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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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    David Beckham is OCD and I’m pretty sure he came under much more scrutiny than Bailey Smith ever will. He went ok in his chosen sport.
     
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  2. Virgin Dog

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    This is the important bit - right now, everyone is acting like it is guilty until proven innocent. It's like we've learned nothing from the last few years of bullshit rumours circulating AFL media. Media publications are prone to extrapolating or outright making things up to generate clicks, yet people are still falling for it. Until there is actual proof from within a club that he has said anything of the sort, I think it's extremely unfair to be tarnishing his character
     
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  3. Toadvine

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    There is a reason this is being discussed in the rumour thread dude. No one is saying it's a 100% fact. At least I'm not.
     
  4. Tedeski

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    Yep! As I said Australian Football League may be the wrong sport for his 'special' situation because it involves maybe being recruited by an interstate club & then if not, even with a Victorian club there will some travel.
    Sounds like draft tampering if ever I seen it.
    Just like this.
    https://www.sen.com.au/news/2018/01/09/the-tamper-affair-how-pies-lost-a-young-star/
    If the AFL were fairdinkum about it, then they would apply the appropriate punishment for tampering.

    It's just that they aren't as that wouldn't suit the 'heritage listed' foundation clubs of Victoria.
     
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  5. Peel67skin

    Peel67skin Premiership Player

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    I really don't know why people come into rumours thread expecting 100% fact. Is like I want to read rumours but I want fact .
     
  6. Virgin Dog

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    I guess it's just that I'm seeing this 'rumour' spilling out into other threads, and people are starting to make assumptions on his character. It's fine to discuss hypotheticals, but people seem to be taking it quite literally at this point
     
  7. Toadvine

    Toadvine Norm Smith Medallist

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    If I were you I honestly wouldn't give a shit and just be stoked that your club has got a great player.
     
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  8. Virgin Dog

    Virgin Dog Team Captain

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    Oh don't worry, I'm ecstatic with our draft :)
     
  9. Andre the Giant

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    I don’t know about the medical note but he did 100% tell interstate clubs not to select him and did say he would return home. This is not a rumour, it’s a fact.
     
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    Is there a link for this fact?
     
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  11. HavUEvaSeenTheRain

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    Yeh David Beckham has also lived in three different countries playing his sport, I don't think there's a lot of similarities.
    If the rumours are true Smith is either full of shit or has some fairly big issues. I'm guessing he is like 90% of 18 year olds and is just full of shit
     

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  12. Andre the Giant

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    Unless recruiters recorded the meetings no there is no link, but fret not, it will come out in the future. You can choose to believe it or ignore it, doesn’t really matter, he got what he wanted and you got the player you wanted so all is well.
     
  13. Crow till I die

    Crow till I die Premiership Player

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  14. Virgin Dog

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    Source?
     
  15. Anzacday

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    I'm not ashamed to say I'd like one of those.
     
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    He got his wish so even if true we don't know if it will ever be confirmed.
    There have been enough sources to say he was very keen to stay in Victoria, regardless of what he said to interstate clubs in interviews.
     
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  17. Virgin Dog

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    So a journalist saying something with no source = FACT. Guess we should've trusted McClure when he said Sloane was 100% going to Victoria
     
  18. Peel67skin

    Peel67skin Premiership Player

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    You problem trusting fully on rumours not others.

    rumour
    /ˈruːmə/
    noun
    plural noun: rumours
    1. 1.
      a currently circulating story or report of uncertain or doubtful truth.
     
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  19. Virgin Dog

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    Below is the comment I was referring to. The guy is LITERALLY quoting it as fact, not rumour. So take your bullshit sarcastic response elsewhere if you're not even going to bother looking at the context

     
  20. flipper83

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    There were rumours that all of the top 7 bar Walsh requested not to be drafted interstate. All that this rumour tells me is that Smith is smarter than the other 5
     
  21. Thetrader15

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    Or not as good
     
  22. Peel67skin

    Peel67skin Premiership Player

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    In draft rumours thread .
     
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