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Percy2257

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I wasn't sure who he was a month ago. I'm still not convinced 'Dougal' is a real name. I have no idea why Port have given him up.

But I'm pretty damn glad to have him at the Saints.

Looking forward to seeing him in our colours next year! Up the Doooogz.
Google when in doubt. You will find that Dougal is the anglicised version of a Gaelic name.
 

Diehard Saint

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Jan 17, 2016
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fu** fu** fu** fu**. This one hurts.

Good luck to Doogs in the future though and well done to the Saints for getting their man. I think we are just all in a state of shock and disbelief tbh.
Having visited your board, this one sounds like it’s really hurting you guys.
In that case, what were your club thinking? I’m sorry that it’s causing you angst but it sounds like we’ve really got a good one here.

It’s really a bummer when you lose someone you’d rather keep. I’m experiencing some of that with Stuv ( it’s emotional when your former best player leaves) and even Brucey, so understand how you guys must be feeling.
 

King_Tredrea

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Having visited your board, this one sounds like it’s really hurting you guys.
In that case, what were your club thinking? I’m sorry that it’s causing you angst but it sounds like we’ve really got a good one here.

It’s really a bummer when you lose someone you’d rather keep. I’m experiencing some of that with Stuv ( it’s emotional when your former best player leaves) and even Brucey, so understand how you guys must be feeling.
Our club is so fractured atm it’s hard to fathom. Jason Cripps decided to tell Dougal that it may be wise to look at his options, and he did. Rest is history.
Wonder who it will be next year? My guess is Xavier Duursma will have the second year blues and clubs will be circling. Anyways. Exciting times for you guys, all the best :thumbsu:

At least he didn’t go to ******* Norf or Essendon
 

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EskimoPAFC

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Dec 17, 2017
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Having visited your board, this one sounds like it’s really hurting you guys.
In that case, what were your club thinking? I’m sorry that it’s causing you angst but it sounds like we’ve really got a good one here.
Our club has done so much stupid stuff over the last 12 months it's getting harder and harder to justify, but the saving grace could be if we are making moves today and desperately needed the extra currency. If we use this to get Luko/Hately/Stephens or another big fish then it is what it is.

The other thing to consider is that we aren't one unit. Our assistant coaches, senior coach and list management team are absolutely not on the same page right now.
 

pebblesofsand

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I know he wants to play defence and that's part of the reason we got him but watch these highlights and you can see why Port thought he might make it as key forward.

 

Armoooo

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Apr 19, 2010
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Looking forward to the likes of Ben Brown, Jeremy Cameron and Jack Riewoldt not kicking 7 on us every time we play them.
This.

Howard, Battle and Wilkie are such a great combo, perfectly balanced, young and super talented.

I would much rather see Carlisle go forward to replace Bruce than Battle.

I want to see that backline trio get plenty of time together before we are playing finals.
 

hayes

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Mar 9, 2008
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This.

Howard, Battle and Wilkie are such a great combo, perfectly balanced, young and super talented.

I would much rather see Carlisle go forward to replace Bruce than Battle.

I want to see that backline trio get plenty of time together before we are playing finals.
Hadn’t thought of that actually but I think it’s a good idea. Use Carlisle as a fill in type until King is ready rather than stuff around with Battle’s development.
 

austinnn

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The reason Port Adelaide don't have Howard now is because they pushed him forward when he would prefer to stay back.

Josh Battle sees himself as a forward long term, why would we keep him back and risk him looking around when we have a need for him in the forward line anyway?
 

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