Retired Devon Smith [OOC 2023 - retirement announced]

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Atavistic

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There are reports that Devon might get traded at the end of this year. Might be similar to the Will Brodie trade in that Essendon give up something so that another club takes him off our hands. Maybe not our first rounder though.
 

CatToTheFuture

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There are reports that Devon might get traded at the end of this year. Might be similar to the Will Brodie trade in that Essendon give up something so that another club takes him off our hands. Maybe not our first rounder though.
I'm genuinely not sure where he'd go
 

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Virgin Dog

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There are reports that Devon might get traded at the end of this year. Might be similar to the Will Brodie trade in that Essendon give up something so that another club takes him off our hands. Maybe not our first rounder though.
Don't you reportedly have crazy amounts of unallocated cap space? Not much incentive to pay others to take Smith off your books, unlike Gold Coast who have a tight cap. I'd have thought you just let Smith ride out his contract in the VFL then delist in 2023, unless someone decides they want to pay you even a token pick.
 

ThePhreshOne

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Don't you reportedly have crazy amounts of unallocated cap space? Not much incentive to pay others to take Smith off your books, unlike Gold Coast who have a tight cap. I'd have thought you just let Smith ride out his contract in the VFL then delist in 2023, unless someone decides they want to pay you even a token pick.
Marshall will be expensive.
 

CatToTheFuture

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Don't you reportedly have crazy amounts of unallocated cap space? Not much incentive to pay others to take Smith off your books, unlike Gold Coast who have a tight cap. I'd have thought you just let Smith ride out his contract in the VFL then delist in 2023, unless someone decides they want to pay you even a token pick.
If his contract only runs to end of year then it might even make sense to retire him like Caddy to get an extra spot for MSD
 

Elmer_Judd

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Suppose if North Melbourne got him for a heavily discounted rate/late pick, they should consider him, as an experienced/bigger body to help their kids for a couple of years.
 

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Might be absolutely cooked, might be half arseing it because of how s**t we are, might be carrying that injury. If I was a team contending I'd maybe throw in a token 4th or 5th rounder as a trade hoping he gets his body right in a finals window. Unlikely we get a bite.
 

WilloTree

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There are reports that Devon might get traded at the end of this year. Might be similar to the Will Brodie trade in that Essendon give up something so that another club takes him off our hands. Maybe not our first rounder though.
Will Brodie was 22. Devon Smith is 28.

I'd be pretty shocked if someone took his salary without some pretty ridiculous compensation coming the other way.
 

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Will Brodie was 22. Devon Smith is 28.

I'd be pretty shocked if someone took his salary without some pretty ridiculous compensation coming the other way.

I'd be shocked if we gave up some ridiculous compensation just to cut Devon's stay at Essendon short by a year.
 

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Suppose if North Melbourne got him for a heavily discounted rate/late pick, they should consider him, as an experienced/bigger body to help their kids for a couple of years.
It’s a hard pass.
 

The 747

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Dons would have to pay to get rid of him - but I can see why they would want to.

Can't see any club taking him on though, even if you played him only in the VFL he would be a negative influence.
 

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Dons would have to pay to get rid of him - but I can see why they would want to.

Can't see any club taking him on though, even if you played him only in the VFL he would be a negative influence.

Don’t really see how he’s a negative influence. Clearly has white line fever and overrates his own finishing ability but on the flipside he’s as competitive as they come, extremely committed to getting the best out of himself with his preparation off the field and unlike a lot of other Essendon players actually understands how to work hard without the ball.

He also just willing messed up his own rehab to come in and play a role for the side because literally no other players were available.

Don’t think it really matters though as rightfully no club will be interested given his knee is cooked and his only value will be as a mature sub next year.
 

The 747

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Don’t really see how he’s a negative influence. Clearly has white line fever and overrates his own finishing ability but on the flipside he’s as competitive as they come, extremely committed to getting the best out of himself with his preparation off the field and unlike a lot of other Essendon players actually understands how to work hard without the ball.

He also just willing messed up his own rehab to come in and play a role for the side because literally no other players were available.

Don’t think it really matters though as rightfully no club will be interested given his knee is cooked and his only value will be as a mature sub next year.

I would say he is a very selfish player. But everyone has their own perspective.
 

Ambrosia

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I would say he is a very selfish player. But everyone has their own perspective.

Yeah he definitely backs himself too much ball in hand especially given his disposal has gotten worse.

Don’t think selfish is fair though as he actually busts his ass to do the team things and as I said just sacrificed his rehab to help the team.
 

Elmer_Judd

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I actually still think he has something to offer at AFL level, just not at Essendon.

The Bombers would have to pay some of his salary next year to get him off their books though I would say.
 

eth-dog

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We would definitely pay part of his contract if he were to leave.
 

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North would be a good fit. Meets the criteria- wants a pay day before his career ends and is an AFL footballer
 

Dangerousfield

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If they didn't keep Ben Brown, I don't see why they'd go for Devon Smith.
Ben Brown, tell me again why North gave him away? Ah, so they could be extra crap and then ask for a PP?

Devon Smith is cooked, no other team would be interested
 

Milanista28

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Exactly the type of player Geelong attracts. Cooked players who have knocked us back previously who are now searching for a super top up.
If you were to go for one of our guys I think you could convince Parish to ask for a trade, no inside word but I think you could turn his head.
 

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