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  1. i hope you win the crystal ball
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    https://www.3aw.com.au/jack-watts-says-its-been-an-emotional-few-weeks-following-his-trade-to-port-adelaide/ I'd recommend listening to this interview from this morning. Such a great guy and only wished the best for the club. None of us can comment yet whether this was or wasn’t the right decision by the club – this time next year we should. However, I think it is fair to say that it is all a very sad situation. He loved the club and wanted to stay, but the coaches didn’t see him being part of the success the hopefully not-so-distant future entails. I hope they are right that Watts might have been the anchor keeping us at the shore, but I am not convinced. Good luck, Wattsy, and thanks for everything! Go Dees
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    Me too still think there's hope tho... !
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    Don't think it's meant to be cryptic, his girlfriend is in pic and is overseas ATM so he's probably flying over to see her soon
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    I can't see Jack wanting to move interstate though - he has a girlfriend based in Melbourne and don't think she would move to Adelaide for the next 5 years.
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Oliver was just on SEN and pretty much sounded like Watts is gone - basically farewelled him and wished him good luck wherever he goes. But you never know, Oliver might be just as in the dark as we are Having said that, I think it's pretty obvious he's gone...just clinging onto some hope that he'll stay and this will all be a wake up call to turn him into an absolute weapon

    slightly different because Scully told us all he was staying, but most disgustingly, promised a dying jim stynes he would too. Scully is a rat and deserves every ounce of hate directed towards him By the sounds of it, Lever hasn't made any promises to Adelaide this year that he knew he wouldn't be able to keep

    Is this rumour about collingwood playing hard ball for him true/have any substance to it? If it does and they are offering two first rounders, this might make the deal a lot harder for us to land him. Collingwood are the biggest bloody disease to plague the earth
  9. Good Win? ... I don't know...

    There is nothing deft about what I said. I simply said that to disregard the impact of injury is ignorant and that we had some losses throughout the season that were unacceptable, but every team had them. What do you think Don Pyke thought when he lost to North, Hawks and perhaps even us? They too fielded entirely capable players - ones that had won them matches in previous games - but sometimes things just don't work. It happens in every team and it happens more frequently in teams that are a) young and b) have lacked consistent team structures throughout the entirety of the year due to INJURY. The point of my post is that this season we lacked CONSISTENCY in team structures, which consequently led to INCONSISTENCY in our wins in conjunction with other factors. I agree that injury wasn't the sole reason we didn't make finals - I never said that once in my post. Of course there are other reasons and the most simple answer is that we just weren't ready. Next year we should be and that is what I expect - if we don't, that's when we can come back here and start analysing what is wrong. For now, I think we sit right about where we are and where we should be. There has been linear progression and maybe it's not as fast as we all want it, but with patience, we will get there. Anyway, I was just sharing my reflection on the year, it wasn't directed at you at all.
  10. Good Win? ... I don't know...

    Again, in regard to the injury point of discussion, it is a really ignorant thing to deem its impact a “furphy”. We really suffered the curse of injury this season and it didn’t impact us only in the fact that it hit some of our most important players in Gawn, Hogan, Jones, Viney, etc., but it also affected our consistency. It should be no surprise Richmond was one of the top teams and is in the grand final given their almost non-existent injury list throughout the entirety of the season. Having a consistent team and settled side is such a pivotal factor in having success and that is something we simply did not have all year. We were constantly having to make changes and adapt to new team structures due to injuries to key position players and a lot of them were long-term injuries. I mean, honestly, who would have thought we would be playing Tom McDonald forward and Pederson in the ruck for a large portion of the season? Simon Goodwin certainly wouldn’t have. In what has been a truly testing and challenging season for Goodwin in his first year as coach, I think he has done an unbelievable job. If this were Roosy, I don’t think anyone would be half as sceptical. Of course, there are flaws and our season was marred by unacceptable losses – but most teams have them and in a young and developing side, they happen more frequently. If you think otherwise, you had unrealistic expectations on what we should have achieved this year. I had twelve wins as the target mark for the season to be a pass and we achieved that. We only narrowly missed out on finals and it hurt A LOT, but that is how it is. I don’t have a loser attitude, I just have a realistic one – we were never ready to do serious damage in finals and while it would have been better to just make it an experience it, it wasn’t to be. If we go backwards next year, that is when question marks will be raised; but for now, I think we are okay. Goody is learning, but I think he has what it takes to lead the boys to a premiership.
  11. Trade rumours

    https://au.sports.yahoo.com/afl/a/37206220/jack-watts-opens-up-on-2017-season-and-trade-talk/ for all the watts trade rumours - though this is nothing concrete - I think this is the best indication we've got so far about where he will be next year.
  12. Tiger success and luck

    I'm so jealous. Why can't this be Melbourne

    Dave Misson's wife is the principal of Melbourne Girls Grammar.....
  14. VFL Semi Final - Casey Demons v Richmond VFL

    agree re JKH, i don't see him being a big part of our future - has some strong games at VFL level but that's about it. Stretch, I'm still hopeful of. He was in awesome in 2016 but seems to fallen out of favour in 2017. I reckon give him another strong preseason and he could become a legitimate gun.
  15. VFL Semi Final - Casey Demons v Richmond VFL

    what happened to brayshaw? wasn't actually a bumb was it?