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I cant see Petty being the answer,  he does not have the competitive mindset. Not sure if anyone listened to Mike Lombardi this morning on radio, it was excellent. He said, you can teach skill and game plans, but you cant instill competitiveness. Think Jack Watts as the perfect example.  Petty strikes me as being in that mould.

Though, at this stage of the year, we have no other option to keep with him, it wont hurt. 

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Petty has a long long way to go before anything can be said, for mine Weideman can’t be judged on this season. It was a train wreck. Has to go around next year, hopefully starts preseason training now.  

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28 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

I cant see Petty being the answer,  he does not have the competitive mindset. Not sure if anyone listened to Mike Lombardi this morning on radio, it was excellent. He said, you can teach skill and game plans, but you cant instill competitiveness. Think Jack Watts as the perfect example.  Petty strikes me as being in that mould.

Though, at this stage of the year, we have no other option to keep with him, it wont hurt. 

How on earth have you come to that conclusion???

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17 minutes ago, Engorged Onion said:

How on earth have you come to that conclusion???

Fair comment and Mindset may have been the wrong word to be honest, i acknowledge that, its my perception of him that he is not an urgent, ultra competitive type, from the outside looking in, he may do so, but id argue that he is more on the laconic side.

I hope we stick with him for the next 4 weeks though, confidence is always one of the best tonics for form.

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31 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

id argue that he is more on the laconic side.

What does it matter if he's a man of few words?

 

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6 hours ago, demonstone said:

What does it matter if he's a man of few words?

 

Even fewer at the moment one would suspect !

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8 hours ago, Demon3 said:

I cant see Petty being the answer,  he does not have the competitive mindset. Not sure if anyone listened to Mike Lombardi this morning on radio, it was excellent. He said, you can teach skill and game plans, but you cant instill competitiveness. Think Jack Watts as the perfect example.  Petty strikes me as being in that mould.

Though, at this stage of the year, we have no other option to keep with him, it wont hurt. 

What a stupid and ridiculous statement. 

Petty is still only 19 years of age and already holding up his end of the bargain. He will be a very good footballer in years to come.

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You simply cannot get to AFL level football without being competitive. Crazy to say otherwise.

At 19, Petty has shown promise at both ends and has demonstrated he had a bit of mongrel about him. With good development and fitness I am confident he will become a very handy player.

Can we develop him and some of the other young players properly? It's one area in which we don't have a great record: development. 

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15 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

What a stupid and ridiculous statement. 

Petty is still only 19 years of age and already holding up his end of the bargain. He will be a very good footballer in years to come.

whoa.. calm down mate. I cant see it yet, i just dont think he is going to make it but hope im wrong,  you obviously can, good luck to you, i sincerely hope you are right and i am wrong.

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3 minutes ago, Demon3 said:

whoa.. calm down mate. I cant see it yet, i just dont think he is going to make it but hope im wrong,  you obviously can, good luck to you, i sincerely hope you are right and i am wrong.

I’m with Dazzle on Petty. He is our current best chance of a 3rd key forward and is still very young and raw. Imagine another 20 games and 5-6 kgs of muscle, with another pre season and you will have a good footballer. He can take a big grab and needs to improve his set shots and he will be ok for us. 

 

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8 minutes ago, Redleg said:

I’m with Dazzle on Petty. He is our current best chance of a 3rd key forward and is still very young and raw. Imagine another 20 games and 5-6 kgs of muscle, with another pre season and you will have a good footballer. He can take a big grab and needs to improve his set shots and he will be ok for us. 

 

Hope so, i really do. 

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petty gets knackered midway thru the third quarter currently, but he's hardly alone there

hopefully he can continue to develop and be our aaron naughton next year pls

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On 8/1/2019 at 11:27 AM, Demon3 said:

Fair comment and Mindset may have been the wrong word to be honest, i acknowledge that, its my perception of him that he is not an urgent, ultra competitive type, from the outside looking in, he may do so, but id argue that he is more on the laconic side.

I hope we stick with him for the next 4 weeks though, confidence is always one of the best tonics for form.

He kicked 3 against the dogs, should have kicked 3 against the Eagles and one against StKilda. Averaging over 2 a game in you your first 3 games as a forward at senior level ain’t that shabby. Worth bearing in mind the most “laconic” player I ever saw play was Peter Hudson.

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On 8/1/2019 at 1:58 PM, demonstone said:

What does it matter if he's a man of few words?

 

I'm feeling a very strong sense of déjà vu

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I'm not sold on Petty i have to say. Particularly as a forward.  

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On 7/31/2019 at 2:16 PM, Little Goffy said:

Poor Sam.

Does anyone else sometimes look at his expression on field and just think 'this guy knows he is cursed'?

He clearly is cursed, but good on him for carrying on despite that.

 

Hogan says hello. Now that’s a kid who is cursed. 

Sam had a brilliant finals campaign and a few minor setbacks. He’s a skinny KPF with under 50 games experience. He has had the same up and down ride as most. 

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48 minutes ago, Jaded said:

Hogan says hello. Now that’s a kid who is cursed. 

Sam had a brilliant finals campaign and a few minor setbacks. He’s a skinny KPF with under 50 games experience. He has had the same up and down ride as most. 

“Brilliant finals campaign” ? Please Jaded, you make it sound like he replicated Ablett Snr’s finals efforts in 1989. Weid had one one good game against Geelong on an off night for them. Hawks he was just okay. West Coast he barely registered a stat.

The rest of his career to date has been dreadful bordering on delist-worthy. And he’s not that skinny at all. No less so than Eric Hipwood, Aaron Naughton and Charlie Curnow who’ve shown ten times more ability at the level. 

Most indicators are pointing towards a bust.

 

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