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4 hours 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.

Spot on! Homesickness is a real thing. It’s debilitating and it can take a very long time to recover from it. It absolutely [censored] me to death when a player cites homesickness as their reason for returning to their home state, especially when the player is a one-hour flight away and has the wherewithal to visit and be visited very regularly. Call it what it really is. Coz the one thing it ISN’T is homesickness. 

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28 minutes ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Spot on! Homesickness is a real thing. It’s debilitating and it can take a very long time to recover from it. It absolutely [censored] me to death when a player cites homesickness as their reason for returning to their home state, especially when the player is a one-hour flight away and has the wherewithal to visit and be visited very regularly. Call it what it really is. Coz the one thing it ISN’T is homesickness. 

This homesickness thing is very unique of the AFL. More likely than not ,in professional sports around the world, athletes prefer to go/stay in bigger markets or successful organisations. 

That doesn't seem to be prevalent in the AFL.

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1 hour ago, D Rev said:

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

They haven't made the connection between their weird camp and how it made the Tex a better husband, father and lover, and players wanting to 'go home'.

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45 minutes ago, ElDiablo14 said:

This homesickness thing is very unique of the AFL. More likely than not ,in professional sports around the world, athletes prefer to go/stay in bigger markets or successful organisations. 

That doesn't seem to be prevalent in the AFL.

Except it’s not homesickness. There’s a huge difference between wanting to return to your home state/country for whatever reason, and homesickness, the latter being a legit illness. It’s a mental condition which can manifest itself physically in ways such as rapid weight loss due to loss of appetite, for one example. These players aren’t homesick and I hate that the word is bandied around so much. It’s yet another way of playing the mental health card which results in them being ‘untouchable.’

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14 minutes ago, DistrACTION Jackson said:

Imagine being an Aussie moving to the NBA or the Premier League in the UK. You would hear of AFL players getting homesick and laugh.

I am sure the salaries close to 20 million are the best cure for "homesickness".

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1 hour ago, ElDiablo14 said:

This homesickness thing is very unique of the AFL. More likely than not ,in professional sports around the world, athletes prefer to go/stay in bigger markets or successful organisations. 

That doesn't seem to be prevalent in the AFL.

Not just homesickness but a special type that requires you to only be traded to a specific club within that state

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I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as it was an informal spur of the moment chat with channel 9 as compared to a pre-planned press conference, and he may have gotten his words mixed up. But, yeah, you can definitely sense that he wants to play for Adelaide as early as next year.

I have no issue with players seeking a return home due to homesickness (although one wonders why they embarked on a vocation that could involve interstate relocation in the first place), but I have an issue with the home sick player picking and choosing which club he wants to play for in that state.

 

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2 minutes ago, Bring-Back-Powell said:

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt as it was an informal spur of the moment chat with channel 9 as compared to a pre-planned press conference, and he may have gotten his words mixed up.

 

How did channel 9 know he’s playing golf with two Adelaide players? 
Something stinks

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12 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

How did channel 9 know he’s playing golf with two Adelaide players? 
Something stinks

Either he's feeding the fishes, or he might have been set up by his best mate??

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Talk of Harrison Petty being homesick confuses me. He was born in Widunna which is 570km NW of Adelaide.

I assume his family is still there.

He did attend boarding school in Adelaide. Harrison stated, when drafted, that living away from home helped to prepare him for a shift interstate.

Talk about moving from Melbourne to Adelaide (to be close to his family) is akin to moving from Adelaide to Melbourne to be closer to Eden. NSW.

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52 minutes ago, Bates Mate said:

Not just homesickness but a special type that requires you to only be traded to a specific club within that state

Studies have shown [citation needed] that AFL players have a statistically significant risk of an unusual comorbidity combining homesickness and chromophobia - fear of certain colours - that conveniently limits their options when it comes to relocation to one's home state.

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2 hours ago, M_9 said:

Talk of Harrison Petty being homesick confuses me. He was born in Widunna which is 570km NW of Adelaide.

I look forward to reports confirming that he is undertaking the 1140km round trip to and from training several times per week after he bails for the Crows.

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3 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Spot on! Homesickness is a real thing. It’s debilitating and it can take a very long time to recover from it. It absolutely [censored] me to death when a player cites homesickness as their reason for returning to their home state, especially when the player is a one-hour flight away and has the wherewithal to visit and be visited very regularly. Call it what it really is. Coz the one thing it ISN’T is homesickness. 

Well, there's no clinical illness known as homesickness but it can expose underlying problems like depression and anxiety 

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9 hours ago, Rab D Nesbitt said:

It wasn’t long ago that Lachie Neale was apparently very keen to get back to WA again until suddenly he wasn’t. Things change. 

It was just recently that Lachie Neale was adamant to stay in his current location after longer-term deliberations that he would. Change is waiting for notification. 

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1 hour ago, Bates Mate said:

Not just homesickness but a special type that requires you to only be traded to a specific club within that state

...provided the pay is appropriate...

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1 hour ago, Bates Mate said:

Not just homesickness but a special type that requires you to only be traded to a specific club within that state

Exactly. In 99% of cases its total BS and just the excuse the player uses to go back somewhere on a better contract. Something like the Dayne beams deal was most likely legit with his father dying but most are rubbish.

The fact we let it happen and don't hold players to their contract means that players and their managers will keep doing it.

Someone needs to stop it.

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7 minutes ago, jnrmac said:

Exactly. In 99% of cases its total BS and just the excuse the player uses to go back somewhere on a better contract.

The new CBA allows for a 37% increase in the TPP from now to 2027.  So clubs have mega bucks to splash around.  Hence the crazy offers from multiple clubs to the likes of Ben McKay, Naughton, Petty etc

The new CBA allows clubs to front end new contracts hence why the Crows offer to Petty for year 1 is a reported $1m.

We also have that money to splash around and I would be surprised if the offer to Petty doesn't cover that of the Crows.

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3 hours ago, chookrat said:

They haven't made the connection between their weird camp and how it made the Tex a better husband, father and lover, and players wanting to 'go home'.

I know now Tex has a young family but when i saw him sitting in the stands giving an interview/apology after the racism thing i thought he looked straight out of the Village People.  Even a Freddy Mercury lookalike.

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33 minutes ago, Deebauched said:

I know now Tex has a young family but when i saw him sitting in the stands giving an interview/apology after the racism thing i thought he looked straight out of the Village People.  Even a Freddy Mercury lookalike.

I thought the same thing !!!

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