Josh Kelly elects to stay at GWS after sitting through North/St Kilda
GWS star Josh Kelly has elected to remain at the Giants in 2018, according to sources close to the club.
Kelly made the decision about ten minutes into North Melbourne’s clash with St Kilda on Friday night.
According to sources in his management, the low-scoring, low drawing clash was reportedly seen as a sales pitch, which swiftly fell on its ■■■■ due to the generally awful standard of football.
A low drawing crowd also played a massive part with Kelly reportedly saying "I'm pretty sure GWS draw more than these minow clubs"
It is a big blow to both clubs, who have both chased the 22-year-old extremely hard this year.
A GWS club source confirmed the news.
“Kelly called up his manager pretty quick on Friday night while watching that game,” they said.
“He could barely sit through ten minutes, let alone nine years.” He was said to be bitterly disappointed that he was only able to attract these flailing clubs and not the powerhouse Essendon, which is where he really wanted to land.
Both clubs are reportedly disappointed at Kelly’s decision, with the two side now tipped to turn their attention to Richmond's Dustin Martin with Norf intending to pitch a 1 Million a year 14 year offer for the star. Apparently there's a War Chest down at Arden St.
St Kilda intend on attacking the draft with both theirs and Hawthorns first pick in a concerted effort to pick up more 2nd rate talent.