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Discussion in 'Drafts, Trading & Free Agency' started by Suma Magic, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Northernsoul74

    Northernsoul74 Club Legend

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    Reckon West Coast take him first pick of the day.
     

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  2. flipper83

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    Surely dogs would meet with the dees and offer 30&35 for 26&49 of that was the case.
     
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  3. george2

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    I think your right there. Only thing that may sway West Coast from picking him is that they will be picking Cameron a few picks later and they are a similar player.
     
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  4. Bulldog15

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    It was never suggested like some others were with pick swaps about it, no people saying the swaps between GC and the Crows almost happened or what not. Was imo just your hope from posters info from your clubs own big footy pages or general supporters.
     
  5. Crow till I die

    Crow till I die Premiership Player

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    Seems like it after the event
     
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    Words fail me if you cant see the difference between an 18 year old and a 22 year old in this type of situation.
     
  7. Andre the Giant

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    Apparently one of the first rounders selected produced a medical certificate for interstate clubs stating he had a condition and could not be drafted out of his home state! Wonder who it was, have a fair idea...

    What next ffs...
     
  8. LukeParkerno1

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    Rumoured to be Bailey Smith, guess it's no different to Winged and a few others saying they will leave after 2 years.
     
  9. captainMyCaptain

    captainMyCaptain Norm Smith Medallist

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    Smith comes across as guy who could very well have OCD and if he does a move interstate could certainly trigger some significant anxiety issue but even if that is the case with the right support structure in place there is no reason why he couldn't adapt to a new environment in time.
     
  10. adammania9

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    Well Smithy did the right thing by saving interstate clubs two years in case they drafted him. Good on him.
     
  11. Peel67skin

    Peel67skin Premiership Player

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    I think he should play VFL for a year ,then go through SSP rookie draft eg boxhill . A top 10 player should be able to go everywhere mentally.
     

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  12. adammania9

    adammania9 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Nah. He just wanted to stay home, like 90%+ of draft prospects.
     
  13. Sector 7G

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    Not really a good example of him dealing with adversity.

    Need to do something hard that he doesn't like - Oh my doctor says I don't have to do it
     
  14. Peel67skin

    Peel67skin Premiership Player

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    * No problem he is No 1 in Rookie Draft ( carlton ) but not National draft .
     
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  15. Crow till I die

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    yeah..but he is going to have to travel all the way to Ballarat to play some home games..god help him having to travel that far or is his certificate ok for that
     
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  16. Andre the Giant

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    This shouldn’t be celebrated mate.

    If people are too fragile to cope with the idea of leaving mummy and daddy then a competition with 8 potential interstate landing spots is probably not a great idea.

    AFL players make a shit load of money primarily because it is supposedly a national competition which has massive commercial interest and TV Rights. It doesn’t seem quite right to leech off that but not embrace the fact you may have to live in a new city and wipe your own bottom.

    This privileged selfish mindset that many of the spoilt young players have is a cancer to the game. Many people in life have to move from the nest to make their lives, some even have to leave their countries to advance themselves.

    Watching these untried, unproven babies using any technique under the sun to manipulate selfish outcomes makes me positively want to puke, and that is regardless of whether they “save a team a draft pick”.

    They need to grow up or learn a trade.
     
  17. Johnny Bananas

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    I agree, send the chump to the VFL. He would have his dream of staying in Victoria and wouldn't compromise the draft either.
     
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  18. Drewie11

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    Here he is on his first interstate game with his travel companion Mummy

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  19. HavUEvaSeenTheRain

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    What sort of mental issue could you have that you can't move interstate but can play in an environment where you are going to be constantly scrutinised?
     
  20. Toadvine

    Toadvine Norm Smith Medallist

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    Rumor is that he has OCD and the massive change in routine would trouble him was the excuse.
     
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  21. Tedeski

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    Once again, playing AFL football would be the worst thing he can do, such is the scrutiny that will be put on him. Wrong industry IMO.

    I hear Gaming is a growing sport that you can do in the comfort of your own home next to the folks.
     
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  22. Toadvine

    Toadvine Norm Smith Medallist

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    Having OCD doesn't make you more susceptible to scrutiny haha

    I'm sure if it's true he has his own coping mechanisms to deal with it (maybe centered around living at home with his family) and was worried how he would react if they were taken away.
     
  23. Peel67skin

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    What if you are sure it's not True .
     
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  24. Virgin Dog

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    I enjoy how everyone just latches on to random Bigfooty rumours as if they are absolutely true. There's been literally zero evidence whatsoever that Smith demanded to stay in Victoria, yet everyone is suddenly talking down his character as if he's gone and slapped their child or something
     
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  25. Toadvine

    Toadvine Norm Smith Medallist

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    To be fair the rumour was started by the Herald Sun and then it was also supported by AFL.com's Cal Twomey and FOX Sports Matt Balmer. The latter two reported it's what club's believed prior to the draft and what fueled the dogs belief that they could trade back in the draft and still get him.

    If it is true, it'll come out eventually.... just like it did with Wingard.
     
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