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  1. Farewell Jack Watts

    just to the SA version.....
  2. Farewell Jack Watts

    History will judge the quality of this decision. I have no idea if this is a good or bad decision. What I do know is that with Jack, it was a buyer's market and there were not that many buyers out there. I think that fact says a lot. In the end, I believe that the FD had a look at the situation, had a look at the offer and bit the bullet. I think there was consideration given to the immediate impact on the club with the players and the supporters and also on the longer term impact on such things as list structure and flexibility with contract negotiations in the next few years. We do have a number of players that we want to retain such as Petracca, Hunt, Oliver, Gawn and Brayshaw. Jack being moved on may be, not just a catalyst for improved player application and performance, but it may also give us more flexibility in the medium term future. For me the interest will be in the reaction of the players. Good win will either have buy in 100% or he will have a very difficult path to walk. Listening to the players talk of Goodwin this season, I had the impression he was looked upon as part of 'the group'. this post season might just adjust a few player's view of him and set the necessary distance between him and the players
  3. Farewell Jack Watts

    I see no evidence that this decision was taken quickly.
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    I think that the change of the head coach position since that contract was signed explains that. I think it is clear that Goodwin would not have supported that contract. As I understand it, not all on the coaching panel agree with giving jack the option of looking for other options at this stage.With something like this, within any group, you will get a range of opinions.
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    I disagree. I think there is far less than is being made of this by the media. A serial under performer for the 9 seasons he has been on the list and the club has said, best you have a look at other options. If we can get value in a trade that you agree to, we will take it. Since that time I think the club has been mainly very disciplined and consistent in all that it has said. Jack will either stay or go. Whichever it is, it is up to jack as to how he responds. I think that the AFL media has made a mountain out of a molehill. In my opinion, if you strip away the media hype, the football club has handled it well whatever the outcome. I back the football department to make the right decisions.
  6. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    oops... here...have a couple of extra 's's to fill in where they should have been.... one tacked on to the end of 'report' and the other in the middle of 'desert' along side it's mate...
  7. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    Have there been any report of suicide by desert spoon yet?
  8. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    Maybe ya gotta be there............
  9. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    oh dear....oh dear oh dear.....
  10. 2017 Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy

    I might bring the Pacos over next year and offer to do the music.... we do a great Latin Guitar version of A grand Old Flag. has to be be better than the yodeling banjo player that is there now.
  11. Trade rumours

    A thought: not a rumour. It appears that there is an increasing number of players that are looking to move within the trade period and that has been the result of the push by the players association. What will be the impact of this over time? Will it mean that the clubs have to re-think what they offer and what they ask for? With the increasing number of trades that are looking to get done I believe it will have the impact of lowering the value offered and asked for. In my opinion, the AFL should shorten the trade period to 7 days and allow the negotiations to take place for 24hrs of those 7 days and that those 7 days should be immediately prior to the draft. I think this would concentrate the minds of the footy departments in the clubs. Any club that is not fully staffed and working towards the evolving nature of the draft/trade scenario and is not showing flexibility and imagination in this area will be left behind. I believe the trading period is much more important than the draft as the trade period gives a club a chance to make immediate structural changes to the list rather than wait on the development of youngsters.
  12. Trade rumours

    How about 10, Neal-Bullen and a swap of next years second rounders for Lever? Wonder if they are prepared to back themselves for next season.
  13. Trade rumours

    Had an email from friend who said that within the club there was a difference of opinion on the best course of action was with Jack at the end of the season. While there was agreement on what was initially put out there, there is a bit of dis-satisfaction about how it has so far run its course and the framing of the perception that he is out the door and it is shut behind him. I think the relationship between the Club/footy department and Jack is not completely ruptured and there is a fair chance that Jack will be in Red and Blue next season. I have been told it is 50/50 at this stage. Staying or going will be dependent upon how the trade period unfolds, what might be offered for Jack and what deals and opportunities might come our way. I think it will be a very fluid situation with jack the whole way through the trade period and the longer it takes to do a deal the more chance there is of him remaining. As to the Lever situation, would Neal-Bullen added into the equation some how swing it? not sure how it could be worked.
  14. Trade rumours

    Club divided? Give me a break! A difference of opinion about a player....hardly any sort of deep rift or division....
  15. Trade rumours

    I think that there is a very clear understanding in the market of the position Watts is in at the moment. The club do not need to 'shop him around' or put him on the table but they would listen to any approaches that were made. I believe that they have a very clear idea of the ambitions they have for this trade period and how to achieve them. As to what is the value of Jack Watts I think that is a very fluid concept dependent upon the perception of the club making the offer and the way that the trade period unfolds over the ten days. Circumstances might dictate that we need a pick in a particular range to close a deal. In a case like that we may take a deal to close a deal that we thought would be to our long term advantage.