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On 6/13/2018 at 3:58 PM, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

Wow. On to the third page now. Can't think of another Melbourne player (even ones still playing for Melbourne) who would get this much comment if he were dropped. Which means as supporters we must have invested a lot of emotion into Jack Watts. I'm sure there's a PhD in this for someone who can work out just why we're still fascinated by "The Jack Watts Story".  

A PHD wouldn't cut it.

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21 hours ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Watts unlikely to play Demons. Part of his contract

Would have thought that if we put a stipulation on the trade, it would be that Port have to play him against us....

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12 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

I think it was a weak thing to do, In my opinion swyl took advantage that he had young children with him and that mathews would probably not retaliate, which he didn't.

Not as p iss weak as Matthews coward punching and knocking out and break faces of unsuspecting people on a sports field. Now that is weak.

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On 6/13/2018 at 12:42 PM, Neil Crompton said:

Normally I’d ignore posts like yours DrD, but not this time.  While most people here would find it sad that JW’s form has warranted his dismissal from the team, you seem to take pleasure from the fact that this justifies some supposed statement you made about him. Feel good now? Jack has played over 150 AFL games - how many have you played? Sure we wanted so much more from Jack, but he couldn’t give it consistently, for whatever reason. So what? That’s life. Jack has had to take shite like this for way too long - from people who’s only claim to fame is that they are able to post a blog on demonland. Jack has accepted all this with complete dignity. I’m sure most of us here only wish him success. 

Perhaps if Jack had been drafted at pick 20 none of this bs about his ability and expectations would have transpired. Perhaps it’s the fault of the recruiters who simply misread his capabilities, and us supporters who needed a hero and simply wanted it too much.  

Good luck Jack - hope you make it back to the ones soon.

JW knows football is not the be all end all.However  disillusioned as he may have been, he never had a mentor or someone like a teammate to look up to help him  nurture him, whatever the case. Melbourne was a basket case for years. Neeld made it worse. Now we have a team at 8 and 4 andsome of our supporters are not happy. So lets pick on JW.  What a shame.

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On 6/14/2018 at 12:08 AM, Demons1858 said:

Seems the club made the right call knowing they would target Fritsch who will provided a similar output for much less money. Money ball at its best! Jack who?

Simple; one is a goer, & the other is gone. 

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16 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

I think it was a weak thing to do, In my opinion swyl took advantage that he had young children with him and that mathews would probably not retaliate, which he didn't.

That is your opinion. Correct. 

I would have said the same thing regardless of whoever was sitting with the thug. Matthews belted players often behind the play, from behind. And he hit them hard. 

And he knows it, i just reminded him on behalf of Stephen Smith, who was a fine player, who played the ball. 

He still has headaches today. I am sure Lethals Grandkids are not scarred from my altercation. 

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10 hours ago, Cards13 said:

Not as p iss weak as Matthews coward punching and knocking out and break faces of unsuspecting people on a sports field. Now that is weak.

I saw mathews hit those melbourne players live, and yes they were weak acts, but if you want to have a go at the person who committed them you don't do it in front of kids. If I had of been mathews in that situation swyl would of been picking himself up of the floor as I would not have nor do I still show the same restraint.

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Come on fellas, this is a thread about the omission of JW, not about Demonlanders “dropping” one another. 

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18 minutes ago, drysdale demon said:

I saw mathews hit those melbourne players live, and yes they were weak acts, but if you want to have a go at the person who committed them you don't do it in front of kids. If I had of been mathews in that situation swyl would of been picking himself up of the floor as I would not have nor do I still show the same restraint.

There's a word starting with H  to describe this

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On 6/13/2018 at 4:48 PM, hemingway said:

Port have simply lost patience. Not going to gift Jack any more games. 

Patience in regards to Jack has never dwindled and the occurrence of his big contributions is lesser than ever before. We all acknowledge his skills and one poster suggested recently that these attributes may no longer be a necessary addition to the modern game. It appears at first glance of this situation that Jack may be rapidly approaching the sunset of a largely unfulfilled footballing career. 

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9 minutes ago, Dee Zephyr said:

Come on fellas, this is a thread about the omission of JW, not about Demonlanders “dropping” one another. 

The Jack Watts threads have become tiresome.

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Just now, drysdale demon said:

The Jack Watts threads have become tiresome.

Can’t argue with that DD. Carry on.

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As the US President might say 'sad'. Not so much as in the sense of pathetic as he uses it but as in genuinely disheartening.

I said in private convos with my brother when Jack was bought up that he would dine off his six goal game in the pre season. He would then cruise until he ran out of brownie points with the coaching staff who would then drop him. Doesn't seem I was far wrong.

I remember Wayne Carey's sister one saying about her own abusive upbringing that people can become products of their environment or choose to move beyond it. Her travails might make Jack's seem minor in comparison. 

Jack had a choice to forget what had been and have a genuine fresh start. I'm not sure he has come even close to making a genuine fist of it.

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1 hour ago, Colin B. Flaubert said:

As the US President might say 'sad'. Not so much as in the sense of pathetic as he uses it but as in genuinely disheartening.

I said in private convos with my brother when Jack was bought up that he would dine off his six goal game in the pre season. He would then cruise until he ran out of brownie points with the coaching staff who would then drop him. Doesn't seem I was far wrong.

I remember Wayne Carey's sister one saying about her own abusive upbringing that people can become products of their environment or choose to move beyond it. Her travails might make Jack's seem minor in comparison. 

Jack had a choice to forget what had been and have a genuine fresh start. I'm not sure he has come even close to making a genuine fist of it.

In any new environment, one must always be given a period of time to establish connections and fully understand the culture of a work place

In a previous post, I cited the fact that Jack was running all over the ground, making space, but was largely ignored - this happened at Melbourne, too

His finishing was never in question, but he needs the ball in his hands

Might be too late for a 'genuine fresh start'

Alas, Jack....

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3 hours ago, drysdale demon said:

I saw mathews hit those melbourne players live, and yes they were weak acts, but if you want to have a go at the person who committed them you don't do it in front of kids. If I had of been mathews in that situation swyl would of been picking himself up of the floor as I would not have nor do I still show the same restraint.

So .......  WYL shouldn't have confronted Matthews in front of his grandkids, yet you think its ok for Matthews to punch WYL in the face in front of his grandkids.
Show them what a thug old grandad used to be on the footy field.

Your logic is flawed.

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Matthews was the most cold-blooded ruthless footballer I've ever seen.

How I wish he had played for us.

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This thread has gone so far off topic it has become ridiculous.

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So will Jack Watts replace Marshall who had a poor 2 mark 2 behind game?

Would be pretty stiff on the kid if Hinkley dropped him after his emotional return.

FWIW, I'd rather Watts not play. I couldn't hack him kicking 4 goals and celebrating like he's won the flag.

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20 hours ago, SFebey said:

Malcolm Blight gave Jack a spray. Said he needs energy pills and effort etc. Reckons he could slip out of the game if he can't find the effort. (or similar words)

I don't think it would bother Jack too much if his AFL career ended.

More time to head to Byron Bay throughout the year and sell his board shorts.

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1 minute ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I don't think it would bother Jack too much if his AFL career ended.

More time to head to Byron Bay throughout the year and sell his board shorts.

Half his luck. 

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10 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I don't think it would bother Jack too much if his AFL career ended.

More time to head to Byron Bay throughout the year and sell his board shorts.

Wanna sell a few boardshorts to make up the 550k a year shortfall.

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1 hour ago, Fork 'em said:

Wanna sell a few boardshorts to make up the 550k a year shortfall.

Yep. And any peanut can start their own clothing label. I started one last week and sold two t-shirts already. 

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