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About At the break of Gawn

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  1. Farewell Jack Watts

    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/jack-watts-needed-to-leave-his-demons-behind-20171020-gz4u1r.html Quite a good article from Pete Ryan.
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    I don't think that's necessarily true, nor is Jack's approach wrong. There are plenty of players with 2 or 3 kids who would consider their family as the no.1 thing in their life and can still manage to give 100% intensity. It's all about the focus and bringing that intensity when required. Unfortunately for Jack, he's never been an aggressive player and for a coach who's asking for a fierce competitor he doesn't fit the bill. He can still be a very useful player in the right team with enough competitive beasts to allow him to add that layer of polish.
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    It was a sad day for the club (well, for most supporters). I feel it's just now or never for this football club. You [censored] off a heap of your fans by trading a favourite son, and for some people, it alludes to the fact that we got the 2008 draft wrong. If they don't make finals next year they might as well shut the doors, because good luck preaching hope after what we've endured over the last 10 years.
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'm waiting for it to hit AFL.com
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'm waiting for the autobiography "Watts happened? - The real story of my footballing escapades"
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Tmac's leading patterns were woeful in half of the games he was forward. It's why Roos didn't have him in there for long stints when he experimented it in 2015/16. He's a better contested marker than Jack, but to claim that he's a better forward than Jack just because he has had a 5 goal game is laughable. It's like saying Scott Cummings was a better forward than David Neitz because he kicked 10 in a game once.
  7. Mahoney, get away

    The only real blunder was the Josh Kelly one, but the whole FD had input on that.
  8. Farewell Jack Watts

    Yep, and tried to do it to JJ and then Beveridge took over and now he's a norm Smith medalist. In the right environment, Watts will flourish. Roos had it, and hopefully for Jack's sake, Ken will be the same. 2018 is going to be a fascinating year to see how the players respond to Goody and the coaching group after what's happened over the off-season.
  9. Farewell Jack Watts

    So are you saying they're trading him because he doesn't live and breathe football (i.e. a cultural misfit), JJT?
  10. Farewell Jack Watts

    If he ends up staying, we might as well create a sub forum for Jack. Do doubt there'll be a 100 page thread on how his pre-season is going and critiquing his daily decisions like doing bicep curls rather than Romanian deadlifts in the weights room.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    Regardless of where he ends up, it's good to see Jack has stayed in Melbourne this whole time, and from the looks of it, working out at Rob Jackson's cage. I'm sure he probably had to stay due to the trade news, but it might be a blessing in disguise for his performance in 2018. His 2016 holidays was the US (probably the worst place for your diet) and then I think Bali.
  12. Maynard and King ... signed up!

    Am I imagining things or did Maynard not get any votes in the B&F? I know he only played one game but would that mean that none of the coaches thought he played his role? Most of us on here thought it was a decent debut.
  13. Farewell Jack Watts

    That's contradictory to what Mahoney said. Said it was purely performance and money wasn't even a factor.
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    For those interested. For the Watts haters, please direct comments to Ralphy, I'm just doing a copy and paste. --- IS JACK WATTS REALLY THAT BAD? Jon Ralph - Herald Sun JACK Watts is gone from Melbourne, pushed out in an amazing turn of events. He probably doesn’t care to look back any more given he has moved on to touring clubs like Geelong and Port Adelaide. -----------
  15. Farewell Jack Watts

    Agree on this. The only inclination I got from listening to the interview is that Goodwin harped on Watts' weaknesses and rarely praised anything good he did - a method that has never worked for JW. The only other point was that Jack and Jake were both blindsided by the their respective club's decision.
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