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  1. TOUGHNESS Versus SKILL

    I think you want toughness and skill. But the toughness or, more to the point, competitiveness, is a non-negotiable. Every player needs it. You just need to find competitive players that have skill too. Having skilled players that don't compete is no good.
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'd liken it more to a school 'asking a student to leave'. They both agree and then the school writes a nice letter of recommendation for the student. But, despite the coy public chats, the reason is obvious to both parties.
  3. Trade rumours

    Possibly infinite, depending on how accidentally forfeited picks (eg, calling it an ineligible player) are treated.
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    Our club currently has Jake Lever and doesn't have Jack Watts. I think that is extremely good.
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    The club will definitely care about your email. They will probably take it into account when making future decisions.
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Post more, please. We need more posts of this type and quality.
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    We have just as many as Richmond did.
  8. Dangerfield was also a free agent. Geelong could have got him for nothing, but instead paid more than we did for Lever.
  9. Fully agree. We haven't been in this position for a while, but now is the time to use good picks to get guaranteed value in important positions. More kids doesn't help us much anymore. If we picked Lever at pick 4 with 3 years of development, then we'd be very excited.
  10. Two things. We could drag it out, but getting a deal done early means that we can do other deals too. We have consistently shown players and player managers that we are a club that can get a deal done. That makes us a more attractive club for players. It's probably post of the reason why Lever chose us.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    I understand that Watts is a popular player, but I have been genuinely surprised by the amount of feeling his trading is generating.
  12. Farewell Jack Watts

    That wasn't the deal. In fact it was part of a series of trades that got us Clayton Oliver.
  13. Clayton Oliver incident

    I have worried about Oliver's propensity to get baited from others since he was drafted, since his hilarious Facebook commenting on a post mentioning him. He has continued doing it, which is unusual among professional players. He's not bad at it, but I was worried, since my own experience with such players is that they can be easily manipulated into performing poorly and stupidly. However, his form has been very consistent, regardless of what he is or isn't doing and regardless of what the opposition do to him. As such, I'm far less worried. When he plays he apparently just lives in the moment and plays footy.
  14. Post Match Discussion - Round 12

    Actually, we also got the draft pick that we traded (along with our first rounder) for pick 3. With pick 3 we selected Clayton Oliver. So, in essence, we traded Howe and a first rounder for Oliver (and Kennedy).
  15. The Petracca v McCartin debate reprised

    I think Petracca is going to be the better player, but I'd be reluctant to go too hard against McCartin. He could easily be an excellent player. If you want a comparison, I think Josh Kennedy is the right one for Paddy, in terms of style. Straight line, hard leading, contested marking forward inside 50. His output was similar at the same stage of their careers. I'd rather Trac, though. We don't desperately need McCartin for structural reasons, and Trac is a special talent.
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