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Jack Watts’ debut “one of the great ‘thrown to the wolves’ stories I think I’ve seen” – SEN

Dermott Brereton reflects on Melbourne’s mismanagement of a young Jack Watts.

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With former number one draft pick Jack Watts announcing his retirement on Thursday, Dermott Brereton has looked back on his AFL debut, saying he was thrown to the wolves by Melbourne.
Watts first took the field on Queens Birthday against Collingwood in Round 11 of 2009, finishing with eight disposals and one mark.
The game is remembered for the Magpies players targeting of an 18-year-old Watts physically and verbally, as Collingwood crushed the Demons by 66 points.
Brereton believes Melbourne…

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