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Ken Sakata

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Sportswriter based in Melbourne. Covering where AFL and pop-culture collide. Twitter + Instagram: @sakatarama

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RIP The Dab (2015-2016)

“You are going to be amazing today,” Gillon McLachlan says to himself in the mirror. The CEO of the Australian Football League, Gillon is used to press conferences. He puts on his cufflinks. “So when Moana Hope does it, I do it too. It’s going to be so fantastic,” he adds.

I genuinely think the Dees chose Watts because they thought he was better.

It’s the media/reporting on ethnic/aboriginal players that’s problematic. We have an issue with codified language (e.g. excitement machine etc)

The arguments for and against Jack Watts

Well he’s not Jesus. But he’s not that bad.

The arguments for and against Jack Watts

Marty. I really really like Jack Watts as a footballer. He’s not an amazing player per se, sure. But I find his narrative human and extremely relatable. I’m more Watts than Fyfe. Most of us are.

If I had my time again, I probably would have gone with “I Really Like Jack Watts. Although I Don’t Understand Why”

The arguments for and against Jack Watts