Player Watch #38 - Tim Smith (R) - Retired

Tempy Tiger

Premiership Player
Sep 18, 2006
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The Bull will be Pedobears apprentice and second. Very happy with this. Gives the Weid another year to pack on 5kg, or at least the first half of the year. If Pedo goes down we've got a ready made replacement. And praise be to God, he tackles.
 

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rhaz

Norm Smith Medallist
Jun 30, 2008
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Pressure for tall spots is pretty good now. Watts/Hogan/Smith/Keilty/Weideman/Hulett/Pedersen can all play the key forward role.

There is a LOT of development needed there but it's nice to have multiple players fighting for it, rather than "Hogan and one of Pedersen/Weideman automatically gets a game cos who else ???"
 

Sando22

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Feb 3, 2016
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Rapt with this selection if for no other reason than that the kid most certainly deserves a crack.
I had assumed we possibly wouldn't give him a go now as his ship may have sailed at 25 but am really glad we did.
 

harry000

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Sep 9, 2015
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Love this guy. Fave player at Casey. Makes things happen from half chances and we need that until our ball movement into the 50 cleans up (which I expect to happen as our youngers guys get more experience)
 

Sellout Scully

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Jun 7, 2012
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I'd have him in the round 1 side next season. He's a proven goalkicker, and actually puts great pressure on in the forward line. Weids and Pedo are more natural forwards, but they don't give the same defensive pressure as the Bull. And against St Kilda we really need to pressure their defence, otherwise they just kick goals from the man out the back. Weids time will come. No need to rush him.

I guess the drawback from having him Smith play instead of Pedo is that Watts presumably has to chip in with some ruck work also. Yes I rate Pedo, but I think Smith makes our forward line more dynamic.
 

markm106

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 29, 2006
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I think at his age he'll need to have an impact relatively quickly. Won't be afforded the same time as some other rookies. Physically ready though.
 

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Tulip

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May 3, 2009
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I think at his age he'll need to have an impact relatively quickly. Won't be afforded the same time as some other rookies. Physically ready though.
Agree with you. I'm going to hold fire on this one. Seems like an impressive bloke and tough footballer, but he'll need to replicate the 31 goals he scored at VFL level against far superior defenders to get another year. There's no room for him and vandenBerg to both play, IMO.
 

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