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6 minutes ago, Timothy Reddan-A'Blew said:

I see what you're doing there, Katrina, but Harry Wayne Casey (I looked it up!) was urging the subject, who everybody wanted, to 'give it up', to him?

Don't encourage Reid! 😄

Well, not that one anyway, #number1pick.

Yeh, I get it.  I'm not necessarily into versus though, I'm more into the chorus of "nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah nah, baby give it up, give it up, baby give it up."

All that needs to be read in to that.

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27 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

This is not homesickness.... this is a club throwing money around and then naturally the player seeing dollar signs.

Adelaide probably won't have the same money next season, so hold him and see what happens.

We can even hold him for 2025 and by that stage Port may also be interested if he genuienly wants to leave.

Exactly. I like the way we've played this.

Petty's messaging has been poor. Ours hasn't.

Hard ball. We have the whip hand with two full years on his contract. Never anything but clarity from us - he is staying.

If we are in this same situation again this time next year the crows and Petty know we mean business.

Dixon will surely be close to retirement at port and they also need another gun defender to shore up their pathetic defence. Maybe two SA clubs will be keen.

And it should be remembered that whilst the crows floated stupid money for petty, which he may not get offered again, it's not as if they were really going to offer us much this season trade wise. No reason to think with two suitors we wouldn't get as good a deal, if not better, next year.

And we will still have the whip hand.

Of course you don't want players who don't want to be there but it's important to send a message - to other clubs, player managers and players.

If he wants to go but a deal can't be done that satisfies us then stuff him.

Jvr will be another year closer to his prime. Hopefully Jefferson has come on. Disco Turner will be a regular in the team.

If we feel compelled to keep Petty because a deal can't be done that suits us then we afford to play hard ball and play him at Casey if that's how Petty wants to play it.

And besides its not as if we don't have leverage in that scenario.

No doubt there are performance triggers in petty's contract (eg bluey votes, senior games) he would be risking if he isnt all in. Any injury might sour a trade. And Adelaide might cool on him if he was forced to honour his contract.

 

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11 minutes ago, binman said:

Exactly. I like the way we've played this.

Petty's messaging has been poor. Ours hasn't.

Hard ball. We have the whip hand with two full years on his contract. Never anything but clarity from us - he is staying.

If we are in this same situation again this time next year the crows and Petty know we mean business.

Dixon will surely be close to retirement at port and they also need another gun defender to shore up their pathetic defence. Maybe two SA clubs will be keen.

And it should be remembered that whilst the crows floated stupid money for petty, which he may not get offered again, it's not as if they were really going to offer us much this season trade wise. No reason to think with two suitors we wouldn't get as good a deal, if not better, next year.

And we will still have the whip hand.

Of course you don't want players who don't want to be there but it's important to send a message - to other clubs, player managers and players.

If he wants to go but a deal can't be done that satisfies us then stuff him.

Jvr will be another year closer to his prime. Hopefully Jefferson has come on. Disco Turner will be a regular in the team.

If we feel compelled to keep Petty because a deal can't be done that suits us then we afford to play hard ball and play him at Casey if that's how Petty wants to play it.

And besides its not as if we don't have leverage in that scenario.

No doubt there are performance triggers in petty's contract (eg bluey votes, senior games) he would be risking if he isnt all in. Any injury might sour a trade. And Adelaide might cool on him if he was forced to honour his contract.

 

Petty did throw in the line in one interview, that if he was happy he could extend at Melbourne, as he loves everything about the club, players, coaches etc.

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2 minutes ago, Redleg said:

Petty did throw in the line in one interview, that if he was happy he could extend at Melbourne, as he loves everything about the club, players, coaches etc.

They were very strange interviews tbh and maybe he was caught off guard a little

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11 hours ago, rpfc said:

Sounds like a bloke who doesn’t know how to handle a door stop question.

Not worried. He stays.

Oh and are we amputating his foot yet? @SthSea22 weren’t you one of the handwringers?

Might have been the better option to let him leave if he is already indicating of playing for the Crows

I dare say the reason we have not let him go is because Hawkins and B King are unavailable 

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I think what people miss is its not necessarily the players who need to be back home, near their mum etc.

With Jackson, and I think here, a driving force is that the parents / families in many cases are very dedicated to supporting the player, and attend most games etc. in support. That becomes a whole lot easier if 2 out of 3 weeks they're only driving 6 hours to Adelaide rather than 6 hours to Adelaide, 3 hours transit to Melbourne and staying at Harry's house overnight. 

Not excusing his comments and I'm still furious, but I think its clearly more families than players themselves that drive this as soon as the player has any sort of leverage/power (which they don't have when they first enter the system - need to go where they go and establish themselves)

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33 minutes ago, fr_ap said:

I think what people miss is its not necessarily the players who need to be back home, near their mum etc.

With Jackson, and I think here, a driving force is that the parents / families in many cases are very dedicated to supporting the player, and attend most games etc. in support. That becomes a whole lot easier if 2 out of 3 weeks they're only driving 6 hours to Adelaide rather than 6 hours to Adelaide, 3 hours transit to Melbourne and staying at Harry's house overnight. 

Not excusing his comments and I'm still furious, but I think its clearly more families than players themselves that drive this as soon as the player has any sort of leverage/power (which they don't have when they first enter the system - need to go where they go and establish themselves)

Also, it has been mentioned multiple times but his partner is from Adelaide.

Perhaps she wants to get home to family as well. If he's in a serious relationship that is considering the next stages, then being around/closer to both families makes it a lot harder to argue with.

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Yes all the Adelaide news and media were in a frenzy. Petty playing golf with Hinge and his good mate Darcy Fogarty. Harry.  Not good timing !!! Comments indicated low chance this year, likely chance next year and probably at end of 2025.  Dees have been patient and built him through his early career. We couldn’t afford to have May and Petty go which is a possibility at end of 2025. 

Dees fans are always nervous with interstate young stars. Scott Thompson. Jeff Farmer.  Jesse Hogan. Luke Jackson. Lots of go home issues with Dees players previously.  In fact our games record holders are predominantly Victorians by a mile with a few Tasmanians added.  Todd Viney at 233 games is the standout for his long service and ignoring the go home factor.  
 

 

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1 hour ago, TRIGON said:

Thanks @Jibroni. The top two stories must have been HUGE.

Yep 2 14s started a fire in the Hills and there is a small conflict the middle east ATM.

 

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2 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

The AFLPA need to get on the front foot with this and set up a support group in each major city to help players deal with the trauma of being a 1 hour flight away from their mum. 

Or in poor Ollie Henry's case, 45 minutes down the Princes Hwy.

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I guess the club needs to weigh up his injury, future mobility, what Adelaide can offer this year v next is also another huge issue....

I get the vibe from a few chats that Harrison wants to play back whereas we want him forward.

I'm not as much blinded by his 6 goal haul as many on here but his importance down back is underrated league wide IMO.

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22 hours ago, Neitz the Great said:

How disrespectful from the Crows, you would never hear a dees person say that someone has a strong desire to get to Melbourne unless they had requested a trade. 

I think there have been so many players with a strong desire to leave Adelaide that their staff must believe this is how everyone thinks

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18 hours ago, dazzledavey36 said:

Yeah did not sound convincing one bit. Definitely wants to get back home by the sounds of it.

Human side of me says we should just respect his wishes and just cash in now while we can.

I hate this garbage. These guys are professional athletes. They get paid to do their job.  Lots of ppl move for their work. 

Just do it

 

he's not even from Adelaide ffs

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1 hour ago, spirit of norm smith said:

Yes all the Adelaide news and media were in a frenzy. Petty playing golf with Hinge and his good mate Darcy Fogarty. Harry.  Not good timing !!! Comments indicated low chance this year, likely chance next year and probably at end of 2025.  Dees have been patient and built him through his early career. We couldn’t afford to have May and Petty go which is a possibility at end of 2025. 

Dees fans are always nervous with interstate young stars. Scott Thompson. Jeff Farmer.  Jesse Hogan. Luke Jackson. Lots of go home issues with Dees players previously.  In fact our games record holders are predominantly Victorians by a mile with a few Tasmanians added.  Todd Viney at 233 games is the standout for his long service and ignoring the go home factor.  
 

 

Imagine being a footballer who gets limited time off and you could choose to go to Greece or Italy or ibiza. And you choose to go to Adelaide..

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13 hours ago, Neil Crompton said:

Only one way he can repair this. Sign a new contract extension. Otherwise I doubt the players will have a lot of faith in him and he may not get many leads honoured. 

This is the answer... Money !!!

Give him the guaranteed dollars in 2024. Manager will tell him to take the dollars now.

Not happy but if we want Petty this has to be done

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