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Dean Kelly
Have read on another footy site that Dean Kelly has signed with Noble Park in the EFL. Is this true & if so has his cousin Jarrod Dalton gone too?
NorthPort
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Yes Kelly has joined Noble Park, but I am not sure re: Dalton. I rate Dalton pretty highlyand thought he was a chance at earning a KP spot in Port's ones in 2008.






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Thanks for that. Any reason given for Kelly leaving Port. Wasnt he supposed to be the next big thing only a year ago. He always seemed to play well when I saw him & would have thought he might have been an asset for Port this year. Thought Dalton may follow him as I beleive they are close & as Jarrod played only 2's last year in his 3rd year out of U18's, he might move on too.
NorthPort
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I am not sure of Kelly's reasons for leaving Port. However he got limited opportunities in the ones, and I think the reason is that his style of footy that served him so well in the U18s close to goal, didnt really work against bigger opponents in the VFL... Did he have the engine or speed to play in a midfield role? I'm not sure, but I wouldn't have thought so. Also, maybe he thought it was all going to happen for him and he would be drafted... Things didn't turn out that way, and he might just be a little disillusioned with the game at the moment.






Coaster
He left Port as he wanted to play seniors. Rumour has it he was going to East Burwood but Noble put more $$$ up, sign on fee and paying his car loan and schooling as well as game payments. More than he was getting.