Posts Tagged "Jack Watts"

After the AFL decided to grant priority picks according to a secret formula, we can only guess whether a battling team is likely to receive one.

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Paul Roos says he’s surprised about the fuss people are making over Jack Watts.

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In the 2008 AFL Draft, Melbourne Selected Jack Watts to be the number one overall pick.

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Ever since the AFL introduced the priority draft pick system, it has caused trouble. First, it resulted in struggling clubs tanking games to ensure that they got their priority pick.

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After all the insignificant, beat-up issues the AFL media has been peddling this year, it is great to see they have finally begun to tackle a serious development in our game – beards.

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The tanking dramas are over and there should be nothing on the minds of the Melbourne Football club besides playing football. Let’s talk about Jack Watts.

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Melbourne are determined to shield exciting key forward prospect Jesse Hogan from the sort of unrealistic expectations that have burdened Jack Watts.

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History may not repeat, but Geelong will be eager to put away Melbourne once again as the two sides meet at Simonds Stadium. We’ll have live scores and updates from 1.45pm AEST.

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The Melbourne Demons horrific start to the 2012 AFL season is a result of poor recruiting decisions over the past five years and its weak development of players.

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In 2008, Matthew Richardson almost won a Brownlow medal as a key forward turned roaming wingman. He averaged career high possessions and still kicked 48 goals for the season. Since, I’ve often wondered why clubs haven’t felt compelled to do something similar.

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The heat should be turned from young Melbourne forward Jack Watts onto senior teammates such as Brad Green and Colin Sylvia, says former AFL premiership coach Robert Walls.

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Having had their finals door shut on Sunday evening by a spirited Richmond comeback, Melbourne can now throw away any chance of mathematic possibilities and focus on what shapes as an important offseason for the Demons.

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With round 14 popping up more than a few surprises, there were a number of key points that became evident from the big upset (West Coast), the almost big-upset (Collingwood), and those woeful Bombers.

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When Mark Robinson compared Jack Watts and Michael Hurley in his Herald Sun piece this week, perhaps the question he should’ve asked was would the former number one draft pick have developed quicker as a player somewhere else than he has at Melbourne?

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It’s hard not to get excited about the future of the Melbourne Football Club. So much so, I think the Demons have the potential to win a premiership in the next 3 years.

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With just one win in a month of football, the big questions have to start being asked at St Kilda. We’ve known for some time the Saints are struggling without Nick Riewoldt, but most believed the club still had the talent and options up forward to find an avenue to goal.

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Melbourne will take far more from Saturday night’s win over the Brisbane Lions than just the four points. This young Demons team can now have the confidence in their own ability to defeat any side in the AFL.

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They’re poles apart, but Melbourne’s aim will be the same as St Kilda’s in the 2010 AFL season – finding an extra 15 points.

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Ask any of the hierarchy at the Melbourne Football Club whether they made the right choice between Jack Watts and Nic Naitanui and they will be sure to give you the same, predictable, party-line answer: Yes, selecting Jack Watts was indeed the right decision.

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Melbourne president Jim Stynes believes the AFL club’s latest top draftees are better equipped for a quick step into senior football than last year’s No.1 pick Jack Watts.

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