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1 hour ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

If you, Dr Gonzo the Oracle, say so I guess I haven't got a clue. Noticed you have put a lot of smileys on your recent posts. You must be so happy that scum bag has gone. 

Not happy, not upset - just looking forward to 2018. From a pragmatic point of view I completely understand why he's been moved on. From a sentimental point of view I have a slightly nauseous feeling that we've kicked out a guy who loves the club and supporters and they love him. Go with your gut? Or head over heart? I don't know but overall I can see the reasons why the FD made this decision and they've got the runs in the board over recent years to back them in.

I understand why people are upset, they're allowed to be and need time to grieve this move. But I hope they don't try and sling mud at the club/coaches/players in the process. The decisions been made now let's back the side in. 

And no I won't be booing Watts when he plays against us as you stated in your prior post.

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Goodbye Jack, it's been frustration watching you play over the years. I hope you do better at Port and not get delisted after your first season like all the other ex Bailey druftys before you.

Good Luck

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1 hour ago, Jack Jack Tappy said:

 

Why do you try to change reality.  Jack said something along the lines of 'it's taken me a long time to get up here so bear  with me' I don't recall anything about him say I'm normally in the audience getting pizzed

Quote " A lot of past years I've been sitting down there feeling a bit awkward drinking the free pizz and wishing I'd done a bit more during the year"

Also fact that Roos implored the players to chose greatness starting "tonight" and Jack came back to the club and was dropped for the pre-season games. 

You can have your own reality if you really want.

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On 10/16/2017 at 9:41 PM, bandicoot said:

Will be ecstatic with pick 22... 

Never ever jump the gun  with the FD. However if you are ecstatic with pick 31. ???????????? I am not.

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1 hour ago, Bobby McKenzie said:

If you, Dr Gonzo the Oracle, say so I guess I haven't got a clue. Noticed you have put a lot of smileys on your recent posts. You must be so happy that scum bag has gone. 

Who has called Jack scum bag? Does making stuff up make you feel better?

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54 minutes ago, ChewyOnMyBoot said:

So if thats the logic I'd be concermed about Lever because he had only one club after his services. And they're going to pay him a sh#tload. Seems strange to me.

Ah no - several clubs were keen on Lever and were told in no uncertain terms that he was going to Melbourne. If you supported the Demons you would know this.

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1 minute ago, jnrmac said:

Quote " A lot of past years I've been sitting down there feeling a bit awkward drinking the free pizz and wishing I'd done a bit more during the year"

You can have your own reality if you really want.

 

 

He really said that on stage at a B & F??

??‍♂️

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41 minutes ago, CityDee said:

This thing about club culture and the tough stance mark neeld anyone?

Neeld was a cartoon tough guy who thought it was about threats and thumping tables.

 

41 minutes ago, CityDee said:

 the watts sacking could have a lasting confusing effect on the playing group. 

Winning matches has this incredible balming effect that tends to sort out confusion like that (*snaps fingers*)

If we win, JW will only be remembered when we play Port.

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6 minutes ago, Deemented Are Go! said:

He really said that on stage at a B & F??

??‍♂️

Yep.

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2016-09-08/club-champion-fifth-jack-watts

In contrast, Goodwin in 2017 on Clayton Oliver: "“He made a lifestyle change. He decided he wanted to be great. And he did it within 12 months”

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Not happy, not upset - just looking forward to 2018. From a pragmatic point of view I completely understand why he's been moved on. From a sentimental point of view I have a slightly nauseous feeling that we've kicked out a guy who loves the club and supporters and they love him. Go with your gut? Or head over heart? I don't know but overall I can see the reasons why the FD made this decision and they've got the runs in the board over recent years to back them in.

I understand why people are upset, they're allowed to be and need time to grieve this move. But I hope they don't try and sling mud at the club/coaches/players in the process. The decisions been made now let's back the side in. 

And no I won't be booing Watts when he plays against us as you stated in your prior post.

Yes we move on without JW and pick no 31 and paying some of his salary and as Mahoney had said several times he can stay. He could have told the TRUTH.... We don't want you [censored] OFF! but no, BS to the supporters. Nice to be HONEST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.

Anyway JW critics got what they were after.  I hope it falls flat on GOODWINS  2 FACES ?????? BAG ME IF YOU WANT.

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5 minutes ago, Dr. Gonzo said:

Ah no - several clubs were keen on Lever and were told in no uncertain terms that he was going to Melbourne. If you supported the Demons you would know this.

Ahh. I see. Fair enough. And maybe you can also accept that Jack very well may have made it clear that he was going to Port Adelaide. Last week in fact.

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3 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Yes we move on without JW and pick no 31 and paying some of his salary and as Mahoney had said several times he can stay. He could have told the TRUTH.... We don't want you [censored] OFF! but no, BS to the supporters. Nice to be HONEST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.

Anyway JW critics got what they were after.  I hope it falls flat on GOODWINS  2 FACES ?????? BAG ME IF YOU WANT.

How old are you? Time to grow up

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1 minute ago, jnrmac said:

Yep.

http://www.melbournefc.com.au/video/2016-09-08/club-champion-fifth-jack-watts

In contrast, Goodwin in 2017 on Clayton Oliver: "“He made a lifestyle change. He decided he wanted to be great. And he did it within 12 months”

Remarkable isn't it.

Let's complain about the lack of success our club has had over the past eleven years...but bemoan decisions made by those knowledgeable within club, in order to become successful.

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19 minutes ago, Leoncelli_36 said:

They do. Made very clear by the leadership group. 

Not what I heard second hand from Sam but I hope you are right, but fear otherwise. 

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9 minutes ago, nosoupforme said:

Yes we move on without JW and pick no 31 and paying some of his salary and as Mahoney had said several times he can stay. He could have told the TRUTH.... We don't want you [censored] OFF! but no, BS to the supporters. Nice to be HONEST ONCE IN YOUR LIFETIME.

Anyway JW critics got what they were after.  I hope it falls flat on GOODWINS  2 FACES ?????? BAG ME IF YOU WANT.

Consider yourself bagged. And hopefully shipped to Port (where the only soup you'll get there has a pie floating in it).

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10 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

How old are you? Time to grow up

Grow from what ? Are you making a statement ? is that how you spoken to? 

Why am l wasting my intelligence on you .

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3 hours ago, praha said:

There has to be more to it than this. The only change in personalle between re-signing him and now, is Goodwin in a head coach position.

He must have done something, or got caught with something. 

No it's not

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Just now, Moonshadow said:

With all due respect Earl, it's now 3rd hand from an anonymous internet forum. Hardly an accurate chain of information you must agree

No Moons my discussion two days ago was with someone who taught Sam and spoke to him 2 weeks ago on his thoughts on JW. Doesn't mean a lot but I have some concern about the impact on the playing group so I hope a management plan is in place. 

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8 minutes ago, Skuit said:

Consider yourself bagged. And hopefully shipped to Port (where the only soup you'll get there has a pie floating in it).

I BAG YOU . for what you have written. NFI

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3 minutes ago, corowa said:

I wonder if the perceived 'poor' pick 31 for Jack Watts might have been influenced just a tad by Jones and significant others coming out and listing his weaknesses? Didn't make any sense to me as a wise strategy at the time. Still doesn't.

You don't think every club already knew every detail of what Jack was worth? Beggers belief that some don't realise this.

31 is exactly what he's worth. It's a gamble for PA to see if he'll improve with a change of scenery. Some do, others don't. I highly doubt Jack would've improved with us regardless of who said what to the press. He had reached his cap. 

Onwards and upwards...

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