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Before committing on Joel Smith , I’d give Harrison Petty a shot because he looks the goods at vfl .

Yes Ok VFL quite a few clicks down the dial , but he looked clean with ball in hand and had that sense of timing , not  rushing it and thougtful approach , and reads the game well . 

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I thought he played exceptionally well. Made a few errors, but il cop them when hes a 4th gamer and trying to take risks. Absolutely loved his desperate smother which resulted in a goal for us. 

With more experience I reckon he'll become a handy defender.

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Thought his aggression and physicality was great.  He was looking very promising last year before his injury and looked like he could be very handy down back going forward.

If we were looking to add more height to the backline, I’d like to see Smith retained for a few more matches to see how he gels.

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9 hours ago, Farmer said:

Well we didn't have options. OMac off the ground, Pederson required in the ruck for quite some time

Poor selection= poor coaching. Too short/slow in the backline all day.

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I thought he played well, but then the ball was down there s fair bit, but it sure was not his fault we lost, 

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I didn't mind Smith's game overall, but he is clearly not a direct replacement for Lever as a genuine second tall defender.

I gather he has been playing as third or fourth defender at Casey, so why the fork would you expect him to play as second defender at AFL level?

I'm more than happy for him to replace Vince or Lewis on a flank, with Frost to slot in at CHB.

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Smith showed again that he's AFL quality, but he'll benefit from being the third tall.

The sooner Petty is equipped to play AFL the better and, as mentioned by the poster above, Smith can replace Vince.

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Yup more games into Smith please!

He's have to be one of the most athletic players I've seen for quite a while. Has all the makings of a good backman.

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51 minutes ago, Biffen said:

Poor selection= poor coaching. Too short/slow in the backline all day.

God your a clown Biff

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Didn't mind Smith. He certainly didn't lower his colours. He shouldn't be held to the same expectations as those others who put in a dud performance. A 4th gamer shouldn't be coming in with the expectation to dominate.

Would be leaving him in the side to give him 3 weeks in a row. If after the 3rd game he can't adapt then maybe look at someone else.

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3 hours ago, WERRIDEE said:

God your a clown Biff

Must have been hard to learn how to spell when you were sniffing paint at school.

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4 hours ago, Biffen said:

Poor selection= poor coaching. Too short/slow in the backline all day.

Options, Biff?

And do we have any update on Oscar’s injury?

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