“Apparently earlier today I was in a 'sel-harm' mood and instead of calling lifeline I went through with it and watched the last quarter of the final game against Collingwood.
Jack Watts absolutely stank it up that quarter. From failing to cover his opponent (cost a goal) to spectating and then failing to lay an effective tackle or smother in the goalsquare (cost a goal), to spectating and then arriving too late to affect a contest just outside the square (cost a point, luckily) to fluffing a forward run, to a whole string of really poor body language, it was terrible.
I don't have a personal problem with Jack Watts the way some people seem to, but rewatching his last quarter for us has left me with a much better understanding of why he had to be moved on.
Wishing him all the best (up to a certain point) at Port, and also confident we made the best decision possible at the time.”
“Inspired by Little Goffys post above i watched the entire R23 game. ...missed it back then.
Pies gave it their best.
IMO Watts’ poor last quater was a bit exaggerated above.
When we were thrashed in Q1 he was our best player, was good in Q2, maybe still our best by half time,,, average third and poor last quarters.
I think the public nature of his unfair MFC treatment foolishly reduced his trade value for us.
Here’s wishing Jack every success at Port Adelaide!”
nothing is ever black and white