Watts unlikely for Geelong: Wells


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    Port Adelaide are firming as the likely new AFL home for Jack Watts, with Geelong list boss Stephen Wells admitting the Cats are unlikely to secure a deal for the talented Melbourne utility.

    The former No.1 draft pick has been linked with a move to one of three clubs – Port Adelaide, Sydney or Geelong.

    Wells has told AFL Trade Radio that the Cats have not offered Watts a contract, nor have they committed to trying to trade for him.

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    • Roar Guru

      October 11th 2017 @ 5:02pm
      Cat said | October 11th 2017 @ 5:02pm | ! Report

      Thank you, don’t want him

      • October 11th 2017 @ 9:46pm
        fractalpixie said | October 11th 2017 @ 9:46pm | ! Report


    • October 11th 2017 @ 5:12pm
      Mattician6x6 said | October 11th 2017 @ 5:12pm | ! Report

      Wonder what melb asking price is?

    • October 11th 2017 @ 8:11pm
      Bob GOOCH said | October 11th 2017 @ 8:11pm | ! Report

      Good riddance Jack – as long as he goes don’t care where it is – just get the deal done

    • October 12th 2017 @ 8:11am
      Birdman said | October 12th 2017 @ 8:11am | ! Report

      is there a bigger whipping boy in the AFL?

      • October 12th 2017 @ 9:37am
        truetigerfan said | October 12th 2017 @ 9:37am | ! Report

        Nup! Unfortunate, too. His underage form as a key forward part of the problem. Main problem was a rubbish Melbourne side and desperate hierarchy demanding he be that big, key forward messiah. Grossly mismanaged in his early years at Melbourne! Could have had a really good career elsewhere.

        • Roar Pro

          October 12th 2017 @ 3:51pm
          Darren M said | October 12th 2017 @ 3:51pm | ! Report

          Was played far too early when he was unready, foisted upon the big stage in a marketing attempt to lure supporters to Queens Birthday after the AFL threatened to dump Melbourne from the QB unless the game drew 70,000.

          Mismanaged (as most players were during the time) and moved around, has played in every position from key forward, back to ruck and never given time to settle down. Never given time to find some form back in the 2s because there was no one else to play in the senior side.

          Played in a team that was woeful and just happened to hit bad form right in time for two expansion clubs, drawing the process out by about 3 years, followed by a rash sacking of a coach (Bailey) and what is now arguably the greatest miss-steps of all time, hiring someone who was remarkably bad at senior coaching who continued mismanagement, drawing out the rebuild for another 5 years.

          Whipping boy for media, supporters (of Melbourne and opposition) and disrespected by many in the football world.

          Now out of favour and out of form, but carries the hopes of the club, bleeds for the club and is being shown the door.

          I agree totally, Melbourne’s record with him was shocking. Had he played 5 years earlier, or 5 years later, we’d be looking at a different Jack Watts today.

          • October 13th 2017 @ 2:28pm
            Hosto Mesa said | October 13th 2017 @ 2:28pm | ! Report

            Completely agree with your comments Darren. The bullying this guy has been subjected to has been incredible. I don’t know the guy, never met him, but seems like a decent guy with tons of ability but seems to lack confidence. I garner this purely from body language on the field. Love to have him at Port. Hopefully under Hinkley he can finally reach his potential.

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