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Welcome to Brisbane, Ely Smith

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  1. Chief

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    "Competitive midfielder with speed and a strong attack on the ball. He's got an incredible leap, clearly winning the standing vertical jump at the NAB AFL Draft Combine. Also performed among the best in the kicking test, the Yo-Yo test and in the agility test. A star in one-on-one contests, who also has clean hands at stoppages. Burst onto the scene with an impressive game for Vic Country as a late inclusion in the final match of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championship."

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  2. LionKing

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    Welcome to the club Ely - looks like a no fuss footballer who means business
     
  3. Davemonkey

    Davemonkey Strider of the middle way.

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    Are you coming around? The annual beltings at the Gabba getting the better of you?

    Also Welcome Ely!
     
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  4. Chief

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    No just doing the notices for welcome threads but none for this guy whoever he is.
     
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  5. MSB ROYS

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    Looks good in a Lions jumper (like most people).

     
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  6. chopperduck

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    Has that real country footballer look about him. Reckon he is going to be big for us.
     
  7. Sproj

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    Ryan Reynolds long lost son?
     
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    Now a smile...

     
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  9. Back2Back2Back

    Back2Back2Back Put me in, coach!

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    He looks huge for a draftee. Can’t wait to see him break some midfields open.
     
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  10. Comeback Lions

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    Highlights show he is very good with his hands, has great vision, makes good decisions and is not easily stopped by tackles.
     
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    If I was to go anywhere, Brisbane would be the place.
     
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  12. charles202

    charles202 Club Legend

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    Loved watching those forward handballs, there is such a difference between winning the clearance with a slow moving backwards handball and one of those line breaking forward passages. Gives the forward so much more of a chance 1 on 1 with a quick ball in.
     
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  13. Jivlain

    Jivlain Pollyanna's statistician

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    Yeah looking at his highlight clip he definitely uses his handpasses as a weapon.
     
  14. dlanod

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    Uses his body too - breaks arm tackles well, and can still get a quality ball away if wrapped up.
     
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    Simba Moyo Hakuna Matata

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    I'm genuinely excited, welcome Ely! :brisbane:
     
  16. Jubair

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    "Uses his handballa as a weapon"
    "Breaks arm tackles"
    Reminds me off Vossy a bit!
     
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    Has there been an interview released yet.
    Would love to here what he has to say!
     
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    Nice pick. Appears to continue the policy of recruiting quality people to the club. Welcome Ely
     
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    Is it just me or does his highlight reel remind anyone of a young D Beams. Loves to break tackles with great vision and skills to not only hit targets but put the ball in the advantage of his team mate.
     
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    Back2Back2Back Put me in, coach!

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    Phone call with Zorks up on the Lions FB page. He's a man of few words, but I reckon he'll fit in quite well.

    Someone earlier said Hodge could take this kid under his wing. The more I think about that the more I love the idea of it, especially thinking about how Hodgey goes about his game... and cleaned Heppell up during the year for example. Smith has a world of potential ready to be.. dare I say it... #UNCAGED...
     
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    Was a childhood Hawthorn fan too, he would have idolised Hodge
     
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    We got a real moment at the draft night after Ely said he used to support Hawthorn, when Sam mentioned Hodgey and training with him Ely just lit up. You could tell how much it meant to the kid.
     
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    Link to the video?
     
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    What video?
     
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