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2 hours ago, binman said:

Reasonable points.

I agree petty has every right to play where he wants to play - and for whatever reason he likes.

It's a business and clubs will cut players - or not play them - when it suits them. Just look at the Billings situation. Forced out because the saints weren't gonna play him. Or ask Deakyn Smith about loyalty.

But personally I dislike he chose to use the media to make his case and put undue pressure on the club.

And choosing to play a round of golf with players from a club you are agitating to get to, regardless if they are old mates or not, BEFORE the trade period ended was very poor form.

I mean c'mon if he was gagging for a game of golf with fogerty et al he could have waited 'till this morning. 

And making sure the SA media know ahead of time and are there to report on it and do a door stop interview? Please.

If anyone thinks he and his manager didn't orchestrate that circus they are  kidding themselves.

It was particularly galling given petty does stuff all media or promotional work for the dees.

Again, his call and he can do what he wants. As i said Its a business for players, clubs and managers.

But it's not a business for fans, its a passion.

And when a player jerks around the club they should understand it will upset and hurt fans.

I would understand if he had an axe to grind and felt he was being treated unfairly. But by his own admission he doesn't and hasn't been.

Have your conversations about wanting to be traded internally and show some respect to your current employer who has given you your shot at AFL footy - not to mention strongly supported you through the zorko drama and helped you be a premiership player. 

And show some respect to dees fans who at the end of the day are the reason he is able to be paid handsomely to live out his dream.

I'd be more forgiving if he was a kid. For that reason I cut Horne Francis plenty of slack. 

But petty is a grown [censored] adult for petts sake. 

I may be too naive or cynical but players should question when their managers propose ideas that are unethical or counterproductive to their current employment situation.

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He made it clear that he had spoken to Adelaide and they had expressed keen interest. He then said that he's staying because Melbourne didn't want to play. So do we have another Jackson. What a great season he had in 2022 - NOT! For our sake he needs to find a partner who loves Melbourne and redheads in that order.

Another era perhaps but a likely same result as Scott Thompson. Melbourne supported this player through a period when frequently injured only to go back home to Adelaide after a breakout year for us. The rest is history. He went on to play about 600 games for them.

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I reckon the Crows are still salty about Lever - the way the are talking about Petty even after trade period. Their recruiting bloke was still banging on about ‘Petty wanting to come home at some point.’

Whatever.

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17 minutes ago, rpfc said:

I reckon the Crows are still salty about Lever - the way the are talking about Petty even after trade period. Their recruiting bloke was still banging on about ‘Petty wanting to come home at some point.’

Whatever.

I'm feeling generally warmer by the day about Keays' "point".

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1 minute ago, SFebes said:

Just a vibe, but I think he's gone at the end of next year. I don't think the Crows, who are on the up, will be able to offer us what they could of this year.

Well he'll be gone at the end of 2025 as a FA for less.  He'll be traded at the end of 2024 as a pre-Agent. Bookmark it.

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1 hour ago, WesternDee said:

He made it clear that he had spoken to Adelaide and they had expressed keen interest. He then said that he's staying because Melbourne didn't want to play. So do we have another Jackson. What a great season he had in 2022 - NOT! For our sake he needs to find a partner who loves Melbourne and redheads in that order.

Another era perhaps but a likely same result as Scott Thompson. Melbourne supported this player through a period when frequently injured only to go back home to Adelaide after a breakout year for us. The rest is history. He went on to play about 600 games for them.

It’s interesting Grundy got a monster deal by telling the Pies the fact that he was a SA boy …he would want to go home . Fast forward a couple of years at the Pies he gets dropped to the twos & traded to us. He gets offers of 1st ruck at PA & Sydney. He goes to Syd further away from SA. Situations can always change !! 

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15 hours ago, Ollie fan said:

This thread is so hard on him for some unguarded comments in an unplanned interview. In which he said he was staying at Melbourne. He was on the golf course!! He is a young bloke and not someone who is regularly interviewed. He said he is staying and I believe he meant it.

 Give him a break. Let's just hope he comes out fit and firing and adds the final piece to our forward line!

An unplanned interview! So Ch9 just has camera crews hanging round Adelaide golf courses to interview random golfers?

It was a setup to put pressure on the Dees.

Still Harry stays a Dee until end of 2025 season unless the trade assets Adelaide offer at end of 2024 can be used to secure a quality replacement key forward.

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Pleased to see a groundswell of backing the young bloke has emerged. Those members of the geek chorus who seem too ready to shout half-arsed ill informed inanities from behind the mask of an anonymous facade. Come across like a bunch of third form boys still in shorts. 
 

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4 hours ago, demoniac said:

An unplanned interview! So Ch9 just has camera crews hanging round Adelaide golf courses to interview random golfers?

It was a setup to put pressure on the Dees.

Still Harry stays a Dee until end of 2025 season unless the trade assets Adelaide offer at end of 2024 can be used to secure a quality replacement key forward.

I have no idea how channel 9 came to be there but a guess would be: someone saw them all, recognised them, and notified the media, probably earning a dollar in the process. 
 

Do you have any better info?

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2 hours ago, Tarax Club said:

Pleased to see a groundswell of backing the young bloke has emerged. Those members of the geek chorus who seem too ready to shout half-arsed ill informed inanities from behind the mask of an anonymous facade. Come across like a bunch of third form boys still in shorts. 
 

I suspect I am part of that groundswell. The thing is: I support Melbourne and its players. I have no desire to bring them down, abuse them, or to make ill-founded allegations.

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22 hours ago, WalkingCivilWar said:

Homesickness is a form of Adjustment Disorder which is indeed a mental health condition. Anyways, the point is: these players, while wanting to go home, are NOT experiencing homesickness. 

Thank you WCW, you are right on the money! Adjustment Disorder is VERY real!

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5 minutes ago, chook fowler said:

I am having trouble adjusting to the thought of him defecting 

No chook Adjsutment Disorder occurs when your natural place that you feel an empathy with and are warm and comforatble and valued are taken away from you. I dont think this is Harrisons case at the Dees. Quite the opposite I would imagine!

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1 hour ago, picket fence said:

Thank you WCW, you are right on the money! Adjustment Disorder is VERY real!

Well, I'd probably agree that if you were on an AFL list for a minimum of 12 months and then wanting to go home because of homesickness then it's probably not the mild form. 

We'll see what happens, bad morale can rip through a footy club so hopefully he's professional and gives his best each week. The way things are going I'll probably get lashed for having the nerve to make that point but I'm past the point of caring about what happens around here. 

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17 minutes ago, Super Sub Schache said:

Can’t blame him for wanting to leave.

Yep, the million dollars had absolutely nothing to do with it… and nothing has ever gone wrong for Adelaide. Squeaky clean culture 🙄😂

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8 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Yep, the million dollars had absolutely nothing to do with it… and nothing has ever gone wrong for Adelaide. Squeaky clean culture 🙄😂

 

Drugs is worse Jaded and a stain that never goes away, I can only hope no other players have taken that [censored].

Just ask West Coast or Bombers supporters.

 

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1 minute ago, Jibroni said:

 

Drugs is worse Jaded and a stain that never goes away, I can only hope no other players have taken that [censored].

Just ask West Coast or Bombers supporters.

 

Worse than a camp where players reported downright racism? Worse than a captain yelling racist comments? Really? 

Recreational drug use is rife in AFL and basically any high paying industry. You think no Adelaide player touches the stuff? Come on!

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2 minutes ago, Jaded No More said:

Worse than a camp where players reported downright racism? Worse than a captain yelling racist comments? Really? 

Recreational drug use is rife in AFL and basically any high paying industry. You think no Adelaide player touches the stuff? Come on!

 

Yes I know it's used elsewhere but two wrongs don't make a right either.

I just have a real beef with drugs as my sister is a paramedic and the treatment medicos receive from Drug addicts is beyond comprehending.

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2 minutes ago, Jibroni said:

 

Yes I know it's used elsewhere but two wrongs don't make a right either.

I just have a real beef with drugs as my sister is a paramedic and the treatment medicos receive from Drug addicts is beyond comprehending.

Of course it doesn’t make it right and I am not supporting nor condoning drug use. 
But to suggest Petty wants out because some of our players are doing drugs is ridiculous, when he would know full well that some Adelaide players would be too. 

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