News Gone: Eddie Betts traded to Carlton for 2020 4th Round Pick

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ajs071

Senior List
Apr 28, 2012
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Glen Iris
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Carlton
Has there ever been a footballer like Eddie Betts. His story will make a great book one day. Both Adelaide fans and Carlton fans have been blessed that such a person has represented both clubs with honour and distinction. Looking forward and grateful that I get to see him finish his career at the club where it all began.
 

cleanhands

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Aug 31, 2007
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Has there ever been a footballer like Eddie Betts. His story will make a great book one day. Both Adelaide fans and Carlton fans have been blessed that such a person has represented both clubs with honour and distinction. Looking forward and grateful that I get to see him finish his career at the club where it all began.
Yeh we got the best years from him happy to see him go home now
 

Red mist

Reynholm Industries
Jun 30, 2014
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The Winchester
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Has there ever been a footballer like Eddie Betts. His story will make a great book one day. Both Adelaide fans and Carlton fans have been blessed that such a person has represented both clubs with honour and distinction. Looking forward and grateful that I get to see him finish his career at the club where it all began.
Yes farke.n. You could of had him for the full term but you went pushed up Daisies.
But yeah it good it finishes where he began.
 

PykeDream

Only the Betts
Sep 2, 2011
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Matthew Pavlich of external review insider status just raised this story on Nine News WA as ‘Eddie Betts flees the Crows nest’.

Wonder if he also feels that Chapman is a brilliant chairman.
 

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BACCS

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May 10, 2009
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In before one of our usual suspects pops up with another of the world's falsest dichotomies.

"Well, you weren't happy when we wouldnt play the kids, and now you're not happy when we ruin the relationship with a club legend to the point that he no longer wants to be associated with the club. Just can't win with you, can we? :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:"
Clearly things have not gone well the last 2 years, but it’s clear they’re trying to mend bridges, remove personnel responsible (yes, I know Chapman is still there) and move on.

When will you be able to actually move on from all of this shit and enjoy watching the Crows again? Surely pushing out senior players at the right time, refreshing the footy department and hopefully a promotion of youth next season ticks all your boxes?
 

Large 1

Club Legend
May 7, 2015
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I don't understand. We signed him for 3 years and then after 2 years we take a crap trade to send him to Carlton and pay him part of his salary? I reckon the club did this because the club wronged Eddie very badly and this is compensation for whatever harm they did. I know this is speculation, but this club gives me no other choice but to speculate since all they're concerned about is trying to maintain some unattainable perfect public image. This club will literally lie to its members to avoid public accountability for their actions, if the club isn't broken, as Dunstall says, why do so many people want out, even those who are contracted beyond this year? All I know is the club has done something really bad that they will never admit to us if they can get away with it, just like they tried to do with TIppett.
That is one take on it....or the club signed Eddie up to invest is a three year premiership window that never came. Now we need to move on.
I hope it is this and not that Eddie is scorned, but I do think he REALLY like Teague and has not been happy with the forward line coaches since he left.
 

SaltPeter

"I’m a professional bullshitter"
Jan 6, 2018
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Matthew Pavlich of external review insider status just raised this story on Nine News WA as ‘Eddie Betts flees the Crows nest’.

Wonder if he also feels that Chapman is a brilliant chairman.
You realise he's just reading an autocue?
 

Southerntakeover

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 21, 2006
28,203
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Adelaide
Clearly things have not gone well the last 2 years, but it’s clear they’re trying to mend bridges, remove personnel responsible (yes, I know Chapman is still there) and move on.

When will you be able to actually move on from all of this shit and enjoy watching the Crows again? Surely pushing out senior players at the right time, refreshing the footy department and hopefully a promotion of youth next season ticks all your boxes?
I'm not sure that I'll really know until or unless the final decision is made on whether we get voting members rights or not.

Our club's issues are systemic. They'll keep repeating over and over and over until we have a structure that demands accountability.

In the same way that moving Trigg out didnt cure the rot, and it infact festered and got worse, moving Burton on won't cure the rot.
 

1970crow

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Jun 7, 2011
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alice springs
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But you get the child more interested in your club than the other by having the child around the club. Lewie is a huge Adelaide Crows fan. He's been adorable to watch at SANFL games where he would get upset about other club songs being played and only wanting to hear the Crows song. Now his dad will finish his career at the other club and he will grow up associating around that club more than us.
How can you give a shit about something that can’t even be a possibility for a dozen years? It’s on nobody’s radar and had nothing to do with Carlton’s decision, Eddie was going back to Victoria anyway where he’d have gotten involved in his beloved Blues again. We made him what he became, he’s gone, stiff shit, move on.
 

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