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WELCOME TO THE MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB - TIM SMITH


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On 26 September 2016 at 0:52 PM, dazzledavey36 said:

Would it seriously hurt to give this guy a crack on the rookie list where a full time professional environment could do him good? Been a shining light over the finals series and at 192cm and 92kg he could add depth next year as a 3rd tall while Weidemen and Hulett continue to develop.

He'd be a massive upgrade on Dawes, and has that Russell Robertson X Factor where he can pull marks out of his ass from no where.

What i also love about him is his forward pressure and tackling, something our tall forwards struggle to do. Hits them hard and harasses when inside 50.

31 goals this year which is a great effort.

Thoughts?

A must get IMO for all the above reasons. You left out one aspect Dazzle.....

He's a dead eye dick in front of goal! Something you can't buy in today's game where most players are about 50/50 and many others extremely unreliable (i wont point any fingers!).

If you want some reward on the end of all our hard work....plus all of the above, Tim Smith is a must. However,  no point if his heart isn't in it. Has to obviously want the challenge and be willing to work his ass off pre season. The step up is pretty harsh.

In addition he would be a nice fit in the salary cap.

How he is not on a list yet but many others (who shall remain nameless) are, is astounding.

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2 hours ago, Is Dom Is Good said:

Would love to use a late pick on him and give him a shot.

Impressive when these guys can perform while holding down a full time job against guys whose only job is to play football.

I'd like to give him a shot at it, either late draft or rookie.

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I haven't seen him but those who have - are you seeing a late bloomer like James Podsialy?    Surely we could only rookie him at best given our draft numbers. 

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1 hour ago, monoccular said:

I haven't seen him but those who have - are you seeing a late bloomer like James Podsialy?    Surely we could only rookie him at best given our draft numbers. 

Sheeit as Good as Pods sign him up  "PRONTO"

I aklso reckon based on his GF Performance he is worth a shot!:rolleyes:

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3 hours ago, monoccular said:

I haven't seen him but those who have - are you seeing a late bloomer like James Podsialy?    Surely we could only rookie him at best given our draft numbers. 

He's an undersized key forward. The big issue has been consistency for him. Points in his favour are his marking and accurate goal-kicking. He's also improved his defensive game this year.  If he were to get picked up, I could see him playing a Howe-style forward role but with better defensive efforts. He likes to take a screamer, but probably not as often or as high as Howe. The real question I think is if the club trusts his effort off-field.

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7 hours ago, monoccular said:

I haven't seen him but those who have - are you seeing a late bloomer like James Podsialy?    Surely we could only rookie him at best given our draft numbers. 

J Pod was a seriously good goal kicker who adapted better than a lot of clubs thought to AFL. Smith isn't the same player. Doesn't have the size or goal kicking.

If he was to make AFL it would be on the back of rounding out his game with good forward pressure, ability to get up the ground and then some marking and goal kicking. He's nicknamed Bull and impressed with his follow up work this year. I think he'd be somewhere between a mix of Tory Dickson from the Dogs and Vanders for us. A 3rd tall who can provide a contest in the air and on the ground.

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Hope he can play because as a comedian his material is very 90's.

Dad jokes and mundane observation seem to be the preserve of Demonland and I'm chuffed he has moved on, lost wieght and found something useful to do with himself.

 

 

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Absolutely wrapt with this pick! He's worked hard to improve his consistency this year, which was the only thing previously holding him

back in years prior, really looking forward to see if they give him a crack in the NAB Challenge, as he's already big and strong enough to

compete at that level.

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Great news for Smith, as others have said here is hoping the full time side of things allows him to develop further. He's not on the full list just yet but he has given himself a shot.

Fantastic results for the Casey alignment too. 

Hopefully this draws more young talent to Casey to top up the club if some of the overlooked guys see it as a pathway to AFL.

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