%27s%20day%20out/
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on May 28, 2012, 06:25:06 AM
 Spot on "That was his best game for quite some time, more of the same please"
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Loui Tufga on May 28, 2012, 10:39:24 AM
Spot on "That was his best game for quite some time, more of the same please"

If Mr Claw had his way he would be dropped this week :lol :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on May 28, 2012, 10:53:42 AM
My man Kingy  ;D & everyone was calling fr his head  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on May 28, 2012, 02:01:43 PM
Spot on "That was his best game for quite some time, more of the same please"

If Mr Claw had his way he would be dropped this week :lol :lol
nope wrong again. ive made comment on who i thought our worst were. king is among them. the player i would drop this week is nahas and vickery i thought i had made that clear.

i dont give a stuff what people think but king nahas and others who are getting regular games are not good enough. im sick to death of watching robbie nahas butcher opportunity after opportunity because hes a poor kick and has no left side whatever. im sick to death of him just getting brushed aside in contests.

kingy well his endevour and passion you have to love but hes a very ordinary player. theres no reason why we cant find a player who has those traits but just a bit of skill to go with it.
as a side we have to keep on improving and there are clearly some who are not the answer.
i keep on saying there is a lot of reliance on far too few.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Loui Tufga on May 28, 2012, 02:20:45 PM
 :lol :lol :lol :lol Who is better at the moment that can come in and take over for King? What Gem do we have playing for Coburg that is set to be unearthed?? Effing no one!! But no, in your opinion everyone who hasn't had a run yet will just come in and be a better player than those who go out :lol :lol

And to Correct you again your exact quote was...
we should target one of those 4 who have been mostly poor all year and didnt have great games.

Those 4 being, KING, Nahas, Vickery and Jackson.

So yes, you did say he should be dropped :wallywink
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on May 28, 2012, 02:48:56 PM
:lol :lol :lol :lol Who is better at the moment that can come in and take over for King? What Jem do we have playing for Coburg that is set to be unearthed?? Effing no one!! But no, in your opinion everyone who hasn't had a run yet will just come in and be a better player than those who go out :lol :lol

And to Correct you again your exact quote was...
we should target one of those 4 who have been mostly poor all year and didnt have great games.

Those 4 being, KING, Nahas, Vickery and Jackson.

So yes, you did say he should be dropped :wallywink

Jem? Jem Howe plays for Melbourne.

Pull your head in.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Glove on May 28, 2012, 07:03:20 PM
Kingy is a legend.

Good hands, good intent, smart user, straight lines the ball but most importantly made up of 49% heart, 49% balls and 2% tatts.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on May 28, 2012, 08:42:12 PM
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Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 30, 2012, 12:57:17 AM
bla bla

pull your head in;)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on May 30, 2012, 10:55:26 AM
bla bla

pull your head in;)

Pull yours in big head :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigs2011 on May 30, 2012, 11:14:30 AM
:lol :lol :lol :lol Who is better at the moment that can come in and take over for King? What Jem do we have playing for Coburg that is set to be unearthed?? Effing no one!! But no, in your opinion everyone who hasn't had a run yet will just come in and be a better player than those who go out :lol :lol

And to Correct you again your exact quote was...
we should target one of those 4 who have been mostly poor all year and didnt have great games.

Those 4 being, KING, Nahas, Vickery and Jackson.

So yes, you did say he should be dropped :wallywink

Jem? Jem Howe plays for Melbourne.

Pull your head in.

Jem Webberley. In Dimma We Trust.  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: MintOnLamb on May 30, 2012, 11:36:00 AM
Answered the critics with hish performance today, and i was one dissapointed with his recent efforts. That was his best game for quite some time, more of the same please :shh

Jake played well Good on him. I think the intensity the forward line displayed (Jake and Robbie especially) was pretty good. A champion team can beat a team of champions.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on June 02, 2012, 05:46:31 PM
Sam Lane ‏@SamJaneLane
BTG toooonight we got Jake King from all conquering @Richmond_FC James McDonald from @GWS_Giants + usual suspects. 6:30 Ch10 @beforethegame
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 02, 2012, 06:46:25 PM
Sam Lane ‏@SamJaneLane
BTG toooonight we got Jake King from all conquering @Richmond_FC James McDonald from @GWS_Giants + usual suspects. 6:30 Ch10 @beforethegame
Jakey coming on now after the ad break.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 02, 2012, 07:24:14 PM
Summary

* Kingy said in the last quarter when it's tight you can hear the Tiger Army and it gives the whole side a lift.

* Belief around the Club is there now and we "stuck fat" to get the win. A couple of years ago we would've gone into our shells when the Saints hit the front.

* Vickery doesn't get the credit for the work he does up forward. He helps out Jack.

* They showed vision of his work on Milne last night. Jakey said if I don't get pulled up for tripping I will now lol.

* When Damien took over we had a lot of changeover of players and we became very young. About 35 players brought in so you need to get games into these guys. So players were getting games to gain experience. Now with added maturity in the group you only get a game now if you earn it.

* A week's a long time in footy so you need to keep improving. It's been fun playing in the wins so far but it's also been disappointing we've dropped games we should've won. The supporters can off all they like but the lid is definitely still on within the four walls. We've won 5 games and sit outside the Eight so we need to keep improving.

* Kingy says he needs to firstly work on his defensive actions. Secondly on managing the structures in forward line as Jack switches off half the time and Robbie Nahas likes doing his own thing hanging around Jack's feet lol.

* The guy at the club who has no idea at fixing things (eg: leaky tap) is no doubt Newy. The guy doesn't have a clue.

* Newy was lucky he had Kane Johnson around in his first year as captain. Sugar taught Newy a lot. We'd love to play finals for Chris. He drives us and is the heart and soul of the club. He is also inspirational on the ground the way he puts his head over the ball. He's just a great skipper.

* You don't call Ivan "EYE-van" :nope. He's been outstanding. Leads by example and takes control of our midfield. Helps out Cotch and Dusty.

* Fighting Tiger fund - half towards paying down the debt; half towards the footy dept. Jakey said they picked the perfect time to ask for money lol.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 02, 2012, 11:49:25 PM
still an ordinary player. we still need to find better.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 03, 2012, 12:00:33 AM
still an ordinary player. we still need to find better.

Will miss this week I feel because of suspension.
We'll see how Mini Maric goes next week.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: georgies31 on June 03, 2012, 12:33:17 AM
still an ordinary player. we still need to find better.

As long as King follows his instructions and does his job dont believe we need to find better.No team has  to have 22 stars to be succesfull.



Edit: fixed quoting
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 03, 2012, 01:04:35 AM
Can't succeed with three players of the size of Nahas KIng and Maric.

Would have to upgrade on a few.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on June 03, 2012, 01:28:38 AM
LMAO
idiots!

ROLMAO
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 03, 2012, 02:00:12 AM
Can't succeed with three players of the size of Nahas KIng and Maric.

Would have to upgrade on a few.

A maric is not best 22.

Grimes griffiths dea
Batchelor rance houli
Conca deledio grigg
Morris vickery foley
Ellis riewoldt edwards
Imaric martin cotchin
Newman tuck nahas

King is fighting for the last spot. Really only one of a maric. Jacksonards
Or king should be in the side. Long term this next draft we need more mids / mid size forw

To finish the list. Helbig. Ohanlon. Aarnot are key
 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on June 03, 2012, 04:15:58 PM
kingys appearance on before the game
http://tensport.com.au/video.htm?movideo_m=193859&movideo_p=41461

some funny poo.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on June 03, 2012, 07:03:14 PM
He's cool
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on June 03, 2012, 07:50:15 PM
still an ordinary player. we still need to find better.

maybe but very important , he set the tone v the hawks, he is required
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 03, 2012, 09:04:43 PM
still an ordinary player. we still need to find better.

maybe but very important , he set the tone v the hawks, he is required

Ahead of who?

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on June 03, 2012, 11:28:47 PM
This is a big call but i have never seen anyobce run at the ball or pop players so hard consistently.Meaning AT them,not after them.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on June 04, 2012, 02:01:44 AM
5 weeks off? wtf?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on June 04, 2012, 06:46:52 AM
although didn't get many touches what he did was good. Crashing through Jones was fantastic play.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on June 04, 2012, 08:59:09 AM
Apparently king is being investigated for an off the ball incident with Dempster. Word I'd 5 Weeks Wtf
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on June 04, 2012, 12:01:06 PM
lol.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: wayne on June 04, 2012, 12:13:32 PM
He's getting crucified!

Can't get a free kick, gets them paid against him all the time and then the media are trying to stitch him up with the MRP.  >:(
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on June 04, 2012, 12:28:33 PM
Not such a bad thing if he goes. Time to try A Maric and a few others in his absence.

If he cant control his temper then he and Jackson can go get f-ucked. We need disciplined players not thugs

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 04, 2012, 12:33:04 PM
Shame helbig not ready to go
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on June 04, 2012, 12:46:35 PM
Not such a bad thing if he goes. Time to try A Maric and a few others in his absence.

If he cant control his temper then he and Jackson can go get f-ucked. We need disciplined players not thugs
nothing wrong with a thug taking out a rat like Milne or a smartarse like ballantyne. If they get weeks it doesn't effect the team too much.
What i'm saying is if your gonna be a thug make it count on those types. I didn't here too many complaints when Scarlett gave ballantyne a beauty just enhanced his reputation I think & put a smile on many supporters faces.
The player that gives Milne one will be an instant hero to the footy public.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Jackstar is back again on June 04, 2012, 04:54:59 PM
Got a week
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 09, 2012, 11:27:13 PM
Might be coincidence but we're 4-2 this year when Kingy has played and 1-4 without him.

http://finalsiren.com/PlayerStats.asp?PlayerID=1729
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ekto on June 09, 2012, 11:38:02 PM
Sure is just a coincident.

Just like Conca or Batch last year playing in winning sides for their first few games.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on June 10, 2012, 01:28:44 AM
King should come back through Coburg. O'Hanlon to play 4 quarters next week.

Etko, what ya think of this one? Maric to Coburg, Nahas the sub.....and Greg White comes in for another crack  :cheers ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on June 10, 2012, 02:29:31 AM
wrong a.maric out king in
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 29, 2012, 05:05:37 PM
This man is returning to Adelaide and he's not happy ....

(http://distilleryimage0.instagram.com/5f392976c19111e1be6a12313820455d_7.jpg)

After last time, he's going to clobber the dobbers :yep
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on June 29, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
Serious headphones for a seriously peeed orf man
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on June 29, 2012, 05:48:27 PM
Clobber the dobbers.

 :lol  I love it!!   :clapping
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 29, 2012, 06:05:46 PM
V lucky to get a game ahead of conca
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: bojangles17 on June 29, 2012, 06:44:28 PM
V lucky to get a game ahead of conca

Funny thing about kingy, just when you write him off he comes out and puts on a clinic :shh
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on June 29, 2012, 09:42:29 PM
I would play him at CHF instead of Miller
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 30, 2012, 06:32:32 PM
Has anyone heard the extent of Kingy's knee injury?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 30, 2012, 06:56:21 PM
im one of his biggest critics but was having one of his better games until injured.
i still believe its a mistake to play all three of king nahas and edwards. would only play one if possible and that one is edwards atm.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on June 30, 2012, 07:12:31 PM
Has anyone heard the extent of Kingy's knee injury?

It's his knee, medial they think. Scans to come
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 30, 2012, 07:30:21 PM
Has anyone heard the extent of Kingy's knee injury?

It's his knee, medial they think. Scans to come
Cheers WP. Yep Dimma says it's the same medial as the one Kingy injured in Ireland.


Richmond's loss was further soured by a knee injury to key player Jake King, who looked in a world of pain when he was assisted form the ground in the second quarter.

Hardwick said the early prognosis was that King had injured the same medial ligament that he damaged while playing for Australia against Ireland late last year.

The injury was a huge blow for the Tigers, as King had registered 13 disposals and contributed five inside 50s before be was subbed out of the game at half-time.


http://www.afl.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/208/newsid/139985/default.aspx
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on June 30, 2012, 07:38:56 PM
OMG what happened my main man Kingy has gone down NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on June 30, 2012, 07:47:46 PM
Have to say our trainers handle the situation poorly. Kingy couldn't walk. They should have called for the stretcher, thereby stopping the game and giving our players time to man up. Adel cleared it too easily because we were one down
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on June 30, 2012, 08:05:31 PM
have not seen it but it by the sounds of it its not good by RFC medical which is always the normal. you cant help stupid people  :banghead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Jackstar is back again on June 30, 2012, 08:08:39 PM
Is Doctor Death still at punt rd ?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on June 30, 2012, 08:26:38 PM
RFC have never really helped any player when it comes to injury decisions. We see the same poo yearly. Why l used to cringe when Geishein coached
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on June 30, 2012, 08:43:52 PM
Look Kingy is going to say "i'll walk it off" because that's him.

But when the opposition has all the momentum then take whatever benefit you can. We didn't do that in this situation. Just seems dumb to me
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on June 30, 2012, 10:28:47 PM
Is it true if you come off by stretcher you can't come back on? If that's the case maybe they thought they could inject him and get him back on?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 01, 2012, 03:18:25 AM
RICHMOND forward Jake King is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks after straining a medial ligament in his left knee

http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/kings-knee-strain-adds-to-tigers-pain-20120630-219r1.html#ixzz1zIX1B7k5

So that's Kingy's season over effectively.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on July 01, 2012, 03:19:36 AM
Delistish
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on July 01, 2012, 10:22:31 AM
Is it true if you come off by stretcher you can't come back on? If that's the case maybe they thought they could inject him and get him back on?

i think this is the case. from memory they introduced the rule to prevent clubs using the stretcher to deliberately hold up play
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on July 01, 2012, 10:28:18 AM
I hope he comes back before season end
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on July 01, 2012, 10:29:02 AM
Is it true if you come off by stretcher you can't come back on? If that's the case maybe they thought they could inject him and get him back on?

i think this is the case. from memory they introduced the rule to prevent clubs using the stretcher to deliberately hold up play

I thought it only was until the end of that quarter?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on July 01, 2012, 10:35:44 AM
Delistish

 :stupid
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on July 01, 2012, 10:42:28 AM
Is it true if you come off by stretcher you can't come back on? If that's the case maybe they thought they could inject him and get him back on?

i think this is the case. from memory they introduced the rule to prevent clubs using the stretcher to deliberately hold up play

I thought it only was until the end of that quarter?
you're nearly right smokey. it's 20 minutes.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 01, 2012, 01:09:14 PM
Doc Larkins was just on 3aw and said Richmond believes it's a 6 week injury. Larkins said medial's are usual 4-6 weekers and hopes in Jake's case it isn't longer. He also added that because Jake has now done both the medial and PCL in the same knee he's likely to have knee problems for the rest of his footy career  :-\.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on July 01, 2012, 01:42:30 PM
Doc Larkins was just on 3aw and said Richmond believes it's a 6 week injury. Larkins said medial's are usual 4-6 weekers and hopes in Jake's case it isn't longer. He also added that because Jake has now done both the medial and PCL in the same knee he's likely to have knee problems for the rest of his footy career  :-\.

Great.....NOT!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on July 01, 2012, 01:51:10 PM
Off bf:

Games Jake King played:
Wins: 20
Losses: 25
Draws: 2

Games he didn't play:
Wins: 1
Losses: 18
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on July 01, 2012, 01:52:05 PM
Off bf:

Games Jake King played:
Wins: 20
Losses: 25
Draws: 2

Games he didn't play:
Wins: 1
Losses: 18

That's a massive stat and not just coincidence!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on July 01, 2012, 01:56:29 PM
Is it true if you come off by stretcher you can't come back on? If that's the case maybe they thought they could inject him and get him back on?

i think this is the case. from memory they introduced the rule to prevent clubs using the stretcher to deliberately hold up play

I thought it only was until the end of that quarter?
you're nearly right smokey. it's 20 minutes.
Then I don't know why they just didn't play it safe and stretcher him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on July 01, 2012, 02:13:26 PM
Off bf:

Games Jake King played:
Wins: 20
Losses: 25
Draws: 2

Games he didn't play:
Wins: 1
Losses: 18

Yep Jake King debut in rd 4 2007 a loss to the Bulldogs. THat season we had a record of 3-18-1.

2008 11-10-1
2009  5-16-1
2010  6-16-0
2011  8-13-1
2012  6-7-0

Richmond since his debut has been overall 39 wins 76 losses and 3 draws a total of 118 games

Yet the Jake King statistics on BF claim in 47 games he has played we are 20-25-2 and 1-18-0 when he hasn't in 66 games. Leaves a black hole of 52 games.

Why BF is a Big Fib.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on July 01, 2012, 02:18:41 PM
Didnt we win more game without richo?

I dont read much into those stats.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ekto on July 01, 2012, 02:42:51 PM
Another vital statistic:

We won more premierships before we got Tommy Hafey than we have since he left.

 :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Glove on July 01, 2012, 04:42:03 PM
Dont worry about stats - just use your eyes and look at how our forward line functioned in the first half with Kingy in and how it worked in the second when he was out.  Jakey was involved in most goals up to half time in some way and after that it was desperate.

if you want stats though

Rd 1 Carlton  No Kingy loss
Rd 2 Coll   Kingy inj first quarter - loss
Rd 3  Melb  No Kingy win
Rd 4 Gee    No Kingy  loss
Rd 5 WC  No Kingy Loss
Rd 6  Port  Kingy win
Rd 7  Syd   Kingy win
Rd 8   Ess kingy Loss
Rd 9  Haw  Kingy win
Rd 10  St K  Kingy win
Rd 11 Freo  No Kingy loss
Rd 12 GWS kingy win
Rd 14 Adelaide  With Kingy up by 20, No Kingy outscored by 39
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on July 01, 2012, 05:07:15 PM
Stupid thinking.

1 man dont make a team you clowns
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Glove on July 01, 2012, 05:31:45 PM
Stupid thinking.

1 man dont make a team you clowns

1 clown dont make a footy fan site.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on July 01, 2012, 05:33:45 PM
jakey going off yesterday cost us...he was like a rabies infected hound yesterday..he bit at anything in a crows jumper that went near him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on July 01, 2012, 05:38:57 PM
He is a 'pulse' player. Our intensity dropped when he went off.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigermonk on July 01, 2012, 05:40:20 PM
Stupid thinking.

1 man dont make a team you clowns

1 clown dont make a footy fan site.

there are plenty of Clowns on this site who have no idea about football.
Posting rubbish like them stats is proof of the clowns who beleive it.

we win games of football on a team effort, just because Kingy went off the ground may have made a slight impact at the time but we were beaten by a better team on thier homeground with thier supporters helping them. Fact. We still had a full side running on the ground. No Excuses
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on July 01, 2012, 05:47:42 PM
Stupid thinking.

1 man dont make a team you clowns

1 clown dont make a footy fan site.

there are plenty of Clowns on this site who have no idea about football.
Posting rubbish like them stats is proof of the clowns who beleive it.

we win games of football on a team effort, just because Kingy went off the ground may have made a slight impact at the time but we were beaten by a better team on thier homeground with thier supporters helping them. Fact. We still had a full side running on the ground. No Excuses
Monk this isn't my fight......but....aren't you railing against one man - Newman on another thread, saying he has cost the team dearly of late (and he has). Methinks, you cant have it both ways.......just saying.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 11, 2012, 12:16:04 AM
Off bf:

Games Jake King played:
Wins: 20
Losses: 25
Draws: 2

Games he didn't play:
Wins: 1
Losses: 18
how about these stats.

his last two yrs 29 games 30 goals. 81 tackles and 320 disposals. just not good enough

 this yr.  10 games.  5 goals.  22 tackles  108 disposals.  just not good enough.

poor skills  dumb footballer who lacks any polish at all. is not a midfield option so becomes  very limited in what roles he can perform and what he can achieve with his deficiencies,  loved for his competetiveness but has  little else to offer.

sad indictment on the list and its depth when this player is a walk up start.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on August 11, 2012, 12:33:02 AM
A little harsh but not far off the mark.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on August 11, 2012, 01:02:23 AM
Off bf:

Games Jake King played:
Wins: 20
Losses: 25
Draws: 2

Games he didn't play:
Wins: 1
Losses: 18
how about these stats.

his last two yrs 29 games 30 goals. 81 tackles and 320 disposals. just not good enough

 this yr.  10 games.  5 goals.  22 tackles  108 disposals.  just not good enough.

poor skills  dumb footballer who lacks any polish at all. is not a midfield option so becomes  very limited in what roles he can perform and what he can achieve with his deficiencies,  loved for his competetiveness but has  little else to offer.

sad indictment on the list and its depth when this player is a walk up start.

Spot on. Been saying that last bit for a long time. I scratch my head when a bloke like Kingy comes straight into the side after at least a month out
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: HKTiger on August 11, 2012, 01:03:45 AM
Interesting stat on PRE about the number of games won with JK and games lost without.

If it's a coincidence its scary.  But if the numbers stack up then the leadership and understanding of the structure that JK provides exceeds his individual stats.  Probably also an indictment on the other forwards and their ability to execute the defensive side of the game plan and provide the right options. 
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on August 11, 2012, 01:15:23 AM
Interesting stat on PRE about the number of games won with JK and games lost without.

If it's a coincidence its scary.  But if the numbers stack up then the leadership and understanding of the structure that JK provides exceeds his individual stats.  Probably also an indictment on the other forwards and their ability to execute the defensive side of the game plan and provide the right options.

We lost a lot when Richo played. I guess that makes Jake a better player than Richo.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: HKTiger on August 11, 2012, 01:29:18 AM
Interesting stat on PRE about the number of games won with JK and games lost without.

If it's a coincidence its scary.  But if the numbers stack up then the leadership and understanding of the structure that JK provides exceeds his individual stats.  Probably also an indictment on the other forwards and their ability to execute the defensive side of the game plan and provide the right options.

We lost a lot when Richo played. I guess that makes Jake a better player than Richo.
Not the context I was looking at.  I am more interested in looking at structures and at what works and what doesn't.  The stats presented provide a different view of looking at things.  Given that the coaches have dozens of KPIs that they measure I'm guessing that there are some that we aren't privy to that show Jake in a very positive light.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 11, 2012, 10:51:44 PM
Interesting stat on PRE about the number of games won with JK and games lost without.

If it's a coincidence its scary.  But if the numbers stack up then the leadership and understanding of the structure that JK provides exceeds his individual stats.  Probably also an indictment on the other forwards and their ability to execute the defensive side of the game plan and provide the right options.

We lost a lot when Richo played. I guess that makes Jake a better player than Richo.
Not the context I was looking at.  I am more interested in looking at structures and at what works and what doesn't.  The stats presented provide a different view of looking at things.  Given that the coaches have dozens of KPIs that they measure I'm guessing that there are some that we aren't privy to that show Jake in a very positive light.
gotta ask how many of those wins were against top 8 sides.very few id hazard a guess.in those games the limitations of your nahas king jacksons  houlis comes back to kick us in the balls and make us spew.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: HKTiger on August 12, 2012, 02:26:09 AM
Actually it's surprising that we perform better against top 8 sides with Jake in and have a better record with him in (Swans and Hawks) than with him out (or injured in 1st quarter).  Blues Pies and Crows.

It's a very surprising stat and does support his inclusion when "fit."

It may just indicate the level of detail (sophistication ??) in our gameplan and the need to have a leader in each part of the ground.

or it may just be coincidence.  The upcoming games against Freo and the bombers may provide a better indicator.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on August 12, 2012, 03:00:34 AM
Can you tell me the stats on whether or not we play well when Luke McGuane has a shave before a game?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on August 12, 2012, 08:52:50 AM
if i got to shave ... before the game, that would be a win in my books.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on August 12, 2012, 09:37:35 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on August 12, 2012, 10:29:09 AM
Al's up early. Morning glory  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Muscles on August 12, 2012, 10:36:35 AM
Dimma mentioned, at his Friday presser, that Kingy will need surgery on his PCL at year's end.  How long would that sideline him for?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 12, 2012, 10:45:09 AM
Dimma mentioned, at his Friday presser, that Kingy will need surgery on his PCL at year's end.  How long would that sideline him for?
A PCL is typically a 10 week injury or thereabouts IIRC Muscles.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on August 12, 2012, 01:16:00 PM
whats with the edit?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 12, 2012, 08:04:13 PM
was gonna come on at half time and bag him he was poo. had a decent second half.
personally  at half time he would have been in the gun to be the  subbed out player  one of him white or nahas instead of post. as it was i reckon one of white or nahs should have been subbed out.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on August 12, 2012, 08:05:44 PM
Quiet first half,but hard tuff,aggressive second half.Some of his stuff out there had me jumping out of my seat to join him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 18, 2012, 08:31:44 PM
One of our best today/tonight with 3 goals out of total of 11. 100% disposal efficiency as well which he isn't known for.


He copped a footy to the bread basket though which the AFL site has a clip of :groucho
http://bigpondvideo.com/AFL/480822/King%20hit/

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Big Papa Bear on August 18, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
Kingy played a good game - went hard!

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigercub2012 on August 19, 2012, 01:17:55 AM
Kingy  and tucky both have hearts the size of phar laps
King was our chf crumbing fd today bloody incredible. COnsidering he took so many hits
It's a pity he had little support
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 19, 2012, 02:03:26 PM
Don't understand why people bag King.

Several players I would drop/sub before him.

Tries hard, doesn't go to ground, tough, competes furiously. Worth every dollar.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Willy on August 19, 2012, 02:09:48 PM
Pretty decent shot for goal is Kingy.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Big Papa Bear on August 19, 2012, 02:18:59 PM
Simply put - Kingy plays well when he concentrates on the ball.

All that other crap (striking, arguing with umps etc) distracts him and the team from focus on the ball
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigercub2012 on August 19, 2012, 02:20:18 PM
and
your point is??????????
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on August 19, 2012, 02:28:25 PM
havent seen a replay yet but tried to keep an eye on king white nahas mcguane jackson and rance. all players ive been highly critical of.
without going into it i remain highly critical.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Andyy on August 19, 2012, 02:52:30 PM
I believe King also has a broken metacarpel in each his left and right hand, which he is playing with as well as his PCL.

Can't question his commitment.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on August 19, 2012, 03:55:45 PM
Good game. Good attitude like Tuck. Goes in Hard. Commitment cannot be questioned
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on August 19, 2012, 03:59:44 PM
Love everything about kingy  even his alleged bar room brawls
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 19, 2012, 01:05:16 PM
Jake King will be on the Footy Show panel tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on September 19, 2012, 01:18:40 PM
Jake King will be on the Footy Show panel tomorrow night.

Will watch for Kingy
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 20, 2012, 09:37:22 PM
Jake King will be on the Footy Show panel tomorrow night.

Will watch for Kingy
Still limping a day and a half out of hospital.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 20, 2012, 09:49:50 PM
Kingy has had 4 ops.

1) 2 pins put in his foot that he broke playing against Freo.
2) Knee reco to fix his PCL.
3) Groin op (abductor release)
4) Hand op to fix his thumb.

Jakey has a tatt of his name inside his bottom lip. Wanted to hide it from his mum when he was 17.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Dubstep Dookie on September 20, 2012, 09:55:13 PM
This show is a croque o poot and how it has survived beyond the likes of Rove, Hey Hey and Chances has got me stuffed.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on September 20, 2012, 10:43:12 PM
Kingy has had 4 ops.

1) 2 pins put in his foot that he broke playing against Freo.
2) Knee reco to fix his PCL.
3) Groin op (abductor release)
4) Hand op to fix his thumb.

Wow that's a lot of work. Hope he gets back to some good footy next season.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on September 21, 2012, 05:27:17 AM
Kingy has had 4 ops.

1) 2 pins put in his foot that he broke playing against Freo.
2) Knee reco to fix his PCL.
3) Groin op (abductor release)
4) Hand op to fix his thumb.

Jakey has a tatt of his name inside his bottom lip. Wanted to hide it from his mum when he was 17.

This is the stupid crap that we do, why wasn't he parked up earlier in the season and operated on, it took him to do his knee before he had to stop.

This is not about being tough, it's about player management regarding injury and we a clearly behind in this field. Same story with Jack last year!!!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on September 21, 2012, 06:07:00 AM
Kingy has had 4 ops.

1) 2 pins put in his foot that he broke playing against Freo.
2) Knee reco to fix his PCL.
3) Groin op (abductor release)
4) Hand op to fix his thumb.

Jakey has a tatt of his name inside his bottom lip. Wanted to hide it from his mum when he was 17.

This is the stupid crap that we do, why wasn't he parked up earlier in the season and operated on, it took him to do his knee before he had to stop.

This is not about being tough, it's about player management regarding injury and we a clearly behind in this field. Same story with Jack last year!!!
Agee with you there WAT. It's not tanking but plain common sense!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on September 21, 2012, 06:14:21 AM
Kingy has had 4 ops.

1) 2 pins put in his foot that he broke playing against Freo.
2) Knee reco to fix his PCL.
3) Groin op (abductor release)
4) Hand op to fix his thumb.

Jakey has a tatt of his name inside his bottom lip. Wanted to hide it from his mum when he was 17.

This is the stupid crap that we do, why wasn't he parked up earlier in the season and operated on, it took him to do his knee before he had to stop.

This is not about being tough, it's about player management regarding injury and we a clearly behind in this field. Same story with Jack last year!!!
Agee with you there WAT. It's not tanking but plain common sense!

Amazing isn't it, then 4 weeks into the season when King has had a poor pre-season and his game is down people will berate him and ask for his head....if he is back by then.. :-\
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on September 21, 2012, 09:04:16 AM
Ridiculous to suggest we should rest players early in the season when we were battling for a finals position.

When the season is lost and finals are out of the equation it's a different story and the club did park King when that was the case.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 22, 2012, 02:44:41 AM
I've moved the footy show stuff about Kingy's surgeries to this thread.


King on track after surgeries
richmondfc.com.au
Fri 21 Sep, 2012


Richmond is confident livewire forward Jake King will not be hindered in his preparation for next season, after undergoing a range of post-season surgeries.

Read the full article at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/newsarticle/tabid/6301/newsid/148225/default.aspx
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 10, 2012, 11:08:50 PM
Tiger King keen to push on
By Toby Prime
Sunraysia Daily
Nov. 10, 2012


RICHMOND cult hero Jake King says the Tigers will need to learn from this year’s lessons if they want to play finals football in 2013.
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The Tigers lost five games by 10 points or less during 2012 and had a draw against Port Adelaide in the final round of the season.

The 28-year-old has been in Mildura this week relaxing while trying to recover from a number of injuries he endured towards the end of this season.

In the end of season review, King told Sunraysia Daily yesterday the club had learnt how to better manage close situations in matches.

“It was pretty disappointing in the end, there was probably half a dozen games we should have won, if you look back at those games and win those game you end up playing finals,” King said.

“If we have the opportunity next year when we’re a couple of points down or a couple of goals down, we’ll bounce back and win those games next year.”

King had a injury-plagued 2012, adding only 12 games to his career total of 87.

(http://cdn.fairfaxregional.com.au/preview/c1200x678/storypad-rmy2vkrzxz656XjM5Qj3XQ/b4bbae79-5a0c-44f7-a45b-8f213f1edee5.gif)
AFL cult figure and Richmond star Jake King has been in Sunraysia this week relaxing on the Murray.

http://www.sunraysiadaily.com.au/story/927583/tiger-king-keen-to-push-on/?cs=1637
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on November 11, 2012, 12:11:38 AM
I love him!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on November 11, 2012, 05:46:56 AM
I hope to see pushup hit the 100 game milestone this year and avoid any serious injuries or suspensions
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on November 11, 2012, 07:41:55 AM
Ridiculous to suggest we should rest players early in the season when we were battling for a finals position.

When the season is lost and finals are out of the equation it's a different story and the club did park King when that was the case.

Exactly not hard to comprehend
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on November 11, 2012, 10:46:44 AM
I love him!

Note to you: don't get drunk and post on OER ever again.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on November 11, 2012, 02:44:52 PM
I love him!

Note to you: don't get drunk and post on OER ever again.
:facepalm
I'm busted!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on November 11, 2012, 03:11:44 PM
I love him!

Note to you: don't get drunk and post on OER ever again.
:facepalm
I'm busted!

Let this be a warning. I won't tolerate it again.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on November 11, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
I love him!

Note to you: don't get drunk and post on OER ever again.
:facepalm
I'm busted!

Let this be a warning. I won't tolerate it again.
Once bitten, twice shy.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 13, 2012, 06:47:58 PM
Tiger King ready and roaring despite off-season pain
By Jennifer Witham
afl.com.au
Thursday, December 13, 2012



RICHMOND livewire Jake King has his sights set on the round one clash against Carlton after making better than expected progress from five post-season operations.

King, 28, started running this week a month ahead of schedule after an off-season spent mending a variety of ailments.

He said he was keen to play a part in the Tigers' NAB Cup campaign, which starts on February 22 against Melbourne and North Melbourne, and then press for the March 28 clash with the Blues.

"I'm hoping to play a few of the NAB Cup games and get my fitness up and get ready for round one," King told AFL.com.au.

"That's providing everything goes well and there's no setbacks, but I should get a couple of games there."

King broke his right foot in round 21 against Fremantle, and while he finished the game, he was booked in for surgery to insert pins two days later.

While he was in hospital, he had the thumb he broke and ligaments he severed against the Sydney Swans in round seven fixed.

He left the hospital with his foot in a moon boot and his left hand in plaster – and there was still more to come.

Two weeks later, he had the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee - that he damaged in round two against Collingwood - mended, and had an adductor release procedure on the left side of his groin.

That isn't to mention the wrist he broke against Port Adelaide in round six and the cheekbone he fractured in round 12 against Greater Western Sydney, which had been left to heal naturally but was still in the rehabilitation process.

While that course of action gave him a break from the operating theatre, his ordeal wasn't over yet.

Just when he thought his bad luck had run out, he had to go back into hospital in mid-October for more surgery on his foot to remove the screws – and bone – after the injury had failed to knit together.

"It was a horrible six weeks," he said.

"But now, everything has actually healed pretty well and the only thing that we have to watch is my knee.

"I ran on Wednesday and I've been running on the AlterG [anti-gravity] treadmill, and I got out of that and got to run on the track. It's about a month ahead of schedule.

"I'm still in ice after every session we do but everything is going well and I've got no complaints at all.

"I hope the karma just came for that one year and that's enough. I'll make sure I start doing all the right things now."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2012-12-13/king-
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on December 13, 2012, 06:57:41 PM
What a tough bugger Jake is :clapping. It is no coincidence that the genesis of a more uncompromising mindset began after he was introduced into the main playing group.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 13, 2012, 08:13:22 PM
You can't doubt the grunt's commitment to the cause
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 14, 2012, 07:36:02 AM
He did his knee in round 2 and the club kept playing until what round.... :o :o :o
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 14, 2012, 10:23:29 AM
He was out for nearly a month with the knee
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 14, 2012, 12:25:28 PM
King, gee any tougher he'd rust.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 14, 2012, 12:45:34 PM
Snip! Leave out the petty insults ppl  ::).
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on December 14, 2012, 01:11:48 PM
Tough as nails.

I remember the  Gary Lyon dismissing him as a person when the players confronted Wallace.

LMAO@ Melbourne FC.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 17, 2012, 06:32:51 PM
King ready to roar after his 'worst year'
By Jennifer Witham
afl.com.au
3:43pm AEDT Sunday, December 16, 2012



THIS YEAR, Jake King became very well acquainted with his couch.

More often than not, the Richmond forward was confined to it the day after the Tigers played, nursing at least one part of his body.

The 28-year-old played 12 games, nine of them on Saturday, so his couch and comfy clothes received regular attention.

The list of injuries seemed endless for the livewire goal-kicker. Knee, wrist, thumb, cheekbone, knee again, foot, adductor. And they were just the actual injuries – not the regular bumps and bruises footballers are subjected to.

"It was the worst year I've had," King told AFL.com.au.

"Sunday mornings pretty much involved moccasins, tracksuit pants and just lying on the couch. It was horrible."

The fact King played 12 matches is a testament to his toughness, given his problems started in the Tigers' second game for the season and accumulated as the season progressed.

First was the posterior cruciate ligament he injured in round two against Collingwood. It needed surgery, as it was notably unstable, but the decision was made to strap it and see how it would go.

"We had some scans on it and the 'docs' pretty much said if we pull the pin now and get the operation done, you'll be right at the end of the season," King said.

"Otherwise we can just see what happens and try and strengthen up the quad.

"We did, and that got it down to a minimal amount of movement, but it was still pretty bad so the only option left was to tape it up."

He missed three games and returned, strapped and bandaged, to play against Port Adelaide in round six.

It was this game he broke a bone in his wrist in. But, in King fashion, he lined up again the following week against the Sydney Swans.

Lightning struck again, and he broke his left thumb and snapped some ligaments. It was the second injury he'd pick up that would require surgery at the end of the season.

In round 12 against Greater Western Sydney, King added a fractured cheekbone to his list of ailments.

He had a week off courtesy of the bye, and then fronted up to play Adelaide in round 14 at AAMI Stadium.

At this stage, King was playing with his left knee, left thumb and right wrist encased in strapping tape, and with what was likely a pretty sore face.

To make matters worse, it was this contest in which he picked up the second injury to his left knee – a medial ligament strain, which was initially forecast to cost him six to eight weeks.

He missed four. He came back against Carlton in round 18, and got through the next three rounds without adding to his battery of injuries.

Then in round 21 against Fremantle, he fractured a bone in his toe about 10 minutes into the second quarter. He finished the game, but it was season over, and the operations (note the plural reference) began two days later.

"The first operation was on my foot where I had pins put in. They did the thumb at the same time," King said.

"I had my foot in a moon boot, my hand in plaster, and then two weeks later they did the operation on the knee, so my knee was in a brace. Then the groin operation was done at the same time.

"The only thing that was not touched was my right hand and I had to try and get around and hobble with crutches, which was nearly impossible.

"It was a horrible six weeks."

King ended up having a second operation on his foot in October, to remove the pins, while the bone that was broken after the injury failed to mend.

He had to cancel his planned holiday to Bali, and instead spent time on his mate's houseboat in Mildura after the club gave him an extra week off to help his body heal.

Since then, it's been all positive. The medical staff are keeping a close eye on his knee and hamstring (where tendon was harvested to fix the PCL), and he's essentially dipped in ice after each training session.

But things are ahead of where they're supposed to be.

"I ran on Wednesday and I've been running on the AlterG [anti-gravity] treadmill, and I got out of that and got to run on the track. It's about a month ahead of schedule," he said.

"I'm hoping to play a few of the NAB Cup games and get my fitness up and get ready for round one. That's providing everything goes well and there's no setbacks but I should get a couple of games there."

King is out of contract at the end of next season and is comfortable with the idea negotiations will likely wait until his body proves it is over its year from hell.

Still, after six years of playing for the Tigers, the former rookie says he can't remember a time where there's been more excitement about the club.

The recent recruiting spree secured the services of six experienced AFL players – plus five talented 18-year-olds – and Trent Cotchin has stepped in as captain.   

"It's actually really exciting. Drafting those older mature boys we got, when they rocked up to the club it gave the boys a boost because it added a lot of depth," King said.

"It also puts a lot of pressure on the guys up above. When you've got the guys below putting pressure on, the guys above seem to perform a lot better.

"Then the team will perform a lot better, which leads to winning more games.

"It's a good feeling amongst the boys at the moment and everyone is quite enjoying the pre-season for a change."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2012-12-16/king
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 17, 2012, 06:38:13 PM
King will be under pressure this year.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 17, 2012, 08:50:02 PM
From who?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: DCrane on December 17, 2012, 10:55:10 PM
I think King is the one under the most pressure out of the small forwards. Knights and A.Edwards' arrival at the club is a sign that there's structural change in the midst, which is where I think Jakey is in a bit of bother.
Having said that if he keeps doing what he does best and gets himself a couple of goals each week it will be pretty hard to drop him.
Like Nahas, it is his spot until someone better comes along.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 06:59:19 AM
From who?

Edwards.. :lol....No pressure, Hardwick loves King to death, injuries kept him down a bit last year..
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 07:02:48 AM
He was out for nearly a month with the knee

Think you owe me an apology Gerks!!!!!!!!!!

My comment was: "He did his knee in round 2 and the club kept playing him until what round....   "

The fact King played 12 matches is a testament to his toughness, given his problems started in the Tigers' second game for the season and accumulated as the season progressed.

First was the posterior cruciate ligament he injured in round two against Collingwood. It needed surgery, as it was notably unstable, but the decision was made to strap it and see how it would go.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 18, 2012, 07:38:53 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 07:47:18 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

stuff me, Edwards is the same, very limited, if he hadn't kicked the goals he did last year what else did he do???? He sure as hell can't throw his weight around!!!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on December 18, 2012, 07:58:32 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

stuff me, Edwards is the same, very limited, if he hadn't kicked the goals he did last year what else did he do???? He sure as hell can't throw his weight around!!!

Edwards was a superb link up player and some of his quick hands and good vision lead to quite a few goals. Edwards could kick less goals than Nahas or King and still provide as much if not more value.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 08:49:27 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

stuff me, Edwards is the same, very limited, if he hadn't kicked the goals he did last year what else did he do???? He sure as hell can't throw his weight around!!!

Edwards was a superb link up player and some of his quick hands and good vision lead to quite a few goals. Edwards could kick less goals than Nahas or King and still provide as much if not more value.

"superb link up player"  superb..... :-\ :-\ :-\, good... ;)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on December 18, 2012, 09:00:56 AM
This vendetta you have is getting out of hand. He's a good player, better than King and Nahas.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 09:13:59 AM
This vendetta you have is getting out of hand. He's a good player, better than King and Nahas.

Crap, first time I have brought it up in ages, Gus ring a bell!!! You nailed it "good" player, so is King and so is Nahas, no better that each other...all "good"... :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on December 18, 2012, 09:18:16 AM
The whole Angus Graham thing was the best bit of baiting I have ever done. But then again it's too easy with most of you lot. Alright, if Edwards is a good player then why do you consistently whinge about him? So all "good" players are exactly the same as each other? Edwards is a better player than Nahas and King. He has a better set of attributes, can play more positions and unlike Nahas, he has a non.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 18, 2012, 09:18:58 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

1st 22 knights. Edwards

Coburg king nahas helbig arnot onhanlon lonergan

Tough on king and nahas but can't fit everyone in. Huge years from onhanlon armor helbig would create good problems.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 09:38:00 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

You've only named 1 small forward there, not convinced hell be competing against most of those blokes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 09:44:05 AM
The whole Angus Graham thing was the best bit of baiting I have ever done. But then again it's too easy with most of you lot. Alright, if Edwards is a good player then why do you consistently whinge about him? So all "good" players are exactly the same as each other? Edwards is a better player than Nahas and King. He has a better set of attributes, can play more positions and unlike Nahas, he has a non.

And my Edwards thing has been baiting you lot for years.... :lol :lol ;)

He had a good year out of how many..... :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on December 18, 2012, 09:45:22 AM
The whole Angus Graham thing was the best bit of baiting I have ever done. But then again it's too easy with most of you lot. Alright, if Edwards is a good player then why do you consistently whinge about him? So all "good" players are exactly the same as each other? Edwards is a better player than Nahas and King. He has a better set of attributes, can play more positions and unlike Nahas, he has a non.

And my Edwards thing has been baiting you lot for years.... :lol :lol ;)

He had a good year out of how many..... :rollin

No, Edwards really infuriates you and you lose your cool very often because of it. That is not fishing at all.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 18, 2012, 09:53:29 AM
U r dreaming



From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

You've only named 1 small forward there, not convinced hell be competing against most of those blokes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 10:03:31 AM
U r dreaming



From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

You've only named 1 small forward there, not convinced hell be competing against most of those blokes

Learn to quote bloke

Am I dreaming? Arnot is a mid yet to play a game, Lonergan is a mid, Helbig is a mid, Pettard n OHanlon are med fwd/hff, as is Knights who also plays mid, A.Edwards med fwd, so who plays King's role apart from Nahas? He'll need to be on his game as mr magic said, but disagree he is competing with half of those guys
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on December 18, 2012, 11:46:39 AM
Snip!  >:( Clearly some ppl are looking for an early Christmas/New Year enforced holiday  :banghead.

Stick to the topic without the insults!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 18, 2012, 11:51:35 AM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

You've only named 1 small forward there, not convinced hell be competing against most of those blokes

Yeah only 1 specialist small forward but I think we'll be looking to play guys who can have an impact for short stints on the ball as well as in the small forward role.
This is where I think King's limitations will make it hard for him. He'll play games but if King spends time at Coburg then the first 22 is in good shape IMO.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 11:55:16 AM
He'll play games but if King spends time at Coburg then the first 22 is in good shape IMO.

Agree with that

Concern is none of those blokes are renowned for their forward pressure and tackling, IMO pressure is on them to step up not Kingy
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Coach on December 18, 2012, 12:08:05 PM
Snip!  >:( Clearly some ppl are looking for an early Christmas/New Year enforced holiday  :banghead.

Stick to the topic without the insults!

PM me. I better like what I find in my inbox
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 18, 2012, 12:08:49 PM
He'll play games but if King spends time at Coburg then the first 22 is in good shape IMO.

Agree with that

Concern is none of those blokes are renowned for their forward pressure and tackling, IMO pressure is on them to step up not Kingy

Perhaps, recent injuries to Jake might make that a bit tougher. Others for consideration up forward are Newman, Foley (coming back from injury) and White (unlikely).
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 18, 2012, 12:28:00 PM
Bachelor. Grimes. Chaplin.
Ellis Rance. Vlastuin.
Grigg. Martin. Conca.
Deledio. Griffiths. SEdwards.
Newman. Riewoldt. Vickery.
IMaric. Cotchin. Tuck.

Houli. Knights. Morris Foley

--

Dea. Jackson. White. Nahas. A Edwards. Helbig. etc.


King won't get a spot easy and if he was will have need to play at a decent standard to retain it - I hope.


Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on December 18, 2012, 12:35:04 PM
King+Toughness=Hardwick likes...game over, he will be in the team.. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 18, 2012, 12:47:24 PM
While you may well be right I see Bachelor. Ellis. Vlastuin. Conca. as important future players. For them not to get senior games would possibily hinder thier growth as players. I would hope so the long term future of the club they are cememnting the spots in the starting 18/21 via merit. Each however has more 'upside' than King.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 01:12:01 PM
morris on the bench = nfi
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 18, 2012, 02:01:52 PM
Grigg - bench
Ellis - wing
Morris hbf

Its all much the same.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 02:08:41 PM
grigg on the bench? he was in the top handful of wingers in the comp this year

U r dreaming
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Phil Mrakov on December 18, 2012, 02:29:54 PM
grigg on the bench? he was in the top handful of wingers in the comp this year

U r dreaming

She was also unwilling to get her own ball
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on December 18, 2012, 04:35:16 PM
WGAF big hard man mrakov
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on December 18, 2012, 09:37:11 PM
From who?

I would think from a choice of Knights, Edwards, Nahas, Petterd, Helbig, Arnott, O'Hanlon, Lonergan..

King is a fairly limited player. He'll need to kick goals to keep his spot in the seniors. Good thing.

You've only named 1 small forward there, not convinced hell be competing against most of those blokes
hmm imo
sml forwards on the list

robbie nahas -  is capabl;e of providing run thru the middle but little else. his issues are well documented and they drive me crazy. he has kicked some goals but the lack of class polish footskills and shocking size just has me shake my head.  if i was a recruiting manager there is no way i would even consider puting this bloke on my list.

jake king - primarily a defensive forward. would much prefer a player who has better skills better impact on the scoreboard who can provide some defensive pressure. a lot easier to bring out defensive qualities than teach skills and goal sense. jake really is a vfl standard player who performs a role  and gets the utmost out of himself. the most limited of all our sml forwards.

shane edwards - at 182 hes technically a borderline medium sized player but the way he plays and his frame and size which is still pretty poor hes a small. of the three senior smalls hes by far the better player. he has some serious weaknesses in his game always has. challenge for this bloke is to find consistent good form and follow oon from the last 12 14 or so games from last yr.the gap between good and bad really needs to continue to narrow.

mathew mcdonough - the most skilled small forward we have.  yes i know people think hes a mid and he may well become one but atm hes primarily a forward. they say a likeness to chapman well lets hope so.

gideon simon - like most i know little about him seems hes very quick very agile and will probably start his career as a sml forward working his way into the midfield.

imo unless these blokes can become primarily mids who spend time forward  we can only afford to  play one maybe two on game day. we cannot stuff rotations around so much.

medium sized forwards

chris knights - imo hes more a mid and because of injury has been forced to spend a lot of time forward.  i really hope he becomes primarily a mid for us who can rotate forward.  time and injuries will tell us which role he will primarily fullfill.

aaron edwards - i reckon this bloke has performed pretty well yes hes had the odd off field issue and yes hes 29 next yr. yes hes played his whole career as a med forward and hes had consistency issues.
a genuine medium forward who is excellent on the lead and takes a bloody good grab. he also is physical crashes packs and punches out of his division. he gives us an opportunity to actually change things down if you like. or if we go with three midgets change things up.

riicky ptterd - imo hes a talented player but hes done little as agoal kicker and is limited in what roles he can do.in fact his overall performances in 6yrs of afl footy is pretty poor.  hes had his fair share of injury recently and we could do with another medium sized forward on the list.

brett ohanlon - not sure about this kid clearly he was not ready for afl this yur and has a lot of develpment work to do.

dustin martin - well hes primarily a mid who plays forward with great effect. reckon he will continue to  spend significant time forward  until he can build an engine  that may take longer than people think it may not.

we are lucky in the fact we have medium sized mids who are very effective as forwards, deledio martin cotchin and conca who was very good when played forward as a junior. add knights to the mix. thats one of three flanks/pockets gone.




Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on December 19, 2012, 02:03:23 AM
After much deliberation:

Bachelor. Grimes. Chaplin.
Conca. Rance. Ellis.
S.Edwards. Morris. Knights.
Griffiths. Deledio. Cotchin.
Martin. Riewoldt. Vickery.
Maric. Tuck. Foley.

Vlastuin. Grigg. Newman.

Houli.


I maintain to analysis the side it is not immediately clear where king fits in. If you look at the other players excluded there will be some gunning to go past king.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 19, 2012, 02:09:26 AM
King+Toughness=Hardwick likes...game over, he will be in the team.. :thumbsup

No doubt Dimma likes the King prototype but he's looking to upgrade it just the same.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 19, 2012, 07:28:53 AM
King+Toughness=Hardwick likes...game over, he will be in the team.. :thumbsup

No doubt Dimma likes the King prototype but he's looking to upgrade it just the same.

Eg Vlaustuin ??
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Mr Magic on December 19, 2012, 07:56:13 AM
King+Toughness=Hardwick likes...game over, he will be in the team.. :thumbsup

No doubt Dimma likes the King prototype but he's looking to upgrade it just the same.

Eg Vlaustuin ??

Yup. Clearly likes footballers who have a tenacious attitude first and foremost.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: RedanTiger on December 19, 2012, 07:25:29 PM
King ready to roar after his 'worst year'
By Jennifer Witham
afl.com.au
3:43pm AEDT Sunday, December 16, 2012



THIS YEAR, Jake King became very well acquainted with his couch.

More often than not, the Richmond forward was confined to it the day after the Tigers played, nursing at least one part of his body.

The 28-year-old played 12 games, nine of them on Saturday, so his couch and comfy clothes received regular attention.

The list of injuries seemed endless for the livewire goal-kicker. Knee, wrist, thumb, cheekbone, knee again, foot, adductor. And they were just the actual injuries – not the regular bumps and bruises footballers are subjected to.

"It was the worst year I've had," King told AFL.com.au.

"Sunday mornings pretty much involved moccasins, tracksuit pants and just lying on the couch. It was horrible."

The fact King played 12 matches is a testament to his toughness, given his problems started in the Tigers' second game for the season and accumulated as the season progressed.

First was the posterior cruciate ligament he injured in round two against Collingwood. It needed surgery, as it was notably unstable, but the decision was made to strap it and see how it would go.

"We had some scans on it and the 'docs' pretty much said if we pull the pin now and get the operation done, you'll be right at the end of the season," King said.

"Otherwise we can just see what happens and try and strengthen up the quad.

"We did, and that got it down to a minimal amount of movement, but it was still pretty bad so the only option left was to tape it up."

He missed three games and returned, strapped and bandaged, to play against Port Adelaide in round six.

It was this game he broke a bone in his wrist in. But, in King fashion, he lined up again the following week against the Sydney Swans.

Lightning struck again, and he broke his left thumb and snapped some ligaments. It was the second injury he'd pick up that would require surgery at the end of the season.

In round 12 against Greater Western Sydney, King added a fractured cheekbone to his list of ailments.

He had a week off courtesy of the bye, and then fronted up to play Adelaide in round 14 at AAMI Stadium.

At this stage, King was playing with his left knee, left thumb and right wrist encased in strapping tape, and with what was likely a pretty sore face.

To make matters worse, it was this contest in which he picked up the second injury to his left knee – a medial ligament strain, which was initially forecast to cost him six to eight weeks.

He missed four. He came back against Carlton in round 18, and got through the next three rounds without adding to his battery of injuries.

Then in round 21 against Fremantle, he fractured a bone in his toe about 10 minutes into the second quarter. He finished the game, but it was season over, and the operations (note the plural reference) began two days later.

"The first operation was on my foot where I had pins put in. They did the thumb at the same time," King said.

"I had my foot in a moon boot, my hand in plaster, and then two weeks later they did the operation on the knee, so my knee was in a brace. Then the groin operation was done at the same time.

"The only thing that was not touched was my right hand and I had to try and get around and hobble with crutches, which was nearly impossible.

"It was a horrible six weeks."

King ended up having a second operation on his foot in October, to remove the pins, while the bone that was broken after the injury failed to mend.

He had to cancel his planned holiday to Bali, and instead spent time on his mate's houseboat in Mildura after the club gave him an extra week off to help his body heal.

Since then, it's been all positive. The medical staff are keeping a close eye on his knee and hamstring (where tendon was harvested to fix the PCL), and he's essentially dipped in ice after each training session.

But things are ahead of where they're supposed to be.

"I ran on Wednesday and I've been running on the AlterG [anti-gravity] treadmill, and I got out of that and got to run on the track. It's about a month ahead of schedule," he said.

"I'm hoping to play a few of the NAB Cup games and get my fitness up and get ready for round one. That's providing everything goes well and there's no setbacks but I should get a couple of games there."

King is out of contract at the end of next season and is comfortable with the idea negotiations will likely wait until his body proves it is over its year from hell.

Still, after six years of playing for the Tigers, the former rookie says he can't remember a time where there's been more excitement about the club.

The recent recruiting spree secured the services of six experienced AFL players – plus five talented 18-year-olds – and Trent Cotchin has stepped in as captain.   

"It's actually really exciting. Drafting those older mature boys we got, when they rocked up to the club it gave the boys a boost because it added a lot of depth," King said.

"It also puts a lot of pressure on the guys up above. When you've got the guys below putting pressure on, the guys above seem to perform a lot better.

"Then the team will perform a lot better, which leads to winning more games.

"It's a good feeling amongst the boys at the moment and everyone is quite enjoying the pre-season for a change."

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2012-12-16/king

So, not only do they play players with injuries, but they actually brag about it on their website.
Let's hope Kingy doesn't decide to sue the club in a few years for failing to provide a "Duty of Care" because that article would half prove his case.

Went looking for someting official and found the following article from the AFL about Risk Management.
http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/Manage_Your_Club/3._Club_Management_Program/Risk_Management.pdf

"Negligence is part of the law of torts and consists of falling below the standard of care required in the
circumstances to protect others from the unreasonable risk of harm. It does not require an intention to actually cause
harm or damage, and while sporting injuries generally do not come about as a result of a desire to injure, they can
involve a careless disregard for another’s safety, so negligence can be an appropriate action for a damages claim.

If the injured party is to be successful with a negligence claim, the following elements must be established:
• Duty of care: this is a duty owed by one party (the defendant) to another (the plaintiff). You must take reasonable
care to avoid acts or omissions that you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure.
• Breach of duty: the standard of care: the plaintiff has to show that the defendant has breached a duty to him/her
by falling below the reasonable standard of care.
• Causation: the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s breach of duty of care caused the injury that he/she is
complaining about.
• Remoteness of damage: the plaintiff must show that the injury he/she suffered which was caused by the
defendant was reasonably foreseeable."

I also think Jack (and his manager) may be starting to realise that playing injured and having multiple operations each off season may shorten his career by a few years and cost him millions.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on December 19, 2012, 10:01:50 PM
even worse to be doing it when we have no chance of making finals...
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: DCrane on December 19, 2012, 11:34:50 PM
After much deliberation:

Phew, almost 24 whole hours had elapsed since you last posted your best 22, I was getting worried there for a moment... and I'm glad you put some thought into this one.  :P
I agree with your side, as usual, but I have noticed during the offseason you have not been naming Jackson in your teams. Surely you realise that Jackson is in the leadership group and therefore guaranteed a game. You need to factor him into your teams Bents. He will be playing.

And to steer this back to topic- Bents' team does show exactly how hard it is going to be for King this year, but I wish him all the best, if anyone can continue to defy the odds then it's him, Go Kingy :bow
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ox on December 20, 2012, 02:28:07 AM
all any club would need to produce to refute the claim would be medical documentation that the player was at that stage able to engage in the game without any foreseeable damage occurring in the future that could be directly relatable to the decision(s) made by both PLAYER and club at the time
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hard Roar Tiger on December 20, 2012, 04:02:42 AM
Blah blah blah
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on December 20, 2012, 07:22:01 AM
all any club would need to produce to refute the claim would be medical documentation that the player was at that stage able to engage in the game without any foreseeable damage occurring in the future that could be directly relatable to the decision(s) made by both PLAYER and club at the time

Bingo

That's what they do, they take the approach "to play him wont cause any further damage so...."  :whistle :whistle

Also in Jake's case he told them he wanted to keep playing and he was good to go
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: JVT on December 21, 2012, 01:15:44 PM
Pics or it didn't happen.  :whistle
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: RedanTiger on January 22, 2013, 07:15:19 PM
"Teamwork bridges AFL fitness, health divide"

 Jon Pierik
Published: January 22, 2013 - 3:00AM

AFL Sports Science Association boss Rob Aughey says isolated problems between fitness and conditioning personnel and club doctors have been resolved and he does not expect any trouble this season.
League chief executive Andrew Demetriou last season threatened clubs with heavy fines if it was proven medical staff had been overruled on player health issues by what he cheekily claimed were ''phys-edders''.

This problem was confirmed in an AFL Medical Officers Association survey, which found seven of 14 clubs said ''non-medically qualified personnel exerted undue influence on medical decision making''.
Six also said this had ''adversely affected medical decisions''.
 
Aughey said Demetriou's comments had been aimed broadly and not just at sports science and fitness staff.
''There were some underlying issues in terms of how sports science and medical and physio staff all worked together, nothing really serious,'' he said.
''[There were] some isolated instances which have been resolved. I think it stemmed from that.
''There was also a concern there were not enough doctors actually wanting to work in the AFL.
''Hence, a statement like that, gives some support to doctors indirectly so they feel more comfortable in the sport.''
 
The report found there was a shortage of suitably qualified medical officers and there had been multiple cases of AFL doctors leaving clubs.
The AFL was also concerned that sports scientists had too much influence on issues such as NAB Cup procedures, the debate over the interchange bench and when players returned from injury, the latter opening the threat of legal action should the wrong decision be made. The issue had also been raised by AFL Medical Officers Association chief Hugh Seward and senior AFL medico Harry Unglik.
 
Aughey, who is also a sports scientist with the Western Bulldogs, said the AFL Sports Science Association had since worked together with the medical officers and the physiotherapists association on a ''best practice'' model.
''That was done incredibly collegially, there was no angst or malice or anything. The three groups worked together really, really well,'' he said.
''It [best practice] is not something binding that comes into effect. Again, really there is not a problem out there. I don't think any of the organisations have felt the need to change so much.
''There were some isolated instances, they had largely been dealt with by then [at the time of Demetriou's comments].
''As I say, it wasn't anywhere near as big an issue that was made out.''
 
The fledgling Sports Science Association, still finalising its governance, plans to hold its next major meeting during the pre-season competition.
http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/teamwork-bridges-afl-fitness-health-divide-20130121-2d36b.html

Dunno whether it's been posted before but I find that figure of 50% reporting undue influence and almost as many saying it had a bad effect on medical decisions amazing.
So six of 14 club medico's said that their medical decisions were adversely affected.
Yep, no problems with a claim if you're one of those six clubs.  :banghead
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 20, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
'Push-up' now has an official twitter account:

https://twitter.com/Jakeking28

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2013, 06:20:03 PM
You can’t keep a good King down
By richmondfc.com.au
Thursday, February 28, 2013


“I’m as fit as can be, but the match fitness is what you’re after.  So, it’s actually good to get back a few weeks early.

Read more and the full article at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2013-02-28/you-cant-keep-a-good-king-down-#sthash.5xDk9Xss.dpuf

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 28, 2013, 10:28:01 PM
VIDEO: King talks return with Richo

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2013-02-28/king-talks-return-with-richo
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 06, 2013, 04:31:57 AM
Kingy just couldn't quite hang onto it. It would've been one of the best speckies of all time if he did.

(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280967.jpg)(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280968.jpg)(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280969.jpg)
(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280970.jpg)(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280971.jpg)(http://www.aflphotos.com.au/images/thumbs/450/2013/04/05/280972.jpg)
http://www.aflphotos.com.au/galleries/results/?q=collection:AFL%202013%20Rd%2002%20-%20St%20Kilda%20v%20Richmond&image_id=280967
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on April 06, 2013, 06:55:16 AM
Played a really good game. His pressure around the ground is very good. Kicked a nice goal too.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on April 06, 2013, 12:27:43 PM
He almost had it too.  3 or 4 grabs and touches of it but just couldn't quite get a hold.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mightytiges on April 06, 2013, 03:48:04 PM
He almost had it too.  3 or 4 grabs and touches of it but just couldn't quite get a hold.
Not saying it should've been paid as Kingy didn't hold on to it but did he have as much of it as Gary Ablett snr did jumping on Gary Pert's head?

Here's the vision of Kingy's near-speckie with MMM's commentary team going off about 'push-up': http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uo_xVEQBP3I
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on April 06, 2013, 04:25:36 PM
Nah not even close, ablett controlled it all the way down imo
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on April 06, 2013, 04:53:12 PM
King is playing very well!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 06, 2013, 05:51:28 PM
Gotta love the "oh s-it" look on his face in the 2nd still

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on April 06, 2013, 06:36:09 PM
Still trying to figure out how he got that high
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Owl on April 06, 2013, 09:06:53 PM
Kingy had as much as that as Gabblett senior did they did a replay comparison, neither of em should of been marks really, Moorecrofts the only one who held on and he looked like he stuffed his back on landing lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on April 06, 2013, 10:48:35 PM
Kingy had as much as that as Gabblett senior did they did a replay comparison, neither of em should of been marks really, Moorecrofts the only one who held on and he looked like he stuffed his back on landing lol

youre having a lend owl, ablett held it all the way to the ground, kingy wasn't close to controlling it.

And yeah moorcroft did stuff his back from that, pretty sure he confirmed that yrs later
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Go Richo 12 on April 06, 2013, 11:41:05 PM
Kingy had as much as that as Gabblett senior did they did a replay comparison, neither of em should of been marks really, Moorecrofts the only one who held on and he looked like he stuffed his back on landing lol

youre having a lend owl, ablett held it all the way to the ground, kingy wasn't close to controlling it.

And yeah moorcroft did stuff his back from that, pretty sure he confirmed that yrs later
The ball fell with Ablett as opposed to him controlling it,imo.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on April 07, 2013, 01:08:01 AM
Kingy had as much as that as Gabblett senior did they did a replay comparison, neither of em should of been marks really, Moorecrofts the only one who held on and he looked like he stuffed his back on landing lol

youre having a lend owl, ablett held it all the way to the ground, kingy wasn't close to controlling it.

And yeah moorcroft did stuff his back from that, pretty sure he confirmed that yrs later
The ball fell with Ablett as opposed to him controlling it,imo.

Yeah i agree, but imo the ball stayed still for long enough on the way down to be able to pay it or at least be a 50/50 call. He stuck his hand up, ball hit it and from there dropped and nestled down between his other arm and body as he fell. He wasn't juggling it on the way down, it was secured, albeit luckily. Kingy's on the other hand was constantly fumbled, but that's the last ill say on it, people will have differing opinions and its no biggie either way.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on April 07, 2013, 04:00:05 AM
Nah not even close, ablett controlled it all the way down imo

fumbled it all the way down u mean. no control at all
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on April 14, 2013, 06:34:01 PM
How good is this pocket battleship..thought he was awesome once again today
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: sabartooth on April 14, 2013, 06:36:44 PM
Who would win a fight between Jake v Steve Morris? Tough one to pick! :police:
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on April 14, 2013, 06:38:45 PM
Morris.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Penelope on April 14, 2013, 06:42:31 PM
didnt king beat richo in a wrestle?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on April 14, 2013, 06:43:20 PM
who would win a fight between morris and kingy?.....cotchin ,he always wins
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on April 14, 2013, 06:49:48 PM
who would win a fight between morris and kingy?.....cotchin ,he always wins

 :lol   :clapping
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on April 22, 2013, 10:14:55 PM
Word on twitter is Kingy has a grade 1 hammy. 6 day break may mean we rest him this week.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on April 23, 2013, 04:14:20 PM
Word on twitter is Kingy has a grade 1 hammy. 6 day break may mean we rest him this week.

Would rest him even if he and docs think he came up right. Hammys are dodgy buggers, you think you have em right then bam gone again and possibly worse
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 23, 2013, 04:16:54 PM
Sure I read in the Dimma's Press Conference thread that it was a knee to the back and not hamstring

Yep here it is:
"Hardwick is confident Jake King, who limped from the field against Collingwood after being kneed in the lower back, will be fit to travel to Perth."

From: http://oneeyed-richmond.com/forum/index.php?topic=17718.0

But then again when it comes to injuries at the RFC I take what's reported with a grain of salt  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tigs2011 on April 23, 2013, 05:40:14 PM
Sure I read in the Dimma's Press Conference thread that it was a knee to the back and not hamstring

Yep here it is:
"Hardwick is confident Jake King, who limped from the field against Collingwood after being kneed in the lower back, will be fit to travel to Perth."

From: http://oneeyed-richmond.com/forum/index.php?topic=17718.0

But then again when it comes to injuries at the RFC I take what's reported with a grain of salt  ;D
Probably broke his neck for all we know.  :shh
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: YellowandBlackBlood on April 23, 2013, 08:10:51 PM
I thought it was a knee to the lower back that ended up as a corked gluteal muscle
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 23, 2013, 08:15:13 PM
I thought it was a knee to the lower back that ended up as a corked gluteal muscle

Correct but the newspapers said hammy.

But on the Club's injury list on the website doesn't even list him as being "test"

Ditto no mention of Astbury, Griffiths who didn't play last week. Only one listed is Lonegran

That's my issue, blokes don't play because of injury and our injury list doesn't reflect that
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on May 05, 2013, 08:08:32 AM
Jake King probably lost count of the number of operations he had to have in the off-season, and he's continuing to rack up injuries in 2013. The flight to Perth last week wreaked havoc on his bruised back, with reports that he developed a blood clot that put him out of the clash against Fremantle. Despite the injury, King rebounded to play against the Cats. But if he thought his world of hurt was over, he was quickly disappointed. He copped a knock to his hand in the second quarter, which had him grimacing in pain, forcing him off the ground. But in typical King style, he returned to the field, battered, bruised and bandaged, yet determined. And he wasn't just making up the numbers, finishing the game with a personal best of four goals. It takes a lot to send Jake King out of the game these days.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-05-04/five-talking-points-rich-v-geel
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on May 05, 2013, 08:16:08 AM
If only we had a kpp like him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on May 05, 2013, 09:26:08 AM
Gotta love Kingy.

Just on the Perth flight wrecking havoc on his back, it was stuffed before he got on the plane. Why they flew him over when he was never going to play beggars belief
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on May 05, 2013, 09:29:14 AM
most of last nights senior team should have a long hard look at how kingy plays the game,And how he entered AFL football as nothing more than battler and how through working his butt off has made it.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on May 05, 2013, 12:49:23 PM
First small forward for Richmond in ages who has kicked more than 3 goals against a quality team. His attitude needs to be replicated by some of his teammates.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on May 05, 2013, 12:52:30 PM
My mates nephews want to be jake king when they grow up
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 05, 2013, 01:06:47 PM
My mates nephews want to be jake king when they grow up

My missus wants to be Mrs Jake King.   :o
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on May 05, 2013, 01:08:02 PM

 :bow :bow :bow :bow :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 05, 2013, 01:57:56 PM
It's amazing isn't it really, I mean how many on this forum bagged the crap out of him at the start of this year and had him playing for Coburg then delisted... :whistle
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on May 05, 2013, 03:42:27 PM
WA tiger that's why thankfully we don't run a football club :)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on May 05, 2013, 04:37:24 PM
WA tiger that's why thankfully we don't run a football club :)

 :thumbsup :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Golfprotiger on May 05, 2013, 05:41:12 PM
most of last nights senior team should have a long hard look at how kingy plays the game,And how he entered AFL football as nothing more than battler and how through working his butt off has made it.
:thumbsup x2
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on May 05, 2013, 05:44:20 PM
I will go out on a limb and say i am still not sold on king and would argue he is not best 22.

He is doing 'the selwood' every week - going to group, like he has been shot in both knee caps as soon as someone tackles him and he wins the free kick. If the umpires ever work this tatic out King is frankly stuffed as he in general does not get enough ball, or kick enough goals, and is ultra short.

Its hard to bag him after a 20poss/4 goal game but 95% he wont be in our next flag winning side.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on May 13, 2013, 12:41:41 AM
11 goals in 6 games so far in 2013 . Just going along beautifully is push up .

He is a ripper.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Smokey on May 13, 2013, 08:09:24 AM

He is doing 'the selwood' every week - going to group, like he has been shot in both knee caps as soon as someone tackles him and he wins the free kick. If the umpires ever work this tactic out

If the maggots ever do "work this out" then half the competition is stuffed because soooo many are doing it now.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Damo on May 13, 2013, 08:56:34 AM
Kingy is like a fine wine. Getting better with age.

I used to cringe when he had the ball in hand, he has improved his disposal so much over the last couple of years.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Willy on May 13, 2013, 10:52:27 AM
Everyone talks about his lack of skill, but he hardly every wastes it these days and he is actually a good set shot. Rarely loses a contest either.
7 goals in two weeks speaks for itself.
A mercurial opportunist in the other pocket would compliment him nicely.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Yeahright on May 13, 2013, 11:12:22 AM
Who needs a small forward who dances and prances to avoid tackles when Kingy runs right through em  :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on May 13, 2013, 02:08:02 PM

He is doing 'the selwood' every week - going to group, like he has been shot in both knee caps as soon as someone tackles him and he wins the free kick. If the umpires ever work this tactic out

If the maggots ever do "work this out" then half the competition is stuffed because soooo many are doing it now.

Yes almost everyone does it.

The ugliest part of the sport IMO.
Title: Jake King: Tiger tough (Age)
Post by: one-eyed on May 19, 2013, 12:55:04 AM
Jake King: Tiger tough
   
   Matthew Lloyd
    The Age
    May 19, 2013


Richmond's Jake 'Push Up' King has been integral to the Tiger resurgence. But he wants more.

MATTHEW LLOYD: How would you rate the Tigers' start to the season?

JAKE KING: Four and three you'll take it because you are in the positive, but we still have a lot of things we need to work on … as long as we keep improving we'll be happy.

What were your expectations at the start of the season?

It's always a funny one when people ask that, because if you say you don't want to play finals, you're kidding yourself. So every team wants to play finals football. I guess for us we needed to improve on last year and to improve then we have to play finals; and as a group we believe we're good enough and we're ready to take that next step.

What did you make of the criticism directed towards Jack Riewoldt, Brett Deledio and Trent Cotchin leading into the Port Adelaide game?

With all AFL footballers, they've all got a big ego and when you don't play to the standards that you believe that you're capable of playing, you get very upset. The boys were just disappointed. And I guess as their teammate, you're OK with that because they're only going to get better and they're only going to bounce back the next week. I didn't have a problem with them showing their emotions or feelings.

How much was the Age article written by Robert Walls mentioned among the boys?

I think Jack brought it up at the start and wasn't too impressed. But we all had a bit of a laugh about it, you know, it's someone's opinion and so be it. The thing is that it's not about sitting and dwelling on that one week of football and the boys were just rapt that they could actually stick it up him a little bit.

You were ranked 18 for tackling. Was that something Damien Hardwick made a focus of leading into the match?

Yeah, it was. We've always said that we have to get our competitiveness up a hell of a lot, and a lot of people judge it all on competitive footy and contested possessions but tackling's also a big part of it. It's something that we're going to continue to work on because we want to be known as one of those ferocious sides like the Tigers of old.

On the subject of your coach, how would you describe Dimma?

He's a ripper, to be honest. He's one of the boys when it's not football, but in saying that, when push comes to shove, he's the boss and he makes that clear. Dimma's a big believer that to have a strong football club, you must have good people, and he's really driving that, and I think he's doing an outstanding job.

Do you think he sees a bit of himself in you?

I've never asked him, to be honest. Everything that relates to me and him I'm a bit worried because he gets a bit nasty and tells me to go away.

You didn't make your debut until you were 23. Tell me about your football journey before then.

Growing up during under 18s football, I kept hearing that I wasn't good enough, I wasn't tall enough, skills weren't clean enough, so for me it just drove me further and made me compete even harder. From 16 to 18 I was getting told I wasn't good enough for under 18s footy, which hurt. I then went back to playing local football at North Heidelberg and I had a lot of good people around me. I had Robbie Powell, Jason Heatley and I had my brother and my uncle sitting there helping me out as much as they could with my local footy. I was just lucky enough that Essendon's recruiting manager Adrian Dodoro rang me when I was 21 after we won the grand final and said 'come down and do a pre-season'. I went down and did the pre-season with the Bombers and then I got told that I was probably a little bit too old for them but I had to take the next step and play VFL the following year. I was lucky enough that Coburg took me in, and Andrew Collins pretty much started my career there and helped me out enormously, and I was lucky enough to then get a chance as a rookie at the Tigers.

You're a plumber by trade, was playing AFL something you wanted from a young age?

I guess it's always someone's dream but when you get told that you're not good enough and you're not going to make it, it's a bit of a kick in the guts … Most people wouldn't dream of being drafted at the age of 22 and I guess when that happened for me, things took a turn for the better. When I had to choose between digging a hole and kicking a footy, it was a pretty easy decision.

In your first three years at Richmond you played 41 games for eight wins, three draws and 30 losses. It must have been tough going in the back pocket during that time?

Yeah, it was quite difficult. Although we didn't win many games, we were very tight and the boys always stuck together. We had good leadership in Kane Johnson, Troy Simmonds, Nathan Brown and Matthew Richardson who were always up and about and making the boys laugh. There wasn't a day where you'd think that you didn't want to be there. We were hurting but the players are like a second family, so we stuck it out, which was good.

Is 2013 the most confident you have been in the Richmond playing group?

I guess so, yeah. When you're playing, you can have all the skill in the world and you can go out there and be as fit as you can possibly be, and we believe we've had those things over the last couple of years. The next biggest one is belief - and that the boys have a strong belief of what's in front of them, and what they can achieve. Richmond's a good place to be right now.

Tell me how your move to the forward line came about.

That was made by Jade Rawlings when he took over from Terry Wallace in 2009. Jade said he wanted me to play a defensive forward's role on Sydney's Rhyce Shaw. It was a real defensive role that I had to play and I ended up kicking a few goals, and I played there for Jade from that moment on. Then when Dimma Hardwick came as coach, he said, I like the way you go about your defensive work and continued to play me there.

You average two goals a game this year and you've laid the most tackles inside forward 50 of any Tiger this season. You must be happy with your own form?

Yes I am, but in the end I just like winning as a team. It's funny because one of my most enjoyable games was against the Bulldogs. I actually didn't kick a goal in that game but we had won the previous two games so it was an important game for us to win. We had a game plan to beat them on the inside and it worked. The four points is more important to me than anything individual.

You've got a hard image and you've been suspended a fair few times but is it true that you're very conscious of it now?

Definitely, as you get older you get a bit smarter and a bit more mature in the way you go about things. Everyone gets frustrated but I guess it's just the way you're channelling it, and I guess I'm learning to channel everything in the right way now. When you're missing games it hurts the team and you start to realise that and you see it. I get frustrated just like anyone else, but you don't see Trent Cotchin doing anything silly, or Dustin Martin or Brett Deledio, so why should Richmond accept it from someone like myself.

How do you think Trent Cotchin is handling the captaincy this year?

I think he's stepped into it quite well. Chris Newman's been outstanding helping him and was able to direct him in the pre-season, and Trent's now taken the reins and he's leading the way. His leadership with training has been outstanding, and then on game day he always stands up when he needs to, but then also verbally will let the boys know what he thinks. He's got a good presence about him and the boys have huge respect for him.

You've captained a few NAB Cup games and practice games yourself. Is leadership something you want to be part of?

I believe that everyone's a leader in their own way. My issue is that I hate meetings and I hate sitting down with paperwork and everything like that. But I love the physical training and I love helping out my teammates and trying to get the best out of them. So if I lead, I try and do it in the ways that I know best.

Is it true that you only ever eat steak and potatoes? So on the night before a game, everyone gets pasta, you get steak and potatoes?

Oh, I do have a bit of a weird diet. I do like my red meat, yes. But the night before a game I have been known to have a fair few steak and potatoes on the interstate trips. It's just easier to cook and it fills the stomach so it makes me happy.

Where did the tag 'the push-up king' originate?

We did a gruelling boot camp several years ago with the SOG boys that a few clubs have used. We had to do a whole heap of push-ups and the winning team won Mars Bars and I think some soft drink. My team needed about 270 push ups to win and I was lucky enough to actually pump those push-ups out and ended up getting 303 and the boys ended up calling me 'push-up' after that. Then James Brayshaw took it to the next level.

How would you like to be remembered when your career's done and dusted?

To be respected by the blokes that I've played with and all of the Richmond supporters. Also that no matter the circumstance, I always had my teammates back and that I was a hard-working, honest bloke, I guess.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/jake-king-tiger-tough-20130518-2jtop.html#ixzz2TejpOMRM
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 15, 2013, 12:16:35 AM
Jake King will be on Ch 7's Saturday night preview show.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 15, 2013, 07:08:41 PM
Saturday Night Footy ‏@SNF7 twitter:

"Wondered why @Richmond_FC Jake King is called the #pushupking ? Coming up next on @SNF7 #AFLBombersSuns"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BMygQv_CUAExrVy.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on June 15, 2013, 07:11:38 PM
Getting interviewed now on Sat night footy!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Rampstar on June 16, 2013, 02:11:59 AM
this guy is gonna play well over 100 games of footy and I reckon hats of to him he deserves credit for the player he has become. has earnt respect.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Willy on June 16, 2013, 11:55:43 PM
Might get some butt-ugly father/son picks from Kingy! :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: gerkin greg on June 18, 2013, 11:34:18 AM
just signed a 1 year extension
Title: Jake King Signs Contract Extension / King Pushes On
Post by: gerkin greg on June 18, 2013, 11:46:21 AM
King to push on at Tigerland
By Nick Bowen
Exclusive to AFL Bigpond Network
11:08am AEST Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Jake King will extend his career at Richmond into an eighth season in 2014

SMALL forward Jake King has re-signed with Richmond for another season, extending his career at Punt Road into an eighth season.

King was due to come out of contract at the end of this season, but AFL.com.au understands Richmond has now secured him to the end of 2014.

The 29-year-old has become an integral part of the Tigers' attack in recent seasons since moving from defence.

King has lost none of his trademark aggression and defensive pressure as a forward, and has shown he can also hurt opposition teams on the scoreboard.

The forward joins skipper Trent Cotchin in re-signing this season, but the Tigers still have a host of out-of-contract players including Jack Riewoldt, Dustin Martin, Reece Conca and free agents Daniel Jackson and Chris Newman.

King was taken by Richmond as a 22-year-old in the 2007 Rookie Draft after a stint with its VFL affiliate Coburg.

He began his AFL career as a hard-checking defender and finished 10th in Richmond's best and fairest in his first season, 2007.

His career had appeared at the crossroads after he played just 22 games in 2008-09 and just one of the opening eight rounds in 2010.

It was then Richmond moved King forward and effectively revived his career.

He finished ninth in Richmond's 2010 best and fairest award despite missing seven games, and kicked a career-high 25 goals in 2011.

King is on track to better that tally this season, having kicked 16 goals in 10 games.

In 97 games, King has kicked 72 goals.

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-06-18/king-pushes-on


Edited to include AFL article
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on June 18, 2013, 07:23:52 PM
imo a lot hasnt changed with king for me we must do better.
we bought in a bloke called chris knights and he showed just how easy it is to do better thn jake.
he got hurt early in his 5th game but his kpis for a forward in the previous 4 games  are all opver king. and his general ball use decision making a mile in front.
capable of being a real part of rotations he found a lot more ball used it better had a better goal percentage and a better tackle percentage.

atm jake does deserve a game and i love him just as much as the next tiger supporter.who doesnt love the mongrel aggression and toughness but you need more than those things in todays game.
he is currently performing a role and thats great  but imo  you need to be more than just a defensive forward.

my point is id rather we play or more to the point find  a skilful player who can find a bit more ball who will play with similar aggression to king.
kingy performs arole atm but hes limited in what he can bring to the table.im nort saying get rid of him right now but i am saying we should be looking for and aiming for better if possible.

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on June 18, 2013, 07:32:03 PM
Ok so what your telling me is that if kingy stays fit and avoids suspension then we can celebrate his 100th against nought melbourne? Now we have a milestone to celebrate, hope we smash those penniless gypsies  :gotigers
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Ruanaidh on June 18, 2013, 07:32:10 PM
imo a lot hasnt changed with king for me we must do better.
we bought in a bloke called chris knights and he showed just how easy it is to do better thn jake.
he got hurt early in his 5th game but his kpis for a forward in the previous 4 games  are all opver king. and his general ball use decision making a mile in front.
capable of being a real part of rotations he found a lot more ball used it better had a better goal percentage and a better tackle percentage.

atm jake does deserve a game and i love him just as much as the next tiger supporter.who doesnt love the mongrel aggression and toughness but you need more than those things in todays game.
he is currently performing a role and thats great  but imo  you need to be more than just a defensive forward.

my point is id rather we play or more to the point find  a skilful player who can find a bit more ball who will play with similar aggression to king.
kingy performs arole atm but hes limited in what he can bring to the table.im nort saying get rid of him right now but i am saying we should be looking for and aiming for better if possible.
Young McDonough looks the goods. Is dual position (mid/forward), aggressive and forward in his development.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WA Tiger on June 18, 2013, 07:44:39 PM
Goodbye Nahas.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Damo on June 18, 2013, 08:36:40 PM
Goodbye Nahas.


x2
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on June 18, 2013, 10:37:58 PM
Goodbye Nahas.


x2

x3
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on June 19, 2013, 07:06:17 AM
Well done on the club resigning him
Title: Jake King on SEN
Post by: one-eyed on June 20, 2013, 01:11:30 PM
AUDIO: Jake King chats with the Morning Glory boys about his contract extension and Richmond's team-orientated brand of footy.

http://www.sen.com.au/audioplayer/Audio/Jake-King/8313
Title: Re: Jake King on SEN
Post by: one-eyed on June 20, 2013, 03:18:03 PM
AUDIO: Jake King chats with the Morning Glory boys about his contract extension and Richmond's team-orientated brand of footy.

http://www.sen.com.au/audioplayer/Audio/Jake-King/8313

* I was meant to play one game – and that was at the best.  Now, to get another contract and come closer to the 100th game (he’ll play his 98th against the Western Bulldogs on Saturday night), it’s a little bit surreal. I still pinch myself.

* For me, I still look at it as if to say, well, if I don’t get a kick, I don’t do my role, and I don’t perform as the coach is saying, then we’ve got plenty of boys at Tigerland that will actually take my spot quite comfortably. I still think that I can improve.

* We have our leadership group, and I’m not part of that.  But I get asked a lot of questions and if ever the leadership group needs help, or Dimma and the other coaches, I do get approached a bit, and I’m more than happy to voice my opinion. I guess it’s because I try and be honest in most ways I can. You never want to say anything hurtful, but to be a better club and to have a successful team, pretty much you need to have these people challenging your teammates, and each other, every day, whether you’re at training or on game day.

* I get a fair bit of responsibility game day.  I look after our forward line with regards to structures and making sure the boys are doing the right thing, and our game plan and game style is running the right way. So there’s a bit of responsibility, but it’s always a good thing to have.

Full article at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2013-06-20/the-rise-and-rise-of-jake-king
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on June 23, 2013, 12:53:16 AM
Kingy told Richo after the game that Dimma has told him if he gets into one more fight he'll get dropped. So that explains Kingy staying clear of the half-time siren melee. Mind you Kingy doesn't mind the old fashion jumper punch if it's one-on-one  ;D.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 23, 2013, 01:01:14 AM
Plays his 100th against Nought. :thumbsup
Milestone game for us. Karma Skataboners. :thumbsup
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 23, 2013, 10:31:31 AM
Adam Cooney is scared of him  ;D
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Eat_em_Alive on June 23, 2013, 10:33:41 AM
Plays his 100th against Nought. :thumbsup
Milestone game for us. Karma Skataboners. :thumbsup

 :lol bringing the whole family to this one, better bring some cans of cat food for the poor people in the locket end of ground
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Gigantor on June 23, 2013, 10:34:23 AM
Don't think Kingy sleeps with the light on
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: eliminator on June 23, 2013, 11:06:37 AM
Cooney was terrified of him. He was completely outmuscled by King.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on June 23, 2013, 11:23:47 AM
See the fear in Coondawgs eyes. He did not want to be there.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on June 23, 2013, 12:32:31 PM
Kingy told Richo after the game that Dimma has told him if he gets into one more fight he'll get dropped. So that explains Kingy staying clear of the half-time siren melee. Mind you Kingy doesn't mind the old fashion jumper punch if it's one-on-one  ;D.

Pretty sure dimma said he sent the runner out to tell kingy if he gets into one more fight he's not playing next week - kingy then had a fight with the trainer  :lol
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Hellenic Tiger on June 23, 2013, 01:21:58 PM
Plays his 100th against Nought. :thumbsup
Milestone game for us. Karma Skataboners. :thumbsup

 :lol bringing the whole family to this one, better bring some cans of cat food for the poor people in the locket end of ground

I have a cat and she would appreciate me to Fred her.
All three Nought supporters holding up that Roo Bewdy banner can fight the gulls over the disused mustard and sauce containers from my hot dogs. That should keep  all three of them distracted for the entire 120 minutes before they trudge off post match back into the sewers.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: lamington on July 21, 2013, 03:58:25 PM
Jake King's goal was sensational today. JB would've wet himself. He took 18 steps and took on 2 players!
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: (•))(©™ on July 21, 2013, 04:48:40 PM

I have a cat and she would appreciate me to Fred her.
All three Nought supporters holding up that Roo Bewdy banner can fight the gulls over the disused mustard and sauce containers from my hot dogs. That should keep  all three of them distracted for the entire 120 minutes before they trudge off post match back into the sewers.

I hope "Fred" isn't like "Rodger"
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Tigeritis™©® on July 21, 2013, 04:50:55 PM

I have a cat and she would appreciate me to Fred her.
All three Nought supporters holding up that Roo Bewdy banner can fight the gulls over the disused mustard and sauce containers from my hot dogs. That should keep  all three of them distracted for the entire 120 minutes before they trudge off post match back into the sewers.

I hope "Fred" isn't like "Rodger"
He sure does some strange things to pussy.  :rollin
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerTimeII on August 04, 2013, 07:31:47 AM
i hear he has a blood clot in his leg
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 12, 2013, 03:40:16 AM
Kingy was interviewed by Nathan Brown on the Sunday Footy Show yesterday:

* When he got drafted, his mum told him she was so happy because now he wouldn't end up in jail  :laugh:.

* It's only been the last 18 months that his footy has all come together.

* Kingy helps out Dusty. It's tough for some young blokes and he can pass on advice and his own experiences given his own background growing up in a rough area (Heidelberg). Dusty's dad rings Kingy to check on how Dusty is doing.

* Regarding the rumour back in 2009 (sprouted by Hutchy at the time) that he walked into Wallace's office and demanded Plough's resignation ---- Kingy said only he, Newy and the players know what really happened and he's comfortable with what was said and what he said at that time. According to Kingy, he had a heated face-to-face meeting with Hutchy set up by Glenn Archer at some cafe. Kingy didn't like how he was presented in the media by Hutchy. Apparently, Archer had to step in a times to cool the situation.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 14, 2013, 01:39:42 PM
VIDEO: Kingy on the Sunday Footy Show ...

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2013-08-14/king-on-the-sunday-footy-show
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on August 31, 2013, 03:48:09 PM
"Best #DISCOVERED of the year. Jake King takes us to the Tattoo shop! This Saturday on @SNF7"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BS4BzHCCQAAyQqF.jpg)
https://twitter.com/RadHughes/status/373237796875427840/photo/1

Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on September 03, 2013, 12:45:16 AM
"Best #DISCOVERED of the year. Jake King takes us to the Tattoo shop! This Saturday on @SNF7"

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BS4BzHCCQAAyQqF.jpg)
https://twitter.com/RadHughes/status/373237796875427840/photo/1
Here's a replay of Kingy #discovered on Youtube for those that missed it ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4XTESg_dUI
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on November 19, 2013, 08:23:41 PM
VIDEO: Push-up King spars with King Soliman

http://www.afl.com.au/video/2013-11-19/push-up-king-spars-with-king-soliman
Title: Jake “push-up” King meets his match in boxer Sam Soliman (Herald-Sun)
Post by: one-eyed on November 19, 2013, 08:26:05 PM
Jake “push-up” King meets his match in boxer Sam Soliman

    Daryl Timms
    From: Herald Sun
    November 19, 2013 3:47PM


IT WAS a battle of the two kings at Punt Rd.

In the blue corner was Richmond's Jake "The Push-Up" King, while in the red corner was Sam "King" Soliman.

Soliman, who will fight fellow Australian Les Sherrington for the WBA Pan Asia Boxing Association's interim middleweight title at Flemington on December 11, is no stranger to the Richmond gym.

For the past seven years he has taken the Tigers through boxing sessions and rates King and the recently retired Shane Tuck as the two top pupils from his class. He said the pair were ring savvy enough to use as genuine sparring partners.

King described himself as a "lover not a fighter" but that soon changed after putting the gloves on with Soliman in a solid workout which left the pair puffing so much that they could have blown out the candles on the cake that marked the boxer's 40th birthday last week.

After two lots of surgery at the end of the season _ one to repair a shoulder and the other on a foot - King said that for a change he'll be fully fit for the start of pre-season training.

"I've been able to move a bit earlier than previous years," King said.

"It was disappointing with the way we finished off the year, but that's football.

"Every side goes out and wants to improve and hopefully we can improve to take that next step."

King said the players were still "gutted" after losing the elimination final to Carlton and would get together when they resumed training to discuss the events and then move forward to 2014.

The small forward and his teammates will be at Soliman's fight, the first since his controversial win over German Felix Sturm in February when local authorities accused the Australian of testing positive to a performance-enhancing drug. He has since been cleared.

And while King got his nickname after doing 303 push-ups at a 2006 training camp, Soliman is also no slouch at the capper.

The alarm on his watch is set on the hour to single that it's push-up time as he completes sets of push-ups totalling 500 in a day. He warms up with four sets of 50.

http://www.news.com.au/sport/afl/jake-pushup-king-meets-his-match-in-boxer-sam-soliman/story-fnelctok-1226763730902#mm-breached
Title: King puts a long summer behind him (RFC)
Post by: one-eyed on February 20, 2014, 02:10:19 PM
VIDEO: Richo interviews Jake King ...

http://www.richmondfc.com.au/video/2014-02-20/king-returns



King puts a long summer behind him
richmondfc.com.au 
February 20, 2014 1:13 PM[/i]

“I had a big foot operation.  I hurt my big toe halfway through the season and it has been a big setback,” King told ‘Roar Vision’.

“We don’t think about it all that much, but it’s where you put all your pressure as a footballer – through the feet and through the big toe.

“That’s been causing me a bit of drama, but we’re on top of that now.  It’s all well and good and I’m back into full training with the main group.”

Read more at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2014-02-20/king-puts-a-long-summer-behind-him
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Dice on February 20, 2014, 04:32:50 PM
Call in Toby the toecutter !
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: The Big Richo on February 20, 2014, 05:28:21 PM
Weak as pee for the RFC to pretend it is a media outlet and then not ask the uncomfortable questions.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Willy on February 20, 2014, 07:46:26 PM
I go to RFC for all my news. That's how I learned that Benny Gale is Prime Minister
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Judge Roughneck on April 05, 2014, 06:03:08 PM
Not looking too flash
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: mat073 on April 05, 2014, 06:08:58 PM
Finished. I have enjoyed the push ups antics but it's over.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on April 05, 2014, 06:11:16 PM
Gorn
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Jackstar is back!!! on April 05, 2014, 06:14:22 PM
Goal last week
Goal this week
There is a few before him that should get dropped
Edwards and Grigg for starters
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Muscles on April 05, 2014, 06:14:51 PM
Has to make way for Flash, Arnott, someone, anyone.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: WilliamPowell on April 05, 2014, 06:16:00 PM

Terrific, just terrific TM
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: tony_montana on April 05, 2014, 06:20:16 PM
The fact the doggies put their best stopper on him shows hes rated by opposition sides. Nevertheless hes nqr atm
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on April 05, 2014, 06:21:41 PM
Was good today again but still needs to make better defensive decisions. "Corralling" players is not his go.  Still, if he doesn't get pushed out by the end of the year it's an indictment on our depth and list management. (as if today's result wasn't already enough of one)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: 🏅Dooks on April 05, 2014, 06:22:20 PM
Goal last week
Goal this week

Setting the world on fire
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on April 05, 2014, 06:58:56 PM
King is finished.  Wouldn't get a game at any other club.

Why we play guys like this and pick up delisted players is beyond me.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: flea03 on April 05, 2014, 07:38:49 PM
waste of oxygen
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on April 05, 2014, 07:45:51 PM
another whopping retun for kingy. great all round game racked up a massive 6 possesions. tackled himself into the ground with a whopping 3 tackles, lots of little things done as well with a whopping 1 1percenter was never out f the game he bobbed up every 15 minutes or so, and to top off an outstanding day   he hit the scorboard with a mind boggling brillianrt goal. just a fantastic day out for a defensive sml forward just has to play next week.  ::)
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Francois Jackson on April 05, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
he can pee off to the hells angels for all i care
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on July 17, 2014, 10:39:11 PM
Spirited Richmond small forward Jake King has his sights firmly set on a return to the playing field in the next couple of weeks.

Read more at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2014-07-17/king-keen-on-comeback
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Diocletian on July 17, 2014, 11:58:13 PM
Spirited Richmond small forward Jake King has his sights firmly set on a return to the playing field in the next couple of weeks.

Read more at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2014-07-17/king-keen-on-comeback

Hopefully because he just wants a farewell game.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: the claw on July 18, 2014, 07:07:54 PM
Spirited Richmond small forward Jake King has his sights firmly set on a return to the playing field in the next couple of weeks.

Read more at: http://www.richmondfc.com.au/news/2014-07-17/king-keen-on-comeback

Hopefully because he just wants a farewell game.
hope geez that word describes the rfc to a tee.  bet ya he gets a one yr contract  and we turn over just 5 or 6 including rookies. yep we are better than we have shown, cmon we are  really a top 4 side and we are locked and loaded. hhhhhaaaarrrrgggggghyhhhhhhhh hhhhhhaaaaarrrrggggghhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaarrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh.

everything and anything revolves around hope when it comes to footy at richmond. when it actually revolves around certainty good planning and consistency maybe, just maybe we will become a decent side.
heres a list of hope for ya.
we hope the following can go from mediocrity to good
s edwards elton, petterd, mcdonough, vickery, batchelor,  oh ffs i have to stop, easier to name the 4 or 5 who i can categgorically say are consistent good players.
hope the eternal word at richmond.  lets keep em all just in case they come good. when we can say definately maybe we can organise a list.

ffs jake king at 30yrs of age  and 8 yrs later we hope he can become a good consistent  player. yet theres every chance they will hang onto him.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: TigerLand on July 18, 2014, 10:57:43 PM
As long as finals are mathematically possible, King should come through the VFL.

If we can't play finals, give him a farewell game, he deserves it IMO.

I don't think we should have Jake on our list next year, however from all reports he would be great to stay in the role in some capacity off field.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: yellowandback on July 19, 2014, 05:59:58 PM
As much as I love Jake king! he doesn't need a farewell game,
Newman yes, King no.
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: Chuck17 on July 19, 2014, 06:02:37 PM
another whopping retun for kingy. great all round game racked up a massive 6 possesions. tackled himself into the ground with a whopping 3 tackles, lots of little things done as well with a whopping 1 1percenter was never out f the game he bobbed up every 15 minutes or so, and to top off an outstanding day   he hit the scorboard with a mind boggling brillianrt goal. just a fantastic day out for a defensive sml forward just has to play next week.  ::)

Are you being sarcastic?
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: lamington on July 21, 2014, 02:57:21 PM
another whopping retun for kingy. great all round game racked up a massive 6 possesions. tackled himself into the ground with a whopping 3 tackles, lots of little things done as well with a whopping 1 1percenter was never out f the game he bobbed up every 15 minutes or so, and to top off an outstanding day   he hit the scorboard with a mind boggling brillianrt goal. just a fantastic day out for a defensive sml forward just has to play next week.  ::)

Are you being sarcastic?

all signs point to yes
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on February 06, 2020, 07:13:41 PM
https://twitter.com/PaulAmy375/status/1225330273606221824
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: cub on February 06, 2020, 08:00:33 PM
No twitter please explain
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: taztiger4 on February 06, 2020, 08:13:03 PM
No twitter please explain

And there’s another big signing for Port Melbourne Colts and the Southern league: colourful former Tiger Jake King. Might be another ex-Tiger to come too....
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: one-eyed on February 07, 2020, 02:08:27 AM
Push-up King’s shock local footy return

Eliza Sewell
Herald Sun
7 February 2020


The push-up king is pumped about his shock return to football, announcing yesterday that he would be playing for free this year with Port Melbourne Colts.

King, 35, said he would be pulling on the boots in the Southern League’s Division One for love not money.

The nuggety forward played the last of his 107 AFL games for the Tigers in Round 3 2014.

But he was coaxed out of retirement because he lives around the corner from Port Melbourne’s home ground and is mates with the club’s long-time supporter Corey Hobbins.

“It’s the closest club to home, it just works out best for me, as well as knowing a few of the boys down there, it was just a no-brainer,” King said.

“The money was thrown around like you wouldn’t believe for one-off games, but I’m not into that. I just wanna have a bit of fun and a kick and go back to the way footy used to be.

“(Corey) has been talking to me about it for a while. And the way him and the boys speak about it down there reminds me of back at North Heidlberg in the ’90s and 2000s.

“It reminds me of that and that was a big family club, they were always the underdog and always the rough, raggedy sort of group so I thought, ‘you know what, the way Corey talks about it, mate, I’m happy to help out’.”

The Colts will play their first game this year against St Kilda City on Friday night, April 3, at the Peanut Farm in St Kilda.

King said friend Toby Mitchell would be in the crowd, lending his support.

“Yep, he’ll be there,” he said.

Colts president Steve Duvnjak said King was introduced to the club by Hobbins.

“He has been getting his tattoos from Jake for a little while now, so Corey decided the time was right to make a move on Jake and get him down to the club,” Duvnjak said.

“I caught up with Jake just before Christmas at Southbank and we had a couple of beers, a couple of grey goose vodkas to be exact, and he loved the idea of what we were doing and and build something outside of every day life.”

King would not discount the prospect of more former Tigers joining the Colts.

“We’re in talks at the moment. They said to me if I’m playing they wanna play,” King said.

King said he initially thought he would just help coach Lindsay Gilbee direct the forward line.

“The more I spoke about it the more I discussed game plan, game style, the more I became invested I thought, ‘you know what, I’d pull on the boots and play a few games myself’,” he said.

King has not set a limit on the number of games he will play.

“It will literally be go, train, help them out with their forward line and midfield stuff, play a couple of games and see how the body is and get it conditioned,” he said.

“If I can play two or three in a row, sure, we’ll see how it goes and see how the body holds up.”

King said he was about 89kg, four kilograms heavier than his playing weight at the Tigers.

“(My body) is not too bad. It’s no Dustin Martin,” he said.

King doesn’t care what number he wears.

“Dimma always used to say to me good players wear low numbers, so we’ll see what Port decided to give me on that one,” he said.

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/afl/more-news/former-tiger-jake-king-will-play-in-southern-league-after-being-coaxed-out-of-retirement/news-story/639dfa43d37ad26b366aa12d1d569a00
Title: Re: Jake King [merged]
Post by: lamington on February 07, 2020, 05:38:39 PM
Get James Bradshaw to commentate. PUUUSSHHH UPPP!!!!