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  1. Farewell Jack Watts

    Too an extent, if you take out his pinch hitting in the ruck due to Gawn been injured I would say he would be selected in the fwd line behind hogan, Tmac, Garlett and Petracca. He’s basically competing with Pedersen, Weideman and Hannan already for the last 2 spots. Hannan and Weideman both could go past him next year. Point is at the end of the day he had trade value, we have seen his ceiling in 2016 and he was imo starting to fall towards been a fringe player.
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts was on borrowed time as it stands, unless he found his 2016 form he would have spent more and more time in the 2nds. With Lever coming in, Tmac going fwd and Pedersen and Weideman playing the 3rd tall he would not have had a spot. Better to get something for him now than nothing in a year or 2
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    What do you expect his father to say, of corse he is going to take Jacks side and believe what Jack has told him about how it all went down. You either believe the line the club has put out there since last pre season, or you believe Watt's that he was blind sided by the whole thing or you site some where in between. Personally I don't think there is any conspiracy, what did the club have to gain by lying about Watts condition during the preseason last year, no one was disputing it then, but now that he is been traded people are questioning it. The club has been consistent on this matter since last year
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts value and rated ability is evident by what the other teams are willing to pay for him an offer of 29 tells me is that they rate him as a speculative pick up which your stats above show. Us on demonland tend to over rate our own, to everyone out side the demonland bubble Watts is a joke of a player and will be no great loss to us if and when he goes
  5. End of year delistings

    Shame about Kennedy, still thought he had something to offer and had improvement left in him, in his senior games last year I thought he held his own and found it odd they didn’t give him a look in this year despite his form in the vfl.

    If they refuse the picks they risk getting nothing, I’m sure dees could get him through to pick 10
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    People said the same thing when we traded Sylvia out, this will be no different. If he ends up at port I’d say there is a fair chance he ends up playing some portion of next year in the reserves. He will be a fringe player for them at best.
  8. Farewell Jack Watts

    Its always speculation as this isn't public but i recall in the player payment lists that get published from time to time had watts as our top earner in the 2011-2013 contract period
  9. Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts has been one of our highest paid players over his journey and for what he has delivered we owe him no loyalty, his papers were stamped the moment he turned up to training this year underdone, just like Stinger at dogs it sets a bad example to young players and splits the playing group when someone isn't 100% committed.
  10. Farewell Jack Watts

    He could be used as part of a trade to get Lever, if you really wanted another like Jack then pick up Menzel as a FA, they are both dead eye kicks at goal who don't tackle, he's a better contested mark than Jack but wouldn't be able to go up the ground as much.

    According to some quotes from Brian Waldron below, Watts and Salem are up as trade bate to secure Lever. For mine Watts has had his chance but Salem still has so much upside and we need more like him https://www.sen.com.au/news/2017/09/15/plough-shocked-young-dee-is-up-for-trade/
  12. Trade rumours

    I don't know who your source is but I have a family member who works as an assistant at port and that could not be further from the truth. Believe me I ask every time we catch up as I would love nothing more than for this to be the case.
  13. Assuming we do end up getting Lever and he is on 700-800k. Petracca, Oliver, Viney, Hibberd and others if they perform will all be within there rights to ask for more than that and more and if they don't get it to walk. We could be setting a bad precedent which will cost us players in the future. As you can only pay a hand full of players at that rate and I would assume Gawn, Hogan and Jones would already be on that we might end up losing a few if they put the foot down.

    Except by the time that happens Pedersen and Lewis will be retired or on last legs, with Jones and Garlett not far behind. And we would have traded out any sort of depth. Having said that it would all be worth it for a flag. I like to think (foolishly) we already have all the right players and we just need more time.
  15. 2018 - Minimum 16 wins EXPECTED

    My bad thought we were bottom 6 last year, must have been thinking of 2015. Still it does get exponentially harder to win more games since those wins need to come against better sides. I hope Goodwin has a plan B up his sleeve next year as our style of play got found out more and more as the year went on. Most of our wins in the 2nd half of the year were due to talent and not tactics. A reason why Brad Scott beats us time and time again, he's a better coach than his brother.