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Were we too hasty in delisting Fitzy?

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No!

Although he should have been used as trade bait two years prior while coming out of contract and showing potential while Carlton were in the hunt for a tall forward.

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Fitzy was just ahead of his time, tunnel ball will catch on.

maybe he should have been a big ruck-rover, block & tunnel ball out the back, whilst stopping the opponents other mids... I bet Clarko is right onto this.

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Recruited by Hawthorn under the LOL Melbourne principle - the same reason North took Gysberts and Geelong took Blease. Won't take them long to figure out that he's just not any good.

I understand why people like him though. There aren't many 200+ cm players with athleticism like he has. It makes sense to wait as long as possible for players with those attributes; I think the MFC did just that. Time to move on.

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Any reason why they gave a late pick for him when they could have just got him as a delisted free agent?

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seems he wasn't actually delisted:

2015 AFL Season ‏@theafloffseason 41s42 seconds ago

CONFIRMED TRADE Hawthorn have traded pick 94 to Melbourne for Jack Fitzpatrick.

I guess technically he was contracted until October 31st. Good luck to Fitzy and well done to the club for speeding up the process in getting him to Hawthorn.

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I guess that our delisting was effective after the Trade period! Brilliant! Same as we did last year when we retained Clark on our list until 31 October, allowing us to get the deal done which landed us HL!

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Hawks...so cunning, always looking to fill holes and they've done it again. Another Dee to the Hawks Nest.

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Good on you Fitz!

I wish you all the luck in the world at your new club.

He's defied the odds to get this far into his career and I hope he continues to do so at his new club. To play through what he's had to overcome, and carve a career out through hard work in spite of limited natural ability... Good on him and good luck!

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I was a Fitzy fan and thought we should have given him another year. It's interesting that the Hawks have picked him up.

I'm not saying we were wrong in delisting him but it will be interesting to see how he goes at Hawthorn and what they can make of him.

He'll have to get used to winning too.

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Always had a crack for us. hawks will get the best outta him.

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seems he wasn't actually delisted:

2015 AFL Season @theafloffseason 41s42 seconds ago

CONFIRMED TRADE Hawthorn have traded pick 94 to Melbourne for Jack Fitzpatrick.

good, he's got another chance, & we move on with P-94 to use on upgrades?

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Melb Spine:
FF: Pedersen

HF: Hogan

R: Gawn

HB: T Mc

FB: Dunn

Casey spine:

FF: King

HF: Dawes

R: Spencer

HB: O Mc

FB: Frost

And that's before draft picks where I hope we take a ruck and key forward at some stage in the draft or rookie draft. No need for Fitzy any more. But he'll kill it at Box Hill and probably get a game at some stage if Ceglar or McEvoy are injured.

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Interesting we picked him up from the Hawks in the first place, so they have taken him back. They must see something in him.

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Interesting we picked him up from the Hawks in the first place, so they have taken him back. They must see something in him.

Not sure that's right..

From the 08 draft if I remember correctly.

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The way we have negotiated these fantastic deals today I'm surprised Hawthorn didn't give us their first rounder and Rioli as a sweetener for Fitzy!

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Traded for pick 94. Says it all.

Damn. I was hoping we would hold on to Pick 94 to trade on to Carlton for Pick 1 and a steak knife. The way they're going, it would be a definite possibility.

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Melb Spine:

FF: Pedersen

HF: Hogan

R: Gawn

HB: T Mc

FB: Dunn

Casey spine:

FF: King

HF: Dawes

R: Spencer

HB: O Mc

FB: Frost

And that's before draft picks where I hope we take a ruck and key forward at some stage in the draft or rookie draft. No need for Fitzy any more. But he'll kill it at Box Hill and probably get a game at some stage if Ceglar or McEvoy are injured.

Not bad, but frost when fit will be why too good to waste at Casey

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Not sure that's right..

From the 08 draft if I remember correctly.

I thought he was on Hawthorns list but had real problems with injuries. They ditched him we recruited him, we ditched him they recruited him.

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If Fitzy gets a 'Get excited by' video on the AFL website, I'll know there's some conspiracy against us getting highlight videos.

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