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  1. Reads the play very well. And can kick it well. Also in the highlights went forward so that’s handy. Hell be given time given there’s no immediate need.
  2. They were saying on the draft last night that he was considered top 10 last year before injury.
  3. Like the look of this guy. And the most competitive player in the draft comment immediately would have put him in our sights. Looks a very lively and quick player.
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    Preseason Training - Week commencing 6/11/17

    It’s a good look with older players coming back and it gives the media a story. However I don’t mind players having the extra time. It looks like Gawn and Jones etc are doing some work overseas anyway. Also Jones and Gawn had soft tissue injuries last year so no need to rush back. Also Tmac has had his ankles done. It is good however to see the likes of Bugg and Pedersen back. There’s plenty of competition for spots next year.
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    Viney's Foot

    Viney is the kind of player who can afford to miss start of pre season. He’s a beast of the track so can make up for lost time. I’d put Tamc in the same category. The foot injury not ideal but seems to be going ok now.
  6. Great work getting the interview. And what a great interview it was. Jako was amazing and had such great recall of his time at Melbourne. Great to hear he's still a massive dees fan.
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    Well done to FD on our 2017 trade week

    I'm happy with the trade period. On the face of it we over paid for Lever and got unders for Watts. But Lever is a gun. Number one intercept player in the league and only 21yo. Can understand crows wanting a lot for him. You can talk about stringing things out and walking players to the draft but we just want to get deals done. Our list is young and right in the frame for finals and even a Premiership push. Bringing in a quality 21yo works. Watts I would have hoped for more. But the club wanted him out and Port couldn't really give anything higher. Realistically we wouldn't have got much more than 25ish. Balic for nothing. Can't go wrong.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    Good post. Agree. we've been crying out for leadership for years. Now we've got some and if players don't fully commit they'll soon be heading for the door if they don't turn it around.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    I remember Kochie saying post Port finals loss that he didn't want guys there just for a pay check. From some of the comments it almost sounds like Watts just about fits into that basket. Especially with his perceived lack of commitment.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    In the end a good deal for Port. However realistically we wouldn't have expected much or anymore than 25. Unfortunately for Melbourne Port the only club willing to cough up. Geelong were keen but apparently wanted to flip us a pick in the 50s. We pay a part of Watts salary. Big deal this happens all the time. Especially when the club is offloading a player. It's not like we're going to be paying his whole salary. There are obviously some issues with Watts. Mahoney alluding to some preparation issues but said it was mainly that after 9 years he hasn't performed tomthe expected level. I think reading between the lines of the recent Jones Goodwin and Mahoney interviews they expect more from him outside of performances for a 9 year player. Probably not setting the example. In terms of team structure we have brought Lever in and will likely play Tmac forward with Hogan and possibly Weideman/Pedersen. Or we'll go more mobile with Vandenberg or Tim Smith as options who provide pressure. Anyway sad to see Watts go as he was a fan favourite over the years. But I'll back the footy department.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    If trade Shouter said it then lock him into Geelong.
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    Trade rumours

    I think they are trying to boost traffic to their site or Facebook page or whatever they've got going on. Can't see us dealing Hogan out if he's happy to stay.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    In regards to the deal with Port sending 2 picks for 1. Do GC need 2 picks in the 30s? I don't think points matter as they don't have the academy players to pick. Or do they? If we can get the deal done though that'd be great.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts is a very talented athlete and footballer. That talent will get you so far. You can as Jack did, win the Lark Medal. However once you get to an AFL club you need to work extremely hard. I'm not sure he's had the work ethic, drive or commitment. However I also feel the club has some responsibility as well. For example he should have been playing some school footy in year one. I remember hearing Robert Shaw who I think may have coached him. He said Watts played one game and on strict instructions had limited minutes etc. apparently almost won them the game to. The clubs development of young players was very poor at the time and the fitness regime was apparently lacking. So unless you had the drive and work ethic of Nathan Jones you might struggle. When Roos came on board he had to repair and build relationships. He needed to build confidence in guys like Watts. He needed to take a soft approach with the some of the players. Goody has taken a tougher approach and brought a hard edge to the place. We saw earlier this year that clearly Watts wasn't meeting standards. And it appears he possibly didn't commit himself to rehabbing his hammy. Personally I'll be happier if he stays but if we get a decent pick then I can live with it. I'll be disappointed if the club flips him for pick 31.
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    Farewell Jack Watts

    Reckon Mahoney working furiously to get a third club involved. Otherwise we're going to flip him to port for pick 31. Hopefully we'd keep him in that instance.
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