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7 minutes ago, Demonland said:

 

Behind a Paywall for me, any chance you can post the article contents here mate?

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The interesting part for me, and it may have already been said, was that we paid a small percentage of Jack's contract to ensure we got Pick 31 and not Pick 47, which was originally being offered.  West Coast were very keen on Fritsch and, with Pick 31, it allowed us to get in ahead of them.

 

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1 minute ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

The kid has a very good football IQ. 

Funny you should say that....that's the same thing Roos said about Watts

 

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The interesting part for me was Jackson's comment that, "only one real offer was made, and that in itself says something." 

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7 minutes ago, jumbo returns said:

Funny you should say that....that's the same thing Roos said about Watts

 

And that’s what made Watts extra frustrating, he does.

Looking forward to seeing Fritsch play round 1.

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2 minutes ago, Danelska said:

The interesting part for me was Jackson's comment that, "only one real offer was made, and that in itself says something." 

It sounds like the market was very cold for Jack, and we added in a bit of incentive to get the deal we needed.

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The market went cold

Area 51 was involved

2Pac is still flipping burgers in Vegas

On and on...

One day, the truth may be known

Good luck to Jack, double good luck to Bayley....

 

 

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I was expecting a feature article on Fritsch, and what I read was a bunch of dribble about the Watts trade with a few anecdotes about Fritsch.  The quality of journalism in the AFL is pus.

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2 hours ago, jumbo returns said:

Funny you should say that....that's the same thing Roos said about Watts

 

and that has always and will always be Watts' problem. He plays football with his head, not his heart.

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8 hours ago, Demon Disciple said:

and that has always and will always be Watts' problem. He plays football with his head, not his heart.

No he doesn't....he was soft. Wouldn't put his head over the ball!

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Posted (edited)

Fritsch<>Brad Green

- both left footers

- both strong overhead

- both mercurial around goals

- both have meticulously groomed hair

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2 minutes ago, joeboy said:

Fritsch<>Brad Green

Doing 3 word comparisons now, joeboy? :)

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It appears that the boys call him Frittata, that may have been mentioned before, or not.

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11 hours ago, jumbo returns said:

The market went cold

Area 51 was involved

2Pac is still flipping burgers in Vegas

On and on...

One day, the truth may be known

Good luck to Jack, double good luck to Bayley....

It's no mystery. The club didn't want Watts. They took what they could.

Don't beat yourself up. Players come and go all the time. We have 5 players playing from rd 1 2014 in our best 22..

It is nobody's fault other than Watts.

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48 minutes ago, Dante said:

It appears that the boys call him Frittata, that may have been mentioned before, or not.

Think it is Fritta. Same as what the lads from Coldstream call him. Just as an aside, his father's nickname is the General. One of the toughest blokes you would ever come across. Despite the small frame Bayley won't be a shrinking violet.

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12 hours ago, Danelska said:

The interesting part for me was Jackson's comment that, "only one real offer was made, and that in itself says something." 

Funny, I reported the same at the time.
There's a reason Geelong & Sydney passed eventually after a little digging.
Same reason Port shipped Impey to Hawthorn, ironically.

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25 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Funny, I reported the same at the time.
There's a reason Geelong & Sydney passed eventually after a little digging.
Same reason Port shipped Impey to Hawthorn, ironically.

That's interesting 'Mach5'...I've heard a little about Impey but not a lot.

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54 minutes ago, dee-tox said:

Think it is Fritta. Same as what the lads from Coldstream call him. Just as an aside, his father's nickname is the General. One of the toughest blokes you would ever come across. Despite the small frame Bayley won't be a shrinking violet.

Is there anywhere an "official" list of player nicknames? I'm not interested in what we might think players should be called, but what the players are actually called by their family or team-mates. I know Jones is Chunk, ANB is Nibbler. What else? 

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1 hour ago, jnrmac said:

It's no mystery. The club didn't want Watts. They took what they could.

Don't beat yourself up. Players come and go all the time. We have 5 players playing from rd 1 2014 in our best 22..

It is nobody's fault other than Watts.

Heard recently that Todd tried to get rid of Watts over 3 or 4 years finally suceeded.Was there a personal problem?

Maybe Todd thought him a little on the soft side.

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I have been extremely impressed with what I have seen of Bayley in his couple of hitouts. You would have to put him down as a LOCK for Round 1.

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Was hoping we avoided the Watts/Fritsch chat. Can we call it a day on that one now? With the vagaries of the draft it's more a coincidence than an intended move I'd imagine.

As for young Bayley - has a nose for a goal, lovely kick, competitive overhead.

He'll need to have convinced the coaches his defensive work is up to scratch to get picked for round 1. I hope he has.

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16 hours ago, Ethan Tremblay said:

The kid has a very good football IQ. 

Much like your good self.

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4 hours ago, dee-tox said:

Think it is Fritta. Same as what the lads from Coldstream call him. Just as an aside, his father's nickname is the General. One of the toughest blokes you would ever come across. Despite the small frame Bayley won't be a shrinking violet.

Was mum tough too?

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