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He talks a great talk.

yes he speaks very well for a young lad !! :rolleyes:

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Hard nut, in and under but no skill.

I can't believe people want to trade Watts and watch him become a star at another club. If our multi million dollar coaching panel can't get the best out of a player like Watts, then what are we payin

Here we go...

He is 196 cm. How many players of that size are peaking by 23? And how many of them are notable for "winning their own ball"?

Incidentally, to those of us who go to games his workrate is not questionable.

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I have been to all games and I really question his work rate

So have I and so do I!

But he certainly knows how to point!

However I hope he can make it, but I have doubts.

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I have on what I consider to be very good mail that Jack has been told he will be actively shopped for a trade. Roos thinks he needs a change of scenery and won't progress at Melbourne. Keep your eyes peeled.

Of course he will . There's very few that Roos will ( in his minds thinking ) keep off the table. Roos will see things holistically ( as it applies a team).Whats good for the greater good may not be Watts

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Everyone is a bit harsh on Jack. The amount of criticism he has copped/is copping is ridiculous. There has been so many factors as to why he hasn't yet lived up to his potential, some being his own, but others being how we have developed him.

Robbie gray, was pick 55-60 (pick 56 I think), and at the age of 26, has become an absolute superstar in which people knew he could be. The thing is, he's 26, it took 8 years for that. Once a player is drafted, they're just a player, if Gray was a no.1 pick, like jack was, then he may not have became a superstar. It is important to note that Gray recently credited his improvement to his 2012 knee injury (afl website).

I love jack as a player, if we backed him, showed support, maybe he would florish. Let's keep this in perspective, Watts may not be an inside mid, so why criticise him on a role that he's not suited to? He is a beautiful user of the ball, we want the ball in his hands in space. We start to back these players, especially the ones who want to be there, and we can celebrate the improvement as a team.

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There has been so many factors as to why he hasn't yet lived up to his potential, some being his own, but others being how we have developed him.

The only relevant part is the bit where you say "he hasn't yet lived up to his potential"

Does it in all reality matter why the train is late if your simply wanting it to be on time...its late, that's it. That's the point.

He is where he is, he is what he is and that's unfulfilled potential.

A passer by looks at a corpse and suggest, "you know he'd be alive if only he were breathing !!"

So many want to deal with the ifs , buts and maybes. I just look at what is. He's tradable

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See my comment in another thread he has evidently been offered around and there are no takers

ireckon Mouse will. But t/w needs to get under way before it will get interesting. If he stays it will be as you suggest OD...no takers. My my a #1 no one wants !!!! Says it all
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See my comment in another thread he has evidently been offered around and there are no takers

I think its more that the club see value in him, but just think that he'd find his potential elsewhere. Given they see the value in him they don't want to get peanuts for him, but because the rest of the AFL haven't seen his worth from the inside, peanuts is all they'll offer.

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I have on what I consider to be very good mail that Jack has been told he will be actively shopped for a trade. Roos thinks he needs a change of scenery and won't progress at Melbourne. Keep your eyes peeled.

Yes MFC will make a list management decision with the priority being the players own interests.

If we can put all the vindictiveness aside in respect that Watts has not fulfilled the No 1 mantle, then why would you trade Watts when he has little market value and you trade a skill area that the team is deficient?

He is clearly an outside player who has good vision and is a good user of the ball. Until we develop/recruit better players in this area I cant see us trading Watts for the peanuts he is worth.

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