News Brodie Smith signs three year contract extension

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Pretty funny that Smith laughed and then got a bit defensive when a reporter implied that Rory Laird had taken his spot in the midfield rotation.

Certainly in his eyes his days running through the mid are not over. Whether that's midfield or just as a wingman i'm not too sure
 

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Pretty funny that Smith laughed and then got a bit defensive when a reporter implied that Rory Laird had taken his spot in the midfield rotation.

Certainly in his eyes his days running through the mid are not over. Whether that's midfield or just as a wingman i'm not too sure
Good.

Competition for individual roles raises the overall team.

Especially among senior players.

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Bit of a meh decision, two years seemed more on the mark but am happy its not 4 or 5.

Without any data backing my opinion, I feel his precise kicking over the least couple of season is not what it once was.

He, like all (most) senior players last season let their younger team mates, the club and supporters down with their attitude & application.
 

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Yeah Smithers is a good guy to have around the club, funny character that keeps the spirits up, will still be a best 22 guy for the next couple of seasons before maybe moving to depth in the final year of his contract
 

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Happy enough with 3 years. Agree with others here though that would like it to be front ended though.

Needs to be a policy that nobody 25 or over receives any longer than 3 years. These longer deals have killed us recently.


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Don't really like contracting a player past the age of 30. Would have traded him a few years back when he had more currency. Just hope he lifts his performance as he wasn't overly impressive in 2020.
 

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So is this going to be the next player who breaks down and ends up collecting a paycheck to either sit on the injury list or play SANFL?

I hope not but frankly this contract is poor list management on display yet again.
Being blindly cynical isn't any better than being a club apologist. Anyone can just assume the worst 100% of the time. Smith may indeed get injured but nobody is going to think you're nostradamus if it happens. Just a broken clock.

Smith is easily worth another 2 years and he got 3. It's hardly worth complaining about.
 

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I think this is great news. He has been one of our better performers in some pretty lean years for the club. But I think his signing serves another purpose, in that it sends a message there are people that is willing to be a one-club player for the club. To build a positive club culture, you need loyal players who are willing to stick with the club through thick and thin.

Can see him play at least 2 good seasons, so a 3-year signing seems reasonable enough.
 

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Just lacks a little inside grunt. Good thing we drafted Pedlar & Berry.
Loving the look of Berry.

I think grunt might not be too bad. Crouch can find the ball and I think Schoey is tracking well but I wouldn't expect too much from him right now.

But we're definitely lacking class and none are proper goal kicking threats.

I've been waiting so long to get a jet midfielder, hopefully 2021 will be the year we draft one.
 

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Loving the look of Berry.

I think grunt might not be too bad. Crouch can find the ball and I think Schoey is tracking well but I wouldn't expect too much from him right now.

But we're definitely lacking class and none are proper goal kicking threats.

I've been waiting so long to get a jet midfielder, hopefully 2021 will be the year we draft one.
Was going to ask why you're worrying about goals from our mids but then I remembered what our forward line looks like.
 

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Being blindly cynical isn't any better than being a club apologist. Anyone can just assume the worst 100% of the time. Smith may indeed get injured but nobody is going to think you're nostradamus if it happens. Just a broken clock.

Smith is easily worth another 2 years and he got 3. It's hardly worth complaining about.
For a broken clock I'm right a hell of a lot more than twice a day.

Your comments are the exact same responses I got on both Betts and Jenkins.
 

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