Player Watch #13: Jared Polec - delisted end '21 - redrafted w/ #1 in '21 RD

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ferball

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I remember thinking at the time that GWS would fail and GC would succeed because GC got Gary Jr. and the best GWS could manage was Tom Scully. Turned out to be basically the opposite, GWS were able to build a much better culture with a solid leadership group that weren't necessarily the best players in the competition, but knew how to lead a group of young men. Probably weren't religious weirdos either.

Getting Gary Jr. seems like a complete mistake in hindsight. They appear to have been more concerned with attracting an audience in the extremely short term than building something that could stand the test of time, same deal with Karmichael Hunt. And it's honestly hard to see them turning it around. I could see the AFL just giving up and handing their license to Southport or something.
That sort of thing is symptomatic of the Gold Coast imo.

The Gold Coast' culture is more concerned with appearances than depth. Its a shallow place and if you climb up Mt Warning and look at it it seems like a very short term thing as well.
 

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teethmeetsflesh

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WTF was that?

Has he had an operation on his right shoulder? Get that front arm up boy, and point it at the target.
Omfg leave the poor c*nt alone - I can't recall a north player who has copped as much sh*t for merely existing. We all get it - he hasn't lived up to the expectation of his prior performance nor the wage he is on, but in all fairness the club has actually been a complete mess since the year he joined and I can understand why any player in his position would be despondent.
 

kangatime

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Omfg leave the poor c*nt alone - I can't recall a north player who has copped as much sh*t for merely existing. We all get it - he hasn't lived up to the expectation of his prior performance nor the wage he is on, but in all fairness the club has actually been a complete mess since the year he joined and I can understand why any player in his position would be despondent.
Any Australia’s that throws like that deserves all the sh*t in the world. I don’t know what is more embarrassing, the throw or the fact his partner posted it.
 

Themanbun

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Omfg leave the poor c*nt alone - I can't recall a north player who has copped as much sh*t for merely existing. We all get it - he hasn't lived up to the expectation of his prior performance nor the wage he is on, but in all fairness the club has actually been a complete mess since the year he joined and I can understand why any player in his position would be despondent.
I've been a Polec defender and rate him.

The custard arm stuff is just ribbing.
 

RobZombie

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WTF was that?

Has he had an operation on his right shoulder? Get that front arm up boy, and point it at the target.
I can only assume he's one of those weirdos who kicks left/throws right and he's throwing with his left for a laugh. Cos nobody with any athletic ability at all throws like that.
 

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Ether

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I can only assume he's one of those weirdos who kicks left/throws right and he's throwing with his left for a laugh. Cos nobody with any athletic ability at all throws like that.
Must be. It does look sh*thouse but so do i when i throw with my off arm.
 

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