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Ricky Petterd Retires

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Due to a foot injury (insert Richmond doctor joke here)

http://www.afl.com.au/news/2015-09-03/foot-injury-forces-tiger-petterd-to-retire-at-just-27?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=RSS+feed%3A+AFL+Latest+News

I always rated Petterd. He showed some great signs as a real x factor type forward. Saying that, he had a rough run with injury in 2012 and never really was given an opportunity to lock in a spot during the Neeld days.

All the best for the future Ricky.

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Was almost good enough, but not quite.

Losing him did not hurt us.

He had a great game against the Pies when he almost (but not quite) kicked us over the line and that was his story; one of those blokes you willed to be just a little better than he was.

As the OP says, all the best.

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Losing him did not hurt us.

We went through 2012 and 2014 with zero goalkickers.

We might not have been much better, but it wouldn't have hurt to still have him in the team.

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Was almost good enough, but not quite.

Losing him did not hurt us.

He had a great game against the Pies when he almost (but not quite) kicked us over the line and that was his story; one of those blokes you willed to be just a little better than he was.

As the OP says, all the best.

yeah thats how it was wasnt it. He kicked 4 that day but dropped a mark in the goal square on his own with 5 secs to play. Tend to remember the drop more than the 4. But I did think at a certain time he was going to really be something. Good luck to him....he survived the worst of the MFC altho...its true that he nearly died wearing the red and blue.

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I always liked him, gave his all and always provided a spark. A lot of players should have been moved on before he was.

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Just add him to the list of Melb recently delisted players who other clubs thought they could turn around.

Pettard

Gysberts

Blease

Maric

Morton

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Just add him to the list of Melb recently delisted players who other clubs thought they could turn around.

Pettard

Gysberts

Blease

Maric

Morton

Perhaps pedantic, but also perhaps fairer on the players...

Blease and Pettard retired. For all I know, they may have been delisted anyway, but let's give them the benefit of the doubt. The end result might be the same, but the method of getting there makes a subtle difference.

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Sad to hear that. He was fantastic in his first few games across half back, then got injured and re-emerged a couple of years later as a mid-sized forward. It was a career killer playing in that forward line in 2012, and even 2011 to some extent. I always wished Neeld put him back in defence for a few weeks, rather than just giving him the boot. He did play finals in the past two years though, which puts him ahead of any MFC players drafted from 2007 onwards.

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Loved Ricky Bobby. All the best.

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Just add him to the list of Melb recently delisted players who other clubs thought they could turn around.

Pettard

Gysberts

Blease

Maric

Morton

Bit harsh on Pettard, he played fairly well last year before injury got him this year. He may well have turned into a good contributor to the team had he not been injured.

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yeah thats how it was wasnt it. He kicked 4 that day but dropped a mark in the goal square on his own with 5 secs to play. Tend to remember the drop more than the 4. But I did think at a certain time he was going to really be something. Good luck to him....he survived the worst of the MFC altho...its true that he nearly died wearing the red and blue.

My memory is that Sidebottom spoiled on the line... Bail couldn't work out whether to go for goal or kick to Ricky... ended up doing neither...

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Nah it was Heath Shaw.

Yep, Bail neither kicked the goal or passed...

Just did a Bail special...

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My memory is that Sidebottom spoiled on the line... Bail couldn't work out whether to go for goal or kick to Ricky... ended up doing neither...

Yes, it was a typical Melbourne and Bail moment

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Just add him to the list of Melb recently delisted players who other clubs thought they could turn around.

Pettard

Gysberts

Blease

Maric

Morton

It again just proves that drafting has been our number one issue, development a distant second.

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Nah it was Heath Shaw.

Yep, Bail neither kicked the goal or passed...

Just did a Bail special...

but it was one of the few times that his kick was straight :lol:

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It again just proves that drafting has been our number one issue, development a distant second.

Why? None of those players were a shock selection at where they were taken.

Proves our development was terrible, and the draft isn't an exact science.

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Nah it was Heath Shaw.

Yep, Bail neither kicked the goal or passed...

Just did a Bail special...

Too bad we kept Bail and not Ricky

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Why? None of those players were a shock selection at where they were taken.

Proves our development was terrible, and the draft isn't an exact science.

Just because they weren't a "shock" doesn't mean they weren't poor choices.

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Just because they weren't a "shock" doesn't mean they weren't poor choices.

Apart from Cook and maybe Gysberts all the players we took where pretty much exactly where they were expected to go in the draft. You can only pick on the information you have, and they're 17 year old kids, so it's never going to be fool proof. Given they weren't surprise selections you would expect that the majority of them not getting anywhere was due to poor development and the other couple due to luck of the draw with the draft.

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Hey! Gysberts has been turned around by a club and playing finals this week......

In B grade Vafa

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Apart from Cook and maybe Gysberts all the players we took where pretty much exactly where they were expected to go in the draft. You can only pick on the information you have, and they're 17 year old kids, so it's never going to be fool proof. Given they weren't surprise selections you would expect that the majority of them not getting anywhere was due to poor development and the other couple due to luck of the draw with the draft.

No, poor drafting.

If it was poor development they would have improved at other clubs. And don't say it was too late that Melbourne scarred them, players can change and improve very easily.

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Why? None of those players were a shock selection at where they were taken.

Proves our development was terrible, and the draft isn't an exact science.

What has a Shock got to do with it?

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No, poor drafting.

If it was poor development they would have improved at other clubs. And don't say it was too late that Melbourne scarred them, players can change and improve very easily.

Of course it's too late after they've already had their prime development years destroyed. The first 2-3 years are when they form their habits, watch their peers and soak in the most coaching.

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