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  1. The Jack Watts in 2018 Thread

    And, for the last time, don’t call me Shirley.
  2. The Jack Watts in 2018 Thread

    Thanks for that. At first, I thought you had posted it to warn me then I realised you were just answering my question! I will try to ensure my VLQ (Vitriol Level Quotient) is suitably low. Hopefully, others will also do their best. Again, thanks.
  3. The Jack Watts in 2018 Thread

    What events, DD? ps Wiseblood. 15% would normally mean 15% each year. If he’d put a dollar figure on it e.g. $150k over 2 years, that would equate to $75k each year.
  4. The Jack Watts in 2018 Thread

    A big call. As a couple of others have suggested, he was travelling pretty well for much of last season. Anyway, he's gone now and I hope that the FD will have a real good look at what happened and try to improve the way in which we deal with talented, intelligent players of his ilk. There is no single approach which works with all types of players and, in Watts' case, whatever they decided to do simply didn't work as well as we (and he, I suspect) would have hoped. There is a great need for players that have limited imagination, who can follow instructions and inspire by example. There is also a need for the type of player with an appropriate skill-set that can recognise an obscured opportunity and grasp it. These players are more difficult to counter because they are less predictable. An appropriate mix of both types would hopefully produce winning football. Occasionally, one player will be a mixture of both (e.g. Dangerfield, Ablett Jnr). It will be interesting to see who emerges to fill this apparent void.
  5. The Jack Watts in 2018 Thread

    So, pleased to see Jack get off to a positive start and being well supported by his senior coach. How did we manage to get this one so wrong? Classic MFC! Hopefully, we can beat them in the GF.
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    Saty, Can you not remember when you meticulously reported the training sessions every couple of days until you got sick of people questioning your commitment, motives, loyalties, etc until you basically stopped reporting? At the time I didn't blame you because I thought much of the commentary was puerile and simply dumb. It is a shame to see you become one of those taking cheap potshots at others who care sufficiently to post. Frankly, I preferred the old, less supercilious version. FWIW You will be judged by the company you keep. Find better role models e.g. Old Dee.
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    I'm with you, I think. Not once have I seen or heard anyone from the Football Dept acknowledging their responsibility for this failure. Not one person in the FD has said that they were unable to find a way to trigger JW's undoubted potential. As far as they're concerned, the fault is all is the player's. As they say in the classics, 'Weak as [censored]'! We have yet to see the winning formula realised and they need to be aware that their performance should be analysed and responded to in exactly the same way that JW's has been. I hope my instincts are wrong but if they are not, I hope they will be hung out to dry and humiliated in the same way.
  8. Farewell Jack Watts

    And to you, Ernie 'well said'. One last 'last comment' from me on this sad & sorry saga; the focus now moves back to where it always belonged, the ability of the Football Department to maximise potential, devise a winning strategy and motivate a team to enact it.. Having 'fire-sold' a favourite, the bed has been made and they are about to lay in it. I hope that the pressure is keeping them awake at night looking for the winning formula.
  9. Farewell Jack Watts

    What you fail to acknowledge is that raw talent and intelligence is, of course, generally not enough unless it is supported by competent coaching. We are taliking about the possibility of realising potential and sadly, Jack has had more than a fair share of really poor coaches. I'm hoping but am not overly optimistic that Goodwin is not another one that a talented playing group has to tolerate. Once again, I thing Roos is the stand out exception to the coaching debacles. Elvis has now definitely left the building.
  10. Farewell Jack Watts

    This is not right. No one should be surprised by what they find out at an exit interview. Competent coaching would require continuous feedback about a player's performance and an 'exit interview' should merely be an opportunity to summarise the season past and agree on a strategy for the future. If there is any doubt, this meeting is the best opportunity to clarify any confusion, I would have thought.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    So much for my last post! For what it's worth, P.Attack, your disrespect for me and my opinion is only exceeded by your disrespect for the player and his efforts. If you don't 'wanna' (sic) make it sound like a potshot at me, don't make such an arrogant and personally directed statement. If you can't respect my opinion, so be it. Frankly, this board would be much better served with you off it. Satire is about the use of mockery and ridicule to criticise. That wasn't my intention and you needn't try and suggest it was. CP should ask you to stop bringing his name into disrepute.
  12. Farewell Jack Watts

    Perhaps my last contribution to this discussion. I have watched Jack Watts both during games and at training since he joined the club. I was at his debut when no-one flew the flag on his behalf when he got his first touch and right through to the end of 2016 when I moved O/S. I have seen him run selflessly week after week and watched him being ignored by his team mates. And wondered why the coaches didn't instruct others to honour leads. I have been amazed that his loyalty to the club hasn't wavered and wondered why, unlike another No.1 pick, he didn't tell the MFC to GAGF. I still believe that the club will be poorer IN EVERY REGARD if he goes. To me, it is a sad indictment of all (except Roos) his coaches both line and senior that they haven't been able to help him reach his potential. Macca may be great with the kids but he too has let JW down. If he does leave, I hope that he continues to disappoint but I know in my gut that he's a great player and will rise to the top with the right coaching. I have watched this team since 1957 and genuinely believe JW has the wherewithal to be one of the greats. Goodwin is simply wrong and everyone will suffer for his poor judgement.
  13. Farewell Jack Watts

    A shaving reference! New thread required.
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    The fact that Jack has been in the media spotlight for so long and his perceived flaws so exposed for so long, that the indicated clubs have chosen to explore the possibilities surely says something about the man and the player. Hinkley and Scott (and maybe Bucks & Horse) are neither inexperienced or dumb. What are we? Maybe JW is rightly sick of unappreciative and unsupportive coaches at MFC. I hope not.
  15. Farewell Jack Watts

    And why do those who keep on quoting his B&F finish not point out that the very Football Department that decided he needs to go are the same ones that vote in the B&F?? This same FD that ignored Cam Pederson regardless of his impressive performances until they were forced to select him because of injuries to others. This whole JW saga is disgusting and disappointing. The MFC has found yet another way to shoot itself in the foot. The President should be very certain that he's providing useful strategic advice that action being taken benefit the club. The fact that other clubs are lining up for someone who has demonstrated skill, loyalty, fortitude and good humour should be sending a message. Jack's behaviour should be rewarded not transferred.