Retired 33. Jarrod Pickett - Returning to WA

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What a massive shame.

He’s a huge talent but through a combination of injury and lack of desire, we’ll never see it.

Some fans ought to be ashamed of themselves in here.

To bring money and contracts etc. into the discussion is just pathetic and shows a real lack of class.

All the best to Jarrod in whatever he chooses next.
 

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In recent years we've had Betts, Yarran, Garlett now Pickett want out, and have had limited success with our Indigenous players including Smith, LeBois, Garlett. Perhaps it's an area we need to invest more in or look at where we may be failing.

Of course Jones and SPS are performing brilliantly and seem well entrenched into the group, so perhaps it's nothing more than a lack of talent. Hopefully we can add some more promising aboriginal players soon. Really bummed about this outcome
A lot of non aboriginal players have left or wanted out, do we need to invest more in that area as well? FMD (as for lebois, should have been cut a year or 2 ago)
 

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Sad to see Picketty go. Thought he had promise even if he didn't max out on his potential. I hope he does well outside of the AFL and either lives his best life beyond footy or gives himself an opportunity to get a third chance somewhere.

Still, we're going to have to make some hard calls between now and the trade period. He's probably one of the easier ones to pass judgment on from a list management perspective.
 

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Pity, he's just the type we need right now.
He sure is. That is why I am so gutted by this. There was a role in team just for him that our list did not have already but now we have to go back to drawing board and be hard to find guys as talented as him that could be ready to impact games next year that was expecting he would be ready to do after overcoming latest injury. God ,it is serious downer. It was sad last week saying goodbye to Bolts whom meant well but was not working out. This I feel more gutted by as it is a player on list I thought that could really be important. We can only replace such talent via some free agency in off season. Certainly a setback for our list plans like when we lost Ciaran Byrne over summer in unexpected fashion.
 
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shame, didn't play a lot for us but can remember him lighting up the field a few times when he did.

after the time spent away from the field it's understandable it could be for the best he get his bits in working order away from the rigors of an afl club, and he had been unluckier than most. doesn't mean he's lost to footy or even afl.
all the best.
 

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My concern is he goes back to WA and recovers from his knee injury. He overcomes his depression, and is enticed to get himself fit again and play for a WAFL side.. He then stars in the WAFL. The Perth AFL clubs know of his talent and great potential decides to draft him. He goes on to become a 150+ game player for the Eagles or Dockers. Carlton's loss, their gain. No compensation. But good luck Jarrod, it's your decision.
 

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My concern is he goes back to WA and recovers from his knee injury. He overcomes his depression, and is enticed to get himself fit again and play for a WAFL side.. He then stars in the WAFL. The Perth AFL clubs know of his talent and great potential decides to draft him. He goes on to become a 150+ game player for the Eagles or Dockers. Carlton's loss, their gain. No compensation. But good luck Jarrod, it's your decision.
We don’t get any compensation for anyone named Jarrod/Jarrad :p



In all seriousness though I hope he gets himself up and running again.

Was listening to guessEN today and Andy Maher was discussing the topic with Dal Santo. Basically touching on how much of a leap it is into an AFL environment and if you aren’t mentally prepared or willing it just doesn’t work. Can’t get there on talent alone, of which Pickett has in spades.

The horrific run with injury and not being mentally and emotionally invested in a professional AFL career sees the young fella at a fork in his life.

I truly wish him all the best, even if it was at another club in a few years.

Best of luck to the lad
 

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My concern is he goes back to WA and recovers from his knee injury. He overcomes his depression, and is enticed to get himself fit again and play for a WAFL side.. He then stars in the WAFL. The Perth AFL clubs know of his talent and great potential decides to draft him. He goes on to become a 150+ game player for the Eagles or Dockers. Carlton's loss, their gain. No compensation. But good luck Jarrod, it's your decision.
My thoughts..get a hobby and take your mind off stuff....its not healthy to be worrying about such things.....:)
 

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Filthy with this.
Bloody hard to find blokes with that much raw talent.
Never had him out of my best team.
Likewise, we just lost matchwinning talent from our list, for nothing. Uncommitted matchwinning talent, yes, but matchwinning talent nonetheless.

A real shame, a combination of perhaps not being cut out for the rigours of AFL football as well as awful injury luck (probably associated).
 
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Was a bit disappointed to see young Pickett has given it away. Was probably always on the cards after coming back pre season overweight but he had that x factor upfront that we haven't had since Eddie. The flashes he showed did excite. Pity. Just not committed enough. Frustrating.
 

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In recent years we've had Betts, Yarran, Garlett now Pickett want out, and have had limited success with our Indigenous players including Smith, LeBois, Garlett. Perhaps it's an area we need to invest more in or look at where we may be failing.

Of course Jones and SPS are performing brilliantly and seem well entrenched into the group, so perhaps it's nothing more than a lack of talent. Hopefully we can add some more promising aboriginal players soon. Really bummed about this outcome
I think you are jumping at shadows a bit.

We could of kept Betts if we tried hard enough

We pushed Garlett out

Yarran wanted to go but had issues well beyond football as has been shown

Smith just wasn’t up to it and didn’t work hard enough

Lebois has been injured a lot and always been speculative
 
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