Player Watch #40 Nick Smith - farewell

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replicant

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Good news. Will lead our backline after Ted goes (if he doesn't already). He would have left a massive hole if he left.

Seems like a lot of our key players are locked in now. Who are the important ones left out of contract?
 

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Bloody

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So is Jack the only other notable person out of contract this year or is there Grundy also?


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swansfan51

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So is Jack the only other notable person out of contract this year or is there Grundy also?
The other best 22 names are:

Kurt Tippett
Kieren Jack
Tom Mitchell
Jeremy Laidler
Jake Lloyd (allegedly)
Harry Cunningham (borderline)

I'm very unconvinced Heeney is out of contract, we have often signed up draftees for 3 years. Grundy is signed until 2018.
 

CD__

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The other best 22 names are:

Kurt Tippett
Kieren Jack
Tom Mitchell
Jeremy Laidler
Jake Lloyd (allegedly)
Harry Cunningham (borderline)

I'm very unconvinced Heeney is out of contract, we have often signed up draftees for 3 years. Grundy is signed until 2018.
Wouldn't surprise me to see him playing some NEAFL this year, all things being equal.
 

GotTheGoodes

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Laids will be fine so long as he keeps up his solid consistent efforts. The man is like a rock, just comes in and does what he's been asked to week in week out.

The major drawback would be his apparent lack of speed/pace which was only really highlighted after the Hawks focused on this and the little Hawkpoo got a few easy "running-into-the-an-open-goal-after-a-kick-over-the-top-of-&-behind-the-defence". It was bad matchup for him but would have happened to Grundy, Teddy, Reid & probably would have had some effect on Macca, Shaw, Rampe & Smith too given how we were set up (pushing well up the ground leaving the back 40m unmanned). So for this I don't necessarily blame him...
 

MarkP

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Laids will be fine so long as he keeps up his solid consistent efforts. The man is like a rock, just comes in and does what he's been asked to week in week out.

The major drawback would be his apparent lack of speed/pace which was only really highlighted after the Hawks focused on this and the little Hawkpoo got a few easy "running-into-the-an-open-goal-after-a-kick-over-the-top-of-&-behind-the-defence". It was bad matchup for him but would have happened to Grundy, Teddy, Reid & probably would have had some effect on Macca, Shaw, Rampe & Smith too given how we were set up (pushing well up the ground leaving the back 40m unmanned). So for this I don't necessarily blame him...
That Puopolo screw up was more our coaching box (and theirs) working like crap (and brilliantly) to manufacture that match up.

It was like elite tagger against Murphy for the Dogs all over again.
 
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