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  1. Very disappointing. He took Saints to the Grand Finals with no injuries. Knows how to build up the conditioning required.
  2. Boot Camp 2017 cancelled by Players

    Plenty of over reactions on this thread. This decision forced by the Players Association not the players as suggested will make absolutely no difference come season start. The boys are still going to be trained into the ground, they are still going to be made to hurt and sweat red & blue for our club and their team mates. This has no reflection on their desire to win, their desire to play for their gurney, their desire to move up the ladder. Internally the expectation is 15 win in season 2018. Take a couple of deep breaths, this is no biggie.
  3. Poll: Rate our Trade Period

    The club achieved all its goals, I just wish one of those was not kicking Watts out for whatever they could get.
  4. Farewell Jack Watts

    I read it on the Rumors Page and then directly asked to confirm or otherwise.
  5. Farewell Jack Watts

    Sorry I meant Zac Jones in exchange for Watts + Player or Pick Sorry about confusion but was rejected.
  6. Farewell Jack Watts

    MFC have been working/shopping the Watts trade this morning. MFC have inquired about Zac Jones Plus pick or player in exchange for Watts. Although this was not outright rejected by Sydney, Sydney indicated this was unlikely. Zac is a required player.
  7. Farewell Jack Watts

    Watts is 100% gone. It has come to my attention that Watts has been shown the door with the full knowledge and approval of the leadership group...... people who love Jack and are close friends with Jack. The leadership group think the team will be better without him and also think its best for Jack. The final straw (as previously discussed) was the trip to Byron and his failure to do what ever he could to get back to full fitness as fast as possible. It angered many players and coaches. It sends the wrong message to the playing group. I am a Watts fan and this devastates me...... he is gone.
  8. Farewell Jack Watts

    It will be very interesting if JW gets an opportunity to speak tonight. There are those in the club who have prepared for the possibility JW will make an impassioned speech of his love for the club, apologises for letting team members, supporters and the club in general down, declaring his desire to do what ever it takes to win a premiership for Melbourne before declaring that he will not authorise a trade. This is possible and would be making a big statement. From what I hear the thing that has really got Watts offside with the coach and some players is going away to Byron to promote his board short business while he was injured. Watts did not do rehab properly while away and lost so much fitness he was useless on his return. A 2 week injury turned into 4 plus the 3 weeks it took to get him back to full fitness.
  9. Farewell Jack Watts

    There is a little more going on that has almost forced Goodwill to make public comments so to off load Watts. As a contracted player Watts cant be traded without his approval. Watts has made an unprecedented pitch to the club to stay. It started with a PR news story when he was first told to find a new club. His campaign to stay has now involved his manager, all senior coaches, he has looked for support form the administration, the Board and now the media and general public. This has not gone down well with Goodwin and created a problem for him, these tactics are unprecedented. Usually when players are told they are not wanted they cant find a new home fast enough. I don't like Watts chances of staying but he is going all out. He is going down fighting. This may be the wake up he requires. Its going to be an interesting few weeks.
  10. Farewell Jack Watts

    He has been shown the door.
  11. Farewell Jack Watts

    Mate I don't believe the rumour I heard. I don't think trading Watts......or should I say kicking him out is a positive move. Viney, Jones, Gawn and Watts are the soul of the club in my opinion. Let's say we get pick 25 - 30 for Watts. That seems to be there abouts what the commentators are thinking. So I ask the question are we better off with Watts or pick 25 - 30? We are not rebuilding, Watts is coming into his prime age for a tall. We are better off keeping Watts. Our team is weaker without him.
  12. Farewell Jack Watts

    It's become absolutely clear that Watts is being kicked out of the club. There may be more to the story than his attitude and intensity. I have heard rumours but only from people outside the club that are completely unsubstantiated. What ever the reasons, he has been shown the door. Unfortunately under such circumstances we cannot expect good trade value. I am a Watts fan and find this a difficult pill to swallow.
  13. 2017 Player Reviews: # 5 Christian Petracca

    Trac has the most upside of any player on our list. He has played every game since being selected for his first senior game last year and has never looked like getting dropped. His only weakness is his tank. Once he develops he has all the qualities to be a brownlow medalist superstar.
  14. Farewell Jack Watts

    Rumors that Watts wants out are total BS. At this point every year the media look at high profile players who were dropped late in the season as players that may want out or the coach has lost faith in. They then suggest trade rumors for these players on a statistical basis. In this case Watts does not want to leave nor does Goodwin want to trade him. Watts is staying.

    If we cant beat this weak, under strength filth team missing at least 8 of their best 22 with a full strength team minus Viney, , we don't deserve to play finals.