- Mar 17, 2012
- AFL Club
Bailey Smith has reportedly been adamant about not wanting to leave Victoria. It's one thing for Scrimshaw to live and play interstate for two years and then decide it wasn't good for his football or his mental health. But how dare Smith play the go-home card when he hadn't even actually left home yet. Should be grateful he's even being considered for a career that thousands of others could only dream of. Do these kids wanna be footballers or be tourist ambassadors for their respective states?
Can't agree at all.
Why shouldn't he make his feelings clear? Better the clubs know now, than later.
We all have the right to choose where we'd like to live and pursue our future. If that doesn't satisfy the needs of 2 or 3 AFL clubs then it's their bad luck IMHO. They are free to choose him or not now, knowing what they know - a far better scenario.
Scrimshaw was a shockingly poor selection reading back on what was known of him even prior to the draft.